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Milestones

  • Engagement

    Katie Schumacher and Mitch Casey, both of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Card Showers

    Leola Lange
    The family of Leola Lange of Vandalia will celebrate her 90th birthday this Saturday.

  • Celebrates 107th Birthday

    Helen Ray of Vandalia celebrated her 107th birthday this Wednesday.

    She was born on Sept. 21, 1904, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of the late Charles and Ann Gibbons Kupferer Sr. She has two daughters: Donna Fessler (deceased) and Carole White. Helen lives at home with her daughter, Carole. She is the oldest living member of the First United Methodist Church of Vandalia and is believed to be the oldest living resident of Fayette County. A celebration will be held on the weekend of Sept. 23 with family and friends.

  • Card Shower

    Marge Mills
    A card shower has been requested for Marge Mills, who will celebrate her 80th birthday on Sept. 23.
    Cards may be sent to 719 Sunset, Longmont, Colo. 80501.

  • Birth

    Emily Marie Townsend
    Zach and Jenna Townsend of Brownstown are the parents of a daughter born at 12:46 a.m. on Friday, July 22, 2011, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Wedding

    Sara Evans and Travis Portz, both of St. Elmo, were united in marriage in a 3 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Brownstown, with the Revs. Olen Evans and Rob Gallion officiating.

  • Engagement

    Karli Waddell and Seth Kruenegel, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Sara White and Zac Guerrettaz, both of Park City, Ky., have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Anniversary

    Jim and Catherine Bowen of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Friday.
    Jim Bowen and the former Catherine Pettie were married on Sept. 9, 1961, at the Free Methodist Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Vernon Parsons officiating. Their attendants were Sam Grotts of Pana and Susan Ober Lager of Yukon, Okla.
    They are the parents of three children: Steve, Cathy and Quinn all of Vandalia.
    They have six grandchildren: Stephanie Bowen of Effingham, and Bailey and Cassidy Jones, and Jake, James and Quincy Bowen, all of Vandalia.

  • Five Generations (Foust)

    Five generations of the Foust family are pictured.