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Milestones

  • Brown-50 Years

    Darrel and Ruth Ann Brown of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 22, with a private celebration.

  • Births

    Grace Iris Kruenegel

    Tyler and Karlee Kruenegel of Shobonier are the parents of a girl born at 7:09 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.

  • Birthday

     

    Helen Jasper

    A card shower has been requested for the 80th birthday of Helen Jasper.

    Cards may be sent to her at: Box 157, St. Peter, Ill. 62880.

  • In Uniform

    Bryant F. Schneider

    Bryant F. Schneider of Smithboro graduated from Army basic training with E Co., 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry, at Ft. Jackson, S.C., on Oct. 31.

  • Laue-Kramer

     Brittney Leila Laue and Brady Joseph Kramer have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The future bride is the daughter of Dale and Carol Laue of Altamont.

  • Miller-25 years

     

    Charles and Deb Miller of Vandalia recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
     

    The couple renewed their vows and hosted a reception at Northside Christian Church in Vandalia, and in honor of their anniversary, they also took a trip to Branson, Mo.

  • Durbin-50 years

     Mr. and Mrs. Billy E. Durbin of St. Elmo will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 15, with an open house from 2-4 p.m. at the Phillips Building in St. Elmo.

    Billy Durbin and Lois Dial were married on Dec. 15, 1963, at Locust Grove Church in rural St. Elmo.

  • Birthday

    Gladys Ruth Reeter
    An open house will be held this Saturday afternoon to celebrate the 100th birthday of Gladys Ruth Reeter.
    The open house will be held from 1-3 p.m. in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 127 N. Fourth St., Vandalia.
     

  • In Uniform

    Zachary J. Jackson
    Air Force Airman 2nd Class Zachary J. Jackson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas, on Sept. 27.

  • Births

    Eli William Fulton
    Aaron and Lydia Fulton of LaQuinta, Calif., are the parents of a boy born at 8:05 p.m. on Oct. 18, 2013, at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif.