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Milestones

  • Births

    Joseph Maximilian Kirk
    Joe and Lorin Kirk of Vandalia are the parents of boy born at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.


    He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He was named Joseph Maximilian.
    Grandparents are Fred and Vanessa Keck, and Mark and Molly Kirk, all of Vandalia.
    Great-grandparents are David and Veronica Keck, Dan and Linda Michel, and Janice and the late Joe Kirk.

  • Wedding

    Crystal Howard and Jude Rodrigues were united in marriage on Sunday, May 1, 2011, at The Enzian Theater in Maitland, Fla., with the Rev. Kevin Knox officiating.

  • Anniversary

    Kenny and Pat Gathe will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Shrine Club on Vandalia Lake.
    Kenny  Gathe and the former Pat Murphy were married on Aug. 12, 1951, in Jackson, Miss.

  • Births

    Rylee Suzanne Sasse
    Levi and Bre Sasse of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 9:55 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2011, at Greenville Regional Hospital in Greenville.

  • Engagement

    Michelle Berger and Caleb Miller, both of Brownstown, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Anniversary

    Dennis and Evelyn Meseke of Shobonier will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Monday, Aug. 1.

  • Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. David Belden of St. Elmo have announced the approaching marriage of their son, Zane Eric, to Bethany Grant.

  • Engagement

    Kate Doll and Ben Timmermann, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Anniversary

    Gordon and Diana Finley of Ramsey will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary with a wedding vow renewal at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, at the Christian Church in Ramsey.

  • Anniversary

    Earl and Deanna Hovious of Brownstown will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, at First Christian Church in Brownstown.