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Milestones

  • Anniversary

    Gene and Carolee Boggs of Brownstown will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their family from noon-4 p.m. on Sunday in the basement of the Vandalia Eagles Club.

  • Birthday

    Miles Filer
    Miles Filer of Vandalia will celebrate his 90th birthday on May 13,  with a family reunion.


    Cards may be sent to him at: RR 2, Box 199, Vandalia, Ill. 62471.
    Friends may drop by his home in Pittsburg Township, nine miles southwest of Vandalia on Carlyle Road, on Saturday, May 14, in the afternoon to wish him a happy birthday. Cake and beverages will be served.

  • Engagement

    Brittany Miller and Donald Warren have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Wedding

    Debbie Wollin and Travis Moore of Vandalia were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Bethel Baptist Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Bruce Sassee officiating the double-ring ceremony.

  • Births

    Taylor Lynn Rose Koonce
    Joshua Koonce and Misty Cole of Effingham are the parents of a girl born at 10:57 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Engagement

    Jessica Ireland of Shobonier and Christopher Whitehead of St. Peter have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Caylee Orr and John Zimmer have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Anniversary

    Louie and Martha Turner of Ramsey will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their family and friends from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Pana.

  • Five Generations

    Five generations of the Meseke family are shown here. From left to right are: Sandra Kleinik, grandmother; Dorothy Meseke, great-great-grandmother, holding Alyssa Wiseman; Filbert Meseke, great-great-grandfather; Shanna Meseke, mother; and Harvey Meseke, great-great-grandfather.

  • Birthday

    Marie Benefiel
    Marie Benefiel of Vandalia will celebrate her 93rd birthday this Sunday.


    Friends may join her for lunch on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
    Cards may be sent to: 211 N. Kennedy Blvd., Apt. 103, Vandalia, Ill. 62471.