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Milestones

  • Engagement

    Natasha Barker and Justin Elmore have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Wedding

    Jolene Poore and Kyle Schappachar were united in marriage on Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Christ Lutheran Vail, Tucson, Ariz., with the Rev. David Hook officiating the ceremony.


    The bride is the daughter of Margaret Poore of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
    The groom is the son of Johnnie and Ruth Ann Schappachar of Tucson. Grandparents are Floyd and Mildred Meseke of Vandalia.
    The couple lives in Canada.

  • 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.