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Milestones

  • Bolyard – Vantine

    Trish Bolyard and Scott Vantine have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.


    The future bride is the daughter of Rick and Marilyn Bolyard of Brownstown.
    The future groom is the son of Donna and the late Norman “Frank” Vantine of Etna, N.Y.
    They met online and dated long distance for three years before he moved to Illinois in 2010.
    The couple are planning a May 14 wedding in Rogier Park in Vandalia.

  • Hill – 55 Years

    William “Bill” and Lois Hill will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary this Friday.

  • Three Generations of Masons

    The latest family to have three generations as members of Temperance Lodge No. 16 A.F. & A.M. is represented in this photo. From left to right are Fred Willms Sr., Nathan Willms and Fred Willms Jr.

  • Smithson – Farmer

    Staci Smithson of Altamont and Obie Farmer Jr. of New Baden have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Ambuehl – 60 Years

    Herschel and Barbara Ambuehl of Farina will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children and grandchildren from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Farina United Methodist Church.

  • Roe – 60 Years

    Alvin and JoAnn Roe of Pekin will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner party hosted by their family from 4-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at Avanti’s Dome Banquet room in Pekin.

  • Births

    Jonah Robert LeDuc
    Greg and Candi LeDuc of Glen Carbon are the parents of boy born at 1:33 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at St. Clare Hospital in Fenton, Mo.

  • Crye – Harrison

    Danielle Crye and Skylar Harrison, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Folta – Schilling

    Jessika Folta and C.J. Schilling, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Koester – 50 Years

    Howard and Carol Koester of Brownstown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children  from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at Liberty Christian Church, Brownstown.