.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Milestones

  • Births

    Daniel Christopher Vernon
    Chris and Krisjeana Vernon of St. Peters, Mo., are the parents of a boy born at 7:24 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2011, at BJC St. Peters Hospital in St. Peters, Mo.
    He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20½ inches long. He was named Daniel Christopher.
    Grandparents are Donnie and Connie Roberts  of Ramsey and the late Burel Ballard, and Dave and Liz Vernon of Dupo.
    Great-grandparents are Jean Moreland and Lucy Ballard of Ramsey and Anne Hetzel of Cahokia.

  • Engagement

    Nicole Opfer and Blake Doehring have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Craig and Amy Opfer of rural Shobonier.

  • Anniversary

    Bryan and Kim Perkins will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a luncheon from 2-4 p.m. at Connie’s on Saturday.


    Bryan Perkins and the former Kim Harrison were married on June 14, 1986.
    He is the son of Connie and the late Harold Perkins. She is the daughter of Phyllis and Larry May and the late Don Harrison.
    They are the parents of four children: Luke, Lacey, Lance and Lexis.
    Friends and family are welcome to attend.

  • Engagement

    Ginger Freeman and Andrew Wehrle, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.


    The future bride is the daughter of Donna Carrell and the late Gordon Carrell of Ramsey.
    The future groom is the son of Randy Wehrle of Ramsey and Lugene Fisher of Vandalia.
    The couple are planning a 4 p.m. wedding on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at the Ramsey Christian Church. A reception will be held at 7 p.m. at the Vandalia VFW.

  • Anniversary

    David and Kathleen Mahon of St. Peter will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary this Sunday.
    David Mahon and the former Kathleen Michel were married on June 12, 1966, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in St. Peter.

  • Anniversary

    On June 9, 1946, Millard Mills and Fairy Alice McIntyre were joined in marriage at the Avena Methodist Church, with the late Charles Simpkins officiating.


    The Millses are the parents of five children – Glen and his wife Ann, Marie and her husband Jim, Norma and her husband Joel, Ruth and her husband Lewis, and Mark and his wife Nancy.
    They have 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
    A card shower has been requested for the Millses.
    Cards may be sent to: RR 2, Box 141, St. Elmo, Ill. 62458.

  • Anniversary

    Charles and Sandra Murfin of Patoka will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 3-5 p.m. this Sunday at the Patoka Civic Center.

  • Anniversary

    Thomas and Judy Steiner of Mulberry Grove celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Friday, May 27.

    Thomas Steiner and the former Judy Bunyard were married on May 27, 1971, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville.
    They are the parents of four children: Debra Phillips, Keith and his wife Rhonda Steiner, and Christy Steiner, all of Mulberry Grove, and Becky and her husband Russ Rieke of Greenville.
    They have 12 grandchildren.
    The couple enjoyed a celebration with family and friends on Sunday.

  • Anniversary

    Robert “Bob” and Helen Smith of Hagarstown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Friday.
    Bob Smith and the former Helen Little were married on June 3, 1961, by the late Rev. Archie Brown.
    Their attendants were George and Shirley Little.
    Helen is the daughter of the late Russell and Maxine Little. Bob is the son of Virginia and the late Voris Smith.
    They are the parents of two children: Jon and his wife Andi Smith of Vandalia, and Paula and her husband Gary Roach of Hillsboro.
    They have three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

  • Wedding

    Rachel Barnes of Fullerton, Calif. and David Peddie of lrvine, Calif., were united in marriage at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, in Newport Beach, Calif., at St. James Church.