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Milestones

  • Card Shower-Doris Goatley

    Doris Goatley
    Doris Goatley of Decatur, and formerly of Vandalia, will celebrate her 80th birthday with a family gathering on Jan. 29.
    Cards may be sent to her at: Imboden Creek Gardens, 185 W. Imboden Drive, Apt. 214, Decatur, Ill. 62521.
     

  • Evans – Portz

    Sara Evans and Travis Portz, both of Brownstown, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Olen and Deb Evans of rural Brownstown.
    She is a 2004 graduate of Brownstown High School and a 2006 graduate of Sparks College in Shelbyville. She is currently employed at Dr. Brian's Dossett's medical practice.
    The future groom is the son of David and Karen Portz of rural Brownstown.
    He is a 2008 graduate of Greenville College, and is currently employed at Windsor Elementary School.

  • Births

    Blake Allan Miller


    J.J. and Amber Miller of Greenville are the parents of a boy born at 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at St. Joseph Hospital in Breese.
    He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was named Blake Allan.
    Grandparents are Steve and Nancy Jansen of Carlyle and John and Leila Miller of Vandalia.


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  • Stine-Armstrong

    Pamela Stine and Ryan Armstrong of Champaign were united in marriage on Sept. 4, 2010, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Washington, Ill., with Rev. John Bates officiating the double-ring ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Gordon and Denise Stine of St. Elmo. Grandparents are Stanley and Grace Stine of St. Elmo, and Pauline and the late Edward DeVantier of Altamont.
    The groom is the son of Robert and Rebecca Armstrong of Washington, Ill. Grandparents are Elmer and Dorothy Armstrong, and Gene and Shirley Hobbs, all of Washington, Ill.

  • 5 Generations
  • 5 Generations/4 Generations
  • Post Office Retirees

    Two mail carriers at the Vandalia Post Office recently retired. Rick Davino, left, and Mike Hagy, right, have each completed 38 years of service with the U.S. Postal Service.

  • Birthday

    A card shower has been requested for Margaret Durbin, who will celebrate her 89th birthday on Monday, Jan. 31.
    Durbin is currently in Florida, spending the winter with family and friends.
    Cards may be sent to: Ramada Maingate West, Room 1133, 7491 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, Fla. 34747.

  • Behrends – Andel

    Jennifer Behrends and Timothy Andel, both of Arlington Heights, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Gary and Carole Behrends of Arlington Heights.
    Grandparents are Martin and the late Norma Behrends of Brownstown, and the late Edna and Lloyd Lindquist of Arlington Heights.
    She received her undergraduate English degree in 2008 from University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. She is currently employed by The Westin Hotel in Wheeling as the catering coordinator.

  • Birthdays

    Edwin Adermann
    Edwin Adermann of Vandalia will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
    He was born on Jan. 7, 1921. He and his wife, Margaret, are the former owners/operators of Higgins Cleaners.
    They are the parents of three children: Genny Matzker, Merle Adermann and Nori Pruitt, all of Vandalia.
    He has six grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one stepgreat-grandchild, and one granddaughter and one step-grandson deceased.