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Milestones

  • Pruitt-Patterson

    Kerri Pruitt and Joseph Patterson have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Dan and Nori Pruitt of Vandalia. She is a 2007 graduate of Vandalia Community High School. She is currently employed at Greenville Regional Hospital as a certified nurse's assistant and as a receptionist at Maranatha’s in Vandalia.
    The future groom is the son of Cyndi Bolt and the late Bob Patterson of Brownstown.

  • Birthday

    Dave Crye
    A party to celebrate the 80th birthday of Dave Crye of Vandalia will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27.
    The party will be held in the banquet room at Los Amigos Restaurant on Veterans Avenue in Vandalia. Those attending are asked to park on the west side of the building.
     

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  • Anniversary – 50 Years

    Charles and Shirley Brauer of St. Peter will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Nov. 26.
    Charles Brauer and the former Shirley Pries were married on Nov. 12, 1960, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church by the late Rev. Martin Travis.
    The couple have three children: Tim and his wife Jan Brauer, and Scott and his wife Shannon Brauer, both of St. Peter, and Lynette and her husband Ronnie Crain of Farina. They have six grandchildren and one stepgrandchild.

  • Wedding

    Lauren Marie Roberts of Vandalia and Allen Courtney Ash of Liberty, Mo. were united in marriage on Saturday evening, July 10, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in St Louis, with Msgr. Mark Rivituso officiating.
    The bride is the daughter of Ken and Kathy Roberts of Vandalia. Grandparents are Edward and Margaret Earth of Mulberry Grove,  and Dean and Pat Roberts of Vandalia.
    The groom is the son of Bev Ash of Carterville, Mo., and Gregg Ash of Kearney, Mo.

  • Swarm – 50 Years

    Jerry and Sandra Swarm of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 14, with a reception from 1-4 p.m. in the banquet room at Days Inn in Vandalia.
    The couple was married on Nov. 13, 1960, at First Christian Church in Vandalia.
    Roberta Worrell was the maid of honor, and John Eyster was the best man.
    The couple has two children: Mark Swarm of Columbia, Ill., and Michael Swarm and his wife Carolyn of St. Louis, Mo.

  • Birth - Trivitt

    Joshua James William Trivitt
    James Trivitt and Dana Kirkland of St. Elmo are the parents of a boy born on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis.
    He weighed 4 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 17 inches long. He was named Joshua James William Trivitt.
    He has two brothers, 4-year-old Michael and 3-year-old Daniel,  and one sister, 1-year-old Danna.

  • Birth - Wollin

    Aunika Kaylee Wollin
    Tony and Heather Wollin of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 9:24 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
    She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20½ inches long. She was named Aunika Kaylee.
    She has one sister, 14-year-old Autumn Kay.
    Grandparents are Kay Kistler and the late Wayne Kistler, and Earl and Dee Wollin, all of Vandalia, and David and Kay Ennen of Greenville.
    Great-grandparent is Maggie Davis of Vandalia.

  • Anniversary - Verdeyen, 30 years

    Mike and Emma Verdeyen of Altamont are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary on Oct. 31, 2010.  They were married at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia, by the Rev. James Schroeder. 
    Parents of the couple are Esther and the late Loren Stine of Brownstown, and Henry and Dorothy Verdeyen of Altamont.  The couple has two daughters, Megan (Devin) Althoff of St. Joseph and Molly Verdeyen at home.
    They also have one granddaughter, Loren Althoff.

  • Four Generations - Emerick Family

    Four generations of the Emerick family are shown here. From left to right are Gabe Emerick, father, holding Preston and Ryker Emerick; Larry Emerick, grandfather; and Frank Emerick, great-grandfather.