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Milestones

  • Births

    Colin Jeffrey Choisser
    Jeff and Amber Choisser of Valmeyer are the parents of a boy born at 1:38 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at St. John’s Mercy, St. Louis, Mo.
    He weighed 4 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 18 inches long. He was named Colin Jeffrey.
    Grandparents are Carl and Shelia Connell of Flora, Gary and Beth Emerick of Vandalia, and Dale and Vickie Choisser of Tennessee.
    Great-grandparents are Betty Barnett of Eldorado, Ann Emerick of Vandalia, and Elsie Hinkle, and Hunter and Rajean Connell, all of Flora.

  • Keppler – DeClerck

    Molly DeClerck and Kyle Keppler were united in marriage on Sept. 10, 2010, at the Mother of Dolors Catholic Church in Vandalia.
    The bride is the daughter of Becky DeClerck of Vandalia and Steve DeClerck of Pana.
    The groom is the son of Kevin and Shelly Keppler of Vandalia.
    The bride chose Abby Bayles, sister of the bride, as her matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Morgan Cripe, niece; Lindsay Lash, sister of the groom; and Katie Stanley, friend of the bride.

  • Cearlock – 35 Years

    Geno and Karen Cearlock of Vandalia celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Monday, Nov. 8.
    Geno and the former Karen Graumenz were married on Nov. 8, 1975, in Vandalia.
    Their attendants were John Cearlock and Judy Hoffek.
    Geno is the son of Bea and the late Gene Cearlock of Vandalia. He is retired from the Vandalia City Police Department.
    Karen is the daughter of Alvin and the late Edna Graumenz of Vandalia. She is employed at the Vandalia Wal-Mart.

  • 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.