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Milestones

  • 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.

  • Brande Dunn receives RN pin

    Brande L. Dunn of Vandalia was among the 16 students in Lewis and Clark Community College's Licensed Practical Nurse Bridge Program who were pinned as they graduated to become registered nurses.
    Dunn is a graduate of Vandalia Community High School, and completed prerequisite and licensed practical nurse courses through Kaskaskia College at both the Vandalia Campus and the main campus. She had been working as an LPN since 2006.
    She and her husband, Michael, have two sons: Joseph and Alexander.

  • Hebron – 50 Years

    Lawrence and Patsy Hebron of Farina will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. this Saturday at the Farina United Methodist Church in Farina.
    Lawrence Hebron and the former Patsy Wagoner were married on Jan. 8, 1961, at the Edgewood Methodist Church in Edgewood. Their attendants were Tom Hebron and Avanell Wagoner Schwengel.