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Milestones

  • Reunions Aug. 12

    Sefton
    The 6th annual Southern Illinois Sefton reunion will be held in the Liberty Christian Church fellowship hall in Brownstown on Saturday, with a noon potluck dinner. Tableware and beverages will be provided.
    Liberty Church is located five miles north of Brownstown.

    Owen-Miller
    The Owen-Miller family reunion will be held on Sunday, at the Good Old Days Banquet Hall in Brownstown, with a potluck meal at noon.
    All family and friends are invited to attend.

  • Frey — Hebenstreit

    Kristie Frey and Thomas “TJ” Hebenstreit, both of Ramsey, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Wayne “Wiener” Frey of Highland. She is a 2006 graduate of Highland High School and is currently attending Lake Land College in Mattoon for early childhood education. She is currently employed as a cashier at Rural King in Vandalia.

  • Kellow — Willms

    Danielle Kellow of Vandalia and Cory Willms of Brownstown have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Danny and Tami Kellow of Vandalia. She is a 1998 graduate of Vandalia Community High School and a 2007 graduate of Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville with a bachelor's degree.
    The future groom is the son of John and Kathy Willms of Brownstown. He is a 2001 graduate of Brownstown High School. He is currently employed at Mason Masonry in Brownstown.

  • Decker — Hunt

     Deborah Charmaine Decker and Stephen Lee Hunt were united in marriage at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Lincoln Park in Zionsville, Ind., with Dr. Barton Updike officiating double-ring ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Dorothy and the late Arlie R. White of Indiana.
    The groom is the son of Raymond and Tonya Hunt of Fort Wayne, Ind. The late grandparents of the groom, Iona and Lee Hunt of Ramsey, and Hazel and Floyd Little of Vandalia, were honored during the ceremony and reception.

  • Freeland — Filer

    Katherine Freeland and Lucas Filer, both of Vandalia, were united in marriage on Saturday, June 12, 2010.
    The bride is the daughter of Kent and Mary Anna Freeland of Vandalia.
    The groom is the son of Lynn and Dee Filer of Vandalia.
    The bride chose Allison Gallagher as her matron of honor and Tana Robinson as her bridesmaid.
    The groom chose Seth Womack as his best man and Josh Jackson as the groomsman.
    Gwen Robinson and Anna Osborne were the flower girls. Donny Stroud and Caden Osborne were the ring-bearers.

  • Hoffman — Thomason

    Erin Hoffman and Tim Thomason were united in marriage on Saturday, June 5, 2010, at the home of the bride's parents in Vandalia in a double-ring ceremony, with Tim Logue officiating.
    The bride is the daughter of Randy and Patti Hoffman of Vandalia. She is 2005 graduate of Vandalia Community High School and a 2007 graduate of Kaskaskia College.
    The groom is the son of Tony and Shelly Thomason of Brownstown. He is a 2007 graduate of Brownstown High School and is currently attending Kaskaskia College.

  • Dunaway — Kruenegel

    Karlee Elizabeth Dunaway and Tyler David Kruenegel were united in marriage on Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Augsburg in a double-ring ceremony, with Pastor Bruce Milash officiating.

  • DeClerck — Keppler

    Molly DeClerck and Kyle Keppler, both of Vandalia, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Steve and LeeAnn DeClerck and Becky DeClerck, all of Vandalia. She is a 2006 graduate of Vandalia Community High School and is currently attending Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. She is in her last year of elementary education instruction and will be student teaching in Fairview Heights, Ill. She is currently employed at Ponderosa in Vandalia.

  • Blunt — Moy

    Miranda Autumn Blunt and Richard TaiSun Moy, both of Uptown Neighborhood, Chicago have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Dennis and Janice Blunt of Greenville. She has a bachelor degree, broadcast journalism from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and a master's degree in public relations and advertising from DePaul University, Chicago. She is currently employed as a copywriter for W.W. Grainger in Lake Forest.

  • Belcher — Aukamp

    Samantha Belcher of Mulberry Grove and Kyle Aukamp of Vandalia have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Gary and Karan Belcher of Mulberry Grove. She is a 2006 graduate of Mulberry Grove High School and is currently employed at United Stationers in Greenville.
    The future groom is the son of Kevin and Crystal Aukamp of Vandalia. He is a 2005 graduate of Vandalia Community High School and is currently employed at Culligan Water Conditioning. He will be leaving for the Army in September.