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Today's Features

  • Lacey L. Lipsey of Mulberry Grove and Robert W. Koontz of Smithboro have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Erin Ainscough of Vandalia and Michael (Mik) Rowe of Valley Mills, Texas, were united in marriage on Saturday Aug. 13, 2011, at the C-Bar Stables in Valley Mills, Texas, with the Revs. Tanner Green and Vance Yarter performing the outdoor ceremony.

  • Thomas Jerry and Mary Ann Givens of Vandalia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Thursday.

  • When Melvin “Chuck” Jones was a little boy, he was fortunate to spend time with his grandfather, Perry Davis of Sefton Township.

  • Christopher J. LaMacchia
    Navy Seaman Apprentice Christopher J. LaMacchia, son of Carla J. White and John C. LaMacchia, both of Mulberry Grove, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
    LaMacchia received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle.
    Training included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.

  • Mayor Rick Gottman signed a proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Vandalia.

    Shown here, from left, are: Heather Chavez, PAVE advocate; Matt Chancey, Fayette County assistant state's attorney; Gottman; Larry Eason, Vandalia police chief; and Amanda Michel, victim witness coordinator in the state's attorney's office. The proclamation was signed to help raise the public's awareness of domestic violence issues, and the programs and services available to assist victims of domestic violence.

  • Cody and Jordan Brummet of Ramsey are the parents of a boy born at 1:34 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.


    He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He was named Easton Randall.
    Grandparents are Jerry and Cathy Brummet, and Randy and Kim Kelly, all of Ramsey.
    Great-grandparents are Clyde and Louise Brummet of Nokomis, Ray and Caroline Roe of Ramsey, Jerry and Elsie Kelly of Ramsey, and the late Mary Reed and Earl Thompson of Pana.
     

  • Rachel Clark and Trevor Elam have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Jodi Fry of Moscow Mills, Mo., and Josh Roberts of Vandalia were united in marriage on Saturday, July 9, 2011.

  • Rebecca Ann Logue and David Anthony Dunn were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in Brownstown, with the Rev. John Heicher and David Arnold officiating.


    The bride is the daughter of Jim and Sherri Dagen of Brownstown, and Mike and Jo Ellen Logue of Greenville.
    The tgroom is the son of Elizibeth Faye Dunn of Vandalia.
    The couple resides in Vandalia.