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Today's Features

  • Rubin
    The 33rd biennial Rubin reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church Hall in St. Paul.
    A potluck dinner will begin at 12:30 p.m., with beverages, paper plates, and tableware furnished.
    Family members are asked to take lists of births, deaths and marriages since the 2010 reunion to update the family tree.
     

  • Extreme heat would not have deterred Joseph Thomas from his duties in the militia during the War of 1812.  Neither did it deter descendants and members of the United States Daughters of 1812 and Illinois Society of the War of 1812 from commemorating his service.
    Jessie Maas, a member of the Kaskaskia Chapter USD1812, from Vandalia, planned the ceremony held at the Little Flock Cemetery in Flat Branch Township, Shelby County.

  • Merle and Georgi Adermann of Vandalia will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this Sunday.


    Merle Adermann and Georgi Stombaugh were married on July 29, 1972, in Vandalia.
    Georgi is a registered nurse at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia, and Merle works as maintenance director at Brookstone Estates in Vandalia.
    They are the parents of three children: Dana Brown (deceased), Katie Adermann of Taylorville and Matthew Adermann of Taylorville. They have three grandchildren: Darin and Mattie Brown, and Lola Dana-Jean Hackney.

  • “Now unto Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us.”

    Ephesians 3:20 

    This is Patty Sprague’s favorite scripture, which she feels has given her the strength through the years.

  • Wilma Kruger, a life-long resident of the area, doesn’t recall when she began entering the competitions at the Fayette County Fair; she only remembers that it has been many years.

  • The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Thursday, June 28, at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia for its monthly meeting and luncheon.
    After the pledge to the flag, Brock Fisher gave the meal prayer. Thirty members and four guests were present.
    After the meal, President Dean Black called the meeting to order with the announcement of two new members: Roger and Becky Bergman of Litchfield.
    The secretary and treasurer report was given and approved. Birthdays and anniversaries for June were read.

  • Elam
    The 74th annual Elam reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Mulberry Grove Community Building.
    A potluck lunch will be held at noon. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish to share and their own table service.

    Grubaugh
    The descendants of Sam and Clara Grubaugh met Sunday, July 1, in Rogier Park in Vandalia.
    Twenty-nine were in attendance for the noon potluck. Charles Britt offered the prayer before the meal.
    Traveling the farthest was Rick Grubaugh, of Melvindale, Mich.

  • Krystn Foor and Lance Buzzard have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Carolyn Taylor of Vandalia and Gordon Thacker of Mulberry Grove have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Mr. and Mrs. John “Red” Jennings of Louisville, Ky., formerly of the Fayette County area, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 30.


    John Jennings of Beecher City and Sharon Ernest of St. Elmo were married on July 30, 1962.
    They have two daughters: Tammy and her husband Kenny, and Lisa and her husband David, both of Louisville, Ky.; and two granddaughters, Sarah and Macie.
    A card shower is being held to celebrate the anniversary. Cards may be sent to: 8515 Eula Road, Louisville, Ky. 40219.