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Today's Features

  • Markus Jarry Alexsander Rhodes
    Steven and Alecia Rhodes of New Haven, Mo., are the parents of a boy born at 9:07 a.m. on Sunday, June 19, 2011, at St. John’s Mercy Hospital in Washington, Mo.

  • Dwight and Bessie Hagy of Vandalia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering.

  • Chelsea Tompkins and Charles Lindahl have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Amy Pippin and Carl Sefton have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • During the recent Kaskaskia River flooding, Pauline Weaver Tackett was reminded of her childhood days, when families lived in the river bottom south of Vandalia.

  • Hi Ho, Come to the Fair!
    The Fayette County Fair, that is, starting Sunday, with the Jr. Miss Pageant at 2 p.m., and Ashley Edwards at 6 p.m., followed by Matt Passalacaqua, through Saturday, July 16, ending with the demo derby at 7 p.m. with lots in between, with something for all ages.

  • Birth
    Justin and Christina Grandt of Luling, La., are the parents of a son, Garret Nicholas, born on June 28, 2011. Garret weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, July 6
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 11 a.m., Stauffers, west of St. Peter.

  • Five generations of the Parkison family are shown in a photo taken recently.

    In front are: Robin Hobler, grandmother; and Lenore Parkison, great-great-grandmother, holding Raygan Marie Hobler. In back are: Anna Hobler, Raygan's mother; and Carolyn Grames, great-grandmother.

  • Zennia Snow recently donated three ponytails of hair to Locks of Love at Wendy Goodin's shop, Wendy's Hair Styles. Also donating to Locks of Love, a program that provides hair pieces to cancer victims, at Goodin's shop were Joan Hendrickson and Carolyn Stilt.