Today's Features

  • Rachel Barnes of Fullerton, Calif. and David Peddie of lrvine, Calif., were united in marriage at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, in Newport Beach, Calif., at St. James Church.

  • Otis Parkison
    Otis Parkison will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, at the Liberty Christian Church fellowship hall in rural Brownstown. Cards may be sent to RR 1, Box 41, Brownstown, Ill. 62418.

  • Stella Mae Matlock
    Rich and Danielle Matlock of Vandalia are the parents of girl born at 7:54 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • Edwin and Margaret Adermann of Vandalia will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this Sunday.
    Edwin Adermann and the former Lola Margaret Oberg were married on May 29, 1946, at the home of the Rev. A.C. Meir.
    Their attendants were August Adermann and the late Irene Rebbe.
    They are the parents of three children: Genny Matzker, Merle Adermann and Nori Pruitt.
    Cards may be sent to them at: 1810 N. Eighth St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • A card shower has been requested for Victor and Betty Hill, who will be celebrating their 64th wedding anniversary this Sunday.
    Cards may be sent to them at: 1515 W. Madison St., Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • Floyd and Donna Oertwig of St. Peter will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at the American Legion Home in St. Peter.

    Floyd and the former Donna Storck were married on May 27, 1961, at St. Peter Lutheran Church by the late Rev. Martin Travis.
    They are the parents of two daughters: Cindy and her husband Greg Witto, and Debra and her husband Duane Fuller, both of Charleston.
    They have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Cards may be sent to them at: RR 1, Box 70A, St. Peter, Ill. 62880.

  • Jack and Judy Richards of Shobonier will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their family and friends from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, at Overcup Baptist Church.

  • Carlos and Rowena Biellier will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their family from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at the Vandalia Country & Golf Club.

  • When Miles Filer left Fayette County to join the U.S. Army 508th Parachute Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, in October 1942, the young farm boy weighed 160 pounds.

  • Homestead E-mail SOS
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    The last few weeks of e-mailing the news have (finally) been running smoothly, no lost messages and arriving at their various destinations. Thanks to the “angels” who have been seeing me through this struggle of coping with a new laptop, new wireless printer and the really new venture into the mysterious world of Internet.