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Today's Features

  • Rose Freeman and Adam Mellen have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Mayor Rick Gottman, left, signed a proclamation declaring this Friday as Lions Candy Day in Vandalia.

    With Gottman is John Dotray, the current president of the Vandalia Lions Club. This Friday, Lions members will be accepting donations that will be used to support the Lions' sight and hearing programs.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Grady LeMar Marchman of St. Elmo will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary next Wednesday.

  • William Scott Maher
    Megan and Greg Maher of O’Fallon are the parents of a boy born at 10:09 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

  • Mardell Carpenter
    An open house to honor Mardell Carpenter of Vandalia for her 75th birthday will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, in the First Pentecostal Church Educational Building, 1009 W. Gallatin St., Vandalia.
    For those unable to attend, cards may be sent to: 113 Woodland Hills Court, Vandalia, Ill. 62471.

  • The Illinois 4-H Foundation annually recognizes one 4-H volunteer per county for exemplary service to the Illinois 4-H program as a Hall of Fame winner, and Fayette County’s nominee this year is Brian Willenborg.

  • Fayette County 4-H’ers competed against exhibitors from throughout the state in the Junior Livestock Shows at the Illinois State Fair, Aug. 7-17.  
    Seth Purcell placed third with his Hereford/Polled Hereford steer 1,275-1,345 pounds in the Junior Show.
    Purcell placed second in the Land of Lincoln Cattle Show with his Hereford/Polled Hereford steer 1,365-1,407 pounds, and placed second in the Livestock Show with his Hereford/Polled Hereford steer 1,365-1,407 pounds

  • Erin Doyle of Ramsey and Nicholas Burrow of Altamont have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Emily Elizabeth Tally of Vandalia and Travis Mitchell Knebel of Smithboro were married in a ceremony at 4 p.m. on June 7, 2014, at Steve Knebel’s farm in rural Vandalia, with the Rev. Kurt Simon officiating.

  • John and Sandy Ericksen will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Friday.