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Today's News

  • 60-Year Legion Member

    Lyle L. Ballance, left, receives a certificate from John Blythe, commander of Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95 of Vandalia that recognizes him for his 60 continuous years of Legion membership.

  • Engagement

    Sarah Elizabeth White and Aaron Dale Schutt have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Anniversary

    John and Donna VanUytven of Oconee will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their family from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, at the Oconee Legion Hall.

  • Anniversary

    Forrest “Punk” and Joyce Kistler of Brownstown celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 18.


    Forrest is the son of the late Clarence and Dorothy Kistler, and the Joyce is the daughter of the late Mike and Mary Pelagio.
    They are the parents of three sons: Mike and his wife Nancy Kistler, and Ron and Larry Kistler, all of Brownstown.
    They have five grandchildren: Wes, Brooke, Lindsay, Andrew and Emille. They have one great-grandson, Maxx.
    They enjoyed a family dinner in honor of their anniversary.

  • Wedding

    Danielle Phillips and Adrian Corley were united in marriage at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Overcup Baptist Church in Bluff City, with the Rev. Doug Wodtka officiating.

  • Engagement

    Brianne Taylor and Jason Garner, both of Phoenix, Ariz., have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Amanda Dufaux and Jeff Burnam have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Engagement

    Bethany Kramer of Farina and Blake Lane of Kinmundy have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The future bride is the daughter of Keith and Denise Kramer of Farina. Grandparents are Eugene and Marilyn Kramer of Farina, Harry and Mary Ann Deters and the late Madonna Deters of Sigel.

  • Engagement

    Katherine Kinney of Vandalia and Jonathan Faber of Joliet have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Anniversary

    Jay and Sayona Perry of Vandalia will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their family from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall.