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  • Arnold – 45 years

    David and Marie Arnold of Brownstown will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 18.

  • Hall – 50 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Gail Hall will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, in the fellowship hall at Bethel Baptist Church on Ill. Route 185, northwest of Vandalia.

  • Harrison – 50 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Dale Harrison of Fillmore celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 29.

  • Birth

    Aiden Lynn Graumenz
    Dustin and Rachel Graumenz of Glen Carbon are the parents of a boy born at 12:35 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

    Aiden Lynn weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long.
    He has a brother, Declan, age 2.
    Maternal grandparents are Steve and Ann Ozella of Petersburg, and paternal grandparents are David and Amy Graumenz of Vandalia.
    Great-grandparents are Bobbie Payne, and Marjorie and Louie Warner.

  • Birth

    Ariabella Rey Greenwood

    Jeffrey Allen and Jo Lynne Greewood of Flora are the parents of a girl born at 3:39 a.m. on May 13, 2018, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
    Ariabella Rey weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
    She has a brother, Quenton Alexander, age 9, and a sister, Jaqueline Paige, age 4.
    Maternal grandparents are Mary and Tony Schwarm of Sullivan, Mo., formerly of Vandalia; and paternal grandparents are Larry and Sharon Greenwood of Flora.
     

  • Birth

    Ava Lenore Garner
    Brianne and Jason Garner of Rome, N.Y., are the parents of a girl born at 11:23 a.m. on June 8, 2017, at Rome Memorial Hospital.

    Ava Lenore weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 21 inches long. She has a sister, Natalie, age 2.
    Maternal grandparents are Krystal and Greg Hohlt, and Ed and Kim Taylor, both of Vandalia. Paternal grandparents are Alan and Janet Garner of Lone Tree, Colo.
    Great-grandparents are Tom Brown, Ed and Donna Taylor, and Jeanne Hohlt.

  • Lillian Mae Kelly

    Lillian Mae Kelly
    Jacob Kelly and Alison Hanks of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 11:06 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville.

    Lillian Mae weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19½ inches long.
    Grandparents are Donna and Wes Fitzwater of Vandalia, Steve and Julie Lach of Brownstown, and Scott Kelly of Ramsey.
    Great-grandparents are Ginny Wilber of Brownstown, Dorothy and Steve Lach of Vandalia, Elsie and Gerald Kelly of Ramsey, and Larry Wilber of Decatur.

  • Cole – 50 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cole of Vandalia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 15.

  • Richards – 50 years

    Phyllis and Phillip Richards will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this Friday.

  • Sauer – Rabe

    Megan Sauer and Mitchell Rabe have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding