• Birth

    Brody Michael Gould
    Travis and Lauren Gould of Collinsville are the parents of a boy born on Feb. 28, 2017.

    Brody Michael weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
    Grandparents are Ron and Tena Gould, and John Crocks and Shelley Crocks.
    Great-grandparents are Mary McFarland, Eddie and Ronni Haynes, Becky Barnes, Dorothy Crocks and the late Cathy Haynes.

  • Dickhut-Frazee

    Anna Dickhut of Camp Point and Joshua Frazee of Shobonier have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
    The future bride is the daughter of Monte and Karen Dickhut of Camp Point.

  • Staff – 60 years

    Jim and Joyce Staff of Vandalia will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 14.

  • Birth

    Ariella Hazel-Ruth Sachan
    Nathan and Tanya Sachan of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 9:32 p.m. on May 28, 2016.

    Ariella Hazel-Ruth weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She has four siblings: Issac, Alexander, Kurstiana and Nevaeh.
    Maternal grandparents are David Murray and Vickie Staley, and paternal grandparents are Charles Sachan, and Jan and Tom Goolsby.


  • Ledbetter – Nevergall

    Katie Ledbetter and Wade Nevergall, both of Vandalia, were united in marriage in a private ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on July 20, 2016, in Destin, Fla., with the Rev. Samuel Blowes officiating.

  • Koonce – Renschen

    Nichole Koonce and Curt Renschen, both of Carlyle, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Brown – Filer

    Heather Brown and Matthew Filer have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Durbin – 65 years

    Mr. and Mrs. Donald Durbin of Pekin, formerly of Vandalia, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Monday.

  • Lassor Wins Divisional Title
  • Births

    Walter William Metzger
    Todd and Shelley Metzger of Vandalia are the parents of a boy born at 4:47 p.m. on July 17, 2016, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.