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Wed
28
Sep

Ella Marie Soppe

Ella Marie Soppe

 

 

Jim and Brooke Soppe of Newton are happy to announce the birth of their daughter Ella Marie.

Born Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, she weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and was 22 inches long.

Ella joins three older sisters, Mylie, Zoey, and Quinn, at home.

Local grandparents are Leon and Arlene Soppe of West Union.

Wed
28
Sep

Mr. and Mrs. John Grimm

Mr. and Mrs. John Grimm

 

 

The children of John and Marlene Grimm would like to invite everyone to an open house being held in honor of their parents’ 60th wedding anniversary.

Please join the Grimms and their family for this special celebration from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Elgin Legion Hall in Elgin.

Anniversary cards will reach John and Marlene at 17884 Cedar Rd., Elgin, IA 52141.

 

Wed
28
Sep

Darold Martin

Darold Martin

 

 

Longtime West Union resident Darold Martin would appreciate hearing from friends and relatives as he celebrates his 97th birthday on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Those wishing to make Darold’s big day extra-special may send greetings to him at 201 Hall St., West Union, IA  52175.

 

Wed
28
Sep

Mary Billmeyer

Mary Billmeyer

 

 

Friends and relatives of Mary Billmeyer are invited to join in a card shower to help Mary celebrate her 85th birthday on Monday, Oct. 3.

The card shower is being hosted by daughter Diana Langreck and her husband, Kevin, and Tony Wheeler, husband of Mary’s deceased daughter, Marlys.

Birthday greetings can be sent to Mary at 26131 Neon Rd., West Union, IA 52175.

Wed
21
Sep

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Panuska

Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Panuska

 

 

Regina Hoffman of Walker and Ryan Panuska of New Richland, Minn., were united in marriage in a 4 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 10. The outdoor ceremony, officiated by Andy Paul, was held on the Hoffman family farm in Walker.

Regina is the daughter of James “Chip” and Jackie Hoffman of Walker. Ryan is the son of Robert and Sherry Panuska of New Richland, Minn.

Wed
21
Sep

Augie Bindert

Augie Bindert

 

 

Augie Bindert of Hawkeye will celebrate his 80th birthday as the guest of honor at an open house hosted by his three children, Faron Bindert of Strawberry Point, Rowdy Bindert of Waverly, and Carla Bindert of Alden..

    The celebration will take place from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Hawkeye American Legion Hall. Cake, punch and coffee will be served.

Augie would welcome cards and notes, but no gifts, please.

Birthday greetings can be sent to him at P.O. Box 13, Hawkeye, IA 52147.

Wed
21
Sep

Ronald and Linda Upton

Ronald and Linda Upton

 

 Ronald and Linda Upton of Postville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 25.

 Ronald Upton and Linda Kamaus were married Sept. 25, 1966, at First Lutheran Church, rural Ossian.

 They are the parents of four children, Robin Bissell, Larry, Ryan and Layne.

 Greeting may be sent to Ronald and Linda, 307 W. Murdock, Postville, IA, 52162.

Wed
14
Sep

Eileen Molokken

Eileen Molokken

 

 

Eileen Molokken of West Union will celebrate her 80th birthday on Friday, Sept. 23.

Her daughters Mary Ann, Roxane, Lori, and Lisa and their families would like to honor her with a card shower.

Birthday greetings can be sent to Eileen at 111 S. Oak St., West Union, IA 52175.

Wed
24
Aug

Lylah Mae Meyer

Lylah Mae Meyer

 

 

Andrew and LeAnn Meyer of West Union are happy to announce the arrival of their daughter, Lylah Mae, who was born at 2:14 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

Lylah was born at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo. She weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz. and was 20 inches long at birth.

She joins a very proud big brother Johnny, 5½, at home.

Grandparents are Kathryn Meyer of West Union and the late John Meyer and Danny and Patricia Buls of Sumner. 

Wed
24
Aug

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Schlawin

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Schlawin

 

 

Jerry and Kathy Schlawin of Elkport will celebrate 50 years of marriage with an anniversary open house in their honor on Saturday, Sept. 3.

The celebration will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Community Room at Freedom Bank in Elkader. All friends and relatives are invited to attend, but no gifts, please.

Jerry Schlawin and Kathy Kottman were married Sept. 2, 1966, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thornton, Iowa.

They farmed near Klemme until purchasing a farm near Elkport, where they still reside.

The couple are the parents of Carol (Greg) Johnson and Gary (Eileen) Schlawin, both of Elgin. Their family also includes five grandsons and a great-granddaughter.

Anniversary cards and notes will reach the Schlawins at 24208 Grandview Rd., Elkport, IA 52044.

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