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Wed
17
Apr

Engagement - Birth-Weitzel

 

Birth-Weitzel

…autumn vows…

Ronja Weitzel and Shann Birth are happy to announce their engagement and future marriage.

Parents of the couple are Ulrike Sowa and Richard Weitzel of Homberg, Germany, and Garry and Eileen Birth of rural Fayette.

Ronja was a 2006-07 German exchange student and graduate of North Fayette High School. Her American host family was Richard and Kathleen Bonjour of Fayette, who are Shann’s uncle and aunt.

Shann graduated from North Fayette High School in 2008 and is a 2013 graduate of Union College in Lincoln, Neb.

Following their wedding in September, the couple will make their home in Lincoln, Neb.

Wed
17
Apr

Stan Shaffer of Elgin

 

 

75th-birthday card shower

Stan Shaffer of Elgin will celebrate his 75th birthday on Saturday, April 20. His family invites you to surprise Stan with a card or note in honor of his big day.

Birthday wishes will reach Stan at 904 Switch St., Elgin, IA 52135.

Wed
17
Apr

Schupbachs announce birth

 

Schupbachs announce birth

Greg and Gwen Schupbach of Ottosen are pleased to announce the arrival of a son, Camdyn Owen.  He was born Monday, April 1, 2013, weighing 8 lbs. 10 oz.

  Camdyn was welcomed home by two brothers, Trystian and Cortlyn, and three sisters, Leandra, Tyra and Layna.

Wed
17
Apr

Card shower for Werhans

 

Card shower for Werhans

James and Sherryl Werhan of West Union will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, April 20. They will celebrate the occasion with a family gathering and card shower.

Their family includes two children and spouses, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

To join in the card shower for the Werhans, you may send your anniversary greetings to them at 20716 K Ave., West Union, IA 52175.

 
Wed
10
Apr

Zern-Rear

 

Zern-Rear

…to exchange vows…

Kaitlin Rear and Tim Zern of Cedar Falls wish to announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

Parents of the couple are Bob and Kathy Rear of West Union and Scott Zern of Conrad and the late Lynn Zern.

A 2003 Valley High School graduate, Kaitlin earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2007 from the University of Northern Iowa and her Master of Education degree in 2010 from the University of Phoenix. She is a second-grade teacher at Kingsley Elementary School in Waterloo.

Tim graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2007 and is now the branch manager of Ferguson Enterprises in Waterloo.

The couple are planning a 2 p.m. wedding on May 18 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Waterloo.

 
Wed
10
Apr

McElvania-Bergeth

 

 

 

 

McElvania-Bergeth

…June wedding…

Bill and Patti Bergeth of West Des Moines and Kent and Lois McElvania of West Union are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children Christine Bergeth and Jeff McElvania.

The bride-elect graduated from Valley High School in West Des Moines. She is a 2007 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and is currently working on her MBA degree through the University of Iowa. She is employed by FBL Financial Group in West Des Moines.

Her fiancé is a 2000 graduate of North Fayette High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. Jeff earned his MBA degree from the University of Iowa in 2011. He is currently employed at John Deere in Moline, Ill.

Wed
10
Apr

Mr. and Mrs. James Werhan

 

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Werhan

…golden anniversary…

James and Sherryl Werhan of West Union will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on April 20. They will celebrate the occasion with a family gathering and card shower .

The couple were married April 20, 1963, at Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union.

They are the parents of two children, Kelly (Taina) Werhan of Riverview, Fla., and Karla (Michael) Snyder of West Union. Their family also includes six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

To join in the card shower for the Werhans, you may send your anniversary greetings to them at 20716  K Ave., West Union, IA 52175.

 

Wed
10
Apr

Birth - Draven Eugene Hepke

 

Birth announced

Ben and Lydia Hepke of Elgin recently welcomed a new son into their family.

Draven Eugene Hepke was born at 8:34 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. He weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and was 19 inches long.

Draven joins brother Bradon, 6, and sister Adeda, 5, at home.

Grandparents are Dale and Peggy Cooksley of Elgin and Mark and Lisa Hepke of Manchester.

 
Wed
10
Apr

The Word of God

 

The Word of God

By Pastor Rip Baillargeon

First Baptist Church, W.U.

Being a Christian, I know that in the Bible Jesus is called the Word. John 1:1 begins: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God. And the Word was God. John continues by saying that “through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.

At first, it seems to be a little strange to call someone the Word. What was John thinking when he wrote these words? Why would he choose “Word” as a means of describing Jesus? 

Perhaps this will help to get a better understanding.

Wed
03
Apr

Engagement - Hanson-Olson

 

Hanson-Olson

…June nuptials…

Mick and Mary Olson and Don and Janet Hanson, all of Postville, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Megan Olson and Joel Hanson, both of Cedar Rapids.

The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Valley Community High School and a 2009 graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids. She is currently employed by College Community School.

Her fiancé graduated from Postville High School in 2005 and from Wartburg College, Waverly, in 2009. He is currently employed by Employment Premier Investments.

The couple will wed June 15 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Clermont.

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