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Wed
03
Jul

Celia Sue Klemp - Birth

 

Celia Sue Klemp

…recent birth…

Celia Sue Klemp, daughter of Jason and Summer Klemp of Clermont, was welcomed into the world on Thursday, May 30, 2013, by her big sister, Allison, and big brothers, Isaiah and Keegan. 

Born at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wis., Celia weighed 7 lbs. 14.8 oz. and was 20½ inches long at birth.

Grandparents are Sue Vorwald of Prairie du Chien, Wis., Loras Matt and Linda Hansel of Colesburg, Diane Klemp of Elgin and the late Karl Klemp.

Great-grandmothers are the late Celia (Irene) Frieden of West Union, Delores Klemp of Guttenberg, and Doris Schott of Clermont. 

 

Wed
19
Jun

Senior Meal Site menus

 

Senior Meal Site menus

Congregate Meals for area senior citizens are served on the following days at the locations listed (home delivery is also available):

WEST UNION – Monday through Friday, Senior Center on Armour St.

ARLINGTON – Wednes- day and Friday, Arlington Library basement.

CLERMONTMonday and Friday, West Clermont Lutheran Church. 

ELGIN – Tuesday and Thursday, Elgin Community Bldg./AMVETS Hall.

HAWKEYE – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Hawkeye Community Hall.

ST. LUCAS – Monday and Wednesday, St. Lucas Community Hall.

WAUCOMA(Home delivery only)

 

The Meal Site menus for the week of June 20-June 26 will be as follows:

 

Wed
19
Jun

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Standafer …wed in California…

 

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Standafer

…wed in California…

Megan Jane Carr and Michael John Standafer of Carlsbad, Calif., were married Saturday, May 18, in a ceremony held at the Naval Amphibious Base Chapel in Coronado, Calif. The 4 p.m. ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Charles Lacombe.

Parents of the couple are Melodie Frazer and John Carr, both of Manchester, N.H., Roberta and Allen Mittelsted of West Union, and John and Nancy Standafer of Cedar Falls.

The bride was given in marriage by her father. Wearing a white, lace-appliqued gown with a fitted bodice and flared skirt featuring a sculpted neckline and V-shaped back, she carried a bouquet of long-stemmed white roses accented with carnations and baby’s breath.

Wed
19
Jun

Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Erickson …married June 8…

 

Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Erickson

…married June 8…

Kayla Meitner and Brendan Erickson exchanged wedding vows in a 3 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, June 8, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Eldorado. Pastor Ginny Olson officiated.

Kayla is the daughter of Mark and Kristi Meitner of West Union. Brendan is the son of Elizabeth Ott of Hawkeye and Bryan Erickson of Independence.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless, fitted satin gown featuring a sweetheart neckline. The ruching of the embellished bodice extended to the hips, where it was gathered to a rhinestone brooch and then flowed into a sweeping train. She carried a cascading bouquet of red roses and gladiolus with rhinestone-adorned stephanotis.

Wed
19
Jun

Heins-Tieskoetter …engaged…

 

Heins-Tieskoetter

…engaged…

Mike and Barb Heins of West Union and Randy and Kim Tieskoetter of Ossian are pleased to announce the engagement and future marriage of their children, Erin Heins and Kyle Tieskoetter.

Erin graduated from North Fayette High School in 2004 and from the University of Northern Iowa in 2008. She is currently employed at Luana Savings Bank in Ossian.

Kyle is a 2004 graduate of South Winneshiek High School and a 2006 graduate of Hawkeye Community College. He is currently employed at Pinter’s Landscaping in Cresco.

The couple will exchange vows on Oct. 12 in Ossian.

 
Wed
19
Jun

60th wedding anniversary

 

60th wedding anniversary

Bert and Joyce Westpfahl will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, June 27.

Bert Westpfahl and Joyce Pape were married June 27, 1953, at St. Gregory’s Church in Hart, Mich.

They have two children, Kathy (Marc) Ferguson of Marion and Tom (Kathy) Westpfahl of Waukesha, Wis., along with a grandson and a great-grandson.

A family celebration is planned for a later date.

Congratulations may be sent to the couple at 208 12th Ave., Hiawatha, IA 52233.

Wed
19
Jun

Anniversary open house and dance

 

Anniversary open house and dance

Roger and Janice (Bemis) Pleggenkuhle of rural Sumner will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., on Friday, June 21, at the Fredericksburg Community Center in Fredericksburg.

All are invited to attend, but no gifts, please.

Hosting the event will be the Pleggenkuhles’ three children and their families. Anniversary wishes will reach the couple at 3320 280th St., Sumner, IA 50674.

Wed
19
Jun

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Blue

 

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Blue

…50th anniversary…

Jerry and Donna Blue of West Union observed their 50th wedding anniversary on June 15.

The couple will celebrate with their family at a later date.

Jerry Blue and Donna Frey were married June 15, 1963. Their family includes four children, GeriLynn Blue of West Union, Shelly (Keith) Curry of Eldridge, Jeff Blue and Chris (Bridget) Blue, both of West Union, and eight grandchildren.

The Blues are the co-owners and managers of Best Rest Inn and Suites in West Union. In addition, Jerry is the former editor/publisher of The Union, where he continues to work in the capacity of corporate vice president.

Best wishes can be sent to Jerry and Donna at 119½ S. Vine St., West Union, IA 52175.

Wed
12
Jun

‘Let there be love’

 

‘Let there be love’

By Pastor Rip Baillargeon
W.U. First Baptist Church

I am now getting to the point where I may be getting old. At least that is what some people would think, as my driver’s license says I am now past 72 years old.  Yes, there are many who are older than that, but I feel that I have enough years under my belt to at least start to have a relatively fair idea of what this life is about. Not that I am in any way an expert in such matters, but at least I should have earned the right to express my beliefs. 

So, what have I learned? Well, probably the most important thing I have learned is that some things change after a period of time – at least some people’s attitudes about them. Yes, it seems that even things that we thought were cast in stone can be changed.

Wed
12
Jun

Mass, Huber- Gaertner Reunion Sunday

 

Mass, Huber- Gaertner Reunion Sunday

The Annual Mass and Huber-Gaertner Reunion at St. Anthony’s Smallest Church near Festina will take place on Sunday, June 16.

The program will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by Mass at noon with Msgr. Carl Schmitt as the celebrant.

A potluck will follow Mass. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass, folding chairs, tableware, and their own beverages.

Newsletters will be available at the reunion for $1.25 each or may be sent by mail for $2.75 each (prepaid).

In case of inclement weather, Mass will be held at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Church in Festina with the potluck at the hall across from the church.

 

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