Family

Wed
10
Jun

Don and Dorothy Hitchins to celebrate 60th anniversary

Don and Dorothy Hitchins were married June 18, 1955 at St. Pius Catholic Church, rural Harpers Ferry. They plan to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary by having a family picnic.
They are the parents of Kathy (Paul) Callan, Jim (Karen) Hitchins, Linda (Jeff) Mlsna, Joyce (Dave) Rzepiejewski, Joanne Hitchins, Kevin (Julie) Hitchins and Jody (Tom) Adams. They have 32 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
 

Wed
10
Jun

WHS Class of 1940 reunion

Waukon High School’s Class of 1940 will be holding its 75th anniversary meeting Saturday, June 20. Class members, spouses and guests are invited for lunch at 12 noon at Gus and Tony’s in Waukon. RSVPs are requested to the Planning Committee, 563-568-3601.

Wed
03
Jun

Birth announcement: Koehn

Ethan and Taylor Koehn of Monona announce the birth of their son, Cooper Diesel Koehn, May 26, 2015 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 8 lbs., 11 ozs. and measured 22 inches in length at the time of his birth. He joins a brother, Parker (1).
Grandparents are Mike and Laurie Egan of Monona, Mari Ellen Koehn of Monona and Nick Koehn of Farmersburg. Great-grandparents are Lucille Smock of Decorah, Myrtle Egan of Harpers Ferry, Milo Frieden of Prairie du Chien, WI and Milford Koehn of St. Olaf.

Wed
03
Jun

Hammel, Preston exchange vows

Shelby Hammel of Dorchester and Matthew Preston of Guttenberg were joined in marriage January 31, 2015 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Waukon. The groom’s grandparents, Eugene and Karla Preston, celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary the same day.
The bride is the daughter of David and Karla Hammel of Dorchester. She is a graduate of Waukon Senior High School and attended Northeast Iowa Community College for Dairy Science. She is currently employed by Pattison Dairy.
The groom is the son of Richard and Debra Preston of Guttenberg. He is a graduate of Clayton Ridge High School and attended the John Deere program at Northeast Iowa Community College. He is currently employed as a mechanic at Bodensteiner’s in Elkader.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory lace dress with a cathedral veil and carried ivory roses accented with miniature pine cones and pine boughs. Her bouquet also included her great-grandmother Howe’s rosary.

Wed
03
Jun

Miller, Schmelzer to wed June 27

Karli Miller and Jason Schmelzer of Calmar are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 27 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar. A reception and dance will follow at Echo Valley Banquet and Reception Center in West Union.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Don and Judy Miller of Postville. She graduated from John R. Mott High School in 2008 and earned an Associate of Arts degree in Corrections from Hawkeye Community College in 2010 and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Services with a minor in Psychology from Upper Iowa University in 2012.  She is currently employed by Northeast Iowa Community Action working as a Family Development and Self Sufficiency Specialist.

Wed
03
Jun

Wendland family reunion June 14

The Wendland family reunion has been scheduled for Sunday, June 14 at Walt and Jan Wendland’s cabin near Fredericksburg (2726 250th St., Fredericksburg. From Fredericksburg go one mile west, then two miles north, then 1/4 mile east to the corner of 250th Street and Quinlan where the cabin is located).
The potluck will start at 12 noon. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a dish to pass.
Those planning to attend are also invited to bring a fishing pole and a lawn chair for use at the pond near the back of the cabin.
For more information, call Marsha Chapman at 319-934-3254.

Wed
27
May

Birth announcement: Bieber

Adam and Jennifer Bieber of Waukon announce the birth of their daughter, Quinn Lydia Bieber, May 6, 2015 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 7 lbs., 10 ozs. and measured 19-1/2 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins two siblings, Sean (10) and Hudson (1).
Grandparents are Jay and the late Judy Erb and Sheryl and the late Dan Bieber, all of Waukon. Great-grandparents are Norma Bloxham and Peter Bieber, both of Waukon, Nyla DeSotal of Lansing and Ronnie and Judy Erb of Baton Rouge, LA.

Wed
27
May

Birth announcement: Flack

Travis and Missy Flack of Postville announce the birth of their daughter, Lucy Eva Flack, May 15, 2015 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 6 lbs., 13 ozs. and measured 20-1/2 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins four siblings, Spencer (20), Trenten (13), Dylan (9) and Jeffery (1).
Grandparents are Dave and Pauline Flack of Postville and Dave and Bev Atkinson of Edgewood. Great-grandparents are Ethel Flack of Postville, Velma Atkinson of Edgewood and Dortha Hastings of Edgewood.

Wed
27
May

Birth announcement: Thompson

Brock and Megan Thompson of Monona announce the birth of their daughter, Kinsey Jo Thompson, May 19, 2015 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 6 lbs., 1 oz. and measured 20 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins two siblings, Marshall (2) and April (6).
Grandparents are Jim Thompson of Monona and Tammie Severson of St. Olaf. Great-grandparents are Don and Shirley Marmann of Farmersburg, Virgil and Mary Lou Thompsonof Monona and Hazel Koehn of St. Olaf.

Wed
27
May

Birth announcement: Cota

Paige Cota of McGregor announces the birth of her son, Wrangler John Cota, May 14, 2015 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 8 lbs., 7 ozs. and measured 21 inches in length at the time of his birth.
Grandparents are John and Dana Cota of Harpers Ferry. Great-grandparents are Lennie and Linda Burke of Dorchester and Jim Cota of Harpers Ferry.

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