Family

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Aug

Birth announcement: Beisker

Mullen Wacker and Seth Beisker of Waukon announce the birth of their son, Griffin James Beisker, July 8, 2014 at Franciscan Skemp Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. He weighed 9 lbs., 2 ozs. and measured 21-1/2 inches in length at the time of his birth.
Grandparents are Ray and Kerry Wacker of Waukon, Deborah and DJ Regan of Waukon and Wes Beisker of Waukon. Great-grandparents are Jim and Micki Connor of Waukon, Ray and Shirley Wacker of Boscobel, WI, Jim and Mary Nagel of Waukon and Laurayne Beisker of Waukon. Great-great-grandmother is Mary Hermanson of Waukon.

Wed
20
Aug

Birth announcement: Carlson

Lee and Angela Carlson of Dorchester announce the birth of their son, Memphis Allen Carlson, August 5, 2014 at Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse, WI. He weighed 8 lbs., 2 ozs. and measured 21-1/4 inches in length at the time of his birth.
Grandparents are Randy and Pat Carlson of Hokah, MN and Sheryl and the late Daniel Bieber of Waukon. Great-grandparents are Lorene Schleich of Hokah, MN, Norma Bloxham of Waukon and Peter Bieber of Waukon.

Wed
20
Aug

Birth announcement: Chicken

Amber and Matt Chicken of Clermont announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Rae Chicken, July 28, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. She weighed 7 lbs., 14 ozs. and measured 19-1/2 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins a sister, Abby (9).
Grandparents are Marvin and Judy Larson of West Union and Kurt and Vickie Chicken of Clermont. Great-grandparents are Gail Herman of Clermont and Ida Chicken of Mountain Home, AR.

Wed
20
Aug

Reed, Hilsabeck exchange vows during May 3 ceremony

Kelly Reed and Brian Hilsabeck of Lansing were joined in marriage May 3, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing with Father John Moser as the celebrant.
The bride is the daughter of Roger and Mary Reed of Lansing. She is a graduate of Kee High and of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. She is currently employed as a registered nurse at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI.
The groom is the son of Kirk Hilsabeck of Lansing and Cindy Hilsabeck of Strawberry Point. He is a graduate of West Central High in Maynard and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Upper Iowa University and a Master of Science degree in School Administration from Drake University. He is currently employed as the Director of Student Services and Activities Director at Howard-Winneshiek High School in Cresco.

Wed
20
Aug

WHS Class of 1961 meeting

Waukon High School’s Class of 1961 will get together Wednesday, August 27 at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at Mulligan’s in Waukon. This will be the first monthly meeting for all classmates. For more information call Karen Soper at 563-586-2722.

Wed
20
Aug

WHS Class of 1947 reunion

The 67-year reunion of Waukon Senior High’s Class of 1947 will be held at the Old Rossville Store Thursday, September 4 at 12 noon. For more information, call Allen Goeke at 563-568-3554.

Wed
20
Aug

WHS Class of 1948 reunion

The 66-year reunion of Waukon Senior High’s Class of 1948 will be held at the Old Rossville Store Wednesday, September 10 at 11:15 a.m. For more information, contact Ron Brandt at 563-568-2991 or John Ashbacher at 563-568-2513.

Wed
20
Aug

Becker family reunion Aug. 31

Descendants of John Henry Becker and Mary Elizabeth Hammel, born in the 1800s, will gather for a family reunion Sunday, August 31 at Waukon City Park in the Sweeney Pavilion. A potluck dinner will be served at 11:30 a.m. with lemonade and table service provided. Those planning to attend are asked to  bring a covered dish and folding chairs. There will be chicken and hot dogs available to purchase at the reunion. Those planning to attend are also asked to bring any family photos and memories to share. RSVP by calling Janice at 319-389-2253 or email jmiles.miles83@gmail.com by August 17.
 

Wed
20
Aug

Lonning family reunion held

The descendants of Lennie and Leona (Hanson) Lonning gathered together Saturday, August 9 for their 6th biennial family reunion and picnic.  The reunion was held at the home farm in Jefferson Township (1028 Jefferson Road, Waukon). Twenty-four people were in attendance.  Those present were:
Roger family: Roger and Marge Lonning (Albert Lea, MN); Stuart and Grace Lonning (Aberdeen, SD); Steve Lonning (Ellendale, MN).
Philip’s family: Philip and Carole Lonning (Humbolt).
Charles’ family: Greg and Kealy Lonning and daughters Summer and Shanae (Decorah).
Frank’s family: Frank and Donna Lonning (Waukon); Revelyn Lonning (Waukon); Michelle (Lonning) and Jerry Donahue (Waukon); Cory and Samantha Donahue and daughters Gracelyn and Addison (Harper Ferry); Becky (Lonning) and Tim Paxston (LeClaire).
Gary’s family: Gary and Pam Lonning (Waukon).

Wed
20
Aug

Hammell family gathering held

Many descendants and friends of George and Bess (Wall) Hammell gathered at the New Albin Community Center for a reunion Sunday, August 3. Those present came from Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Utah, California, Illinois, South Carolina and Colorado.

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