Family

Wed
01
Aug

Birth announcement: Murphy

Shane and Liz Murphy of Waukon announce the birth of their daughter, Mila Catherine Murphy, born July 24, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 7 lbs. 10 ozs. and measured 20-1/4 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins a brother, Miles (2).

Grandparents are Tom and Angela Weighner of Dorchester and Randy and Lisa Murphy of Waukon. Great-grandparents are Clair and Cathy Wagner of Lansing and Grace Murphy of Waukon.

Wed
25
Jul

Brennan and West to exchange vows July 28

Mark West and Alison Brennan
Mark West and Alison Brennan

Martin and Karen Brennan of Lansing, parents of the bride-to-be, and Jon and Jean West of Dubuque, parents of the groom-to-be, announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of Alison Brennan of Lansing and Mark West of Dubuque. The couple will exchange vows Saturday, July 28 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Dubuque.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Kee High School in Lansing and Loras College in Dubuque and is employed as a Health and Physical Education Teacher at Audubon Elementary School in Dubuque. The groom-to-be is a graduate of Hempstead High School in Dubuque and Iowa State University in Ames and is employed as a Math Teacher at Hempstead High School in Dubuque.

Wed
25
Jul

Wild and Berg to wed near Lansing August 25

Bobbi Jo Wild and Kollin Berg
Bobbi Jo Wild and Kollin Berg

Bob and Bonnie Wild of rural Lansing, parents of the bride-to-be, and Doug and Teresa Berg of Frankville, parents of the groom-to-be, announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of Bobbi Jo Wild of Lansing and Kollin Berg of Frankville.

The couple will exchange vows Saturday, August 25 with a ceremony to be held at the Wild family farm in rural Lansing. A reception will follow at the Waukon Banquet Center.

The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Waukon High School and a 2015 graduate of South Dakota State University with a Bachelors degree in Dairy Production and Agriculture Leadership. She is employed as a Customer Service Agent at Upper Iowa Insurance Services in Waukon and is active with the family dairy farm.

The groom-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Postville High School and is employed at Schroeder Brothers Farms near Eitzen, MN. The couple will reside in rural Lansing.
 

Wed
25
Jul

Weinberg and Laures to wed August 4

Elyse Weinberg and Jared Laures
Elyse Weinberg and Jared Laures

Elyse Weinberg and Jared Laures of Iowa City wish to announce their engagement and wedding to take place August 4 at the Mayowood Stone Barn in Rochester, MN.

Parents of the bride-to-be are Lydie Weinberg and the late Bryan Weinberg of Gurnee, IL. Parents of the groom-to-be are June and Arnie Laures of Waukon.

The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Warren Township High School in Gurnee, IL and a 2014 graduate of Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, IN with a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree. She is a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and is a PhD graduate student in the University of Iowa’s Nursing Program.

The groom-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Waukon High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in Biology, Chemistry and Sustainability. He is employed as a Process Engineer at Integrated DNA Technologies in Coralville.

Wed
25
Jul

Bruce Jones 50th birthday card shower

Bruce Jones
Bruce Jones

Bruce Jones of Waukon will be celebrating his 50th birthday August 1 with family and friends. In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to 303 West Street SW, Waukon, IA 52172.

Wed
25
Jul

Paul and Kathy Howes 50th wedding anniversary celebration set for August 4

Paul and Kathy Howes of Waukon are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary August 4 with a casual reception at the Empty Nest Winery, 1352 Apple Road, Waukon. All friends and relatives are encouraged to join them for a celebration of their marriage from 3-6 p.m. No gifts are requested.

The couple exchanged vows November 23, 1968. Due to the unpredictable weather conditions in November and the proximity to Thanksgiving, the August date was chosen as an alternative time for their anniversary celebration. Their children are Jennifer (John) Kuzma of Clearwater, FL and Jason and Laurie (Maxwell) Howes of Dorchester.
 

Wed
25
Jul

Bulman Family Reunion held July 15

The 60th annual Bulman reunion was held Sunday, July 15 at the Eitzen Community Center in Eitzen, MN. A noon potluck dinner was enjoyed by descendants of James and Elizabeth Bulman of Little Thetford, England (70 miles north of London). The five Bulman ancestors who came to America from Little Thetford were Thomas, William, George, Mary and John. A sailing ship took them from Liverpool, England to New Orleans, LA then upriver to Evansville, IL. They stayed there approximately five years before driving horse and wagons to

English Bench near Dorchester and settling there around the hill called “The Elephant”.

President Bruce Bulman of Caledonia, MN led the business meeting following the meal. This year, 50 persons were in attendance.   Grace Bulman and Debbie and Brad Harguth set up for the meal. They will continue next year by setting up and making the future reservation of the center. Laina Ford and Cheri Wiedenmann Francik were at the registration table.

Wed
25
Jul

Birth announcement: Melcher

Declan Melcher
Declan Melcher

James and Kelli Melcher of Harpers Ferry announce the birth of their son, Declan James Melcher, born July 13, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 8 lbs. 3 ozs. and measured 22-1/4 inches in length at the time of his birth.

Grandparents are Rob and Shannon Lloyd of Harpers Ferry, Jeff and Sara Melcher of Waukon and Chris and Brian Koth of Elkport. Great-grandparents are Erlyss Reckard of Monona, Ernie and Pat Burroughs of Waukon, Roger and Karen Melcher of Harpers Ferry and Ralph and Diane Mohn of Harpers Ferry.

Wed
25
Jul

Birth announcement: Leiran

Caleb Leiran and Katy  Heldt of Waukon announce the birth of their daughter, Charlee June Leiran, born July 17, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 7 lbs. 11 ozs. and measured 21 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins siblings, Stella (3) and Colton (2).

Grandparents are Larre and Brenda Leiran of Waukon and Debbie Heidt of Sumner.

Wed
18
Jul

LeRoy and Bonnie Jones 65th wedding anniversary


Bonnie and LeRoy Jones - then and now

LeRoy and Bonnie Jones of Harpers Ferry celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with family July 11. LeRoy Jones and Bonnie Bollman were united in marriage July 11, 1953 at the Monona Methodist Church.

They have eight children including Dale (Pam) Jones of Waukon, Loren (Georgia) Jones of McGregor, Cindy Moose of Waukon and Paul (Lynn) Jones, Mark (Brenda) Jones, Russ Jones, Gary Jones and Keith Jones, all of Harpers Ferry. The couple’s family also includes grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to 302 Ion Road, Harpers Ferry, IA 52146.
 

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