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Connie Luster to celebrate 90th birthday October 13

The family of Connie Luster will be hosting an open house celebration in honor of her 90th birthday Saturday, October 13 from 12-3 p.m. The open house will be held at the Legion Hall in Harpers Ferry.

Connie’s 90th birthday is September 27. Cards and well wishes may also be sent to her at Thornton Manor, P.O. Box 700, Lansing, IA 52151.
 

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Carlton Christianson 80th birthday celebration October 20

An open house birthday celebration in honor of Carlton Christianson’s 80th birthday is scheduled for Saturday, October 20 from 1-4 p.m. at the Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank basement meeting room located at 201 West Main in Waukon. Everyone is invited to attend.
 

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Oct

Birth announcement: Thorstenson

Elsa Thorstenson
Elsa Thorstenson

Jon and Serene Thorstenson announce the birth of their daughter, Elsa Sophia Thorstenson, born October 13, 2017 in Shanghai, P.R. China. She weighed 9 lbs. 3.3 ozs. and measured 20-1/2 inches in length at the time of her birth. Elsa will be baptized October 14, 2018. Sponsors are Darren and Kelly O’Connor.

Grandparents are Virgil and Debbie Thorstenson of Monona and Zhao Rongqiang and Gu Chengying of Shanghai.

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10
Oct

Birth announcement: Hartema

Tanner Hartema and Sharai Keough of Waukon announce the birth of their daughter, Athena Lucille Hartema, born October 1, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 7 lbs. 14 ozs. and measured 20-3/4 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins siblings, Brayden (8), Adelita (5) and Sawyer (2).

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Oct

Birth announcement: Dee

Heath and Kelsie Dee of Waukon announce the birth of their son, Wyatt Jacob Dee, born September 25, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 7 lbs. 8 ozs. and measured 20-1/2 inches in length at the time of his birth.

Grandparents are Don and Michelle Dee of Waukon and Chuck and Kim Deering of Postville. Great-grandparents are Byron and Darlene Schultz of Waukon and Carol Deering of Postville.
 

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Birth announcement: Hess

Amanda and Mitch Hess of Lansing announce the birth of their daughter, Charlotte Mary Louann Hess, born September 24, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 6 lbs. 13 ozs. and measured 20-3/4 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins a sister, Reilly (2).

Grandparents are Luke and Jan Mahr of Dorchester and Rod and Janet Hess of Lansing. Great-grandparents are Marianne Mahr of Dorchester, Louann Hess of Guttenberg and Lyle and Melita Pfeiler of Holy Cross.

Wed
03
Oct

Connie Luster to celebrate 90th birthday

The family of Connie Luster will be hosting an open house celebration in honor of her 90th birthday Saturday, October 13 from 12-3 p.m. The open house will be held at the Legion Hall in Harpers Ferry.

Connie’s 90th birthday is September 27. Cards and well wishes may sent to Thornton Manor, Box 700, Lansing, IA 52151.
 

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03
Oct

LaRue and Steiber to exchange vows October 13

Ross Steiber and Kimberly LaRue
Ross Steiber and Kimberly LaRue

Brian (Terry) LaRue of Decorah and Teri Gaustad of Brownsville, MN, parents of the bride-to-be, and Neal and Debbie Steiber of Lansing, parents of the groom-to-be, announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of Kimberly R. LaRue and Ross N. Steiber.

The couple will exchange vows Saturday, October 13 in a ceremony to be held in the barn they renovated themselves on their farm in rural Lansing with a reception to follow at TJ Hunter’s Banquet Hall in Lansing. The couple is planning to honeymoon in Punta Cana.

The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Decorah High School and is employed as a Float Dispensing Optician for Gundersen Eye Clinics.

The groom-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Kee High School in Lansing and is employed as an Instrumental and Control Technician at Alliant Energy and also farms at the couple’s home near Lansing.

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Sorenson and Meyer to wed October 20 in Decorah

Brett Meyer and Kiersten Sorenson
Brett Meyer and Kiersten Sorenson

Kiersten Sorenson and Brett Meyer, both of New Albin, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding to be held October 20 at Decorah Lutheran Church.
Parents of the bride-to-be are Rev. David and Joleen Sorenson of Decorah. Parents of the groom-to-be are Jeff and Jessica Meyer of New Albin.
The bride-to-be is a Certified Surgical Technologist at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. The groom-to-be is a forester at Meyer Timber Services in New Albin.

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03
Oct

Jane and Ken Staggemeyer 50th wedding anniversary


Then and now - Jane and Ken Staggemeyer

Jane and Ken Staggemeyer of New Albin will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Jane Beneke and Ken Staggemeyer were married October 5, 1968 at St. John’s United Church of Christ (Wheatland) in rural New Albin.

They are the parents of Jennifer (Kris Ames) Burroughs of New Albin, Josh (Cindy) Staggemeyer of Caledonia, MN and Heidi (Dennis) Myhre of Eitzen, MN. Their grandchildren are Ian and Logan Burroughs, Mason, Jacob and Kylie Staggemeyer and Eric, Lyle and Aften Myhre.
 

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