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Wed
10
Apr

Mr. and Mrs. James Werhan

 

 

Mr. and Mrs. James Werhan

…golden anniversary…

James and Sherryl Werhan of West Union will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on April 20. They will celebrate the occasion with a family gathering and card shower .

The couple were married April 20, 1963, at Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union.

They are the parents of two children, Kelly (Taina) Werhan of Riverview, Fla., and Karla (Michael) Snyder of West Union. Their family also includes six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

To join in the card shower for the Werhans, you may send your anniversary greetings to them at 20716  K Ave., West Union, IA 52175.

 

Wed
10
Apr

Birth - Draven Eugene Hepke

 

Birth announced

Ben and Lydia Hepke of Elgin recently welcomed a new son into their family.

Draven Eugene Hepke was born at 8:34 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. He weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and was 19 inches long.

Draven joins brother Bradon, 6, and sister Adeda, 5, at home.

Grandparents are Dale and Peggy Cooksley of Elgin and Mark and Lisa Hepke of Manchester.

 
Wed
10
Apr

The Word of God

 

The Word of God

By Pastor Rip Baillargeon

First Baptist Church, W.U.

Being a Christian, I know that in the Bible Jesus is called the Word. John 1:1 begins: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God. And the Word was God. John continues by saying that “through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.

At first, it seems to be a little strange to call someone the Word. What was John thinking when he wrote these words? Why would he choose “Word” as a means of describing Jesus? 

Perhaps this will help to get a better understanding.

Wed
03
Apr

Engagement - Hanson-Olson

 

Hanson-Olson

…June nuptials…

Mick and Mary Olson and Don and Janet Hanson, all of Postville, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Megan Olson and Joel Hanson, both of Cedar Rapids.

The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Valley Community High School and a 2009 graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids. She is currently employed by College Community School.

Her fiancé graduated from Postville High School in 2005 and from Wartburg College, Waverly, in 2009. He is currently employed by Employment Premier Investments.

The couple will wed June 15 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Clermont.

Wed
03
Apr

Birth - Jack M. Swensen

 

Jack M. Swensen

…recent birth…

Jack Michael Swensen was born Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, to proud parents Dr. Judd and Sara Swensen of West Union.

Jack weighed 9 lbs. 12 oz. and was 21½ inches long when he was born at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo.

Sister Anna Grace, 2, was on hand to welcome her little brother home.

Grandparents are Ronald and Delinda Cordes of Gridley, Ill., and Stanley and Kathleen Swensen of Kiron.

Wed
03
Apr

Birth - Isaac T. Mueller

 

Isaac T. Mueller

…born March 5…

Curt and Kimberly Mueller of Fayette are happy to announce the birth of their first child, Isaac Thomas.

Born Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union, Isaac weighed 7 lbs. 4¾ oz. and measured 20 inches in length.

Grandparents are Roger and Sue Bahe of Sumner and Thomas and Cynthia Mueller of Mount Pleasant.

Wed
27
Mar

Getting married?

 

 

Getting married?

If you are planning to announce your engagement or wedding, we would like to remind couples that both engagement and post-wedding forms are available at the our office. 

It is recommended that an engagement announcement be published at the time of the engagement and no later than a month before the wedding. Remember, it is an engagement announcement, not a wedding announcement (that comes after the wedding).

Because we like to keep our news fresh, we would also like to emphasize the importance of having your wedding write-up and photo to us within three weeks after your wedding. (After six weeks, there is a cost to print a write-up.)

Wed
27
Mar

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 March 28-April 3 will be as follows:

 

Wed
27
Mar

W.U. Legion Auxiliary to host District Conference

 

W.U. Legion Auxiliary to host District Conference

West Union American Legion Auxiliary Unit 15 met Tuesday, March 19, at the Veterans Center with nine members present. 

After Jayne Soppe called the meeting to order at 6 p.m., the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble were recited.

Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved; the treasurer’s report was read and filed.

The Junior Girls Conference was held Sunday, March 17, in West Union with approximately 30 in attendance.

The District Conference will be held Saturday, April 6, at Echo Valley Banquet and Reception Center, West Union. Gus & Tony’s will cater the meal.

A hospitality reception will be held the night before from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Vets Center. Volunteers are needed to provide snacks. Also, help with registration, etc. will be needed on Saturday at the conference. Please contact Jayne Soppe if able to lend a hand Friday night or Saturday. 

Wed
20
Mar

Open house for 100th birthday

 

Open house for 100th birthday

Bob Dietz will be the guest of honor at an open house celebrating his 100th birthday. The celebration will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

Family and friends are invited to stop by and enjoy some cake and ice cream with Bob. (No gifts, please.)

Those wanting to wish Bob a happy birthday may also send cards and notes to him at Maple Crest Manor, 100 Bolger Dr., Fayette, IA 52142.

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