Allison and Tyler Bruck
    EARLING -- Allison Gross of Earling and Tyler Bruck of Portsmouth exchanged marriage vows at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Earling on October 13, 2018. Father David Smith performed the 2:30 p.m. double ring ceremony.    Parents of the couple are Joe and Gail Gross, Earling; and Craig and Tina...
Verlee Shupe
    HARLAN -- Long-time Harlan resident Verlee Shupe will mark her 100th birthday on Tuesday, January 15. Verlee is a resident at Elm Crest Assisted Living in Harlan.    Her family is planning a card shower in her honor. Cards will reach her if sent to Elm Crest Assisted Living, 2108 12th Street...
Jackie and Dwayne “Sparky” Larsen
    AVOCA -- Dwayne “Sparky” and Jackie Larsen of Avoca will observe their 60th wedding anniversary on January 4. Their family is planning a card shower in their honor.    Cards will reach them if sent to 1606 North Willow, Avoca, IA 51521. 
Thomas and Beverly Schmitz
    HARLAN -- Thomas and Beverly Schmitz of Harlan will mark 50 years of marriage on December 28. An open house reception in their honor will be held at St. Michael’s Rosman Parish Center in Harlan on Sunday, December 30 from 9:30 a.m. - noon. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. 
Ellie and Matthew Heflin
    HARLAN -- Ellie McCormick and Matthew Heflin of Anchorage, AK were married on September 1, 2018 during a ceremony at the groom’s parents, Robert and Amy Heflin’s rural Harlan home. David Havick, great-uncle of groom, was the officiant at the 4:30 p.m. outdoor ceremony.
LaVale Jensen
    APACHE JUNCTION, AZ -- Former Harlan resident LaVale Jensen of Apache Junction, AZ will mark her 90th birthday on December 21. Her family is requesting a card shower in her honor. Cards will reach her if sent to 2080 S. Ironwood Drive #159, Apache Junction, AZ 85120.
Annette Kloewer
    DEFIANCE -- Annette Kloewer of Defiance will celebrate her 70th birthday on December 28. Her daughters are planning a card shower in her honor. Cards will reach her if sent to PO Box 174, Defiance, IA 51527.
Melissa and Derek Anderson
    DEFIANCE -- Melissa Kite and Derek Anderson both of Onawa exchanged marriage vows at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Defiance on June 16, 2018. The 2 p.m. double ring ceremony was performed by Father Chris Fontanini.    Parents of the couple are Dan and EAnn Christensen, Defiance; and Bill and...
Christine and Braden Vermeys
    PANAMA -- Christine Wingert and Braden Vermeys both of Lake Park were married on August 25, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Panama.        Parents of the couple are  Glenn and Mariann Wingert, Panama; and Keith and Ann Vermeys, Battle Creek, IA.
Harold Peters
    TENNANT -- Harold Peters of Tennant will celebrate his 92nd birthday on December 8 with his family. Harold’s family is also planning a card shower in his honor. Cards will reach him if sent to 906 Stevens Ave, Tennant, IA 51537.    His children are Bonnie Utter, Bondurant; David and Bonnie...




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