Society

Wed
07
Jan

Mr. and Mrs. Clarion Mathys

Mr. and Mrs. Clarion Mathys

 

 

The family of Clarion and Darlene (Schultz) Mathys is hosting a card shower in honor of the couple’s 70th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Jan. 15.

The Mathys family includes children Gordon (Janice) Mathys of Waterloo and Karyl (Owen) Davis of Ames, four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Formerly living in the Wadena area, Clarion and Darlene are currently residing at Ridgeway Place in Waterloo.

All friends and relatives are invited to drop them a congratulatory card or note as part of this special celebration.

Anniversary greetings may be sent to the couple at 155 E. Ridgeway Ave., #221, Waterloo, IA  50702. 

Wed
31
Dec

Seraphia Uhlenhake

Seraphia Uhlenhake

 

 

Seraphia Uhlenhake  will celebrate her upcoming 95th birthday with a family gathering and a card shower.

Her birthday is Saturday, Jan. 3.

Birthday greetings can be sent to Seraphia at Ossian Senior Hospice, P.O. Box 98, Ossian, IA 52161.

Wed
24
Dec

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Swenka …60th anniversary…

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Swenka

…60th anniversary…

Former area residents Jim and Roxie Swenka of Rolla, Mo., will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 28.

The couple were married Dec. 28, 1954, at First Baptist Church in Oelwein.

They are the parents of three children, Jacque (Mark) Stahr, Steven (Joan) Swenka, and Jay (Lori) Swenka. They also have seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

The Swenkas farmed for many years in the area between Fayette and West Union. They also served as 4-H leaders for Center Township for many years. In addition, Jim spent several years on the Fayette County Fair Board.

In 1979, Jim and Roxie moved to Missouri, where they’d bought a farm.

Wed
24
Dec

Union-land Activities Calendar

            Union-land Activities Calendar

      What                              When                                Where           

W.U. City Council                                    1st/3rd Monday, 6 p.m.           W.U. City Hall, Hwy. 150 South

Fayette Co. Supervisors                  Mondays, 9 a.m.                  Fayette Co. Courthouse, West Union

North Fayette School Board                  Second Monday, 5:30 p.m.                  High school library (unless otherwise noted)

Valley School Board                  Third Monday, 7 p.m.                  Valley School, Elgin

NFV Athletic Boosters                  First Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.                  NFV High School library, WU

Fayette Co. Fair Board                  Second Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.                  Dance Pavilion, Fairgrounds, W.U.

Wed
17
Dec

Walter Knutsen

Walter Knutsen

 

 

Walter Knutsen of Clermont will celebrate his 80th birthday on Thursday, Dec. 18.

Walter and Marilyn, his wife of 55 years, will celebrate this special occasion with their four children, Mark (Trish) Knutsen of Marion, Karen (David) Miller of Clermont, Kristine (Jason) Lenberg of Altoona, Wis., Karla (Rich) Ehr of Kirksville, Mo., and their families.

Friends, relatives, and neighbors are invited to help make Walt’s day extra-special with a card shower.

Birthday greetings can be mailed to Walter Knutsen, 608 Stone St., Clermont, IA 52135.

Wed
10
Dec

Alma Ameling

Alma Ameling

 

 

Alma Ameling of Hawkeye will observe her 80th birthday on Sunday, Dec. 14. She will celebrate the occasion with a family gathering.

Those wishing to pass along birthday greetings may send them to Alma at 321 E. Burger St., Hawkeye, IA 52147.

Wed
26
Nov

Lynston Marie Heins

Lynston Marie Heins

 

Derek and Jill Heins of West Union are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Lynston Marie.

Born at 8:53 a.m. at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union, Lynston weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. and measured 19.5 inches in length.

Welcoming her home were her twin big brothers, Preston and Hilton, 2.

Grandparents are John and Jann Kuehner of St. Lucas and Mike and Barb Heins of West Union.

Great-grandparents are Mark Mihm and Rita Kuehner, both of St. Lucas, Rosaria Einck of Festina, and Bob and Darlene Heins of West Union.

 

Wed
19
Nov

Mr. and Mrs. Conley Strand

Mr. and Mrs. Conley Strand

 

 

Former Ossian area residents Conley and Lois (Jaster) Strand will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with their children on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27.

The Strands were united in marriage on Nov. 27, 1954, at Bethany Lutheran Church in West Union.

Those wishing to send cards to congratulate the couple may send them to Conley and Lois Strand, 262 Dallas Hwy. SW, Cartersville, GA 30120.

Wed
19
Nov

Caroline and Vivian Ward

Caroline and Vivian Ward

 

 

Jessica and Christopher Ward of Ames announce the birth of twin daughters, Caroline Mauree and Vivian Lou, born November 2. They weighed 5 lbs., 8 oz. and 5 lbs. 15 oz. 

 Grandparents are Michelle Deverall of Mason City, Kathy and Joel Gabrielson of Story City, and Steve and Sherri Ward of Greene.

Great grandparents are Jerry and Dolores Marzen of Marble Rock, Ione Dennler of Elgin, Wilmer and Joye Gabrielson of Belmond and Ed and Mary Kittleson of St. Ansgar.

Wed
19
Nov

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Schwickerath

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua J. Schwickerath

 

 

Emily M. Thoms and Joshua J. Schwickerath of Oelwein exchanged marriage vows in a 2:30 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 8. The Rev. Charis Combs-Lay officiated at the wedding, which was held at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein.

Parents of the couple are Jeffrey and Sue Thoms of Fayette and James and Carolyn Schwickerath of New Hampton.

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