Family

Wed
08
Nov

Birth announcement: Scheetz

Anne and Brett Scheetz of Spring Grove, MN announce the birth of their daughter, Luka Rose Scheetz, born October 29, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 7 lbs. 15 ozs. and measured 21 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins siblings, Emmett (4) and Audrey (2).

Grandparents are Chuck and Audrey Ellingson of Caledonia, MN and Dan and Patty Scheetz of Cosgrove.

Wed
08
Nov

Birth announcement: Waters

Emily Byrnes and Josh Waters of Waukon announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylie Louise Waters, born October 30, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 8 lbs. 11 ozs. and measured 23-1/2 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins siblings, James Waters (3) and Jorden Funk (4).

Grandparents are Breigha Funk of Colesburg, Loran Waters of Waukon and the late Kelly Deeney. Great-grandparents are the late Earl Waters, Iris Waters and Sandy and Bob McCoy, all of Waukon.

Wed
01
Nov

Aubrie Lenz and Patrick Monroe to exchange vows November 18

Patrick Monroe and Aubrie Lenz
Patrick Monroe and Aubrie Lenz

Aubrie Lenz and Patrick Monroe announce their engagement and upcoming wedding to take place November 18, 2017 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with a reception to be held at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon.

Parents of the bride-to-be are Darren and Angie Burroughs of Rossville, Heather Lenz of New Albin and Paul Lenz of Lansing. She is a 2011 Home School graduate and a 2014 graduate of Minnesota State Colleges - Southeast Technical with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She currently owns and operates Farmhouse Childcare in Waukon.

Parents of the groom-to-be are Manley “Michael” and Suzanne Monroe of Postville. He is a 2001 graduate of John R. Mott High School in Postville and a 2003 graduate of Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) in Calmar with an Associate of Applied Science degree through the John Deere Tech program. He is currently employed as a technician at Bodensteiner Implement in Waukon.

Wed
01
Nov

Birth announcement: Thorstenson

Elsa Thorstenson
Elsa Thorstenson

Jon Thorstenson of Decorah and Serene Thorstenson of Shanghai, P.R. China announce the birth of their daughter, Elsa Sophia Thorstenson, born October 13, 2017 in Shanghai. She weighed 9 lbs. 3.3 ozs. and measured 20-1/2 inches in length at the time of her birth.

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

Wed
01
Nov

Birth announcement: Gordon

Archer Gordon
Archer Gordon

Kevin and Stephanie Gordon of Evansdale announce the birth of their son, Archer Lee Gordon, born September 6, 2017 at Unity Point Allen Hospital in Waterloo. He weighed 8 lbs. 8.7 ozs. and measured 21 inches in length at the time of his birth.

Grandparents are David and Connie Gordon of Waukon, Mark and Deb Rush of Hampton and David and Julie Twedt of Eldora. Great-grandparents are Herbert Halvorson and the late Mary Lou Halvorson of Waukon, Ervin and Sharon Gordon of Waukon, Jim and Judy Meyer of Geneva, Jerry and Martha Fredericksen of Ackley and Carolyn Twedt of Eldora.
 

Wed
01
Nov

Birth announcement: Bucher

Vivian Bucher
Vivian Bucher

Kelly and James Bucher of Ankeny announce the birth of their daughter, Vivian Kay Bucher, born October 9, 2017 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. She weighed 8 lbs. and measured 19 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins sisters, Anna (4) and Grace (4).

Grandparents are Don and Connie Nagel of Waukon and Joyce and the late Elden Bucher of Ankeny.
 

Wed
01
Nov

Birth announcement: Martin

Kevin and Trish Martin of Waukon announce the birth of their son, Mason Edwin Martin, born October 23, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 6 lbs. 5 ozs. and measured 20-1/4 inches in length at the time of his birth. He joins sisters, Brooklyn (8) and Alexis (6).

Grandparents are Walter and Peggy Martin of Waukon and Lorraine and Linda Kalke of Decorah. Betty Lundt of Decorah is a great-grandparent.
 

Wed
01
Nov

Birth announcement: Baumler

Liz Heitman and Dustin Baumler of Ossian announce the birth of their daughter, Raelynn Karen Baumler, born October 19, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 8 lbs. 9 ozs. and measured 22 inches in length at the time of her birth.

Grandparents are Dave and Janette Heitman of Lansing and Dave and Natalie Knutson of Ossian.

Wed
01
Nov

Birth announcement: Caguach-Hernandez

Candido and Mindy Caguach-Hernandez of Postville announce the birth of their son, Dominick Yair Caguach-Hernandez, born October 12, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He weighed 8 lbs. 7 ozs. and measured 19-1/4 inches in length at the time of his birth. He joins siblings, Marcy (15), Luis (11) and Mariah (4).

Grandparents are Susan Kuhse of Postville and Ken Kuhse of Cedar Rapids. Vivian Peterson of Postville is a great-grandparent.
 

Wed
25
Oct

St. Patrick’s High School Class of 1967 Reunion


St. Patrick’s High School Class of 1967 Reunion ... Pictured left to right, front row: Msgr. Joseph Slepicka, Laura (North) Cira, Mary (Deeney) Chapman, Ann (Cunningham) Fossum, Carole (Anderson) Lahr, Kate (Tierney) Tooke. Middle row: Mary (Gregan) Timmerman, Faye (O’Neill) Nevermann, Elaine (Byrnes) Gaul, Nancy (Anderson) Nissen, Jill (Cronin) Maslowski, Bob Ryan, Ed Blake. Back row: Cathie (Collins) Logan, Greg Waldron, Fran (Sweeney) Samuel, Peg (Fries) Abshire, Bonnie (Blake) Sweeney, Arlene (Liddiard) Reich, Margaret (Doubek) Hammell, Jerry McCabe, Tom Brandt, Pat Liddiard, Frank Magner. Submitted photo.

St. Patrick’s High School Class of 1967 held its 50th-year reunion Saturday, October 7 at Green Valley Getaway in Waukon. Special guests at the event were Monsignor Joseph Slepicka and Father Mark Osterhaus. Reunion committee members were: Kate (Tierney) Tooke, Bonnie (Blake) Sweeney, Margaret (Doubek) Hammell and Greg Waldron.

The celebration began with Mass at St. Patrick’s Church followed by a tour of the school. Dinner and a program followed at Green Valley Getaway. A highlight of the evening was a trip down memory lane led by a lively group of St. Pat’s grade school girls dressed as cheerleaders. They led several cheers from the 1960s and sang the school song. A silent auction was held with donations going to St. Patrick’s School.

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