Family

Wed
03
Aug

William and Ellen Manton Family Reunion August 6

A family reunion will be held for the families of William and Ellen Manton Saturday, August 6 at the Wexford Hall. A luncheon will be held from 1-5 p.m.

The Manton ancestors came from Ireland in the 1850s. The Manton family included Mary, Sister M. Ramona, Catherine, Joseph, Martin, Thomas and William. All descendants are cordially invited to attend this family reunion.

Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church - Wexford, 1416 Great River Road, Harpers Ferry, will follow the reunion at 5:30 p.m. Contact info@greatriverit.com.

Wed
03
Aug

Bulman Reunion held for 63rd year in Eitzen, MN

The 63rd Bulman reunion was held July 17, 2022 with Pastor Paul Burgess of Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church offering the luncheon prayer for the 21 attendees. The family is thankful for the organizers, Grace Bulman and Deb Harguth of Eitzen, MN. Bruce Bulman of Caledonia, MN continues to lead as reunion chairman. Historian Laina Ford suggested getting one email for each branch of the family and encouraging them to pass down the reunion information to their descendants.

There were no first-timers attending the reunion. Greetings were given from Ronda and John Opatt. Deaths reported were Betty Snitker, Merlyn Klocke, James Beardmore, Richard Anderson, Kolby Martin and Margret Herlig. One birth was reported for Hayden Bulman. One marriage was mistakenly unreported for Grace Bulman Manke and Nathan Holdbrook.

Wed
03
Aug

Ron and Nancy Brandt 60th wedding anniversary

Ron and Nancy (Wirkler) Brandt of Waukon are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple married August 12, 1962 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Monona.

Their family includes children Jim (Maggie) Brandt of Mesa, AZ and Susan (Jeff) Hand of Hiawatha, in addition to four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Cards and well wishes may be sent to 703 5th Street NW, Waukon, IA 52172.

Wed
27
Jul

William and Ellen Manton Family Reunion August 6

A family reunion will be held for the families of William and Ellen Manton Saturday, August 6 at the Wexford Hall. A luncheon will be held from 1-5 p.m.

The Manton ancestors came from Ireland in the 1850s. The Manton family included Mary, Sister M. Ramona, Catherine, Joseph, Martin, Thomas and William. All descendants are cordially invited to attend this family reunion.

Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church - Wexford, 1416 Great River Road, Harpers Ferry, will follow the reunion at 5:30 p.m. Contact info@greatriverit.com.

Wed
13
Jul

Birth announcement: Beneke

Karsyn Beneke
Karsyn Beneke

Tony and Brittany Beneke of Waukon announce the birth of their daughter, Karsyn Dee Beneke, born May 31, 2022 in La Crosse, WI. She weighed 7 lbs. 10 ozs. at the time of her birth. She joins a sister, Kenleigh (6).

Grandparents are Keith and Faye Beneke, Rob Johnson, and Casey and Lynn Larson. Great-grandparents are Wayne and the late Bonnie Johnson and Robert and Gloria Hanson.

Wed
13
Jul

Birth announcement: Brandt

Hannah Davis and Russ Brandt of Postville announce the birth of their daughter, Veronica Mae Eleanor Brandt, born May 9, 2022 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 8 lbs. 2 ozs. and measured 22 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins a brother, Jacobe.

Grandparents are Clyde and Mari Davis of Lincoln, NE and Bob and Beth Brandt of Postville.

Wed
06
Jul

Ron and Linda Dahlstrom 50th wedding anniversary

Linda and Ron Dahlstrom
Linda and Ron Dahlstrom

Ron and Linda Dahlstrom of Waukon are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple exchanged vows July 8, 1972. The public is welcome to attend a celebration Saturday, July 9 from 5-8 p.m. at the Sweeney Pavilion in the Waukon City Park.

In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to 402 West Main Street, Waukon, IA 52172.

Wed
06
Jul

63rd Annual Bulman Family Reunion scheduled for July 17

The 63rd annual reunion of the Bulman, Hartley and Beardmore families is scheduled for Sunday, July 17 at the Community Center in Eitzen, MN. A potluck meal will be served at 12:30 p.m. with a meeting and social time to follow.

The five Bulman ancestors who came to America from Little Thetford, England in the 1850s were Thomas, George, William, John and their sister, Mary Bulman Sadler. All descendants of these early settlers are cordially invited to attend this reunion meal. Beverages will be provided. Those planning to attend are asked to bring food to share, their own table service, family pictures and stories. This year a scanner will be available for copying photos, negatives and slides. We will also have room behind the center to show off collector vehicles and there will be door prizes.

This year’s feature display is about the three Bulman brothers who served in World War II. The story takes them from Postville to Alaska to Africa and a German stalag.

Wed
29
Jun

50th wedding anniversary for Larry and Cindy Olson


Cindy and Larry Olson, then and now

Larry and Cindy (Winters) Olson of Gunder are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple married July 1, 1972 at Frankville Presbyterian Church in Frankville.

They are the parents of Heather (Dan) Scannell of Cedar Falls and Jarrod (Kelli) Olson of Waukon. They have three grandchildren, Anna Scannell and Addie and Jase Olson.

In honor of the occasion, cards and well wishes may be sent to 17508 Gunder Road, Postville, IA 52162.

Wed
29
Jun

Birth announcement: Brennan

Devin and Paige Brennan of Lansing announce the birth of their son, Callan Martin Brennan, born June 12, 2022 in La Crosse, WI. He weighed 8 lbs. 9 ozs. at the time of his birth. He joins a sister, Rowan (2).

Grandparents are Jill and Mike Mitchell of Port Aransas, TX and Karen and Marty Brennan of Lansing.

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