Family

Wed
16
Sep

Heim, Bjerke to wed October 3

Morgan Heim of New Albin and Shawn Bjerke of Waukon announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. They plan to exchange vows October 3 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dorchester. A reception and dance will follow the ceremony at the Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Tom and Bev Heim of New Albin. She is a 2011 graduate of Waukon Senior High School and a 2014 graduate of Loras College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations. She is currently employed at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Waukon as the Allamakee County Youth Coordinator.
The groom-elect is the son of Bob and Cheryl Bjerke of Waukon. He is a 2007 graduate of Waukon Senior High School and a 2012 graduate of Northeast Iowa Community College with a technical degree in Wind Turbine Repair. He is currently employed by Alliant Energy as a Relief Plant Operator Apprentice in Lansing.

Wed
16
Sep

Harold and Donna Teff to celebrate 50th anniversary

Harold and Donna (Beneke) Teff of Savage, MN were married September 25, 1965 at Wilmington Lutheran Church in Caledonia, MN. They plan to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary the weekend after September 25 with their children and grandchildren.
Harry and Donna were residents of Waukon from the time of their marriage until 1993, when they relocated to the Twin Cities. Harry worked for Spiegler Auto and then for the City of Waukon as a mechanic. He was also a member of the Waukon Fire Department. Donna worked as the secretary of St. John’s Lutheran Church and at Veteran’s Memorial Hospital. Harry retired from the work force in 2010 and Donna is looking forward to retirement  from full-time work this fall.

Wed
16
Sep

WHS Class of 1961 to meet

Members of Waukon High School’s Class of 1961 will meet Friday, September 25 at 11:30 a.m. at Gus and Tony’s in Waukon for a social time.

Wed
16
Sep

Livingood reunion September 20

The annual reunion of the descendants of Edwin and Mathilda (Pechia) Livingood will be held in the Community Room of Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank in Waukon Sunday, September 20.
The meal will start at 12 noon. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a dish to pass for the potluck and table service. Drinks will be provided.
After lunch, those in attendance will be asked to tell stories beginning with “I remember...” Those who wish to write their stories down for someone else to read aloud are welcome to do so.
The Livingood Family Cookbooks will arrive for Thanksgiving.

Wed
16
Sep

WHS Class of 1955 reunion

Waukon High School’s  Class of 1955 will gather for its 60-year reunion the weekend of October 3. The schedule of events is:
Friday, October 2:
9 a.m. - Coffee at the S&D Café in Waukon.
5:30 p.m. -  Dinner at Gus and Tony’s in Waukon, where a room has been reserved.
Saturday, October 3:
1-4 p.m. - Lunch at Wings in Dorchester.
Sunday, October 4:
11 a.m.  - Breakfast/lunch at the S&D Café in Waukon.
All those affiliated with the Waukon High School Class of 1955 or who would like to visit with the class members are invited to attend any or all of these events. Those attending any of the above scheduled meals will be ordering off the menu.
 

Wed
09
Sep

Birth announcement: Engrav

Jeremy and Betsy Engrav of Waukon announce the birth of their daughter, Briar Marie Engrav, August 29, 2015 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She weighed 7 lbs., 12.4 ozs. and measured 19-1/2 inches in length at the time of her birth. She joins three siblings, Brayden (7), Brecken (4) and Brantley (2).
Grandparents are Gary and Dawn Farley and Steve and Mary Engrav, all of Waukon. Great-grandparents are Iona Farley, DuWayne and Laurayne Snitker and Janette and Gerry Blong, all of Waukon, and Walter and Betty Engrav of Pea Ridge, AR.

Wed
09
Sep

Birth announcement: Hanson

Joel and Megan Hanson of Cedar Rapids announce the birth of their daughter, Mahayla Bernadine Hanson, August 12, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. She weighed 9 lbs., 3 ozs. and measured 21-1/2 inches in length at the time of her birth.
Grandparents are Mick and Mary Olson and Don and Janet Hanson of Postville.  Great-grandparents are Bob Heffern of Waukon and Edna Huinker of Ossian.
Mahayla was named after her great-great-grandmother, Mahala Radloff, and her great-grandmother, Bernadine Heffern.

Wed
09
Sep

Martin, Erb to wed October 10

Jeff and Lori Martin are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Alison Martin, to Johnathan Erb, son of Jay and the late Judy Erb. The couple will exchange vows October 10 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Waukon. A reception, dinner and dance will follow at the Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon.

Wed
09
Sep

Margaret (Burke) Grohall to celebrate 100th birthday

Margaret (Burke) Grohall was born September 10, 1915 to Michael and Ellie (Byrnes) Burke in Dorchester on the family farm. She was the seventh of ten children. She left Waukon after high school and lived in Milwaukee for over 50 years. Her Waukon/Dorchester relatives include: McCormicks, Sweeneys, Griffins, Liddiards, Burkes and Schultes.
Friends and family will celebrate her 100th birthday with her at an open house Thursday, September 10 from 3-5 p.m. at Hillview Health Care, 3501 Park Lane Drive, La Crosse, WI.
 

Wed
09
Sep

Mary Mettille to celebrate 95th birthday

Mary “Kay” Mettille will celebrate her 95th birthday September 21. Family and friends may send cards and well wishes to 606 Second Avenue SW, Apt. J-34, Waukon, IA 52172.

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