Family

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Cowell family reunion August 16

The 77th annual reunion of the descendants of Thom and Anna Cowell will be held in the Community Room at Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank in Waukon Sunday, August 16. The Ethel (Cowell) Odegard family will be this year’s hosts.
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.

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Aug

Kostman-Cooper family reunion August 23

The annual Kostman-Cooper family reunion will be held Sunday, August 23 at the Frankville Fire Department in Frankville. A potluck meal will begin at noon. Come early for coffee, and bring pictures and memories to share. Contact Caryl Leiran at 563-864-7751 for more information.
 

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12
Aug

Birth announcement: Rosenthal

Brian and Brittany Rosenthal of Cambridge, WI announce the birth of their son, Owen Micheal Rosenthal, July 8, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI. He weighed 7 lbs., 13 ozs. and measured 20 inches in length at the time of his birth.
Grandparents are Duane and Robin Martin of Cambridge, WI and Jerry and Terri Rosenthal of Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Great-grandparents are Carol and the late Lloyd Martin of Waukon, Don and Millie Noyce of Oregon, WI and Jerry Nystrom of Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

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12
Aug

Garrett, Williams exchange vows

Emily Kathryn Hannum Garrett and Kenneth Damian Williams were united in marriage March 27, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA. The bride is the daughter of Kathy Hannum and James Garrett of Waukon. The groom is the son of Beverly and the late Kenneth Williams of Philadelphia, PA.
After processing through downtown Philadelphia, friends and family gathered in the courtyard of the Philadelphia City Hall. Emily’s sister-in-law, Shata Stucky, stood by her and Kenny’s friend, Corey McMillan, was his witness.  They were married by their friend, Joseph Cohn.
The wedding was followed by a banquet.  An Iowa celebration was held May 23 at the Waukon Golf and Country Club.
Emily and Kenny are making their home in downtown Philadelphia. Emily recently graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and is beginning her medical residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Kenny is an attorney working as a public defender for the City of Philadelphia.
 

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Aug

Kruse, Welsh to wed August 14

Matt Welsh and Sarah Kruse announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. They plan to exchange vows Friday, August 14 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in George. A reception and dance will be held following the ceremony at the Worthington Event Center.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Steven Wm. and Darla Kruse of George. She is a graduate of George-Little Rock Senior High School and the Minnesota School of Beauty. She is currently employed at Village Northwest and Personal Touch Hairstyling.
The groom-elect is the son of Joseph and Darcy Welsh of Waukon. He is a graduate of Waukon Senior High School and Iowa State University. He is currently employed as a soil conservationist with the Natural Resource Conservation Service.
The couple will make their home in George.

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12
Aug

Brink, Choplick to wed Aug. 29

Allison Brink of Waukon and Jamie Choplick of Atkins announce their upcoming wedding. The couple will be married in an outdoor service at Zalmona Presbyterian Church August 29.
Parents of the bride are Jeff Brink and Susan Gavle of Waukon. Parents of the groom are Andrew Choplick of Waverly and Terri Ham of Atkins.
The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Waukon Senior High School and a 2013 graduate of Kirkwood Community College. The groom-elect is a 2007 graduate of Benton Community School and is employed at ADM in Cedar Rapids.
The couple has made their home in Atkins with their two children, Jake and Brooklyn.
 

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12
Aug

Waukon High School graduates gather for 75-year reunion

Graduates of Waukon High School’s Class of 1940 held their 75-year reunion Saturday, June 20. They met for a noon luncheon at Gus and Tony’s restaurant in Waukon, followed by reminiscing and storytelling of their early years and remembering their teachers like Cora Riggemeier, David Flage, Mary Johnson and Marie Olson. They talked about how in order to continue their education past eighth grade, rural students had to rent a room in town for five school days for a dollar a week before school buses were available, bringing most of their food from home for the week. Many also worked in local stores during holidays for 15 to 17 cents per hour. There were 93 graduates in the class and 17 are still living.

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12
Aug

Anderson-Busness reunion Aug. 23

The Anderson-Busness family reunion will be held Sunday, August 23 at the Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank Community Room, 201 West Main Street, Waukon.
A potluck dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. with broasted chicken, plates, cups, utensils and beverages provided. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a vegetable, salad or dessert to share.
All family members are invited. Local family members are asked to invite their immediate family who do not reside in the area. A short meeting will follow the dinner with the opportunity to share new information to update the family history.
 

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12
Aug

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
05
Aug

Birth announcement: Kohlenberg

Meghan and Chad Kohlenberg of Dubuque announce the birth of their son, Teague Thomas Kohlenberg, July 5, 2015 in Dubuque. He weighed 9 lbs., 4 ozs. and measured 22 inches in length at the time of his birth.
Grandparents are Joan and Tom Fritz of Waukon and Eileen and Lynn Kohlenberg of Bellevue.

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