Ron and Karen Greenslade, of Chatfield, Minn., are pleased to announce the upcoming nuptials of their daughter, Talia Greenslade, to John Kruse, son of Gene and Betty Kruse, of Colesburg.
Diana Campopiano and Lee Hoffmann, both of Bristol, R.I., are announcing their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Matt White and Angie Kluesner, both of Worthington, would like to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Bob and Kathy Sabers are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jamie Sabers to Matthew Sommerlot, son of Mike and Raelene Sommerlot.
Angela Lynn Besler and Daniel James O’Connell (Pyzocha), of Epworth, are announcing their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Joan Sigwarth and Mike Steffen, of Holy Cross, are announcing their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Donna McCune and Cameron Klostermann, both of Uniontown, Ky., are announcing their engagement and approaching marriage this summer.
Mark and Lenna Thompson, of Delhi, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Thompson, to Mitch Tanner, of Manchester. Mitch is the son of Kevin Tanner and Susan and Rich Hughes, all of Delhi.
Amy Lynn Meier and David Michael Koch, together with their parents, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Amy is the daughter of Gregg and Jan Meier, of Lynn Center, Ill. David is the son of Steve and Kathy Koch, of Farley.
Rachel Begle and Anthony Simon, of Ankeny, are announcing their engagement and upcoming wedding.
Elizabeth Hagemann, of New Vienna, and Tyler Vorwald, of Dyersville, are announcing their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Hannah Rose Hoffman, of Des Moines, and Chad Joseph Monahan, of West Des Moines, are announcing their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Whitney Elgin and Kyle Casper, of Cuba City, Wis., are announcing their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Brittney Westermeyer, of Dyersville, and Cody Snitker, of Waukon, are announcing their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Breaking ground on the new UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine and Walk-In Care facility in Peosta are from left to right: Mike Donohue, Finley Hospital board member; Jason Knockel, Finley Foundation board member;David Brandon, President and CEO of Finley Hospital;Michelle Shafer, future physician at the facility; Charlie Giese, Finley Foundation board member; Steve Gremmel, Peosta City Council member; and A.J. Spiegel, Peosta developer.
Betsy Chrystal, of Delhi, dressed in period clothing for the event.
Tall in stature, Rev. Merlyn Farrand played a good Abe Lincoln at the event.
Decoration Day was established three years after the Civil War ended to commemorate the dead. It was to occur each year on May 30, when flowers would be in bloom to decorate graves. In 1971, Memorial Day eclipsed Decoration Day. The Bay Settlement Church built in 1846 is believed to be the site of the first Decoration Day celebrated in the north in 1866, and each year organizers honor the fallen with a reenactment. Following an indoor, ceremony, the crowd went outside for the gun and canon salute. According to Decoration Day orgainizer, Bob Sack, of Manchester, the church is in the process of being preserved. In 1900, the church lost its steeple and went without one until May 26, when contractors Nick and Scott Wilson finished work on a new replica in time for the celebration. Though the church is in good shape on the outside, the inside is in disrepair as the the roof leaks and is ruining the antique wallpaper. For more pictures, see the picture gallery at DyersvilleCommercial.com.
Attendee Steve Kress reads the names on the Civil War memorial that was dedicated in 1865 to 14 fallen soldiers. It was the first Civil War monument erected in Iowa.
Christe Harwood and Cindy Freiburger stand before the monument to 14 fallen Civil War soldiers.