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Valerie Vorwald, of Dyersville and Tim Schaffer, of Manchester, were married Oct. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Basilica. Father Tyler Ramond officiated. Vocalist was Danielle Grave and organist was Nick Schadler.

Greg and Jenny Lovell, of Dyersville, are announcing the birth of their daughter, Samantha Bernice, born Jan. 3, 2020 at 10:06 a.m. at MercyOne, Dubuque. Samantha weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

Andrew and Marissa (Miller) Waldo, of Cascade, announce the birth of their son, Leo Francis. He was born on Dec. 17 and weighed 7 pounds.

Russell and Marlee Kramer, of Epworth, are announcing the birth of their daughter Maleah Grace, born Aug. 21 at 7:31 p.m. at Finley Hospital. Maleah weighed 9 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Dan and Cindy Willenborg, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a private family gathering.

Anthony and Eldora Koopmann, of Dyersville, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends.

Katie and Justin Weber, of Cascade, are announcing the birth of their son, Beau Jerome, born October 31, 2019 at 3:43 p.m. at MercyOne Dubuque. Beau weighed 8 pounds and 15 ounces.

Morgan Elgin and Kyle Kaiser, both of Cuba City, Wis. are announcing their engagement and upcoming marriage.

Emery Anne Merkes, daughter of Jason and Shelley Merkes, of Worthington, was baptized Nov. 9, 2019 at St. Joseph, Farley.

Claire Victoria Lehman, was born Sept. 17, 2019 weighing 7 lbs. 4 oz. and 20 inches long. Proud parents are Chad and Gina Lehman, of Hiawatha.

We are excited to announce the engagement of Katey Austin to Adam Rausch, both of Dyersville. Katey is the daughter of Mike and Diane Austin, Cross Plains, Wis. Adam is the son of Loran and Sue Rausch, Luxemburg. Both are graduates of the University of Dubuque. Katey is an RN for MercyOne Dy…

Chad and Jody Kluesner, of Worthington, are announcing the birth of their daughter Mae Catherine. She was born Sept. 5, 2019 at MercyOne Dubuque. She weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Elmer and Kay Heitz, of Farley, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Bob and Sharon Demmer, of Dundee, are celebrating 50 years of marriage with an open house Saturday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish Center.

Casey and Jennifer Nauman, of Cedar Rapids, are announcing the birth of their son, Declan Xavier born Oct. 15, 2019 at 12:10 p.m. at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids. Declan weighed 6 pounds 1 ounce and was 20 inches long.

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Merkes, of Manchester, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary, with a family gathering Sunday, Oct. 27.

Preston Boyd Wood was born Oct. 3, 2019 weighing 7 lbs. 8oz and was 20 inches long. His parents are Jeff and Cassandra Wood of Monticello.

Ralph and Lillian Nurre, of Dyersville, are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 26, 1954.

Charles and Vicky Geers celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 28 with family and friends at Park Farm Winery.

Dyersville residents Don and Dianne Kramer celebrated 50 years of marriage Aug. 16. Don Kramer, originally of Earlville and Dianne Beckmann, of Dyersville, were married in 1969 at a noon Mass in St. Francis Xavier Basilica. During their 50 years together, they’ve lived in Cedar Falls, Grundy…

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Merkes, of Manchester, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary, with a family gathering Sunday, Oct. 27.

Walter “Hub” and Doris Kramer, of Worthington, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 6 with a Mass at 9 a.m. at St. Paul church followed by a family reception at Country Junction.

Steve and Marge Willenbring will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 13, 2019 with a family dinner.

Steve and Jeanne Rahe, of Petersburg, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Lone Pine Country Club.

Amanda Catherine Pennock and Jason Michael Langel, both of Davenport, are announcing their engagement and upcoming marriage.

Allison Mary Koss and Craig James Kerper, of Marion, are announcing their engagement and upcoming marriage.

Jenna Bonert and Jay White, both of Worthington, are announcing their engagement and upcoming marriage.

Dave and Judy Geistkemper will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 27, 2019 with a family dinner.

Travis and Kylie (Kruse) Kelchen, of New Vienna, are announcing the birth of their twin daughters, Stella Rose and Tayah Catherine, born Aug. 8 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.

Tom and Mona Schemmel, of Farley, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Breitbach’s Country Dining in Balltown. Joining them were: Leasha, Steve and Rose Wiebers, of Urbana; Klista, Peter, Gannon, Mylah, Karlyn, Lambert and Leland Mels, of Perry; Koren Schemmel, of Roswell, Ga.; Marla…

Robert and Miriam (Schaefer) Eick, of Dyersville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 20 by having lunch with the Rev. Mark Nemmers, the priest who married them. Family and friends will gather for dinner at Cheddar’s in Cedar Rapids after 4 p.m. Mass at St. Matthew.

Keisha Lee Rausch and Dane William Bergfeld, of Epworth, announce their upcoming marriage.

Callie Lansing and Chris Nurczyk, of Joliet, Ill., are announcing their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the couple are Dave and Becky Lansing, of Worthington and Mike and Kelly Nurczyk, of Channahon, Ill.

Pat and Carol Engelken, of New Vienna, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Heidi, to Alex Hermsen, son of Carl and Lisa Hermsen, of Earlville.

Robert and Dorothy (Koch) Pitz of Epworth celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a Mass Aug. 11, 2019 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Epworth with their family.

Richard and Jean (Sauser) Mescher, of Dyersville, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 1 at the 8:30 Mass at the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier with their family.

Jeremy and Katie Bonert, of Dyersville, are announcing the birth of their daughter Olivia Rose Bonert, born July 25, weighing 8 pounds 7 ounces and 21 inches long.

• Mark and Val O’Brien of Dubuque, are announcing the birth of their daughter Scarlett Rose O’Brien. She was born at Mercy One in Dubuque May 18 at 1:57 a.m. She weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Maria Brown, of Peosta and Tony Anstoetter, of Farley are announcing their engagement and upcoming marriage.

Jim Kluesner and Donna (Krapfl) Kluesner were married July 21, 1959. To celebrate their 60th anniversary, their children hosted a family party at Pinicon Ridge at Central City. A party was held at Luxemburg City Park for the Kluesner family July 21 and a party for the Krapfl family July 20, …

Gene and Betty Kruse of Colesburg are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Bob and Pat Meinert, of Dyersville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in LaCrosse, Wis. June 14 at Freight House Restaurant with a family dinner. They also celebrated June 15 with a celebration party held and hosted by their children at the Four Sisters overlooking the Mississippi Ri…

Paul and Luella (Manders) Lueken will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 4 with a family dinner.

Bob and Rosie Platz, of Dyersville, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Adam and Kiley Rahe, of Dyersville, are announcing the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Mary, born May 29, 2019 at 1:44 a.m. at Mercy Hospital, Dubuque. She weighed 5 pounds 1 ounce and was 19 inches long.