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Mon
14
Apr

Boys place fourth at Ed-Co

 

By Pat McTaggart

Freelance Writer

 

The Central boys’ track team participated in the Ed-Co Relays April 8.  Central placed fourth behind North Fayette/Valley, Bellevue and Jesup with the following results:

Mon
16
Sep

Reckers wed 50 years

 

Jerry and Karen Recker are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Jerry Recker and the former Karen O’Brien were united in marriage on September 28, 1963, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Volga, Iowa.

Mon
19
Aug

Watermans celebrate 50th anniversary

 

Richard and Eileen (Hamlett) Waterman of Manchester, Iowa, were married August 29, 1963, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elkport, Iowa.  They are the parents of Russell (deceased), Robin (Dean) Lilleskov, Victoria (Louis) Freiburger, Holly (Shawn) Zieser, and Paul (Melissa) Waterman.  Their grandchildren are Samantha, Jonathan, Casey, Austin, Matthew, Derek, Benjamin, Taylor, Kaleb and Sophia.  You’re invited to help them celebrate their 50th anniversary at an open house at the Elkport-Garber Community Club in Elkport, Saturday, August 31, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.  No gifts, please.  Cards may be sent to 108 Winslow Drive, Manchester, Iowa  52057 

 
Thu
15
Aug

First-time visitors from Tanzania accompany Father Paul Fagan

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The first stop in the United States for Sister Anna Nchama and Iluuminata Mashalla, along with Father Paul, was a thrilling view from the 96th floor of the John Hancock Building in Chicago.
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This is the future Operating Suites building at Songambele Health Center. (Submitted photos)

The impossible dream of visiting the United States has come true for Sister Anna Nchama, IHSA (Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa) and Illuminata Mashalla, who were accompanied by Father Paul Fagan who has worked in Tanzania for the past 53 years.  Their arrival in the United States began in Chicago where Fr. Paul’s cousin Bob met them at the airport and then took them to the John Hancock Building for an amazing ride 96 floors straight up. What a great place for them to get their first view of an American City. Fr. Paul who has designed and built more than 50 buildings in his parishes was equally fascinated by this and other extraordinary architectural designs and construction.

Mon
05
Aug

Langmeier, Foels engagement

 

Ron and Donna Foels of Elkader, are happy to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy, to Keith Langmeier, son of Jim and Sabrina Langmeier of Patch Grove, WI.

Amy is a 2003 graduate of Central Community High School and a 2006 graduate of Kirkwood Community College with a degree in Apparel Merchandising.

Mon
29
Jul

Class of ‘53 gathers for reunion


The Elkader High School class of 1953 held its 60th reunion July 20 at Johnson’s. Thirty-two graduates were in that class; 13 attended the reunion alomng with six guests. Thirteen classmates are deceased and six others were unable to attend due to health issues. Those present were, back row left to right: Marlys Frieden Bennett, Bev Seeland Moon, Robert “Swede” Halverson, Ronnie Glesne, Gerald Reimer, Cletus Baade, and Don Bennet; riddle row, left to right; Lois Kuehl Bennett, Margaret Darlene Entwisle Tieden, and Joyce Kuehl Thurn; and front rows, left to right: Ray Cousins, Dick Heiden and Dick Koehn. The deceased classmates include: Jim Ashman, Jeanette Bahls Schmelzer, Carl Bennett, Zita Butikofer Backhaus, Marleen Embretson Zearley, Helen Fascher Bahls, Marilyn Freitag Unruh, Alberta Geno French, Ronnie Larson, Leigh Meyer, Sheila Mulroney Lux, Lyle Noggle, and Mavis Peterson. Another reunion is planned in five years.
Mon
22
Jul

Helen Waterman is turning 95

 

Happy 95th birthday to Helen Waterman on Saturday, August 3, 2013. In honor of her birthday, please send greetings to Helen at:  Helen Waterman, 302 West Lincoln Street, Apt. 8, Edgewood, Iowa 52042.

 
Mon
22
Jul

Knokes married 60 years

 

Sheila and Fred Knoke will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on July 25, 2013.  Sheila Mae Erickson married Fred Charles Knoke on July 25, 1953 at the E&R Church in Elkader.  The couple, who has been long-term Elkader residents, have three children and five grandchildren.  Their children include: Nancy Mc Clure in Temple, Texas, Elaine Martin in Bettendorf, Iowa, and Fred Knoke (Amy) in Decorah, Iowa.  Grandchildren, include, Dani Heaton, Trisha Martin, Joe, Tom and Jack Knoke.  

Mon
15
Jul

Swishers married 65 years


Eldon and Shirley Swisher

 

Eldon and Shirley Swisher of Garnavillo will be celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday July 20, 2013 with a 4 PM Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garnavillo, IA and a family dinner following. Eldon Swisher and Shirley Weber were married on July 20th, 1948 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Guttenberg, IA. 

They are the parents of two children, Susan (Dennis) Troester of Dubuque, IA and Jeffrey (Chris) Swisher of Wheaton, IL. They have three grandchildren and five great-grandsons.

Mon
15
Jul

Doeppkes married 40 years


Janita and Steve Doeppke

 

Steve and Janita Doeppke of Elkader will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary July 21, 2013.  They were married at Peace Church in Elkader on July 21, 1973.  They are the parents of William (Kari) of Valdasta, GA, Grant (Brooke Pritchard) Doeppke of West Union, and Shane Doeppke of St. Louis, MO.  Their grandchildren are Austin, Hunter and Kale Doeppke of Valdasta, GA and Connor Doeppke of West Union.  Steve and Janita are celebrating their anniversary by taking a vacation to Georgia and Nashville, TN to spend time with their family.

 

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