Birthdays & Bridal Showers


Happy birthday to the daughters of Marty and Kayla DeMuth. Liveen turned one on Nov. 23 and Landry turned two on Nov. 27. Lots of love from Mom, Dad, Ledger, Grandma and Grandpa.


Janina Johnson of rural Aurelia will celebrate her 80th birthday on Nov. 29. Cards may be sent to her at 5039 20th Ave., Aurelia, IA  51005. Her family includes husband Jack; Karen of Fort Dodge, Roger and Shelley of Peterson, Patricia and Ken DeBreau of Gurnee, Ill., and Richard and Connie of Urbandale. They have 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Janina was born Nov. 29, 1934 in Sioux City.  She is a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee.

A card shower will honor Phyllis Lenz on her 80th birthday on Dec. 2. Birthday wishes can be sent to her at PO Box 245, Early, IA 50535. Happy 80th birthday. Love, your family.


Lucy Lynn Dreckman was born on November 3, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines arriving at 8:34 a.m. She weighed six pounds, seven ounces and was 19¼ inches long. Lucy is the daughter of Chad and Sarah Dreckman of West Des Moines. Grandparents are Bill and Karen Steffen, Storm Lake, and the late Chuck Dreckman of LeMars and Dave and Rhea Ahlberg of Des Moines. Great-grandfather is Richard Ahlberg of Des Moines. 


A come and go “ISU Tailgate” bridal shower for Maria Giles and Will Franzmeier will be held on Friday, Nov. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Storm Lake. Parents of the couple are Jim and Leslie Franzmeier and Matt and Jeanne Giles. Will and Maria are registered at Kohl’s, Macy’s, Sugar Bowl and Straw Horse in Albert City.