Birthdays & Bridal Showers


Nov. 14: Happy 18th birthday to Kelsey Pickhinke. Love, Dad and Mom.

Nov. 18: Happy birthday, Reagan. Love, Dad, Mom, Tilman and Usi.


Bob Henderson turns 85 on Nov. 20. If you'd like to send birthday wishes to him please send to Bob Henderson, 304 First St., Rockwell City, IA 50579.


Cooper James DeHaan, son of Jeff and Lindsay DeHaan of Early, was born on Oct. 23 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center.  Cooper weighed eight pounds, 10 ounces and ws 21½ inches long.  He was welcomed home by big sisters Avery and Reagan. Grandparents are Dr. Fred and Deb DeHaan of Storm Lake and Jim and Brenda Kropf of Wall Lake.  Great-grandparents are Milt and Alma Bogaard of Orange City and LaMorn Kropf of Wall Lake.

Please welcome to the world Dylan Lee Gustafson, born Oct. 20, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Parents are Mallory Munger and Dylan Gustafson of Aurelia. Grandparents are Allyson Munger of Schaller, Leonard and Kelly Munger of Sibley and Michelle Gustafson of Storm Lake.


A come and go baby shower for Nicole Hinkeldey will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9-11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, rural Alta (Hanover). Baby Hinkeldey's gender is a surprise. Registered at Target, Pottery Barn Kids and

A come and go baby shower in honor of Sara Lemke (Mrs. Bryan) and son Christopher James will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22,  from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 501 Locust St., Aurelia. Baby registry at Target.


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, Macey’s and Sugar Bowl.