Celebrations July 21, 2016


A girl, Emerie Elizabeth, weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and 22 inches long, was born Wednesday, July 6, 2016, to Shane and Katie Sauer, Luverne, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Grandparents are Kathy Wittrock and Bob and Luann Wittrock, all of Cherokee, Iowa, and Bob Sauer of Kingsley, Iowa. Great-grandparents are Herb and Joyce Kay and Dorothy Wittrock, all of Holstein, Iowa.


A girl, Cora Maye, weighing 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and 21 inches long, was born May 7, 2016, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Dave and Amanda McDonald, Luverne. Grandparents are George and Carol McDonald, Luverne, and Kevin and Diana Brown, Ankeny, Iowa. Great-grandparents are Jerry and Joan Brown, Humboldt, South Dakota, and Fredd and Betty Mewborn, Corpus Christi, Texas.


Open Houses

MaryAnn Ackerman will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Christian Reformed Church in Luverne.

Greetings may be sent to 201 Oak Drive, Room 114; Luverne, MN 56156.


Card Showers

LaVerle Colbeck Lorenzen will celebrate his 90th birthday on Friday, Aug. 8. Greetings may be sent to 101 S. Walnut Ave., Room 108; Luverne, MN 56156.


Bridal Showers

 An open house bridal shower for Taylor Nelson, bride-to-be of Ryan Vaksdal, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, in the Luverne City Park. In case of rain the shower will be at the home of Peggy Nelson, 1305 Memorial Circle, Luverne.


An open house bridal shower for McKenzie Folkerts, bride-to-be of Adam Finke, will be from 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills.


An open house bridal shower for Jennifer Peterson, bride-to-be of Jordan Siebenahler, will be from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Luverne Fire Hall.

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