A boy, Bode Thomas, weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces, was born Saturday, Aug. 11, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to T.J. and Angela Newgard, Luverne. He joins a sister, Emma, 3. Grandparents are Tom and Sandy Bush, Hills, and Tom and Sandi Newgard, Pipestone.


Open houses

An open house baby shower for Zack and Sydney Staeffler will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Luverne City Park.


Marian Braa will have her 90th birthday on Monday, Sept. 3. An open house will be the evening of Sept. 1 at the Luverne Eagles Club. Greetings may be sent to her at P.O. Box 711, Luverne, MN 56156.


An open house bridal shower for Racquel Winters, bride-to-be of Tanner Paulsen, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills.


Card showers

Dwight and Gail Bremer will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Friday, Aug. 31. Greetings may be sent to them at 1732 211th Street, Hardwick, MN 56134.


Russ and Evelyn Harmsen will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 2. (Russ is a resident at the Minnesota Veterans Home.) Greetings may be sent to them at 208 Elm Street, Luverne, MN 56156.


Dallas Bowron will celebrate his 104th birthday on Friday, Sept. 7. Greetings may be sent to him at Poplar Creek Room 306, 201 Oak Drive, Luverne, MN 56156.


Al Berning will celebrate his 90th birthday on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Greetings may be sent to him at Centennial Apts., 120 N. Spring St. Apt. 202, Luverne, MN 56156.


Virginia (Pat) Demuth will celebrate her 85th birthday on Friday, Sept. 14. Greetings may be sent to her at 317 E. Barck, Luverne, MN 56156.


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