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Caitlin McCarthy and Thomas Gruis
OMAHA -- Jerry and Deb McCarthy of Avoca announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Ann to Thomas Lawrence Gruis both of Omaha. Thomas is the son of Todd and Jane Gruis, Clear Lake, IA.    The couple will wed on March 5, 2016 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Omaha. 
Agnes Goetzinger
    HARLAN -- Agnes Goetzinger will celebrate her 90th birthday on January 3, 2016 at an open house from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the McKee Room at Elm Crest Retirement Community in Harlan. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.    Cards will also reach her if sent to 2108 12th Street #258, Harlan,...
Marc and Ashley Villaverde
    WESTPHALIA -- Ashley Marie Weihs and Marc Anthony Villaverde both of Omaha were married at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Westphalia on June 26, 2015. Father Tirso Villaverde Jr., uncle of groom, performed the 2:30 p.m. double ring ceremony.    Parents of the couple are Gary and Diane Weihs,...
Jerry Bissen
    EARLING -- Jerry Bissen of Earling will celebrate his 90th birthday at an open house on Saturday, December 26 at the Earling Parish Hall from noon - 4 p.m. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. The celebration will be hosted by his children.    His family includes Lori and Tom Heit,...
Joanne Ernst
    AVOCA -- Joanne Ernst will celebrate her 85th birthday on December 31. Her family is planning a card shower in her honor.    Cards will reach her if sent to Avoca Lodge, 612 E York Road, Apt. 20, Avoca, IA 51521.    Joanne’s family includes her children: Tim and Jana Ernst, Carlisle; Georgiann...
Daniel and Cora Jacobs
    DES MOINES -- Cora Marie Davis and Daniel Ray Jacobs both of Des Moines exchanged marriage vows on August 1, 2015 at the First Christian Church in Des Moines. The 2:30 p.m. double ring ceremony was performed by Pastor Ryan Arnold.    Parents of the couple are Randy and Connie Davis, Harlan; and...
Pearl and Phil Madson
    HARLAN -- Phil and Pearl Madson of Harlan will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary and Phil’s 92nd birthday on December 27 at the First Baptist Church in Harlan. Friends and relatives are invited to an open house in their honor in the fellowship hall at First Baptist from 9:30-10:25 a.m....
Jordan and Cody Webster
    PORTSMOUTH -- Jordan Bruck and Cody Webster both of Kimballton were married on August 1, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Portsmouth. The 3:30 p.m. double ring ceremony was performed by Deacon Dan Gehler.    Parents of the bride are Bruce and Karen Bruck, Portsmouth. Parents of the groom...
Ken and Julie Harryman
    AVOCA -- Ken and Julie Harryman of Avoca celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on December 14.    The couple’s children and their spouses are Cassie and Robert Cue, Harlan; Kent and Lauren Harryman, Avoca; and Sammy and Darren Stokes, Walnut. The Harrymans have five grandchildren. 
Gary Murray and Renee Ferguson
    HARLAN -- Renee Ferguson and Gary Murray both of Harlan will exchange marriage vows on January 9, 2016 in a private ceremony.    Parents of the couple are Becky Herning, Harlan; and the late Jack and Inge Murray, who were Harlan residents. 

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