Mase and Bill Bruck
    PORTSMOUTH -- Bill and Mase Bruck of Portsmouth will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 8. They plan to celebrate with a family vacation this summer.    Their family includes the late Michelle “Mitz” Zaiser, and her husband, Dave Zaiser, Logan; Todd Bruck and friend, Emily Mullen...
Hannah Schaben and 
Tony Amdor
    PORTSMOUTH -- Randy and Ronda Schaben of Portsmouth announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Schaben to Tony Amdor both of Breda. Tony is the son of Jim and Deedee Amdor, Atlantic.    Hannah and Tony plan to exchange marriage vows on April 22 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Portsmouth.
    WALNUT -- Jack and Judy Ploen of Walnut celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, March 26.    Jack and Judy have four children: James and Brooke Ploen, Jennifer Ploen, Jessica Ploen and Jared Ploen all of Walnut. The Ploens have two grandsons.
Naomi Gross
Naomi Gross of Harlan will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house on Saturday, April 1 from 1-3:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s Rosman Parish Center in Harlan. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.    Her family includes Pat and Maggie Gross, Council Bluffs; Sharon and Henri Duyzend,...
Kelsey Croghan and Jarad Gaskill
PORTSMOUTH -- Bob and Janet Croghan of Portsmouth announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey, to Jarad Gaskill, son of Greg and Lori Gaskill, Irwin.         Kelsey is the granddaughter of Stella Lefeber, Portsmouth. Jarad is the grandson of Joleen Sievertsen, Manilla, and Lynn and Myrna...
Cole Lowary and Andrea Nelson
    HARLAN -- Greg and Donna Nelson of Harlan announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea to Cole Lowary, son of Jeff and Denise Lowary, Atlantic.    The couple will marry on May 13 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harlan.
Ashley Brown and Jeff Hambrecht
    KIMBALLTON -- Rick and Jo Brown of Harlan announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Brown to Jeff Hambrecht both of Urbandale. Jeff is the son of Deb Shull, Adel; and John Hambrecht, Abilene, TX.    The couple will marry on April 22 at the Cottonwood Barn in Kimballton.
Mike Kaufman
    OMAHA -- Former Harlan resident Mike Kaufman of Omaha will mark his 80th birthday on March 15.      His family is requesting a card shower in his honor. Cards will reach him if sent to 5020 S 83rd Terrace, Ralston, NE 68127.
Ursula Bruck
    HARLAN -- Ursula Bruck will celebrate her 85th birthday on March 9. Her family is requesting a card shower in her honor.    Cards can be sent to Elm Crest Retirement Home, Ursula Bruck, 2104 12th St. Rm# 241B, Harlan, IA 51537.  Ursula was married to the late Michael Bruck. 
Ryan and Kate Lefeber
    RURAL HARPER, IA -- Kate Shindelar and Ryan Lefeber both of Ottumwa were married on October 29, 2016 at SS Peter and Paul Historic Catholic Church in rural Harper. The bride’s brother-in-law, Alan Weber of Harper, performed the 3 p.m. ceremony.    Kate is the daughter of Bill and Kay Witthoft,...




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