Gary and Karen (Myers) Butterfield, Union, announce the birth of a daughter, Chelsea Ruth Butterfield. Born May 14, 2021, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and she was 19 inches long.

Erik and Leigh Howard, Pacific, announce the birth of a daughter, Aubrey Noelle Howard. Born May 20, 2021, she weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. 

Emily Melissa Scheible and Richard James Tobben, both of Washington, announce their recent wedding June 5, 2021, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Washington. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Mike Boehm. The bride was given in marriage by her father. A reception followed at KC H…

Ken and Carol Rohrbach celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 14.  They were joined by their daughter, Audra Arand, and her husband, Travis, as well as their granddaughter, Lauren Arand, at the Top of the Rock at Big Cedar Lodge. Many celebrations were observed at that time, includin…

Capt. Wayne and Carole (Roj) Lohmeyer, New Haven, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 17. The two were married in 1971 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in South Hadley Falls, Massachusetts. The Rev. John O’Donnell and the Rev. Raymond Scheer officiated the ceremony.

Geoffrey and Stephanie (Terschluse) Ballmann, Dutzow, announce the birth of a daughter, Ella Shana Lynn Ballmann. Born May 12, 2021, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and she was 19 inches long.

Alex and Lisa (Allen) Breig announce the birth of a daughter, Cecilia Therese Breig. Born May 15, 2021, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

Nicholas and Ellie Huesgen announce the birth of a son, Brekyn Juniper Indigo Huesgen. Born June 11, 2021, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, he weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches long. 

Nick and Andrea (Unnerstall) Straatmann announce the birth of a daughter, Greta Michelle Straatmann. Born May 6, 2021, at home in Washington, she weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces.

Megan Elizabeth Hanneken and Aaron Ray Strope announce their engagement. The couple plans to wed June 12, 2021, at St. Gertrude Church in Krakow. Hanneken is the daughter of Dave and Becky Hanneken, Washington. She graduated from Washington High School in 2015 and earned her bachelor’s degre…

Brent and Kayla (Forget) Bargen, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Hunter August Bargen. Born April 14, 2021, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and he was 21 inches long. Hunter joins older brother Blake Matthew, 2. Maternal grandparents are Dave and Sheri …

Don and Pat Kappelmann, New Haven, celebrated 60 years of marriage on May 13. The couple was married in 1961 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church. The marriage has been blessed with two daughters, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family marked the day May 16 with a gathering of r…

Emily Melissa Scheible and Richard James Tobben, both of Washington, announce their engagement. The couple plans to wed June 5, 2021, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Washington. Scheible is the daughter of David and Kay Scheible, Washington. She is a 2015 graduate of Washington High School,…

Mark and Kelly (Trentmann) Diener, New Haven, celebrated 30 years of marriage on May 25. The couple wed in 1991 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Dutzow. The marriage was blessed with three children, Jessica Hoerath and husband Ian, Valerie Diener and boyfriend Scott Buddemeyer and Alex Diene…

Laura Anne Bardot and Zechariah Adam Moore announce their engagement. The couple plans to wed October 16, 2021. Bardot is the daughter of Roger and Wendy Bardot. She is a 2014 graduate of St. Clair High School and a 2018 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is employed with S…

Dustin and Jennifer (Stricker) Schroeder announce the birth of a daughter, Abigail Lianne Schroeder. Born March 17, 2021, at Sotheast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, she weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

Ricky and Janet Koebel celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, April 2. The two were married in 1971 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Ricky Koebel worked at Sunnen Products as a tool and dye maker and Janet Koebel was an executive assistant for Simpson Materials Company. They retired…

Bob Downey and Julie Schaefer, New Haven, announce the birth of a daughter, Annelise Carol Downey. Born Feb. 19, 2021, in St. Louis, she weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces.

George and JoAnn (Warner) Nowak, of Union, will celebrate 40 years of marriage April 11. The couple was united in marriage in 1981 at St. Francis Borgia Church. The Rev. Thomas Carolan officiated the ceremony.

Jeff and Mary (Portell) Straatmann celebrated 40 years of marriage March 7. The couple married in 1981 and have been blessed with four children and eight grandchildren. They enjoyed the day with dinner at their Leslie home with their family. 

Ken and Sue McKamely will celebrate 50 years of marriage June 5. They were married in 1971 at the Old Cathedral in St. Louis. Born and raised in St. Louis County, they retired to the Washington area in 2015. They have two children and five grandchildren.

Jacob and Rachel (Holdmeier) Allender announce the birth of a son, Nolan William Allender. Born Feb. 18, 2021, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Creve Coeur, he weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces.

Donald and Katrina Oberlies, Union, will be celebrating 40 years of marriage Sunday, April 4. They were united in marriage in 1981 at Zion Lutheran Church in Seymour, Indiana.

Don and Karen Fleer will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary April 4, 2021. Mr. Fleer and the former Ms. Ploch were united in marriage April 4, 1981, in Labadie.

Scott and Katelin Bennett announce the birth of a daughter, Harley Michele Bennett. Born Jan. 21, 2021, she weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces. 

Jim and Gerry Donner celebrated their 65th anniversary Thursday, Sept. 17. They were married in 1955 at St. Joseph’s Church of Neier. Gerry is the daughter of Ed and Irene Stuesse. Jim is the son of Leo and Veronica Donner. 

Samuel “Sam” Palmer DuMontier, Washington native, and Rebecca “Becca” Leslie Sabatés, Prairie Village, Kan., native, exchanged wedding vows June 6 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Kansas City. The Rev. Jim Hoffman presided over the ceremony. 

Gregory and Tracey Ballard, Villa Ridge, happily announce their marriage Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Log Chapel of The Ozarks, Branson. They send their thanks to all family and friends for the kind and loving thoughts sent their way.

Benjamin Angell and Jessica Hamlett were united in marriage Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rosebud. Pastor Tim Weiser officiated at the ceremony.

Tyler and Kahori (Sueyoshi) Copeland, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, announce the birth of a firstborn son, Jack Ryuya Copeland. Born June 30, 2020, at Camp Foster, Okinawa, he weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long.

Connor Voss and Sean McLafferty were united in marriage Saturday, June 20, 2020, at St. Francis Borgia Church in downtown Washington. Father Kevin Schmittgens officiated at the ceremony.

Chuck and Joy Smith, Pacific, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ravynn Olivia Smith, Pacific, to Cory Charles Boarman, St. Louis, son of Joseph Boarman, St. Louis.

Josh and Monica (Bourne) Gleb, McKinney, Texas, announce the birth of a son, Lucas Robert Gleb. Born June 14, 2020, at Medical City Frisco, Frisco, Texas, he weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 1/4 inches long.

Michael Schlegel, Maricopa, Ariz., and Angela Schlegel, Union, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Lauren Schlegel, Austin, Texas, to Logan Douglas Morton, Austin, Texas, son of John and Kristie Morton Ashland, Mass.

With great happiness, the families of Hannah Grace and Bryan Smith are delighted to announce their upcoming wedding Sept. 13, 2020, in Washington state.

Adam and Becky (Kleekamp) Brune, New Haven, announce the birth of a daughter, Nora Rose Brune. Born May 13, 2020, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce.

Jared and Jessica (Zeitzmann) Monroig, Marthaville, announce the birth of a daughter, Adilynn Faith Monroig. Born June 16, 2020, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces. She joins big sister Kinsley Monroig, 2.

Luiz Rodrigues and Deidre (Becker) Rodrigues, Union, announce the birth of a son, João Paulo Rodrigues. Born June 17, 2020, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces.

Dustin and Andrea (Brinkman) Bailey, Union, announce the birth of a son, Patrick Andrew Bailey. Born June 27, 2020, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces.

Richard and Sandy Langenberg, Washington, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. Mr. Langenberg and the former Miss Franks were united in marriage June 28, 1980, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rosebud.

L. Wayne and Carol Bean celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 21, 2020. They were married at Zion United Church of Christ in Union June 21, 1970.

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