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.

Richard and Bonnie Ennis, nee Klenke, of Union, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 27, 2020. They were married at Immaculate Conception Church, Union, in 1970.

Richard and Cindy Mayer, Washington, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary June 19, 2020. They were married at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Monroe City June 19, 1970.

Dennis and Patricia Sahm, nee Monzyk, of Krakow, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary March 19, 2020. They had a small get together at their home with their children and their spouses.

Wayne and Linda Brunner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 16, 2020. Mr. Brunner and the former Miss Holdmeier were united in marriage May 16, 1970, at St. Francis Borgia Church in Downtown Washington.

Dale and Debbie Scheible celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 2, 2020. Mr. Scheible and the former Miss Hoerstkamp were united in marriage May 2, 1970, at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Washington.

Theo and Doris Feth, Beaufort, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 7. Mr. Feth and the former Miss Frankenberg were united in marriage May 7, 1960, at St. Francis Borgia Church in Downtown Washington.

Brett and Elise Scott, Chicago, Ill., announce the birth of a son, Jack Robert Scott. Born April 10, 2020, at Rush Hospital, Chicago, Ill., he weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches long.

Warren and Wendy Straatmann, Villa Ridge, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Rose Straatmann, Erie, Pa., to Benjamin Anthony Wise, Erie, Pa., son of Brent and Susan Wise, Asheville, N.C.

Kelly Gregory, Washington, daughter of Sherry Penniman of Blue Springs, and Tony Huxel, Washington, son of Mark and Joan Huxel of Washington, announce their engagement.

Andrew and Beth (Hillerman) Cunningham, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Benjamin Floyd Cunningham. Born Feb. 21, 2020, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces.

Stephen and Leslie (Rothschild) Busch announce the birth of a daughter, Eloise Kay Busch. Born Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 11:37 a.m. at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, she weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long.

Alex and Diane Holdmeyer, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Holdmeyer, to Chris Becker, son of Lisa Becker, Union, and the late Donald Becker.

Travis and Rachel Straatmann, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Haley Ann Straatmann. Born Jan. 27, 2020, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces.

David and Kay Scheible, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jodi Scheible, Washington, to Jud Carter, New Haven, son of Bill and Sandy Carter, Washington.

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