• Emily Bachtell and Nathaniel Raney

    Emily Katherine Bachtell and Nathaniel James Raney, both of Elk Horn, (formerly from Arlington and Elkader) were married in Council Bluffs, Jan. 31.

    Parents of the couple are Toby and Shannon Bachtell of Arlington, and Jamie and Valarie Raney of Elk Horn. Grandparents are Jim and LaDonna Raney of Villisca, Clay and Kathy Wetzel, Charles and Betty Wetzel and Duane and the late Mary Magneson, all of Red Oak.

    A renewal of vows ceremony is set for Sept. 20, at Backbone State Park in Dundee.

  • Rodney Ludwigs

    Rodney Ludwigs, of Clarinda, will be receiving a bone marrow transplant in Texas over the course of the next few weeks. His friends are hosting a card shower for him.

    Cards and best wishes may be sent to Rodney at ALMMVH, 7B BMT, 7400 Merton Minter Blvd., San Antonio, Texas, 78229-4404.

  • Erma Zenor

    Erma Zenor will celebrate her 80th birthday April 14. Her family is honoring her with a card shower.

    Cards and best wishes may be sent to Erma at 209 Elm St., Red Oak, Iowa 51566.

  • Galen and Carolyn Whiley

    Galen and Carolyn Pendgraft Whiley are celebrating their 50th anniversary. They were married April 11, 1964,  at St. John’s United Church of Christ south of Lyman.

    Their family is hosting a card shower in their honor. Cards and best wishes may be sent to Galen and Carolyn at 2618 Burd Place, St. Louis Park, Minn., 55426.

  • Anna Jones and Alberto La Rosa

    Robert and Mary Jones of Red Oak announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna, of Holland, Mich., to Alberto La Rosa of Holland, son of Alberto and Lilly La Rosa.

    The wedding is scheduled for April 5 in Holland with Dr. Rev. Keith Starkenburg officiating.

  • Gary and Ann King

    Gary and Ann King will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary March 30.

    They have two children, Mark (Barb) King of rural Villisca and Juli (Chris) Cooper of rural Nodaway. They also have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

    Their family is hosting a card shower in their honor. Cards and best wishes may be sent to Gary and Ann at 2693 Vine Ave., Villisca, Iowa 50864.

  • Harold and Janet Osheim

    Harold and Janet Osheim are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.

    Their daughters will host a reception in their honor Sunday, March 29 from 1-4 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Red Oak.

    Friends and family are invited to come for cke and punch and to celebrate Harold and Janet’s 40 years together.

  • Duane Magneson

    Duane Magneson will celebrate his 87th birthday March 27. His family is honoring him with a card shower.

    Cards and best wishes may be sent to Duane at 506 E. Elm, Red Oak, Iowa 51566.

  • Allen and Clara Holmes

    Allen and Clara Holmes are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary March 21.

    Their children and grandchildren are honoring them with a reception March 23 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Shenandoah from noon-2 p.m. No gifts, please.

    If you are unable to attend, cards and best wishes may be sent to the Holmes at 1674 190th St., Shenandoah, Iowa 51601.

  • Doc England

    Doc England is turning 80. He’s not retiring, or expiring, but we are throwing him a party.

    Please join Doc for an open house and dance Saturday, March 29 from 2-5 p.m. at the Griswold Community Building with cake, punch, live dance music by Pam and the Pearls and a short program at 3 p.m.