Happy birthday wishes to Richard Oitzman and Nicole Ellingson on June 6; Katrina Paulson on June 7; Leon Myhre on June 8; Ryan Lawson, Gabriel Cody, Paul Forrester and Kim Holty on June 9; Bernard Kohnen and Terry Olerud on June 10; and Brian Friemann on June 12.

Wedding anniversary greetings are extended to Kevin and Krista Doely 27 years on June 6; Leon and Sue (Monson) Spinden 33 years on June 7; Daniel and Pam (Oitzman) Thesing 29 years, and Darin and Stacy Meyer 18 years on June 9; David and Bonnie Solberg 52 years on June 10; David and Donna (Olerud) Trehus 32 years on June 11.

Congratulations to Derek and Amanda Voight on the birth of a daughter Holly Rae, on May 7th at Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waukon. She joins a 2-year old sister, Lucy, at home. Grandparents are Fred and Betty Voight of Caledonia and Scott and Barb Melcher of Harpers Ferry, Iowa. Great Grandmother is Selma Voight of Caledonia.

Glenn Kinneberg recently spent several days at Janesville, Wis. attending the Flying Farmer’s convention and also toured the Farm and Fleet headquarters, which covers a district of 41 different stores.

Congratulations to all the high school graduates in the area and best wishes in their future endeavors.

Gary and Jan Lee Buxengard attended the wedding reception for their great nephew Noah and his bride Kendra (Devine-Pringle) Buxengard, who were married in rural Lewiston on June 1.

On Sun., June 2, Guest Pastor Dennis Hallemeier officiated the worship service and communion at Wilmington Lutheran Church.

Sincere sympathy to Connie Myhre and Kelly Petersen on the passing of their mother, Betty Serres, 91 on May 30. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 7 at Zion Evangelical Church, Brownsville.

Gary and Jan Lee Buxengard will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Sat., June 15th with an open house from 1:00 – 4:00 at the American Legion in Spring Grove.

Wilmington Lutheran Church news: Sunday worship time is 9:30 a.m. Be sure to refer to this news column for any time change.

Wed., June 5 – 7:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study/breakfast at the Redwood Café.

Sun., June 9 – 9:30 worship service to be officiated by guest Pastor Lane Zaffke, followed by celebration of June birthdays - hosted by Winnie Buxengard.

Sharing your family and community news is what makes this column interesting and informative. Please call me at home 498-3461, mail to 21465 Southview Road, Spring Grove, MN 55974, or email gnjlbux@springgrove.coop.

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