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April 15, 2009
Dysart Reporter

April 25, 1929

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Feller residing southeast of Dysart are the parents of their first child, a son, born Sunday. The young man has been given the name of Robert James. Miss Norma Mae Hunter and Albert Palmer were married Thursday evening by Rev. W. E. Bickel, justice of the peace, at his home in La Porte City.

April 27, 1939

Mr. and Mrs. Will Luze were pleasantly surprised Tuesday evening when a group of relatives came to help them celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. The children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of Peter C. Wieben gathered at their home on south main street Sunday to assist this pioneer gentleman in the celebration of his 87th birthday anniversary.

April 21, 1949

Miss Joan Crawford, Traer, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Crawford, became the bride of Leonard hook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hook, northwest of Dysart, at a ceremony performed at the Little Brown Church near Nashua Friday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Ocheltree are the parents of a son born Friday at their home. He has been named James Edward. Little James and mother are doing nicely in spite of the fact that the snow storm kept them from reaching the Vinton hospital.

May 7, 1959

Mrs. Peter Vann De Walle of Chelsea announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter Elaine Kay, to Edward James McAndrews Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. McAndrews of Dysart. The wedding will take place on June 6. Mr. and Mrs. Don Dunklee of Dysart are the parents of a seven pound, seven ounce daughter born April 29, at the Vinton hospital.

April 24, 1969

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cranston are the parents of their first child and son, born Sunday evening at St. Francis Hospital in Waterloo. The little fellow has been given the name of Michael John.

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hach of Dysart are announcing the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Beverly Ann, to John William Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Wilson Jr., of Colfax. An August 16, wedding is planned.

April 26, 1979

Announcement is being made of the engagement and approaching marriage of Joann M. Finzen of Buckingham and David R. Hanson of Dysart. A June 2, wedding is being planned by the couple which will be held at the Dysart United Methodist Church. Minnie Wieben was the honored guest at birthday party held at Sunnycrest Nursing Center on Sunday. Her family were hosts to an open house in honor of her 95th birthday.

April 20, 1989

Lt. Alan and Sarah Parmater are the proud parents of a son, Alexander Todd, born April 14, 1989. Great grandparents are Forrest and Edythe Hill of Dysart. John Kavalier was elected president at the State Bank of Toledo at the annual stockholders/directors meeting held on Tuesday, April 18.

April 22, 1999

Jenny and Jim Wheeler of Vinton became the parents of their second child, Olyvia Marie, born Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Dean and Enid Young have had some out of town visitors staying with them for a few days. They are twin brothers Geoff and Steve Bailey, Enid's nephews, from England.



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