David and Linda Anne (Olson) Fuhrman, formerly of Blair, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 17.

Ralph Novak will be celebrating his 93rd birthday. His family requests a card shower in his honor. Cards may be sent to the honoree at 8140 S 97th Plaza, Apartment 126, La Vista, NE 68128.

John and Cassie (Phillips) Kelly of Fort Calhoun announce the birth of their daughter, Renee Brooklyn Kelly, born Jan. 13, 2020, in Omaha. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Bryan Paul Kumm and Kathleen Grace Moriarty announce their engagement to be married.

Emily Beckman and Trent Johnson of Blair announce the birth of their son, Milo Thomas Johnson, born Feb. 5, 2020, at Memorial Community Hospital and Health System in Blair. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20.25 inches long.

John and Amanda (Peleska) Williams of Neola Iowa announce the birth of their daughter, Kaiya JoAnne Williams, born Nov. 26, 2019, at Methodist Women’s Hospital in Elkhorn. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Tonya and Brandon Andreasen of Arlington announce the birth of their son, Emmitt Andrew Andreasen, born Feb. 4, 2020, at Memorial Community Hospital and Health System in Blair. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

Jack and Opal (Rasmussen) Jensen of Blair will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on Feb. 12, 2020. Jack and Opal were married Feb. 12, 1950, at First Lutheran Church in Blair.

Kimmy and Sam Bloomfield of Tekamah announce the birth of their daughter, Eila Ray Bloomfield, born Jan. 24, 2020, at Memorial Community Hospital and Health System in Blair. Eila weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

Kelsey Vorthmann of Blair announced the birth of her son, Charley Rain Vorthmann, born Jan. 27, 2020, at Memorial Community Hospital and Health System in Blair. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Jace and Kelsey (Camelin) Gubbels of Randolph announce the birth of their daughter, Zoey Jade Gubbels, born on Jan 15, 2020, at Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy in Omaha. She weighed 6 pounds, 11.5 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

Shelby Wright of Blair announced the birth of her son, Isaiah Illias Galloway, born Jan. 15, 2020, at Memorial Community Hospital and Health System in Blair. He we weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

Brandi Mastel and Austin Casey of Herman announce the birth of their son, Axtyn Ray Dean Casey, born Dec. 24, 2019, at Memorial Community Hospital and Health System in Blair. He weighed 4 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18.25 inches long.

John W. Young will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Blair Public Library and Technology Center.

Olivia Nelsen and Dillon Dishong of Blair announce the birth of their son, Maddix Luther Dishong, born Dec. 21, 2019, at Memorial Community Hospital and Health System in Blair. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

Rory and Libby Long announce the birth of their son, Raylan Eugene Long, born Sept. 2, 2019, at Methodist Women's Hospital in Omaha.

Bridgette Cunard and RC Kelley of Tekamah announce the birth of their son, Blaze Gene Kelley, born Nov 22, 2019, at Memorial Community Hospital and Health System in Blair. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Melissa Medlin and David Porter of Blair announce the birth of their son, Jaxson David Porter, born Nov 2, 2019, at Memorial Community Hospital and Health System in Blair. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

Nathan and Julia Vogel of Blair announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Rose Vogel, born Oct. 16, 2019, at Methodist Women's Hospital in Omaha. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

Ian and Keri (Sonderup) Reiss of Omaha announce the birth of their son, Matthew James Reiss, born Aug. 12, 2019, at Methodist Women's Hospital in Omaha. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

Bob and Donna DeMeulmeester, formerly of Blair, will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 31, 2019. Bob served 10 years in the US Navy and retired as a shift supervisor from the Fort Calhoun Station after 35 years of service. Donna was a housewife and also was in sales for m…

Lonnie and Jackie Mahr of Blair were married Oct. 18, 1969, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Omaha. They are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a trip to Israel and a 50/70 party with family and friends on Nov. 3.

Bill Plugge will celebrate is 90th birthday with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Kennard.

Alicia Adel and Johny Martin of Blair announce the birth of their daughter, Loki Morningstar Martin, born Sept. 26, 2019, at Memorial Community Hospital and Health System. She weighed 6 pounds, 1ounce and was 19 inches long. She has one brother Aiden, 11, and four sisters, Ivy, 9, Iona, 7, A…

Nathan and Breianna Olsen of Blair announce the birth of their son, Waylan James Olsen, born Sept. 26, 2019, at Memorial Community Hospital and Health System. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 ¼ inches long. Grandparents are Pam and Kyle Smith of Fort Calhoun, and Steve and Renee Olse…

The family of Donna Clifton would like to celebrate her 90th birthday with a card shower, send cards to, 4826 County Road P 37, Blair, Nebr. 68008. Her family, husband Al, daughter and son-in-law, Cindi and Fred Perchal all of Blair; son and daughter-in-law, Kent and Sue Clifton of Peoria, I…

Katie Goeken and Jason Crawford of Blair announce the birth of their daughter, Lily Kathleen Crawford, born Sept. 8, 2019, at Methodist Women's Hospital in Omaha. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She has four sisters, Katelyn,15, Sara, 13, Genevie, 10, and Natalya, 8.…

Chelsea Fuhlrodt and Ryan Matzen of Blair announce the birth of their daughter Everly Anne Matzen born Sept. 9, 2019 at Memorial Community Hospital and Health System. She weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 18 1/4 inches long. Her grandparents are Shawn and Lori Fuhlrodt, Terry Matzen, and A…

Scott and Anna Booth of Blair announce the birth of their son, Henry Saxon Booth, born Sept. 10, 2019, at Memorial Community Hospital and Health Systems. He weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces and was 19 inches long. He has one brother, Evan, 12, and three sisters, Eleanor, 10, Lucy, 5, and Lilli…

Mr. Shane Torgrude of Sinai, S.D. and Dr. Frankie Chen of Sioux Falls, S.D. announce the engagement of their daughter Sydney Joy to Nicholas William Burianek, son of Mr. Jeff Burianek and Dr. Jill S. Reel of Arlington.

Daniel and Jessica Hoffer of Herman announce the birth of their son, Ryver Ryder, born Sept. 12, 2019, at Memorial Community Hospital and Health System. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. He has one sister, Addelyn, 9.

After much practice and dedication to playing French horn, Caitlyn Haggstrom was selected to join the “best of the best” for the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 2019 All-National Honor Ensembles.

Bill Rasmussen will be celebrating his 85th Birthday Sept. 8, 2019. In honor of his special day Bill's children, Roxi (George) Hall, Rhonda Matney, Robin (Mark) Miller and Rick (Robbin) Rasmussen, are requesting cards to be sent to him at, 2002 Arbor Circle, Blair, Nebr., 68008.

Jim and Connie Cheek of Bennington are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house, 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at the Bennington Fire Station, 10801 North 156th Street, Bennington. They ask for no gifts, as your presence is their request.

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