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Avery Kiernen O’Brien was born on June 20, 2014, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale to Mike and Jeannine O’Brien of Edina. At birth Avery weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and was 20 inches long. She has one brother, Jake, and one sister, Addie. Grandparents are Augie and Suzie O’Brien of Hastings and Jim and Mary Nelson of Albert Lea.
Thor Tripp and Kali Green were married on April 12 in Negril, Jamaica. The best man was Joshua Tripp and the maid of honor was Lauren Hobbs. The couple resides in Omaha, Neb. Tripp is the weekend sports anchor on KETV in Omaha and is the son of Sam and Jan Tripp of Hastings and grandson of Odell and Barbara Barduson of Hastings. The bride’s mother is Kathyrn Mulholland from New Braunfels, Texas.
Jamie Lee Becker and Isaiah Langenfeld announce their engagement. Becker will graduate from Inver Hills Community College in May of 2015 with a legal studies degree. Becker is employed by TCF Bank in St. Paul. She is the daughter of Jeff and Tami Becker of Hastings. Langenfeld will graduate from the University of Northwestern in St. Paul in May of 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in pastoral ministries, interning at Marketplace ministries. Langenfeld is employed at the Hastings Ford dealership. He is the son of Heidi Langenfeld and the late James Nobley. A wedding date has been set for Aug.
Drew Wilwert and Kate Plesonko announce their engagement. Wilwert, a Cottage Grove native, graduated from Winona State in 2011 and is working with the Nature Conservancy. He is the son of Judy Gebhart of Hastings and David and Dawn Wilwert of Hastings. Pleskonko is from Faribault. She graduated from Winona State in 2009 and is employed at Rochester Lourdes High School as an art teacher and reading specialist. She is the daughter of Anne and Joseph Pleskonko of Faribault. A wedding date is set for Oct 18, 2014, in Le Sueur.
by Jane Lightbourn • Staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org She has made numerous appearances over the past several years at the Alexis Bailly Jazz in the Vineyard series, and Barbara Meyer will make a return visit from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July13.
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church plans special Rivertown Days services July 20 By Jane Lightbourn • Staff writer email@example.com Composer, musician, member of two nationally-recognized groups and ordained minister Billy Steele (and Friends) will lead the worship services at 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 10:35 a.m. Sunday, July 20, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church Church, 400 Ninth St. W. Steele is a composer, keyboardist and record producer who works with various artists, including the Steeles — with sister Jearlyn and his other siblings (he’s the youngest in the family).
University of Iowa announce dean’s list Ryan Simons of Hastings has been named to the University of Iowa dean’s list for the 2014 spring semester. McPherson College announces honor roll Russell Andersen, a senior from Hastings, has been named to the honor roll at McPherson College for the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014 terms. UW-Eau Claire announces dean’s list Samantha Lang of Hastings has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire for 2014 spring semester. Trunk graduates from Vermilion Community College Henry Trunk of Hastings graduated from Vermil
Colette (Colee) Mac Kisch was born on June 25, 2014, at Regina Medical Center to Jeremy Kisch and Amelia McNamara of Hastings. At birth Colette weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Ron and Sue Kisch of Hastings and Todd and Brenda McNamara of Hastings. Her great-grandmother is Mary Marek of Prescott, Wis.
Gracyn Emily Foss was born on May 31, 2014, to Lauren and Josh Foss of Hastings. At birth Gracyn weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Ron and Joann Otto and Marv and Margie Foss of Hastings. Great-grandparents are Dorothy Loesch of Hastings and Nick and Bernice Otto of New Trier.
by Jane Lightbourn • Staff writer firstname.lastname@example.org For the Rev. Jim Perkl, it has always been about being called to the life of Jesus Christ and serving the church. After 12 years as the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish pastor, Perkl has been called to another church — Mary, Mother of the Church in Burnsville. The call, or transfer, is effective July 1. Priests within the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis are usually transferred every six years. They can also ask for another six years after the first term.