Celebrations

WORDS OF THANKS: Couple grateful to all who shared in anniversary celebration

PHOTOS PROVIDED Oren and Florence Steiner are thankful to everyone who shared in their 25th anniversary celebration recently in Kidron. On June 13, 2021 Oren and Florence Steiner were privileged to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary at the Kidron Community Center in the late afternoon. Along with family members, relatives, co-workers, community and out of…

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CELEBRATIONS: Happy 90th birthday Lawrence Hann!

Lawrence Hann, of Dalton, celebrates his 90th birthday this week. He was born July 12, 1931. Happy 90th Birthday, Dad/Grandpa! We love you! Love your Family, Lanny, Larry, Nancy, Kate, Kevin, Kristen, Kirby, Jay, Kelly, Brandon, Kelsey, Brock, Jordyn, Jake, Collins, Rowan, Quinn, Briggs, Anderson

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CELEBRATIONS: Ryders celebrate 23rd wedding anniversary

Congratulations to the Ryders! Esta and Andy Ryder celebrate their 23rd wedding anniversary on June 20. The Dalton couple was married June 20, 1998 at Calvary Assembly of God in Orrville with Pastor Terry Shue officiating. The Ryders have four sons: Austin, Seth, Brandon and Gavin. Andy’s parents are Cindy and Tim Ryder. Esta’s mom is…

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‘Sonnenberg girls’ stage reunion

PHOTO BY CHRISTINA McCUNE | DGKN From left bottom clockwise: Margaret Himes, Lillie Steffen, Virgene Steffen, Eunice Paul, Ruth Bontrager and Ella Amstutz. SUGAR CREEK TWP.  They laughed and hugged and teased each other. When six women who call themselves the “Sonnenberg Girls” had a unique reunion earlier this month at the Dutch Kitchen, one…

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Local centenarian treated to special 101st birthday celebration

PHOTO PROVIDED BY JUDIE NUSSBAUM Dorothy E. Gerber celebrates her 101st birthday April 17. DGKN staff report In 2020, Dorothy E. Gerber celebrated her 100th birthday more than a month in to the COVID-19 pandemic when the world was beginning to shut down, facial coverings were becoming the norm, and people were making social distancing…

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CELEBRATIONS: McRae-Jameson wedding

Maggie McRae, of Ojai, CA, and Mark Jameson, of Dalton, were married March 18, 2021 in City Park in Denver, CO. Maggie is the daughter of Susan McRae, of Englewood, CO and the late Colin McRae. Mark is the son of Gary and Dianna Jameson, of Dalton. Maggie is the funeral director at Horan &…

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Macon Reid

A son and first child, Macon Reid, was born March 12 to Galen and Kristine Derstine, of Seaboard, NC. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Grandparents are Allen and Loretta Derstine of WI, and Titus and Patricia Miller of N.C. Great grandparents are Earl and Rosina Amstutz and Roy and Mary Jane Derstine, both of…

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CELEBRATIONS: Dueck-Eschbach wedding

Dueck-Eshbach wedding March 6 was the wedding ceremony of Melissa Dueck and Joshua Eshbach at the Bridgewater Mennonite Church, Bridgewater, VA. A reception followed at the Pike Mennonite Church. Parents of the couple are Dale and Beulah Dueck of VA, and Dwight and Rachel Eshbach of TX. The couple will be living in Virginia. Numerous…

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Korvin Efren

First child, a son, Korvin Efren was born Feb. 28 to Delvin and Mabet Derstine of Severn, NC. He weighed 7 pounds 14 oz. Grandparents are Allen and Loretta Derstine of Thorp, WI, and Chuy and Maria Espinoza of Cvauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico. Great grandparents are Earl and Rosina Amstutz and Roy and Mary Jane Derstine,…

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ANNIVERSARIES: Helmuths celebrate 60 years

Bill and Corrine Helmuth, of Kidron, celebrate 60 years of marriage on March 4. They were married at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church in 1961. They look forward to celebrating together with their family in May. Cards and notes may be sent to: 324 Woodbury Circle, Dalton.

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