As I write this article during my last days of employment with the City of Owatonna, Parks, Recreation and Government Buildings Department, I’d like to say THANK YOU and FAREWELL! I officially retired on April 20.

In the Netherlands there is a wall. There is nothing special about the wall itself. In fact, it looks like any other brick wall. It is the location that makes this wall so special. It was built in between two old graveyards, one for Catholics and one for Protestants.

OWATONNA — Mike Kerr, of Owatonna, Minnesota, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Federated Insurance Companies. The election took place at the Annual Meeting of Policyholders held April 17, 2018, at Federated Insurance Companies’ home office in Owatonna, Minnesota.

Births

WOODBURY — A boy, Callahan Jeffrey Stanley, was born on March 29, 2018 at Woodwinds Hospital in Woodbury, Minnesota to Kelly and Bryan Stanley. He weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces.

WASHINGTON D.C. — A girl, Vera Millie Uzun-DeLaitsch, was born on March 8, 2018 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. to Jeffrey and Emine DeLaitsch. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces.

OWATONNA — A boy, Oliver Robert Brittain, was born on March 6, 2018 at the Owatonna Hospital to Will and Ruth (Satterlund) Brittain. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces.

OWATONNA — A boy, Noah Joseph Wayne Priola, was born on Feb. 21, 2018 at the Owatonna Hospital to Cody and Laurel (Greiner) Priola.

OWATONNA — A girl, Evelyn Lillian Vincelli, was born on at Owatonna Hospital on Feb. 8, 2018 to Nick and Amy Cox Vincelli. She weighed 8 pounds 10 ounces.

Engagements

Weddings

OWATONNA — An open house for Emerson and Lois Baumgartner’s 65th wedding anniversary will be held on Saturday April 7 from 1-4 p.m. at the Christian Family Church, Owatonna. No gifts, please.

OWATONNA — Bruce and Rose Ann Kubicek were married on Jan. 27, 1968 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Litomysl.

OWATONNA — Richard and Janet (Meixner) Steinberg were married on Dec. 13, 1967 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Meriden, Minnesota.