Archive for January, 2014

Lovilia Baby Girl Arrives-Ava Ann Lang

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

January 14, 2014 Ava arrived weighing 7 pounds 5 ounces and measuring 20 1/4 inches. Her happy parents are Sarah and Justin Lang.
Grandparents are David and Linda Kraber of Lovilia and Diane Beal and Rick Lang. Lovilia great grandmother is Marilyn Kraber. Everyone is fine and will be welcomed home today. Welcome Ava and congratulations to all on this blessing of joy!!


New grandchild to Jim Ballalatak

Jim and Deb Ballalatak are grandparents to a little girl born Oct. 14, 2013. The mother is their daughter, Kristin, and dad is Ryan Kirk.    She is named, Brinley Rai Kirk.  Congrats to all and welcome to our world, Brinley!

Lovilia Blood Donations

Lovilia had 13 blood donors on Dec. 16, 2013 at the Lovilia Community Building.  They can always use new donors as the need is there for blood everyday.  Call Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center or local coordinator, Fred Kraber to sign up.

Abbey Helmon on Penn President’s List

Abbey earned  grades of 3.9 or better on a 4.0 grade scale to be on the list at William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa and complete at least 12 credit hours for the semester just ended.  Abbey is from Lovilia and we congratulate you for your hard work and honor award.

County Government News

Michael Beary, a Monroe County Supervisor from Lovilia, was elected at their December meeting to be chairman of the board for the year 2014.

Jeremiah Selby was appointed assistant county engineer at the same meeting.  Jeremiah grew up in Lovilia through grade school and then his parents, Kirby and Pam (Barnes) Selby moved to Albia.  Jeremiah graduated with a degree in engineering from the University of Iowa at Ames, Iowa.  He and his wife and children live in Albia.

We wish them both well in serving the community in 2014.

Long time Family Doctor Dies

Dr. Don Orelup, age 86, died in Missouri Jan.4, 2014.  He practiced medicine in Albia for 42 years until he retired in 1996.  A memorial service was held in Missouri and his ashes will be buried in Albia later.  He treated my kids through ear aches, broken arms, stitches, and the usual childhood ills and I remember his gentleness with them and will always appreciate that.  I am sure many of you have memories of his care over the years.  May you rest in peace.

Gordons Celebrate 65 Years of Marriage

Darwin and Bonnie Gordon were married January 16, 1949.  The family will celebrate the anniversary together. They would welcome greeting cards at 2406 North E Avenue, Lovilia, Iowa 50150.

They have four children, eight grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.  There are two daughters:  Dianne Cardenzana of Olathe, Kansas, and Pam Kurimski (Mark) of rural Lovilia.  The two sons are:  Richard “Rick” Gordon of Knoxville and Ardie Gordon of Waterloo.

Best wishes to you all and a joyful celebration for all!