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Hometown News by Lenna See

Solon News

Laurie Broghammer and Annelee Machacek visited with Matthew, Elizabeth and Annette McCue, of New York, at the home of Matthew’s parents, Mike and Kathy McCue, in North Liberty on Thursday evening, Dec. 21. Laurie was Matthew’s nanny when he was a baby.

Leo and Elaine Shima were Christmas Eve supper guests of Kevin, Sherri and Allen Shima.

Kevin, Sherri and Allen Shima were Sunday morning, Dec. 24, breakfast guests of Leo and Elaine Shima.

Tony and Doreen DeTommoso, of Kansas City, Kan., spent the weekend of Dec. 16 and 17 at the home of Doreen’s mother, Phyllis Fiala. On Sunday they were dinner guests of Paula Fiala in North Liberty and were also joined by Scott and Cheryl Leaverton and Chloe, of Cedar Rapids, and Emily Leaverton, of Ames.

Scott and Cheryl Leaverton and Chloe, of Cedar Rapids, Phyllis Fiala and Bud Lingel were Christmas day dinner guests of Paula Fiala in North Liberty. Emily Leaverton, a student at Iowa State University in Ames, was unable to attend. She left on Saturday, Dec. 23, for a few weeks with a study group from the University to Australia and New Zealand.

Jim and Kris Nichols, of Iowa City, were dinner guests on Christmas day of Norma Kubichek.

Kevin and Sherri Shima and Allen were among a group that were breakfast guests on Christmas morning of Jerry and Lou Adair in Oxford. Additional supper guests were Leo and Elaine Shima.

Jeff Lingel, Minday Lingel, and Nelson and Allison Bates, of Coralville, and Phyllis Fiala were post-Christmas supper guests of Bud Lingel on Tuesday, Dec. 26.

Frank and Michelle Haeg and three sons, of Minneapolis, and Kristin Canning, of New York, arrived on Friday and Saturday respectively and spent the Christmas weekend at the home of Mary Brannaman. On Christmas day a family dinner with 30 relatives was enjoyed at the Brannaman home. The children enjoyed sledding in the afternoon.

Rebecca See of Dubuque spent the holidays at the Ronald See home.

Ely News

Christmas eve supper guests of Butch and Annette Wieneke were Tiffany Ontiveros, of Nashville, Tenn.; Shirley Adams, of Connecticut; Brian Adams, of Minnesota; Rob and Erin Kramer, Lowen and Finnley, of Cedar Rapids; and Dan and Elli Netolicky and Janine Norman.

Tony and Kris Jacobson, Matthew and Blake, of Naperville, Ill., spent a few days over Christmas at the home of his parents, Robert and Eileen Jacobson.

Cheyenne Yerkes, of Coggon, Kyle Henik of Mount Vernon, and Sierra Candler, Randy Livermore, Julie Livermore, Becky Livermore, Terry Ard, and Ryan, Kalie, Xander and Star Wegner were supper guests on Christmas eve of Marvin and Verna Livermore.