Richard and Cynthia Hermes, of Buffalo, and Steve and Judy Rixe, of Corcoran, would like to announce the engagement of their children, Jillian Hermes and Alexander Rixe.
The couple, who met in high school, are both 2007 graduates of Buffalo Senior High School and will each graduate from UMD in 2013.
A June wedding is planned at Glensheen, the Historic Congdon Estate in Duluth, on their 7th anniversary. (P23, D26)
Four generations of family gathered recently. Pictured from left to right are: Dad William Ahner, of Zimmerman, Great-Grandma Vivian Miller, of Brainerd, holding Lacey Mae Ahner, of Zimmerman, and Grandma Margie Plantz, of Buffalo. (P23)
The family of Lorraine Gustafson, of Buffalo, would like to invite friends and family to join her for an 80th birthday celebration.
An Open House event will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Bison Creek Banquet Center, 1207 N. Hwy. 25 in Buffalo.
Smiles, memories and a friendly visit will be served along with a light lunch and the traditional birthday cake. All are welcome! (P23, D26)
Please join us to celebrate the 80th Birthday of Doris Henson, of Buffalo, with an Open House at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo on Sunday, June 2, 2013, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
No gifts please. (P23, D26)
Open House Listing For Graduates
Saturday, May 25
Blain Bursch, of Buffalo, has graduated Magna Cum Ladue from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History.
Please join us, family and friends, to celebrate on Saturday, May 25, 2013, from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. at Sturges Park in Buffalo. 763-300-7146. (P23, D26)
Saturday, June 1
Please join us at an open house celebrating Cedric Jimenezís graduation from Buffalo High School on Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 1 to 4 p.m. at our home at 505 Lake Blvd. South, Buffalo.
Cedric is the son of David and Bobbi Jimenez. (P23, D26)
Sunday, June 2
Please join us at an open house celebrating Erik Weberís graduation from Buffalo High School on Sunday, June 2, 2013, from 2 to 5 p.m. at our home at 6155 5th St. NE, Buffalo.
Erik is the son of Gordon and Wanda Weber. (P23, D26)
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Caitlin Abrams, of Otsego, an STMA high school graduate, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts: BA Studio Art degree following the spring 2013 semester.
Danielle Krolak, of Buffalo, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Mass Communications degree following the spring 2013 semester.
Dylan OíBrien, of Rockford, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Psychology, Philosophy degree following the spring 2013 semester.
Aaron Rassat, of Maple Lake, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Community Health degree following the spring 2013 semester.
The following students graduated following the spring 2013 semester.
St. Michael - Jessica Anderson, Bachelor of Science, Mass Communications; Tonya Dick, Associate in Arts, Early Childhood Education, Liberal Arts.
Howard Lake - Danielle Wente, Bachelor of Science, Mass Communications.
Monticello - Maggie Pawlenty, Bachelor of Science, Mass Communications.
Rockford - Alyssa Miller, Bachelor of Social Work, Social Work.
University of North Dakota
Jenna Klatt, of Buffalo, graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Social Work degree following the spring 2013 semester.
John Weber, of St. Michael, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree following the spring 2013 semester.
The following students graduated following the spring 2013 semester.
Albertville - Kyle Wulff, Bachelor of Business Administration.
Annandale - Margaret Freiberg, Master of Social Work.
Buffalo - Aaron Anderson, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Emily Danielson Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Exercise Science and Wellness, Cassandra Jensen, Bachelor of Science, Kelly Kiernan Bachelor of Business Administration.
Cokato - Travis Munson, Bachelor of Accountancy.
Corcoran - JoAnna Weinand, Bachelor of Science in Dietetics.
Rockford - Nicholas Haugen, Bachelor of Arts; Jennie Meyer, Master of Science.
Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Steven William Peterson, of Annandale, graduated following the spring 2013 semester with a BSE - Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Engineering and Applied Science degree.
Benedictine College, Atchison, KS
Zachary Jansen, of Clearwater, graduated following the spring 2013 semester with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Education and Mathematics.
University of St. Thomas
Robert Cooper, son of James and Lisa Cooper of Buffalo, graduates from The University of St. Thomas on Saturday, May 25, 2013, with a BA in History and a minor in Philosophy. (P23)
Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato
Rebecca Haggerty, of Buffalo, and Kasenia Keller, of Buffalo, have each been awarded the Luther Scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year. This scholarship is based on high school grade point average and national standardized test scores.
Haggerty and Keller are both seniors at Buffalo Senior High School.
North Dakota State University
Travis Johnson, son of Todd and Lisa Johnson, Buffalo, received the North Dakota State University Development Foundation Honor Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes high academic achievement.
Johnson will enter NDSU this fall and plans to major in finance.
Bemidji State University
Academic Achievement Scholarship
Kevin Daleiden, St. Michael, received an Academic Achievement Scholarship from Bemidji State University for the 2013-2014 academic year.
All high school graduates in the top 30% of their class with an ACT composite of 25 or higher, or who have cumulative grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher, are eligible for this scholarship.
Daleiden will be a freshman this fall and plans to major in business.
Student Success Scholarship
Four local students have received a Student Success Scholarship from Bemidji State University for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Students receiving this scholarship are required to have a 21 or higher on the ACT and be in the top 50% of their graduating class, or have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Buffalo - Nicole Slicer, freshman, undecided; Jenna Zimmerman, freshman, nursing.
St. Michael - Talaya Kautz, freshman, undecided; Andrew McCarthy, freshman, mass communications. (P23)
South Dakota State University
The following students were named to the Deanís List for the spring 2013 semester with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
Howard Lake - Kaitlin Laura Hartkopf.
Maple Lake - Thomas John Logeais.
The following students were named to the Deanís List for the spring 2013 semester.
Buffalo - Janelle Elizabeth Becker.
Delano - Kirby Kathryn Crofutt.
Hanover - Alicia Marie Malewicki. (P23)
Concordia College, Moorhead
James Laskey, of Buffalo, son of David and LeeAnne Laskey; Nicholas Olson, of Buffalo, son of Mark and Karen Olson; and Sebastian Gardner, of Monticello, son of Jeff Gardner, Moorhead, and Sally Gardner; will be participating in the Ecology of East Africa Summer Field Studies program offered through Concordia College.
The Summer Field Studies programs are small, investigative, faculty-led study seminars. Seminars depart in May and are typically one month long. (P23)