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80th birthday

Thelma Thomas Madrid will celebrate the occasion of her 80th birthday at home with a gathering of family. She was born May 10, 1923 in Hiawatha.

Thelma married Ramon N. Madrid on June 20, 1942. They had three children, Shirley (Abdullah) al-Kadhi (deceased); Juanita (Paul) Majnik; and Ramon L. (Suzie) Madrid. She has nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

90th birthday

Martin Levan Hamaker will celebrate his 90th birthday May 14.

Martin is a retired caterpillar operator from U.S. Steel in Hiawatha. He has a small farm in Miller Creek where he has lived since 1957.

He has been married to his wife Ida Ellen Tweddell for 58 years. They have four children, 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, with twins on the way.

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