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Mason City, Iowa âœŚ Sunday, October 11, 2009

Boston Bound!



Kimberly Korth

Shanan Redinger


for running an 11 minute personal record at the St. George (Utah) Marathon and qualifying for the prestigious Boston Marathon in 2010.

Travis Hergert will be married at 3 p.m. Nov. 7, 2009, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City.


50th Anniversary Glenn

Sarah Ann Harney



Suzanne (Fritz) Wike

Robert John Thul

were married Oct. 22, 1959, at the Holy Family Parish in Mason City.

will be married at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2009, at Sts. Peter and Paul Historic Chapel in Solon, Iowa.

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Dixon, 25 years THORNTON — Jerry Dixon and Whitney (Harper) Dixon of Sheffield were married Oct. 5, 1984, at their rural home in Sheffield. The couple will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house from 4 p.m. to ? on Saturday, Oct. 17th, 2009, at Sheffield Lanes in Sheffield. Cards may be sent to them at 2447 Indigo Ave., Thornton, Iowa 50479.


Anderson, 40 years THORNTON — Russell William Anderson and Victora Lynne Anderson (Nolte) of Thornton were married Oct. 12, 1969, at Morgan United Methodist Church in Dows. The couple will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. The couple’s children and their spouses are Scott (Cher) Anderson of Mason City, Jeri (Todd) Fekkers of Meservey, Carrie (Eddie) Berger of Mason City and Prairie Lake, Minn. They Dawn (Lance) Guth of also have 11 grandchildren.

The couple’s children and their spouses are Matthew and Abby; Kristine and Christopher; Heather and Jason; Bradley and Samantha. They also have four grandchildren.

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Wenzel, Lenehan

Beatty, Kostka

Dawson Dirksen

JESSICA WENZEL, of Madrid, is the daughter of Jane Wenzel of Mason City and David Wenzel of Rudd. She is a 2003 graduate of Rockford Senior High School, a 2006 graduate of Des Moines Area Community College with AA and AS degrees, and from DMACC in 2009 with a dental hygiene degree. Jessica is currently attending Minnesota State University for a BS degree in dental hygiene. She is employed with Ballard Dental Associates in Huxley and Skywalk Dental in Des Moines. JARED LENEHAN, of Madrid, is the son of Rodney and Lucinda Lenehan of North Washington, Iowa. He is a graduate of New Hampton High School in 2002, from North Iowa Area Community College in 2004 with AA and AS degrees and from Iowa State University in 2007 with a BS degree in animal ecology. Jared is employed with Soil-tek in Grimes. The couple will be married at 2 p.m. Nov. 14, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Mason City.

Lillee Beatty and Benjamin Kostka, both of Charles City, are announcing their engagement and approaching wedding. Lillee is the daughter of Rosena and Robert Beatty of Nashua and Edward Beatty of New Market. She is a 2004 graduate of Nashua-Plainfield High School and received her practical nursing degree from Kaplan University in September 2009. Lillee is employed as a CNA at Cedar Vale Assisted Living in Nashua. Ben is the son of Lynn DeVries of West Des Moines and Gary and Jan Kostka of Mason City. He is a 1997 graduate of Mason City High School and a 1999 graduate of North Iowa Area Community College. In 2002, Ben attended the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in Des Moines and is employed as a deputy sheriff at the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office. The couple will exchange vows on Oct. 17, 2009, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City.

PLYMOUTH — Daniel and Danielle Dirksen, of rural Plymouth, are parents of a son, Dawson Daniel Dirksen, born at 12:56 p.m. July 29, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center — North Iowa, Mason City. He weighed 8 lbs., 10 oz., and was 22 inches long. Dawson is welcomed by grandparents, Roger and Tracy Hennigar, of Hanlontown, and Joel and Margrete Dirksen, rural Plymouth. Great-grandparents are John and Shirley Richardson, rural Fertile; Art and Katie Hennigar, rural Hayfield; Larry and Amy McIlrath, of Mason City; Jim and Sharon Shinn, of Mason City; Walter and Lorraine Dirksen, of rural Plymouth, and Charlene Brauer, of Norfolk, Neb.


Thank you On behalf of Mason City High School, I would like to thank the community, parents, and students for the great turnout at the Homecoming activities and football game against Marshalltown. The sheer number of spectators was one of the largest gatherings for a football game in some time. It was tremendous to see so

many people demonstrating Mason City pride as they wore red and black and cheered the team on. We also thank you for the positive character you displayed, the sportsmanship, and the support for our students. Educationally yours, — T.J. Jumper, Director of Secondary Programs

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Hoy, Ott MASON CITY — Mona (Rohrer) Ott and Mitchell Hoy were united in marriage by Pastor Alan Sheldon on Aug. 8, 2009, at the Church of Christ in Mason City. Mona is the daughter of Duane and Carol Rohrer of Myers, Wedmore Mason City. Mitchell is the son of Carl Solum and Joy KRISTEN MYERS, of Rockwell, is the daughter of Roger and Carla Myers of Rockwell. She is a 2006 grad- Solum of Mason City. Rhea Anderson, daughuate of Rockwell-Swaledale High School and is a selfter of the bride, served as employed day care provider in Rockwell. ADAM WEDMORE, of Rockwell, is the son of Marsha matron of honor. The Wedmore and the late Terry Wedmore of Rockwell. He is bride’s other attendants were Anisa Hoy and Justia 2004 graduate of Rockwell-Swaledale High School na Hoy, daughters of the and is employed with the Mason City Fire Department groom. Jordan Hoy, son of in Mason City. The couple will be married at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, the groom, served as best man. The groom’s other 2009, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rockwell. attendants were Tanner Hoy, son of the groom, and Ryan Mix and Taylor Ott, THANK YOU sons of the bride. Mona is employed with Thank you Drs. Barnes & Louscher and the Church of Christ We wish to extend a sincere thank you to everyone in Mason City. Mitchell is including our family and Country Inn & Suites, who employed with DM&E made our golden wedding celebration so enjoyable and Railroad in Mason City. memorable. A reception was held at Thanks to all who remembered us in so many special PM Park in Clear Lake. ways. The couple resides in — Ken and Marge Johnson Mason City.

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Wynn, Carlson CLEAR LAKE — Lori (Rohrer) Carlson and Thomas Wynn were united in marriage on Aug. 8, 2009, at PM Park lakeside at the Gazebo, Clear Lake, by Pastor Alan Sheldon. Lori is the daughter of Duane and Carol Rohrer of Mason City. Thomas is the son of Mrs. Anne Wynn and the late Don Wynn of Naples, Fla. Maid of honor was Maria Ohandley. Lori’s other attendants were Amy Hogg, daughter of the bride, and Ivy Jean Hogg, granddaughter of the bride. Best man was Tim Wynn, brother of the groom. Thomas’s other attendants were Jim Thurner and Roy Caple Jr., both friends of the groom. Flower girls were Avah Hogg and Camryn Jean Carlson, granddaughters of the bride. A reception was held at PM Park in Clear Lake. The couple will reside in Naples, Fla.

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Boston Bound!



Congratulations Shanan Redinger for running an 11 minute personal record at the St. George (Utah) Marathon and qualifying for the prestigious Boston Marathon in 2010. We knew you’d do it and you did. We’re so proud of you! Aaron, Sam, & Isabel


Jim Jennings, 80

Grayson, 25 years

MASON CITY — Jim Jennings, of Mason City, will MASON CITY — William “Rob” Grayson and Colleen Elaine Laskewick observe his 80th birthday at a family dinner, Oct. 10. Kay (Wright) Grayson of Mason City were married Oct. He was born Oct. 12, 1929 in Alto, La. 14, 1984, at Balboa Park in San Diego, Calif. Phillips, 90 Greetings may be sent to Jim at the following address: The couple will celebrate their 25th wedding anniverMASON CITY — Elaine 1316 Third St. N.W., Mason City, Iowa 50401. sary with a family dinner on Oct. 14, 2009, at Rob’s sisLaskewick Phillips, of ter’s house in Anaheim Hills, Calif. Mason City, will observe Cards may be sent to them at 723 S. Polk Place, her 90th birthday, Oct. 16. Mason City, IA 50401. They request no gifts, please. MILITARY NOTES She operated Elaine’s The couple’s children and their spouses are William Beauty Shop in Mason L. and Laura Campbell, Chicago; Nic and Tiffany Air National Guard Army Reserve Pfc. City, for many years, and Airman First Class Matthew R. Hauge grad- Bullen, Lansing, Mich., and Adam, Cedar Falls. would enjoy hearing from Bethany A. Kirsch and uated from basic combat former customers and Air National Guard Air training at Fort Jackson, friends. man First Class Aaron T. Columbia, S.C. He is the Greetings may be sent to Leland ‘Dude’ Download podcasts of local news, sports Slaichert graduated from son of Teresa Clausen, Elaine at: 1511 S. Delaware Calkins, 90 basic military training at Mason City, and Craig and weather at Ave., Mason City, Iowa MASON CITY — Leland Lackland Air Force Base, Hauge, Forest City, and is 50401. “Dude” Calkins will celeSan Antonio, Texas. a 2008 graduate of brate his 90th birthday, Kirsch is the daughter Mason City High School. Keeping your dog groomed year-round will Oct. 13. THANK Y0U Navy Seaman Kevin of Dawn and Darrel Dude enjoys very good Steinberg , son of Randall prevent a short hair cut during the Kirsch, of Wesley, and is health, but macular degencold winter months! Thank you a 2009 graduate of Bish- D. Steinberg, of Buffalo eration has destroyed his op Garrigan High School, Center, recently comI want to thank everyability to drive, read and to one who remembered me Algona. pleted U.S. Navy basic recognize faces, so please at my 90th birthday party. “IDENTIFY YOURSELF” Slaichert earned distraining at Recruit TrainThe cards, gifts and good tinction as an honor ing Command, Great when you see him. wishes from so many made He and his wife, Janiece, graduate. He is the son of Lakes, Ill. He is a 2001 CALL FOR APPOINTMENT • 641-357-8363 the day very special. Tim and Karen Slaichert, graduate of North Iowa reside in the home he has 518 S. 8th St. • Suite 101 • Clear Lake Thanks to all my family lived in for the last 53 years of Garner, and is a 2006 High School, Buffalo BIG AND SMALL DOGS WELCOME for a great party. graduate of Garner-Hay- Center. at 901 Ninth St. N.E., Jeanine Anderson-Owner/ Groomer — Harry Barnd Mason City, Iowa 50401. field High School.

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Mujica, Platts

Arthur, Zieman

Randall, Fitzgerald

MASON CITY — Janelle (Platts) Mujica and Nicholas Mujica were united in marriage on May 30, 2009, at Holy Family Catholic Church by Father Jon Seda. Janelle is the daughter of Joe and Janis Platts of Mason City, and the granddaughter of Dorothy Platts, also of Mason City. Nicholas is the son of Dan and Jean Mujica of Mason City, and the grandson of Joe and Lois Wollner of Bancroft and Julian and Sylvestra Mujica of Mason City. The bride wore a white strapless taffeta side drape gown with a metallic beaded lace bodice and trumpet skirt and a sweep train. Her matron of honor was Jessica Stockberger. Other attendants to the bride were Amanda Mujica, Jenna Busch, and Holly Lindsay. Her personal attendant was Amanda Heinz. Best men for the groom were Joseph Mujica and Nolan Servantez. Other attendants were Jake Kruckenberg and Justin Platts. Flower girl was Trystan Servantez and ring bearer was Dominic Squier. Ushers were Stace Craun, Mark Abbas, Tom Wollner and Jacob Wollner. A reception hosted by Bob and Kathy Platts and Mike and Judy Wollner was held at The Music Man Square in Mason City. Janelle is a graduate of Buena Vista University with a double major in psychology and human services. She is employed with the North Iowa Vocational Center in Mason City. Nicholas is a graduate of Kirkwood Community College with an associate’s degree in turf management. He is employed with Woodharbor Doors and Cabinetry in Mason City. Following a honeymoon trip to the Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple is at home in Mason City.

MASON CITY — Kelly Zieman and Sean Arthur were united in marriage on July 18, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church in Mason City by Pastor Jim Stiles. Kelly is the daughter of David and Lucinda Zieman of Meservey. Sean is the son of Richard and Joan Arthur of Nora Springs. Bridget Arthur served as Matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Emily Alcott, Megan Caldera, Jamie Oltmann and Amber Massey. Junior bridesmaid was Olivia Schmitz. The bride’s personal attendants were Karina Reiter and Abby VenHuizen. Best men were Eric Arthur and Darren Arthur. The groom’s other attendants were Ben Rooney, Tony Jansen and Jordan Davison. Junior groomsman was Matthew Arthur. Flower girl was Breckyn Dickman. Ring bearer was Tye Miller. Ushers were Brian Zieman, Michael Zieman and Alex Pearson. Special music was provided by soloist Alanna Weiner. A reception hosted by Bertha Shaw, Arnie and Doreen Shaw and Mark and Nancy Arthur was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Mason City. Kelly is a pharmacy student at Drake University in Des Moines, and Sean is employed as the Iowa territory manager for Great Plains Manufacturing. Following a honeymoon to the Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple is at home in Polk City, Iowa.

MASON CITY — Brian Randall, son of Ray and Fran Randall of Mason City, and Tami (Fitzgerald) Randall, daughter of Clete and Marlys Wenner of Nicollet, Minn., were married in a private ceremony on Sept. 16, 2009, in Mason City, with their parents as their witnesses. Join Brian and Tami at their open house reception on Oct. 25th from 2-5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Mason City, Iowa, to help celebrate their new life together.

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Korth, Hergert

Wagner, 60 years

Nielsen, 60 years CLEAR LAKE — Floyd and Alice (Steege) Nielsen of Clear Lake were married Oct. 16, 1949, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Clear Lake. They will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with their family. The couple’s children are their son Craig; son-in-law, Mark Whaley (their late daughter Nancy Whaley). They also have two grandsons, Ryan (Kathryn) Whaley of Rochester, Minn., Dane Whaley and special friend Sara Vorland of Chicago, Ill.

MASON CITY — Arthur and Florence Wagner of Mason City were married Oct. 8, 1949, at First United Methodist Church in Mason City. The couple will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Cards may be sent to them at 1011 First St. N.E., Mason City, Iowa 50401. Their children and their spouses are Gary and (Helen) Wagner, Mason City; Doug Wagner, Mason City; daughters Sally and (Ed) Zimmerman, Mason City, Sarah and (Dave) Hubka, Belmond. They also have nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.


Wike, 50 years Glenn and Suzanne (Fritz) Wike were married Oct. 22, 1959, at the Holy Family Parish in Mason City. They now reside in Mesa, Ariz. The couple will be joined in celebration in Las Vegas, Nev., with their sons, Kirt of Las Vegas, and Jerry (Heather) of Clovis, N.M. They have two grandchildren, Glenn Owen and Katelyn Suzanne of New

Don Ruffridge, 90

Mexico. Greetings may be sent to the couple at 2650 N. Hogan Ave., Mesa, Ariz. 85215

GRAFTON — Don Ruffridge, of Grafton, will celebrate his 90th birthday at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Grafton Community Center. He was born Oct. 12, 1919. Greetings may be sent to Don at the following address: P.O. Box 255, Grafton, Iowa 50440.

KIMBERLY KORTH , of Mason City, is the daughter of Wally and Elaine Korth, also of Mason City. She is a graduate of Mason City High School and North Iowa Area Community College. She is employed at Mercy Medical CenterNorth Iowa in Mason City. TRAVIS HERGERT , of Mason City, is the son of Steve and Kandi Hergert of Amana. He is a graduate of Clear Creek Amana High School and Mt. Mercy College in Cedar Rapids. Travis is

employed with North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City. The couple will be married at 3 p.m. Nov. 7, 2009, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City.

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ENGAGED LORI IEZEK, of Allen, Texas, is the daughter of Tom and Beulah Iezek of Voorhies, Iowa. Lori graduated from Waldorf College with a B.S. degree in elementary education. She is employed by Plano Independent School District in Plano, Texas. ANDREW TURNBULL, of Allen, Texas, is the son of Kim and Diana Young of Clear Lake. Andrew graduated from Waldorf College with a B.A. degree in children’s wellness, and the University of Phoenix with a master’s in business administration. He is employed by Dick’s Sporting Goods in Frisco,


Wharton earns rank of Eagle Scout

Iezek, Turnbull

Texas. The couple will be married at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 27, 2009, at The Little Church of the West, Las Vegas, Nevada.



MASON CITY — Spencer Wharton of Boy Scout Troop 401, Mason City, and son of Lisa and ENGAGED David Wharton, Mason City, recently earned the Harney, Thul rank of Eagle Scout. He SARAH ANN HARNEY, will be honored at an Eagle of Kansas City, Mo., is the Court of Honor, from 1:30 daughter of William and to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. Jan Harney of Oxford, 18, at the MacNider Art Iowa; Jim Siewert of Tiffin, Museum, Mason City. Iowa, and the late Tammy Wharton would like to Harney. Sarah graduated invite all his family and from Clear Creek Amana friends to join him in celeHigh School and the Uniand the University of Iowa brating this achievement. versity of Iowa with a Wharton began his path with a bachelor’s degree. bachelor’s degree. She is He is employed by the City in scouting as a Tiger Cub employed by State Street with Pack 9, working his Investment Bank in Kansas of Kansas City Health way up the ranks of Cub Department in Kansas City, Mo. Scouts, to earn his arrow City, Mo.. ROBERT JOHN THUL, The couple will be mar- of light award in 2005. He of Kansas City, Mo., is the then crossed over to join ried at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. son of Michael and Kath24, 2009, at Sts. Peter and Boy Scout Troop 401. He leen Thul of Clear Lake. steadily earned his ranks, Paul Historic Chapel in Robert graduated from becoming first class in a Solon, Iowa. Clear Lake High School year. He then finished his requirements for Eagle Scout, along with his proTHANK YOU ject earlier this year. He has held many positions in Card of thanks the troop, including patrol Thank you to the nurses, doctors and emergency crew leader, assistant chaplain, at Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa for taking care of and senior patrol leader. me during my recent illness. Thanks also for the prayers, He earned 24 merit well-wishes, and thoughtfulness shown to me and my badges along the way, as family. Thanks to Mercy Home Care for their help since well as many other returning home. achievements. His camp— Don Hildman ing experiences include

summer camp at Camp Cherry, and Camp Ingawanis, as well as many other small campouts and canoe trips. Spencer’s Eagle Scout project was to construct a trash receptacle for the MacNider Art Museum. The project included design and planning of a structure that would hold trash, yet still blend in the architecture of the museum itself. The project started with a metal frame, wooden sides, and wheels for transport. It finished with a color to match the color of the museum, and wooden shingles on the top and sides, that are the same ones used on the museum itself.

Ambassadorial scholarship KANAWHA — Jessica Abels, daughter of Dan and Maureen Abels, of Kanawha, was awarded a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship, by District 5970, for the 2010-2011 year. She is a senior at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., where she is majoring in international journalism. A graduate of West Hancock Community Schools in Britt, she spent three months studying European cultural studies at University College London. Abels’ award of up to $24,000 will be used to spend nine months studying in another country. Her preferred universities are City University, London; Cardiff University, Wales, and the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. In December or January, Abels will be notified where she will study.


Thank you We would like to thank everyone for the best wishes and cards that we received for our 25th wedding anniversary. Thank you to all our family and friends that helped us celebrate. Sincerely, — Bruce and Debbie Schupanitz

dinner with my sister Donna. A special thanks to my sister Alice and also to Kristen Wilson and her family. Thanks, — Tom and Luci Tisor

Thanks to my friends

Thank you to my friends and relatives who helped me during my father’s recent illness. Thanks to Mary, Fran, Sandy, MoniThank you ca, Julie, Lori, Angie, my A sincere thank you to sister Ann and brother-inour many friends who law Doug, for their helphonored us with cards, fulness with providing calls and visits on our 60th transportation. anniversary. — Jean Hildman Life is good! — Rudy and Doris Thank you Alman Thanks to everyone who sent cards, prayers, food, Anniversary memorials and flowers as thank you well as house visits upon We want to thank every- the passing of my husband Bob Haugen. The family one for helping us celebrate our 40th anniversary. and I are deeply touched and appreciative of the Also, thanks to everyone outpouring of support by who sent cards. A special all. thanks to our daughters, Sincerely, their spouses, our grand— C. Kay Haugen children who hosted our


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AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS place, kindergarten, Kanawha Christian School, lower grades K-4. KOSSUTH COUNTY — DES MOINES — “LyriEleanor Stenzel, Burt. cal Iowa 2009” the annual MITCHELL COUNTY — anthology of the Iowa Steven Thompson, Osage, Poetry Association, contains the work of more than third honorable mention, humorous verse; Dorcas 400 Iowa poets of all ages. Dorow, Ramona Morse, Scheduled for release this month, the edition was Kathleen Stauffer, Susie compiled from submissions Voigts, and Bonnie Warrington, all of Osage. by poets of all ages in a WORTH COUNTY — statewide contest earlier Helen J. Thoen, Manly, secthis year. Judges made ond honorable mention, choices from a total of humorous verse. 1,400 adult and nearly WRIGHT COUNTY — 1,000 student entries. In Charlotte Rockow, Beladdition to top selections mond. and honorable mentions, contestants competed for publication in the antholoU of I graduates gy. IOWA CITY — The The cost of “Lyrical University of Iowa awarded Iowa” is $10. Send orders to: Lucille Morgan Wilson, an estimated 700 degrees at the close of the 2009 2325 61st St., Des Moines, summer session. Iowa 50322. North Iowa graduates North Iowa poets named winners in the contest, and include: BUFFALO CENTER — others whose work will be John Arthur Davids IV, included in the “Lyrical bachelor of arts degree, Iowa 2009” publication communication studies. are: CLARION — Andrew CERRO GORDO Chipman, bachelor of COUNTY — Mickie Varty, Clear Lake; Joan C. Murray, business administration degree, management Norma T. Schroeder, Richard Sears and Carole L. information systems. HAMPTON — Shawna Thomas, all of Mason City; Michelle Holbrook, master Beulah K. Schmalle, of science degree in nursThornton. FLOYD COUNTY — Lou ing, nursing. HANLONTOWN — Rindels, Charles City, Molly Jane Friedman, masthird-place, Poems for ter of business administraChildren; Marian Johnson, Jed Magee, both of Charles tion degree. LAKE MILLS — Richard City; School category: Nick W. Adams, bachelor of arts Mead, Charles City, secdegree, theater arts, jourond-place, (eighth grade nalism and mass commuCharles City Middle nication. School), Upper Grades (5MASON CITY — Jay 8). FRANKLIN COUNTY — Allen Bahl, master of social work degree, social work; Margaret Flint Suter, Laura Kay Calkins, bacheHampton. HANCOCK COUNTY — lor of arts degree, psychology, English; John Timothy Gladys Alden, Garner. Thomas, master of science School category: Luke DeWaard, Kanawha, third- degree, civil and environmental engineering.

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MCINTIRE — Joseph Anthony Koenigs, master of business administration, graduated with distinction. NORTHWOOD — Stephanie Joan Diamond, bachelor of arts degree, political science; Kristofer Tenold Hagen, bachelor of arts degree, interdepartmental studies. OSAGE — Melanie Marie Wright, bachelor of arts degree, social work. PLAINFIELD — Tanya Sue Beine, bachelor of science degree in nursing, nursing. ST. ANSGAR — Matthew James Knudsen, bachelor of science degree, radiation sciences. TITONKA — Meggie Jo Ann Lee, bachelor of arts degree, sociology, psychology.

Rasmussen Institute graduate MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Doug Gardner, a Mason City, Iowa, native, graduated from the Rasmussen Leadership Institute program, Sept. 24. The RLI program is a training and professional development program for a select group of the education leader’s future leaders. Launched earlier this year by Rasmussen College, Inc., the RLI experience was offered to only 24 individuals who were selected out of more than 1,000 Rasmussen employees to participate. The program consisted of six months of training, professional development and workshops. Gardner is an Eagle Lake, Minn., resident and a 1974 graduate of Mason City High School. He is currently a bench director for Rasmussen College Inc., based in the Twin Cities, assisting each of Rasmussen’s cam-

puses with their development needs. Rasmussen has offices in Chicago, Orlando and the Twin Cities, and campuses in five midwest and southeast states.

National Achievement Scholarship Program ALGONA — David. W. Baxter, a senior at Algona High School, has been named a semifinalist in the National Achievement Scholarship Program, conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Program. The semifinalists have the opportunity to be among 800 finalists earning a total of $2.6 million in scholarships. Finalists will be named next spring. The program is a privately-financed academic competition created in 1964 to recognize academically promising black students throughout the nation.

Cowles Fellowship award INDIANOLA — Stephen Henrich, of Mason City, Iowa, received the Cowles Fellowship for the 200910 academic school year at Simpson College. The Cowles Fellowship is a part of the Simpson Sesquicentennial Scholarship Program, given in honor of Simpson’s 150th anniversary next year.


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Marble shooting DES MOINES — Brita Hand, 16, of Clear Lake, placed third in the adult division of the Marble Shooting competition, held at the 2009 Iowa State Fair.

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AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS ranking: 19. Hampton-Dumont FFA: Shelby Radke, Culler Walser, Reese Gardtner; AUSTIN, Minn. — The 63rd annual National Bar- team score: 859; ranking: 13. row Show Swine Judging Algona FFA Team #1: Contest was held Sept. 14, in Austin, Minn. Top teams Abby Smith, Brandan were honored in the senior Pearson, Brandi Goodman, Kyler Leider; team score: college division, junior college division and junior 768; ranking 30. Algona FFA Team #2: division. Stephen McAtee, Maggie The winning team in Marker, Devon Anderson, each of the three levels of Matt Odland; team score: judging competition, was named according to points 723; ranking 40. Clarion-Goldfield FFA: accumulated in the conteam score: 781; ranking test. This year’s contest attracted 83 teams and 452 29. Northwood FFA: Ross participants. Lilienthal, Jacob Ihns, In the junior division, Cami Maurer, Gena Vanthe St. Ansgar FFA Team DenBerghe; team score: #1 (St. Ansgar, Iowa) was ranked ninth, with a score 803; ranking, 25. Northwood FFA: Lauren of 880. The team received Severson; individual rank: the ninth ranking, after breaking a tie. Members of 66. Algona FFA: Brett Eden; St. Ansgar FFA Team #1 individual rank: 72. are: Brad Bisbee, Melissa Clarion-Goldfield FFA: Bisbee, and Nicole PatterAndy Wenzel; individual son. rank: 168. Other North Iowa results in the junior division were: WE HAVE ALL THE St. Ansgar FFA Team #2: NAME BRANDS AT THE Naomi Cooper, Tyler Loschen, Edward RIGHT PRICE Ehrhardt, and Kaleb Nelson; team score: 829;

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BRIDAL SHOPS The Bridal Theatre 139 W. 4th St., St.Ansgar, IA 50472 641.713.2303 Come visit the Bridal Theatre in St. Ansgar, Ia. Sale on Homecoming Dresses. New items are Isotoner slippers, Precious moments cake toppers and spanx briefs. We can complete your ensemble from head to toe. From the gown and undergarments to the jewelry and shoes you will need. Its time for a road trip to St. Ansgar for all your wedding needs 10-5 M-F 10-3 Sat 641713-2303 The Bridal Garden 641.585.9333 Miller Photography 641.590.0659 306 South Clark, Forest City The Bridal Garden celebrating our 10th Anniversary. We carry gowns, tiaras, dresses & more. We can assist you with outfitting your entire wedding party (dresses to tuxes). Come experience the personal touch from the Bridal Garden. Weddings made easy. Formalities 641.423-6124 21 2nd St NE, Mason City Formalities has been serving North Iowa brides for over 50 years. We have been honored with the "Silver Preferred Dealer Award" from Alfred Angelo. Formalities has gowns for all ages. Baptismal, communion, flowergirl, prom, bridesmaids, bridal, mothers and grandmother's gowns. We also have an elite selection of seamstresses to provide you with that perfect fit for your perfect day. Don't forget all the accessories such as: veils, tiaras, shoes and jewelry. We have new styles arriving daily! Formalities - yesterday, today and tomorrow. Sweet Things, etc. 641.822.4918 114 3rd Street, Rockwell Sweet Things, etc. is your full service bridal shop offering everything you need for you and your special day. We offer hundreds of gowns in stock in all sizes for you to choose from, and of course in-house alterations. We require appointments for bridal consultations so we can spend one-onone time helping you choose the perfect gown! Sweet Things, etc... making beautiful weddings, one bride at a time! Check our website for upcoming events!!

BRIDAL SHOPS Sew Heavenly Creations LLC 641.892.4111 209 W. Gilman St. Sheffield, IA Email: Hours: M,W,TH: 10-8 Tue, Fri: 10-5 Sat: 10-2 Sun: Closed; Appointments Welcome Let us help you make your wedding day special. We have a variety of bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mother and grandmother gowns. We provide in-house alterations, free of charge, to ensure the perfect fit. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, our seamstresses will help you design your perfect dress. We also have a great selection of accessories. Tux rental is available. Sew Heavenly Creations is your “Bridal Store & Sew Much More!” DJ SERVICES Kirk’s Custom DJ 641.423.1126 or 800.496.1126 Make your wedding reception dreams a reality and your dance truly fun, unique & memorable. PRINTING PSI - Printing Services, Inc. 641.424.3538 1915 4th St. SW, Mason City Printing for all of your special occasion needs: Weddings, Graduation, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Reunions, Baby & More! PostNet 641.423.1980 451 Indian Head Dr., Mason City Between Wal-Mart & Kohl’s Featuring the finest in personalized wedding and social stationery Whether it’s an invitation for a wedding, an anniversary or graduation, depend on PostNet to deliver the perfect message. RECEPTIONS Mason City Country Club 641.424.3014 3331 19th St. SW, Mason City Membership not required! Sit down dinners. Multiple style buffets. Appetizer buffet. Dance floor and more! Call today for more information.

RECEPTIONS Grafton Community Center 641.748.2970 or 641.420.3609 202 6th Avenue, Grafton Large facility great for wedding receptions, parties, and anniversaries. Many decorations available at NO extra charge. Meeting room also available. Knights of Columbus 641.424.5300 551 S.Taft, Mason City Beautiful facility to host your wedding, anniversary or meetings. Max capacity of 300. Please call for additional information. REHEARSAL DINNERS Decker House Bed & Breakfast / Sour Grapes Bistro 641.423.4700 or 888.363.4700 119 2nd street SE, Mason City Elegant surroundings in this Neoclassical 1890’s home. Perfect for intimate weddings, rehearsal dinners, luncheons and cozy receptions. Conveniently located behind Music Man Square. TRAVEL Allen Travel Agency & Cruise Quest 641.357.5223 or 800.475.5223 10 Allens Alley, Clear Lake We are your full time professional travel planners and cruise vacation specialist, in service since 1951. TUXEDOS Moorman Clothiers 641.423.5222 / 2 South Federal, Mason City Your Tuxedo Professionals Sir Knight Formalwear 641.424.6018 19 2nd Street NE, Mason City Formalwear is our specialty. Detailed individualized service.

VIDEOGRAPHER Epsilon Productions 641.582.3239 Duncan Community Ballroom 641.843.3353 Our expert videographers will capture the 4 miles west of Garner emotions and excitement of your special day and create a moving, fun-to-watch DVD for Seating for 500, 40x70 dance floor. Serve your you to treasure. We offer eedding & event own food/caterers welcome. Meeting room videography, photo slide shows with music. available. Call us today to learn more! MacNider Art Museum 641.421.3666 303 Second Street SE, Mason City Unforgettable weddings, distinguished receptions. An elegant setting to make lasting memories.

WEDDING SITE AND RECEPTION PM Park 15297 Rainy Drive South Shore, Clear Lake 641.357.1991 or 641.529.2222 Wedding site, reception and lodging available all on beautiful Clear Lake.

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Agnes Garner, of Mason City, will celebrate her 80th birthday, Oct. 15. She was born Oct. 15, 1929.


ROCK FALLS — Robert and Marilyn (Hansen) Hyde of 5 W. Mill St., Rock Falls, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 10, 1959, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Plymouth. They were blessed with three children, Brenda and Logan Wernet in Mason City, Angee Marshall in Stanhope, and Randee and Marcy Hyde in Grafton. Bob and Marilyn have seven grandchildren, Courtney, Colton, Jordan, Mason, Jacob, Jesse and Jamie.

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