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Mason City, Iowa âœŚ Sunday, November 8, 2009

Retirement (partial) and Birthday

45th Anniversary

Marilynn Colby was recently honored by Grace Lutheran Church, Hanlontown, for 40 years of service as church treasurer. She still serves as Hanlontown city clerk. Marilynn will also celebrate her 75th birthday on Nov. 14.

Ken and Mary McCormick were married Nov. 14, 1964, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Decorah.

Happy 1st Birthday Malaina!

Kaci Crum Turned 3!

Malaina Eileen Martinez, Happy 3rd birthday to the sweetest girl in the whole world! We love you very much!

Mommy, Daddy and Cappy

daughter of Daniel and Michelle Martinez, will turn 1 on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. We love and enjoy you very much! From Mom and Dad and all grandparents

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Thank You We would like to offer our sincerest thanks to family and friends for your thoughtfulness during the illness and loss of our loved one. We are grateful for the many cards, gifts of food, calls and visits during this difficult time. Our special thanks to the Meservey and Thornton EMTs and the Mason City Fire Department for your prompt response. Thanks to the doctors and staff of the Belmond Medical Center and the staff of the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond for your excellent care. Thank you to Wright County Public Health and Hospice for Wright County for your wonderful care and support. Thanks to Reverend Meester for offering comfort and Retz Funeral Home for all your assistance. Thank you to the American Legion for providing military rites. Your acts of kindness are all greatly appreciated. — The Family of Herman Statlander


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Happy 50th Birthday!

A special thank you to the doctors and staff at Mercy Six West and Mercy West Campus for your care; and Rev. Diana for the visits and prayers on my behalf. Everything is sincerely appreciated. — Loren Baker

Thank you

Marilynn Colby

Thank you to everyone who helped me celebrate my 90th birthday. Your cards, gifts, and good wishes from so many made my day very special. Thanks to all my family for making it a great day! — Glen Dietrich

Richard Trimble of Forest City turns 50 on Nov. 16. A card shower is being held in his honor — Greetings may be sent to Richard at 116 Central Drive, Forest City, IA 50436.

Thanks from Henry Paine

As a result of the publicity in the Globe Gazette concerning my 90th birthday, I have received an avalanche of beautiful letters and cards from friends and former music students from coast to coast, and even a phone call from Greece! The many memories and anecdotes from all have been truly heartThank you warming. Many thanks to We want to thank our all of you. family and friends for their — Henry T. Paine phone calls, visits, cards — now of Racine, Wis. and food that was brought in after our accident. A thank you to the policemen Thank You for who called our family for Remembering us. Thank you to everyone God Bless. — Eddie and Betty for remembering our family in your thoughts and Anderson prayers. To Pastor Rose, for the lovely service. To Retz funeral home for all Thank you your help. To everyone for Thank you to my family just being there. Hospice, and friends for the kind we can’t say enough. We expressions of concern and are so grateful. Thanks care during my hospitalagain. ization and since returning — The Myrl Miller home. family

Retirement (partial) and Birthday

Happy Birthday Macie Jo

was recently honored by Grace Lutheran Church, Hanlontown, for 40 years of service as church treasurer. She still serves as Hanlontown city clerk. Marilynn will also celebrate her 75th birthday on Nov. 14. Birthday wishes can be sent to Box 8, Hanlontown, IA 50444.

Your Tuxedo Store Buns, 50 years WODEN — Tony and Sandy Buns of Crystal Lake were married Nov. 14, 1959, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Cards and well-wishes may be sent to Tony and Sandy at 3285 Ford Ave., Woden, Iowa 50484. The couple’s children and their spouses are Dave and Martha Buns of Minneapolis, Minn., and Wendy and Clint Jensen of Corwith. They also have four grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.

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Happy 1st Birthday Malaina!

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thank the VFW in Charles City for providing the room The Newman Marathon for our reception; our committee would like to prayers go out to all of our thank our countless volheroes in uniform and their unteers who helped make families. We also appreciate the Newman marathon, Razzmatazz DJ Services for half-marathon and 5/10k providing the musical races a success. Volunteers entertainment. We would offered their time for traf- also like to thank the Globe fic control, running guid- Gazette, Charles City Press ance, spaghetti supper and and KIMT for their coverfinish line activities. Also, age of the wedding. Love, Malaina Eileen thank you for all the supDad, Mom, Dylan Martinez, Our thoughts and port from the professionand Kelton daughter of Daniel and prayers also go out to the als in our community. Michelle Martinez, family members and Our thanks, appreciawill turn 1 friends who could not NEW ARRIVAL tion and congratulations on Saturday, Nov. 14, attend the ceremony or also goes out to our run2009. reception due to illness. We ners! For this event, we We love and enjoy are certain that our relahad 105 runners for the you very much! tives who have passed into 26.2 mile marathon, 101 From Mom and Dad Heaven are looking down runners for the half and all grandparents on us and are as happy for marathon and a total of 113 us as those who are still runners for either the 5 or here among us. NEW ARRIVAL 10k races. Of these, over — Tom and Linda 80 were from out of state, Johnson some coming from California, Oregon, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Thank You Zander Hansen We would like to thank York! In state, we had over ROCKWELL — Ryan 100 runners that were out- all of our family and and Traci Hansen, of Rock- side our Mason City/Clear friends who were there for well, are parents of a son, us during this difficult Lake community. This Zander Neil Hansen, born time. Thank you to those strong participation not at 4:03 p.m. July 26, 2009 of you who sent cards, only helps our school but at Mercy Medical Center — our community as well memorials, provided and North Iowa, Mason City. brought food, opened your with tourism dollars. He weighed 7 lbs., 1 oz., — Gary J. Schmit homes to us, and kept us in and was 21.5 inches long. Race Director for the your thoughts and prayers. Grandparents are Don Newman Marathon Your support was greatly and Dawn Hansen, Rockappreciated. well; Ed Koppen, Rockwell, — The family of and Sheri McInroy, Mason Thank you Julie Broers My wife Linda and I City. Chloe Ostrander Great-grandparents are would like to thank all of Thank you LAKE MILLS — Jeremy Kathleen Hansen and the our family and friends for and Andrea Ostrander, of A big Thank You to their support and gifts. We late Cecil Hansen; Carrie Lake Mills, are parents of a Kirschbaum, Rockwell; everyone who sent cards, are grateful to the faculty daughter, Chloe Jean, born Gary Kirschbaum, Rockand staff of Kaplan Univer- phoned and stopped by for at 4:14 p.m. Oct. 5, 2009 at well; Vivian Viskocil and our 60th anniversary. You sity for their support and Albert Lea Medical Center, the late Eddie Viskocil, allowing us to hold our cer- made our day very special. Albert Lea, Minn. — Gordon and Arlene Osage, and Keith and Gayle emony at the college. She weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz., McInroy, Charles City. Kammrad We would also like to and was 21 inches long. She is welcomed by 16month-old twin brothers, Hudson and Logan, and News, sports, opinion, celebrations, the latest forecast, classified ads, grandparents, Bruce and ... It’s all available, Sherry Cannon, of Charles all the time, at City, and Don and Sue Ostrander, of Lake Mills.

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Abendschein, McNutt AUSTIN, Texas — Meagan McNutt and Matthew Abendschein were married June 13, 2009, at the First Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas. Pastor Terrance Sherry and associate pastor Sarah Allen officiated the ceremony. Meagan is the daughter of Tim and Pam McNutt of Lewisville, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Ron and Louise Geil of Austin, Texas, Bob and Jane Williamson of Greenville, Ohio, and Bill McNutt of Tyler, Texas. Matthew is the son of Bob and Julie Abendschein of Hampton. He is the grandson of Maxine Rye of Fertile. Maid of honor was the bride’s sister, Amanda McNutt. Bridesmaids were Courtney McWhirter, Carly Carlson, Stiles McWhirter, Wendy Via, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Carlson are pleased to Amanda Gillespie, Megan announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal, to Guinn, Monica Daniec, Mr. Douglas Stiles on Sept. 24, 2009, in College Station, and Amber Hogue. Junior Texas. bridesmaid was the Crystal is a 2002 graduate of Forest City High School, groom’s niece, Ashley a graduate from the University of Iowa and will graduate Wicks. Her personal in December 2009 with her master’s degree from Texas attendants were Lisa A&M University. Wicks, sister of the The couple plans to marry in Las Vegas on a date yet groom, and Chrissy to be determined. Abendschein, sister-inlaw of the groom. David Abendschein, brother of the groom, THANK YOU served as best man. Groomsmen were Greg Currie, Scott Lange, Andy Thank you Flygare, Ryan Snell, Tony Bob and Shirley Popp, Ryan Harms, and Mitchell recently celeTim McNutt, the bride’s brated their 40th wedding brother. anniversary with family Margaret Wicks and portraits and a party at Sophia Kent, nieces of the Mulligan’s. They would groom, served as flower like to thank their daughgirls. Ushers were LeRoy ters, Julie, Sherri and StaWicks, brother-in-law of cie and their families the groom, Andrew Molalong with all their lenbeck, and cousins of friends and family who the bride, Adam Geil, helped them celebrate. Brian Geil and Colby Geil. Soloist was Carol Hopkins and reader was Tory

Kasper. A reception, dinner and dance were held at the Shoreline Grill, Austin, Texas, following the ceremony. On Sept. 6, 2009, a reception was held at Mayne’s Grove in Hampton. Meagan is a 2003 graduate of Hebron High School and a 2007 graduate of Baylor University. Meagan is a public affairs associate with the University of Texas System. Matthew is a 2003 graduate of Hampton-Dumont High School and is a QA engineer at Passlogix, Inc. Following a honeymoon in Port Aransas, Texas, the couple is at home in Austin, Texas.


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Kaci Crum Turned 3!

Happy 80th Birthday

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Conrad Wagner DES MOINES — John and Stacy Wagner, of Des Moines, are parents of a son, Conrad Dean Wagner, born at 7:46 a.m. Oct. 14, 2009 at Methodist Hospital, Des Moines. He weighed 7 lbs., 7 oz., and was 19 inches long. He is welcomed by big sister, Evelyn Wagner. Grandparents are Brad and Lin Fessler, of Thornton, and Dean and Barb Wagner, of Greene. Great-grandparents are Helen Lowman, of Clear Lake, and Gladys Wubbena, of Allison.

Gavin Dusza AUSTIN, Texas — Eric and Casey Dusza, of Austin, Texas, are parents of a son, Gavin Rylan, born at 12:05 p.m. July 27, 2009 at St. David’s, Austin, Texas. He weighed 7 lbs., 4 oz., and was 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are John and Shannon Determan, Brian and Peggy Dusza and Mark and Debbie Toycen. Great-grandparents are Ivah Johnson, Forest City; Dick Toycen, Colfax, Wis.; Jack and Doris Determan, Clear Lake; Grace Kalish,

Happy 3rd birthday to the sweetest girl in the whole world! We love you very much! Mommy, Daddy and Cappy


Rolfe Holtan, 80 FOREST CITY — Rolfe Holtan, of Forest City, will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Senior Citizens Center, Forest City. He was born Nov. 12, 1929 in Hanlontown. Greetings may be sent to Rolfe at the following address: 128 Sweetgrass Lane, Forest City, Iowa 50436.

CRYSTAL LAKE — Richard D. Thompson, of Crystal Lake, will observe his 80th birthday on Nov. 8. He was born Nov. 8, 1929. Greetings may be sent to Richard at the following address: 10787 350th St., Forest City, Iowa 50436.

Happy birthday with love, — your wife and kids: Kathy, Kevin, Kristi, Karen, Kelly, 14 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren.

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MASON CITY — Mary Church will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open Thank you house from 2 to 5 p.m. SunI would like to thank everyone who made my 80th day, Nov. 15, at the Prime birthday a day to remember! Thank you for the gifts and and Wine, Mason City. Chicago, Ill., and Frank and cards. A special thanks to my family! She requests no gifts, — Evelyn Heagel please. Betty Dusza, Chicago, Ill.


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GLENCOE, Ill. — Lani Grabinski and Ross Miller were married Sept. 19, 2009, at St. Elisabeth’s Church in Glencoe, Ill., by the Rev. Daphne Cody. Lani is the daughter of Patti and the late Steve Grabinski of Clear Lake. Ross is the son of Philip and Nancy Miller of Glencoe, Ill. Maid of honor was Jodi Grabinski. The bride’s other attendants were Carrie Mygatt, Lauren Miller, Allison Secory and Julie Garlock. Best man was Andrew Skoglund. The groom’s other attendants were Michael Wells, Todd Phillips, Kevin Phillips and Adam Troutman. Lani is employed at Everest Restaurant in Chicago, Ill., and Ross is employed with Keckley Company in Skokie, Ill. The couple resides in Chicago, Ill.

Kimberly Gilliland and Eric Brumm would like to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Parents of the couple are Steve and Deb Gilliland of Huxley and Richard and Karen Brumm of Osage. Kim and Eric are both students of Iowa State University. Eric will be graduating in December 2009 with a degree in accounting. They will be joined in marriage at 4 p.m. Nov. 21, 2009, at the Campus Baptist Church in Ames, Iowa.


Piper, one year MASON CITY — Kieth Piper and Dawn Hoveland Piper of Mason City were married Oct. 30, 2008, at The Salvation Army in Mason City. The couple will celebrate their first wedding anniversary. Their children are Cali, Cassie, Amanda, Tyler, and Hailey.

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Irene Hartwig, 95 GRAFTON — Irene Hartwig, of Grafton, will celebrate her 95th birthday at an open house from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Manly Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Manly, where coffee and cake will be served. She was born Nov. 12, 1914. Greetings may be sent to Irene at the following address: Manly Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 601 E. South St., Room S7, Manly, Iowa 50456.

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McCormick, 45 years CLEAR LAKE — Ken and Mary McCormick of Clear Lake will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 14. The couple was married Nov. 14, 1964, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Decorah. Their children are Connie Schroeder and her husband, Tracy, Kevin McCormick and his wife, Marie, Scott McCormick, Susan Boehnke and her

husband, Dan. They also have eight grandchildren. Greetings may be sent to the couple at 2508 S. Lakeview Drive, Clear Lake, Iowa 50428.


Thank you We would like to thank all of our family and friends for all their support during our time of loss. Also to St. Marys Care Center, University of Wisconsin Hospital, Hospice of Madison, Wis., and Ward Van Slyke Funeral Home for all their kindness and help during such an emotional time. Words can not express our deep gratitude and appreciation to all. Sincerely, — Ron Myklestad and family Janice Snater and family


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BRIDAL SHOPS The Bridal Theatre 139 W. 4th St., St.Ansgar, IA 50472 641.713.2303 Nov 8- Nov 29th- SALE!!!! In the 21 years the Bridal Theatre has been in business we have never had a sale of this magnitude. You are invited to The Historical Sale at The Bridal Theatre. Everything including gowns on the sale rack are marked down. Specials on new ordered gowns for Brides and Maids are on sale also. In house alterations are available for every gown purchased. Come see us Nov. 14Nov. 30th. The Bridal Theatre downtown Saint Ansgar, IA 641-713-2303 Hours are 10-5 Mon.-Fri. 10-3 Saturday. 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.

BRIDAL SHOPS 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.

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!!

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RECEPTIONS 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. Nora Springs Catholic Community Center 641.749.5507 16 S. Summit Ave., Nora Springs, IA 50458 Perfect accommodations for weddings anniversaries - reunions - all types of meetings and gatherings. 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 Our expert videographers will capture the emotions and excitement of your special day and create a moving, fun-to-watch DVD for you to treasure. We offer eedding & event videography, photo slide shows with music. Call us today to learn more! 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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Happy 16th Birthday Sara!

Love Mom & Dad and Jace (Left to right: Dave Ward, Corey Coen, Chris Bills, Bob Aringdale)

The staff of Van Meter Industrial, Branch 6, Mason City would like to thank all the customers, friends and family who helped make our fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness a success. Due to your generous donations we were able to raise $663.86. We thank you so much for your generosity, — Bob, Chris, Corey and Dave

Thank you The family of Mary Jane Allen greatly appreciates everyone’s kind gestures and prayers during the time of our loss. A heartfelt thank you to all.


Halsne, 60 years CLEAR LAKE — Larry and Peggy (Sorensen) Halsne of Clear Lake were married Nov. 13, 1949, at Zion Lutheran Church in Clear Lake. They will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. The couple’s children and their spouses are Laurie (Curt) Ungs and Kimberly Knight, Des Moines. Their grandchildren are Casey and Katy Ungs of Denver, Colo., Addie and Olivia Knight of Des Moines.



daughter of Daniel and Michelle Martinez, will turn 1 on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. Happy 3rd birthday to the sweetest girl in the whole world...


daughter of Daniel and Michelle Martinez, will turn 1 on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. Happy 3rd birthday to the sweetest girl in the whole world...