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Mason City, Iowa âœŚ Sunday, November 15, 2009


80th Birthday

The ordination and installation of Wayne Rathmann,

Nicholas Thackery

of Mason City, will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1405 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City.

took place Aug. 9, 2009. Nicholas Thackery is now pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Emmetsburg, and Peace Lutheran Church, West Bend. Pictured is Pastor Thackery and his wife, Michele.


Congratulations Private First Class Timothy James Bradbury, 18, of Nora Springs, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif., on Oct. 30, 2009.

Kristina Sylvia Cahill and Jeremy Lee Eskildsen will be married at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at the Menifee Lakes Country Club in Menifee, Calif.


Newman honor roll MASON CITY — The first quarter honor roll has been released at Newman Catholic High School. Seniors 4.0-4.33 Kaitlyn Dornbier, Todd Dummett, Carter Kruckenberg, Ashley Lambert, Chrissy Meggers. 3.5-3.9 John Bodeen, Claire Boehmer, Andrew Burgmeier, Morgan Dornbier, Jennifer Grandgenett, Alex Halsted, Lauren Hedrick, Alan Julius, Will Martin, Sara McCarthy, Lais Mello, Haley Messmore, Olivia Olson, Thomas Potthoff, Rebecca Uhl. 3.0-3.49 Michael Bohl, Nolan Cooper, Kirstyn Kemna, Josh Luecht, Reid Platts, Joey Smith. Juniors 4.0-4.33 Brandon Bock, Sephra Byrne, Sarah Floden, Claire Jessen, Grace Moore. 3.5-3.9 Alexandra Beavers, Hannah Bray, Ben Buffington, Sarah Galliart, Dylan Glass, Rachel Henrich, Zach Kantaris, Blake Louscher, Kelly Quade, Alicia Stearns, Katie Westphal. 3.0-3.49 Whitney Allison, Tony Boster, Jenna Doerfler, Alexandria Eckenrod, Madison Finn, Chris Hall, Hunter King, Carolin Lang, Tessa Neibauer, Kendra Shimak, Jacob Urdahl, Syd-

nie Vanous, Josh Winters. Sophomores 4.0-4.33 Jessica Balek, Adam Dalton, Jennifer Hensley, Haley Lambert, Phillip Lapointe, Chandler Rognes, Elli Ruen, Jena Stallsmith, Leah Wies. 3.5-3.9 Shanda Borchardt, Theresa Dohmen, Gabe Dunn, Kory Eastvold, Paige Halsted, Quanyun Luo, Jenna Smith, Sarah Tan, Adriana Velez, Alex Weber, Nicole Wilwert, Angala Zook. 3.0-3.49 Jacob Adams, Alec Bartoszek, Ryan Fishel, Samantha Grant, Tanner Gribben, Emma Haskins, Taylor Hickey, Alyssa Lau, Aaron Morse, Seth Seltun, Andrew Ulveling, Derrick Urdahl, Morgan Waldschmidt, Ashley Wilson. Freshmen 4.0-4.33 Gabrielle Dohmen, Anna Henrich, Emily Kramer, Ryan Schupick. 3.5-3.9 Meredith Behr, Leah Decker, Casey Hall, Alexa Johnson, Ryan Julius, Thomas Kiss, Kane Louscher, Dylan Pannhoff, Megan Quam, Spencer Schmidt, Meghan Vieregger. 3.0-3.49 Alicia Anderson, Rachael Beavers, Trevor Callahan, Will Determan, Zachary Glass, A.J. Kehm, Meagan Merrick, Courtney Pietig, Hayden Romig, John Waters.

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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


Piper, 50 years MASON CITY — Jack O. Piper and Grace L. (True) Piper of Mason City were married Nov. 22, 1959, in Mason City. The couple will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 21 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mason City. They request no gifts, please. The couple’s children and their spouses are Chris and Laura Piper of Hampton; Todd and Tina Piper of Mason City; Brad and Scarlett Piper of Lincoln, Neb., and Vickie

Piper of Mason City. They also have 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Pals, 60 years CLEAR LAKE — Bob and Lois (Davis) Pals of Clear Lake, were married Nov. 11, 1949, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They celebrated their 60th anniversary with family at the wedding reception of their granddaughter in Des Moines. Bob and Lois have two children, Randy (Judy) Pals of Clear Lake and Sally (Jerry) Witt of Ankeny. They also have three grandchildren, four step-

Steenson, 30 years MASON CITY — Bob and Deb (Richardson) Steenson of 2210 S. Madison Ave., Mason City, will be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. They were married Nov. 17, 1979, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City. They have two children, Megan Steenson of West Des Moines, and Matthew Steenson, attending Iowa State University in Ames. grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. Best wishes may be sent to Bob and Lois at 2005 S. Shore Drive, Clear Lake, Iowa 50428.



Thank you



Thank you Thank you from Newman Catholic Schools to all who helped make all the events of God’s Portion Day 2009, a success! As we reflect upon this great event, we are once again grateful for the continued support of so many. We appreciate the generous contributions from the North Iowa businesses and individuals, including the many volunteers who donated numerous hours to help coordinate this year’s event. Thank you also to our 2009 Chairs, Nick and Roxane Huberty and Jeff and Monica Gribben.

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Hall of Fame inductee

Thank you

MASON CITY — Dr. Bill Franklin, of Mason City and Plymouth areas was inducted into the Hall of Fame at El Segundo High School, El Segundo, Calif., Oct. 15. Franklin is a 1959 graduate of El Segundo High School (ESHS). The high school established its Hall of Fame in recognition of uncommon achievement and perseverance by its graduates, who exemplify the school’s motto, “Enter to Learn, Go Forth for Service.” During its 80-year history, ESHS graduated some 12,000 students, of which 33 alumni have been inducted into the schools’ Hall of Fame. Franklin attended the University of CaliforniaDavis, graduating in 1964 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science-zoology. He got his master’s degree from Humboldt State University and his doctorate from Utah State. He came to Iowa in 1975 as an instructor in animal ecology at Iowa State University and remained on the faculty for 25 years, until his retirement in 2000.

My sincere appreciation for the many, many cards and prayers I have received during my illness. Also, for the food brought in and Pastor Linda for your visits and prayers. I am so thankful for the concerns of everyone and the many telephone calls. It helped to make the illness easier. Sincere thanks, — Irvin Hagen

Cahill, Eskildsen

KRISTINA SYLVIA CAHILL, of Menifee, Calif., is the daughter of Mike and Kathy Cahill of Sun City, Calif. Kristina is a graduate of Paloma Valley High School in Menifee. She is employed as a dental hygienist at Pacific Dental Services in Murrieta, Calif. JEREMY LEE ESKILDSEN, of Menifee, Calif., is the son of Becky Eskildsen of Mason City and Larry Eskildsen of El Centro, Miller, Grabinski Calif. Jeremy is a graduate GLENCOE, Ill. — Lani Grabinski and Ross Miller were of Mason City High School. Jeremy is assistant married Sept. 19, 2009, at St. Elisabeth’s Church in superintendent at the Shea Glencoe, Ill., by the Rev. Daphne Cody. Home in Riverside, Calif. Lani is the daughter of Patti and the late Steve GraThe couple will be marbinski of Clear Lake. Ross is the son of Philip and Nancy ried at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Miller of Glencoe, Ill. Dec. 5, 2009, at the Maid of honor was Jodi Grabinski. The bride’s other Menifee Lakes Country attendants were Carrie Mygatt, Lauren Miller, Allison Club in Menifee, Calif. Secory and Julie Garlock. Best man was Andrew Skoglund. The groom’s other attendants were Michael Wells, Todd Phillips, Kevin Phillips and Adam TroutTHANK YOU Inducted into man. Lani is employed at Everest Restaurant in Chicago, Honor Society A Note of Thanks Ill., and Ross is employed with Keckley Company in WAVERLY — The I am so very grateful to Skokie, Ill. Wartburg College Chapter everyone who helped make The couple resides in Chicago, Ill. of Alpha Chi Honor Socimy 90th birthday such a ety recently inducted 31 happy occasion. It was members. great to see so many of my AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS The national organizaformer students as well as tion recognizes students friends and relatives. I who rank in the top 10 per- Brau inducted into honor society appreciated the flowers IOWA CITY — Molly Brau, of Mason City, was cent of the junior and and gifts I received and inducted in The Tippie College of Business Chapter of senior classes. have really enjoyed reading Inductees include the fol- Beta Gamma Sigma, at the University of Iowa. The your notes and cards. Your lowing North Iowa students: induction took place Nov. 6, during Family Weekend at friendship and kindness the University of Iowa. MASON CITY — Kyle mean so much to me. I Brau is a finance major, and is among 33 undergradu- want to thank my family Jorgensen. ate students who were inducted, for the fall semester. NORA SPRINGS — too for all they did to make To be eligible for membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, this birthday such a special Melissa McMurray. a student must rank in the upper 10 percent of their PLAINFIELD — Jami one. God bless you all. junior or senior class. Frost. — Gladys Gross

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Chloie Noble

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BRITT — Luke and Heather Noble, of Britt, are parents of a daughter, Chloie Kaylynn Noble, born Aug. 20, 2009, in Clarion. She weighed 8 lbs. and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Roger and Judy Allen and Mike and Vicki Noble, all of Britt. Great-grandparents are Merrill and Frieda Olson, and Maxine Noble, all of Britt, and Sheryl Buren, Kanawha.

ROCKWELL — Tony and Sarah Kobliska, of Rockwell, are parents of a son, Edward Lane Kobliska, born at 11:06 p.m. Oct. 13, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center —North Iowa, Mason City. He weighed 7 lbs., 15.8 oz., and was 20.5 inches long. and Marlys Kobliska, of Edward is welcomed by Elma, and Dave and DiAnne grandparents, Raymond Severin, of Rockwell.


Betty Indvik, 80 NEW ARRIVAL

Madison Heard Thank you I want to thank all the good people who came together for my benefit. I am deeply touched by all the ways you showed me how much you care. I am humbled and grateful by your kindness and generosity. I want all of you to know how much I appreciate your donations, given our economy. My sincere thank you goes out to the farmers who came during harvest. To all the North Iowa businesses that donated gift certificates and merchandise for auction. To many of you who donated your talent in crafting handmade items for sale. To Thrivent Financial. To the Nora Springs Catholic Center. To all the good cooks for their hard work at furnishing so many wonderful bake sale items. To Nora Springs Care Center, Kiwanis, Nora Springs Insurance, Kohler-Lentz Construction and Kraft Foods in supplying all products for the spaghetti dinner. To all my good friends and family for all the time and planning it took to get the benefit underway. To the Behr family for working the live auction. To my faithful clients who juggle their schedules around my not-sogood days. To my community of people who show their caring in so many ways. To all who say a prayer for me. To my husband, Jay, for everything he does for me every day and for being at my side through this ordeal. To Jason, Nick, and our two Courtney’s, for their concern and love. To Brylee and Wyatt, my grandchildren, who give me fierce determination to fight and win this battle. I wish I could mention each of your names here, but because I can’t, please know that I keep each and every one of you in my heart. With sincere gratitude, — Shirley Kohler

ROCKFORD — Andy and Jamie Heard, of Rockford, are parents of a daughter, Madison Mary Lynn Heard, born at 3:51 a.m. June 15, 2009 at Covenant Hospital, Waterloo. She weighed 6 lbs., 8.2 oz., and was 20 inches long. Madison is welcomed by grandparents, Greg and

Terry Bass, of Mason City, and Mark Heard, of Rockford, and the late Mary Heard.


Claire Rasmuson W E S T DES M O I N E S — Matt and Lauren Rasmuson, of West Des Moines, are parents of a daughter, Claire Elizabeth, born at 2:12 a.m. Aug. 1, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines. She weighed 6 lbs., 8 oz., and was 18¾ inches long. Grandparents are Wolfgang and Mary Meier, Mason City, and Mark and Brenda Rasmu-

FOREST CITY — Betty Indvik, of Forest City, will celebrate her 80th birthday at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the United Methodist Church, Forest City. She was born Nov 27, 1929 in Forest City. She requests no gifts, please.

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Marine Corp boot camp graduate

Competent Communicator award

In Loving Memory of Joan I. Burtness

MASON CITY — Sara Goemaat, of Belmond, received honorable mention for her photo submitted in the third annual Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area’s “Capture the Heart of America” photo contest. The subject matter of Goemaat’s photo was a horse. Her photo was titled, “All Dressed Up.”

In Memory of Jody Detra

1939 — 2008 Composed by: Joan I. Burtness May 23, 2008

Balloons of many colors Drift across the open sky A symbol for my loved one We now must say goodbye As I watch them float to Heaven Beyond the skies of blue My thoughts race back in time Bradbury Saffold To the love I have for you If the trees get in the way Congratulations to NORA SPRINGS — PriDon’t worry or despair Jason Saffold, of Business vate First Class Timothy God’s hands Principal Toastmasters, for James Bradbury, 18, of Nora became the branches receiving the Competent Springs, graduated from To meet United States Marine Corps Communicator award. my loved one there Saffold is district manboot camp, at Marine Corps There are many ager of Kelly Services, a Recruit Depot, San Diego, kinds of love Chamber of Commerce Calif., on Oct. 30, 2009. Child, Wife, Husband, Ambassador, presidentHe was among the 428 Mom and Dad elect of Human Resources members of 3rd Battalion, Don’t forget Mike Co. Pfc. Bradbury suc- Association of North Iowa, your grandparents and director of Help-A-Heart cessfully completed 13 The scores of friends Foundation, a Sunrise weeks of intensive basic you’ve had Rotarian and is actively training at MCRD San Perhaps family or neighbor Diego, as one of 76 recruits involved in First Baptist Alone there in a chair Church. in Training Platoon 3271. Who treasures Safford, his wife, While in basic training, SueAnn, and their four Pfc. Bradbury served as a squad leader for his platoon daughters, have lived in Mason City for three years. and earned the status of Gary T. Lloyd rifle expert based on his shooting performance. He Silos and Smokestakes July 10, 1951 was also chosen as ammo Nov. 14, 2008 photo contest recruit, a position which is given to the most trusted member of the platoon. Platoon 3271 was named Honor Platoon, based on their performance in various phases of training. Following 10 days home on leave, Pfc. Bradbury reported to Camp Pendleton for 11 weeks at Infantry Training Battalion. He is the son of Tim and Bonnie Bradbury, of Nora Springs.

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every moment You took the time to share Balloons of many colors I know we now must part May God hold you in his tender care While I hold you in my heart

With Love, Husband Curtis, daughters Margie and Marcie and grandchildren

Forever in our hearts

Twenty years ago Nov. 19 A million times we’ve needed you, A million times we’ve cried. If love alone could’ve saved you, You never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, No one else will ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone. Part of us went with you, The day God took you home.

Sadly missed by your family

Sylvia and Carrie

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AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS band, French horn. FOREST CITY HIGH SCHOOL — Dan Rust, AMES — Students in the orchestra, trumpet; April McCormick, chorus, following North Iowa schools received the high- soprano; Jon Happel, band, est individual honor avail- alto saxophone; Nikko Celindro, band, B flat clarable to Iowa high school musicians by being select- inet. GARNER-HAYFIELD ed to perform at the 2009 HIGH SCHOOL— Michael All-State Music Festival. Jolivette, orchestra, French The festival concert will horn; Angela Lau, chorus, be presented to the public at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. soprano; Cassie Molencamp, chorus, alto; 21, at Hilton Coliseum, Christopher Noty, chorus, Iowa State University, Ames. For ticket informa- bass; Krista Jolivette, band, flute; Nikko Celindro, B flat tion visit or clarinet. HAMPTON-DUMONT Iowa Public Television will HIGH SCHOOL— Rebekah record the concert for Anderson, chorus, soprabroadcast tentatively scheduled at 7 p.m. Thurs- no; Kimberly Burman, day, Nov. 26, and addition- chorus, soprano; Connor Butson, chorus, soprano; al broadcast times. Check Pascale Bruns, chorus, alto; the IPTV website: Kiersten Sorenson chorus,, for any alto; Ariel Grote, chorus, changes. alto; Sarah Owen, chorus, ALGONA HIGH SCHOOL — Nicole Person, alto; Andrew Sorenson, chorus, tenor; Carter chorus, alto; Alex Hagg, chorus, bass; David Baxten, Collins, chorus, tenor; Taylor Owen, chorus, chorus, bass; Johnny Aboud, band, euphonium. tenor; Tyler Van dyke, chorus, tenor; Benjamin Ady, APLINGTON-PARKERSBURG HIGH SCHOOL chorus, bass; Ethan Bettenga, chorus, bass; Mag— Mackenzie Uhlenhopp, gie Voelker, band, B flat chorus, alto; Scott Sivola, clarinet; Morgan Katz, chorus, bass; Shelby band, trumpet. Smith, chorus, soprano. MASON CITY HIGH BISHOP-GARRIGAN (Algona) — Anna Kollasch, SCHOOL— Katie Daugherty, orchestra, B flat clarchorus, alto. inet; Stephanie Ehlers, CENTRAL SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL (Manly) — chorus, soprano; Katherine Brionna Sommers, chorus, Ollman, chorus, soprano; Sarah Ollman, chorus, alto. soprano; Daria ZawCLEAR LAKE HIGH SCHOOL — Danielle Holt, ierucha, chorus, soprano; chorus, soprano; Kourtney Jacqueline Congello, choWacker, chorus, alto; Hai- rus, soprano; Katie Fitzpatrick, chorus, alto; Breley Huey, chorus, alto; anna Sullivan, chorus, Ellen Pritchard, chorus, alto; Emily Goetz, chorus, alto; Jeremy Anderson, alto; Julia Takemura, chochorus, tenor; J.D. Sidebottom, chorus, tenor; Jeff rus, alto; David Birkedal, Arians, chorus, bass; Brett chorus, tenor; Andrew Bruns, chorus, tenor; Thomsen, chorus, bass; Ethan Hubbard, chorus, Aaron Cary, band, B flat tenor; Benjamin Tremmel, clarinet; Noah Langholz,

2009 All-State Music Festival

qualified 18 students for participation: Michael Betz — bass. David Birkedal — tenor. Andrew Bruns — tenor. Sam Christianson — tenor. Jacqueline Congello — soprano. Stephanie Ehlers — soprano. Katie FitzPatrick — alto. Jordan Flaherty — bass. Emmi Goetz — alto. Ethan Hubbard — tenor. Jordan Krull — bass. Alex Lafrenz — bass. Katherine Ollman — soprano. Sarah Ollman — soprano. Breanna Sullivan — alto. Julia Takemura — alto. Ben Tremmel — tenor. Daria Zawierucha — soprano. The Mason City High School Band qualified six students for participation: Katie Daugherty — clarinet (orchestra). Julia Gales — clarinet. MCHS All-State Dalton Ebel — cornet. Molly Daugherty — Music students MASON CITY — Twen- trumpet. Brent Mead — tromty-four students from bone. Mason City High School Eli Allgood — tuba. attained the highest indiBand Alternates: vidual honor available to Brittanie Lucas — clarIowa high school musiinet. cians by being selected to Abby Crimmins — perform at the 2009 AllFrench horn. State Music Festival. The Nathan Betz — trom2009 Festival will celebrate the 63rd anniversary bone. of this prestigious event. District auditions for the 279-piece All-State Band, 198-piece Orchestra, and 601-voice Chorus were held on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Storm Lake, Hampton, Manchester, Harlan, Indianola and Fairfield. Approximately 17 percent of the students who audition are selected for membership in the AllState ensembles. The MCHS Chorus

chorus, tenor; Samuel Christianson, chorus, tenor; Jordan Flaherty, chorus, bass; Michael Betz, chorus, bass; Jordan Krull, chorus, bass; Alex Lafrenz, chorus, bass; Julia Gales, band, B flat clarinet; Dalton Ebel, band, cornet; Molly Daugherty, band, trumpet; Brent Mead, band, trombone; Eli Allgood, band, tuba. NORTH BUTLER (Greene) — Abby Souhrada, band, flute; Aren Souhrada, band, bass clarinet. OSAGE HIGH SCHOOL — Ben Schwarting, chorus, tenor; Todd Janka, chorus, bass; Chloe Campbell, band, bassoon; Eve Anderson, band, bass clarinet; Kate Huffman, band, bass clarinet. ROCKFORD SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL— Danielle Bodensteiner, chorus, soprano; Luke Staudt, chorus, bass.

Participants will audition for chair placement in Ames on Thursday evening, Nov. 19, with all three groups rehearsing on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21. The Festival Concert will be presented to the public at 7:30 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum, Iowa State University, Ames, on Saturday evening, Nov. 21. Iowa Public Television will record the concert for broadcast tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. and additional broadcast times. Please check the IPTV website ( for any changes or additions. This program is under the auspices of the Iowa High School Music Association and the Iowa Music Educators Association. Tickets are $15 each and all seats are reserved. There are three methods tickets may be obtained for the Iowa All-State Festival Concert: METHOD 1 — Iowa State Athletic Ticket Office - at window. The Iowa State Athletic Ticket Office is located on the west side of the Jacobson Athletic Building in Ames. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. METHOD 2 — Iowa State Athletic Ticket

Office - by mail or fax. Mail or fax orders will be accepted any time using the form located on the IHSMA website ( If order is received less than ten days before the performance, tickets will not be mailed but will be held at the “Will Call” window in the Jacobson Athletic Building on the day of the performance. METHOD 3 — Ticketmaster - Orders may be placed by phone, online (, or at any Ticketmaster outlet. Phone: 1-800745-3000. Ticketmaster will charge a per-ticket convenience fee.

Sluik named ‘Athlete of Week’ JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Tiffany Sluik, of Mason City, Iowa, a Jamestown College sophomore wrestler, was named Athlete of the Week, by the Jamestown Optimist Club, for the week of Oct. 19-25. Sluik won seven of eight matches that week and captured the silver medal in the Dina Open Wrestling Meet in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


The ordination and installation of Nicholas Thackery took place Aug. 9, 2009. Nicholas Thackery is now pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Emmetsburg and Peace Lutheran Church, West Bend.

Pictured is Pastor Thackery and his wife, Michele.


Marie Frevert, 106 RUDD — Marie Frevert, formerly of Rudd, will celebrate her 106th birthday with a family gathering in Ames. Marie was born Nov. 22, 1903. She and her husband, Warren, farmed south of Rudd. Marie follows North Iowa news with her Globe Gazette. Her health remains good. Birthday greetings may be sent to her at the following address: Marie Frevert, 2210 Hamilton Drive, Ames, Iowa 50014.


Thank you Thank you kids, grandkids, family and friends for making our 25th wedding anniversary a day we will always remember. We had so much fun at our anniversary party. Thanks for all the cards, gifts and memories. — Bob and Mary Sniezek

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Wayne Rathmann, 80 MASON CITY — Wayne Rathmann, of Mason City, will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1405 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City. He requests no gifts, please. He was born Nov. 23, 1929 in Hampton. Cards may be sent to Wayne at: 1003 Manor Drive, Mason City, Iowa 50401.

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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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MILITARY NOTES Air Force Airman First Class Acea D. Spiegeler, Air Force Airman Mitchell D. Miller, and Air National Guard Airman First Class Jeffrey L. Williams graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Spiegeler is the son of Larry and Elaine Abel, of Riceville, and is a 2007 graduate of Riceville High School. Miller is the son of Wauldi Miller and Greg Miller, both of Nora Springs, and is a 2009 graduate of Central Springs High School, Manly. Williams is the son of Stephen and Christine Williams, Osage. He is a 2006 graduate of Osage High School and received an

associate degree in 2009 from Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo. Navy Seaman Recruit Mary R. Schmitz, and Navy Seaman Recruit Brianna M. Downer recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Schmitz is the daughter of Susan M. Schmitz and stepdaughter of Todd A. Seidel, of Mason City. She is a 2009 graduate of Mason City High School. Downer is the daughter of Jodi L. and stepdaughter of David A. Petersen, of Audubon, and granddaughter of Jean A. Perkins, Britt. She is a 2008 graduate of Audubon High School. Army Pfc. Adderly C.

Hanna graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of basic infantry training and advanced individual training. Hanna is the son of Molly Hanna, of Garner, and stepson of Kim Schleuger, of Britt. He is a 2009 graduate of West Hancock High School, Britt. Cadet Joshua Beyer, nephew of Dan and Barbara Beyer, of Mason City, was recently promoted to the rank of staff sergeant at Missouri Military Academy. In addition, he was placed on the Dean’s Honor Roll for his academic and military grades, and was awarded the Academic Fourragere for

superior scholastic achievement. Beyer is a member of the Academy’s 121st Corps of Cadets, which includes students from 30 states and 12 nations. Located in Mexico, Mo., the Missouri Military Academy enrolls young men in grades 6-12 and postgraduate studies, and includes a separate middle school which focuses on reading improvement and development of life skills. Army Reserve Pfc. Jacob M. Lane graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of David Lane, Algona, and is a 2008 graduate of Bishop Garrigan High School, Algona.

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