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Mason City, Iowa ✦ Sunday, July 29, 2012

Happy 90th Birthday! Juanita Schubert of Rockford, will celebrate her 90th birthday, Tuesday, July 31. Happy birthday to an amazing mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother and great-greatgrandmother! Love, —Your family

Happy 100th Birthday! De Etta A. Hartwig, of Garner, will celebrate her 100th birthday at an open house from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11

1 S. Federal Ave. Mason City 641-423-5222

Happy 90th Birthday!

Fred Fenchel will celebrate his 90th birthday with family and friends on Aug. 4, 2012.

Happy 100th Birthday!

Lucille Bublitz, of St. Ansgar, will celebrate her 100th birthday at an open house from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at 202 S. Washington St., Carpenter, Iowa.

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VanHorn, 50 years Jack and Diane (Gordon) VanHorn of Northwood, Iowa, were married Sept. 1, 1962, at the Lutheran Church in Carpenter, Iowa. The couple will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 10 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Sorbo Private Campground at Silver Lake. The Little Dale Band will be playing from 6 until 10 p.m., and dinner will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. Hosts will be Debra (VanHorn) Johann and Robert VanHorn. Cards can be sent to 304

12th St. S., Northwood, IA 50459. The couple requests no gifts, please. The couple’s children and their spouses are Debra Johann and Jon Maynard, Robert VanHorn and Lucy and Rebecca Metz. They have three grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. School District in Hampton, Iowa. MICHALA HRUBES of SHANE HANSMEIER of Mason City, Iowa, is the Mason City, Iowa, is the daughter of Larry Hrubes son of Bruce and Glenna of Phoenix, Ariz., and Hansmeier of Clear Lake, Sheryl Hrubes of Mason Iowa. Shane graduated City. Michala graduated from Clear Lake High from Newman Catholic School in 2002 and North High School in 2003, the Iowa Area Community University of Northern College in 2005 with an AA Iowa in 2007 with a BA in degree. He is employed by Elementary Education and Lake Auto Parts in Clear Early Childhood, and Lake. Buena Vista University in The couple will be mar2010 with a Special Eduried at 2 p.m. on Aug. 18, cation endorsement. She is 2012, at St. Joseph’s employed by the HampCatholic Church in Mason ton-Dumont Community City.

Hrubes, Hansmeier


BIRTHDAY Happy 50th Birthday, Daryl Only five years away from senior discounts. — Your loving family

90th Birthday Juanita Schubert, of Rockford, will celebrate her 90th birthday on July 31, with a card shower. Juanita enjoys traveling, gardening, quilting and especially spending time

with her six children and spouses, 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and four great-greatgrandchildren. Greetings can be sent to Juanita at: 406 Second Ave. N.E., Rockford, IA 50468.

90-Year Birthday MASON CITY — Fred Fenchel will celebrate his 90th birthday with family and friends on Aug. 4, 2012.

He was born Aug. 4, 1922, at Strawberry Point, Iowa, in Clayton County. Anyone wishing to send Fred a card may mail it to: 2104 S. Jefferson Ave. S.W., Mason City, IA 50401.

E NGAGED Kollenkark, Sweeney NINA KOLLENKARK of Aplington, Iowa, is the daughter of Kathy Nuss and Steve Palmquist of Lake View, Minn., and Scott and Linda Kollenkark of Waverly, Iowa. Nina graduated from Waverly/Shell Rock High School and the University of Northern Iowa. She is employed at All Smiles Family Dentistry in Cedar Falls, Iowa. CHRIS SWEENEY of Aplington, is the son of Don and Sue Sweeney of

Osage, Iowa. Chris graduated from Osage High School and Hawkeye Tech. He is employed at Ryken Engineering & Land Surveying in Ackley, Iowa. The couple will be married at 4 p.m. Aug. 4, 2012, at The Centre in Waverly.

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BIRTHDAY Lordy, Look Who’s 40!

Dave Heginger, nice to see you traded in your tricycle for a motorcycle; we wouldn’t fit on your tricycle.



Johnson, Curtis KAYLA JOHNSON, of Minneapolis, Minn., is the daughter of Tim and Renae Johnson of Carpenter, Iowa. Kayla graduated from the University of Iowa in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Promotion, and will graduate from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in 2015. NICK CURTIS, of Minneapolis, Minn., is the son of Bob and Pat Curtis of Blue Grass, Iowa. Nick graduated from the University of Iowa in 2011, and is employed by General Mills in Golden Valley,

BIRTHDAY Madelyn ‘Torch’ Duitscher, 86

Minn. The couple will be married at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Deer Creek Lutheran Church in Carpenter, Iowa.


Carter, 50 years BRITT — Hugh Carter and Nancy Ritland Carter of Britt, Iowa, were married July 28, 1962. The couple will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Cards can be sent to Hugh and Nancy Carter at 857 Fourth Ave. S.W., Britt, IA 50423. The couple’s children and their spouses are Brad and Monica (Carter) McWilliams, Knoxville, Iowa; Chris and Sandy (Carter) Fisher, Basehor, Kan.; David and Lisa Carter, West Des Moines, Iowa. They have seven grandchildren.

Happy Birthday Daddy! We love you, — Dakotah and Jaden

BIRTHDAY Happy 70th Birthday Delbert Pals

THORNTON — A card shower will be held for Madelyn “Torch” Duitscher, of Thornton, who will celebrate her 86th birthday, July 30. Greetings can be sent to her at: 6962 Cardinal Ave., Thornton, IA 50479. She requests no gifts, please.

Happy Birthday Mom! With love, — Trudy Hillburg, Judy (Tom) Linahon, Bobbi (Jim) Robbins, Lolly Duitscher, Bill Duitscher (deceased) and your grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

BIRTHDAY Lucille Bublitz, 100

MASON CITY — Delbert L. Pals, of Mason City, will celebrate his 70th birthday Saturday, Aug. 4. Cards may be sent to: 336 23rd St. S.W., Mason City, IA 50401. No gifts please. Love, — Your sons Marty, Scott, and Lance

De Etta Hartwig, 100 GARNER — De Etta A. Hartwig, of Garner, will celebrate her 100th birthday at an open house from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Cardinal Grove, 1355 Division St., Garner. She requests no gifts.

De Etta Hartwig was born Sept. 5, 1912, in Corwith, Iowa. De Etta and family invite you to De Etta’s 100th birthday. If you’re unable to attend birthday greetings may be sent to her at: 490 W. Lyons St. Garner, IA 50438.

ST. ANSGAR — Lucille Bublitz, of St. Ansgar, will celebrate her 100th birthday at an open house from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at 202 S. Washington St., Carpenter, Iowa. Lucille was born Aug. 2, 1912, in Cleveland, Ohio. Greetings may also be sent to her at: 202 S. Washington St., Carpenter, IA 50426.

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ACHIEVEMENT Congratulations The Mason City Hawks 13U Baseball Team enjoyed a fantastic summer of baseball. The Hawks compiled a 37-14 record competing against mainly AAA and Major level teams. The Hawks won tournament championships at the Cornshucker and Hy-Vee Classic and finished runner-up at the Hawkeye Challenge, Holiday Park Baseball Bash, and Harely Steel Invitational. The Hawks also competed in the SlumpBusters National Tournament in Omaha during the College World Series, in June. The Hawks players, coaches and families would like to thank all their sponsors for making this happen. The Hawks are coached by Troy Rood, Jason Parker, Matt Smuck and Dan Dingman.

Penelope Elizabeth Jane Webster

From left to right: Ryan Smuck, Weston Schultz, Carson BONDURANT — Garreth and Alysia Meyer Webster, Parker, Nate Janssen, Dylan Voves, Zach Hendrickson, Kyle of Bondurant, Iowa, are the parents of a daughter, Pene- Lang, Hunter Dingman, Carter Hammervold, Jake Rood and lope, born at 3:21 p.m. May 4, 2012, at Methodist Hospi- Josh VandenBerg. tal, Des Moines, Iowa. She weighed 9 pounds .02 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Maakestad-Kvisle reunion


JESSICA NEUBERGER, of Klemme, Iowa, is the daughter of Wayne and Juli Neuberger of Klemme. Jessica graduated from Ventura Senior High School in 2008. Marth retires from JUSTIN HEPPERLY, of Clear Lake, Iowa, is the son of Postal Service Jon Hepperly and Angel Hepperly, both of Clear Lake, NORA SPRINGS — Iowa. Justin graduated from Clear Lake Senior High Denise Marth will celeSchool in 2008. brate her retirement from The couple will be married on Aug. 17, 2012. the United States Postal Service, after almost 33 years. She started her career in Nora Springs in September 1979 as a PTF Trimble, 30 years clerk, and transferred to FOREST CITY — Algona in May 1986. She Richard Trimble and was appointed postmaster Theresa (Cooper) Trimble in Leland, Iowa, in of Forest City, Iowa, were November 1987, where married July 31, 1982, in she served until March Manly, Iowa. The couple 2004, when she located will celebrate their 30th closer to home to serve as wedding anniversary. postmaster in Plymouth, The couple’s children Iowa. She also worked in and their spouses are Tyler Des Moines, Iowa, and Trithe Mason City, Rudd, cia Trimble of Forest City. (Maggie) Trimble of West


The 99th annual Maakestad-Kvisle reunion will be held on the first Sunday in August — Aug. 5. A potluck dinner will be held at 1 p.m. in the Eden Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, 3105 Glass Ave., rural Rudd. The church telephone is 641-395-2628. Please bring your own table service. Coffee will be provided.

Goodell and Floyd post offices as needed. Family, friends and patrons of the communities she served are invited to join Denise at an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at the Plymouth City Hall. She sincerely thanks all the employees she worked with and the patrons of the communities she served, as it was indeed her pleasure to have had this opportunity the past 33 years. If unable to join us, she would love to hear from you. Cards can be sent to Denise at: 17062 Yarrow Ave., Nora Springs, IA 50458.

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Party & Event Planning

E NGAGED BRIDAL SHOPS The Bridal Theatre 139 W. 4th St., St. Ansgar, IA 50472 641.713.2303 Our First Priority is YOU-Everything for your Special Occasion...from gowns and tuxes to all of the accessories; add to that exceptional personal service, and you have the wedding you’ve dreamed of! Stay close to home-where it doesn’t cost more, it’s just nicer at The Bridal Theatre in St. Ansgar. 641- 713-2303 Store Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-3pm

Ensrud, Hardy ADRIA ENSRUD, of Columbia Heights, Minn., is the daughter of the Rev. Rick and Lana Ensrud of Brooklyn Park, Minn. Adria graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2004, and is Product Line Manager at Ergodyne in St. Paul, Minn. ADAM HARDY, of Crystal, Minn., is the son of Russ and JoAnn Hardy of Mason City, Iowa. Adam graduated from Iowa State University in 2004, and is a Senior CPA Advisor at Jenson & Co. in Maple Grove, Minn. The couple will be married at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Brooklyn Park Evangelical Free Church in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

THANK YOU and Brian Cataldo, to the Thank You church committee who Thank you to all for your served the lunch, to the words of comfort offered choir, and to everyone at through visitation, cards Concord Care and Hosand flowers and for the pice. Leo will be sadly beautiful acts of tribute to missed, but he will stay in Leo’s life. A special thanks our hearts always. to the people who brought — Family of Leo Nedved food to the family, to Dean

Formalities 641.423-6124 21 2nd St NE, Mason City Formalities has been serving the North Iowa area for over 50 years. Formalities carries bridal gowns, bridesmaids, flowergirls, mothers gowns, prom gowns and all the accessories needed for your special day. Formalities has an elite group of seamstresses that can create that perfect fit! Formalities carries gowns in all sizes from infant to plus sizes. We have hundreds of gowns to choose from - buy right off the rack or place a special order - we’ll help you through the whole process. Formalities also carries fashion handbags/purses! Shop Formalities! Formalities is now offering tuxedo rentals! Bliss Bridal and Formalwear 641.201.1032 2810 South Federal Ave., Mason City Open 7 days a week for your convenience “Find your bliss at North Iowa’s largest bridal and formalwear superstore! We’ve stocked our boutique with hundreds of exclusive gowns in sizes 0-32, from designers all over the world. We have styles for every member of your party-from casual to elegant-backyard to beach! We also have all of the latest styles of tuxedos on display so that we can coordinate your color palette perfectly. Providing unparalleled customer service and of course in-house alterations to make your preparations worry free. We do request appointments for bridal consultations so that we can spend quality time assisting you in the search for your dream gown. Ask about our platinum package. Come say yes to your dress at Bliss! The 2012 Readers’ Choice of North Iowa!

Sew Heavenly Creations LLC 641.892.4111 209 W. Gilman St. Sheffield, IA Open W, F 12 Noon-5pm; Tu, Th 12 Noon-7pm; Sat 10am-2pm; Closed Monday Appointments welcome. Email: 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 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!” CATERING Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill 1519 4th Street SW, Mason City 641.423.4000 Catering for all occasions including weddings, birthdays, retirements, holiday gatherings, reunions and anniversaries. Also available for business meetings. Call for our catering menu. DJ SERVICES Kirk’s Custom DJ Service 641.423.1126 or 800.496.1126 Trust the best for your wedding *Full Time Professional *Personal consultation prior to wedding *Light Show included *Huge music selection All at one premium wedding package price. Check your date at Experience Matters 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.

Community Quick Print 19 18th Street SE, Mason City 641.424.4342 For all your special events: weddings, save the date cards, invitations and stationary. Graduations, special parties, company events. Customized banners for all occasions. Professional design staff available to help you create just the right look for all your printing or banner needs. 10% of every purchase is donated to local organizations. Ask how you can help your favorite local organization.

RECEPTIONS MacNider Art Museum 641.421.3666 303 Second Street SE, Mason City Unforgettable weddings, distinguished receptions. An elegant setting to make lasting memories.

TRAVEL Allen Travel Agency & Cruise Quest 641.357.5223 or 800.475.5223 300 1st Ave. N., 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 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. Now taking bookings for 2013!

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In Loving Memory of



ACHIEVEMENT Congratulations to our daughters on earning their Ph.D’s this summer!

Mau, Gray MELISSA MAU, of Des Moines, Iowa, is the daughter of Randy and Linda Mau of Mason City, Iowa. Melissa is employed by State of Iowa in Des Moines. JAMES GRAY, of Indianola, Iowa, is the son of Robert and Virginia Gray of Indianola. James is employed by Jacobson Companies in Des Moines, Iowa. The couple will be married on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Smith Chapel — Simpson College in Indianola.

RETIREMENT Happy Retirement Kerm Studer

Nova Kobernusz Cook, 85 Dan L. Vasquez Oct. 12, 1950 — Aug. 4, 2011 We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday and the days before that too. We think of you in silence and often speak your name. All we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we’ll never part. God has you in his keeping. We have you in our hearts. Sadly missed, lovingly remembered Candy, Jo, Rollo, B.J., Nancy, Kathryn, Vance, Kim and family Aunt Josie Tony and Dee Dawn and Steve Anita, Heather and Brenden

THANK YOU cards, gifts and good wishes. Special thanks to our Our sincere thank you to family who planned and everyone who helped us hosted the event. We have celebrate our 60th wedbeen truly blessed. ding anniversary. Thank — Mari and Carrol you for all the beautiful Albers

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Enjoy your FREE time after nine years at TSC. Celebrate and have FUN! — Your family

Dr. Erin Pleggenkuhle-Miles received her Ph.D in International Studies with concentration in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship and is teaching at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. She graduated from the University of Texas in Dallas. Dr. Breanne Pleggenkuhle earned her Ph.D in Criminology and Criminal Justice and will be teaching at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She graduated from University of Missouri in St. Louis. We are proud of you! Love, — Mom and Dad

OSAGE — A card shower is planned for Nova Kobernusz Cook, of Osage, formerly of Manly, who will celebrate her 85th birthday, Aug. 5. Birthday greetings may be sent to her at: 300 Lyndale Ave., Apt. 19, Osage, IA 50461.

She’s 16 now! Watch Out!

BIRTHDAY Richard F. Messier, 90 ROCKFORD — Richard F. Messier, formerly of Rockford, will celebrate his 90th birthday, July 31. Greetings may be sent to Richard at the following address: 907 W. Congress, P.O. Box 366, Nora Springs, IA 50458.

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