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Engaged ALISON HANSON and TREVOR SCHUG, of Woodville, Wis., will be married on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Baldwin, Wis.

Alvin Noehren and Melba Buddin Noehren of Garner, Iowa, were married June 24, 1962, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Des Moines.


50th Birthday

Fifty and wise or eighteen and foolish? If only there was a choice!! Happy 50th Birthday, Dr. Goetz on Sept. 13.

EMILY ANDERSON and COLE ARNDT of Mason City will be married at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mason City.

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+RZ7R6XEPLW<RXU,WHPV If you have an item to submit to this section, please stop by the Globe Gazette for a form Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at 300 North Washington, Mason City. Online submission is encouraged at, click on EXTRAS then Celebrations. To be printed in the Sunday’s Celebrations section and Online, items must be in the Globe Gazette office no later than 5 pm Monday prior to publication. We can’t take the information over the phone, and we ask that announcements be printed or typed. It would also be helpful if you include a daytime phone number in case there are any questions.

Engagements & Weddings: Standard announcement will be published free of charge without a photo. Custom wording and photos are an additional charge. (See chart below.) Anniversaries: At 25 years or more, we will publish the standard announcement free of charge. Anniversaries of less than 25 years can be published as a Day to Remember starting at $26.50. Custom wording & photos are an additional charge. (See chart below.)

Severtson, 70 years CLEAR LAKE — Rev. Murley Severtson and Jeannette Krogh Severtson of Clear Lake were married Sept. 12, 1942, at Martin Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Washington, D.C. The couple will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a card shower. The couple has requested no gifts please. Cards can be sent to Rev. Murley and Jeannette Severtson at 908 First Ave. N., Clear Lake. The couple’s children and their spouses are Maren (Steve) Coates, Galena, Ill.; John (Jana) Severtson, Clear Lake; Genelle (Mike) Morgan, Pella; Mark (Lori) Severtson, Oregon, Wis.; Rolf (Fran Hayden), Delray Beach, Fla. They have 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Harlan, Booker Sean Harlan and Colleen Booker were united in marriage on Aug. 4, 2012, at Columbine Lake Country Club in Grand Lake, Colo., in the presence of their daughter Alayna, along with family and friends. Sean is the son of Pat and Carol Harlan of Clear Lake, Iowa. Colleen is the daughter of Brigitta and Mellow Ching and Ben Booker, Sr. of Denver, Colo. Sean and Colleen work in the oil and gas industry at E06 Resources and Newfield Production in Denver, Colo. They have made their home in Arvada, Colo.

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Birthdays, family events & special achievements will be published for $26.50. This includes a B&W 1 col. photo & up to 50 words. Larger photos and additional words may be purchased. Birthdays of 80 years or more will be published without a photo free of charge. Custom wording and photos are an additional charge.

ACHIEVEMENTS Magee, Charles City. FRANKLIN COUNTY — Melba Muhlenbruch and Margaret Flint Suter, Hampton. HANCOCK COUNTY — Gladys Alden and Amy Jump, Garner, third honorable mention, Poems for Children. KOSSUTH COUNTY — Tom Winkel, Algona; Eleanor Stenzel, Burt. MITCHELL COUNTY — Dorcas Dorow, Mary Fish, Duane Alex Lookingbill, Ramona Morse, Rita J. Smith, Margaret Smolik, Kathleen Stauffer and Steven Thomp-

son, all of Osage, and Carol Sisterman, St. Ansgar. WORTH COUNTY — Helen J. Thoen, Manly.

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Lawrence University Dean’s List APPLETON, Wis. — Tyler Gasper, of Lake Mills, was named to the 2011-12 spring semester Dean’s List at Lawrence University. Students named to the list are required to maintain a minimum 3.4 grade point average.

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Poems were judged anonymously, with judging solely on merit of the DES MOINES — “Lyri- work. North Iowa poets whose cal Iowa 2012,” the annual work will be included in anthology of the Iowa the “Lyrical Iowa 2012” Poetry Association, conpublication are: tains the work of more BUTLER COUNTY — than 400 Iowa poets of all ages. Joan B. Sutula and Joseph Scheduled for distribu- Sutula, Aplington; Don tion in late October, this Fish, Anna Nicholas and edition was compiled from Valrie Schuster, Shell submissions by poets in a Rock. statewide contest earlier CERRO GORDO this year. In addition to COUNTY — Norma T. top selections and honor- Schroeder, Rick Sears and able mentions, contesCarole L. Thomas, Mason tants competed for publi- City. cation in the anthology. FLOYD COUNTY — Jed

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Handt, 60th Anniversary Willis Ray Handt and Shielah Ann (Bird) Handt were married on Sept. 7, 1952, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Charles City,

Iowa. The couple will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Their children are Sandra and Ken Kline of Mason City, and Brad and

ACHIEVEMENT Rye, 40 years MASON CITY — Steve Patrick Rye and Victoria Lynn (Pederson) Rye of Mason City were married Sept. 9, 1972, at Salem Lutheran Church in Lake Mills, Iowa. The couple will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. The couple has requested no gifts please. Cards can be sent to Steve and Victoria Rye at 654 East State St., Mason City, IA 50401. The couple’s family includes daughter, Sara Rye and Derek Thomas of Mason City and granddaughter Kaitlyn and grandson Eric; daughter, Rachel Rye and Joey Deets of Mason City and granddaughter Adriana and grandson Rhys. Congratulations Mom and Dad/Grandma and Grandpa! We love you! — Sara, Derek, Rachel, Joey, Kaitlyn, Eric, Rainey, and Rhys

Connie Handt of Grand Island, Neb. Their grandchildren are John K. and Kelly N. Kline, Jason W. Kline and Brandon L. Handt. The Handt’s anniversary falls between two other

special milestones: Willie’s 80th birthday on Feb. 7, 2012, and Shielah’s 80th birthday on Jan. 8, 2013. Cards may be sent to Willie and Shielah at 403 22nd St. S.E., Mason City, IA 50401.


Miss Kossuth-Winnebago award winners

Anderson, 40 years

BURT — The Miss Kossuth-Winnebago Scholarship Program crowned its 2012 titleholders, Sept. 1, at the Burt Activity Complex. Hailey Huey, 20, daughter of Dustin and Shannon Huey, of Clear Lake, was crowned Miss Kossuth-Winnebago 2012. Huey received a $750 scholarship from the Miss Kossuth-Winnebago Scholarship Board and a $50 Scholarship from Cliff and Phyllis VanBerkum. She is a junior at the University of Iowa. Isabella Clabaugh, 9, daughter of Casey and Amy Clabaugh, of Clear Lake, was crowned Li’l Miss KossuthWinnebago. She is a fourth grader at Clear Creek Elementary School. Other award recipients at the pageant were: Miss Contestants: Hailey Huey — Overall Talent, Overall Physical Fitness in Swimsuit and Miss/Teen Photogenic Winner; Heidi Nyhus, of Forest City: People’s Choice. The Miss Kossuth-Winnebago Scholarship Program is a preliminary pageant to Miss Iowa, Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageants. To qualify, contestants must live, work, or attend school in Iowa, and be between the ages of 6 and 24.

JOICE — Paul Anderson and Diane (Brunsvold) Anderson of Joice were married Sept. 9, 1972, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City. The couple will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a family vacation later this year. Cards can be sent to Paul and Diane Anderson at 103 Franke St., Joice, IA 50446. The couple’s children and their spouses are Trisha (Matt) Shields of Belton, Mo., and Nathan (Marisa) Anderson of

Clarksville, Iowa. They have four grandchildren, Madison and Kaitlyn Shields, and Devin and Sienna Anderson.

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ACHIEVEMENT Blackburn College Dean’s List CARLINVILLE, Ill. — Cody Meyer, of Mason City, was named to the 2012 spring term Dean’s List at Blackburn College. Students must earn a grade point average of 3.6 or more to be named to the Dean’s List.

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Noehrens celebrate 50 years GARNER — Alvin Noehren and Melba Buddin Noehren of Garner, Iowa, were married June 24, 1962, at Redeemer


Lutheran Church in Des Moines. Al and Mel celebrated 50 years of marriage along with their immediate family on the white sandy beaches of Panama City, Fla.

All family members participated in the week-long, golden celebration; Jill Noehren (daughter), Chad and Aimee Noehren (son and daughter-in-law) and grandchildren Laura and Jack Noehren.

We do bathroom remodels... Donna Mary (Wolf) Appelhons, 80 BRITT — Donna Mary (Wolf) Appelhons will be celebrating her 80th birthday on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at her home in Britt, with her husband, Joe, and their three children and spouses. Birthday greetings are welcomed and may be sent to: 526 7th Ave. S.E., Britt, IA 50423.

Fifty and wise or eighteen and foolish? If only there was a choice!! Happy 50th Birthday, Dr. Goetz on Sept. 13. Stop by Mercy Lab on Sept. 13, to wish Dr. G., medical examiner, a Happy 50th Birthday!

ACHIEVEMENT May awarded scholarships WINONA, Minn. — Joshua May, of Fertile, is the recipient of two scholarships awarded by the Minnesota State College — Southeast Technical Foundation for the fall 2012 semester. May who is enrolled in the guitar build and repair program at Southeast Technical, received a Foundation Scholarship and the Roger Benedict Memorial Scholarship.

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LaCoste, 40 years

Klemesrud, 65 years

RUDD — Alan John LaCoste and Sharon Colleen Beard LaCoste of Rudd were married Sept. 9, 1972, in Rockford, Iowa. The couple will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. The couple’s children and their spouses are Wayne and Sarah LaCoste of Rudd, Stacy and Jason Gooder of Hampton, and Brad LaCoste. Grandchildren are Dayton, Logan, and Alexis Gooder, and Sheridan and MacKenzie LaCoste.

These “crazy kids” eloped to Bethany, Mo., Sept. 14, 1947. Bob and Joan (Ryner) Klemesrud of Osage, Iowa, will celebrate 65 years of marriage at a family gathering. Proud to be members of their family are children Bob Jr. (Nancy) of Nora

E NGAGED Anderson, Arndt EMILY ANDERSON, of Mason City, is the daughter of Doug and Annette Anderson of Mason City. Emily graduated from North Iowa Area Community College in 2010. COLE ARNDT, of Mason City, is the son of Craig and Sheryl Arndt of Mason City. Cole graduated from NIACC in 2011 and attended Grandview University. The couple will be married at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mason City.

Springs, Iowa, Wendell (Paula) of Cedar Springs, Mich., Lori of Mason City, Iowa, Randy of Nora Springs, Iowa, and Kevin (Mellony) of Osceola, Iowa. Bob and Joan have 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to 1114 Chase St., Osage, IA 50461.

THANK YOU Elizabeth, Molly, Chris H, Erin, Cat, Destiny, Kevin, Christina, Makenzie, Petra, Tyler, Emilie, Chris M, Pastor Chad and the We want to express our Indyk family for giving this sincere appreciation to the gift to our community. A Salvation Army, Youth for huge THANK YOU to all Christ, KGLO, Corporate donors, businesses and Farmer, KJCY, KIMT, individuals that helped Globe Gazette and various make it possible. These community churches for teens reflected the best your coverage of the “Feed values of North Iowa with My Starving Children” their goals of glorifying project this past July. In God, uniting the commulight of all the bad news nity and feeding the need. that had been taking place, Their selfless, honest and “FMSC” was a refreshing tireless efforts paid off, bit of GOOD news and we with more than 500 volunwere very encouraged by teers packing more than your willingness to feature 108,000 meals to feed 298 this special outreach kids in Haiti for a year! event. Thank you Matt, Even the financial goal was

Thank You to all who made “FMSC” happen in Mason City!

met and exceeded, and as a result, helped “FMSC” to plan ahead for next year. What a blessing to also include our local community kitchen by supplying canned goods given by all the wonderful volunteers. We watched these kids work full time jobs, plan weekly business and prayer meetings leading up to this event without one complaint. In fact, they ended up being an encouragement to us parents. The unselfish work by these kids is an example to make our community proud and gives hope for the future. — Parents of Matt and Elizabeth

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50 years together MASON CITY — Ted Grady and Marie (Mikkelson) Grady, of Mason City, were married Sept. 16, 1962, at First Lutheran

Church, Northwood. The couple will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Ingebretson Park, Thornton.

No gifts are requested. Cards may be sent to the couple at: 120 16th St. S.E., Mason City, IA 50401. The couple’s children are: Scott Grady, of Cedar


Rapids, and Sara (Grady) and Scott Curtis, of Algona. Grandchildren are: Cristian Grady, Candice Denlinger, Sam, Sonny, Sophie and Sawyer Curtis.

ACHIEVEMENTS Fuchs earns master’s degree MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Brooke Elizabeth Fuchs, of Mason City, graduated from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus, June 3. Fuchs received a Master of Arts degree in arts and cultural management.

ter high honors Dean’s List for the 2011-12 academic year at Stephens College. Students who attain high honors must have finished at least the equivalent of four full courses (12 hours) and achieved a grade point average of 3.8 or better on a scale of 4.0.

ing the 2012 spring semester. Weiss earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.

Northwestern College Dean’s List

Eva May Taylor It was just two years ago, Sept. 11, 2010, that we lost you in that tragic automobile accident in Montana! Life hasn’t been the same since — without you. You are in our hearts and minds every day. With all our love, Gordon, Mark and Martha, June and Mark, all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren

ANNIVERSARY full-time students with a grade point average during the semester of 3.65 or higher based on a 4.0.

Noah graduates from St. Cloud State

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Kelsey Noah, of Charles ST. PAUL, Minn. — City, is a 2012 spring graduate of St. Cloud State Weiss graduates from Kathleen Daugherty, of Mason City, was named University. Loyola Marymount with high honors (grade Noah received a BacheStephens College MASON CITY — point average of 3.75-3.89) lor of Arts degree in psyDean’s List Catherine Weiss, of Mason to the spring semester chology and graduated COLUMBIA, Mo. — Erin City, graduated from Loy- Dean’s List at Northwest- summa cum laude (grade ola Marymount University, ern College, St. Paul, Minn. point average of at least Ewy, of Mason City, was The Dean’s List includes 3.750). named to the second semes- Los Angeles, Calif., follow-

Budwig, 40 years COLWELL — Jim Budwig and Judy (Jacobsen) Budwig of Colwell, Iowa, were married Sept. 16, 1972, at the United Methodist Church in Ventura, Iowa. The couple will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a reception beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Colwell Tap & Grill in Colwell, Iowa. The couple has requested no gifts please. The couple’s children and their spouses are Katie

(Aaron) Kelly of Tipton, and Jacob Budwig of Des Moines. They have one grandchild.

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THANK YOU Thank You Thank you North Iowa for the generous outpouring of school supplies and monetary donations for our Back to School program. With your help we were able to assist a record number of children to go back to school with a new back pack full of supplies. This year, 658 children received back packs and supplies. A special thank you to KIMT and their Giving Your Best partners;

First Citizens National Bank and Diamond Jo Casino for sponsoring this program. — The Mason City Salvation Army

Thank You Thank you for all of your prayers and help during our time of need during the passing of Hector Gudino. It was greatly appreciated. — The Gudino Family


Lawhorn, 65 years NORTHWOOD — Wayne and Fran (Lechelt) Lawhorn of Northwood

were married Sept. 12, 1947, in Britt, Iowa. They will celebrate their 65th anniversary with a family dinner.

Their children are Linda wood. (Chuck) Myhre of NorthThey also have eight wood; Julie (Denny) Hauge grandchildren and five of Ronan, Mont., and Joan great-grandchildren. (David) Peterson of North-

E NGAGED Des Moines. JEFF STRUECKER, of CHRISTINE HARMS, of Bondurant, is the son of Bondurant, Iowa, is the Roger Struecker and Barb daughter of Don and Mary Hansen of Fenton, Iowa. Harms of Mason City. She Jeff graduated from Sentral is the granddaughter of High School in 2004, Ruth Cooper of Mason Hawkeye Community ColCity and Helen Harms of lege in 2009 and the UniClear Lake. Christine versity of Northern Iowa in graduated from Newman 2010. He is employed by Catholic High School in Wells Fargo in Urbandale, 2005, North Iowa Area Iowa. Community College in The couple will be mar2007, and and the Univer- ried at 2 p.m. Saturday, sity of Northern Iowa in Oct. 20, 2012, at St. 2009. She is employed by Joseph’s Church in Mason Knapp Properties in West City, Iowa.

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Evers, Lubben Mark and Carol Evers of Mason City are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Kristen to Chad Lubben, son of Barbara Lubben and the late Calvin Lubben of Mason City. The couple will be married at 7 p.m. Oct. 12, 2012, in Chicago. Chad and Kristen will make their home in Chicago.

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ACHIEVEMENTS Mallo graduated from Mason City High School. WEST POINT, N.Y. — He plans to graduate from Cadet Travis Michael Scott West Point in 2016, and be Mallo, son of Larry and commissioned as a second Wendy Mallo, of Mason lieutenant in the U.S. City, completed CBT Army. (Cadet Basic Training) at the U.S. Military Academy. Van Oort named to Mallo entered West Mercy Dean’s List Point on July 2, and sucDES MOINES — Mandy cessfully completed six Van Oort, of Garner, was weeks of CBT. He began classes Aug. 20. The West named to the 2012 spring Point curriculum offers 37 semester Dean’s List at majors balancing physical Mercy College of Health Sciences. sciences and engineering To be named to the with humanities and social Dean’s List students must sciences, leading to a earn a grade point average Bachelor of Science between 3.5-3.749. degree.

Military note

Kermit Sandersfeld, 85 LATIMER — Kermit Sandersfeld, of Latimer, will celebrate his 85th birthday on Monday, Sept. 10. Kermit was proud to be in the United States Marine Corps.

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Happy 40th Anniversary to Richard and Sandy Niver From your Loving Family Richard and Sandy Niver of Mason City were married Sept. 3, 1972. The couple’s children and their spouses are Scott Niver, Mike (Heather) Niver, and Dan (Dana) Niver, and grandchildren, Mitch, Alec, Nick, and Eli.

ALISON HANSON, of Woodville, Wis., is the daughter of Dean Hanson and Luann Hanson of Clear Lake, and Sherry and Gary Peacock of Woden. Alison will graduate from the University of Phoenix with a Masters of Business Associate with an emphasis in Global Management in 2013. She is employed by Nor-Lake, Incorporated, in Hudson, Wis. TREVOR SCHUG, of Woodville, Wis., is the son of Thomas Schug and Lynette Schug of Glenwood City, Wis. Trevor will graduate from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College as a Web Analyst/Programmer in 2014. He is employed by Bill’s Distributing in Menomonie, Wis. The couple will be married on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Baldwin, Wis.

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ANNIVERSARY Happy First Year Anniversary!

DeWitt, 50 years Allan and Marian (Stromer) DeWitt were married Sept. 15, 1962, at

Zion Evangelical and Reform Church in Garner. The couple celebrated their 50th by taking a fam-


ily trip in August to Martha’s Vineyard. Their family is Jon, Glynis, Connor DeWitt and

BIRTHDAY Mike Servantez Sr., 85 MASON CITY — Mike Servantez Sr., will celebrate his 85th birthday at a family dinner today, Sept. 9. He was born Sept. 10, 1927 in Mason City. Greetings may be sent to Mike at the following address: 2240 21st St. S.W., Mason City, IA 50401.

Dannen, 40 years MASON CITY — Ron and Leilani Dannen of Mason City were married Sept. 8, 1972, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thornton. The couple will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. The couple’s children and their spouses are Ryan (Dannen) and Alison Dannen, and Ben and Kiley (Dannen) Logan. They have four grandchildren.

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Chelsea Harvey from Overland Park, Kan., and Bill, Vicki, Bailee and Brett Adkins from Plano, Texas.

Samantha Donisi and Jacob Hamm were wed Sept. 10, 2011, in an outdoor ceremony at the Four Mounds Inn in Dubuque. Samantha is the daughter of Patty and Mark Donisi of Mason City. Samantha’s grandparents are Loretta “Pat” Shultz and the late Cecil “Jim” Shultz of Mason City, Robert and Dorthy Nelson of Rock Falls, and the late Sam Donisi of Rock Falls. Jacob is the son of Steve and Cindy Hamm of Hazel Green, Wis. His grandparents are Robert and Leta Breiner of Graf, Iowa, and Pat and Keith Hamm of Dubuque, Iowa. Maid of honor was Megan Shultz. Samantha’s other attendants were Abbie Nuehring, Sara Renshaw and Whitney Nuehring. Flower girl was Laney Breiner. Personal attendant was Heather Skelton. Best man was Jeremy Hamm. Jake’s other attendants were John Thomas Richard, Ron Fox and Giovanni Donisi. Ringer bearer was the couple’s puppy, Socrates. Ushers were Michael Shultz and Aspen Breiner.

Music was a contemporary selection by soloist Tami Donisi and musicians Janet and Jessica Lieb of Dubuque. A reception was held at the Palace Ballroom in Farley, Iowa. Samantha is a 2004 graduate of Mason City High School and the University of Northern Iowa. She is employed by The McGraw-Hill Companies in Dubuque. Jake is a 2001 graduate of Southwestern High School in Hazel Green, and the University of Northern Iowa. He is employed by Peterson Contractors of Reinbeck, Iowa. The couple will honeymoon this December in the Dominican Republic.


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Elwood and Wava Geary will be celebrating three events Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. *Their 65th Wedding Anniversary *Elwood’s 90th Birthday *Wava’s 86th Birthday With an open house 2 to 4 p.m. at the Corwith Community Center 110 Wayne St. Corwith, Iowa Stop in and have Elwood’s favorite snack, soft ice cream and a chocolate chip cookie. “Please, no gifts” (Elwood is always picking up empty pop cans along the highways and byways to recycle, so instead of a card, bring him a clean empty pop can to recycle. That will make his day.)

BIRTHDAY Velma Smith, 101 MASON CITY — Velma Smith, of Mason City, will celebrate her 101st birthday at an open house from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center, 501 S. Kentucky Ave., Mason City. Greetings may be sent to her at: 501 S. Kentucky Ave., Mason City, IA 50401.

THANK YOU Thank You Thank you for making my 80th birthday an awesome time. I am blessed to have so many wonderful friends and family. — Bob Kennedy

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Immanuel United Church of Christ in Latimer. HAMPTON — Norman They are the parents of and Della Speich of Hamp- Barry Speich of Iowa Falls, ton, Iowa, were married and Michelle and Greg Sept. 15, 1962, at the

Speich, 50 years

Hanson and their children Megan and Caleb of Idaho Falls, Idaho. They will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary

with a trip and cruise to Alaska. Greetings may be sent to: 1540 Olive Ave., Hampton, IA 50441.

A Smile.... Takes but a moment but the memory sometimes lasts forever Allison, 50 years CLEAR LAKE — Michael Douglas Allison and Mary Ellen Derenthal of Clear Lake were married Sept. 15, 1962, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mason City. The couple will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. The couple has requested no gifts please. The couple’s children and their spouses are Jon (Karen), Clear Lake; Tim (Gerri), Mason City; Matt (Kristi), Ankeny; Pat (Sheila), Mason City; Chris (Kristy), Algona. They have 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Dr. Judith G. Demro, DDS, MS Specialist in Orthodontics

0% INTEREST PLANS We Love Grandma Marge Happy Grandparent’s Day! We love you very much! Love, Ivan 9, Ronan 6, Dane 4 and Flynn 2

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Celebrations (Sept. 9, 2012)  

Celebrations (Sept. 9, 2012)