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Blum, 65 years THORNTON — Charles and Berniece (Halfpap) Blum were married Dec. 17, 1944, at the bride’s parents’ home in Goodell. Four children have filled their lives with joy and love. They are Elaine (Steve) Bram of Thailand, Donna (Wayne) Steenhard of Mason City and Julie (Scott) Devitt of California. Their son, Roger, is deceased. Charles and Berniece also have nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. A family dinner is planned to celebrate. Cards may be sent to them at 4556 Finch Ave., Thornton, Iowa 50479.

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65th Anniversary

Ensign Casey Nils Goranson

Charles and

recently graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy located in New London, Conn., with a Bachelor of Science in Government

Berniece Blum of Thornton celebrated their 65th anniversary on Dec. 17, 2009. Cards may be sent to them at 4556 Finch Ave., Thornton, IA 50479.

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50th Anniversary Bob and Cara Meyer of Osage were married in Newberry, Mich., Dec. 26, 1959.

Curt and Jennifer Ratcliff, of Chicago, Ill., are parents of a daughter, Reese Rae Ratcliff, born Oct. 13, 2009.

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How To Submit Your Items 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. Or you may print forms off of our website @; click on Life / 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 Family Event starting at $21.50. Custom wording & photos are an additional charge. (See chart below.)

Scharlau, 50 years MASON CITY — Lynn Carl Scharlau and Alice Ann Ashford Scharlau of Mason City were married Dec. 30, 1959, at First Christian Church in Mason City. The couple will celebrate their 50 wedding anniversary with a card shower. Cards may be sent to the couple at P.O. Box 1922, Mason City, IA 50401. They request no gifts, please.

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The couple’s children and their spouses are John (Tina) Scharlau, son, of Mason City; Kay Staley, daughter, of Meservey; Brian (Joann), grandson, of Des Moines; Brent Scharlau, grandson, of Mason City; Brandon Scharlau, grandson, of Mason City; Stacy Nachazel, granddaughter, of Clear Lake; Tyler Staley, grandson, of Meservey; and Jacob Scharlau, great-grandson of LeClaire, Iowa.

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Birthdays, family events & special achievements will be published for $21.50. This includes a B&W 1x2 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.

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Party & Event Planning BRIDAL SHOPS The Bridal Theatre 139 W. 4th St., St.Ansgar, IA 50472 641.713.2303 December is the perfect time to shop The Bridal Theatre for your dazzling attire for all your holiday parties. Every moment becomes a cherished memory with a gown from The Bridal Theatre. Its not to early to shop for 2010 prom gowns. New gowns arriving weekly. Mark your calenders for January 28-31st 2010 for prom extravaganza at The Bridal Theatre, down town St. Ansgar Iowa 641-713-2303 Hours 10-5 Monday-Friday Saturday 10-3 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.

Bruns, 50 years BRITT — Raymond and Marilyn (Rasmuson) Bruns of Britt, were married Dec. 27, 1959, at the First Congregational Church in Britt. They will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 27 at First Lutheran Church in Britt. Greetings may be sent to the couple at 2685 Deer Ave., Britt, Iowa, 50423. They kindly request no gifts please. The couple’s five sons and their spouses are Brian and Alice of Sioux City, Dirk and Carol of Mason City, Eric and Ellen of

Britt, Wade and Varina of Muscatine, and Matthew and Rochelle of Elk Horn. They also have 18 grandchildren.

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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!!

Duncan Community Ballroom 641.843.3353 4 miles west of Garner Seating for 500, 40x70 dance floor. Serve your own food/caterers welcome. Meeting room available.

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Grafton Community Center 641.748.2970 or 641.420.3609 202 6th Avenue, Grafton Large facility great for wedding receptions, parties, and anniversaries. Many decorations available at NO extra charge. Meeting room also available.

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

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 wedding & 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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Kramme, 50 years

SWALEDALE — Lloyd and Beverly (Mosiman) Faaborg of Swaledale, were married Dec. 28, 1949, in Belmond. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner last summer at the Pleasant Valley Golf Course in Thornton. Greetings may be sent to the couple at PO Box 115, Swaledale, Iowa 50477. The couple’s children and their spouses are Linda (Roger) Engebretson of Thornton and Peg (Mark) Ingebretson of Houston, Texas. They also have eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

OSAGE — Ed and Judy (Johnson) Kramme were married Dec. 27, 1959, at Trinity Evangelical Reformed Church in Hartley, Iowa. They have three children and ten grandchildren: Robin and Darvin Kettwick, Chris and Abby of Buffalo

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Bosma receives Section Leadership award

Benjegerdes, 40 years MANLY— Leon and Betty (Hackman) Benjegerdes of Manly were married Dec. 27, 1969, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Mason City. They will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a family gathering.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Dr. Linda M. Bosma, president of Bosma Consulting, Minneapolis, is the recipient of an award given by the American Public Health Association’s Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Section. She received the 2009 Section Leadership award, which recognizes an ATOD Section member who has made significant contributions to the ATOD Section and the field. Bosma has been actively engaged in both the content area (especially alcohol prevention and advocacy) and the executive function of the section for over a decade. Bosma received her Ph.D in evaluation studies Leon and Betty are parents of two children: Troy from the University of Benjegerdes, Ames, and Joy (Erik) Garnass, New Prague, Minnesota, Twin Cities. Minn. They have four grandsons: Dante and Anton BenHer career has focused on jegerdes and Ethan and Brody Garnass. community organizing, Best wishes may be sent to Leon and Betty at 3762 ranging from implemenQuail Ave., Manly, IA 50456.

MILITARY NOTES Stephen M. Beaty graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Beaty, a human resources officer, is the son of Frank and Judith Beaty, of Garner. His wife, Kimberly, is the daughter of Rick and Paula Walker, Rolla, Mo. Kelly Spencer graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. Cadets in their junior and senior year of college must complete the leadership development course. Upon successful completion of the course, the ROTC program, and graduation from college, cadets are

commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, National Guard, or Reserve. Spencer is a student at Creighton University, Omaha, Neb. She is the daughter of Alan and Kimberly Spencer, of Clarion. Air Force Airman Zachary M. Davis graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Lynn Davis, of Garner, and Susan Dorenkamp, of Mason City. Davis is a 2007 graduate of Mason City High School. Army National Guard Pvt. Karenna M. Duncan graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is a 2009 graduate of Charles City High School. She is the granddaughter of Carol Peters, Eldora, and niece of Julie Tynan, Charles City.

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tion to research and evaluation of efforts to reduce problems related to substance use, particularly prevention of underage drinking. Bosma was the first graduate of the Mason City Alternative High School and went to grade school in Rake. She is the daughter of the late Clarence and Beverly Bosma, of Mason City.


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Reese Ratcliff Happy 60th Birthday!

Ensign Casey Nils Goranson

Rear Admiral J Scott Burhoe, Superintendent of the United States Coast Guard Academy, and the Deb reached 60 Class of 2009 announced on Dec. 15 the graduation of Casey and retired Nils Goranson with a after 38 years as an RN. Bachelor of Science in Government and a commission as Ensign, United States Coast Guard, on the Happy Birthday!!! 20th of May 2009, in New London, Conn. Goranson, 22, was given the oath of office by Admiral Thad Allen. He is the brother of Kelle Goranson, son of Kimberly Kew and Gale Goranson, grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kew, Mason City, and Mr. and Mrs. Gale Goranson of Clear Lake. Ensign Goranson is a Adam Deck Watch Officer on the Enabnit USCGC Mellon, a 378-foot high endurance cutter will turn 30 on Dec. 26. designed to perform misIf you see this guy at sions including search and Affordables or NIVC rescue, defense operaAssembly Area tions, law enforcement, or Kaleidoscopes To You or and environmental protecout and about in Rockford, tion. USCGC Mellon is wish him a Happy 30th homeported in Seattle, Birthday!! Wash., and patrols the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, and Eastern Pacific down to South America. Enjoy Retirement!


Charles Stark, 75 MASON CITY — Charles Stark, of Mason City, celebrated his 75th birthday Dec. 16. Greetings may be sent to Charles at the following address: 4 Third St. N.W., Room 724, Mason City, Iowa 50401.


Thank you I want to thank everyone for all the cards, letters and phone calls for my 90th birthday. They made my day. — Andrew Pals

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CHICAGO, Ill. — Curt and Jennifer Ratcliff, of Chicago, Ill., are parents Ed and Sue Carlson Dec. 20, 2004of a daughter, Reese Rae March 22, 2005 Ratcliff, born Oct. 13, 2009. We will always have our She weighed 7 lbs., 13 memories of that happy little boy who always had a oz., and was 20 inches long. coo, and was such a joy! Grandparents are Rex South Lyon, Mich., and You came into our lives for Ratcliff, of Hampton; Jim and Jane Blicharz, of just a short while with Craig and Emily Toth, of Pittsburg, Pa. your beautiful intense eyes, and your sweet, sweet smile. AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS God said, “I need you in Ed and Sue Heaven, close your beautiwere married Spirit Lake quiz bowl of Orange City, 500-185 to ful eyes, and don’t worry Dec. 16, 1989, take the championship. ALGONA — Bishop at the Little Brown Church my darling, you’ve touched Varsity players were Jake everyone’s lives.” Garrigan won the overall in Nashua. Rosenmeyer, Brittany championship at the Spirit Their children are Berte, Anna Kollasch, and We love you, Josh! Jessica and Adam Otto Rebeccah Erdman. Sonja and Mom, Nichole Lake quiz bowl tournaof Clear Lake, Garrigan’s JV team of Happy Birthday Honey! ment, Saturday, Dec. 5. The Golden Bears beat Darin Carlson, Michael Fakler, Michael You’d be NSK, MOC—Floyd Valley, Jake Carlson and Casey Hellman, Alex Hamilton, five years old today. North Iowa, and Forest Carlson, all of Britt. Drew Magill, and Zachary City in the preliminary They also have one Scobba finished fifth in its Ron Norby rounds. In the semi-finals grandchild, division, with a 3-1 record. they narrowly edged past A million times McKinley Otto. Bishop Garrigan’s team we needed you, a million the host team from Spirit is coached by David BurLake 335-325, and then times we cried. row. defeated Unity Christian ANNIVERSARY If love alone could have 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 would ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. Part of us went with you, the day God Get The Globe Gazette Gast, 60 years took you home. OSAGE — Birney and Sadly missed Betty (Williams) Gast of by your family. 1642 Highway 9, Osage, Jon, Mike, Kim WHEREVER YOU ARE were married Dec. 26, and Mary Norby Wherever you’re spending the winter - Texas, Arizona, 1949, at Rock Creek Florida or Alaska - get the Globe Gazette e-Edition delivered Lutheran Church in Meroa, to your desktop even faster than it was delivered to your THANK YOU Iowa. doorstep. Just because you’re soaking up southern The couple will celesunshine, doesn’t mean you have to miss the latest local Thanks So Very Much news from home. brate their 60th anniverI want to THANK all of sary with a family dinner. Simply go to Their children and their my friends and relatives for the cards and gifts and spouses are Bryce Gast of and click on “Subscribe to the helping me celebrate my e-Edition” and start getting the Osage, Becky Jo (Keith) e-Edition today! Meinders of Osage, Bunita 90th birthday on Nov. 29, 2009. A special THANKS (Dennis) Sponheim of St. to Paul and Julie for makAnsgar, and Bryan Gast of ing the day special. Elma. They also have six God Bless You All, grandchildren and two *e-Edition does not include — Marie Kingsbury In Print. Online. Anytime. advertising preprints/supplements. great-grandchildren.


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Zakkary, MacKenzie and Brianna Sorenson

Catherine (Hackenmiller) Klapperich, 90

OSAGE — Todd and Cathy Sorenson, of Osage, are parents by adoption, of three children, Zakkary Kevin, MacKenzie Marie, and Brianna Rose Sorenson. Zakkary was adopted in June, 2007. MacKenzie and Brianna were adopted in September, 2009. They are welcomed by siblings: Careth, Jordan, and Joseph Sorenson, and Josh, Matt, Rachel and Nathaniel Gayken. Grandparents are Roy and Sharon Lomholt, of Osage, and Roger and Nola Sorenson, of Ely, Minn.

Laurence Gilbert, 90

STACYVILLE — A card shower is planned for OSAGE — A card shower is planned for Laurence Catherine (Hackenmiller) Klapperich, of Stacyville, who Gilbert, of Osage, who will celebrate his 90th birthday will celebrate her 90th birthday, Jan. 6. Wednesday, Dec. 23. She was born Jan. 6, 1920 in Meyer, Iowa. He was born Dec. 23, 1919 in Osage. Cards may be sent to Catherine at the following Cards may be sent to Laurence at the following address: 302 W. School St., Stacyville, Iowa 50476. address: 1118 Division St., Osage, Iowa 50461.

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS is determined by 13 judges, Danz Squad from across the United competition States, who vote on the ALGONA — The Bishop best routine of the entire competition. This is the Garrigan Danz Squad competed in the Iowa State second time in history that the BGHS squad has been Dance Championships Dec. 4-5, at Vets Auditori- given this award. Two years ago the squad also um and HyVee Hall, Des earned this award for their Moines. “Wind It Up” routine. Bishop Garrigan comThe Bishop-Garrigan peted in class 3, hip hop squad also earned an Acaand pom. The Garrigan dancers earned the title of demic Award for highest “State Champions” in both accumulative team grade point average, out of all the of their categories. They also earned the prestigious squads competing, with a GPA of 3.86. title of “Judges Choice Moderators are Colleen Award.” This is the greatest of all titles given out at the Conway-Schiltz and Barb Stence. state championships, and

Minnesota State graduates MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota State University graduated 1,507 students during summer/fall commencement exercises Dec. 12, at the Taylor Center on the Minnesota State Mankato campus. North Iowa graduates include: CLEAR LAKE — Whitney J. Weber, bachelor of science, community health. FOREST CITY — Katie A. Boman, bachelor of science, accounting and finance, magna cum laude (grade point average of a

minimum 3.50 on a 4.00 scale); Nancy J. Mielke, bachelor of science, nursing. HAMPTON — Travis D. Laster, bachelor of science, speech communication. MCINTIRE — Michael A. Adams, bachelor of science, automotive engineering technology. VENTURA — Andrew J. Heydt, bachelor of science, speech communication.

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Lauretta Walker, 90 SWEA CITY — Lauretta Walker, of Swea City, will celebrate her 90th birthday, Dec. 30, with a card shower. She was born Dec. 30, 1919 in Bowbells, N.D. Cards may be sent to Lauretta at the following address: 4201 70th Ave., Swea City, Iowa 50590.

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Rogers, 50 years GARNER — James Rogers and Mary Lou (Van Horn) Rogers of Garner were married Dec. 27, 1959, at West Fork United Brethren Church in Sheffield, Iowa. Worship with us in the church service at 10 a.m. Dec. 27, 2009, and/or attend the lunch following in the fellowship hall at United Presbyterian Church, 475 Maben Ave., in Garner. Cards may be sent to them at 303 Fairway Circle, Garner, IA 50438. They request no gifts, please. The couple’s children and their spouses are Douglas Rogers at West Des Moines, and Luanne (Rogers) and Randy Lansing at Cascade, Iowa. They have two grandchildren.

Happy 90th Birthday Kathryn L. Andon Kathryn Andon will observe her 90th birthday, Dec. 30. She was born Dec. 30, 1919 in Rolla, Mo. Greetings may be sent to Kathryn at the following address: 1037 19th St. S.W. #W34, Mason City, Iowa 50401.

You are in our thoughts all the time. Sometimes with tears, other times with laughter, but always with Pride and Love. Your winning smile, caring touch and laugh will never be forgotten. It is comforting to know You are in God’s hands, with relatives and friends who have gone before, who love you also. “Until we are together again.”

Judy A. Becker, of Forest City, will celebrate her 70th birthday with a card shower. Judy was born Dec. 23, 1939, in Britt. Cards may be sent to Judy at: 645 N. Ninth St., Forest City, IA, 50436.

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Sept. 19, 2006 Dec. 22, 2007 May you always walk in sunshine And God’s love around you flow. For the happiness you gave us, No one will ever know. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone. A part of us went with you, The day God called you home. A million times we’ve needed you, A million times we’ve cried. If love could only have saved you, You never would have died.

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Pals, 65 years BELMOND — Ormal and Hildegarde (Gruis) Pals will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married on Dec. 22, 1944, at Hildegarde’s parents’ home. You may help them celebrate by sending a card to them at 307 Luick Lane South, Belmond, Iowa 50421. Their children are Vaughn (Jane) Pals and have two grandchildren Veralyn Pals. They also and one great-grandchild.

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IOWA CITY — Devan Courtney and Ryan Kaduce were married May 30, 2009, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City by Pastor Karl Divine-Koch. Devan is the daughter of Jay and Patricia Courtney of Coralville. Her grandmothers are Shirley Courtney of Decorah and Ardy Triska of Decorah. Ryan is the son of Jeff and Dawn Kaduce of Ventura. His grandfathers are Arlon Zeigler of Mason City and Louie Kaduce of Meservey. Maid of honor was Molly Anderson, a friend of the bride. The bride’s other attendants were Amy Kaduce, sister of the groom, Stephanie Koepp, Katherine Nash and Katherine Glassel, friends of the bride. Her personal attendant was Audrey Dunn. Best man was Andrew Smith, a friend of the groom. The groom’s other attendants were Tyler and Ryan Courtney, brothers of the bride, Lucas Bergmann and Robert Gould, friends of the groom. Ushers were Benjamin Larson and Joshua Avery.


Meyer, 50 years

A reception was held at the Indoor Club of the Paul W. Brechler Press Box at Kinnick Stadium. Devan is a 2008 graduate of the University of Iowa with a BA degree in English. She is employed by the Iowa City School District as a secondary English teacher. Ryan is also a 2008 graduate of the University of Iowa with a BA degree in linguistics and anthropology. He is employed at the University of Iowa in the Department of Linguistics. Following a honeymoon trip to Orlando, Fla., the couple is residing in Iowa City.

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OSAGE — Bob and Cara Meyer of Osage were married in Newberry, Mich., Dec. 26, 1959. We invite you to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 26, at the VFW in Osage. The celebration will be hosted by the couple’s family, Bob, Lori and Ashley Meyer of Osage, Bill, Julie, Sarah, Katie and Noah Meyer of Caledonia, Minn., and Jeff, Pam, Justin and Jacob Metli of ence is the only present Mason City. they desire. The gift of your pres-

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