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Mason City, Iowa âœŚ Sunday, May 23, 2010


50th Anniversary Duane G. DeVary

Kelsey Keehn



Barbara E. (Burhite) DeVary

Tate Lage will be married at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at First United Methodist Church in Mason City.

of Mason City were married May 28, 1960, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Mason City.

50th Anniversary

80th Birthday Bonnie Modderman Steward, of Garner, will celebrate her 80th birthday at an open house beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at the Garner VFW.

Leon and Theresa Hackenmiller of Stacyville were married May 21, 1960, at the Visitation Church in Stacyville.

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St. Olaf College students recognized


Little named ‘Student of the Month’ MASON CITY — Matthew Little, a senior at Mason City High School, has been selected as the Mason City Noon Rotary Club’s “Student of the Month” Little for April. He is the son of David and Laura Little. Little is a member of the Mason City High School Speech Team and Drama Club, the Concert Choir, the Science Quiz

Bowl Team and Boy Scout Troop 14. He is a 2010 National Merit Scholar. In his spare time, he enjoys reading classical literature. Little attends First Presbyterian Church, where he served as the youth elder on the Session last year. He has gone on mission trips with his church every year, and also helps build houses for Habitat for Humanity. Little plans to attend Iowa State University next year, and study physics and philosophy.

McKayla Joy Aukes Oct. 8, 1997 - May 21, 2007 Don’t cry because I’m gone, smile because you remember. Dearly missed by Mom, Dad, Emily and Grandma Betty


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MCARSPA merit award MASON CITY — The Mason City Area Retired School Personnel Association has awarded its annual $250 Merit Award to Amy Rosenbaum, a student at Central Springs High School. The award is given to the applicant chosen by the MCARSPA committee. It is focused on the student’s desire to continue working toward a degree in education. MCARSPA is an area unit of the Iowa Retired School Personnel Association, which is affiliated with the National Retired Teachers Association. Any retired school personnel in this area is eligible to join. Units develop projects for their volunteers to contribute to community needs with the focus on education. For more information call President Audrey Allen at 641423-3124.

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Join us for an open house celebrating the graduation of Lucas Carl Dahl from Central Springs High School, Manly, from 4 p.m. - ?? at the Pioneer Town and Country Club in Manly. Congratulations Lucas! With love, Your Family

NORTHFIELD, Minn. —The following North Iowa students were among more than 1,000 St. Olaf College students who were recognized for academic achievement at the college’s annual honors Day convocation on May 7. CHARLES CITY — Anna E. Johnson. MANLY — Cody J. Venzke. MASON CITY — Daniel J. Lee. Honors Day recognizes students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.60 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The convocation also recognizes students who have been awarded scholarships and fellowships, including Fulbright scholars, Goldwater scholars, and senior members of leadership and academic honor societies.

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Stevenson, 40 years SHEFFIELD — Richard and Sara (Rankin) Stevenson were married May 23, 1970, at Pearl United Methodist Church in Omaha, Neb. They will celebrate 40 years of marriage privately with their family. The couple’s children and spouses are Tami and Al Bunnell of Oskaloosa; Joel and Malinda Meier of Swaledale; Derek and Kyla Stevenson of Austin, Texas. They also have nine grandchildren.


College of Law Merit Scholar IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa College of Law selected Nathan Peterson as a Merit Scholar, based on his outstanding academic record and Law School Admission Test score, which was in the 98th percentile. Peterson, the son of Brian and Noella Peterson, of Lake Mills, will be entering the U of I College of Law this fall. The scholarship is worth more than $60,000, which is full

tuition for six semesters of study. Peterson is a 2004 graduate of Forest City High School and a 2008 graduate of Iowa State University, with bachelor of arts degrees in philosophy and English.

U of K graduate LAWRENCE, Kan. — Ellie J. Kleinwort, of St. Ansgar, Iowa, received a bachelor of fine arts degree in design/theater design, in spring commencement ceremonies at the University of Kansas.

Brown, 50 years

Tuthill, 50 years

ROCK FALLS — Stanley and Glenita (Crooks) Brown of Rock Falls were married May 11, 1960, at Bethany church in Kensett. They will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Greetings and well wishes may be sent to the couple at 21420 305th St., Mason City, Iowa 50401. The couple’s children are David, Daniel and Elizabeth. They also have one grandson, Zack.

St. ANSGAR — Richard F. and Marjorie (Crooks) Tuthill of St. Ansgar were united in marriage on April 20, 1960, in West Union, Iowa. They will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Greetings and well wishes may be sent to them at P.O. Box 103, St. Ansgar, Iowa, 50472. The couple’s children and their spouses are Brian and his children, Aaron, Nate and Sara; Bruce; Rebecca and Anton Lichtenberger, and their children, Cody, Reese and Emma; Kristina and Bryan Shupe, and their children, Grace and Grady.


Thank you What a surprise to see my 70th birthday picture in the Celebrations section and the local Press. An even greater surprise was the number of cards, gifts and good wishes to my home and at the great party. Thank you to all who remembered! Special thanks and hugs to my family for all the work they put forth to make it go! — Bob Frein


Thank you I want to thank all the nice people that sent me birthday cards on my 86th birthday on Mother’s Day. — Lila Paulsen

Hackenmiller, 50 years STACYVILLE — Leon and Theresa Hackenmiller of Stacyville were married May 21, 1960, at the Visitation Church in Stacyville.


Thank you We want to thank everyone who attended our celebration, or sent us cards, or wished us happiness on our 25th wedding anniversary. It meant a lot to us to know that so many people were thinking of us on our special day. A special thank you to all our children and their spouses and to a very special Niece for the wonderful party! Thank you, — Arlin and Sandee Pals

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Hejna, 50 years VENTURA — Jerry and JoAnn (Smidt) Hejna of Ventura were married May 28, 1960, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mason City. They will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner with their two sons, Alan Hejna and family and Michael Hejna and family. They have six grandchildren: Kyle, Morgan, Madison, Zach, Nicole and Connor. They will have their dinner at Alan and Michael’s restaurant (Sevens) in Clear Lake.


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PELLA — Tim and Janine Dorenkamp, of Pella, are parents of a daughter, Evelyn Joy, born at 6:23 p.m. April 29, 2010 at Pella Regional Health Center, Pella. She weighed 9 lbs. 8 oz., and was 22 inches long. She is welcomed by three brothers: Isaac (9½), Alexander (6½), Jacob (4), and grandparents, Duane and Doreen Dorenkamp, Sheffield; Al and Yvonne Aulner, Omaha, Neb., and great-grandmother, Esther Dorenkamp, Mason City.

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DeVary, 50 years

Hill, 40 years KANAWHA — Spencer Hill and Joice (Gelder) Hill of Kanawha were married May 23, 1970, at the First Lutheran Church in Britt. The couple will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with friends and family on a later date in Kanawha, hosted by their family. The couple’s children and their spouses are Nathanial Hill of Kanawha and Patrea Hill of Perry. Cards may be sent to Spencer and Joice Hill, P.O. Box 94, Kanawha, IA 50447. They request no gifts, please.

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MASON CITY — Duane G. DeVary and Barbara E. (Burhite) DeVary of Mason City were married May 28, 1960, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Mason City. The couple will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Clear Lake State Park Lodge in Clear Lake. They have two daughters, Randy and Laura (DeVary) Rinnels of Ventura, and John and DeAnn (DeVary) Halligan of Mason City. Their grandchildren are Nick and Amy Rinnels, Ventura, Jake and Holly Rinnels, Mason City, Seth and Hilary (Rinnels) Zrostlik, Ventura, Kennedee Halligan, Mason City, great-grandson, Talan Rinnels, and three step-great-grandchildren, Cain Lugar, Jayln Alexander and Gavin Alexander, all of Mason City. They request no gifts, please.


Keehn, Lage

KELSEY KEEHN, of Latimer, is the daughter of Mike and Sara Keehn of Latimer and Kristy and Curt Holt of Sheffield. Kelsey graduated from CAL Community School, THANK YOU Kirkwood Community College, and Iowa State Thank you University with a degree in Tate graduated from WartThe family of John Sut- elementary education. She burg College and Des ton wishes to thank every- is employed by Baxter Moines University. Community Schools in one who participated in The couple will be marthe services, sent flowers, Baxter. ried at 3:30 p.m. on SaturTATE LAGE, of Meser- day, June 26, 2010, at First cards, memorials, and those who couldn’t make it vey, is the son of Bret and United Methodist Church Sue Lage, of Meservey. but knew and loved our in Mason City. brother. You made that pain of our loss not quite so sharp. Again, from the bottom News, sports, opinion, celebrations, the latest of our hearts: Thank You forecast, classified ads, ... It’s all available, So Much. all the time, at — The family of John Sutton

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BGM Community School in Brooklyn. The couple will be married Saturday, June 12, 2010, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Owatonna, Minn.


Marjorie L. Stone, 90 MASON CITY — Marjorie L. Stone, of Mason City, will observe her 90th birthday at an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at 213 S. Kentucky Ave., Mason City. She requests no gifts, please. She was born May 29, 1920 in San Antonio, Texas. A card shower is also planned. Cards may be

Ten years dating, Five years married, Happy Anniversary (5/21/05) to my Mister! Love faithfully, Mrs. Big


Spirit Lake graduate SPIRIT LAKE — Dillon J. Heitland will graduate from Spirit Lake High School on May 23. He will be attending Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minn., in the fall, as the President’s Scholarship award winner, pursuing a study of geophysics. He is the son of Greg Heitland, Mason City, and Janine Heitland, Spirit Lake.

sent to Marjorie at the following address: 213 S. Kentucky Ave., Mason City, Iowa 50401.


Bonnie Modderman Steward, 80 Hope McDevitt-Smith Congratulations on obtaining your associate degree in nursing! _ your parents, David and Josephine — your sons, Brendon and Trevor, and —your sister, Natalie

GARNER — Bonnie Modderman Steward, of Garner, will celebrate her 80th birthday at an open house beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at the Garner VFW. She was born May 28, 1930, in Garner. Cards may be sent to

Bonnie at the following address: 1040 Seymour Ave., Garner, Iowa 50438.


Open house reception for Steve and Sarah Tiedeman Saturday, May 29 1 to 9 p.m. 1530 N. Madison Mason City

Good job Jon and Angel on your Father-Daughter dance! Grandma Mitchell would have been proud! Love ya lots! Loree, Loren and Grandma Bev

BARB STEVENS, of Nora Springs, is the daughter of Ken and Cathy Stevens of Nora Springs. Barb graduated from Nora Springs-Rock Falls Community School, Nora Springs, and Wartburg College, Waverly, with a B.A. in communication design. She is employed by The Dimensional Group in Mason City. JASON GRUNKLEE, of Brooklyn, Iowa, is the son of Richard and Joanne Grunklee of Owatonna, Minn. Jason graduated from Owatonna High School, Owatonna, Minn., and Wartburg College, with a B.A. in music education. He is employed by

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Ahrens, 50 years

Lackore, Rager

MASON CITY — Dr. Donell Ahrens and Patricia (Frein) Ahrens of Mason City were married May 28, 1960, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage. The couple will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family celebration. The couple’s children and their spouses are Pamela Chapman and husband Walt of Victoria, Minn., and Mark Ahrens and wife Katherine of Omaha, Neb. They also have seven grandchildren.

MELISSA LACKORE, of Bellevue, Neb., is the daughter of Kurt and Doris Dallman of Garner, Iowa, and the late Skip Lackore. Melissa graduated from Garner-Hayfield High School in 2003, North Iowa Area Community College in 2005 with an associate of arts degree, and Wartburg College in 2008, with a bachelor of music education degree. She is a music teacher at Roncalli Catholic High School in Omaha, Neb. RYAN RAGER, of Bellevue, Neb., is the son of Chuck and Roberta Rager of Ceresco, Neb. He graduated from South Sioux City High School in 2003, from Buena Vista University in 2007 with a bachelor of music education degree. He is a musician for Heartland of America Band, United States Air Force in Omaha. The couple will be married at 4 p.m. on June 19, 2010, at St. James United Methodist Church in Bellevue, Neb.


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Rye, 35 years MASON CITY — Chris Rye and Julie (Asche) Rye of Mason City were married May 31, 1975, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mason City. The couple will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary with an open house from 5 to 9 p.m. May 29, 2010, at Georgia Handford Park in Mason City.

TONYA VAN WYK, of Rock Valley, Iowa, is the daughter of Rod and Jan Van Wyk of Manly. Tonya graduated from Dordt College, Sioux Center, with a degree in elementary education. She is employed by Doon Christian School in Doon, Iowa. JONATHAN PONTIER, of Orange City, is the son of Rev. Ralph and Lois Pontier, of Neerlandia, Alberta, Canada. Jonathan graduated from Western Iowa Tech Community College with a telecommunications degree. He is employed by Premier Communications in Sioux Center, Iowa. The couple will be married at 1 p.m. June 12, 2010, at Rock Valley United Reformed Church, Rock Valley, Iowa.

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Aronsen, Axiotis ERICA LYNN ARONSEN, of Des Moines, is the daughter of Julie and Rolf Aronsen of Mason City. Her grandparents are the late Mary and Lyle Humphrey of Mason City, and Betty Aronsen of Kerville, Texas. Erica graduated from Simpson College with a B.A. degree in Spanish, and Drake University with a master of public administration. She is employed by Mercy Foundation in Des Moines. CHRISTOPHER LEWIS AXIOTIS, of Des Moines, is the son of Diamanto and Lewis Axiotis of Clear Lake. His grandmother is Irene Karathanasis of Samos, Greece. Christopher graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.B.A. in accounting and holds a CPA designation in the State of Iowa. He is employed by General Electric in Kansas City, Kan. The couple will be married Saturday, June 26, 2010, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City, Iowa.



Pearson, Swanberg

Mecklenburg, Willis

ROCKFORD — Elizabeth Christina Swanberg and Aaron John Pearson were united in marriage on Oct. 10, 2009, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Rockford by Pastor Patricia Shaw. Elizabeth is the daughter of Dale and Anna Swanberg on New Haven, Mo., and the granddaughter of Juanita Spilker of Columbia, Mo., and Betty Swanberg of Lamar, Mo. Aaron is the son of John and Jean Pearson of Rockford and the grandson of Harold and Francis Trettin, also of Rockford. Matron of honor was Amanda Pearson. Micaila Leip was the bride’s other attendant. Best men were Paul Pearson and Alex Pearson. Emma Pearson served as flower girl and Joshua and Matthew Pearson were the ring bearers.

RACHEL MECKLENBURG, of Mason City, is the daughter of Irene Chester of Cedar Falls and and Mike Mecklenburg of Newport News, Va. She is a graduate of Cedar Falls High School. RYAN WILLIS, of Mason City, is the son of The couple will be marDebra Bendickson and Rex Willis, also of Mason City. ried at 2 p.m. on May 23, 2010, at First Christian He is a graduate of Mason Church in Mason City. City High School.

Ushers were Reed Trettin, Matt McBride and Tyler Schweizer. A reception at the Elks Lodge in Charles City followed the ceremony. Elizabeth is a 1997 graduate of New Haven High School and a 2002 graduate of the University of Missouri. Aaron is a 1996 graduate of Rockford Senior High School, a 2000 graduate of Wartburg College and a 2009 graduate of Buena Vista University. The couple resides in Rockford.


Sheamus Lindsay DIKE — Nathan and Katie (Schroeder) Lindsay, of Dike, are parents of a son, Sheamus Philip Lindsay, born at 2:54 p.m. April 28, 2010 at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo. He weighed 8 lbs., 10 oz., and was 21.5 inches long. Sheamus is welcomed by a sister, Elle Lindsay. Grandparents are Deb and Roger Schroeder, Elma, and Cindy Lindsay,


John Deere Signature Award AMES — The Iowa State National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) chapter was presented the John Deere Signature Award at the association’s annual conference and trade show April 22-24 in Kansas City. Team members include Laura Larson, of Nora Springs, and Ryan Hrubes, Garner. The chapter won the award for overall points accrued for student participation, involvement in the national competition, scholarship awards and its annual report. The team received a $3,000 check with the award that will be used for future chapter activities. The chapter participated in NAMA’s annual marketing competition advancing to the final rounds and placing fourth out of 31 teams. To compete, students developed a business plan and professional presentation to market a new product or service. This year the team marketed MyMato, a cherry tomato plant that can be grown indoors. A panel of marketing and agribusiness professionals judged the team.


Thank you Nora Springs. Great-grandparents are Bob and Wilma Lindsay, Maxine Friedrich, Adeline Schroeder, and Wally and Helen Fair.

The family of Russell Hauan wishes to thank everyone for all the love, concern, and prayers shown to us during Russ’ illness and since his passing. Thank you for car rides, house visits, harvesting Thank you and snow removal, food, cards, flowers and memoriTwo weeks ago I fell in Wal-Mart parking lot and al. needed help to get up. About 10 people, aged 17 to 20 A special thank you to Pastors Steve Hansen, Keith walked by. No one offered to help. Then came two ladies Scott and Chaplain Jim Allard for their visits and in their 70’s, Rose and Pearl. They helped. I did not get Hazel Dillavou prayers, Hospice of North Iowa, both in-home care their last names, just Rose and Pearl. and Muse Norris In-Patient Unit. KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Josh and Traci Dillavou, of Thank you two ladies very much. God bless you! And Thank you Sandra for spending four months driKansas City, Kan., are parents of a daughter, Hazel Luelif there were more people like these ladies, just think la Dillavou, born at 7:31 p.m. April 20, 2010 at Overland ving to different medical facilities so Russ could be at what a wonderful place this old town would be! Thank home. Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, Kan. you Rose and Pearl, two lovely ladies. — Ramona, Kevin, Pamela and Jennifer She weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz., and was 19 inches long. — Julius Demaris, Mason City


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THANK YOU and running smoothly. Thank you Another special thank you What do you say to a to Jolene Jacobsen for her town that has been behind creative photography. us since Dec. 21, 2001, when We also need to thank Thomas was born?! If you everyone who has sent were at the fundraiser and donations. This added to saw Thomas, that would say the excitement building up it all! If he could talk, we’re to the fundraiser and they sure he would say that he is continue to add to the the luckiest boy in the event. Also, thank you to world, now being able to go everyone who came out and to the intense, three-week supported us at the summer physical therapy fundraiser. Thanks to the program at Team Rehab in Central Springs school for Decorah two years in a row! letting the event take place You can’t beat that, even at the Nora Springs School. with the “Ugly Stick” A special thank you to Jerry Thomas got from the Calvert for all his extra work wrestlers at the Impact Pro he did to help everyone Wrestling show! remain calm! Also Phillip We would like to thank Smith for all the clean-up. Sarah Beardmore, James We have been very Jeffries, and all the blessed with many friends, Wrestlers for their part in family, and a community the awesome fundraiser! that sticks behind us! We’d like to thank the St. Thank you all so much. Luke’s Lutheran Youth With our deepest appreGroup for their delicious ciation, meal and everyone who “The Swansons” donated food. We also Ron, Tami, RaeAnn, Josi, would like to thank TOPS Thomas, and Juliette Iowa Chapter No. 188 from Nora Springs for the fun raffle baskets. A special UNA VOCIS thanks to everyone who Saturday evening at donated those fantastic Holy Family Catholic baskets! The “Hutzel girls” Church, Dennis Lee, the deserve a thanks for the Artistic Director of the talamazing bake sale! We now ented vocal group, providknow that we have the best ed for an enthusiastic bakers in the world living audience, a stunning conright in our area. Thank you cert celebrating their 5th all who brought those tasty anniversary. The members goodies! The Central are a community of people Springs Student Council who love to sing and come really helped us with their from all walks of life across ingenious contest during the area. The entire seminar and all the money evening was an incredible they donated! Thanks to the gift to all of us in the audiNora Springs PTO for the ence. candy that went into the fun NIACC’s own Bill Backcandy grab bags that the lin had three breathtaking first graders decorated. The compositions interpreted carriage rides were perfect, beautifully by Dennis and thank you so much Pam his group. Foster and Patsy Piper. This Saying thanks to all added a very special touch seems inadequate, but I to our fun filled day! Peggy do. and Joel Hanson, thank you — Ann MacGregor for keeping things organized Mason City


Hegtvedt named ‘Student of Month’ MASON CITY — Katlyn Hegtvedt, a senior at Mason City High School, has been selected as the Mason City Noon Rotary Club’s “Student of the Month” for April. She is the daughter Hegtvedt of Dan and Laurie Hegtvedt. During her four years at Mason City High School, Hegtvedt has participated in basketball, track, volleyball and softball and is a varsity letter winner in basketball and track. She is on the Principal’s List Honor Roll, Who’s Who Among American High School Students, a member of the National Honor Society, received Outstanding Academic achievement awards and All-Academic Awards and was student of the month for Home Economics, twice. Hegtvedt’s community activities include being a student mentor for the Parks and Recreation Program for two years, and performing for the Studio of Performing Arts Theater. She is a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Hegtvedt plans to attend North Iowa Area Community College to pursue a four-year degree in nursing.

Register’s Academic All State Team DES MOINES — Five North Iowa high school seniors are among students honored in the Des Moines Register’s 2010 Iowa Academic All-State Team recognition program. The following students were named to one of five

regional Academic AllState Teams announced May 2, in the Des Moines Sunday Register: Katrina Even, of Bishop-Garrigan High School, Algona; Karina Haas, of Algona High School; Kaitlyn Dornbier, Newman Catholic, Mason City; John Harringa, Central Springs High School, Manly, and Sean Michaelson, of Charles City High School. Each high school in Iowa was asked to select a senior who is among the best and the brightest, with a mixture of good grades, test scores, activities and accomplishments that made them stand out among their peers. Register editors selected and wrote stories about three students from each region, and selected 50 other students (10 from each region)

to highlight in the section. The Des Moines Sunday Register published the names of all students who were nominated by their school for the honor. Other North Iowa students nominated include: Northwest Region: Tyler Thorson, Forest City, Hillary Hayes, GarnerHayfield, Brittany DeVries, Lake Mills; Samantha Gelhaus, North Iowa (Buffalo Center), Elizabeth Bruns, West Hancock (Britt). Central Region: Amy Soma, Belmond-Klemme; Kayla Watson, West Fork (Sheffield). Northeast Region: Justin Mikesell, Clear Lake; Bryan Dannen, Mason City; Joshua Lehman, NashuaPlainfield; Laura Tempus, Northwood-Kensett; Amanda Huisman, Osage; Danielle Stockdale,

Riceville; Daniel Duryee, Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock, Lauren Schaefer, St. Ansgar; Kim Hale, Ventura.

Truman State Honor Awards KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Lindsey Adams, of Garner, Iowa, was named the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Communication-Communication Studies during the 2010 Academic Honor Awards Assembly at Truman State University in Kirksville, May 7. Adams is a senior majoring in communication studies. She is the daughter of Brenda Adams and the late Doug Adams, and is a 2006 graduate of GarnerHayfield High School.

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Business Principal Toastmasters and Shibboleth Toastmasters would like to congratulate their Speechcraft graduates (from left to right): Krystal Erickson, Wanda Kruse, Bette Jo Becker, Jessie Schlutz, Mike Ewalt, and (not pictured) Jay Bahl and Kristine Kent.

THANK YOU care and support of Connie. We greatly appreciate Thank you to all the car- all the cards, memorials, ing staff on 6 West at food and flowers to help us Mercy Medical Centerthrough this sad time. North Iowa. Also to Hos— The family of pice for the comforting Constance G. Hiatt

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The Bridal Garden 641.585.9333 Miller Photography 641.590.0659 306 South Clark, Forest City The Bridal Garden celebrating our 10th Anniversary. We carry gowns, tiaras, dresses & more. We can assist you with outfitting your entire wedding party (dresses to tuxes). Come experience the personal touch from the Bridal Garden. Weddings made easy. Formalities 641.423-6124 21 2nd St NE, Mason City Formalities has gowns for every size and every age. Baptismal, flowergirls, junior bridesmaids, prom, bridesmaids, bridals, mother and grandmother gowns! We have over 100 wedding gowns in stock and are always receiving new styles! Trust our elite group of seamstresses to create that perfect fit! Formalities carries all the accessories needed for your special event! Formalities is also North Iowa’s prom headquarters! We stock over 200 prom gowns and register your gown for your school! Don’t forget our fashion purses with over 50 in stock. Shop Formalities - yesterday, today and tomorrow. Sweet Things, etc. 641.822.4918 114 3rd Street, Rockwell Tues. & Thurs. Noon-8pm; Wed. & Fri. Noon6pm; Sat. 10am-2pm; Sun. By Appointment 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-on-one time helping you choose the perfect gown! Sweet Things, etc... making beautiful weddings, one bride at a time! Check our website for upcoming events!! Sew Heavenly Creations LLC 641.892.4111 209 W. Gilman St. Sheffield, IA Open M, W, F 12 Noon-5pm; Tu, Th 12 Noon-7pm; Sat 10am-3pm: 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 MS-20132419

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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. 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. 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. 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 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 Sir Knight Formalwear 641.424.6018 19 2nd Street NE, Mason City Formalwear is our specialty. Detailed individualized service. WEDDING SITE AND RECEPTION PM Park 15297 Rainy Drive South Shore, Clear Lake 641.357.1991 or 641.529.2222

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Heinz awarded master’s degree

AMES — Mindy (Boyle) Heinz received a master of science degree in human development and family studies, with a minor in gerontology, during commencement ceremonies May 7, at Iowa State University, Ames. She graduated with a 4.0 grade point average. Mindy is a graduate of Newman Catholic High School and received her undergraduate degree at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. She will continue her studies this fall, in the doctorate program at ISU. Mindy is the daughter of Mark and Rosann Boyle, Mason City. She and her husband, Joel, live in Ames.

Carmeen Barr and Alan Barr. Barr currently attends Mason City Alternative High School. He is very active in school activities, including Youth Investing Energy in Leadership Development (YIELD), Youth Task Force, FOR and SSIAC. He also assisted with student team management and the Mason City Alternative School yearbook. He was recognized as Student of the Year for 2008-09 and Student of the Third Quarter for 2009-10. Barr’s future plans include pursuing a general education degree from North Iowa Area Community College.

Dirksen awarded master’s degree

DAVENPORT — Maggie Dirksen received her master’s degree in occupational therapy, in a hoodMASON CITY — ing ceremony on May 14, Andrew Barr, of Mason 2010 at St. Ambrose UniCity, was versity. selected as She is currently comthe Mason pleting clinicals at the City Sunrise Rehab Institute of ChicaRotary go. She is a 2005 graduate “Student of of Newman Catholic High the Month” School and the daughter of for April. He Michael and Jodie Dirkis the son of sen, Mason City. Barr

Barr named ‘Student of Month’

Family and Friends - Come help our Mom Celebrate her 80th Birthday! Alice Mealy’s 80th birthday open house from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 30 173 Lakeview Drive Mason City, Iowa 50401 No gifts, please. It will be hosted by her children: Carl, Cindy, Cathy, Dan and Rob.


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