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Mason City, Iowa âœŚ Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Arrival

New Arrival Spencer and Katie Esslinger, of Ames, are the parents of a daughter,

Mike and Jennifer Swearingen, of Memphis, Tenn., are the proud parents of a son,

Sophie Ann,

Parker Joseph Swearingen

born at 5:35 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at Mary Greeley Hospital, Ames.

born Nov. 8, 2010.

Five Generations

51th Anniversary

John Dee Bailey and Patricia Ann Bartels Bailey of Clear Lake were married Jan. 2, 1960, in Mason City. Matthew Rasmuson, West Des Moines, Mark Rasmuson, Swaledale, holding Claire Elizabeth Rasmuson, Katherine Wood, Woden, and Kathy (Wood) Rasmuson, Mason City.

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MEMORIAL In Memory of Erma Hanson

Parker Swearingen

Sophie Esslinger AMES — Spencer and Katie Esslinger, of Ames, are the parents of a daughter, Sophie Ann, born at 5:35 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 at Mary Greeley Hospital, Ames. She weighed 6lbs. 8 oz., and was 19½ inches long. Sophie is welcomed by a sister Shelby Rebecca and grandparents Larry and Becky Eskov, of Harlan, Iowa, and Joel and Nina Esslinger, of rural Sheffield.

Lee, 40 years MASON CITY — Larry Lee and Sandra (Pendergast) Lee of Mason City were married Dec. 31, 1970. They are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. The couple’s children and their spouses are Eric and Melissa Johnson, Maple Grove, Minn. They also have two grandchildren. Happy Anniversary! Love, Connor & Quinn

ACHIEVEMENT U of SD graduate

VERMILLION, S.D. — Kyle Joseph Miller, of Algona, Iowa, was among the graduates at the University of South Dakota’s winter commencement, Dec. 18. Thank You! Miller received a bacheI would like to thank everyone for all the cards, phone lor of arts degree in contemporary media and jourcalls and visits as I celebrated my 88th Birthday. — Geraldine Polsdofer nalism.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Mike and Jennifer October 26, 1926 — Swearingen, of Memphis, January 2, 2010 Tenn., are the proud parents of a son, Parker Those we love Joseph Swearingen born Grant Thompson remain with us Nov. 8, 2010. For love itself lives on, MASON CITY — Matt He weighed 6 lbs., 13 And cherished memories and Sara Thompson, of oz., and was 19½ inches never fade Mason City, are parents long. Because a loved of a son, Grant Matthew He is welcomed by one’s gone. Thompson, born at 9 a.m. grandparents Jerry and Those we love can never be Oct. 11, 2010 at Mercy Ginger Swearingen, of More than a thought apart, Medical Center — North Memphis, Tenn., and For as long Iowa, Mason City. Duane and Bev Malek, of as there is memory, He weighed 8 lbs., and Britt. was 21 inches long. Great-grandpa is Ernest They’ll live on in the heart. He is welcomed by a Malek, of Britt. sister, Claire Elizabeth. Grandparents are Bill and Wendy Thompson, of Klemme, and Deb and Don Platts, of Mason &RQJUDWXODWLRQV&DW City.



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Sondhi named M.C. Rotary Club ‘Student of the Month’ MASON CITY — Arun Sondhi, a senior at Mason City High School, was selected as the Mason City Noon Rotary Club’s “Student of the Month” for December. He is Sondhi the son of Satish and Simi Sondhi. Sondhi is a member of the Mason City High School Student Senate, Mason City High School Symphonic Band, and Mohawk Power for four years. He has been in Jazz Band II for two years and has been the Junior and Senior Marching Band drum major. He is a twoyear letter winner in band and is part of the Masonion yearbook staff. Sondhi has also been involved in the boys tennis team for the last three years. His awards and honors include: Principal’s List, Honor Roll, Who’s Who Among American High School Students and NCIBA Honor Band. Sondhi’s community activities include volunteering at the Mercy Medical Center — North Iowa Gift Shop and ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. Sondhi plans to attend a college in Iowa to pursue a career in either math or science.


Open house to be held for Larry Cooper

McKenna Schlitter MASON CITY — Derek and Jennifer Schlitter, of Mason City, are parents of a daughter, McKenna Jean, born at 9:16 a.m. Nov. 14, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center — North Iowa, Mason City. She weighed 8 lbs., 8 oz., and was 21½ inches long. McKenna is welcomed by a sister, Macy. Grandparents are Marilynn Anderson, Clear Lake; Gene and Gayle


Anderson, and Roger and Susan Schlitter, all of Mason City. Great-grandparents are Hazel Darg, of Rockwell, and Marian Smedsrud, Waukon.

KANAWHA — Larry Cooper, of Kanawha, will be honored at a retirement open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Kanawha Insurance Agency, 208 N. Main Street, Kanawha. Cooper has been an insurance agent at Kanawha Insurance Agency, for 40 years.

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Boehmer, Nelson NATASHA BOEHMER, of Osage, is the daughter of Kenneth and Kathryn Boehmer of Osage. Natasha graduated from Osage High School in 2004, and from the University of Northern Iowa in 2008 in psychology/sociology. She will graduate from the University of Northern Iowa in 2011 with a masters in school counseling. She is finishing her internship at Spirit Lake CSD in Spirit Lake. DEREK NELSON, of Treynor, is the son of Celeste Nelson of Treynor, and the late Terry Nelson. Derek graduated from Treynor High School in 2003, and from Iowa State University in 2008 in industrial engineering. He

is a manufacturing engineer at Polaris in Spirit Lake. The couple will be married at 2 p.m. Feb. 14, 2011, on the beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

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Gaubatz, 50 years PLYMOUTH — Jim and Marla (King) Gaubatz of Plymouth, Iowa, were married Dec. 31, 1960, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Mason City. Their children welcome family and friends to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 8, 2011, at the Rock Falls Community Center. The couple requests no gifts. The couple’s children are Monica (Gaubatz) HaxMason City, Iowa. ton and fiance, Roy PenThe couple has eight ning, Tina Gaubatz, Joe grandchildren and two and Kim Gaubatz, and great-grandchildren. Nicole Gaubatz, all of

Five Generations

Matthew Rasmuson, West Des Moines, Mark Rasmuson, Swaledale, holding Claire Elizabeth Rasmuson, Katherine Wood, Woden, and Kathy (Wood) Rasmuson, Mason City.




Congratulations LEGO Team Mason City R.O.B.O.T.S

Bailey, 51 years CLEAR LAKE — John Dee Bailey and Patricia Ann Bartels Bailey of Clear Lake were married Jan. 2, 1960, in Mason City. They are celebrating their 51st wedding anniversary. Cards may be sent to them at 239 Wesley Drive, Clear Lake, IA 50428. They request no gifts, please.

Pictured left to right: Waroon Jalukar, Jaedon Bettle, Thank you for the love and Lucas Reidel, Lakota Oelkers, Spencer Woodward. Not pictured: Coaches — Sangita Jalukar and Dennis Reidel. happiness you bring into our lives. Mascots — Maya Jalukar and Claire Reidel. All our love, Tammy, Rick, Abbie Mason City R.O.B.O.T.S. tificate for having a pracand Allie Lego team competed Dec. tical and an innovative 4 at the 2010 Iowa FFL Regional Qualifier event at Cedar Heights Elementary School in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The R.O.B.O.T.S. is Mason City’s first Lego League team developed in 2009. The team is affiliated with Cerro Gordo County Extension. Teams built and programmed robots using the LEGO Mindstorm system to complete tasks that were part of the “Body Forward” challenge. This year the R.O.B.O.T.S. were recognized for their excellent performance with an Innovative Solution cer-

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