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Jill Wiebke and Brett Rowland will be married on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mason City, Iowa. Christina Marinos and Matt Aizcorbe will be married on Aug. 4, 2012 in Arlington, Va.

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Retirement open house Lahoma Counts,

Wilma Schug

of Mason City, will be honored at a retirement open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Elderbridge Agency on Aging, 22 N. Georgia Ave., Suite 216, Mason City.

She’ll be 98-years-old, March 21. Please send birthday greetings to: 2060 S. Kentucky Ave., #208 Mason City, IA 50401.

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Retirement open house for Lahoma Counts

THANK YOU Prayer to the Blessed Virgin (Never Known to Fail) Oh, Most Beautiful Flower of Mt. Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh Star of the Son, help me and show herein you are my Mother. Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity (make request.) There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (3x). Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3x). Say this prayer for three consecutive days. You must publish it. It will be granted to you.

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS Franklin REC/Basin Power scholarships Low, Barglof Beth Anne Barglof and Christopher Lloyd Low were married on Sept. 30, 2011, in Niagara Falls, N.Y. A reception was held in Des Moines on Dec. 3, 2011. Beth is the daughter of Larry and Vicki Barglof of MASON CITY — Lahoma Counts, of Mason City, will Linn Grove, Iowa. Christopher is the son of Michael and Helen Low of be honored at a retirement open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Mason City, Iowa. Thursday, March 22, at the Elderbridge Agency on Beth is a graduate of Upper Iowa University with a Aging, 22 N. Georgia Ave., Suite 216, Mason City. A dedicated advocate for older adults, Lahoma served degree in Human Resources. She is employed by Des 20 years as executive director of Elderbridge Agency on Moines Area Community College in Des Moines. Christopher is a 1998 graduate of the University of Aging. Iowa, and of Drake University Law School in 2001. He is Well wishes may be sent to Lahoma at: 625 Grant a shareholding partner with the Abendroth & Russell Ave., Mason City, IA 50401. Law Firm in Urbandale. The couple resides in Des Moines.

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS Putney inducted into Honor Society

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OMAHA, Neb. — Rachel Putney, of St. Ansgar, was inducted into the student chapter of the Jesuit Honor Society Alpha Sigma Nu, at a ceremony, Feb. 19, at Creighton University. Putney is a graduate student in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, at Creighton University.

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HAMPTON — Franklin REC (Rural Electric Cooperative) announced its Basin Power Electric Cooperative scholarship winners. A $1,000 Basin Electric Power Co-op scholarship was awarded to Spencer Claypool, son of Bryce and Anne Claypool, Hampton. He is a student at Hampton High School. Franklin REC also awarded a $250 runner-up scholarship for the Basin Electric Power Cooperative scholarship to Taylor Greimann, daughter of Larry Greimann and Diane Dohlman, of Hampton. She is a student at West Fork High School. Applicants must be a dependent child of a member cooperative consumer. Both scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, work experience and school and community activities.

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BIRTHDAYS MASON CITY — Katherine Hughes Short, will celebrate her 90th birthday on March 21. Originally from Clear Lake, she was a vocal music teacher in the Oelwein area for many years, raised her family in Stanley, and retired back to Clear Lake. She is now a resident of Mason City. Katherine has four daughters, Jean Giarraffa, the late Suellen Tempus, Beth Shaw and Karen Henely. She has 13 grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.

Birthday wishes may be sent to her at: 4 N. Willowgreen Court, Mason City, IA 50401.

NEW ARRIVAL Beckett Zirbel Ray celebrated his 80th birthday on Feb. 4, 2012. Jean will celebrate her 80th birthday on March 18, 2012. Ray and Jean will also be celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary on March 18, 2012. Birthday wishes may be sent to: 340 23rd St. S.W., Mason City, IA 50401. Happy Birthday! Happy Anniversary! We love you so much! Lynnanne, Russ, Ryan, Anne, Ray and Zoe Dear Lord Thank you for the Angel You lent us for awhile She brought us laughter And an everlasting smile She loved us, inspired us Now she shines in Heaven With wings of pure white She will forever walk softly In our hearts and in our dreams When our feelings run rampant And our tears begin to fall Her spirit will surround us Lending comfort to one and all We miss her Time can not erase the pain Yet, we will always be grateful That into our lives..... “Our “Grandmother” came.” In Loving Memory of: Chloe Garcia July 7, 1942 — March 18, 2011


Katherine Hughes Short, 90

WEST DES MOINES — Chad and Alison Zirbel, of West Des Moines, are the parents of a son, Beckett, born at 12:50 p.m. Feb. 17, 2012, in West Des Moines. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Beckett is welcomed by big sister, Teagan, who is 21-months-old. His grandparents are Jerry and Sandy Zirbel, of Mason City, and John and Ann Slattery, of Winthrop.

His great-grandmother is Nadine Price, of Mason City.

SHANNON MEITNER, of St. Ansgar, Iowa, is the daughter of Ken and Julie Meitner of St. Ansgar. She is a graduate of St. Ansgar High School and North Iowa Area Community College as a Medical Office Associate. She is employed by Faith Lutheran Home in Osage, Iowa. BRANDON PAJER, of St. Ansgar, is the son of Jim and Charlene Pajer of Carpenter, Iowa. He is a graduate of St. Ansgar High School, and is employed by Premier Polysteel in Northwood, Iowa. The couple will be married Aug. 11, 2012, at First Lutheran Church in St. Ansgar, Iowa.

July 7, 1942 — March 18, 2011

Love, Your daughter Krystal

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ACHIEVEMENTS Addition to UNI Dean’s List CEDAR FALLS — Connie Beyer, of Mitchell, was named to the Dean’s List for the 2011 fall semester at the University of Northern Iowa. Her name should have been included with the UNI Dean’s List published March 11, in the Celebrations section of the Globe Gazette.


Chloe Garcia — Mom With tears of sorrow we cry each day in angels arms you were carried away. Our memories of love and laughter shall never fade for inside our hearts you will always stay.

Your helpful smile in the frozen food aisle is retiring. Stop in and congratulate Mike Smith on 35 years with Hy-Vee.

Meitner, Pajer

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ENGAGED Malikowski, MacDougall STEPHANIE MALIKOWSKI, of Chicopee, Mass., is the daughter of Edwin and Anita Malikowski of Chicopee, Mass. Stephanie graduated from Western New England University School of Law in 2011, and an attorney in Minneapolis, Minn. PHILLIP Mac DOUGALL, of Mason City, Iowa, is the son of Craig and Teresa MacDougall of Mason City, Iowa. Phillip graduated from the University of Iowa, Tippie School of Business in 2009, and is employed by Ameriprise Financial in Minneapolis, Minn.

Lichty, Rasmusson

Wiebke, Rowland

JONNA LEE LICHTY, of Mason City, is the daughter of Kurt Lichty and the late Lori Lichty of Mason City. Jonna is a 2004 graduate of Mason City High School and a 2008 graduate of Iowa State University in Ames, where she received a BS in Sociology with a minor in Women’s Studies. JUSTIN CRAIG RASMUSSON, of Roland, is the son of Craig Rasmusson and the late Diana Rasmusson of Roland. Justin is a 1994 graduate of Roland-Story High School and a 2006 graduate of Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa, with a BA in Pastoral Studies. He also graduated in 2009 from Baptist for Israel Institute in Israel with a Master of Arts in Israeli Studies and in 2011 from Faith Baptist Theological Seminary in Ankeny with a Master of Arts Degree in Theological Studies. The couple currently resides in Menifee, Calif., and plan to be married Saturday, July 7, 2012, on the beach at Coronado Island, San Diego, Calif. There will be a formal reception following the ceremony at the Coronado Island Golf Course.

JILL WIEBKE, of Tulsa, Okla., is the daughter of Dean and Anita Wiebke of Mason City, Iowa. Jill graduated from Mason City High School in 2005, from Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics, and from the University of Tulsa, Okla., in 2011 with a Masters of Science degree in Applied Mathematics. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science, also at the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla. BRETT ROWLAND, of Tulsa, Okla., is the son of Bill and Michelle Rowland of Mason City, Iowa. Brett graduated from Mason City High School in 2005, and from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Computer Science at the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla. The couple will be married on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mason City, Iowa.

ANNIVERSARY invited to send a card or letter to Floyd and Marian at 1618 N. 24th St., Clear Lake, IA 50428. CLEAR LAKE — Floyd Petersburg and Marian Roark The couple’s children and their spouses are Fred Petersburg of Clear Lake, Iowa, were married March 22, (Paula) Petersburg, Ventura, Iowa.; Brad (Lauri) Peters1952, at First Baptist Church in Mason City, Iowa. burg of Hanover, Ill.; Kevin (Tannis) Petersburg of AnkeThe couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniverny,Iowa; Sharon (John) Richardson of Coon Rapids, sary with a family dinner on Saturday, March 17, 2012, in Iowa; David Petersburg (deceased), Michelle (PetersVentura, Iowa. burg) Versteeg of Hanlontown, Iowa. They have 10 The couple has requested no gifts please. Friends are grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Petersburg, 60 years

The couple will be married on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in Sturbridge, Mass. The family of the groom will also be hosting a cocktail reception for their Iowa friends and family on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Historic Park Inn.

Peterson, Merideth JENNIFER PETERSON, of Forest City, Iowa, is the daughter of Tim Peterson and Nicole Kunkel of Forest City, Iowa. Jennifer is a Jamberry Nail Consultant in Forest City, Iowa. NICHOLAS MERIDETH, of Forest City, Iowa, is the son of Charles and Denise Merideth of Crystal Lake, Iowa. Nicholas is employed by Wooge Custom Inc. in Forest City, Iowa. The couple will be married at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Immanuel

Lutheran Church in Forest City, Iowa.

Open House Baby Shower Honoring Hinders’ Triplets Heston Jerdell, Laingstin Jane, Quinlynn Ryan The Proud Parents are Ryan and Brooke Hinders Saturday, March 24 9 to 11 a.m. United Methodist Church Crystal Lake Friends and Family Welcome! Registered at Target and Babies R Us In lieu of cards, please bring a book for the triplets. Be sure to sign the book.

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ENGAGED Fank, Tucker ASHTON FANK, of Ankeny, Iowa, is the daughter of Dan and Jodi Fank of Manly, Iowa. Ashton graduated from Forest City High School in 2006 and Iowa State University in 2009. She is employed by Iowa Health in Ankeny. BRANDON TUCKER, of Ankeny, is the son of Rich and Berna Tucker of Gowrie, Iowa. Brandon is a 2005 graduate of Prairie Valley High School, and a 2009 graduate of Iowa State University. He is employed by RSC Rental

BIRTHDAYS Dawn Younke Roszell

Equipment in Ames, Iowa. The couple will be married at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at White Birch Golf Course in Breezy Point, Minn.


Turning “40” – but have no fear,

National Wrestling Award MASON CITY — Benjamin Taylor, a senior at Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, qualified for the NAIA National Wrestling Tournament, at 165 pounds. The tournament was held March 1-3, at the Jacobson Event Center in Des Moines. Ben finished in the top 16 and was awarded the Champion of Character award. This award is given to a student who exemplifies the NAIA’s core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.

A milestone year – for one so dear,

Dawn rocks as “employee of the year.”

Happy Birthday Mom, Grandma and GreatGrandma! Love you, — Your family

Look who is ‘70’


Ben is the son of Bob and Wendy Taylor, Mason City, and is a 2008 graduate of Newman High School.

Mergen, expository address; Philip Detrick, solo musical theatre; Matthew Fakler and Levi Bernhard, improvisation; Jenny Broesder, storytelling; and Erica Carlson and Levi Bernhard, poetry. Students earning Division II ratings were Austin Salz, Andrea Altman, Craig Kohlhaas, Alissa Kirsch, Tony Kollasch, and Mark Fakler, Coaches are Mary McCall and David Burrow.

Roger Rasmussen Sr. March 27 Join in wishing Roger a happy birthday by sending a card to: 1245 American Ave., Nora Springs, IA 50458.

Happy Birthday! Love, — Leona, family and grandchildren

A ‘Hawkeyes’ Fan!

Opal Bram, of Clear Lake will celebrate her 90th birthday on March 23. Birthday greetings may be sent to Opal at: 1310 Sixth Ave. S., Clear Lake, IA 50428.

Congratulations and Happy Birthday. We are SO proud of you. Love, — Mom and Dad

Bishop Garrigan State speech results ALGONA — Bishop Garrigan High School and Junior Varsity speech teams earned 11 Division I or excellent ratings, and seven Division II or good ratings, at the State Individual Speech contest March 10, at Sibley-Ocheyedan High School. Students earning Division I ratings were Melanie Mergen, literary program; Jake Hamilton, prose; Matthew Fakler and Amelia Golwitzer, acting; Melanie

Happy 90th Birthday

The family of Dean Brackey wishes to thank everyone for all the prayers, kindness, visits, phone calls, food, flowers, cards and memorials. A very special thank you to Dr. Riesen for being so kind and caring. Also a special thanks to all who took care of Dean while he was hospitalized at Mercy West and East Campus, and to Hospice of North Iowa. Special thanks to the great people at NICCU for all their help. We are so grateful and so blessed to have such loving and caring people in our lives. Sincerely, Darlene Brackey and family

Wilma Schug She’ll be 98-years-old, March 21. Please send birthday greetings to: 2060 S. Kentucky Ave., #208 Mason City, IA 50401.

Beryl Abele to celebrate 90th birthday GARNER — Beryl Abele, of Garner, will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at Prairie View Retirement Apartments, Sunset Room, in Garner. She was born March 29, 1922, in Ames. Birthday greetings may be sent to Beryl at: Prairie View Retirement Apartments, 750 W. Lyon St., Garner, IA 50438. She requests no gifts, please.

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Sellers, Velzke ANDREA SELLERS, of Morristown, Minn., is the daughter of Jerry and Patty Sellers of Mason City, Iowa. Andrea is a 2005 graduate of Mason City High School and a 2010 graduate of Minnesota State University. She is employed by Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union in Faribault, Minn. TYLER VELZKE, of Morristown, Minn., is the son of Keith and Nancy Velzke of Morristown, Minn. Tyler is a 2007 graduate of WEM High School and a 2011 graduate of Minnesota State University. He is employed by Ag Power in Owatonna, Minn. The couple will be married Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Faribault, Minn.

Schoenwetter, Dodge KRISTIN SCHOEN WETTER, of Britt, Iowa, is the daughter of Mark and Heather Schoenwetter of Britt. Kristin graduated from North Iowa Area Community College in 2011, and is employed by Anchor Family Health Center in Mason City, Iowa. JEREMY DODGE, of Sheffield, Iowa, is the son of Rev. Robert and Brenda Dodge of Britt, Iowa. Jeremy graduated from NIACC in 2011, and is employed by the Sheffield Police Department in Sheffield, Iowa.

The couple will be married at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Britt United Methodist Church in Britt, Iowa.


Army Reserve Private First Class Joshua T. Trettin returned to Joint Base McGuire-Dix -Lakehurst, N.J., after being deployed to Iraq, serving in support of Operation New Dawn. Members from all branches of the U.S. military and multinational forces assisted in rebuilding Iraq’s economic and governmental infrastructure. Operation New Dawn officially came to an end Dec. 15, 2011. Trettin is a carpentry and masonry specialist with the 389th Engineer Company, Middleton. He is the son of Linda Trettin, Strawberry Point, and Roger Trettin, of Rockford. Navy Seaman Tyler R. Leclear recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is the son of Theresa A. Walker, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and David S. Leclear, of Northwood. He is a 2011 graduate of Ava Victory Academy, Ava, Mo. Air Force Airman First Class Bryan D. Sailor Marinos, Aizcorbe arrived for duty with the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. Sailor is an electric and CHRISTINA MARINOS, of Arlington, Va., is the environmental journeyman, and Ellsworth is his first daughter of Jim and Jean Marinos, and the late Georgia Marinos, of Mason City, Iowa. Christina graduated from duty station. He is the son of Nancy Kaktis, of Northwood, and grandson of Becky and Steve Jacobson, of Drake University in 2004 and obtained her JD from the Albert Lea, Minn. He is a 2010 graduate of Albert Lea Catholic University Columbus School of Law in 2011. She is an Assistant Counsel to the Inspector General for High School. Army National Guard Private First Class John P. the U.S. Small Business Administration in Washington, E m ond graduated from basic infantry training at Fort D.C. Benning, Columbus, Ga. He is the son of Johhna MATT AIZCORBE, of Arlington, Va., is the son of Oscar and Lisa Aizcorbe, and Betty Hoblitzell and Steve Emond, of Northwood, and the brother of Melanie Emond, of Mason City. He is a 2008 graduate of Lemons, of Vienna, Va. Matt graduated from Cornell Mason City High School. University in 2004, and is a software engineer for Army Corporal Amber L. Causey was decorated Northrop Grumman in Herndon, Va. The couple will be married on Aug. 4, 2012 in Arling- with the Army Achievement Medal. The medal is awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who ton, Va. while serving in any capacity with the army have distinguished themselves by meritorious service or achievement while serving in a combat or non-combat area. Causey is a human resources specialist attached to the First Battalion, 19th Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Okla. She served three years in the military. Prayer to the Blessed Virgin She is the sister of Tatiana L. Causey, of Charles City, (Never Known to Fail) and daughter of Jodi L. Serino, of Clarksville, Tenn. Oh, Most Beautiful Flower of Mt. Carmel, Fruitful She is a 2007 graduate of South Shore Academy, Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of Chicago, Ill. God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Air Force Airman Jeffrey P. Lynch, Air Force Air Oh Star of the Son, help me and show me herein you man Jacob J. Wernet, and Air Force Airman First are my Mother. Class Jessica K. Lee graduated from basic military Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my Texas. heart to succor me in my necessity (make your request.) Jeffrey P. Lynch is the son of Rick and Tracey There are none that can withstand your power. Lynch, of Charles City, and is a 2009 graduate of Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have Charles City High School. recourse to thee (3x). Jacob J. Wernet is the son of James Wernet, of Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (3x). Mason City. He is a 2005 graduate of Mason City High Say this prayer for three consecutive days. School and earned an associate degree in 2006 from You must publish this and it will be granted to you. North Iowa Area Community College. Jessica K. Lee is the daughter of Darwin and Marti Lee, of Lake Mills, and is a 2009 graduate of Lake Thank You Mills High School. It was such a good feeling to get greetings on my 90th Army Reserve Pvt. Justin L. Shook graduated from birthday from so many of you! Thank you and God basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. bless! He is the son of Ann and Roger Shook, of Forest City, — Elmer Trampel and is a 2011 graduate of Forest City High School.


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Noon Rotary ‘Students of the Month’ MASON CITY — Sheila Evans and Siri Hansen, seniors at Mason City High School, were selected as the Mason City Noon Rotary Club’s “Student of the Month” for March. Sheila Evans is the daughter of Jhijs Hani S. Evans and William Evans. She is a member of the Mason City High School Student Senate, National Honor Society, Senior Evans Planning Committee, and is a varsity player for the Mason City High School girls tennis team. She has also been a member of the Mason City High School speech team, concert choir, Best Buddies, and Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program. Her awards and honors include: Principal’s List, Honor Roll, ACE Mentor Program scholarship recipient, and AP Scholar Award. Evans’ volunteer activities include working at the LifeServe Blood Center and Red Cross blood drives, and Salvation Army. She also works daily in managing the Mason City High School Book Room. Evans plans to attend Iowa State University next year and pursue a degree in civil engineering.

Siri Hansen, is the daughter of Steve and Janet Hansen. Siri is a member of the Mason City High School concert choir and symphonic band. She is in Drama Club and has been in Hansen the school plays all four years. She has also been on the Speech Team all four years. Siri played soccer her freshman year and has played in the pep band “Mohawk Power.” She gives weekly piano lessons, babysits, works concessions for Mohawk games, and does volunteer work through the Silver Cord program. Siri is on the Principal’s list, Honor Roll, and is a member of National Honor Society. She is an All-Stater in speech (for poetry, for band (on oboe), and for orchestra (on oboe). Siri attends Wesley United Methodist Church. There, she works in the nursery and has been a preschool Sunday School teacher, a singer in the Adult Praise Band, a pianist in the Youth Praise Band, and sang in the choir. She has done the Crop Walk, 30 Hour Famine, and other volunteer activities. Siri plans to attend Wartburg College next year and pursue a degree in music therapy.

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ACHIEVEMENTS Happy 40th Anniversary

DMACC Dean’s List DES MOINES — Alec Glidden, of Mason City, was named to the fall semester Dean’s List at Des Moines Area Community College. To be eligible, a student must earn a 3.5 to 3.99 grade point average.

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ACHIEVEMENTS Presidental Scholar honor at AIB DES MOINES — Stephanie Nauss, of Britt, was honored as a Presidential Scholar at AIB College of Business, for the 2011 winter term. To be named a Presidential Scholar, Nauss had to attain a grade point average of 3.80 or higher for the term.

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TAYLOR KAY SWENSON, of Rockwell, Iowa, is Iowa Lakes Community College honors list the daughter of Steve EMMETSBURG — Iowa Lakes Community College Swenson and Deb (Lee) released its fall honors list of full-time students, who Behr, both of Rockwell, demonstrated academic excellence. Fall semester stuIowa. Taylor is a 2005 dents who achieved a 3.25 grade point average or better, graduate of Rockwellare recognized by inclusion on the Dean’s List. Those with Swaledale High School and a 4.00 (A) average are on the President’s List. An asterisk a 2010 graduate of Buena (*) indicates a 4.00 grade point average (President’s List). Vista University in PsyNorth Iowa students honored include: chology. She is employed ALGONA — *Abigail Bradley, Heather Carlisle, Paige by West Fork High School Fox, Emily Grandgenett, Kaitlyn Green, Devon Groen, in Sheffield. Emily Hubbell, *Alex Kenne, Stephanie King, Jessica DYLAN LEE Leininger, Tori McCurry, Hilary McGuire, Taylor Olsen, WILLIAMS, of Rockwell, Erin Parker, Sheri Salvatore, Nate Samp, Alexa Studer, Iowa, is the son of Jayne Robbi Subject, *Elizabeth Thilges, Melissa Tietz, Krista Wilhelm of Sac City, Iowa, Wait, Cori Wakefield, Brianne Wilson. and Jim (Dee) Williams of BANCROFT — Westley Berte, *Kayla Blocker. Dent, Minn. Dylan is a BRITT — Amy Boomgarden. 2005 graduate of Sac BURT — Kate Giddings, Grace Weaver. Community High School CLARION — Danielle Nelsen. and is currently a student FOREST CITY — *Alex Robson. at the University of Iowa in LAKE MILLS — Zachary Ringham. Business. He is employed LEDYARD — Michael Logemann. by MD Design in Mason ST. ANSGAR — Michael Crail, Elizabeth Mayer. City. THOMPSON — Kjerstin Langfald. The couple will be TITONKA — Susan Withers, *Ashley Zittritsch. married at 2:30 p.m. on WESLEY — Cody Armstrong, *Josh Richter. Saturday, May 19, 2012, WHITTEMORE — Skyla Edwards, Steven Edwards, at Sacred Heart Catholic Brandon Opheim, *Sarah Schumacher, *Spense SimonChurch in Rockwell, son. Iowa. WODEN — Sara Vogt.

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Don E. and Linda (Modderman) Carpenter were married 50 years ago on March 25, 1962. The couple’s children and spouses are Bob (Bobbi) of Garner; Carlene (Dave Meyer) of Britt; Joyce (Mark Matern) of Britt; Mike of Sun City, Ariz.; Gene of Colorado. Cards of celebration can be sent to 10314 Desert Hills Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351.

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HANLONTOWN — Kevin David Losee and Julie Ann (Hegney) Losee of Hanlontown, Iowa, were married March 21, 1987, at Grace Lutheran Church in Hanlontown, Iowa. The couple will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. The couple’s children and their spouses are Mallory (Adam) Oppermann, Clear Lake; Ethan Losee, Hanlontown; Selena Losee, Mason City, and one grandchild, Noah Oppermann.

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