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40th Anniversary William Anslem Shindelar and Donna Marie (Hapke) Shindelar, of Osage, were married May 1, 1971, in Lacrosse, Wis.

Alyson Clausen and Kyle Duff will be married at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at First Grace Baptist Church in Sheffield, Iowa.


Happy 3rd Birthday Zoey!

With love from, — Mommy, Daddy and all of your family!

Cassidi Soulé and Bret Ennen of Ocala, Fla., are engaged to be married on June 11, 2011, at Palm Valley Gardens in Ponte Vedra, Fla.

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Soulé, Ennen Cassidi Soulé and Bret Ennen of Ocala, Fla., are engaged to be married on June 11, 2011, at Palm Valley Gardens in Ponte Vedra, Fla. Parents of the couple are Sandra Soulé and Louis and Pam Soulé of Jacksonville, Fla.; Les and Bev Trampel of Clear Lake, Iowa, and Rex and Kim Ennen of Forest City, Iowa. Cassidi is a graduate of Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville and is currently finishing up her nursing degree at the College of Central Florida in Ocala. Bret is a graduate of Clear Lake High School and Waldorf College with a degree in electronic communications. He currently oversees the southeastern United States for TriStar Distributing out of Ocala. Winning.


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JANET BRENTON, of Iowa City, Iowa, is the daughter of Randy and Cheryl Brenton of Clear Lake, Iowa. Janet is a Osheim, Brozik 2009 graduate of Luther College with a bachelor LISA OSHEIM, of of arts degree in chemMankato, Minn., is the istry, and is currently daughter of Chuck and attending the University Kristi Osheim of Thompof Iowa dental school. son, Iowa. Lisa graduated SETH BOYES, of Iowa from Grand View College with a BSN in nursing. Lisa City, is the son of Jeff and Martha Boyes of Clear is employed by Immanuel Lake. Seth is a 2009 St. Joseph’s Hospital in graduate of Iowa State Mankato. MATTHEW BROZIK, of University with a bachelor of fine arts Mankato, is the son of degree.Seth is employed Bradley and Kathy Brozik by Mail Boxes of Iowa of Eagle Lake, Minn. City in Iowa City. Matthew graduated from The couple will be University of Minnesotamarried on Saturday, July Duluth, and is employed by Snell Motors in Manka- 16, 2011, at Evangelical Free Church in Clear to. The couple will be mar- Lake. ried at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Mankato, Minn.

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ALYSON CLAUSEN, of Sheffield, Iowa, is the daughter of Brent and Anna Clausen, Shelly and Jordan Nelson, of Sheffield. Alyson is employed by Ridge Stone Golf Club in Sheffield. KYLE DUFF, of Sheffield, Iowa, is the son of Rob and Michelle Duff of Thornton, Iowa. Kyle is employed by Deckers Sporting Goods in Mason City, Iowa. The couple will be married at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at First Grace Baptist Church in Sheffield, Iowa.

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Happy Belated 82nd Birthday Coach Wayne Opheim

MASON CITY — The former students and athletes from Thornton High School would like to wish their former teacher and coach, Wayne Opheim, a happy belated birthday. He celebrated his 82nd birthday on March 9. Wayne taught and coached girls basketball and softball in Thornton from 1957 through 1961, where the girls set many school records and had great winning seasons in both sports, every year he was there. He was a great teacher and coach who provided lasting, positive influence on us all — so Happy Birthday from the Thornton Thunderbolts and Thunderettes, and we wish you many more.

May the Holy Spirit descend upon you, and may the power of the Most High preserve you. Kyle Robert Gentz will be confirmed on Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City. Kyle attends Mason City High School and enjoys electronics. He is the son of Bob and Cyndi Gentz, and a brother to twin sister, Alyssa, and Tyler. He is the grandson of LuRee Runnells and the late Charles Runnells, and William and Esther Gentz. A surprise card shower is planned. Greetings may be sent to: 916 S. Louisiana Ave., Mason City, IA 50401.

May the Holy Spirit descend upon you, and may the power of the Most High preserve you. Alyssa Ashley Gentz will be confirmed on Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City. Alyssa attends Mason City High School and enjoys music. She is the daughter of Bob and Cyndi Gentz, and a sister to twin brother Kyle, and Tyler. She is the granddaughter of LuRee Runnells and the late Charles Runnells, and William and Esther Gentz. A surprise card shower is planned. Greetings may be sent to: 916 S. Louisiana Ave., Mason City, IA 50401.

Happy 70th Birthday!

THANK YOU giving beautiful flowers, it is really about giving hope for a future free Hope bloomed in Mason City this from cancer. It is heartwarming to year as we painted our community know that so many of our fellow yellow with daffodils. The overresidents are dedicated to fighting whelming support that Mason City back against this disease. Thank residents, businesses and other you to the volunteer drivers, onsite groups showed to support the coordinators, and daffodil procesAmerican Cancer Society Daffodil sors, as well as to everyone who Days® was incredible. My heartfelt supported this year’s Daffodil Days thanks goes out to everyone who by requesting flowers for their participated in this campaign to homes and offices. Thank you to help the American Cancer Society those who helped us deliver Gift of create a world with less cancer and Hope bouquets to area cancer more birthdays, where cancer never patients. This year, Mason City steals another year from anyone’s raised over $31,000. life. Together, Mason City and the Although Daffodil Days involves

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Russell Stowell, 95 SWALEDALE — A card shower is planned for Russell Stowell, of Swaledale, who will celebrate his 95th birthday, April 29. He was born April 29, 1916. Cards may be sent to Russell at the following address: P.O. Box 15, Swaledale, IA 50477.

Happy Birthday, Dad, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa.

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AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS Cortney Perrin, Miranda Potter, *Ryan Randall, OSAGE — Osage High Samantha Rogers, Alyssa School released its third Schroeder, *Benjamin quarter honor roll. An Schwarting, *Sawyer asterisk (*) indicates a 4.0 Small. grade point average. 12th Grade: *Natalie A Honor Roll Bellairs, *Emma Boehmer, 9th Grade: Chandler David Brandau, Ethan Banta, *Matthew BiederBrown, Kimberly man, Jayme Blaser, Dakota Chisholm, Marcus ChrisCarpenter, Izak Christensen, John Clark, tensen, *Benjamin Dralle, *Simona Curhova, Alex Jessie Gast, Christopher Emerson, Lyndsay Evens, Hanke, Rose Huffman, Carly Gast, Jenna Ham, Megan Huftalin, *Dianna *Vince Hartogh, Marissa Huisman, *Laura Klaes, Hendrickson, Courtney Tate Levendusky, Laura Huebsch, Hilary Huebsch, Mallinger, Katie Plotzke, Kate Huffman, Alana *Thomas Randall, Tyler Johnston, Samantha KroRandall, Cole Riley, Casey nes, Abbie Lang, Jessica Ringhofer, Carter Roggen- Lentz, *Tanner Lewis, sack, Elizabeth Shaw, Mol- Lauren Malecek, *Jessica lie Shultz, Emily Valasek. Mayer, *Taylor Mills, Kyle 10th Grade: Colin Bark- Nerad, *Adam Phillips, er, Maggi Brown, Kloe Allison Ruehlow, *Alicia Chisholm, Natalie Gast, Stricker, Kaitlyn Stricker, Taylor Grimm, John Jenk- Tyler Thome, Luke Wagnins, Abagail Johnson, er. *Lauren Kisley, Jesse B Honor Roll Klaes, Annetta Krukow, 9th Grade: Taylor Madeline Miller, *Anna Andrews, Brenda Avila, Riley, Whitney Wagner, Adam Baer, Lindsay Beyer, *Sydney Williams. Ryan Blake, Angela Cham11th Grade: Thomas bers, Noralba Cibrian, Biederman *Katie Blaser, Curtis Dieterich, Sammy *Chloe Campbell, Gentz, Trevor Haaland, *Catherine Clark, Joseph Kayla Hallett, Dillon JohnCockrum, Mitchell Eisen- son, Dylan Klaes, Josie man, Alexa Friesen, Malecek, Cassidy Mohl, Danielle Hejhal, *Katie Kelsey Ott, Kaylyn Parks, Klaes, *Billi Kraft, Joshua Jacqueline Paulus, Douglas Lackore, *Jenna Malecek, Perrin, Hailey Popp, KaitJoseph Michels, Andrew lyn Roethler, Trevor Milbrandt, Tanner Molitor, Secrist, Kimberly Shaw, *Jacob Murphy, *Cally Trevor Taets, Logan Niess, Isabell Nueske, Thome, Jordan Vanden Kirsten Olson, Alix Paulus, Avond, Jeffrey Weber,

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Nicholas Weigle, Valerie Winn, Ryan Woods, Justin Zimmerman. 10th Grade: Jayna Baer, Drew Bellairs, Cameron Broderick, Derek Counsell, Devin DeWalle, Brandi Gilsrud, Johnathon Glawe, Ashley Groff, Daniel Hardy, Tyler Havel, Brianna Hemann, Courtney Horn, Luke Huebsch, Mary Huffman, Lakota Kirst, Matthew Mack, McKenzy Marley, Leigh Marzen, Jonah Roggensack, Ashlyn Ruehlow, Miranda Schwarz, Jared Tolliver, Nicole Wagner, Emily Wright. 11th Grade: Trisha Adams, Jacob Anhorn, Theresa Bartholmey, Caitlin Block, Matthew Bushbaum, Christopher Castek, Jaide Cornwell, Morgen Cornwell, Zachary Dralle, Luke Hanke, Alexis Heaverlo, Kelly Heckstein, Jared Johanns, Jasmine Johnson, Kayci Klobassa, Connor Krabbe, Jacey Kuehne, Lillith Lickteig, Sydney Michael, Roger Moen, Joshua Mostek, Cassidy Murl, Kyle O’Malley, Taylor Ott, Kacie Rinnels, Zachary Roalfs, Joseph Roll, Karoline Snadersen, Marie Scheicher, Eli Schnulle, Rachel Schultz, Garret Spitz, Richard Stevens, Jenna Thompson, Haley Tourtellott, Caden Walsh, Christopher Weigle. 12th Grade: Jordan Angell, Brandon Barker,

Leah Bauserman, Alex Chisholm, Jake Felper, Samantha Frost, Valeria Gorgoglione, Bridget Haley, Brooke Jennings, Daniel Johnson, Savannah Kamp, Brianna Krukow, Cory Low, Jonathan Lutz, Mitchell Mack, Patrick McNally, Ashley Meyer, Trevor Molitor, Dusty Murl, Kyrie Murl, Cody Nation, Devin Ogden, Brooke Olson, Megan Otto-Semerad, Brian Popp, Jordan Popp, Tyler Scheer, Amber Snyder, Sterling Sprau, Hagen Tornes, Nichole Wagner, Dakota Wilde, Alex Winn, Jessica Wolf.

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Simpson College Dean’s List INDIANOLA — Hannah Landgraf, of Mason City, was named to the first semester Dean’s List at Simpson College. To be named to the Dean’s List a student must receive a grade point average between 3.7-3.99.

Photography contest DES MOINES — Lacy White, of Nora Springs, received honorable mention for her entry in the Iowa Architectural Foundation’s 2011 “Snapshot Iowa” photography contest. White’s entry in the 10th-12th grade category, was titled, “Old Grain Shed.” Students in grades 7-12

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Cord Volunteer Hours. His honors include: Principal’s list, CIML All Academic Awards in baseMASON CITY — Emily Knoke and Ryan Voves were ball, football, and track, an academic letter, and accepselected as the Mason City tance into the National Noon Rotary Club’s “StuHonor Society. dents of the Month” for He is also a member of St. April. Both are currently seniors at Mason City High Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mason City and works in School. Knoke is the daughter of the meat department at Fareway. Bill and Betty Knoke, and Voves plans to attend Voves is the son of Bob and North Iowa Area CommuLisa Voves. Emily Knoke participated nity College next year to in volleyball all four years of play baseball, and major in high school, business/communications. winter cheerleading Presidential Scholar for one year, semifinalist and was a wrestling CLEAR LAKE — Ashley manager for Willms, a senior at Clear two years. Lake High School, was She has also named one of approximateKnoke been ly 560 semifinalists in the involved in Student Senate, 2011 U.S. Presidential National Honor Society, Scholars Program. and Mohawk Movement. The semifinalists were Her honors include: selected from more than Principal’s List, All Acade- 3,000 candidates on the mic Awards in volleyball, basis of superior achievecheerleading, and ments, leadership qualities, wrestling, an academic let- personal character, and ter, Student of the Month in involvement in community mathematics, science, and and school activities. business education and The semifinalists were acceptance into the Nation- initially selected as candial Honor Society. dates for their exceptional She is also a member of performance on either the First Assembly of God SAT or the ACT. Church, in Mason City, and Final selection of the works as a server at Italian scholars will be made by the Garden Restaurant. Commission on PresidenKnoke plans to attend the tial Scholars, and will be University of Northern Iowa announced in May. The next year and major in Commission will select one accounting. young man and woman Ryan Voves participated from each state, the District in baseball, football, and of Columbia, Puerto Rico, track all four years of high and U.S. students living school and abroad; up to 20 students wrestling for representing the visual, litone year. He erary and performing arts, has also and 15 students at large. been Scholars will be invited to involved in Washington, D.C., in June, Best Buddies to receive the U.S. Presidenfor one year tial Scholars medallion at a and National recognition ceremony and Voves Honor Soci- to participate in various ety for two years, and activities and events held in worked towards his Silver their honor.

Knoke,Voves named ‘Students of Month’

Goldwater scholar AMES —Chloe Dedic, an Iowa State University student, of Mason City, was named a Goldwater Scholar in the nation’s premier undergraduate scholarship award in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. The scholarships were announced at ISU by the University Honors Program, which coordinates nominations and applications. Dedic, is a third-year mechanical engineering major. The 275 Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit, from a field of 1,095 students, who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. The one and two-year scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year. Dedic, who was first in her 2008 graduating class at Mason City High School, has been involved in undergraduate research experiences at Iowa State since her freshman year. Dedic is also involved in a wide variety of campus activities. She is in the ISU Wind Ensemble, a member of the Water Polo Club and Engineers Without Borders. She has been a Women in Science and Engineering learning community peer mentor, an Ames Middle School mentor and a lector at her church. A member of ISU’s Honors Program and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Dedic has won several competitive scholarships and competitions. Next spring, she will begin the concurrent master’s/bachelor’s program at Iowa State and plans to pursue her Ph.D. and an academic career.



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Gardner, Lavanderos LAURA ANN GARDNER of Mason City, Iowa, is the daughter of Roger and Judy Gardner of Mason City, formerly of Clear Lake. Laura graduated from Mason City High School and is attending North Iowa Area Community College. She will graduate in 2012 with an accounting degree. She is employed by Fareway in Mason City, Iowa. ANGELO R LAVANDEROS of Mason City, Iowa, is the son of Mary Lavanderos of Mason City. Angelo attended school in Chicago, Ill., and in Utah. He is employed in Mason City at Premium Beverage LLC. The couple will be married at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Zion Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, Iowa.


Shindelar, 40 years OSAGE — William Anslem Shindelar and Donna Marie (Hapke) Shindelar, of Osage, were married May 1, 1971, in Lacrosse, Wis. The couple will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a fun-filled weekend in Las Vegas, Nev. The couple’s children and their spouses are sons, William Alan Shindelar and Robert Adam Shindelar, who reside in their hometown of Las Vegas. Foundations of a beautiful relationship and loving partnership were formed 40 years ago as Bill and Donna Shindelar sealed their vows in the presence of friends and family in the city they met, Lacrosse, Wis. After starting a life together and raising two sons out west in Las Vegas, Nev., they recently returned home to the midwest and now live on a peaceful acreage, near Osage, Iowa. They remain very close and speak frequently with their two children and have never lost each other’s love from the initial spark over 40 years ago.

Collins, Hoppman NACIA COLLINS, of Harrisburg, Pa., is the daughter of Michael and Jody Collins of Cambridge, Iowa. Nacia graduated from Iowa State University in elementary education/special education. NICHOLAS HOPPMAN, of Harrisburg, Pa., is the son of Beth Weydert of Swaledale and Dennis Hoppman of Swaledale. Nicholas graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in industrial technology. Nicholas is employed by Land of Lakes Purina Food in Harrisburg, Pa. The couple will be married at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the Iowa State Campanile in Ames.


Tulp, 30 years BELMOND — Harlan Tulp and Karen (Hinckley) Tulp were married April 25, 1981, at the United Church of Rowan, Iowa. The couple celebrated their 30th anniversary earlier this year, with a family trip to the Dominican Republic. Cards may be sent to the couple at: 723 E. Main St., Belmond, IA 50421. The couple’s children are: Elizabeth and Seth Malek, Garner; Holden and Tracy Tulp, Belmond; Kyle Tulp, Ames, and Heath Tulp, Belmond. They also have one granddaughter, Taryn Tulp.

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William Joseph Peterson April 22-2001 It’s been 10 years since you have been gone. We miss your laughter and smiles, and fun times. You brought us much happiness. We miss you and love you forever, and always. — Kimberly, Dylan and Sweet Melissa

THANK YOU The Family of Ronald Loken A life well lived is a precious gift. When someone we love so dearly Goes home to be with the Lord, We know they’re in a better place, But our sorrow and pain is still great. You still live on in the hearts and minds Of the loving family you left behind. Thank you for all the words and comfort and prayers on our behalf. We live in a caring community. Thank you to Pastor Karen Grandell for Ron’s funeral service and words of comfort. To Helen Senne, organist, Ben Hengesteg, soloist, Lydia Circle for serving lunch, to the honorary casket bearers and casket bearers, to Our Buddies VFW Memorial Post #6779 for Military Honors and lastly to Gary Nerlien and his staff for their professional service. Tenderly we treasure the past with memories that will always last. — Linda Loken, Rod, Sue, Jake and Casey Loken, Jay, Robin, Marty and Laura, Marlene Peterson, Dub Graversen and family


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GRAFTON — Ashley Gerdom and Ryan Trousdale were united in marriage on Oct. 23, 2010, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Grafton, Iowa. Ashley is the daughter of Dennis and Tami Gerdom, of Mason City. Ashley’s grandparents are Gary and Carrie Kirschbaum and Fran Gerdom. Ryan is the son of William and Sharon Trousdale, of Mason City. Ryan’s grandparents are Rufus Glassel and Darlene Trousdale. Maid of honor was Lauren Gerdom, sister of the bride. Ashley’s other attendants were Mindy Klapperich and Amanda Ellingson, friends of the bride. The bride’s personal attendants were Tiffany Nonnweiler, Kelli Jeffrey, and Sunni Wiman. Best man was Cory Trousdale, brother of the groom. Ryan’s other attendants were Kyle Trousdale, brother of the groom, and Ben O’Banion, friend of the groom. Ushers were Michael Determan, Chris Kirschbaum, Alex Wiman and Trevor Trousdale. Bushbaum, 40 years A reception was held at Cedar River Complex, Osage, RUDD — Ken Bushbaum and was hosted by Mike and Kim Arndt and Mike and and Kathy Kuhlemeier Teri Sorenson. Bushbaum of Rudd, Iowa, Ashley is a 2003 graduate of Mason City High were married April 16, School, and a 2005 graduate of North Iowa Area Com1971, at the First United munity College. Ashley is employed by First Citizens Methodist Church in National Bank, Mason City. Rockford, Iowa. Ryan is a 2004 graduate of Nora Springs-Rock Falls The couple’s children The couple celebrated High School. He is employed by Heartland Asphalt, and their spouses are Jason Mason City. their 40th wedding (Betsy) Bushbaum of Rudd, anniversary with a family The couple resides in Nora Springs. Jamie Bushbaum of Rudd dinner. Cards can be sent and Jennifer (Robbie) to Ken and Kathy BushSchmitt of Rockford. They baum at 1856 Glass Ave., have nine grandchildren. Rudd, IA 50471. Leonard and Monica (Wellik) Paca of Garner, Iowa, were married April 25, 1951, in Duncan, Iowa. They will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a Mass of thanksgiving on May 14 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Duncan. The couple’s children and their spouses are Tom (Jeri) Paca, Norwalk, Iowa, Jane (Vance) Johnson, Britt, Doris (Kurt) Dallman, Garner, Eileen (Dennis) Plathe, Wesley, Kevin (Lynn) Paca, Britt, Bonnie (Mike) Johnson, Kanawha, and Dan (Chris) Paca, Muscatine, Iowa. They have 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to 235 W. Eighth St., Garner, IA 50438.


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AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS RSVP volunteers MASON CITY — RSVP of North Central Iowa recognized volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 10-16. RSVP volunteers serve in Cerro Gordo, Hancock, Winnebago and Worth counties. They work with 393 students in 12 schools. Volunteer opportunities include Reading Coaches (volunteers who work with middle school students), Reading Buddies (volunteers who work in groups or one-on-one with elementary students) and Breakfast Buddies (volunteers who meet with students while they eat breakfast at school). RSVP advisory board members and volunteers are: Advisory Council Britt: Brenda Hanson; Buffalo Center: Joe Angstman; Clear Lake: John Severtson; Forest City: Tony Coloff, Mike Ebaugh; Garner: Joan Hanson; Manly: Andrew Hill; Mason City: Adriana Attleson, Tim Fleming, Craig Hickok, Sharon Steckman; Northwood: Janis Borum. Volunteers Britt: Myra Bowman, Marilyn Bruns, Norma Burgardt, Lois DeLeon, Beverly Diemer, Judy Eckels, Judy Fox, Brenda Hanson, Esther Higdon, Don Kopacek, Kay Kopacek, Teresa Leerar, Leola Nedved, Beverly Nelson, Carole Penning, Carol Rork, Darrell Schaper, Jean Sheets, Robin Sweers,Shirley Tegtmeyer, Marilyn Tjaden, Elaine Weiland; Buffalo Center: Joe Angstman, Pam Angstman, Vonnie Pilgrim-Bosma, Betty Coxson, Marlys Dotseth, Betty Elman, Linda Friesenborg, Roderick Hansen, Betty

Kloster-Delgado, Dr. John Laflen, Joyce Landheer, Beverly Larson, Arlene Thorland; Clear Lake: Ellen Anderson, Jane Angle, Janet Christensen, Connie ClapsaddleHeine, Edwina Claude, David Curtis, Mary Curtis, Diane Harrison, Ellen Jandebeur, Sally Kennedy, Joyce Knorr, Charlene Lee, Marsha Mott, Sandy Nyhus, Bill (Oz) Osmundson, Sharron Rule, Alyce Wilson; Forest City: Judy Anderson, JoAnn Bartleson, Dolores Blake, Barb Braun, Mike Ebaugh, Marilyn Erding, Dr. Carroll Gustafson, Joan Hansen, Shirley Hanson, Erma Hill, Sue Hoeft, Mary Lou Johnson, Aidan Kelly, Carol Kleveland, Roberta Kraft-Abrahamson, Ron Kvale, Diane Lovick, Anita Oleson, Kathy Olson, Karolyn Overlie, Patricia Peterson, Miriam Rogness, Tiny Shelton, Clarine Snyder, Betty Soderling, Kay Sorenson, Harley Urbatsch, Inghild VanAuken, Dan Williams, Elsie Willig, Liz Wilson; Garner: Val Anderson, Nellie Bird, Carrol Boehnke, Dolores Boehnke, Lavon Brown, Diane Deibler, Kathy Gibbs, Faye Greiman, Muriel Haberkamp, Linda Hamilton,, Jan Hana, Linda Hoppel, Anne Hustrulid, Sharlene Jaspersen, Kay Karsjens, Eunice Kinsella, Merikay Mestad, Nancy Nelson, Louise Piper, Patricia Pool, Nancy Tammen; Hanlontown: Joyce Calgaard; Joice: Valeda Abbey, Judy Tenold; Kanawha: Shirley Baker, Jan Cooper, Pat Hartwig, Kathy Johnson, Pat Kraft, Irene Raber, Pat Sampson, Mary Schreiber; Klemme: Dorothy Denny; Lake Mills: Norma Adams, Ethel Christianson, Ellyn Harmon, Helene Iverson,

Helen Kelso, Phyllis Moen, Marietta Norris, Jo Ann Villa; Lakota: Beth Ervin, Rena Steele; Leland: Judy Ambroson, Ann Walrod; Manly: JoAnn Andera, Betty Benjegerdes, Mike Romig, Bess Tweeten; Mason City: Margaret Argos, Adriana Attleson, Judy Bohn, Marie Borchardt, Karen Byrne, Ralph Cassady, Kathryn Colville, Kathleen Crabtree, Margaret Dunbar, Marlene Fruedenberg, Ruth Geilenfeld, Craig Hickok, Cathy Homan, Maria Hubbard, Peg Hugo, Joyce Konigsmark, Charlotte Locher, Pam Loeckle, Georgia Luker, Gayle McCourt, Bonnie McCoy, Alice Mealy, Jan Nierling, Marsha Nord, Stanley Olson, Coni Samsel, Karen Slife, Peggy Solberg, Vicki Stangler, Mary Stanton, Linda Staudt, Mary Kay Stricker, Nancy Sweetman, Stuart Vold, Judy Wagner, Mary Wilson; Northwood: Judy Balkenende, Janis Borum, Donna Hagen, Blanche Hogen, Marcia Kraft, Thelma Krull-Boutelle, Frances Lawhorn, Jo Moretz, Sandra Nitcher, Stephanie Perkins, Helen Senne, Sharon Sietsema; Rake: Louise Hagedorn Thompson: Beverly Aalgaard, Shirley Miller, Charissa Olson; Ventura: Janelle Renner. For more information on RSVP of North Central Iowa, visit or call 1-888-466-4222 ext. 4256, (641) 422-4256 or RSVP is sponsored by North Iowa Area Community College and is partly funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, State of Iowa, United Way of North Central Iowa and local county governments.

THANK YOU cards, flowers, gifts, phone calls and your presence at The MCCSD FundraisTeam effort from all who my party. ing Committee would like worked or supported Holy Your thoughtfulness to thank everyone who Family salad luncheon — was appreciated and will helped make the Renaismade the day a great sucalways be remembered. sance Evening a success. cess. — Virginia Smith The money raised through Thanks to all. — Colleen and Mary Thank you this event (approximately $6,000) will help support Thanks to all my family Thank you the transportation costs and friends for making my I want to thank everyone retirement party a moment and registration fees for for cards and best wishes athletic and academic I will always remember. All events for all K-12 students and especially my family of the visitors, food, cards for their time and work to of the school district. and gifts are very much make my day special. May appreciated. Thank you to the folGod Bless you all. lowing sponsors for their A heartfelt thanks to all. — Dorothy Chizek generous contributions: —John W. Patton Steve and Theresa Betz, Thank You Thank you Clear Lake Bank & Trust I would like to thank and Investment Many thanks to those everyone for their birthday who remembered me with Center/Tom Alexander, greetings, cards, gifts, First Citizens Bank, cards, calls, flowers, gifts flowers, and my family for and good wishes on my Departments of General the surprise open house. It 80th birthday. and Vascular Surgery, MCCSD District Adminis- made my 80th birthday I’ll always remember trators, Jim and Ellen Fitz- extra special. your kindness in making it — Dorothy Hippen so special. God bless you Patrick, Steve and Barb Goetz, Bill and George all. Mason City Riesen, René and Paula — Mary Starn Woman’s Club Recinos, Tim and Sherry Thank you Becker, Darrel and Susan Thank you to all of the Fisher, Dr. Judith Demro, Words cannot express members, guests, presenMark and Deb Lassise, Dan ters, and First Citizen’s our gratefulness for all the and Joan Pennington, Dr. Bank for another great year cards, gifts and good wishMike Blackmore, Dr. Kathy of Mason City Woman’s es we received for our 50th Broman, Paul and Barb wedding anniversary. SpeClub! We look forward to MacGregor, Community cial thanks to Michael, seeing returning and new National Bank, Drs. NetDiana, Mark, Pam, Brian members in the fall. tleton, Hoffman, Hehr and and Brenda for planning Thank you White. such a fun reception. We The committee would Many thanks for the were blessed by all who also like to thank Gail cards, gifts, calls, party attended; especially the Shurtz (Hy-Vee Catering), and interview from the grandchildren and extendWorld Port, Howard Globe (what a surprise). ed family. We give God Sonksen, Chris — Jean Morris praise for how he has Stoltenberg, Marshall & blessed us all these years. Swift, Pat Wilson, Alison Thank You — John and Meta Lage We would like to thank Dannen, Hy-Vee East and our dear family and friends West, the students and staff of the speech/drama, for the cards, gifts, calls and visits for our 50th construction II class, anniversary. They all made vocal and instrumental our special day even more music, and art departments, as well as the stu- special. Love and God Bless you all. dents representing stu— Ray and Nancy Norby dent senate and team sports, such as swimming, basketball, baseball, ten- Thank you A special thank you to nis, track, soccer and my family and friends for cheerleading. — The MCCSD hosting my 90th birthday In Print. Online. Any time. Fundraising Committee celebration. Thank you to all for the

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RETIREMENT Retirement Open House Captain Dennis Bengtson, of the Mason City police department, will retire after 36 years of dedicated service. An open house will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Mason City police department basement training room.

THANK YOU Thank You Many thanks to those who remembered me with cards, calls, flowers and good wishes on my 90th birthday. I will remember all of you for a long time. — Gail Tomlinson MS-30668

I want to thank all the friends and relatives who helped me celebrate my 80th birthday. The many cards have been read and reread. I am so enjoying the cards, calls, and gifts. All your caring is so appreciated. Thank you — thank you. — Bonnie Billings

MASON CITY — Bess Serdahl, of Mason City, will celebrate her 80th birthday on April 27. Bess was born April 27, 1931, in Mason City. You are loved by all your family and friends!


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ANNIVERSARY O’Connell, 40 years MASON CITY — Mickey and Eileen Rada O’Connell of Mason City, Iowa, were married April 24, 1971, at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, in Tyndall, S.D. The couple will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on April 24, 2011. Cards can be sent to Mickey and Eileen O’Connell at 853 Ninth St. S.E., Mason City, IA 50401. They request no gifts. The couple’s children, their spouses and families are Tony and Amy O’Connell of Manly, Iowa, Mya, Leah and Noah; Robin and Mary O’Connell of Overland Park, Kan., Kayla and Jacob; Michael and Shara O’Connell of Mason City, Iowa, Ariya and Dylan.


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Many, many thanks for all the beautiful cards, flowThe family of Robert Franke (Bob) want to thank ers, gifts and especially for all who came to help celeeveryone for cards, memorials, flowers, calls and visits. brate my 100th birthday. A big thanks to my family and Also Chaplain Dave Byrd and Hospice staff, Cedar to all that helped to make my day so very special. It was Health Care, Dr. Royer and Hauser Funeral Home. — Marjorie Franke truly a wonderful day. God bless you all. — Katheryn Foell Doug and Kathy Franke Vicki and Dave Stone

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