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On to State competition

Webster City High School took five entries to the district large group speech competition and all five groups were selected to advance to the state competition on Feb. 4 in Dubuque. Those students taking part, from left to right, back row, Kameron Neddermeyer, Brian Borkowski, Desi Farwell, ...

Garden club to meet Wednesday

The Town and Country Garden Club will meet Wednesday Jan. 25 at the Congregational Church. All members are to bring a salad and/or desert to enjoy along with the officers bringing soups. Each member is to bring their own table service. The soup dinner will begin at noon with the meeting ...

Freedom Rock donation given

The Stratford Spirit 4-H Club donated $250 to the Hamilton County Freedom Rock project. Pictured are, from the left, Racheal Cahill, Janson Bergman, Heath Patterson, Larry Runyon, Isaac Patterson, Janice Johnson and Dan Bergman.

4-H Club news

Cass Red Cardinals On Jan. 15, the Cass Red Cardinals held a meeting at the Hamilton County Extension Office. The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Alley Odland. Roll Call was answered by members indicating, "What was your New Years resolution?" The treasurer's report was read by Reese ...

Weddings and Engagements | VIEW ALL

Cearley, Swenson marry

Ashley Nicole Cearley daughter of Chad and Meggan Cearley of Alden and Sena and Jim Sumpter of Missouri, and Tyler Swenson, son of Rob and Pam Swenson of Williams, were united in marriage on July 9, 2016 at the Community Church of Kamrar with Pastor Mike Mentzer officiating. Grandparents ...

Trepp, Gubbels marry

Elizabeth (Liz) Anne Trepp of Liberty, Missouri, and Chad Andrew Gubbels, Ames, were married in an outdoor wedding ceremony at Prairie Moon Winery in Ames on June 11. Parents of the couple are Dan Trepp and Kellee Shey, Webster City, and Jeff and Janice Gubbels, Council Bluffs. The ...

Cramer, Odland to wed

Cassie Cramer and Lukas Odland, both of Windsor Heights, are engaged to be married Dec. 31 in Ames. Parents of the couple are Kirk and Melanie Cramer, Clarion; and Dan and Lynne Odland, Clarion. Cassie is the granddaughter of John and Sandi Peterson, Webster City; and Marj and the late Don ...

Odegaarde, Coon to marry

Allison Coon and Eric Odegaarde, both of Des Moines, have announced their engagement and plans for an April wedding. Parents of the couple are Gene and Andrea Coon of Des Moines, Mary Coon of Norwalk, Jean McDowell of Webster City and the late Alan Odegaarde. An April 17 wedding in ...

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Grahams celebrate 50th

Jim and Janna Graham, of Webster City, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Jan. 28. Cards may be sent to them at 1125 First St. Apt.2, Webster City, IA 50595. Their family includes Craig and Dana Graham, of Webster City; Lisa Lindsey, Parkville Missouri; and Curt and Jen Graham, of ...

Fredericksens celebrate 40th

The family of Chuck and Jan Fredericksen are hosting a card shower to honor their parent's 40th wedding anniversary on Jan. 21. Chuck and Jan Fredericksen were married in 1977 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. They are the proud parents of two children, Melodie and Russ Braun of Adel, and Trent ...

Mildred Clair — 100th birthday

Mildred Clair, formerly of Webster City, will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house Saturday, Jan. 21. The celebration will be held at The Bridge, 900 Des Moines St., Webster City, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Barkemas celebrate 60th

Roger and Joan Barkema will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 20. They were married at the Bethesda Lutheran Church in Jewell, Jan. 20, 1957. Their children are Ron and Jean Barkema of Hubbard, Randy and Patty Barkema of Waterloo, and Brad and Laura Barkema of Sioux Falls, ...

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Gibson

James and Brittney Gibson, Webster City, are the parents of a baby girl, Sophia Jane, born January 14, 2017 at Van Diest Medical Center. Grandparents are Tom and Sherri Olson, Williams, Patrice Haastrup, Chicago, Illinois, and James Gibson Sr., Chicago, Illinois. Great grandparents are ...

Hernandez

Susy Illesca Hernandez, Vincent, is the parent of a baby boy, Gerard, born on Jan. 9, 2017 at Van Diest Medical Center. Grandparent is Margarita Saldivar, Vincent.

Jackson

Taylor Shubin and Avery Jackson, Webster City, are the parents of a baby girl, Sawyer Avery Jackson, born December 6, 2016 at Iowa Specialty Hospital. Grandparents are Kim Peck, Jeff Jackson, Mindy Highland-Jackson, and Mickie Shubin. Great grandparents are Denise McNew, Kathie Highland, ...

McGuire

Sean and Alena McGuire, Jewell, are the parents of a baby girl, Isabella Marie, born December 19, 2016 at Iowa Specialty Hospital. Isabella joins four sisters.