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Farmers market to open Saturday in new location

The Webster City Farmer’s Market will open for the season Saturday at 1900 Superior St., its new location next to the Department of Human Services Building. The market is open at 8 a.m.

Book Club to meet Tuesday at KYL

The Kendall Young Library Noon book club will meet Tuesday, May 23 at the library at noon. This month’s selection is “The Readers of the Broken Wheel Recommend.”  Copies are available to check out at the library

Darling program is Saturday

Humanities Iowa presenter Tom Milligan will be portraying the life of Jay N. “Ding” Darling at the Mulberry Center Church on Saturday, May 20. The free program will begin at 1 p.m. Milligan will walk through Darling’s early years in Sioux City as a young boy, to the developing of ...

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Goettsch, Brebner to marry

Zachary Brebner and Elizabeth Goettsch would like to announce their upcoming wedding on June 10. Zachary is the son of Marcia Brighton-Brebner and the late Jeff Brebner of Newell. He is a 2010 graduate of Newell-Fonda High School. He is a Specialist in the United States Army currently ...

Sjoberg, Bergeson exchange vows

Shelly Sjoberg and David Bergeson, both of Webster City, were married Dec. 3, 2016, at Faith United Methodist Church in Webster City with Pastor Michael Slininger officiating. Parents of the couple are Linda and (the late) Chuck McFarland, and Jim and Kay Bergeson, all of Webster ...

Kantak, Dapcic to marry

Samantha Kantak and Anton Dapcic have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding. Samantha is the daughter of Kreg and Gail Kantak of Webster City. She is a 2008 graduate of Webster City High School and earned her B.M. and M.M. in voice performance from The University of Northern Iowa. ...

Burkett, Gapp exchange vows

Kaitlyn Burkett and Kyle Gapp, both of Colorado Springs, Colorado, were married Nov. 5, 2016 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Colorado Springs. Parents of the couple are Mike and Erin Burkett of Colorado Springs and Jim and Sandy Gapp of Webster City. Kelsey Vance of Colorado Springs was the ...

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Schwandt — 80th birthday

Jean Schwandt of Webster City will celebrate her 80th birthday on Monday, May 15. She was born May 15, 1937. A private family gathering will be held to celebrate the occasion. A card shower is also planned. Cards and greetings may be sent to her at 417 W. Curve Drive, Webster City, IA 50595.

Storms celebrate 50th

Ralph and Susan Storm, Stratford, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday with a private family gathering. Ralph Storm and Susan Dummann were married May 6, 1967 at Watertown, South Dakota. They have a son, Travis (Brandy) Storm, Stratford, and five grandchildren.

Huisman — 90th birthday

JEWELL — Harmina Huisman of Jewell will observe her 90th birthday on May 8. A private family celebration is planned for May 7. A native of the Wellsburg community, the former Harmina Gelder has lived in Hamilton County for the past 65 years having resided in Ellsworth, Kamrar and Jewell. ...

Gordon — 100th birthday

Norman Gordon, Webster City, will celebrate his 100th birthday on Saturday, May 6. An open house will be held May 6 at First Baptist Church from 1 to 4 p.m. He and his wife of 76 years, Irene, have two sons, Roger and Bruce, and six grandchildren — Mindi Van Every, Kristen Hein, Brooke ...

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Dylan and Claire Huffman, Coalville, are the parents of a daughter, Ava Lynn Huffman, born April 26, 2017 at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion. She weighed 7 lbs. Grandparents are Dan and Lynn Corrow, Dan and Teresa Huffman, all of Webster City. Great-grandparents are Ted DeCoursey of ...


John and Amanda Kalkwarf of Webster City are the parents of a daughter, Charlotte AnnMarie Kalkwarf, born April 13, 2017, weighing 7 lbs., 7 oz. She has a brother Garrett, 20. Grandparents are Kevin Kalkwarf, Stratford and Bill Shelton, Webster City. Earl Berntsen, Boone, is the great-grandfather.


Brett and Bethanie Ratcliff, Webster City, are the parents of a son, Royce Roger Ratcliff, born April 11, 2017 at Van Diest Medical Center. Grandparents are Michele Mack, Webster City, the late Kenneth Scott, and Roger and Amy Ratcliff, Webster City. Great-grandparents are Vern and Viola ...


Joshua and Bethany Farrell of Brayton are the parents of a son, Benjamin Wayne, born April 6, 2017, weighing 6 lbs. 11oz., 19 inches long. He has two sisters, Miriam, 5, and Rachel, 17 months. Grandparents are Jeff and Sherrill Duffy of Yarmouth and Doug and Lori Farrell of Forest City. ...