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All-new VDMC gift shop opens

The all-new Van Diest Medical Center gift shop is now open for business. Members of the hospital auxiliary gathered Monday morning to kick off the grand opening of the shop, located just inside the main entrance of the hospital. The gift shop is a division of Van Diest Medical Center ...

‘Know Pain, Know Gain’ program set for Wednesday

“Know Pain, Know Gain,” a free program to empower people to utilize knowledge, sleep, movement, and goals to reduce pain and improve quality of life. Dr. Nicholas Maiers from Des Moines University will be sharing evidence, expertise, and his passion for reducing pain through practical ...

Donation to Meals on Wheels

Doug Follmann, Town & Country Insurance Agency Manager presented a check to Mary Long, secretary-treasurer of the Webster City Meals on Wheels program in the amount of $250.

New Naval aviator

1st Lt. Christopher G.A. Tasler, USMC, from Webster City, was winged an unrestricted Naval Aviator on Aug. 9, 2019. He was designated as Naval Aviator #34911 and will be heading off to Miramar, California to fly the CH-53E. Tasler is pictured center with family members.

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Sogard, Schultz to marry

Jennifer Sogard and Alexander Schultz, both of Webster City, have announced their engagement and plans to marry. Parents of the couple are Kevin Sogard of Webster City and the late Debora Sogard, Joan and Mark Glandler of Cedar Grove, Wis., and the late Howard Schultz, Duncombe. The ...

Trausch, Baker to wed

Michael James Trausch and Brittany Lauren Baker, both of Holland, Iowa, have announced their engagement and plans to marry on June 15. Parents of the bride are Dorothy and Fred Baker. The groom’s parents are Jill and Robert Trausch Sr. of Webster City. His grandparents are Judy and James ...

Stoneburner, Jenkins to wed

Kaeleen Jenkins and Shane Stoneburner have announced their engagement and plans for a June wedding. Parents of the couple are Donna Jenkins of Webster City and Tom and Jeanne Stoneburner of Dayton. Frances Jenkins of Stratford is the grandmother of the bride and Opal Heun and Barbara May, ...

Hunter, Hinrichs exchange vows

Matthew Hunter and Melanie Hinrichs of Peoria, Arizona were united in marriage on Oct. 20, 2018 in an outdoor ceremony in Scottsdale, Arizona, with a reception at the Andaz Resort and Spa. Kerryn Oliver, aunt of the bride, officiated the ceremony. The bride’s parents are are Kenyon ...

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Birkestrands celebrate 50th

Ronald and Kathleen Birkestrand of Webster City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 22. Ronald Birkestrand and Kathleen Koolhof were married at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Webster City on Aug. 22, 1969. A card shower is planned in their honor. Cards and ...

Fletchalls celebrate 60th

Loran and Jo Fletchall of Webster City will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 16. Loran Fletchall and Jo Gauley exchanged vows on a very warm August day in 1959 at the United Methodist Church in Sheffield. They have two children, Mike Fletchall of Springfield, Missouri, and ...

Cordes — 90th birthday

Nadine Cordes is celebrating her 90th birthday. A reception will be on Sunday August 18, from 2-4pm. To be held at Southfield Assisted Living, 2414 S Des Moines St. Webster City. Cards may be sent to Unit 3 at that address. Her children are hosting the reception and request no gifts, ...

Doolittles celebrate 50th

Pam and Dennis Doolittle of Webster City are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 9. Dennis Doolittle and Pamela Holt were united in marriage on August 9th, 1969, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Williams. A card shower is planned in their honor. Cards may be sent to them at ...

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Magdaleno

Efrain and Elizabeth Magdaleno, Webster City are the parents of a son, Alexis Caleb Magdaleno, born April 11, 2019 at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion. He has four siblings, Adriano, Jonathon, Magdiel and Angel. Grandparents are Rigoberto and Mo de la Luz Magdaleno of Mexico and Graciela ...

Pelz

Amanda Fawcett and Michael Pelz, of Stratford, are the parents of a baby boy, Adison Jack Pelz, born on February 18, 2018 at Iowa Specialty Hospital. Adison has five siblings, Peyton, 12, Connor, 10, Xander, 8, Daxton, 6, and Lily, 4. Grandparents are Dana and Craig Graham, Webster City, ...

McGuire

Zackery and Emily McGuire, Webster City, are the parents of a baby boy, Zackery Zane, born on February 7, 2018 at Van Diest Medical Center. Grandparents are David and Sheila McGuire of Webster City, Ruth and Dean Metz of Clinton, and Michael and Jackie Adair of Clinton. Great grandparents ...

Pruismann

Alex and Kacey Pruismann, Blairsburg, are the parents of a baby boy, Hal Perry, born on February 2, 2018 at Iowa Specialty Hospital. Hal weighed 9 lbs. and 5 oz. He joins siblings Lovie, age 9, Elsie, age 6, Paeslie, age 4, and Sunnie, age 2. Grandparents are Marlin and Kathy Pruismann, ...