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Choral Society, Jive for Five concert set

Fort Dodge Choral Society and Jive for Five! brass quintet will share the joy of Christmas music Sunday, Dec. 15 at First United Methodist Church. The 3 pm concert, entitled "Silent Night" is preceded by a 2 pm reception and the opportunity for audience members to join in singing beloved carols ...

Fifth graders visit club

These Webster City Middle School fifth graders, Izzy Grossoehme, Grace Moothart, Brayden Hart and Sophia Wang, were the guests of the Noon Kiwanis Dec. 3. This group introduced themselves and told about their favorite subject in school, their families and what they want for Christmas. Webster ...

SALT to feature holiday music

The next meeting of the Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) program is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Atrium at South Hamilton High School in Jewell. The event will begin at 9 a.m. with a breakfast social and free blood pressure checks provided. The meeting begins at ...

Short Takes, Dec. 2

Garden club to hold Christmas luncheon The Town and Country Garden Club will meet Wednesday, Dec. 4 at noon at Trinity Lutheran Church for their Christmas luncheon. Storytime for preschoolers Kendall Young Library will be offering Preschool Storytime on Wednesdays every month! This ...

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Walker, Van Diest to marry

Emily Walker of Waverly and Jake Van Diest of Webster City have announced their engagement and plans to marry. Emily is the daughter of Brett and Barb Walker of Waverly. She is program coordinator with Boehringer Ingelheim in Ames. Jake is the son of John and Beth Van Diest of Webster ...

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, ...

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Walker — 95th birthday

Orpha Walker of Webster City will celebrate her 95th birthay on Wednesday, Dec. 11. A card shower is planned in her honor. Cards and greetings may be sent to her at 1401 Wall St., Apr. 209, Webster City, IA 50595. She has four children, Bob (Marilyn) Walker and Jeannette (Doug ...

Ostrems celebrate 50th

An open house is planned in honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Steve and Linda Ostrem. The open house will be held Sunday, Dec. 1 from 2-4 p.m. at Elim Lutheran Church in Randall or cards may be sent to 3124 Tunnel Mill Road, Stratford, IA 50249.

Cooks celebrate 40th

There will be a 40th Anniversary open house on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. In honor of Ron and Kim Cook, of Ellsworth. Ron and Kim were married on June 10, 1979, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Webster City by the Rev. Raymond M. Roden. They are the parents of four children, Jennifer, ...

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 ...

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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, ...