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Children’s Choirs to hold Virtual Winter Concert

COVID-19 has changed the singing landscape. When schools shut down and playgrounds closed, Ames Children’s Choirs (ACC) continued to meet virtually and expanded its rehearsals from once per week to twice per week. When all else fails, singing prevails. In May, 2020, ACC ended their season ...

Pastor celebrates 10 years at WC church

Rev. Craig Blaufuss has completed a decade of ministry to the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Webster City. He and his wife Vicki began ministry at the church Oct. 1, 2010. The congregation celebrated with a "cupcake walkthrough" after the outdoor service Sunday morning, Sept. ...

Rotary hears program on 4-H Foundation

The Noon Webster City Rotary Club met Monday, Aug. 10 at the Briggs Woods Conference Center for an in-person meeting. Members of the Main Street Morning and the Noon Kiwanis clubs were special invited guests. The Rotary program host for the day was Dean Bowden, who introduced Emily ...

Free, online food preservation course offered

AMES – Your spring gardens are flourishing with wonderful produce. Preserving your garden’s summer bounty is a great way to enjoy home-grown produce year round – as long as you don’t serve food borne illness, like botulism, with your home preserved foods, say nutrition and wellness ...

Weddings and Engagements | VIEW ALL

Klaver, Till to marry

Trevor Klaver of Irving Texas and Mallory Till of Bettendorf are engaged and plan to marry on August 8, 2020 in Davenport. Parents of the couple are Barry and Kristen Klaver of Kamrar and Terry and Mandy Till of Bettendorf. Trevor is a graduate of Northeast Hamilton and Iowa State ...

Klaver, Till to marry

Trevor Klaver of Irving Texas and Mallory Till of Bettendorf are engaged and plan to marry on August 8, 2020 in Davenport. Parents of the couple are Barry and Kristen Klaver of Kamrar and Terry and Mandy Till of Bettendorf. Trevor is a graduate of Northeast Hamilton and Iowa State ...

Heinrichs, Miller to marry

Nicole Heinrichs and Jackson Miller, both of Altoona, are engaged and plan to marry July 18 in Altoona. Parents of the couple are Mike and Alice Heinrichs of Webster City, and Dan and Denise Miller of Red Oak. Nicole is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and is a science teacher ...

Mensing, Tharp to marry

Brianne Mensing and Matt Tharp, both of Minneapolis, Minnesota, are engaged and plan to marry July 25 in Ritchfield, Minnesota. Parents of the couple are David and Debra Mensing of Bloomington, Minnesota, and Brad and Julie Tharp of Webster City. Brianne is a graduate of Bloomington ...

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Cues celebrate 77 years

Marie and Glenn Cue, Webster City, will celebrate their 77th wedding anniversary on Friday, Dec. 4. They were married in a ceremony at the Methodist Church in Dow City, Iowa, while Glenn was home on a short leave from the Navy. The wedding couple, family, and friends were all then invited to ...

Luppes — 90th birthday

Johnnie Luppes Jr. of Blairsburg will celebrate his 90th birthday on Friday, Nov. 20. His family is hosting a card shower in his honor. Cards of congratulations will reach him at 2501 Des Moines St., Apt. 503, Webster City, IA 50595. His family includes his wife, Sharon; daughter ...

Schumacher — 50th anniversary

In celebration of Dennis and Rita Schumacher’s 50th wedding anniversary on Nov.14, their children would like to honor them with a card shower. Family and friends are invited to send a card or greeting. Please mail cards to: 426 Prairie Way, Wrightstown, WI 54180.

Trueblood —70th anniversary

Dick and Pat Trueblood of Webster City were married Nov. 2, 1950 in the chapel of the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Dodge. Dick and Pat have enjoyed many years of wintering in Sun City, Arizona after retiring from owning Jiffy Plumbing, Heating and A/C in Webster City. Their family ...

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Anderson

Shawn and Tori Anderson of Webster City are the parents of a daughter, Emmersyn Faith Kaye Anderson, bornMarch 5, 2020 at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion. She weighed 6 lbs., 7.9 oz. and has three siblings — Nathan, 7, Kinsley, 4, and Phoenix, 1. Grandparents are Deb Wyllie, Webster ...

McKinley

Eric and Janea McKinley, Webster City, are the parents of a son, Leighton Kevin McKinley, born Dec. 22, 2019 at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion. He weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz. Leighton joins older siblings Lean, 6, and Landry, 3.

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, ...