KIMBALLTON -- Ashley Brown and Jeff Hambrecht both of West Des Moines were married on April 22, 2017 at the Cottonwood  Barn in Kimballton. The bride’s uncle Dr. Dennis Knudsen performed the 4 p.m. double ring ceremony.    Parents of the bride are Rick and Jo Brown, Harlan. Parents of the groom...
    DEFIANCE -- The family of Richard “Dick” Ahrenholtz is hosting an open house to celebrate Dick’s 80th birthday on Sunday, August 6 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Defiance. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.
    HARLAN -- Cletus and Mary Jane Gubbels of Harlan will mark their 50th wedding anniversary on August 5. Their two daughters are planning a card shower in their honor. Cards will reach them if sent to 1306 Lincoln Ave., Harlan, IA 51537.
    MISSOURI VALLEY -- Ruth Marie (Eckermann) Barker of Missouri Valley will celebrate her 90th birthday on Saturday, August 5 at an open house from 2-4 p.m. at 806 Grove in Missouri Valley. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.    The celebration will be hosted by her children and...
Ryan Fahn and Marcie Stevenson
    TORONTO, IA -- Marcie Stevenson and Ryan Fahn both of Grimes will wed on September 16 at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Toronto.    Parents of the couple are Terry and Mary Stevenson, Wheatland, IA; and Jamie and Mary Fahn, Portsmouth.
Travis Peters and Regina Reinig
PORTSMOUTH -- Thomas and Denise Reinig of Portsmouth announce the engagement of their daughter, Regina to Travis Peters both of Ames. Travis is the son of Tony and Pat Peters, Cedar Falls.    The couple will exchange marriage vows on August 5 at St. Mary Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in...
Nancy and Arlin Sorensen
HARLAN -- Arlin and Nancy Sorensen of Harlan marked their 40th wedding anniversary on July 16. Their family includes son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Megan, Harlan; daughter, Laurie, Omaha; and four grandchildren.
PORTSMOUTH -- The family of Robert Grote of Portsmouth is requesting a card shower in honor of his 95th birthday on July 31. Cards will reach him if sent to Box 56, Portsmouth, IA 51565.    Robert is a retired Portsmouth postmaster.
Richard Plagman and Emily Zanke
    Emily Zanke and Richard Plagman both of Philadelphia, PA plan to exchange marriage vows on September 16.    Parents of the couple are Jim and Elaine Zanke, Sterling Heights, MI; and Bob and Colette Plagman, Shelby.
Bill and Bernadine Hardisty
AVOCA -- Bill and Bernadine Hardisty of Avoca will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 30. Their family is planning a card shower in their honor. Cards will reach them if sent to 317 East Jaycee Street, Avoca, IA 51521.    Their family includes Lance and Marilyn Hardisty, Council...




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