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Pratt - Koster Eng

Pratt — Koster

Kelly Pratt and Jeff Koster announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Kelly is the daughter of Beverly Forbes and the late Dennis Pratt. The groom is the son of Ron Koster and the late Judy Koster. Kelly is a graduate of East Marshall High School and is currently employed as a dietary ...

Knight — Scurr

Knight — Scurr

Erinn Knight and Blake Scurr announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the couple are Keith and Carol Knight, of Moline, Ill., and Connie Scurr, of Grinnell, and Joe Scurr, of Gilman. The bride-elect is a 2011 graduate of Moline High School and a 2015 graduate of the ...


Roseland — Miller

Lori Ann Roseland and Justin Ross Miller announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Lori is the daughter of Tim and Deleana Roseland, of Gilman, and Justin is the son of Jerry and the late Sharon Miller, of Streeter, N.D. Lori is a 2013 graduate of East Marshall High School and a 2016 ...


Johnston — Risius

Lester and Beverly Risius, of Marshalltown, and Walter and Debra Johnston, of Mechanicsville, wish to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Adam Risius and Rebecca Johnston. The couple is planning a July wedding at Grace Community Church, North Liberty.

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Tigges — 70th

Delmar and Margaret Tigges will celebrate 70 years of marriage on June 4, 2017. They were married in Van Cleve in a candlelight ceremony after a thunderstorm moved through the area knocking out power. The Tigges lived on their dairy farm south of Melbourne until moving to Des Moines about 10 ...


Berthusen — 50th

Stanley and Vivian (Thede) Berthusen will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 27. They were married in Gladbrook on May 27, 1967. To celebrate, they will be traveling to Niagara Falls, Boston and Maine this summer with their son, Andy, daughter-in-law, Chie, and granddaughter, ...


Gould — 90th

Dorothy Gould will celebrate her milestone 90th birthday on May 18. Gould, who grew up in Ferguson, has been a Marshalltown resident since 1947 when she married Wilbur (Dib) Gould. She has one daughter, Amy Thomsen, of Urbandale; two grandchildren, Troy Thomsen, of Altoona, and Michelle ...

Vannatta —50th

Vannatta — 50th

Chuck and Karen Vannatta will celebrate 50 years of marriage May 20. Chuck Vannatta, of Marshalltown, and Karen Hauser, of LaMoille, were united in marriage May 20, 1967, at Watertown Baptist Church in East Moline, Ill. They will celebrate with a private family dinner along with their son ...

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VFW Auxiliary advocates help for veterans

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of Post 839 and Post members met on Tuesday and served a meal for Phoebe Hermanson and her family as the Patriotic Pen third place winner at state level. Jerry Black presented her the check from the Department Post. The meeting started at 6:45 p.m. There ...

These Marshalltown High School students performed for the Starpha women’s group at the Orpheum Theater on May 16. Pictured from left, are Ma Tway, Isabella Pedersen, Nick Cooper and Phoebe Osgood.

­MHS students perform for Starpha

Four Marshalltown High School students visited a luncheon for the local women’s group Starpha and provided entertainment during a meeting held on May 16 at the Orpheum’s Black Box Theater. Students Ma Tway, Isabella Pedersen, Nick Cooper and Phoebe Osgood performed for the Starpha group ...

Fifth grade students were honored at the Youth Appreciation Luncheon by the Noon Optimists. Pictured front row (left to right): Esmeralda Chavez Gomez; Aylin Gonzalez; Kout Kout Paw; Stephanie Lizarde; Claire Bohan; Layla Buschbom; Naomi Lucht; back row: ThaJMo; Jose Rico; Jose Garcia; Julian Yepez; Jacob Thiessen; Jacob Gudith; Ian Meyer; Johnathan Edel; Isaac Rico Nunez. Absent (not pictured): Alendra Ramirez.

Noon Optimists honor students and parents Youth Appreciation Luncheon

The Noon Optimist Club of Marshalltown met at the Marshalltown Public Library on May 11 for the Club’s annual Youth Appreciation Luncheon, whereby the club recognizes outstanding fifth grade students throughout Marshall County. The meeting opened with an Optimist Creed video. Noon Optimist ...

Arlene Selby was presented Honorary Membership into the Marshalltown Rotary Club. Selby has shared her music with the club since 1994.

Iowa’s penal system topic of discussion at Rotary

After some fine dining at Elmwood Country Club, Dennis Drager rang the bell to get the May 16 Marshalltown Rotary meeting under way. John Fink led in prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. Carol Hibbs, Mark Osmundson, Mary Giese and Bob Moore introduced guests. Guests included Unity Point President ...