Milestones

Moore - Showalter
Moore - Showalter
Moore - Showalter Tia Moore and Austin Showalter were united in marriage on July 5, 2014 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Richmond, IA. A reception followed at the Holiday Inn in Coralville. Tia is the daughter of Mike and Elaine Moore of Washington, IA. Austin is the son of Dave and Cathy Showalter of Cedar Rapids. The couple honeymooned in Barbados. They currently reside in North Liberty.
West - Abbott
West - Abbott
West - Abbott Lauren West and Josh Abbott were united in marriage on May 25, 2014, in Rochester, MN. Parents of the couple are Garth & Jane West of Rochester, MN and Bob & Sally Abbott of Cedar Rapids, IA. Lauren graduated from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN with a BA in Human Resource Management. Josh is an Electrical Engineering and Physics student at Iowa State University and will graduate this December. The couple met while attending Bethel University.
Read - Sebers
Read - Sebers
Read - Sebers Katherine Elizabeth Read and Benjamin Allan Sebers were wed May 24, 2014 at the Museum of Art in Cedar Rapids. Parents of the couple are Thomas and Elizabeth Read of Cedar Rapids and Donald and Joan Gray of Central City. Elizabeth Read and Joan Gray officiated the ceremony. Benjamin and Katherine graduated from Cornell College. Ben received his MBA from the University of Iowa MBA Program and is now employed by Transamerica. Katherine is currently attending the University of Iowa Master's Program in Health Administration and Public Health. The couple resides in Cedar Rapids.
Weisinger - Jaeger
Weisinger - Jaeger
Weisinger - Jaeger Brittany Ann Weisinger and Dustin Michael Jaeger were united in marriage on November 9, 2013 at the Celebration Farm, Iowa City, IA. Parents of the couple are Bruce and Michele Weisinger of Marion, IA and Joseph and Lisa Jaeger of Manchester, IA. Dustin is employed with Phillipson Masonry and Concrete in Manchester. Brittany is an Occupational Therapist with ONR Inc. The couple currently reside in Manchester.
Fagle - Wolf
Fagle - Wolf
Fagle - Wolf Jessica Fagle and Colin Wolf were married on June 14th, 2014 at the Fagle Family Farm. The wedding party featured nieces and nephews of the bride, Greyson and Giana Grindle and Mitchell and McKinze Fagle. Jessica is the daughter of Dennis and Christy Fagle of Marion. Colin is the son of Lee and Sue Wolf of Hiawatha, and Deb and Pat Roberts of Grand Rapids, MI. Following the ceremony, the couple celebrated with friends and family at Toddville Legion Hall. The couple will reside on the Fagle Family Farm in Marion.
Dodd - Niedert
Dodd - Niedert
Dodd - Niedert Phil and Susan Niedert of Sumner announce the engagement of their daughter Molly Niedert to Jason Dodd, son of Ken and Doreen Dodd of Hiawatha. Ms. Niedert graduated from Sumner Fredericksburg High School in 2006, North Iowa Area Community College in 2008 and Iowa Wesleyan College in 2010, and is employed by Unity Point Health in Cedar Rapids. Mr. Dodd graduated from Mason City High School in 1997 and North Iowa Area Community College in 1999 and is a Certified Locksmith at Emerson Specialty Hardware and Locksmith in Cedar Rapids. Vows will be exchanged on August 16, 2014 in Sumner.
Havlik-Lough
Havlik-Lough
Havlik - Lough Heather Michelle Havlik and Daniel James Lough were married May 10, 2014, at Celebration Farms in Iowa City, IA, where both the ceremony and reception were held. Pastor Becky High officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Michael Havlik and Tracy Whitford. The groom is the son of Kenneth and Maureen Lough. The bride is employed at McGladrey, LLP as a Client Resource Center Lead and the groom is employed at T&K Roofing and Sheet Metal as a Project Manager/Estimator. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii, where they visited the Big Island and Oahu. The newlyweds reside in Marion.
Pudil Merritt - Olinger
Pudil Merritt - Olinger
Pudil Merritt - Olinger Corina Pudil Merritt and Michael Olinger, of Marion, were married April 2, 2014 in Koloa, Kauai. The couple were married at sunset on Shipwrecks Beach in Poipu, and honeymooned in Kauai and at Waikiki Beach, Oahu. Corina is the daughter of JoAnn Mann of Ely and the late Brian Pudil. She works as a marketing manager at GoDaddy in Hiawatha. Michael is the son of Dianne Olinger of Toddville and the late Richard Olinger. He works as a manager/ funeral director at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Marion.
Brandt - Biederman
Brandt - Biederman
Brandt - Biederman Emily Brandt and Tim Biederman were married on May 31, 2014 at the Dysart United Methodist Church. Emily's parents are Tom and Pam Brandt of Dysart, IA and Tim's parents are Marjean and the late Phil Biederman of Osage. Maid of honor was Emily's sister, Lacey Brandt. Bridesmaids included: Lauren Powell, Ashley Quint, Tiffany Hach, Briar Bennett, Jessica Brandt, and Haley Flores. Best man was Tim's friend Nathan Johnson. Groomsmen included: Mark Gisleson, Kyle Kappmeyer, Kyle Rhinehart, and the groom's brothers, Andrew, Thomas, and Matthew. Ushers were the bride's brothers Will and Dillon Brandt and the groom's cousin John Hubbard.
Introducing the new Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Rydstrom
Introducing the new Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Rydstrom
Introducing the new Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Rydstrom Madison Atwood and Ryan Rydstrom said "I do" on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Hotel Riu Palace, Riviera Maya, Mexico. A local reception was held on June 27th at the Shores Event Center. Madison is an induction coach with the Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids. She received her bachelors in mathematics education from the University of Iowa and is pursuing her masters in Educational Leadership from UNI. She is the daughter of Tim and Claire Atwood of Marion, IA. Ryan is an assistant principal at Prairie Point Middle School. Ryan received his bachelors in science education from the University of Iowa, and then his masters from UNI in Educational Leadership. He is the son of Carman Rydstrom of Clear Lake, IA.The couple met while teaching together at Prairie Point. They have a home in Cedar Rapids, where they enjoy entertaining friends and spending time with their two dogs, Big Mike (a weimaraner) and Penny (a miniature dachshund).