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Reader of the Week
 02.08.16

The Friends of the Library Reader of the Week is Brooklyn Benson, 9. She has a brother, Zane, and a sister, Ava.

Brooklyn enjoys reading, swimming, soccer, gymnastics and playing with her brother and sister.

Her favorite author is Mary Pope Osborne who writes the Magic Tree House Series. For more information about the Reader of the Week program, contact the Children’s Room at the Mason City Public Library at 641-421-3671.


What's coming
 02.08.16

THE MASON CITY YMCA will offer free Tai Chi classes led by local expert Glen Hepker. Classes are 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 


Records
Club notes
 02.08.16

The American Legion Clausen-Worden Post #101 — will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at the VFW, 1603 S. Monroe Ave., Mason City. For more information call Adjutant Larry Montgomery at 641-423-6758.

The Mason City Noon Lions Club — will meet at noon Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Club Room at HyVee East, Mason City. Guest speaker will be Edi Blanchard from the MacNider Art Museum.

The VFW Auxiliary — will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Post Home, 1603 S. Monroe Ave., Mason City.

The North Central Iowa Genealogical Society — will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Clear Lake Public Library meeting room. The program is titled, "Orphan Trains," which made stops in north central Iowa. Genealogical Society member Rod Hungerford will discuss the history of the Orphan Trains and what happened to some of the children who found homes here.


Obituaries
Claude 'Sparky' Gore, Mason City
 02.08.16

MASON CITY — Claude “Sparky” Gore, 90, of Mason City, formerly of Glenville, Minnesota, died Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Good Shepherd Health Care Center in Mason City.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at First Lutheran Church in Glenville, Minnesota. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home, Albert Lea, Minnesota, 507-373-4330, www.bayviewfuneral.com.


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Obituaries
Clinton Harold Beggs, Mason City
 02.08.16

Clinton Harold Beggs

MASON CITY — Clinton “Clint” Harold Beggs, 74, of Mason City, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at his home.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Fullerton Funeral Home, 123 Second St. S.E., Mason City, 641-423-8676, www.Fullertonfh.com.

Online condolences may be left at www.fullertonfh.com.


Obituaries
Donald J. Kreimeyer, Hampton
 02.08.16

HAMPTON — Donald J. Kreimeyer, 83, of Hampton, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Franklin General Hospital in Hampton.

Funeral services are pending with the Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton, 641-456-3232, www.sietsemavogelfuneralhomes.com.


Obituaries
Marilyn D. (Nelson) Bjornsen, Crystal Lake
 02.08.16

CRYSTAL LAKE — Marilyn D. (Nelson) Bjornsen, 81, formerly of Crystal Lake and Decorah, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at the I.O.O.F. Home in Mason City.

Memorial graveside services will be held at Crystal Township Cemetery in Crystal Lake at a later date.

Ewing Funeral Chapel, 178 Center St. W., Britt, 641-843-3839, www.ewingfh.com.


Obituaries
Wesley Rowcliffe, Osage
 02.08.16

OSAGE — Wesley Rowcliffe, 58, of Osage, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Faith Lutheran Home in Osage.

Services are pending at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage, 641-732-3706, www.champion-bucheitfuneralhome.com.


Obituaries
Carroll A. Nelson, Osage
 02.08.16

OSAGE — Carroll A. Nelson, 81, of rural Osage, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at his home.

Services are pending at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage, 641-732-3706, www.champion-bucheitfuneralhome.com.


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Funerals Monday, Feb. 8
 02.08.16

ELLINGSON, Sheryl E. I, 82, Osage, 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Osage.

LAAGE, Elizabeth "Libby," 25, Fenton, 11 a.m. at Lotts Creek Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Lone Rock.

PARKER, Kenneth Wilbur "Mike," 91, Marble Rock, 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Marble Rock.

SACHEN, Michael "Mike" H., 65, Mason City, 1 p.m. at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, Mason City.

SEGERSTROM, Muriel J., 87, of Forest City, memorial service at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Forest City.

SPILLMAN, Alice, 89, of Mason City, 1:30 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Mason City.

TERHARK, Bradley, 48, Dakota City, Nebraska, formerly Kanawha, 10:30 a.m. at Wright Christian Reformed Church, Kanawha.

WEINER, Francis "Frank," 87, Nora Springs, 10:30 a.m. at Holy Name Catholic Church, Rockford.

WONSMOS, Dorothy J., 78, Clear Lake, gathering of friends and family, noon-1 p.m. at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake.


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Funerals Tuesday, Feb. 9
 02.09.16

CHAPMAN, Ron, 74, of Clarion, memorial service at 6 p.m. at Ewing Funeral Home, Clarion.

GERDES, Leota M., 96, Garner, 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Woden.

HAUSER, Connie Rae, 65, of North Liberty, 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City.

HOEFT, Jillian J., 34, Fertile, 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Forest City.

HOFFMAN, Jason, 40, of Ruthven, formerly of Algona, 10:30 a.m. at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Algona.


Calendars
Daily Calendar Monday, Feb. 8
 02.08.16

MEETINGS

CHARLES CITY — The Floyd County Board of Supervisors will hold a workshop meeting at 9 a.m. at the county courthouse.

CLARION — The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Community School Board will meet at 6 p.m. 

CLARION — The Wright County Board of Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. at the county courthouse.

CLEAR LAKE — The North Iowa Area Council of Governments will meet at 7 p.m. at Bennigan's Grill, 2023 Highway 18, Clear Lake.

GARNER — The Hancock County Board of Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. at the county courthouse.

HAMPTON — The Franklin County Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the county courthouse.

MANLY — The Central Springs Community School Board will meet at 6 p.m. at the Central Springs High School library.

MASON CITY — The Mason City Airport Commission will meet at 4 p.m. in the Joni E. Dunn meeting room, second floor, Terminal Building.

MASON CITY — The River City Barbershop Chorus will meet from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at The Music Man Square on South Pennsylvania Avenue. For more information call 641-380-0406.

NORTHWOOD — The Worth County Board of Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. at the county courthouse.

NORTHWOOD — The Northwood City Council will meet at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

ST. ANSGAR — The St. Ansgar Community School Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the high school media center.

EVENTS

MASON CITY — Cribbage will be played at 9 a.m. at the Mason City Senior Activity Center.

MASON CITY — The Mason City Senior Activity Center will hold Monday night "500" from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the center. It is open to the public. The cost is $1 per member and $2 per non-members. Prizes will be awarded and treats provided.

MASON CITY — The Mason City Senior Activity Center, 326 Fourth St. N.E., will hold public bingo today. Early birds will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular session at 7 p.m.


Records
Marriage licenses
 02.08.16

Cerro Gordo County

Brittany Nichole Marchant, 21, Mason City, and Jessie Paul Cooper, 23, Mason City.

Donald Eugene Pittman, 47, Thornton, and Beth Ann Galli, 38, Thornton.

Melissa Elaine Paulus, 31, Mason City, and Jeremy Joseph Lessor, 36, Mason City.

Wendell Kurt Best, 43, Ames, and Christa Renee Ostendorf, 47, Grafton.

Kevin William Pope, 37, Mason City, and Abby Margaret Kelley, 36, Rock Falls.

Coleman Hart Younger, 27, Nora Springs, and Kaci Jo Dannen, 25, Mason City.

Angela Marie DiMarco, 27, Mason City, and Patrick John Letscher, 37, Mason City.

Dillon Ray Morton, 22, Clear Lake, and Olga Mary Galecki, 20, Clear Lake.

Seth Joseph Nelson, 26, Madison, Wisconsin, and Madison Leigh Craw, 26, Madison, Wisconsin.

Jonathan Mark Bryant, 59, Clear Lake, and Jodi Marie Leal, 44, Charles City.

Michael Eugene Williams, 27, Auburn, Illinois, and Cayla Victoria Livingston, 24, Mason City.

Norris Odell Hughes Jr., 29, Clear Lake, and Samantha Jo Lindemann, 27, Clear Lake.

Amy Marie McAlister, 40, Mason City, and Anthony John Leichtnam, 37, Mason City.

Dominick Jon Beach, 39, Mason City, and Sara Jean Ramon, 25, Mason City.

Hope Marie Stone, 20, Mason City, and David Robert Linden, 21, Mason City.