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Maynard C. Beyer

Maynard C. Beyer

May 3, 1927 - March 11, 2019

CLEAR LAKE – Maynard C. Beyer, 91, of Clear Lake, formerly of Garner, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Saturday, March 16, 2019 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Garner with Fr. Jim Dubert and Msgr. John Hemann officiating. Burial will be at Concord Township Cemetery in Garner with military rites by the Garner Veterans Ceremonial Unit.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 P.M., Friday at Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., in Garner with a Scriptural wake service at 4:30 P.M. Visitation will resume one hour prior to services at the church.

Memorials may be directed to St. Boniface Catholic Church or to the donor's charity of choice.

Maynard Charles Beyer, the son of Carl and Barbara (Uthe) Beyer, was born May 3, 1927 at Dows. He attended school at Dows and graduated from Rowan High School in 1944. In July of 1945, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was stationed in Oklahoma and Texas until his honorable discharge in October of 1946. Upon his discharge, he returned home and worked on the family farm until 1950, when he started selling cars at the Ford garage in Belmond. He sold cars until 1956 in Belmond and other dealerships in Dows and Britt. In the fall of 1956, he moved to Rochester, MN where he took the job of Sales Manager for the Ford Auto Company. He later went into a car business partnership with a friend while in Rochester. In August of 1960, he married Ilene Skauge in Rochester, MN. To this union a daughter, Lisa, was born. In 1970, the family moved to Garner where Maynard became sales manager at Iowa Mold Tooling Company and later became vice president of the company. IMT manufactured and sold equipment around the world to some 70 different countries. Maynard did a lot of traveling overseas and went to 42 different countries while working for the company. The extensive traveling provided a lot of interesting and unusual circumstances – some humorous and some difficult! Maynard served on the Board of Directors at IMT for many years. He retired from IMT in October of 1990 and then began working at Stellar Industries in Garner until retiring at the end of 1991. On June 29, 2001, he married Barbara Edelen Zrostlik. They made their home in Clear Lake and wintered in Florida. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and playing cribbage.

He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and the Garner American Legion.

Maynard is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Clear Lake; daughter, Lisa (Don) Johnson of Garner; grandchildren, Blake and Mallory Johnson of Garner; step children, David (Joan) Zrostlik of Garner and Susan (Dennis) Firsching of Mason City; step grandchildren, Nicole Zrostlik (Nate Deprey), Graham Zrostlik (fiancée, Mel Gerecke), Evan (Christine) Zrostlik and Ted Zrostlik; a brother, Melvin (Rosanne) Beyer of Dows; a sister-in-law, Pat (Randy) Judge of Dubuque; a brother-in-law, Chuck (Cindy) Edelen of Lakeville, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Ilene Beyer; an infant brother; a sister, Rosemary; and a brother, Leo. Arrangements are with Cataldo Funeral Home. 641-923-2841

Facebook's ambitions amount to more than chat

Facebook, already the leader in enabling you to share photos, videos and links, now wants to be a force in messaging, commerce, payments and just about everything else you do online.

The company's ambitions harken to how WeChat has become the centerpiece of digital life in China, where people use it to order movie tickets, subway passes, food delivery and rides. If Facebook succeeds in turning its own messaging services into a platform for everything, it could ultimately threaten established services such as Snapchat, Yelp, Venmo, eBay and even Apple and Amazon.

"It's clear that Facebook does have very broad ambitions here," said Bob O'Donnell, president and chief analyst at Technalysis Research. "Their goal is to be the WeChat of everywhere but China."

But Facebook faces numerous hurdles. A key one is restoring user trust, following a string of privacy failures that includes the sharing of personal information from as many as 87 million users with a consulting firm affiliated with Donald Trump's campaign. And any change may cause users to rethink their relationship with Facebook.

"Facebook has a lot of momentum but it's not completely invincible," said Roger Kay, an analyst at Endpoint Technologies Associates. "People came to Facebook for a particular thing. Offer them a different thing, and they're likely to re-evaluate whether they want to be there at all."

After all, Friendster and Myspace came and went as Facebook grew. Yahoo and AltaVista moved over for Google. And remember when AOL was popular, powerful and rich enough to buy the traditional media company Time Warner? Both AOL and Yahoo are now fading brands within Verizon.

After building an advertising-supported service that depends on vacuuming up data on your hobbies, interests and political views, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced last week that Facebook will now emphasize ways for small groups to communicate in a truly private fashion.

This involves scrambling all messages in WhatsApp, Instagram Direct and Messenger so that even Facebook itself can't read them. Facebook will also let messages automatically disappear after a set amount of time, something rival Snapchat already does.

Facebook, Zuckerberg said, will "then build more ways for people to interact on top of that, including calls, video chats, groups, stories, businesses, payments, commerce, and ultimately a platform for many other kinds of private services."

Facebook declined to further elaborate on its ambitions, and a spokeswoman reinforced that it is early in the process. But there are clues in what Chinese tech giant Tencent has already done with WeChat in China. WeChat combines functions that are typically done by separate companies elsewhere — think of Facebook and its messaging services combined with PayPal and Uber. People use WeChat to buy goods in retail stores, split restaurant bills with friends, pay utility bills, donate to charities and hail rides from the Uber-like Didi Chuxing service.

Facebook already lets people send money to other individuals through Messenger in the U.S. and a few other countries and is testing payments through WhatsApp in India. The New York Times reported that Facebook is also developing its own digital currency to make it easier for users to send money to their messaging contacts.

Facebook didn't offer many details on its digital currency endeavors, but said a "new small team" was looking for ways to make use of the type of technology powering bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies.

While the current payment options require linking Facebook to bank accounts or services such as PayPal, a digital currency could potentially work without them. That could appeal to users, especially in Asia and Africa, with limited access to banking services, said Avivah Litan, a Gartner analyst who specializes in security and payments.

And it would solve a key challenge with commerce on phones. Litan said entering credit card details on a phone is cumbersome, and businesses often lose customers before they complete orders. If Facebook can integrate payments into messaging, it can keep users within Facebook and convince advertisers they're more likely to complete sales.

Facebook could also diversify revenue beyond advertising. For instance, it could take a commission, whether for newspaper subscriptions or food deliveries, much as Apple already does with a cut of up to 30 percent for app payments.

Kay said messaging could become one-stop shop for Yelp-like business reviews, OpenTable restaurant reservations, on-demand delivery similar to Uber and a marketplace akin to eBay — the latter being something Facebook already offers on its main app. Amazon might be tougher to challenge, he said, given the company's expertise in delivery logistics, but there might be pieces such as grocery delivery that Facebook can go after.

Nonetheless, potential Facebook rivals need not pack up yet. Zuckerberg's blog read as a manifesto, a list of things he wants to implement, and it's unclear how much will actually get executed, eMarketer analyst Debra Aho Williamson said. She said it's too soon for competitors to start drastically adapting.

"You cannot be blase about anything Facebook says or does," she said. "But I think there is certainly time to see how this all plays out."

Pauline G. Arends

Pauline G. Arends

November 24, 1917 - March 10, 2019

BELMOND, IOWA - Pauline G. Arends, 101, of Belmond and formerly of Alexander, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Rehabilitation Center of Belmond.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Ewing Funeral Home, 111 Luick's Lane South in Belmond. Burial will take place at the Alexander Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Home in Belmond, and will continue one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alexander Library or Belmond Boy Scouts.

Pauline Grace Meinders was born on the Cobus Smith farm east of Belmond to Henry and Pauline (Stadtlander) Meinders on November 24, 1917. She was baptized on November 17, 1918 in the Immanuel Reformed Church by A.H. Woolken. At the age of five, she attended Braner Country School in Pleasant Township. In March, Pauline's family moved five miles north and two and a half miles east to a farm northwest of Meservey. She completed Heidelberg Catechism in April of 1935. Pauline graduated from Meservery Consolidated School in May 1935. Follwing her father's death in 1937, the family moved to Belmond. She worked at Peterson Café in Belmond then as a cook at the Steele Memorial Hospital. She also worked for Selma Griesy.

On March 15, 1947, Pauline was united in marriage to Orville Arends at the Alexander Reformed Parsonage by Pastor Roskamp. They started their life together on the Arends family farm west of Alexander. Pauline had frugally saved $800 from her $3.75 a week jobs and bought eight acres adjoining the Arends farm instead of going on a honeymoon.

Pauline was a member of Alexander Reformed Church. She portrayed Betsy Ross for Memorial Day programs at the Belmond School, was a VFW charter member in Belmond, life member of American Legion of Latimer, President of Alexander Cemetery Society, and helped organize the Kitchen Klatter Band. She was active in the Alexander Variety Shows. Pauline enjoyed trips to Las Vegas, Alexander Library coffees and loved playing cards. In her spare time, she made quilts and afghans. She loved taking lunch to the field in the big white van.

Orville and Pauline celebrated 50 years together on March 15, 1997.

Surviving are her two children Roy (Jeanie) Arends of Alexander and Marilyn Arends of West Des Moines; granddaughter Kelly (Joe) Pratt of Germany, grandsons Andrew Arends of Alexander and Jonathan Arends of Kingsville, Missouri; two great-grandsons Nicholas Pratt of Germany and Sebachtion Arends of Kingsville, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Orville in 1997, siblings Alfred Meinders, Clara Harken, Marvin Meinders, Henrietta Vierkant, and Verbena Friesleben, and many nieces and nephews., Ewing Funeral Home, 111 Luick's Lane South, Belmond, Iowa 50421, 641-444-3248

Mason City Police Department arrests, March 12

03/12/19 12:04 MC1901010 OWI; TS Arr Sparks, Douglas 321J.2 - OPERATING WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE

03/12/19 15:40 MC1901013 HARASSMENT Arr Schneider, Matthew 708.7 - HARASSMENT - 1ST DEGREE -- Threaten Forcible

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Cerro Gordo County Sheriff calls, March 12

03/12/19 23:17 SO1909743 PARTRIDGE AVE / 105TH ST, SHEFFIELD Jail/Inmate/Other Transport

03/12/19 22:44 SO1909740 MM 183 I 35N Traffic Stop Vehicle

03/12/19 22:23 SO1909735 MM 182 I 35N Traffic Stop Vehicle

03/12/19 21:57 SO1909734 MM 187 I 35N Traffic Stop Vehicle

03/12/19 17:48 SO1909702 240TH ST / ZINNIA AVE, NORA SPRINGS Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Other

03/12/19 16:11 SO1909683 17262 LARK AVE, MASON CITY, IA 50401 Warrant arrest

03/12/19 15:42 SO1909678 17262 LARK AVE, MASON CITY, IA 50401 Warrant arrest

03/12/19 12:31 SO1909656 21357 295TH ST, PLYMOUTH, IA 50464 Damaged Property-Not Criminal

Photos: Winnebago Industries throughout the years in Forest City, North Iowa

03/12/19 09:48 SO1909643 15450 DODGE AVE, CLEAR LAKE, IA Burglary

03/12/19 08:21 SO1909637 300 Elm Av SW, Mitchellville, IA 50169 Mitchellville Jail/Inmate/Other Transport

03/12/19 06:08 SO1909628 5TH ST SE / S MASSACHUSETTS AVE, MASON CITY Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Other

03/12/19 05:45 SO1909626 15387 NORTH ST, MASON CITY, IA 50401 MASON CITY Suspicious Person/Vehicle/Other

03/12/19 05:32 SO1909625 325TH ST / BALSAM AVE, FERTILE Motorist Assist

03/12/19 01:56 SO1909616 12TH ST SE / S FEDERAL AVE, MASON CITY Traffic Stop Vehicle

Photos: Looking back, Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa

C. Burke Haberkamp

C. Burke Haberkamp

July 10, 1929 - March 11, 2019

GARNER – C. Burke Haberkamp, 89, of Garner passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Monday, March 18th at the Garner United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Evans officiating. Burial will be at Concord Township Cemetery in Garner with military rites by the Garner Veterans Ceremonial Unit.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 P.M., Sunday at Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., in Garner and will resume one hour prior to services at the church.

Memorials may be directed to the Garner United Methodist Church.

Clayton Burke Haberkamp, the son of Verner and Marie (Burke) Haberkamp, was born July 10, 1929 in Mason City. He attended the rural schools of Hancock County and graduated from Garner High School in 1948. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict in the ammunition depot. After being honorably discharged he returned to Garner working at Asa's and Bill's DX Station. On October 18, 1958 he married Muriel McMullin at Grace Lutheran Church in Hanlontown. They made their home in Garner where they raised their two sons, Phil and Charles. Burke worked at Northern Natural Gas as an oiler and shift operator until his retirement in 1993 after 37 years of employment. Burke also worked as a handy-man around Garner doing repair work and painting. He enjoyed woodworking, making furniture, fixing chairs, spending time with his family and traveling.

He was a member of the Garner United Methodist Church where he served as an usher and soundman for many years. He also belonged to the Garner VFW and American Legion. Burke was an assistant Boy Scout Leader for many years and was awarded the Outstanding Citizen of Garner in 2002.

Burke is survived by his wife, Muriel, of Garner; two sons, Phil (Avis) Haberkamp of Northwood and Charles Haberkamp of Cedar Rapids; three grandchildren, Jeremy Koster, Chad Koster and Jennifer Bounnakhom; great grandchildren, Lacey Olsen, Jacob (Megan) Koster, Austin Koster, Hunter Koster and Tiffany Bounnakhom; his brother, Harlan (Virginia) Haberkamp of Britt; a sister, Mary Eisenmann of Waunakee, WI; many nieces and nephews; and grand dog, Chloe.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gene Haberkamp; sister, Susan Myers; sister, Nancy Jass; brother-in-law, LeRoy Eisenmann; nephew, Scott Jass; and a niece, Cindy Jass. Arrangements are with Cataldo Funeral Home. 641-923-2841

Daniel Lee Mumby

Daniel Lee Mumby

MASON CITY - Daniel Lee Mumby, 75, of Mason City, died on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, March 16, 2019, at First United Methodist Church, 119 South Georgia. A visitation will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N Pennsylvania Ave. Memorials can be made out to the family of Daniel Mumby. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-423-0924.

Jenny Ann Ringham

Jenny Ann Ringham

CLEAR LAKE - Jenny Ann Ringham, 66, of Clear Lake, died on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at her home. Services will be at a later date. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-423-0924

Norma Jean Howell

Norma Jean Howell

Norma Jean Howell, 90, of Mason City, Iowa, passed away peacefully on February 28th, 2019 at her daughters home in Maryville, TN surrounded by family.

A memorial service for Norma Howell will be held on Saturday, March 16th at 2:00 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church located at 815 North Kentucky Ave. in Mason City, Iowa.