Weddings and Engagements

English — Schmidt

Marita English and Donald Schmidt, both of Fort Dodge, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Jim and Susan English, of Clare, and the late Kenneth and Donna Schmidt, of Barnum. An Aug. 17, 2019, wedding is planned. English is a 1995 graduate of Saint Edmond High School and is an ...

Bush — Engler

Amanda Bush and John Engler, both of Fort Dodge, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Joe and Jill Bush and Mike and Helaine Engler, all of Fort Dodge. A June 22 wedding is planned in Fort Dodge. Bush is a 2012 graduate of Manson Northwest Webster in Manson. She received her bachelor’s ...

Hanson — Nelson

Melissa Hanson of Duncombe and Cameron Nelson of Fort Dodge are engaged. Parents of the couple are Kenny and Janice Hanson, of Duncombe, and Quintin and Rhonda Nelson, of Fort Dodge. A June 29 wedding is planned. Hanson is a 2007 graduate of Webster City High School and received an ...

Steck

DAYTON — Shawna Nelson and Aaron Steck, both of Dayton, were married Jan. 26, 2019, at United Methodist Church in Dayton. Parents of the couple are Erin and Virgil Nelson, of Fort Dodge, and Mark and Valerie Steck of Harcourt. Alexa Leadley and Amanda Lyon were the maids of honor. ...

Phillips

NORWALK — Jill Brungardt and Steve Phillips, both of Norwalk, were married on Oct. 27, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fort Dodge. Parents of the couple are Ann and Bill Brungardt, of Fort Dodge, and Rick and Deana Phillips, of Lerna, Illinois. Janell Nemitz was the maid of ...

Elias

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Rachel Ann Burres and Thomas Christopher Elias were married on Dec. 9, 2018, at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Parents of the couple are Mark and Deborah Burres, of Eagle Grove; Tom Elias, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the late Elaine ...

Meacham

Haley Rustvold, of Fort Dodge, and Blake Meacham, of Sioux City, were married on Sept. 29, 2018, in Fort Dodge. Parents of the couple are Mike and Shelly Rustvold, of Fort Dodge, and Tim and D’Ete Meacham, of Sioux City. Rustvold is a 2012 graduate from Fort Dodge Senior High and ...

Jaekel

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Elizabeth Becker and Randy Jaekel, both of Oceanside, California, were married Oct. 6, 2018, at Corpus Christi Church in Fort Dodge. Parents of the couple are Bruce and Deb Becker, of Fort Dodge; Ron Jaekel, of Kansas City, Missouri; and Gary and Kristie Janssen of ...

Hardy — Hanigan

CHURDAN — Reegan Hardy, of Churdan, and Michael Hanigan, of Dunlap, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Denny and Michelle Hardy, of Churdan, and Jerry and Sheila Hanigan, of Dunlap. A June 15 wedding is planned. Hardy is a 2013 graduate of South Central Calhoun and 2017 graduate ...

Hunter

PEORIA, Ariz. — Melanie Hinrichs and Matthew Hunter, of Peoria, Arizona were married Oct. 20, 2018, in an outdoor ceremony in Scottsdale, Arizona. Parents of the couple are Kenyon and Debbie Hinrichs of Webster City; Linda Hunter and Kevin VanOtterloo, of Eagle Grove; and Bill Hunter and ...

Twait — Sailor

TUCSON, Ariz. — Lauren Twait and Mitchell Sailor, both of Tucson, Arizona, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Kevin and Cathy Twait, of Manson; Donna Sailor, of Waterloo; and the late Lennon Sailor. An April 20 wedding is planned. Twait is a 2011 graduate of Manson Northwest ...

McKee-Burke

Julie McKee and Gene Burke, both of Fort Dodge, are engaged. Parents of the couple are the late Rosemary McKee of Chula Vista, California, and the late Lorraine Burke, of Fort Dodge. A Sept. 7, 2019 wedding is planned. McKee is an area supervisor for Caseys General Stores and a student ...

Bouge

MEDIAPOLIS — Emily Poldervaart and Dylan Bouge, both of Mediapolis, were married Oct. 6, 2018, at Veterans Memorial Park, Fort Dodge. Parents of the couple are Steven and Ronica Poldervaart, of Fort Dodge, and the late David and Debra Bouge, of Burlington. Maid of honor was Jennifer ...

Kutz

AMES — Allison Becker and Konor Kutz, both of Ames, were married Sept. 8, 2018, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Fort Dodge. Parents of the couple are Jeff and Kathy Becker, of Fort Dodge; and Keith and Teresa Kutz, of Fort Dodge. Matron of honor was Mandy Nagl. Bridesmaids were ...

Wikert — Norine

NORTH LIBERTY — Karissa Wikert and Tyler Norine, both of North Liberty, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Cathy Wikert and Keith Schnell, Ringsted; Bill and Joey Wikert, Milford; and Ron and Bernita Norine, Fort Dodge. A May 11, 2019, wedding is planned. Wikert graduated from ...

Flattery

WEST DES MOINES — Victoria Scarpinato and Tim Flattery, both of West Des Moines, were married Nov. 24, 2018, at The Basilica of St. John, Des Moines. Parents of the couple are Jeff and Judy Scarpinato, of Sherrard, Illinois; and Dave and Debbie Flattery, of Fort Dodge. Maids of honor ...

Halligan-Moorhouse

Beth Halligan, originally of Fort Dodge, and Greg Moorhouse, of Maplewood, Minnesota, are engaged. Parents of the couple are Don and Deb Halligan, of Fort Dodge, and Bob and Mary Moorhouse of White Bear Lake, Minnesota. A July 13, 2019, wedding is planned. Halligan is a graduate of ...

Darrow

NEWELL — Courtney Vaughn and Bo Darrow, both of Newell, were married Aug. 11, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge. Parents of the couple are Ted and Kim Vaughn, of Fort Dodge, and Randy and Tina Darrow, of Ankeny. Maid of honor was Amber Kelley, sister of the bride. Best ...

Carlson

ANKENY — Cally Duncan and Nicholas Carlson, both of Ankeny, were married July 28, 2018, at the Altoona United Methodist Church in Altoona. Parents of the couple are Jim and Wendy Duncan, of Gowrie, and Marty and Christi Carlson, of Gowrie. Maid of honor was Chelsea Anderson. Best ...

Matthes

Megan Gibson and Nathan Matthes, both from Fort Dodge, were married Oct. 13, 2018 at The Shores at Five Island in Emmetsburg. Parents of the couple are Steve Gibson of Emmetsburg, Deb Gibson of QueenCreek, Arizona and Marc and Jill Matthes of Fort Dodge. Maid of honor was Taylor Gibson, ...