Category Archives: Weddings

Matt and Whitney Albertsen


Happy first wedding anniversary to Whitney Kriz and Matt Albertsen who were married July 12, 2014, at Zion Lutheran Church in Dysart. Officiating the ceremony was Pastor Jim Radatz.
Parents of the couple are Kendall and Brenda Kriz of Dysart and Larry and Nancy Albertsen of Mt. Auburn.
The bride is employed at Joe’s Gym and the groom is employed at Young Plumbing & Heating.
The couple reside in Dysart.

Bearbower – Judd


Chelsea Ann Bearbower of Jesup and Jonathan William Judd of La Porte City will be united in marriage on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church in Jesup.
Parents of the couple are Don and Sue Bearbower of Jesup and Bill and Mary Ann Judd of La Porte City.
Chelsea graduated from Jesup High School with the Class of 2011 and Upper Iowa University in 2014 with a B.A. in Elementary Education. Jonathan graduated from Union High School in La Porte City with the Class of 2011 and the University of Northern Iowa in 2015 with a B.A. in Family Services.
The couple will make their home in rural Rowley.

Joe and Raquael Johnson

Joseph Raymond Johnson and Raquael Bond were married on March 21, 2015, at the Sky Event Center at the Black’s Building in downtown Waterloo.
Joseph’s parents are Van Johnson of La Porte City and Marge Johnson of Reinbeck. Raquael’s parents are Kris and Cindy Bond of Shellrock.
The couple will make their home in Lincoln, Iowa.

Ashley and Nick Bente


Ashley Sophia Brown and Nicholas James Bente were united in marriage on October 25, 2014, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in La Porte City. Pastor Mike Gudka officiated the three o’clock ceremony. A reception followed at Heartland Acres Event Center in Independence.
Ashley is the daughter of Anthony and Sandy Brown of La Porte City. Nick is the son of Julie Bente (Jim Holt) of Wadena and Jeff and Lisa Bente of Strawberry Point.
Kayla Hood of Manchester was matron of honor and Rachael Brooks of Cedar Falls was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lauren Brown of Eldridge, Jenny Zabel of Cedar Falls and Mycala Briggs of New Orleans, LA and Alisa Holverson of Madison, WI. Personal attendant was Shari Allen of La Porte City and guest attendants were Andi Jordt of Minneapolis, MN and Brenna Allen of Cedar Falls. Flower girls were Kailyn Meester of Dike and Kailyn Zabel of Cedar Falls.
Seth Engelken of Marion was best man. Groomsmen were Adam DeShaw of Aurora, CO, Brandon Zabel of Cedar Falls, Tony Brown of Eldridge, Ben Waterman of Manchester, and Drew McWilliams of Ryan. Seating guests were Brady Allen of Des Moines, Shane Knipper of Manchester and Brian Hermsen of Manchester. Ring bearers were Colin Meester of Dike and Jordan Zabel of Cedar Falls.
Ashley is a 2013 graduate of Allen College and is a charge nurse at Edgewood Convalescent Home. Nick is a 2011 graduate of Hawkeye College and is employed at Rockwell Collins in Manchester. The couple enjoyed a brief getaway trip to Chicago and they reside in Strawberry Point.

Heather and Ryan Davis

Davis_wedding_webDr. Jeffrey and Denise Ross of Kahoka, MO, formerly of La Porte City, are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter, Heather, to Ryan Davis, son of Larry and Pamela Davis of Kahoka, MO. Heather is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Connie Ross, formerly of La Porte City and Truman and Beverly Kaiser and the late Evelyn Kaiser, of La Porte City.
The couple joined together in marriage at Faith Family Church in Keokuk, IA on September 27, 2014 at 2:30 PM. The officiant of the ceremony was Pastor Jay Zetterlund. The wedding was witnessed by Maid of Honor, Emily Greenfield and Best Man, Justin Harpool. Bridesmaids and groomsmen were Whitley Sandretto, Dina Romanazzi, Randi Maerz, Tiffany Ross, Jeremy Jones, Ryan Krueger, Schuyler Lovell, and Scott Ross. The ushers were Spencer Nanney and Luke Menn. The reception was held at Town and Country Inn and Suites in Quincy, IL.
Heather graduated from Van Buren High School in 2008 and graduated from La James International College. She is currently working as an Insurance Agent at O’Brien Insurance Agency in Quincy. Ryan graduated from Clark County High School in 2005 and received his Masters from the University of Missouri. He is now an Occupational Therapist at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
The happy couple resides in Quincy.