Category Archives: Weddings

Ashley and Nick Bente

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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.

Schildroth – Murphy

Schildroth-Murphy    Kari Schildroth of La Porte City and Lance Murphy of Waukon announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. They plan to exchange vows November 1, 2014 at Hickory Hills State Park in La Porte City. The couple resides together in North Liberty.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Ed and Wanda McFarland of La Porte City and the late John Schildroth of Reinbeck. She is a 2011 graduate of Allen College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and is currently employed as a Labor and Delivery Postpartum Nurse at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City.
The groom-elect is the son of Brian and Sue Murphy of Waukon. He is a graduate of Kirkwood Community College with a degree in Architectural Technology and is currently employed as an Assistant Architect at Novak Design Group, PLC in Cedar Rapids.

Brown-Bente

Brown_BenteTogether with their parents, Ashley Brown and Nick Bente are pleased to announce their approaching marriage. An October wedding is planned in La Porte City.
Ashley is the daughter of Anthony and Sandy Brown. She graduated from West Delaware High School in 2009. She earned her RN/BSN from Allen College in 2013 and is currently a Charge Nurse at Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood.
Nick is the son of Julie Bente (Jim Holt) of Wadena and Jeff and Lisa Bente of Strawberry Point. He is also a 2009 graduate of West Delaware High School. He earned his Associates degree from Hawkeye College in 2011 and is currently employed at Rockwell Collins in Manchester.
The couple will exchange vows on October 25.

Vaughn – Sulik

Vaughn_SulikBrook Vaughn and Thomas Sulik are announcing their engagement and upcoming wedding.

Parents of the couple are Steve and Beth Vaughn of Garrison, and Raymond and Jung Sulik of Des Plaines, IL.
The bride-elect, is a 2006 graduated from Union High School in La Porte City. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Sports Studies. She then attended Allen College’s Accelerated BSN Program and graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2012. She is currently employed at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids as a registered nurse on the Cardiac Stroke Unit.
The groom-elect, is a 2003 graduate from Maine Township High School West in Des Plaines, IL. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2003 and deployed to Iraq from 2004-2005. Currently, he is a Captain in the United States Army Military Police Corps serving a year-long tour in the Republic of Korea.
Vows are set for September 27, 2014, at the American Lutheran Church in La Porte City. The couple will reside in the Republic of Korea after the wedding.