Category: Weddings


Kyele Clapp and Teal Ludemann were married June 1 at Kyele’s papa’s pond.
Parents of the couple are Sarah and Aaron Leeper of Center Point, Trent Clapp of La Porte City, Malinda and Shawn Hansen, also of La Porte City, and Kurt and Tiffany Ludemann of Oelwein.
Taylor Clapp, sister of the bride, was Maid of Honor. The bridesmaids were Maddy Reincheld, Madyson Chapman and Claire Clapp.
Vince Neil, friend of the groom was Best Man. The groomsmen were Shannon Timson-Koger, Stallone Purdy and Raymond Sagasta Jr.
The bride works for the U.S. Postal Service and the groom works for Sides & Bown Construction, La Porte City.

Jacob and Caitlan Reineke

At a ceremony held at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center on September 22, 2018, Caitlan Schoenberger and Jacob Reineke affirmed their wedding vows.
Parents of the couple are Mike and Jane Whittlesey of La Porte City and Ben and Jenny Reineke of Luzerne.
Maid of Honor was Amanda Akers, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Destiny Dunning, friend of the couple and Jacey Reineke, sister of the groom.
Best Man was Lance Weeda, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Jordan and Jeremy Reineke, brothers of the groom.
The bride is an emergency dispatcher for Tama County. The groom works for the Iowa State Patrol, also as an emergency dispatcher. They live in Belle Plaine.

Wauters – Swanson

Kelsey Wauters, originally from Elberon, and Charlie Swanson of Lakeville, Minnesota, are celebrating their upcoming wedding.
Parents of the couple are Jerry and Lori Wauters of Elberon, and John and Michaeleen Swanson of Lakeville, Minnesota. Grandparents are Dorothy Barnes of Cresco, Ellen Knoop of Dysart, and Margaret Wauters of Traer.
The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Union High School, and a 2011 graduate of Luther College with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Accounting and Business Management. She is a certified public accountant and works as an audit manager at Deloitte and Touche in Minneapolis.
The groom-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Lakeville North High School, and a 2011 graduate of St. John’s University (MN) with a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry. He is a 2015 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Masters in Education. He teaches Science in the Minnetonka School District.
A November wedding will be held in the Twin Cities area.

Sherwood – Spoerre

Cory and Darcy Sherwood of La Porte City are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Emily Sherwood to Andrew Spoerre, son of Jeff and Kim Spoerre of Sherrill, Iowa. Emily is the catering coordinator at Panera Bread in Waterloo and Andy is employed at the Target Distribution Center in Cedar Falls. A private ceremony is planned for October 19, 2018.

Anthony and Rachael Kopriva

Rachael Marie Bauer and Anthony Louis Kopriva were married August 18, 2018 at Hickory Hills Park by the Honorable James C. Bauch. A reception followed at the home of the bride’s parents.
The bride is the daughter of Alvin and Mary Bauer of La Porte City and the groom is the son of Tom and Judy Kopriva of Clutier.
Rachael teaches second grade at GMG Schools. Anthony is employed by Tama-Benton Cooperative. The couple reside in rural Clutier where they raise Gelbvieh cattle.


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