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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Horan

Christine Kies and Keith Horan were united in marriage on March 29, 2008 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Christy is the daughter of Francis and Carolyn Kies of Storm Lake. Keith is the son of Gary and Jean Horan of Charlotte, and the grandson of Vennetta Mootz of Preston.

Angel (Regennitter) Smith, friend of the bride, was the Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids were Jen Holt, Diane Daiker and Amy Wenell, all friends of the bride. Flower girl was Sadie Leinen, niece of the groom. Personal attendant was Molly McKenna, friend of the bride and serving as wedding party attendant was Katie Kies, cousin of the bride.

Best man was Kevin Ross, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Mike Kies, brother of the bride, and John Schemmel and Andy Harrison, both friends of the groom. Ringbearer was Owen Kies, nephew of the bride. Ushers were Kevin Horan, brother of the groom, Jeff Kies, brother of the bride, and Nick Smith, friend of the bride.

Attending the guest book and handing out programs were Amanda Robinson and Erin Kies, cousins of the bride. Flower pinners were Gladys Mandernach and Violet Thraen, aunts of the bride. Also helping with arrangements at the church were Nelda Nelson and Linda Raveling, aunts of the bride. Photography was provided by Ed and Janice Nelson, uncle and aunt of the bride.

Christy was escorted down the aisle by her father and given away in marriage by her parents. Officiating the ceremony was Rev. William Vit, Jr. Pianist for the ceremony was Laura Sievers. Soloist Abby Smith, friend of the bride, sang "You Are Mine" during the lighting of the Unity Candle. Kari Horan, niece of the groom served as the candlelighter. Lectors were Kristy Leinen and Karolynn Horan, sisters of the groom.

After the ceremony, the wedding party took a trolley ride to the reception/dance at the KC Hall in Storm Lake. Host couple of the reception was Doc and Lori Smith, friends of the couple. Serving the cake were Nancy Nelson and Sandra Kies, aunts/Godmothers of the bride. Also helping with arrangements at the reception were Dianne Petty, Donna Kies and Carol Kies, all aunts of the bride.

Following the wedding, the couple honeymooned in St. Lucia at the all-inclusive Sandals Regency St. Lucian Resort.

The couple resides in Early. Christy works as a State Farm Insurance Team Member in Storm Lake and Keith is employed as an engineer for VT Industries in Holstein.

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