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Osage couple: An 'amazing' wedding followed by heartache as gift basket goes missing

“It was pretty crushing, to be honest."

Posted: May. 16, 2018 7:41 AM
Updated: May. 17, 2018 10:01 AM

OSAGE, Iowa - Chris Kyhl is still on a bit of a high after recently getting hitched.
“The reception was amazing, the whole day, everybody was awesome it really was before we went to bed we both looked at each other and said it couldn't go any better,” Kyhl said.
Now instead of writing thank-you cards, Kyhl and his wife Kali are filing police reports. The two are both teachers within the Osage School District. 
“It was pretty crushing, to be honest. I think we were on such a high and to wake up and walk in and we both were numb to it. I think for a long time we were trying to figure out if it's going to show up somewhere,” Kyhl said.
Their bird cage filled with cards wishing them the best is missing and the last place they saw it was Saturday night at their venue at the Cedar River Complex. Kyhl says he's a bit concerned about security there.
“To an extent, yes. Like I said, the investigation is still active so I don't want to divulge much about that but it is a concern since that's the second time it's happened (at the location),” Kyhl said.
The director of the Cedar River Complex says security is not a concern even with this happening. She explains to KIMT News 3 they're working to install security cameras in the future while taking extra security precautions. They’re also working with police along with the couple to solve the mystery.
“We knew it had happened. We took precautions, we thought we had everything. We said that won't happen to us, for it to happen to us, with the precautions we took, was really disappointing,” Kyhl said.
The two said their students are trying to make them feel better after the wedding basket filled with cards went missing and more than $500 has been donated to their go-fund me page, That has left Kyhl in awe.
“It's just to go and spend their own money, a lot of the kids who are donating are high school kids, and we're starting to see parents. But to see the amount of money that's been raised in less than 24 hours is really humbling for us,” Kyhl said.
The director of the CRC reminds everyone it's wedding season, so make sure you're diligent about items you want to keep safe during or after your reception, the same goes for graduations.
To view how the couple's go fund me page is going that students set up you can visit https://www.gofundme.com/stolen-card-basket-from-wedding.  

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