Their parents are Ken and Pam Thorson of Rock Valley, and Betty and the late Carl Hitchler of Spalding, Neb.
Included in the wedding party were Lynn Van Grootheest, maid of honor; Rachael Carlson, Kelli Kramer, Kristi Kramer, bridemaids; Ken Hinze, best man; David Berger, Jim Keber and Ron Dozler, groomsmen.
A reception and dance followed at the Brunsville Legion Club.
Kara is employed by Park Place Estates and Western Iowa Tech and James is employed by Jigsaw Pork and Harkers Distruibution.
The couple are at home in Le Mars.