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Announce engagement

Posted November 26, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Scott and Shelly Schlumbohm, of Hawarden, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Evelyn Schlumbohm, to Chet Arlo Utesch, son of Chuck and Darla Utesch of Akron.

The couple has a 1 1/2 year-old son, Zander Arlo Utesch, and reside in Ireton.

A June 2015 wedding is being planned at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden.

    Community blood drive Dec. 5

    Akron Community Blood Drive is 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, Security National Bank Community Room.

    Please bring a valid form of identification such as your donor identification card or driver’s license.

    Schedule your appointment online at or call 800-287-4903.

    Akron’s Community Christmas Program will be held Sunday, Dec. 7

    Area residents are invited to usher in the Christmas season by attending the Community Christmas Program, which will be held at 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron.

    Those attending will hear the story of Jesus’ birth recited from the Biblical book of Luke.

    Plus, four church choirs and a high school jazz choir will be singing and a brass band performing.

    There will be plenty of Christmas

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    Christmas Lighting Contests: in both Akron and Westfield

    Brighten the long dark nights of this early winter season with Christmas lights, and compete to be one of this year’s Christmas Lighting Contest winners.

    In Akron, there is no entry fee this year for the Christmas Lighting Contests — as there is no fundraiser associated with this contest. The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce is offering first, second and third prizes of Chamber Bucks: $100, $75 and $50 respectively.

    In Westfield, it’s the councilors’ annual tradition of encouraging

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    Children’s theatre draws large crowd

    Fifty-six Akron area children participated in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Robin Hood,” sponsored by Peoples Bank and GFWC Friendship and Service Club. Two performances were presented on Saturday, Nov. 15 to a total of 315 audience members. The next event at The Opera House is the Brown’s Christmas Sunday, Dec. 14 (moved from Saturday, Dec. 13).

    Akron Chamber of Commerce turkey or ham winners

    Akron Area Chamber of Commerce’s drawing winners for a turkey or ham are listed below. Winners need to pick up certificates from business they won from and redeem the certificate at Maynard’s in Akron by Dec. 31, 2014.

    Akron Apple & Aronia: Bob Popken, Isabel Welch

    Akron Care Center: Joanie Schneider

    Akron Children’s Center: Dawn Merrick (Turkey)

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    All-Class Reunion planning meetings set for third Tuesdays of each month

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Next summer is the Akron-Westfield All-Class Reunion, an event which has been held every five years since 1975.

    A steering committee of alumni volunteers has begun meeting to plan the three-day event, which will be held June 26, 27 and 28, 2015, in Akron and Westfield.

    Volunteers will meet at 6:30 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month at the Akron Public Library. The meetings are coordinated by Committee

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    A-W Music Boosters

    Akron-Westfield is already through the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year, and one high school vocal concert has been held. There are many more upcoming elementary, middle school, and high school music performances to be listened to.

    The Music Boosters’ sole purpose is to financially support all the instrumental and vocal music programs at A-W. Without the tremendous support of individual and corporate sponsors, A-W would not have the quality of music education, performance level, and support equipment you see every year.

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    Bits of area history displayed at Akron library

    By Julie Ann Madden

    If you’re from Akron, Chatsworth, Craig, or Westfield — then a stop at the Akron Public Library is a must this month.

    Akron Historical Society members brought some of the Akron Area Museum’s artifacts for the library’s monthly display.

    There are school graduation programs, play and movie posters, newspaper articles and old telephone books.

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    Wesley UMC donates to help others locally, internationally

    Wesley United Methodist Church members Meriele Wilmot and Warren Thompson (r) visited with Davidson Adams (l), a Nigerian Western Iowa Tech Community College student who gave the spiritual message during the 35th Annual Thanksgiving Ingathering held Nov. 1 in Cherokee.

    For several months Akron church members have been collecting helpful items to send to Nigeria and to worldwide sites of disaster: Health Kits, Dorm Kits and Layette Kits were delivered to collection trucks Saturday.

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