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Everett Jay Kelly

Posted December 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

Brett and Kendra Kelley of Stewartville, Minn., along with their daughters Delilah and Addyson, are excited to announce the birth of their new son and brother, Everett Jay Kelley.

Everett Jay Kelley was born on September 30, 2016, in Rochester, Minn. He weighed 8 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Everett’s grandparents are Beth and Steve Rust, Lake Andes, S.D., Barb and Stan Hoekstra, Hawarden, Iowa, Bob and Donna Kelley of Akron, and Pam and Chad Hartman of Hawarden. His great-grandparents are Ron and Karen Schroeder of Akron, Aleida Rust of Sheldon, Iowa, Bub and Darlene Van Wyhe of Hawarden, and Margaret Hoekstra of Hull, Iowa.

    Akron Chamber’s Thanksgiving winners

    Winners of free turkeys or hams drawing Nov. 10, sponsored by the Akron Area Chamber of Commerce, are:

    Akron Care Center: Kervyn Heeren, Joanie Schneider

    Akron Gold and Silver: Vicki Lemunyan, Janet Wakeman

    Akron Hometowner: Donna Kelley

    Akron Jo’s Cafe:

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    Legion recognizes essay winner

    At the Oct. 6 meeting of the Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186, Sam Philips (center) recited his Elks Club state award-winning essay on Flags. He is with Post Commander Warren Thompson (l) and Auxiliary Interim President Judy Zoeller.


    Ventriloquist and his talking dog to perform at Opera House

    Todd Oliver and his dog, Irving, will take to the Akron Opera House stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19 in Akron. The event is being sponsored by Security National Bank.

    This duo, which performs a talking dog comedy, was the semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent in 2012. Late Show host David Letterman proclaimed Todd Oliver as one of the Top Five Ventriloquists in the World.”

    Todd Oliver and

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    A-W choirs host Fall Concert

    On Oct. 20, the Akron-Westfield Vocal Music Department held its first concert of the 2015-2016 school year.

    It featured Grades 7-12 students in the Middle School Choir, High School Choir and a special combined Middle/High School Choir.

    The Middle School Choir performed “You’re Gonna Be Lifted Up” with a descant by Sophia Knuth, Tori Nemesio and Emma Noll; “Shenandoah” and “Standing in the Light of Love” which featured McKenna Henrich, Arlena Heyl, Emma Martinac and Hannah Schwartz.

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    Announce engagement

    Bryan Fodness of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Fernanda Pelegrini of Sáo Paulo, Brazil would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding plans. The couple was engaged on December 20, 2015 in Praia de Antunes, Maragogi, Brazil.

    Bryan is the son of Jerry Fodness of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Charlotte Fodness of Beresford, S.D. He was a 2004 graduate of Akron-Westfield School and is

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    Garden Club meets Nov. 15

    Floyd Valley Federated Garden Club has changed their meeting date and place to Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the United Methodist Church, 901 3rd Ave, SE in Le Mars.

    Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with Mike & Sue Becker hosts. Preparations for the club’s tree at Pioneer Village will be the program.

    Visitors are welcome. Enter the church through the south doors and take the elevator to the lower level.

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    County Museum seeks nativities from churches, others

    For the seventh year, hundreds of nativities will fill the Plymouth County Historical Museum’s Study Hall. Anyone wishing to loan or donate nativities for the “Museum Manger” may take them to the east entrance of the Museum between Nov. 1 and 11.

    Church congregations from around Plymouth County are especially urged to bring in nativities in honor of the church. The Museum’s goal is to have all churches in the county represented.

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