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Posted January 21, 2015 at 6:00 am

Wonder what the ‘big rig’ was doing in Akron on Sunday afternoon? Anderson Trucking was hauling equipment, made in Pennsylvania, to the Oil Sands in Alberta, Canada. Escort vehicles were needed due to its size. The solid steel cargo weighed 400,000 pounds or 200 tons, was 225’ in length, and was being pulled by a truck with 74 tires on the ground. Above, the rig is shown near Casey’s General Store off Iowa Highway 12. The vehicle cannot travel on the interstate due to its size.

    Akron Opera House announces next play

    Doug Olson, Akron Opera House president and his actors are busy at work preparing the next show, “Contempt of Court” by David Landau.

    Fans of court television will get a chance to experience a peoples night court first hand while three separate cases are presented.

    It is not just the lawyers and bailiff dealing with the lawsuits. The audience gets to become witnesses, defendants, court artists, court reporters and the jury.

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    Ervin Krause’s book available at Akron library

    “You Will Never See Any God,” a collection of writings by the late Ervin Krause, an Akron Class of 1948 alumnus, is available at the Akron Public Library. His brother and sister-in-law, Marlene and Hank Krause of Akron, donated the book to Assistant Library Director Rodney Anderson recently. One of the stories, “Anniversary,” was declared “obscene” by University of Nebraska at Lincoln’s College of Arts and Sciences dean, an act of censorship that made national news in the 1960s, according to UNL English professor

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    Couple celebrates Golden Anniversary

    Marvin and Alyce Toben of Westfield, Iowa celebrated 50 years of marriage on Thanksgiving Day with a family dinner at home. On Saturday evening the family went to Bev’s on the River.

    Marvin and Alyce were married Nov 27, 1964 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron. Marvin was stationed at Ft Knox, Ky., and they lived in Radcliff, Ky., until his 7th Field Hospital Unit was sent to Japan. At that time, Alyce moved back to Akron,

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    Couple exchanges vows

    Alison “Ali” Virginia Robertson of Chestertown, Maryland and James “Mike” Michael Small II of Laurel, Delaware were married Sunday, June 29, 2014 at five o’clock in the afternoon in Rehoboth Beach, Del., with Robert Robles of Milford, Del., officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Lynn Ricker of Ocean View, Del., and Mike Robertson of Top Sail, N.C. She is the granddaughter of Virginia and William Budness of Bernadston, Mass., and the late John and Rita Robertson of Largo,

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    Arrive in style at Spink Cafe

    Not many limousines stop at Spink Cafe but a group holding its Christmas Party arrived in style Friday evening Jan. 8 (above). Not only did they arrive in style, the group traveled over 150 miles to have its party at Spink, S.D.

    Seven employees of CorTrust Bank, Artesian and Arlington branches of South Dakota, came all the way to Spink. Artesian, SD, is 90 miles northwest of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Arlington is west of

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    Celebrate 60 years

    Eric and Joann Hedeby were married Jan. 8, 1955, at Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron. They have four children, Erica Diediker, Greta Carolus, Rickard Hedeby, and Ingrid Berlin, their spouses, 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The above picture was taken in Gotland, Sweden, where their children and grandchildren traveled with them last summer. The Hedebys have traveled worldwide throughout their marriage and family gatherings remain a very special part of their lives.

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    Ellyson Jean Gabel

    Adam and Haylee Gabel are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter, Ellyson Jean, born Sept. 16, 2014. She weighed 8 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Ellyson is welcomed home by big brother Rahlyn, 2, and big sister Brystol, 2.

    Grandparents are Ernest and Deb Gabel of Akron, Richard Kratochvil of Hawarden and Debra Kratochvil of Hawarden. Great-grandparents are Viola Gabel of Akron and Norman Timm of Ute,

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