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Sand family reunites, reminisces, renews family ties

Posted September 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

A Sand Family Reunion was held Aug. 25, 2019, at Security National Bank Community Room in Akron.

The family descendants of Anders August and Lena Sofia Sand held their annual family reunion. A potluck was served and enjoyed by 37 family members who were in attendance.

Those in attendance were: Rodney Anderson; Chad, Melanie, Thomas, Kathryn and Amelia Brown; Jerry and Jeanette Lias; Keith Swanson; Kirk Swanson and Jarrod and Jacob Lensink; Cory, Theresa, and Will Tucker; Daniel, Carrie, Emmalee and Paige Wilken, all from Akron, Iowa; Kenny and Betty Swanson from Le Mars, Iowa; Andy, Kathy, Emily and Adam Brouillette from Salix, Iowa; Marvin and Alyce Toben from Westfield, Iowa; Verdell and Donna Swanson from Alcester,

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    Celebrate 40 years

    Mark and Michelle Heeren of Akron will celebrate their 40th anniversary Sept. 8. Mark Heeren and Michelle Rollins were married Sept. 8, 1979, in Akron. They have four children: Tina Beal, Tawnia Allyn, Dustin Heeren, and Bonnie Sievert, and seven grandchildren: Lydia, Levi, Lincoln, Lawsyn, Jett, Case, and Boone.

    “Wishing our parents a Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary! Thanks for all you have done for us. We are so blessed!” Love Always and Forever, Your Kids and Grandkids.

    Phonthon is next Wednesday

    Beginning at 9 a.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 4, Knights of Columbus members will be calling area residents seeking donations to benefit the Life Skills Training Center in Le Mars and the Iowa Special Olympics.

    If they don’t call you, you can call them at 712-568-2229 to make a contribution or stop by St. Patrick’s Fellowship Hall, located at Third and Mill Streets.

    This 12-hour-long Phonothon is the largest county-wide fundraiser, which raises funds that directly benefit people with Special

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