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Engagement Announced

Posted April 29, 2016 at 4:01 pm

Brad and Chris Harvey of Akron are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Marissa Harvey, to Jeremiah Fuller, son of Betty and Bob Reitz of Toledo, Iowa.

Marissa, a graduate of Iowa State University, is an Assistant Buyer at Helzberg Diamonds in Kansas City, Mo. Jeremiah recently went back to college to pursue a physical therapy degree after serving in the U.S. Army.

An August wedding in Le Mars, Iowa is planned.

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    Financial guides now added to Akron Library

    April is National Financial Literacy Month. In honor of that, Legacy Financial donated The ABC’s of Getting Out of Debt audio book by Garrett Sutton, The Total Money Makeover book by Dave Ramsey, and a $100 donation to the Akron Public Library to help support Akron’s financial literacy. Above, Chad Ericson, Legacy Financial owner, presents Library Director Jeannie Frerichs with the donations.

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    Akron Citywide Rummages April 29 & 30


    601 Main St.

    Sat. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Household, misc., furniture, collectibles, baked goods, 33x51x15 2 wheel yard cart w/hitch, Craftsman gas Chipper/Shredder.


    3rd & Mill St. (SNB Community Room)

    Fri. 5-8 p.m.,

    Sat 8-11 a.m.

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    Want to know A-W Girls Scouts do?

    Stop by the Akron Public Library this month and check out the local Girl Scouts troops’ display and read what the troops have been doing this school year and why it’s such a great organization to join. The library is open Monday through Saturday at 350 Reed St.

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    Eli Rose Less

    Welcome Baby!

    Mitch and Liz Less, of Akron, are happy to announce the arrival of their daughter, Eli Rose. She was born at 8:44 p.m. on March 10, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. She weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Ken and Karla Less of Akron, and Terry and Jana Fitzgerald of Le Mars. Great-Grandmother is Bernice Less of Le Mars. Eli was welcomed home by big sisters Hannah, 7, Quinn, 5,

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    Akron Legionnaires begin flag fundraiser

    Imagine if every Akron home had two flags in their yards on special occasions. What a message it would say about the Akron community’s appreciation of our country and its veterans.

    Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186 members who live within the city limits of Akron may have noticed two United States flags in their yards on Veteran’s Day 2015.

    The flags were placed there in honor of their service to their country by fellow Legion members.

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    Akron Historical Society begins museum summer programs

    On the first Saturday of each month, the Akron Historical Society will open the Akron Area Museum from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    But first, to kick off the “Saturdays at the Akron Museum,” there will be a program every Saturday in April.

    The programs will feature items found in the museum. The historical three-story Victorian mansion, located at 601 Main St., is filled with Akron and Westfield area artifacts from the towns’ humble 1880s beginnings to the latest yesteryears.

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    Akron librarians offer ‘amnesty’ during National Library Week

    Have an overdue library book? Or just found that book your child didn’t return years ago? The Akron librarians have just the solution.

    Return overdue library materials to the Akron Public Library during National Library Week, which is April 10 – 16, and ask a librarian for amnesty and the fines will be forgiven.

    People can’t just drop the materials in the library’s overnight dropbox to get their fines forgiven, said Akron Public Library Director Jeannie Frerichs. They must

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    About 125 kids enjoy FFA Alumni Egg Hunt Saturday

    Predictions of rain, sleet and snow had FFA Alumni members moving their second annual Easter Egg Hunt from the Akron City Park to the Akron-Westfield School gymnasiums. Grades 7-12 Principal Derek Briggs emceed the event, using the PA system, counting down to the start. More than 2,100 eggs were gathered. Following the egg hunt, The Chamber’s Easter Basket Hunt began with activities taking place in several businesses.

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    From potatoes to pages

    New Horizons United Church of Christ members held an Irish Potato Bake and then donated 10 percent of the net proceeds to the Akron Public Library for library materials. On March 22, New Horizons members Joy Porsch (l) and Shirley Gerling (r) presented Akron Children’s Librarian Mary Campbell with a check for $60.

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