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Beckett Lee & Titan Gray

Posted August 25, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Collin and Angela Fickbohm of Elk Point, S.D., are proud to announce the birth of twin boys, born July 14, 2016. Beckett Lee was 4 pounds 11 ounces, and Titan Gray was 3 pounds 14 ounces.

Grandparents are Dwight and Sherry Fickbohm of Alcester, S.D., and Steve and the late Cathy Swartos of Volga, S.D. Great-grandmothers are Wilda Abraham of Elk Point, and Irene Fickbohm of Beresford, S.D.

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    Kots’ to celebrate 50 years

    Bud Kots and JoAnn Marshall were married August 12, 1966, in Canton, SD. A celebration Open House will be held in their honor Saturday, August 27, 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Akron Golf Club, 941 Country Club Dr., Akron.

    Hosts will be their children: Rebekah Haskins-Kots of Indian Trails, NC, Deborah (Kevin) McCaul of Moore, OK, Jeff Kots of Akron, Kathy Henderson of Rockford, IL, and Sheila (Steven) Hoffman of Westfield. The couple has 14 grandchildren 12 great-grandchildren with one on the

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    Celebrates 65 years

    Varold and Lois Voss, of Akron, will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 22, 2016.

    Mr. and Mrs. Voss were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Preston Township on Aug. 22, 1951. They have two daughters, Diane (Larry) Moffatt and Carrie (Dan) Pfeil, both of Akron. Descendants include seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

    Cards and well wishes can be sent to Varold and Lois at P.O. Box

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    Wesley UMC receives new pastoral leadership

    By Julie Ann Madden

    With the retirement of Rev. Don Nelson from full-time pastoring, Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron has a new pastor.

    Pastor Derrick Okine began leading the congregation July 1.

    The Accra, Ghana, native completed high school in his African hometown, then attended the Methodist Theological Seminary in Seoul, Korea, finishing in February 2006.

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    Celebrates 80 years

    Alberta Frerichs will be celebrating her 80th birthday Aug. 14, 2016. Help Alberta celebrate by sending birthday wishes to her at 200 19th St. SE Apt. 203, Watertown, S.D. 57201.

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    Akron Track & Truck Pull is Aug. 13

    By Julie Ann Madden

    For more than 40 years, an Akron man has been participating in tractor pulls.

    Larry Moffatt’s first tractor pull was in 1975 at the Plymouth County Fair. He pulled with an International Harvester 806 to a last-place finish.

    “It’s not about winning and losing,” laughed Moffatt. “It’s about talking to the guys who come from a ways away.”

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    Plymouth County Fair celebrates its 75th anniversary at same location

    Opening the Plymouth County Fair’s 75th Anniversary Royalty Crowning Ceremony were the Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186’s Color Guard members (Front Row l-r:) Warren Thompson, Arden Gale, Daryl Myers, Garry Jacobson, Bob Watson, Wendell “Zeke” Zoeller, (Back Row l-r:) Lynette Kiger, Don Schnepf, James Kiger, Kevin Bolton and Kaylene Hawkins.

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