A-W jazz choir to perform at Vocal Jazz Championships

Posted March 10, 2018 at 8:19 pm

The Akron-Westfield Jazz Choir I, also known as the “Groove It or Lose It” choir, qualified to perform March 27 at Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships at the Staplin Performing Arts Center in Des Moines.

The A-W Jazz Choir will perform with other Class 1A jazz choirs: Central City On That Note; Central Lyon Roarin’ Jazz, Harris-Lake Park Vocal Jazz, Nodaway Valley Jazz Choir, Riverside Jazz Choir, and South O’Brien Jazz Choir.

Members of A-W’s Groove It or Lose It are Kiana Appley, Cassie Hansen, Kailee Tucker, Jordan Neubrand, Laken Mullinix, Emme Rohlfs, Emmy Knuth, Sarah Ritz, Max Anderson, Ty Carl, Jack Anderson, Brendan Kroksh, Nash Lininger, Aaron Hartman, Cameron Schroeder, and Justin Ford.

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    Entries for the Akron Police Patch Contest are due no later than March 15.

    Kids of all ages — with any and all artistic abilities — are invited to enter this free design contest.

    The only requirement is the design should be no larger than 8.5” x 11” and should include the words Akron, Iowa, and Police.

    The winning designer will receive $100 in Chamber Bucks, said Young, adding they will also

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    Celebrates 90th

    Colleen Barwick of Akron will celebrate her 90th birthday with an Open House Saturday, Feb. 24, 2-4 p.m., at the Akron Care Center hosted by her children.

    Colleen was born Feb. 23, 1928, on a farm near Pierson, IA.

    Her family includes four sons and their families: Gene and Lori Barwick and children Brett Barwick and Brenna Bohnen; Jim and Brenda Barwick and children Hilary Jamieson and Jamee Barwick; Jerry and Karen

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    Celebrates her 90th

    Betty (Brown) Hoffman of Westfield will turn 90 on March 2. Her family would like to shower her with cards. You may send a card to Betty at 14815 220th St., Westfield, IA 51062.

    Betty still lives on a farm outside of Westfield with her husband, Ray.

    Happy Birthday,

    Gramma Betty!

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