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Akron librarians host ‘Rap Sheet’ authors

Posted January 16, 2018 at 6:00 am

Telling true stories is what authors Phil and Sandy Hamman do.

Their No. 1 National Best Seller entitled “Gitchie Girl” was the inside story of the only teenage survivor of the 1973 Gitchie Manitou mass murders that occurred in northwest Iowa.

Their new book, “Rap Sheet,” is about a career criminal named Matt Lofton, who operated out of Sioux Falls, S.D.

At the age of 9, Matt stole his first car which resulted in a high-speed chase with the police. His saving grace should have been his 132 IQ, but instead he became a master criminal. By the time he was 21, he’d been arrested 21 times and eventually accumulated a rap

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    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Britton Chiropractic & Rehab Clinic: a wholistic approach of care

    By Julie Ann Madden

    What is chiropractic care?

    It’s a process to help fix somebody — ultimately it’s allowing the body to heal naturally instead of trying to put something else in us to change our function,” said Dr. Brad Britton of Britton Chiropractic & Rehab Clinic.

    “The basis of chiropractic is the nervous system — the nervous system controls the entire body

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    Akron Chamber announces Holiday Receipt Rebate winners

    By Julie Ann Madden

    For 30 days those shopping at Akron Area Chamber of Commerce members’ businesses had a chance to get their money back (a minimum of $5 up to $250).

    From Nov. 29 through Dec. 28, shoppers could place their sales receipts in Chamber members’ Holiday Receipt Rebate boxes. Then on Dec. 29 Chamber members drew shoppers’ receipts until they were able to give $2,500 in Chamber Bucks back.

    “It’s our

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    Business Spotlight: ClicknPick, a one-stop photography shop

    Their business idea is totally different from typical photography studios.

    At ClicknPick, the customer buys “studio time” to use the professional cameras, props and backgrounds supplied by ClicknPick owners Randy and Char Frerichs of Akron.

    The customer controls the camera and takes as many photos as he or she can in that studio time. Char can take the photos if customers want.

    Another difference

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    Announce Engagement

    Rod and Sandy Gnirk of Lexington, Neb. would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Colette Gnirk to Dennis Eldon Wilken. Dennis is the son of John and Mary Wilken of Akron, Iowa.

    Jennifer is a Respiratory Therapist at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Dennis works for the United States Post Office in Hawarden, Iowa and farms with his dad on the family farm near Akron. They will be united

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    Card Shower

    The family of Shirley (Malcom) Sanders would like to honor her with a card shower in

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