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Couple celebrates Golden Anniversary

Posted May 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

Martin L. and Jo Ann Toben of Westfield will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary with a family gathering. Martin married the former Jo Ann Powell of Sioux City, Iowa May 21, 1965 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron, Iowa. Their children are Jeff (Sheri) Toben and Kim (Rich) Davis. Grandchildren are Kyler, Sadie, and Sarah Toben and Brandie and Bailey Davis, all of Akron.

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    Mayor Pro Tem proclaims Poppy Day as May 22

    At the May 12 Akron City Council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Bob Frerichs reads, then signs a Poppy Day Proclamation as Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Auxiliary President Marcia Dewey and member Julie Ann Madden witness.

    All Class Reunion update

    The following alumni have made reservations to attend the Akron All Class Reunion banquet and meal on June 27, 2015. With spouses included there are more than 130 registered at this point. Please be sure to get your reservations sent in by June 1.

    1944 Lloyd Miller

    1945 Arlo Ericson, Charles W.Wetzeler, Lawrence Maynard

    1946 Arvin Finzen, Lois Heyl Muck, Dennis Hultgren, Lois Schneider Berner, LaVon Fickbohm Maynard


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    Local publisher elected INF president

    Dodie Hook, Publisher/Owner of The Akron Hometowner, has been elected president of the Iowa Newspaper Foundation (INF) headquartered in Des Moines.

    Hook’s first official duty came at the 2015 Iowa Newspaper Convention held Feb. 4 – 6 in Des Moines.

    The INF is in partnership with more than 300 Iowa daily and weekly newspapers and is working and making a difference for the future of Iowa’s newspapers since its founding in 1984.

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    Macy Fayth

    Jeff and Heather (Borchers) Morehead are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Macy Fayth Morehead. Macy was born on April 1, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. She weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. She was welcomed home with much excitement by her big brother, Trenten (age 4.)

    Macy’s grandparents are Dave and Becky Borchers and Russ and Cindy Hauser, all of Akron. Great-grandmothers are Inez Borchers of Craig, Iowa;

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    80th birthday

    Eugene “Rover” Brewer, of Westfield, will celebrate his 80th birthday with an Open House hosted by his children. The Open House will be held 2 – 4 p.m., Friday, May 15 at 105 W. Rose St. at Community Room No. 6, Elk Point, SD.

    Come wish Rover a happy 80th and enjoy refreshments.

    Akron & A-W All-Class Reunion News

    The following alumni have made reservations to attend the Akron All-Class Reunion Banquet on June 27. With spouses included, there are more than 80 registered as of April 27.

    Please be sure to get your reservations sent in by June 1.

    1944 Lloyd Miller

    1945 Arlo Ericson

    1945 Charles W. Wetzeler

    1946 Arvin Finzen


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    Class Parties

    Here is the list of individual class parties scheduled for Friday evening — unless date listed, July 26. Please contact All-Class Reunion Chairman Rodney Anderson with any updates at 605-565-3168 or 605-670-8378.

    1930-1942 Saturday, Noon-3:00 p.m. at

    Akron Care Center Great Room, 991 Hwy 3



    1945-1948 5:00 p.m., Akron Area Museum, 601 Main St.

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    Akron’s baseball history is library’s display until May 18

    On display until May 18 at the Akron Public Library is baseball history taken from the old Akron newspapers. Stop at the library and see how many players you remember. On display are Akron, Westfield and Ruble teams from the 1910s through the 1950s.

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