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Olson is honored

Posted June 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Vernold Olson of Akron was awarded a certificate and pin from Hospice for being a veteran. Vernold was in active duty in the U.S. Army for five years. Vernold’s Hospice volunteer is Warren Thompson, Commander of the Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186.

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    Hometowner places in national contest

    The Akron Hometowner has placed in the National Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Advertising Contest.

    The Hometowner’s special Valentine’s page which ran Feb. 1, 2017, placed third in the Best Multiple Advertiser Section Daily and Non Daily Division, circulation less than 5,000.

    “Placing in this contest is an honor. We were competing with newspapers larger than us so being recognized by peers is very rewarding,” said The Akron Hometowner Publisher Dodie Hook.

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    50 years together

    Garry and Cheryl Jacobson of Akron will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 22, 2018.

    Garry Jacobson and the former Cheryl Huggenberger were married June 22, 1968, at First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, Nebraska.

    Their children are Eric and Liz Jacobson of Overland Park, Kansas, and Darren and Jessica Jacobson of Akron. They also have five grandchildren.

    The couple

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    90th Birthday

    Ramona Vander Helm will be turning 90 years old on June 24. Cake will be served in her honor during fellowship time at Immanuel Lutheran Church on her birthday, Sunday, June 24.

    If you would like to send a birthday greeting to Ramona, please send to Ramona Vander Helm, c/o Akron Care Center, 991 Hwy. 3, Akron, IA 51001.

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    Portlandville Hotel & Condo, Hospitality in the community’s midst

    There is a little condo and hotel for rent in downtown Akron that many may not realize is even there.

    The condo is a fully-quipped apartment — from its kitchen complete with dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, microwave and laundry to its living room and separate bathroom and bedroom with a queen-size bed. A murphy bed and roll-away bed are also available for use in the condo.

    Both the condo’s bedroom and

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    Trinity Lutheran Church 50th Anniversary HOG- ROAST

    June 24, 2018

    10:00 a.m. Family Worship

    Serving Food from 11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

    Tickets are available at the door.

    Everyone is Welcome!

    Q: What’s the best way to make a difference in a small town?

    A: What a great question. It brings me so much joy that people are actually sending questions. Please, keep them coming. I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m having a good time!

    I like that you’ve framed the question for small towns, because small towns offer something that cities do not. We’ll cover that later in the article. First, I’d like to reiterate the idea of inside-out. We must first take care of ourselves—mind, body, and spirit—if we are to

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    Akron Lumber Company One stop from idea through construction

    Are you thinking of adding a deck to your house or remodeling your kitchen or adding on addition?

    Maybe you have an idea of what you want or are wondering what are the latest trends and newest options are, then stopping by to see Akron Lumber Company owners Leah and Joe Van Walbeek should be your first stop.

    “We do design concepts and design work,” said Joe, “and can

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    Seeking classmates of Akron Class of 1978

    All Akron Class of 1878 alumni are encouraged to mark Aug. 4 on their calendars to attend their 40th Class Reunion.

    The class’ Reunion Committee includes Beth Rust, 712-212-1880; Rodney Anderson, 605-670-8378; Irene Hoffman, 605-360-5410; Mary Parkinson, 712-301-5474

    Please RSVP to one of the committee members so they can make arrangements for food and activities.

    The Reunion plans include starting at 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Akron Area Museum, 601

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    Genealogical Society speaker celebrates Luxembourg origins this Saturday

    As part of the Ice Cream Days celebration in Le Mars, the Northwest Iowa Genealogical Society (NWIGS) will host a program billed “The Search for a Connection to Luxembourg.”

    The event will take place in the fourth floor study hall of the Plymouth County Historical Museum on Saturday, June 16, at 1:30 PM.

    Featured speaker, Jim Wiltgen of Conway Ark., has many ties to Le Mars and other Iowa

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