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Knights’ ‘Answer the Call’ raises $53k

Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

By Steve Peterson

St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus of Akron members conducted the 36th annual Phonothon from Parish Hall Sept. 7 and raised more than $3,900.

Beneficiaries are Life Skills Training Center, which receives 90 percent, and the remaining 10 percent goes to the Iowa Special Olympics from this “Answer the Call” campaign.

The total after the phone calls was $3,920 but more donations were going to be collected.

KC’s chapters in Le Mars, Kingsley and Remsen also made phone calls last Wednesday as the event is a county-wide effort.

“I’ve enjoyed it. I’ve been part of it for 18 years

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    Jack and Sherri Miller of Le Mars, Iowa, are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Makayla Ann Miller, to Joshua Timothy Davidson of Orange City, Iowa.

    Parents of the groom are Laurie Ann Anderson and also Clark and Karen Davidson, all of Orange City.

    Joshua and Makayla will exchange vows Sept. 10, 2016, at Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City with a reception following at Terrace View Event Center

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    Big brothers Jack, Nathan, Kevin, and Ben welcomed her home.

    Grandparents are Ed and the late Kay Schoenfelder of Westfield, and John and Sally Hakes of Lake Geneva, Wis.


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