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Brynn Elizabeth Koch

Posted November 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

Nick and Krista Koch of Westside, Iowa, are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter, Brynn Elizabeth Koch.

Brynn was born of Sept. 8, 2015 at St. Anthony’s Regional Hospital in Carroll, Iowa. She weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. She was welcomed home by Collin (age 2), Gabby (age 7), and Laytin (age 10).

Grandparents are Tom and Sheryl Reiter of Carroll, Sandy Koch of Akron, and John and Lisa Koch of Denison. Great-grandparents are Ethel Petersen of Carroll, Margaret Reiter of Carroll, Eunice Lehner of Le Mars, and Verlin and Judy Koch of Westside.

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    Everett David Moeller

    Aubri and Braxton Moeller are thrilled to announce the birth of their brother, Everett David Moeller, born on November 9, 2015 at Sanford Hospital in Vermillion, S.D. He weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Parents are Derek and Crystal Moeller of Vermillion. Grandparents are David and Kerry Heeren, Dennis and Dottie Oleson and the late Theodore Moeller, all of Akron. Great-grandparents are Kervyn and JoAnne Heeren and Ramona VanderHelm, all of Akron.

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    Akron assistant police chief graduates from Iowa Police Academy

    By Julie Ann Madden

    On Oct. 30, Akron Assistant Police Chief Phillip Torrey received his Iowa Law Enforcement state certification.

    He graduated from the 75th Hawkeye Community College Basic Level II Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, successfully completing nine weeks of training and 414 hours of course work.

    See full story in this week’s Akron Hometowner.

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    Couple celebrates 50 years together

    Doug and Mary Ellen Carlson, of Akron, will be celebrating their golden wedding anniversary Nov. 27. The Carlson’s were married on Nov. 27, 1965. They have three children: Steve (Jackie) Carlson, (Jim) Sharyl Black, and (Mike) Cari Brogden, all of Akron.

    Doug and Mary Ellen also have eight grandchildren: Christopher, Caitlyn and Kevin Carlson, Katie and Jared Black, and Ty, Cal and Jase Brogden.

    The couple attends Immanuel Lutheran

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    Easton Thomas Staniszewski

    Neil and Erin Staniszewski of Brookings, S.D. are proud to announce the arrival of their firstborn child, Easton Thomas Staniszewski.

    Easton was born on August 10, 2015 at Brookings Health System in Brookings. He weighed 10 pounds, 7 ounces and was 22 inches long.

    Easton’s grandparents are Mike Hasenbank of Elk Point, S.D., Jo Trobaugh of McCook Lake, S.D. and Tom and Kathy Staniszewski of Marshall, Minn. Great-grandparents are Joyce Hasenbank and

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    Community welcomes Administrator Bruinsma

    At a special Open House on Nov. 12, new Akron Care Center Administrator Alan Buinsma (r) was introduced to the community. Akron Area Chamber of Commerce President Stacy Heydon (second from right) visited with Bruinsma and Care Center MDS Coordinator Lacy Groon and her daughters, Shelby and Maddy.

    Akron’s Holiday Vendor Fair is Dec. 5

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Eight years ago, people had an extra opportunity to find Christmas gifts in Akron.

    From 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, they will have the chance again.

    The eighth annual Akron Holiday Fair will have so many vendors, it will be held in two adjacent buildings at Third and Mill Streets in Akron — St. Patrick’s Fellowship Hall and Security National Bank’s Community Room.

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    Chamber drawing winners

    Winners of Akron Area Chamber of Commerce’s drawings for a turkey or ham include:

    Akron Care Center: Tammi Vossberg

    Akron Children’s Center: Ryan Coyle

    Akron Gold & Silver: Gayle Gacusana

    Akron Hometowner: Jeannie Frerichs, Cynthia Anderson

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    Welcome Babies!

    Ethan Curtis Jacobson of Akron, Iowa, is the proud big brother of his twin siblings, Chevy Landon Jacobson and Lana Jeanne Jacobson. Chevy and Lana were born on Aug. 20, 2015 at Unity Point Health in Sioux City, Iowa, to Serena Jacobson, of Akron.

    Chevy Landon was 6 pounds 14 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Lana Jeanne was 6 pounds 7 ounces and was 18 inches long.

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    Fredric Brent Taylor

    Fredric Brent Taylor was born at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames, Iowa, on Sept. 23, 2015. He came into the world weighing 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Fredric’s parents are David and Cayla Taylor. His grandparents are Carl and Colleen Westergard of Ireton, Iowa, and Brent and Kathy Taylor of Fort Dodge, Iowa. Great-grandparents are Gene and Connie Toben of Le Mars, Iowa, Patricia Taylor of Fort Dodge, and Jane Davies of Fort Dodge.

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