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Emery Paige Siemering

Posted October 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

Emery Paige Siemering was born on Aug. 15, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She weighed 7 lbs 3 oz. and was 20 inches in length. Her parents are Chad and Jen (Appley) Siemering of Marion, Iowa. Her grandparents are Al and Anna Siemering of Cedar Rapids, and Kurt and Nancy Appley of Akron. Ken Wales and Betty Appley, both of Akron, are her great grandparents.

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    Celebrate 65 years

    Gerd and Phyllis Ludwigs were married at St. Patrick’s Church on October 2, 1950. They are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. Please help honor the couple by sending cards to Mr. and Mrs. Gerd Ludwigs, PO BOX 444, Akron, IA 51001.

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    Aria Kate Frankl

    On July 23, 2015, Alex and Danielle Frankl welcomed their daughter, Aria Kate Frankl into the world. Aria was born at Orange City Hospital in Orange City, weighing 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long.

    Aria has two new excited uncles, Spencer and Reagan Frankl of Akron, S.D. She is the granddaughter of Jim and Amy Frankl of Akron, S.D., and Daryl and Rachel Riah. Aria’s great-grandparents are Jane Frankl and the late Michael Frankl and

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    First Church of Christ: 131 years of worship in Akron

    By Julie Ann Madden

    In the summer of 1884, Brother Allen from Nebraska came to Akron and held a 10-day meeting in the Baptist Church in Akron. Baptized were A.E. and Lou Holler. A Church of Christ was organized with members as follows: Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Hughes, Mr and Mrs. A.E. Holler, Iona and Lou Holler; and Mrs. Whitney.

    J.B. Hughes was appointed Elder and A.E.

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    Celebrate 50 years

    Gary and Joyce (Nuzum) Williams of Merrill, Iowa, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this month. They were married on Sept. 25, 1965 at the Hinton United Methodist Church. Their children are Matthew (Patti) Williams of Merrill, and Sue (Ryan) Bergman of Akron. The couple has nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

    A gathering in their honor will be held at the Merrill Civic Center (old Kissinger School) on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. A lunch will be

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    Card Shower

    A Card Shower will be held for Leona Smizer, who is celebrating her 95th birthday. Please send your birthday wishes to her at

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