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Akron couple is wed

Posted November 16, 2017 at 3:31 pm

Casie Rehder, daughter of Jon and Marsha Rehder of Sutherland, Iowa, and John Sievert, son of Marvin Sievert of Pocahontas, Iowa, and Tammy Miner of Hawarden, Iowa, were united in marriage on August 5, 2017.

The ceremony was held at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sioux City, Iowa. Pastor Leroy Riemer of Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland officiated. The reception and dance were held at Country Celebrations Event Center in Sioux City.

The bride and the groom are both graduates of Morningside College. The bride works at Morningside College and the groom works at DeRocher Brothers Construction. The couple resides in Akron.

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    Card shower

    The family of Arnold Bremer is requesting a card shower for his 90th Birthday on November 26, 2017.

    Send cards to:

    260 S. 4th St. Apt. 110

    Akron, IA 51001

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    60 years wed

    Gayland and Selma Small will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on November 25, 2017.

    Gayland and Selma were married November 23, 1957, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron. Their children are LouAnn, Kathy, Brian, and Brad. The couple also has 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, with three more on the way.

    A family dinner will be held at 12:00 followed by an Open House at 2:00 at St. Patrick’s Parish

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    A-W teacher named IBEA president

    The Iowa Business Education Association (IBEA) is pleased to announce that Andrew Thonstad, Business and Technology Teacher from the Akron-Westfield Community School District, has been elected President of IBEA for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Thonstad is in his seventh year teaching in both the high school and middle school grade level groups at Akron-Westfield.

    Thonstad was one of over 115 Iowa business educators who attended the recent Iowa Business Education Association Conference held

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    Celebrating 40 years

    Russell and Clarice (Price) Paulson were married on November 12, 1977, at Brule Creek Lutheran Church.

    An open house celebrating Russell and Clarice Paulson’s 40th Wedding Anniversary will be held at the Brule Creek Lutheran Church on Saturday, Nov. 11. The Open House will be held from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and will be hosted by John and Kendra Paulson and Kyle and Jessy Paulson. Please no gifts! Your presence is our gift.

    Opera House Annual meeting

    Akron Opera House President Doug Olson has set Sunday, Nov. 12 at 7:00 p.m. as the date and time for the 2017 Annual Meeting.

    The meeting will be held at Akron Opera House and is open to the public.

    This is a good time to come and present new ideas for the upcoming season.

    Reformation Service

    Sunday, October 29, a joint Reformation service will be held at 2:00 p.m. with the Nebraska Synod.

    Immanuel Lutheran, Akron, IA will be a hosting site for a live stream and we open our doors for others in the area to attend. The projection will be set up in the church., so you are most welcome to attend.

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    Communities respond to benefit for Brent family

    Family, friends, and colleagues stepped forward to hold a benefit Oct. 21 for Theresa Brent and her family of Le Mars to help fight Theresa’s battle with cancer. Theresa’s cancer diagnosis was received in September of this year.

    Those making the benefit happen were Deb Pottebaum, Amy Skov, Jill Feuerhelm, Mark Strub, and Kevin and Dawn Richards (owners of Bike Central), all of Le Mars.

    Theresa is an Akron-Westfield preschool co-teacher with

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    ‘The countryside is ablaze with color in autumn’

    By Julie Ann Madden


    Defined by an online dictionary as The third season of the year, when crops and fruits are gathered and leaves fall, in the northern hemisphere from September to November and in the southern hemisphere from March to May.”

    And it’s truly looking like the dictionary’s sentence example (The caption’s

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    Information sought regarding deceased veteran’s flag found

    Local legionnaires discovered a veteran’s flag, which had been presented to family members at a deceased veteran’s funeral, was placed in their Used Flag Drop Box at Fourth and Reed Streets in Akron.

    “There could be a million reasons why this flag was placed in the Used Flag Drop Box,” said Legionnaire Stan Rolfes, explaining the Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186 members would like to honor that veteran by placing that flag in Akron’s Avenue of Flags.

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