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Happy 90th Birthday!

Posted November 15, 2018 at 6:00 am

Audrey Ericson, formerly of Union County, SD, will turn 90 on Nov. 25. To celebrate, an Open House is being held in her honor Sunday, Nov. 25, 2 – 4 p.m., at Union Creek Lutheran Church, Union County. She requests no gifts.

Audrey was born Nov. 25, 1928, to Lawrence and Mae Fern (Johnson) Ericson on a farm in Union County. She went to West Union school for a couple months before transferring to Hoyt Country School for eight years and then to Akron High School for four years. She graduated from Yankton College with a teaching degree and started teaching in 1946. One of the schools she taught at was Hoyt Country School for two years.

Audrey married Ray Ericson June 29,

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    Local couple weds

    Cali Westergard of Ireton, and Spencer Frankl of Elk Point, S.D., exchanged marriage vows on September 15, 2018, in a 4 p.m. ceremony at Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa. Pastor Mike Kelley officiated the ceremony.

    Cali is the daughter of Colleen Westergard and the late Carl Westergard of rural Ireton. Spencer is the son of James and Amy Frankl of rural Elk Point.

    Vocalists were Davis Patton and Taylor

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    Happy 90th birthday!

    Arvin Finzen, of Akron, will turn 90 on Thursday, Nov. 8. To celebrate, he would love to receive a card with your favorite memories sent to him at Arvin Finzen, 411 N. Seventh St., Akron, IA 51001.

    Arvin was born on a farm near Akron. He has two children, five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He currently resides at the Akron Care Center.

    Veterans to be honored

    Thank you, Veterans — those who are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, and your families, for your dedication to America!

    New Horizons United Church of Christ is hosting a complementary meal to honor area veterans.

    All area veterans are invited to come Sunday, Nov. 11, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at 141 Reed Street! Veterans may attend the Celebration of Worship at 9 a.m., if they wish, or only come to dine!

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    Governor declares Pain Awareness Month

    By Julie Ann Madden

    It was a simple motorcycle accident that changed her life forever.

    In 2010 at a stop light, her motorcycle’s throttle popped, causing her to be thrown from it. She landed on her knees, scraping them. However, her right knee continued to hurt.

    So a couple of weeks later, Kimberly Waterbury, of Le Mars, went to her doctor who sent

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    Westfield’s Harvest Supper is Saturday, not Thursday

    By Julie Ann Madden

    It’s the same menu, same time, same purpose, same price.

    However, it’s a different day of the week.

    Westfield Congregational United Church of Christ’s annual Harvest Supper is this Saturday, Oct. 27 instead of the last Thursday night of October.

    It may be the first time in more than 100 years the congregation’s annual Harvest Supper fundraiser hasn’t been on a Thursday.

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