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60 years together

Posted July 21, 2017 at 8:41 pm

Dennis and Nelda Hultgren were married 60 years ago on Aug. 3, 1957 at Union Creek Lutheran Church in Akron, Iowa, by Rev. David J. Roy. They will celebrate with an open house hosted by their family on Saturday, July 29, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Alcester Village Apartments, Alcester, S.D.

Their family includes four children: Nancy (Willard) Forsythe of Akron Iowa; Jean (Dene) Doty of Alcester, S.D.; Jahn (Colleen) Hultgren of Florence, S.C.; and Ruth (Scott) Henneman of Omaha, Neb.; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Greetings may be sent to them at Alcester Village Apartments, P.O. Box 290, Alcester, SD 57001.

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    By Julie Ann Madden

    In The Akron Hometowner coverage area, there are only two girls competing for Plymouth County Fair Royalty queen. There are no boys seeking the king seat.

    Callie Henrich, daughter of Brad and Michelle Henrich of Akron, is sponsored by the Akron-Westfield FFA.

    She graduated from Akron-Westfield Community School this past spring. She participated in

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    Photographic exhibit opens at Plymouth County Museum

    Dick and Glada (Reichert) Koerselman, two long-time Le Mars Daily Sentinel journalists, left the Plymouth County Historical Museum a treasure trove of history through their hundreds of newspaper photos and stories.

    Their story debuted in a special exhibit, “Through the Years in Black-and-White,” opening in the Museum’s 1905 Study Hall on the first day of “Ice Cream Days” June 14.

    The exhibit will remain

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    The Northwest Iowa Genealogical Society will meet Saturday, July 15 at 1:30 p.m.

    This month’s guest speaker, author Marilyn Schirck Setzler, will give a presentation on her book “Cathedrals Among the Cornfields.”

    The event, free and open to the public, will be held in the Old Central Gym lobby at the Plymouth County Historical Museum, 335 First Avenue SW in Le Mars.

    Schirck Setzler’s book features historic churches in Carroll County, Iowa.

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    The July 12 Akron Farmers’ Market is not just for people to come, buy some garden produce, enjoy a meal, learn some facts about local foods and celebrate area farmers — it’s also to help a local farm family facing a medical crisis.

    Although the family wishes to remain anonymous, their little girl has cancer.

    All net proceeds from the July 12 Farmers Market supper will go to the family to ease their burden.

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    Sliders sure are good

    By Julie Ann Madden

    A slider is an American term for a small sandwich, typically around 2 inches across, made with a bun, according to Wikipedia. The term primarily refers to small hamburgers, but can also cover any small sandwich made with a slider roll. The term, when used in reference to a small hamburger, refers to a small hamburger patty served on a small bun. White Castle trademarked the spelling variant “Slyder” and used it between 1985 and 2009. Sliders can be served as an hors

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    A large, family heirloom painting. Contact Donna Garrett at 712-251-0053.

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    So much fun at Akron library — definitely building a better world

    Jester Puppets perform with IOWA JONES at the Akron Public Library during the June 14 Summer Reading Program.

    IOWA JONES tells participants, “We need to find the map so we can find the last mummy boy who has no friends!”

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