A-W mom starts ‘senior banners’ project

Posted April 22, 2020 at 5:52 pm

Kerri Edwards, mother of Akron-Westfield senior Raileigh Edwards, found a way for the community to honor the Akron-Westfield Class of 2020 as these seniors’ celebration is hindered by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

She is asking all Akron-Westfield senior parents and community members to help purchase street light banners for each senior member.

Seven Acre Photo owner Liz Less will create these banners to show our 2020 seniors support.

Edwards is looking for donations to help cover the cost. Any donations can be made to Security National Bank of Akron by calling 712-568-2472.

Just tell any customer service representative that you are donating for the senior class banners, said Edwards. Help spread the word so we can

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    Get up to $100 free with Chamber Bucks

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce knows local business members are hurting.

    In addition, they know that some of their neighbors have lost their jobs and/or are struggling with the state-mandated social restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

    Therefore, at the Chamber’s April 2 conference-call meeting, the members decided to host a special Chamber Bucks Sale.

    It’s just like the Holiday Chamber Bucks

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    The staff and providers at the clinic want to extend a huge thank you to the numerous community members who have provided face masks, cloth masks, gift certificates, lunches, and words of encouragement to our clinic during these uncertain times in our country. Thanks also for understanding the seemingly constant changes in recommendations for patient care that we have made based on our close following of guidelines given to us by the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control. Please be assured that we have taken every precaution for the

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    ‘Hearts for Akron’

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Take a walk around or drive around Akron and one will see colorful hearts in many windows.

    Becky Meinen, of Akron, saw a Facebook post of another community creating a “Hearts in the Windows” campaign to show love and support during this time of Coronavirus isolation, and with a little encouragement from Akron Chamber of Commerce President Jennie Roed, Becky asked her fellow residents to do it.

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    All-Class Reunion is postponed

    It is with great regret that the 2020 Akron All-Class Reunion Planning Committee feels the need to cancel our event the last weekend of June 26 & 27, 2020 due to the current Coronavirus/COVID-19. Please understand our concern over the heath and safety of those that would attend.

    It was the hopes of many that this issue would be over with by June, or we would be able to hold it during the time that Westfield alumni are having theirs on Aug. 1.

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    Parade of Waves brings sea of joy

    by Dodie Hook

    There were dune buggies, trucks, cars, and vehicles of all kinds which participated in what was dubbed “Parade of Waves” Saturday, March 21 in Akron.

    The idea was conceived the day before by Christy Walrod, who’s husband, Bobby, is in the Akron Care Center. Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Akron Care Center has been shut down to visitors. The Walrod family missed seeing their husband, dad, and son so

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    Birthday Open House

    Betty Bockelman, of Hawarden, will celebrate her 90th Birthday on Tuesday, March 24.

    Her children are hosting an Open House in her honor on Saturday, March 28 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Eagles Club in Hawarden.

    Please Join us in celebrating this very special lady’s life. If you can’t make it to the Open House, Birthday wishes will reach her at 908 Ave O, Hawarden, IA 51023.

    Look who’s coming…

    As of March 7, the Akron & Akron-Westfield All-Class Reunion Committee reported the following have registered for the banquet on June 27, 2020.

    1945- Bill Enockson of Sioux City (1)

    1945- Charles Wetzeler of Spirit Lake (2)

    1946- Lois (Schneider) Berner of Sioux City (1)

    1947- Darrell Peters of Akron (1)

    1948- Wayne McCorkell of Quartzsite, AZ (1)

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    Welch selected for 2020 Iowa Boys State

    Submitted by

    Kaylene A. Hawkins

    Legion Post 186 Historian

    The Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post 186 this year selected Kyle Welch, son of Becky and Bernie Welch, of Akron for the 2020 Iowa Boys State recipient.

    Kyle is a junior at Akron-Westfield High School and will be representing his community at the annual Iowa Boys State at Camp

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    More register to attend All-Class Reunion

    As of Feb. 22, the Akron & Akron-Westfield All-Class Reunion Committee reports the following have registered for the banquet, which will be held June 27.

    The committee’s next meeting is 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3 at the Village North Apartments, 421 Dakota St.

    1945 – Bill Enockson of Sioux City

    1945 – Charles Wetzeler of Spirit Lake

    1946 – Lois (Schneider) Berner of Sioux City

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    Janet Wakeman’s family is requesting a card shower in honor of her 90th birthday on Feb. 13, 2020. Please send birthday greetings to

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