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Engagement announced

Posted May 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

Russ and Beth Van Beek of Akron, Iowa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cristy Lee Van Beek to Bradley Joseph Bunt, the son of Dave and Jan Bunt of Aberdeen, S.D.

The couple is planning a wedding on June 4, 2016 in Aberdeen, S.D.

Cristy and Brad received their bachelor’s degrees from the University of South Dakota in 2006. They reside in Aberdeen, SD, where Cristy is the Customer Service Manager at Corporate Image Group and Brad is a Field Claims Specialist for Rural Community Insurance Services.

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    “I really don’t know what to write but just “Thank you,” said Jed Gross of Akron who contacted The Akron Hometowner Friday afternoon about this gift.

    “I am blown away,” said Gross, explaining, “My tags on my car were expired from last October and I got new tags in the mail today.”

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    There are more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. In Iowa alone, nearly 6,000 children were in foster care during 2014.

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    The Paper Barn gets a face lift

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    Eric works as a Supply Chain Analyst for HNI Corporation in Muscatine, Iowa. Hannah is a buyer of Juniors Tops for Von Maur department stores in Davenport, Iowa.

    The couple met and graduated from Iowa State University.

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    Community Service Day students enjoy good weather

    Akron-Westfield students left their classrooms on May 2 to have some hands-on lessons about community service.

    Groups of students and faculty volunteered their labor and time around the Akron and Westfield communities.

    Their community service projects included:

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    • Hole N’ The Wall

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    Flag donations are being accepted now

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    Engagement Announced

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    Marissa, a graduate of Iowa State University, is an Assistant Buyer at Helzberg Diamonds in Kansas City, Mo. Jeremiah recently went back to college to pursue a physical therapy degree after serving in the U.S. Army.

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    3rd & Mill St. (SNB Community Room)

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    Sat 8-11 a.m.

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