Potato bake benefits museum

Posted March 21, 2014 at 3:16 pm

New Horizons United Church of Christ hosted a potato bake supper on March 15. Some dressed the part for St. Patrick’s Day, which was celebrated Monday. Those clad in green apparel were (l-r:) Cindy Feauto and Katie Miller. About 60 meals were served. A portion of the funds raised will be donated to the Akron Area Museum. Not showing in photo were Sheryl Banks and Vivian Miller.

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    Pageant is

    ‘amazing’ experience

    Eighteen-year-old Desiree Peterson, a senior at Sioux City East High School, recently competed in the Miss Amazing Pageant, March 7 – 8 in Council Bluffs.

    She is the daughter of Angela Clarey and granddaughter of Terry and Lynette Clarey of Akron.

    Desiree performed a Tae Kwon Do musical form for her talent contest as well as participated in the Evening Gown competition. She was also interviewed by a panel

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    Evelyn Claesson celebrates 95th Birthday

    On Tuesday, March 25, Evelyn Claesson will be turning 95 years old. Evelyn is a former resident of Akron and has moved to Lincoln, Neb. to be closer to her family.

    Evelyn’s daughter and son-in-law, Steve and Nancy Tonkin, live in Lincoln. Evelyn has two grandsons and three great-grandchildren: Riley and Kathy Tonkin and their daughter Reagan, age 3 1/2, of Lincoln; and Ryan and Katie Tonkin and their children, Ryder, age 3 1/2, and Kendall, 11 months of

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    SNB provides seniors St. Patrick’s meals

    by Steve Peterson

    It was time for Wearing of the Green Day at Akron Senior Center on March 17. Security National Bank provided free meals; staff members served the food and bank employees Stacy Heydon and Jennifer Clarey (pictured with Site Manager Barb Mitchell (l)presented a $300 donation to the center. A meal of corned beef and cabbage was served.

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    Brand shows commitment to cattle, ICA and agriculture

    Judy and Lowell Vos, Kingsley, add their family’s farm brand, Idlewild Farm, to the Brand Wall at the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association office in Ames. The brand was made in memory of Clarence Vos and Leroy Vos.

    Since 1995, ICA members have made $1000 donations to demonstrate their support of the organization, and that commitment has been noted with their addition to the Brand Wall.

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    Couple celebrates 40 years

    Mike Colt and Lucy (Lias) Colt were married on March 16, 1974, at the Methodist Church in Riverside, Sioux City, Iowa. To celebrate their anniversary, Mike and Lucy’s children are treating them to a weekend in Kingsman, Kansas at The King’s Inn Bed and Breakfast.

    Mike and Lucy’s family includes Christopher, his wife Emily, and their children Allison and Ruth; Keith, his wife Jaime, and their children Caleb, Chloee, and Tayte; Nicole Turney, her husband Kelly, and their daughter Akia; and Lindsey Flewwellin, her husband

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    Students graduate from Paramedic class

    Twenty students graduated Feb. 22 after completing a year long Paramedic course at Avera McKennan School of Emergency Services in Sioux Falls. Three local students in the course were Joe Hook of Akron, Cathy Bushby and Payne Allen of Hawarden. Students attended lectures with regular testing, completed time in various areas of a hospital, and had to complete 320 hours of ride time with a Paramedic service. After graduation students still have to pass the national written test before becoming an official paramedic. Those in the class

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    Former Akron resident weds

    Tiara Badua and Gregory Palmer exchanged wedding vows on Jan. 18, 2014, in Santa Monica, California.

    Tiara is the daughter of Ed and Deborah Badua of Honolulu, Hawaii. Greg is the son of Brad and Carol Palmer of Akron.

    The wedding ceremony took place on the beach with close family and friends in attendance. The ceremony was followed by a lunch reception at Shutter’s on the Beach Hotel. The Maid of Honor was childhood friend of

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    80th Birthday to be celebrated

    A Birthday Open House will be held on Sunday, March 16, from 2:00- 4:00 p.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church to celebrate Shirley Waag’s 80th Birthday. Birthday greetings may be sent to Shirley at 48035 312th St., Akron, IA 51001.

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    Announce engagement

    Jo Trobaugh of McCook Lake, S.D. and Mike Hasenbank of Elk Point, S.D. are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Hasenbank to Neil Staniszewski, son of Tom and Kathy Staniszewski of Marshall, Minn. Grandparents are Joyce Hasenbank of Westfield, Iowa and Phyllis Taveirne of Marshall.

    The Bride-to-be is a graduate of the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration- accounting degree and a Master’s of Professional Accountancy degree. She is a Budget Analyst

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