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Couple celebrates first anniversary

Posted January 18, 2017 at 6:00 am

Bonnie M. Heeren and Matthew J. Seivert were united in marriage Dec. 31, 2015, at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Sioux Falls, S.D. The New Year’s Eve reception immediately followed at the Hilton Garden Inn downtown Sioux Falls.

Bonnie is the daughter of Mark and Michelle Heeren, granddaughter of John and Mary Rollins and the late Ray and June Heeren, all of Akron. Bonnie is employed at River Ridge Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Center in Sioux Falls.

Matthew is the son of Mike and Jean Seivert of Alcester, S.D., and grandson of Dolores Kolbeck of Salem, S.D. Matthew is employed at Sioux Valley Energy in Brandon, S.D.

Bonnie and Matt honeymooned in San Diego,

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    Korean War veteran pays tribute to Hollywood’s Debbie Reynolds

    By Julie Ann Madden

    With the death of Hollywood actress and singer Debbie Reynolds on Dec. 28, 2016, an Akron, S.D., soldier recalled his memories of her.

    Korean War veteran Dennis Hultgren, of Akron, S.D., originally saw the actress-singer at a Hollywood Program for soldiers when he was serving in the Korean War overseas.

    In 1992, Hultgren and his wife, Nelda, went to Las

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    Announce engagement

    Mrs. Carol Welch, wife of the late Clayton Welch, announces the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Ann Welch to David Robert Hodgson, son of the late Vicki Hodgson and grandson of the late Harold and Rosie Stubbs of Alcester, S.D.

    Lisa graduated from Akron-Westfield Community School in 1999 and the University of South Dakota in 2004. She is currently employed at Sanford Health as a Patient Access Representative.


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    Floyd Valley Federated Garden Club

    If you are interested in learning tips for dividing perennials, trimming shrubs, planting flowers in the shade or in full sun, landscaping, fertilizer, touring gardens, learning the newest varieties of vegetables and flowers, how to pronounce the scientific names for certain flowers – well, there is much more to learn! – the Floyd Valley Federated Garden Club may just be the right fit for you.

    The FV Federated Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of the month in the dining room of the Presbyterian United Church

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    Kass: Electoral meeting went ‘very smooth’

    By Steve Peterson

    Don Kass, of Remsen, was one of the six Iowa electors who cast their ballots for President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence at the Iowa Electors’ meeting Dec. 19.

    The meeting was held at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines and featured a welcome from Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. The meeting was run by Secretary of State Paul Pate.

    Nationally, Pence and Trump beat Hillary Clinton and

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    NHS members serve Ridgewood guests

    By Steve Peterson

    Ridgewood Apartments residents were treated to a meal served by Akron-Westfield National Honor Society (NHS) members Dec. 27.

    A total of about 20 NHS members served turkey and ham and all the fixings in two shifts. The staff at Akron Jo’s Cafe cooked the main dishes.

    “We started at the end of November to plan for this with (Ridgewood’s Manager) Sharon Frerichs,” said

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    A-W students learn ‘1-Point Perspective’

    To begin a perspective drawing unit, Art I students reviewed 1 point perspective in class by drawing an interior of a room, Akron-Westfield Art Teacher Robin Dirks told The Akron Hometowner. A Project-Based Learning assignment followed as students worked in cooperative groups to create a 1-point perspective mural with masking tape. There are 12 different murals in the halls throughout the school. This one was created by Travian Appley, Brenden Manley and Ethan Ranschau.

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    Yamaha performing jazz artist to perform in Akron

    Baritone Saxophonist Adam Schroeder has established his influence as a major voice and force in the global jazz community by becoming the first call for a multitude of musical situations and he is one of the first calls at Birdie & Carol Harris School of Performing Arts in the new year.

    Schroeder will perform in concert as a featured soloist with the Reggie Shive Big Band at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5 at Birdie & Carol Harris School

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    Happy 80th Birthday Sam Philips!

    Join Sam, Nadine, and family to celebrate his birthday with an Open House

    Saturday, Dec. 31

    10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Akron Care Center

    Cards may be sent to Sam at Akron Care Center,

    991 Highway 3, Akron, IA 51001

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    Carter Marvin Waterman

    Kody Waterman and Shandra Maier would like to announce the birth of their son, Carter Marvin Waterman. Carter was born on November 21, 2016, weighing seven pounds, 1.2 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long.

    The proud grandparents are Bob and Donna Kelley of Akron and Dan and Lynda Maier of Storm Lake, Iowa. Carter’s great-grandparents are Dick and Bonnie Dimmick of Alcester, S.D.