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A-W alum reigns over River-cade

Posted July 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

Tiffany Bosse was named and crowned the 2016 Queen of the River during the Siouxland River-cade royalty coronation at the Sioux City Convention Center July 18. Tiffany is the daughter of Dale and Annette Bosse of Westfield, the granddaughter of Sylvia (Tibby) and the late Douglas Bosse, formerly of Jefferson, S.D., and the granddaughter of Jim and Diane Mandicino of Sioux City. Tiffany is a 2012 graduate of Akron-Westfield Community School and will be a senior this fall at Iowa State University. (Above l-r:) Princess Madison Clausen, Queen of the River Tiffany Bosse, and Princess Rebecca Holzrichter.

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    90 years

    Ellis Tucker’s 90th birthday is Aug. 9. If you would like to honor him with a card, please send to: Box 936, Akron, IA 51001. Happy Birthday Ellis!

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    Four generations

    Four generations of young Lincoln Wheelock’s family pose for a picture. Lincoln, 9, of Des Moines, suffers from a debilitating condition called Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) and a benefit is being held to raise FOP awareness and FOP research dollars at 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 21 at Nativity Parish Center, Sioux City. (l-r) brother Hudson Wheelock, 7, mom Trisha (Gambaiana) Wheelock, Lincoln, great-grandfather Larry Nilson (pastor of First Baptist Church in Akron), grandma Robin (Nilson) Gambaiana holding cousin Josie Sligh, great-grandmother Peggy Nilson,

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    Celebrates No. 101!

    On July 24, 2015, Elvera Wilken turned 101. She celebrated her special day with a pizza party with her family. Family members attending were Dallas and Clarice Wilken; Brian, Pam, Jordan, Peyton, Camryn, Beau and Broc Wilken; Craig, Tina, Hailey and Carter Wilken; and Tim, Amy, Taryn, Tatum and Tayvn Wilken; Larry and Arloween Washburn; Alan, Bernetta and Amber Verley; CJ Rolfes and Lillian Solbue.

    On Sunday, root beer floats were served at the Alcester Care Center.

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    Akron blood drive: July 31

    The Akron Community is sponsoring an Akron Community Blood Drive 2 – 6 p.m., Friday, July 31 (note time change) at Security National Bank Community Room through the LifeServe Blood Center.

    Schedule appointments online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 1-800-287-4903 and earn donation points for a limited-edition superhero T-shirt.

    Please bring a valid form of identification, such as your donor ID card or driver’s license with you.

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    Finding 4-H fair projects

    Jim De Boer, of Orange City, Iowa, has a collection of handmade tractors and trucks, which he displays at the Plymouth County Fair.

    Mr. De Boer hand-carves his collection of models out of wood and paints them. He also adds many other accessories, like people, tool boxes with tools inside, things for the people to carry and moving parts—such as doors and hoods that open, trucks with springs, gears that shift, working brakes and swinging drawbars.

    He said he

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    Amundson Family celebrates reunion

    The Amundson family reunion was held on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron.

    Bill and LaVerne Amundson were taking care of the registration and name tags. Donna Anderson of Alcester, S.D., was in charge of the dinner reservations.

    Our day began with morning coffee and show-and-tell where attendees brought things to share with the group. Some of the things included a teapot, family pictures and scrapbooks, a glass bowl which was a wedding gift

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    Edie Elizabeth Phipps

    Edie Elizabeth Phipps was born June 4 in Sioux City to Nate and Aftan Phipps of South Sioux City, Neb. Greeting Edie at home were her two brothers Aiden and Lincoln and her sister Lola.

    Grandparents are Cheryl Arneson of South Sioux City, Paul Arneson of Whiting, Iowa, and Dude and Miriam Phipps of Sioux City, Iowa. Great-grandparents are Mary Dorris of Huron, S.D., Laurel Arneson of Phoenix, Ariz., Virginia Phipps of Cherokee, Iowa, and Jim and Edie Small

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    Akron family visits with Grassley in Washington

    Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa met with Ryan, Arica, Landon, and Lainey Schuknecht of Akron in Plymouth County July 13 during their vacation to Washington, D.C.

    “I enjoyed visiting with the Schuknecht family,” said Grassley. “I appreciate the opportunity to meet face-to-face, hear concerns, and answer questions from Iowans.”

    The family spoke with Grassley about the future of ethanol, the EPA, and student loan interest.

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    Lemonade for sale

    by Steve Peterson

    Josie Jacobs of Akron provided lemonade to those attending the Akron Rebels and Harrisburg, S.D. baseball game on a hot July 19. Many took Josie up on the cool treat for only 50 cents.