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Celebrates Golden Anniversary

Posted August 19, 2017 at 2:26 am

Sue and Harold Higman Jr., of Akron, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an Open House, which will be at 5 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Akron Golf Course. The former Sue Kadous and Harold Higman Jr. were married on Aug. 26, 1967 at the First United Methodist Church in Yankton, S.D. They made their home in Akron where Harold owned and operated Higman Sand & Gravel. The Higmans are now retired. They are the parents of three sons: Justin and his wife, Lily of San Diego, Calif.; Jerad and his wife, Peggy, of Dakota Dunes, S.D.; and Joel and his wife, Erin, of St. Louis, Mo. They have eight grandchildren.

    Plymouth County Museum to sponsor bus trip Oct. 7

    Seven historic sites in Nebraska will be the destination for the annual bus trip sponsored by the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars. This year’s outing will be Saturday, Oct. 7.

    Anyone wishing to take advantage of the early bird bus fare should purchase a ticket by Sept. 1. Reading Bus Lines will be the carrier.

    Judy Bowman, Museum administrator, says the annual bus trip is a fundraiser but also is much more.

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    Rolfes family holds annual reunion

    The annual Rolfes Family Reunion was held on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at the St. Patrick’s Parish Hall in Akron.

    The reunion was attended by all seven living siblings of Frank and Ida (Dreckman) Rolfes, who lived in the Akron area from 1950 until their deaths in 1974 and 1985 respectively. Eleven of their 31 grandchildren, 29 of their 61 great grandchildren and seven of their 18 great-great-grandchildren attended.


    Marlin and Pearl Hillrichs to celebrate 60th Anniversary

    Marlin and Pearl Hillrichs of San Antonio, Texas, will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Aug. 24, 2017. Marlin is a 1951 graduate of Akron High School and received his bachelor’s degree in 1963 from Morningside College in Sioux City. Pearl (nee Nelson) graduated in 1949 from Central High School in Sioux City.

    They were married on Aug. 24, 1957 at St. John Lutheran Church in Sioux City, and honeymooned in Canada.


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    Raffle to benefit A-W FFA

    Raffle tickets will be sold for these two pedal tractors at the Akron Tractor Pull Aug. 12. Tickets are $5 per ticket or $20 for five tickets. Proceeds will benefit the Akron-Westfield FFA along with proceeds from the concession stand. Tickets may also be purchased before the pull by contacting Kyle Hoffman, 712-204-2375, or email kyle.hoffman@wilsontrailer.com.

    The Pedal Pull for kids will be at 5 p.m. Aug. 12 at the former airport ground south of Akron.

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    50th anniversary

    Bob and Susan Brown of Akron will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a wedding dance from 8 to 11 p.m.on Saturday, July 29 at the Akron Golf Clubhouse. Amy Linder and the Top Down Band will provide the music. The dance is open to the public. The couple requets no gifts.

    The couple has three children: Wendi (Mike) Bogard of Lansing, Kansas; Michael (Jayme) Brown of Akron; and Chad (Melanie) Brown, also of Akron. Bob and Susan are

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    60 years together

    Dennis and Nelda Hultgren were married 60 years ago on Aug. 3, 1957 at Union Creek Lutheran Church in Akron, Iowa, by Rev. David J. Roy. They will celebrate with an open house hosted by their family on Saturday, July 29, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Alcester Village Apartments, Alcester, S.D.

    Their family includes four children: Nancy (Willard) Forsythe of Akron Iowa; Jean (Dene) Doty of Alcester, S.D.; Jahn (Colleen) Hultgren

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    Only two local youth vying for Fair Royalty

    By Julie Ann Madden

    In The Akron Hometowner coverage area, there are only two girls competing for Plymouth County Fair Royalty queen. There are no boys seeking the king seat.

    Callie Henrich, daughter of Brad and Michelle Henrich of Akron, is sponsored by the Akron-Westfield FFA.

    She graduated from Akron-Westfield Community School this past spring. She participated in

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    Photographic exhibit opens at Plymouth County Museum

    Dick and Glada (Reichert) Koerselman, two long-time Le Mars Daily Sentinel journalists, left the Plymouth County Historical Museum a treasure trove of history through their hundreds of newspaper photos and stories.

    Their story debuted in a special exhibit, “Through the Years in Black-and-White,” opening in the Museum’s 1905 Study Hall on the first day of “Ice Cream Days” June 14.

    The exhibit will remain

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    ‘Cathedrals Among the Cornfields’ is feature at July 15 Genealogical Society meeting

    The Northwest Iowa Genealogical Society will meet Saturday, July 15 at 1:30 p.m.

    This month’s guest speaker, author Marilyn Schirck Setzler, will give a presentation on her book “Cathedrals Among the Cornfields.”

    The event, free and open to the public, will be held in the Old Central Gym lobby at the Plymouth County Historical Museum, 335 First Avenue SW in Le Mars.

    Schirck Setzler’s book features historic churches in Carroll County, Iowa.

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