All-Class Reunion planning meetings set for third Tuesdays of each month

Posted November 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

Next summer is the Akron-Westfield All-Class Reunion, an event which has been held every five years since 1975.

A steering committee of alumni volunteers has begun meeting to plan the three-day event, which will be held June 26, 27 and 28, 2015, in Akron and Westfield.

Volunteers will meet at 6:30 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month at the Akron Public Library. The meetings are coordinated by Committee Chairperson Rodney Anderson, Class of 1978 alumnus.

Currently, the members are lining up a banquet location, vendors and entertainment.

In addition, sponsors for each class are being sought to make sure their classmates are located so

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    A-W Music Boosters

    Akron-Westfield is already through the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year, and one high school vocal concert has been held. There are many more upcoming elementary, middle school, and high school music performances to be listened to.

    The Music Boosters’ sole purpose is to financially support all the instrumental and vocal music programs at A-W. Without the tremendous support of individual and corporate sponsors, A-W would not have the quality of music education, performance level, and support equipment you see every year.

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    Bits of area history displayed at Akron library

    By Julie Ann Madden

    If you’re from Akron, Chatsworth, Craig, or Westfield — then a stop at the Akron Public Library is a must this month.

    Akron Historical Society members brought some of the Akron Area Museum’s artifacts for the library’s monthly display.

    There are school graduation programs, play and movie posters, newspaper articles and old telephone books.

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    Wesley UMC donates to help others locally, internationally

    Wesley United Methodist Church members Meriele Wilmot and Warren Thompson (r) visited with Davidson Adams (l), a Nigerian Western Iowa Tech Community College student who gave the spiritual message during the 35th Annual Thanksgiving Ingathering held Nov. 1 in Cherokee.

    For several months Akron church members have been collecting helpful items to send to Nigeria and to worldwide sites of disaster: Health Kits, Dorm Kits and Layette Kits were delivered to collection trucks Saturday.

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    Akron’s St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church to celebrate 125th anniversary

    Sunday, Nov. 2, is a special Sunday for the congregation of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, rural Akron.

    The congregation will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a worship service and dinner/fundraiser.

    Worship will be at 10 a.m., with a joint service of the congregations of St. John, Akron, and St. John’s Lutheran Church of Craig.

    Following the worship service, a pork

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    Couple celebrates 60 years

    A. Earl and Dee Hilliker, of Akron, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. with an Open House at the Akron Golf Course Clubhouse. They request no gifts.

    A. Earl Hilliker and Dee Peck were married at the Methodist Church in Luverne, Minn. on Nov. 7, 1954. They have two children: Sherry (Jerry) Rasmussen and Nan (Zeppy) Ankrum, all of Sioux City. They have also been blessed with

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    Card Shower

    The family of Jean Carlson requests that her friends help them in celebrating her birthday during the week of Nov. 3 – 7. Jean would be happy to receive phone calls or cards sent to P.O. Box 394 in Akron, in care of Karen Adix.

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    Sign up to win ‘Scarecrow’ swing set

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron Lumber Company owner Tim Philips built it, then donated it to the Friendship & Service Club’s Great Akron Scarecrow Festival & Contest in September.

    Next, “Woodrow, the Swinging Scarecrow” was auctioned as part of the club’s effort to raise funds for community betterment during the festival.

    Bill and Sue Brown, of rural Akron, had the winning

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    Peoples Bank donates to Westfield project

    As a kickoff to a ladies’ night of wine tasting and painting fundraiser, Peoples Bank employees presented Westfield City Clerk Angela Olson with a $5,250 donation for the city’s Park & Ball Field Improvement Project. From left: Peoples Bank employees Kellie Nygard, Connie Tentinger, Gina Terpstra with City Clerk Angela Olson.

    Westfield Church’s Supper

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Not only are area farmers busy in the fields harvesting crops, farmers are donating produce to make the annual Harvest Supper even better.

    From 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, the Westfield Congregational United Church of Christ congregation is cooking up a harvest of locally grown, homemade foods for this supper.

    The menu is homemade chicken casserole, real mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet corn, salad, rolls, and pie.

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