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About 125 kids enjoy FFA Alumni Egg Hunt Saturday

Posted March 31, 2016 at 5:00 am

Predictions of rain, sleet and snow had FFA Alumni members moving their second annual Easter Egg Hunt from the Akron City Park to the Akron-Westfield School gymnasiums. Grades 7-12 Principal Derek Briggs emceed the event, using the PA system, counting down to the start. More than 2,100 eggs were gathered. Following the egg hunt, The Chamber’s Easter Basket Hunt began with activities taking place in several businesses.

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    From potatoes to pages

    New Horizons United Church of Christ members held an Irish Potato Bake and then donated 10 percent of the net proceeds to the Akron Public Library for library materials. On March 22, New Horizons members Joy Porsch (l) and Shirley Gerling (r) presented Akron Children’s Librarian Mary Campbell with a check for $60.

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    Hinting to Old Man Winter?

    The old saying is “April showers bring May flowers.” But will saying “Spring showers” speed up the process? Not sure if that’s what Akron-Westfield Office Assistant Amy Schoenfelder was thinking when she created this beautiful bulletin board design but one can hope it works. A-W students and staff already have eight days to make up this year — six for snow days and two for the football playoff game days. If no more days are missed, the last day of school will be June

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    Cast selected for ‘Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

    The cast has been selected for the Akron Opera House’s “Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Members are (First Row l-r:) Charlie Anderson, Max Anderson, Cameron Wahlberg, Skyler Briggs, Nick Schnell, Cameron Schroeder, (Second Row l-r:) Jodi Hettwer, Missy Saathoff, Beckie Wahlberg, Emmy Knuth, Alisha Knapp, Jill Schroeder, (Third Row l-r:) Lisa Nielsen, Lisa Harris, Michael Harris, Kathy Johnson, Amy Linder, (Fourth Row l-r:) Mark Philips, Tom Schroeder, Ryan Schuknecht and Steve Pearson. Cast members missing from photograph are Maggie Brown, Tiffany Pearson, Jon Harris and

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    80 years young

    Jeannette Quick, of Akron, celebrated her 80th birthday March 9. An open house will be held March 19 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Wesley Hall of Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron.

    Jeannette was born in Grant City, Mo., to Arthur and Agnes Rauch. She married Lyle Quick May 5, 1957. They became the parents of three children: Pam (Herk) Von Hagel of Akron, Patricia (deceased), and Roger (Tracy) Quick of Rathdrum, Idaho.

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    Children sought for productions

    Children in Grades 2-7, interested in performing in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Pinocchio” at the Akron Opera House are invited to audition for the cast at 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 28. “Pinocchio” is being sponsored by Peoples Bank and Friendship & Service Club.

    This is a children’s musical production that begins on that Monday night with practices every night that week.

    Performances are at 3:00 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 2.

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    ‘Angel gowns’ grace Akron library

    It’s simple. Take a wedding gown and transform it into gowns and/or pouches for the littlest angels — those babies who do not survive. Called angel gowns and pouches, these tiny garments bring comfort to families at the time of their greatest loss. Lisa Wilcox, of Akron, (l) with her Angel Gowns for Dignity volunteers, create these out of donated wedding gowns. Then the gowns and pouches are delivered to area hospitals. Stop at the Akron Public Library this month,

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    Plymouth County Pork Producers host annual banquet March 12

    By Julie Ann Madden

    There are a few changes for this year’s Plymouth County Pork Producers Association’s Annual Banquet, which will be held Saturday, March 12 at the Le Mars Golf Course Clubhouse.

    There won’t be a Pork Appetizer Cook-off Contest but there will be appetizers during the Social Hour, which begins at 6 p.m. Mary Bierman, of Cherokee, is providing them.

    On the other hand, the crowning of the Plymouth County Little

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    Calum Lee Engel

    Calum Lee Engel was born on Jan. 28, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. He weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 inches long. Parents are Russell and Heidi (Geiger) Engel of Sioux City. Calum has one sister, Eliana who is two-years-old.

    Grandparents are Jason and Julie Ann Madden of Akron, Gary and Deidre Engel of Sioux City, and Darla and Gene Geiger Jr. of Spencer. Great-grandparents are Bertie Boyle of Sioux City, and Gene

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