Ventriloquist and his talking dog to perform at Opera House

Posted November 4, 2016 at 5:00 am

Todd Oliver and his dog, Irving, will take to the Akron Opera House stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19 in Akron.

This duo, which performs a talking dog comedy, was the semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent in 2012. Late Show host David Letterman proclaimed Todd Oliver as one of the Top Five Ventriloquists in the World.”

Todd Oliver and Irving’s talking dog show is a very family friendly show, said Akron Opera House Board President Doug Olson, noting this is the first production of the 2016-2017 season for the 110-year-old Akron Opera House.

Nationally-known Todd Oliver travels the country performing this hilarious show, which includes lots of audience participation segments, original

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    Akron alum returns home to teach music, perform concert

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Nov. 8 is going to be a special day for area residents and musical students.

    For the first time since his family moved away in 1974, an Akron alumnus is returning, bringing his musical talent and trumpeting skills to his hometown of Akron.

    Dr. Chuck “Charlie” Seipp, a member of Akron’s Class of 1975, is an adjunct associate professor

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    Gage Randall Breitbarth

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    Gage’s grandparents are Greg and Julie Breitbarth of Akron and Charles and Teresa Oetken of Le Mars. His great-grandparents are Berniece Breitbarth of Le

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    Are you looking for a new recipe to try for the holidays? Here is a fabulous opportunity to find one!

    First, pick a cookbook from the Akron Public Library’s shelves.

    Second, choose a new recipe from the cookbook to try.

    Third, have a librarian make a copy of the recipe.

    Fourth, bring the recipe home to practice.


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    90 years

    Milton Schneider, of Akron, will be celebrating his 90th birthday with an Open House on Oct. 16, 2016.

    The Open House will be held in the Security National Bank Community Room in Akron from 2 – 4 p.m.

    The Open House will be hosted by his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. No gifts requested.


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    Lois Winquist, of Beresford, S.D., turns 90 years old Oct. 23. In honor of her birthday, an Open House will be held 2 – 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Senior Events Center, 501 W. Elm St., Beresford.

    Your presence is her present.

    Greetings may be sent to Lois at Bethesda Nursing Home, 606 W. Cedar #303, Beresford, SD 57004.

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    At the Sept. 7 Akron Area Chamber of Commerce’s Farmer’s Market, people had the opportunity to meet with Akron’s Emergency Service volunteers. Ambulance, fire and police personnel were on hand to explain their services in a “Greet & Gratitude” time. (Above) Three children learned many things about the Akron EMS ambulance and its equipment from Emergency Medical Technician Ashley Arens.

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    Grayson’s grandparents are Dave and Becky Borchers of Akron, and Jerry and Pat Frahm of Plainview, Neb. Great-grandma is Inez Borchers of Craig, Iowa.

    Grayson was baptized at St.

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    Knights’ ‘Answer the Call’ raises $53k

    By Steve Peterson

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    The total after the phone calls was $3,920 but more donations were

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    Westerners show patriotism

    Many Akron-Westfield students dressed up in a USA theme for the Woodbury Central game Sept. 9 in Moville in honor of the 15th anniversary of 9/11. From left to right: Callie Henrich, Maddie Hemmrlick, Lexi Koele, Ellie Martinsen, Bailey Davis, Jessica Hansen and Brooke Koele.