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Will Alan Rozell

Posted October 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

On September 11, 2015, Jeff and Andrea Rozell welcomed their son, Will Alan Rozell into the world. Will was born at St. Lukes Hospital in Sioux City, weighing 8 pounds and was 21 inches long.

Will has two big sisters, Layla and Kenli to welcome him home. He is the grandson of Keith and Missy Rollins of Akron, Iowa and Dave and Suzie Rozell of Akron, Iowa.

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    Warty changes colors like chameleon

    By Julie Ann Madden

    From black body with red fins to the colorful reality of what dinosaurs looked like back when they roamed the Earth, Warty Willy received a facelift last week.

    Now, green with white underbelly and toenails, he’s looking pretty spiffy again — thanks to dinosaur painter Charles Von Hagel, of Akron, who was hired to paint Warty.


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    Fall outing to the pumpkin patch

    On Tuesday, Oct. 13 Akron Care Center employees loaded up the vans on a perfect fall day and took the residents to Diane’s Pumpkin Patch. They took a long ride around the pumpkin patch in the wagon pulled by the tractor. Some residents enjoyed holding a gray cat that snuggled right up on their laps. We then sat in the store and admired the darling crafts, shared stories and enjoyed pumpkin bars and hot apple cider. It just could not have been

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    Akron couple celebrates 65 years together

    James and Marion Utesch will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Oct. 18. They were married Oct. 18, 1950 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. They have four children, 12 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to 99 Sargent St., Akron, IA 51001. The couple will spend their anniversary at home with family.

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    Support breast cancer research with Total Motors

    During the month of October, Total Motors is participating in a breast cancer research fundraising campaign. It’s easy to participate. Just stop by Total Motors in Akron, write the name of your family member or friend who has breast cancer or is a survivor in the blank on the photo frame and have a sales associate take your photo in the frame like four-year-old Kevin Schoenfelder did. Then share your photo on Twitter or Instagram using #IDriveFor and tag Total Motors as

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    Couple celebrates golden anniversary

    Tom and Bethene Ross, of Akron, will be celebrating their upcoming 50th anniversary on Oct. 8.

    Tom Ross and Bethene Fischer were married on October 8, 1965, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hinton, Iowa. They had two children to this union: a daughter, Kim, is married to Todd Swancutt and their son, Scott, is deceased. The Ross’ have four grandchildren: Makayla, Megan, Michael, and Matthew Swancutt.

    A family dinner will be held

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    Emery Paige Siemering

    Emery Paige Siemering was born on Aug. 15, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She weighed 7 lbs 3 oz. and was 20 inches in length. Her parents are Chad and Jen (Appley) Siemering of Marion, Iowa. Her grandparents are Al and Anna Siemering of Cedar Rapids, and Kurt and Nancy Appley of Akron. Ken Wales and Betty Appley, both of Akron, are her great grandparents.

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    Celebrate 65 years

    Gerd and Phyllis Ludwigs were married at St. Patrick’s Church on October 2, 1950. They are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. Please help honor the couple by sending cards to Mr. and Mrs. Gerd Ludwigs, PO BOX 444, Akron, IA 51001.

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    Aria Kate Frankl

    On July 23, 2015, Alex and Danielle Frankl welcomed their daughter, Aria Kate Frankl into the world. Aria was born at Orange City Hospital in Orange City, weighing 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long.

    Aria has two new excited uncles, Spencer and Reagan Frankl of Akron, S.D. She is the granddaughter of Jim and Amy Frankl of Akron, S.D., and Daryl and Rachel Riah. Aria’s great-grandparents are Jane Frankl and the late Michael Frankl and

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