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Want to know A-W Girls Scouts do?

Posted April 19, 2016 at 7:46 pm

Stop by the Akron Public Library this month and check out the local Girl Scouts troops’ display and read what the troops have been doing this school year and why it’s such a great organization to join. The library is open Monday through Saturday at 350 Reed St.

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    Eli Rose Less

    Welcome Baby!

    Mitch and Liz Less, of Akron, are happy to announce the arrival of their daughter, Eli Rose. She was born at 8:44 p.m. on March 10, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. She weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Ken and Karla Less of Akron, and Terry and Jana Fitzgerald of Le Mars. Great-Grandmother is Bernice Less of Le Mars. Eli was welcomed home by big sisters Hannah, 7, Quinn, 5,

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    Akron Legionnaires begin flag fundraiser

    Imagine if every Akron home had two flags in their yards on special occasions. What a message it would say about the Akron community’s appreciation of our country and its veterans.

    Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186 members who live within the city limits of Akron may have noticed two United States flags in their yards on Veteran’s Day 2015.

    The flags were placed there in honor of their service to their country by fellow Legion members.

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    Akron Historical Society begins museum summer programs

    On the first Saturday of each month, the Akron Historical Society will open the Akron Area Museum from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    But first, to kick off the “Saturdays at the Akron Museum,” there will be a program every Saturday in April.

    The programs will feature items found in the museum. The historical three-story Victorian mansion, located at 601 Main St., is filled with Akron and Westfield area artifacts from the towns’ humble 1880s beginnings to the latest yesteryears.

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    Akron librarians offer ‘amnesty’ during National Library Week

    Have an overdue library book? Or just found that book your child didn’t return years ago? The Akron librarians have just the solution.

    Return overdue library materials to the Akron Public Library during National Library Week, which is April 10 – 16, and ask a librarian for amnesty and the fines will be forgiven.

    People can’t just drop the materials in the library’s overnight dropbox to get their fines forgiven, said Akron Public Library Director Jeannie Frerichs. They must

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    About 125 kids enjoy FFA Alumni Egg Hunt Saturday

    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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