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Card Shower

Posted December 15, 2017 at 12:02 am

The family of Shirley (Malcom) Sanders would like to honor her with a card shower in celebration of her 80th Birthday!

Please send cards to:

420 Hardy Street

Akron, Iowa 51001


    Chubs Country Store: Caring convenience for ‘our’ community

    Chubs Country Store’s list begins with 24-hour fuel service, firewood and (summer) fish bait and ends with a beer cave, groceries, lunch specials, pizza and soft ice cream (year-round).

    Most important for customers are the dedicated 16 employees, which Co-owner Jenell Lanning said are a great staff.

    “We like our employees to interact with the customers and get to know their likes and dislikes,” said Lanning, explaining it can be a customer seeking

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    69 Years of Marriage

    Clifford and Gladys Faust of Westfield will be celebrating their 69th wedding anniversary this month.

    Clifford Faust and Gladys Kamradt were united in marriage on December 3, 1948, in Sioux City, Iowa. To this union, two sons were born. One lives in Westfield and the other is deceased. The couple has two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Clifford and Gladys will celebrate their anniversary with their family.

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    Celebrating 25 years together

    Steve and Beth (Schroeder) Rust were united in marriage on Dec. 19, 1992 — 25 years ago — at Trinity Lutheran church of Akron. Their parents are Ron and Karen Schroeder and Aleida (late Don) Rust. Their children are Brady of Newport Beach, Calif., Stacy of Minneapolis, Minn., Brian of Sioux Falls, S.D., Brandon (Steph) of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Brett (Kendra) of Stewartsville, Minn. Steve and Beth’s priceless grand-babies are Addyson, Delilah, Everett and Jamison.

    A celebration with

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    Donate peanut butter, jelly, hats, mittens at SNB

    Peanut butter and/or jelly

    Bring donations of peanut butter and/or jelly to Security National Bank with donations going to families in Akron. Bring your donations to the bank, 251 Reed St., by Dec. 15.

    Hats and mittens

    Security National Bank is also collecting hats and mittens for Mid-Sioux. Drop off hat and mitten donations to the bank by Dec. 18.

    Caring Hearts tree available for the Akron Care Center

    The Akron Care Center will once again be having a “Caring Hearts” Tree at Thorson Drug.

    Residents’ names and wishes or needs will be hanging from tags on this tree. Please pick up a tag and make the holiday season brighter for one of our friends living in the Care Center.

    The gifts need to be returned to Thorson’s by Dec. 18 as our Caring Hearts Party and Open House will be held on Dec. 19 at 2:45 p.m.

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    Buying, selling, trading antiques, coins, & firearms

    An early 1900s Southeast Asia Dowry Chest.

    A Professor’s 1870s Murphy Bed Oak Cabinet.

    A Lion’s Head gold and diamond ring.

    Each antique has its own story — some are lost in history and others continue with the item as it’s passed down from generation to generation or sold in the estate and fine collectables world.

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    Pioneer Village Christmas’ Schedule announced

    The Pioneer Village Christmas Wonderland will be held the first two weekends in December at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds in Le Mars. There is no charge for these activities so bring the whole family and your friends.

    Each Saturday and Sunday evening, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., is filled with family fun activities. It all begins at 6 p.m. with the Sertoma Lighted Christmas Parade — from Eighth Street SW and Central Avenue and continues down Central Avenue to the Plymouth County Fairgrounds.

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    SPOTLIGHT: Broken Kettle Wine Cellars – It’s more than a winery in our midst

    A few years ago, local farmers Tony and Jennifer Heisterkamp partnered with John and Mary Lucken in creating apple orchards and aronia berry patches. Last year, they took another exciting venture, opening a winery, Broken Kettle Wine Cellars at 130 Reed St.

    But there is much more than just the approximate 15 varieties of sweet and dry, red and white wines there.

    Shopping starts with bottles of

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    Wendt Announces ‘Meet and Greet Open House’ in Akron Nov. 27

    Todd Wendt, recently nominated as the Democratic candidate for Iowa Senate District 3 in the December 12, 2017, special election, has announced he will be in Akron. He will meet with local residents Monday, Nov. 27 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Akron Public Library, 350 Reed St.

    “I look forward to meeting with and hearing from the residents of Akron and the surrounding area,” said Wendt.

    “We are very

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