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Count the Hearts winners

Posted February 24, 2015 at 10:50 pm

There were almost 50 guesses ranging from 18 to 51 hearts in The Akron Hometowner Count the Hearts Contest in the Feb. 11 paper. The correct answer was 43 hearts. Out of all the guesses, two people had the correct answer of 43 so we decided to have two winners: Gerry Stowers and Sadie Toben, who are holding their winning baskets. Due to the popularity of this and the fun people told us they had, we will have other games in future issues so keep watching!

In case you’re curious here’s a heart count by page: Front page – 18 hearts; Page 2 – one heart; Page 3 – one heart; Page 4 – one heart;

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    Letter to editor

    Dear editor,

    My name is Stan Wisnieski and I am the volunteer recruiter for Connections Area Agency on Aging in Sioux City, Iowa. Our organization is a non-profit organization that provides service to homebound senior citizens.

    Our nutrition program has a congregate meal site and home delivered meals in Akron. Right now, we have several families that receive our hot, home delivered meals. We need volunteers to help deliver meals to the seniors in Akron. The time of delivery is

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    90 Candles

    Gerd Ludwigs is turning 90! His family will be hosting an open house at the Akron Care Center Great Room on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate his 90th birthday. Stop by and wish him a Happy Birthday or send a card to Box 444, Akron, IA 51001.

    Akron Opera House holds casting call

    Do you like acting?

    Or is acting on your bucket list?

    Either way the Akron Opera House has just the opportunity for you.

    The next production, which begins April 10, is a comedy/mystery titled “Murder Is Bad But Mondays Can Kill You!”

    Director Tim Blum is holding play tryouts at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Akron Jo’s Cafe.

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    All Class Reunion 2015

    Time Line of Events

    As of 2-16-2015

    Friday, June 26

    • 1 to 4 p.m. – Registration – Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 Main St.

    • Individual class parties. – See Class parties list.

    Saturday, June 27

    • 10 a.m. – Parade – Downtown Reed St.

    • 12:00 to 4

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    Harley Davidson memorabilia display at Akron library

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Since 2007, Nancy Ruhland and Dave Sheveland, of Akron, have traveled over 100,000 miles on his Harley Davidson motorcycle seeing this great country.

    They’ve traveled around the United States — from the Grand Canyon in Arizona and the Pacific Ocean in Oregon to Mackinac Island in Michigan and Nashville, Tennessee, and all points in between.

    Their longest

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    Opera House presents ‘Contempt of Court’

    Akron Opera House Board of Directors President Doug Olson is once again in the Director’s Chair for a comedy in the courtroom.

    If you have enjoyed the previous plays that Olson has directed, you are sure to enjoy this one, too.

    The comedy is being sponsored by Security National Bank of Akron.

    “Contempt of Court” is written by David Landau with music and lyrics

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    Balloons symbol support for cancer victim

    By Steve Peterson

    The snow had stopped, temperatures moderated a little and the sun was shining as hundreds of Ariyanna Miller’s fellow Alcester-Hudson Cubs showed support for her leukemia fight with a balloon release.

    Miller, an Alcester-Hudson junior, had a bone marrow transplant operation at a Minneapolis, Minn., hospital just before the Feb. 3 balloon release. Her mom, Samantha, communicated an e-mail of thanks to the school the next day.

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    85 years young

    Janet Ann (Allan) Wakeman of Hawarden, Iowa and formerly of the Moville, Iowa area, will be celebrating her 85th birthday.

    An Open House will be held in her honor at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 1103 Central Ave. in Hawarden on Sunday, Feb. 15 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Cards may also be sent to Janet at 1403 Ave. I, Hawarden, IA 51023.

    Janet was born Thursday, Feb. 13, 1930 in Norfolk, Neb.

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    Dirks celebrates 100 years

    Dorothy Dirks, Surprise, Ariz., celebrated her 100th Birthday on Jan. 3 with her daughters, relatives, friends and also her granddaughter and great grandchildren via “Skype” in Minot, N.D. Dorothy was a long-time resident and beautician in Akron. When asked what the most amazing thing she had experienced in her century, her comment was: “I lived back when there was horse and buggy, then saw a man walk on the moon, but the most incredible thing is being able to

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