True Mayflowers

Posted April 19, 2017 at 2:56 pm

It’s true — April showers bring May flowers! Thanks to Steve Welch for sharing these with us at The Akron Hometowner from a field near Westfield. Something we didn’t know existed – Mayflowers!

    What’s going on?

    By Becky Borchers

    I have taken the “Keep Akron’s Doctors” petition to the Care Center and found that the residents, their families, friends and staff were happy to sign. But all asked the same question, “What’s going on?”

    It is obvious the doctors have a gag order in place, as their consistent responses have been “no comment.” Mercy, on the other hand, has been sadly able to spew almost comical statements of “disbelief” at this turn of events; a “sincere”

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    Celebrating 90th

    Oris Edsel Holden—local, retired farmer is turning 90!

    A loving husband to Orma May Strong for over 60 years and devoted father of four daughters (10 grandchildren).

    Edsel is an avid card player, general sports fan, and enthusiastic traveler. He remains active in the Odd Fellows Lodge, Card Club, and St. Paul Lutheran Church and is blessed by a loving community of close friends and relatives.

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    A-W fourth graders: ‘ Day at Museum’

    On March 23, the 53 Akron-Westfield fourth graders invited people to travel back in time with them — after they had created a living time line through their Biography Wax Museum project.

    For the past month or so, each student has been researching the life of a famous person who has made a positive contribution to the United States.

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    Dueling Pianos nets $6,700 for pool

    From A’s Enterprises’ All-U-Can-Eat Mexican Buffet to the Dueling Pianos and door prizes, it was a great evening of entertainment and a great way to raise funds for the new Akron Swimming Pool Project.

    Akron-Westfield Ryan Schuknecht was brought up to play the piano. He played “Come Sail Away” and was joined at the piano by former students.

    There was also a tribute to the troops.

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    Fiddler On The Roof’s cast has Opera House veterans

    By Julie Ann Madden

    When Fiddler On The Roof musical opens at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 6 at the Akron Opera House, guests will be in for a real entertaining evening.

    “Fiddler is a great musical suited for all ages,” said actress Colleen Westergard, who sang in the chorus the first time this musical was performed on the Akron Opera House stage in 1979 and now portrays the character, Yente the Matchmaker. “It’s a love story. A story about history.”

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    Dakota Kids 4-H’ers celebrate National Ag Week

    The Dakota Kids 4-H club met on Sunday, March 12, 2017. They talked about National Ag week and Ag Day.

    They made posters for various business to promote Agriculture. Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.

    Each American Farmer feeds more than 144 people….an increase from 25 people in the 1960s. As the world population soars, there is an even greater demand for the food and fiber produced in the United States.

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    Cattlemen enjoy steak, song

    On March 18, local cattle producers celebrated at the annual banquet of the Plymouth County Cattlemen’s Association. Entertainment for the evening was musician Brian Detmers.

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    Akron officials ‘March for Meals’

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The saying, “raining like cats and dogs” was sure appropriate March 23 when Akron Mayor Sharon Frerichs and volunteer Nadine Philips headed out to deliver meals to the homebound citizens of Akron.

    They delivered 15 meals of tomato basil chicken, parsley noodles, green peas and strawberry shortcake cookies.

    Another eight meals were delivered to Ridgewood Apartments residents and

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    Tindall receives scholarship

    Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee member Kevin Eekhoff (l) presented Akron-Westfield senior Danika Tindall with a $500 Ag Division scholarship. The presentation was made during the Chamber’s annual Ag Luncheon March 21.

    ‘Gitchie Girl’ authors share story with library patrons

    On Feb. 2, many came to the Akron Public Library to learn about northwest Iowa’s 1973 mass murders of four teenage boys and the lone survivor, a 13-year-old girl who became known

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