Open House for Eastons’ 60th

Posted July 22, 2016 at 2:36 pm

The family of Jim and Lorna Easton, of Hawarden, invites you to join them in celebrating Jim and Lorna’s 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 30, from 5 – 8 p.m. at Oak Grove Lodge in Oak Grove Park, 4051 Cherry Ave., Hawarden.

The couple was married outside Merrill, Iowa, on Aug. 3, 1956. They have farmed near Chatsworth, Iowa, since 1959.

Their children are Leslie (and Dave) Bubke of Gilbert, Ariz.; Lori (and Mike) Heim of St. Joseph, Mo.; Liane (and Pat) Heggy of Tabernash, Colo.; Jane (and Kerry) Ellis of Brandon, S.D.; and Joe of Fort Worth, Texas. The couple has 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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    Elvera Wilken turns 102!!!

    Elvera Wilken, formerly of Akron, will be celebrating her 102nd birthday on July 24.

    Please send Elvera your well wishes at the Alcester Care and Rehabilitation Center, 101 Church St., Alcester, SD 57001.

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    Game Show Party for teens

    Join host Denny Ray Burn for fun, games and prizes. Game shows were at the start of television and have never gone away.  Join the “live studio audience” for all the excitement of knowledge, skill and chance. Make a match, hit the buzzer, have a lucky guess or choice the right deal to go home with great memories and prizes.

    This is a special performance for all the teens and pre-teens in the area sponsored by a donation

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    50th Anniversary

    Gene and Bonnie Waag will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on July 15.

    Gene and Bonnie (Ryan) Waag were married July 15, 1966, at the Catholic Church in Alvord, Iowa. Their children are Carissa (Scott) Jacobs of Akron and Jeanna Waag of Sioux City, Iowa. Grandchildren are Nicholas and Josie Jacobs.

    Gene and Bonnie plan on celebrating their anniversary with family and friends.

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    United in Marriage

    Leo E. Ridgway and Eda Ruth Schmidt were united in marriage in Omaha, Neb., on June 17, 2016. Judge Lamberty officiated the ceremony. Witnesses were Chris Verhage, daughter of the groom, and Chris’ husband Kendell Verhage of Gretna, Neb.

    Eda is from rural West Akron, SD, and Leo is from West Virginia. Both originated from North Platte, Neb. Leo is the son of Waneita Schomer of North Platte. The couple resides near Akron.

    Fireworks stand: a family tradition

    By Eden Hemmingson

    Toeing the river between Iowa and South Dakota is a little piece of family tradition. This tradition, named Border Fireworks, coincides with the tradition of our nation’s independence day.

    Border Fireworks is currently operated by Doug and Cathy Maurstad of Alcester, SD, along with Cathy’s sister, Char Schaefer of Vermillion, SD. However, the stand started long ago within the family of the sisters.

    “Grandpa Charlie McCambridge started his fireworks stand

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    Akron Farmer’s Market begins next week

    By Julie Ann Madden

    From 5 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday evening, beginning July 6 through Sept. 21, Akron City Park is the place to eat a good meal, find informational displays and/or enjoy entertainment plus it’s the place to purchase farm fresh produce and eggs, canned and baked goods, craft and flea market bargains.

    This year the Akron Area Chamber of Commerce has invited area crafters and vendors to come sell their wares in addition to the typical Farmer’s

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    Magician Rick Eugene to appear at Akron Library July 5 at 10:30 a.m.

    Magician Rick Eugene is coming back to the Akron Library to share more of his magic tricks. There will be one performance only Tuesday, July 5 at 10:30 a.m., and sign-ups are required. Seating is limited! The theme on Tuesday is OUT OF THE ORDINARY and you can bring something EXTRAORDINARY for show-and-tell.

    “Last year’s show was magical,” said Frerichs. “We can’t wait to see what tricks Rick Eugene will share with us this year.”

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    Juggling family kicks off Summer Reading Program

    Sixth grader Elisabeth “Ellie” Martinsen agreed to participate in a “dangerous” juggling trick at the first day of the Akron Public Library’s “Ready, On Your Mark, Read!” program. The Mark and Christa Hanson family performed Wednesday morning, June 8. Mark Hanson (r) and his daughter, Christa, juggle clubs around Martinsen to the delight of the packed crowd. Mark had both a Guiness World Record for being the fastest juggler of three balls —

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