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Emma Lyn Byers

Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

Ryan and Cecelia Byers of Shakopee, MN, are proud to announce the arrival of their new daughter, Emma Lyn Byers. Emma was born April 1, 2015 and came into the world weighing 8 pounds 13 ounces and was 22 inches long. Her big brother, two year old Emery, welcomed her home.

Emma’s grandparents are Kevin and LaVonne Byers of Kingsley, IA, and Diane DuBray of Rapid City, SD. Her great-grandparents are Lois Willer of Akron and Omar and LaVonne Johnson of Marshall, MN.

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    John Brennan Siefer

    Jeremy and Rory Siefer of San Antonio, Texas are thrilled to announce the arrival of their first child, a son, John Brennan Siefer who was born April 2, 2015 at 4:01 p.m. weighing in at 8 pounds 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. He is a beautiful baby with a wonderful, good nature…..a gift from our Lord and a blessing to his family.

    Proud and thankful grandparents are John and Marianne (Higman) Siefer from Sioux Falls, S.D.

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    Announce Engagement

    Todd and Tammy Colt of Akron announce the engagement of their daughter, Tarah Jo Colt, to Joe E. Kooima, son of Joel and Faye Kooima of Rock Valley, Iowa.

    The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Akron-Westfield High School. She did her undergraduate at Briar Cliff University and graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University. She is currently employed with THS at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, Iowa.

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    Celebrating 5 years

    James and Lynette Kiger will be celebrating their 5 year wedding anniversary on April 23. They were married in Elk Point, SD. Mom, Dad, and Ken Waag would like to wish them a Happy Anniversary!

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    90th Birthday


    (Lockwood) Kulvik

    Open House

    Akron Care Center. 991 Highway 3, Akron, Iowa

    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    2:00 – 4:00


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    Biking for a cause: Affordable housing

    By Julie Ann Madden

    RAGBRAI: the Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa.

    Bicyclists from all over the world flock to Iowa each summer to participate in this annual bike trek across the Hawkeye State.

    For an Akron-Westfield Class of 2008 alumnus, completing her first RAG-BRAI in 2012 was the inspiration to combine her loves of biking, adventure, traveling and her personal

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    Happy 90th Birthday!

    Wilma (Lockwood) Kulvik of Akron will be celebrating her 90th birthday on April 23.

    Wilma was born in 1925 on a farm east of Akron. She has five children: Carol, Jack, Donna, Pat and Jolene. Wilma also has seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

    An Open House will be held in Wilma’s honor on Saturday, April 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Akron Care Center.

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    92 Birthday Candles

    Wanda McCrill will be celebrating her birthday of 92 years on April 19, along with her family. Please help honor Wanda by sending her a birthday greeting at 991 Hwy. 3, Akron, IA 51001.

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    Akron Lions present annual ‘Lion’ awards

    By Julie Ann Madden

    On April 7, the Akron Lions Club honored their 2015 award recipients at Akron Jo’s Cafe.

    The three awards the Lions presented are 2015 Town Citizens of the Year, 2015 Country Citizens of the Year, and Lion of the Year.

    Town Citizens Award

    Gayland and Selma Small,

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    Legion recognizes 60-year member

    On April 6, the Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186 Commander Warren Thompson (r) honored Malcom Brodie of Akron with a certificate for 60 years of Legion membership. In addition, the Legionnaires thanked him for his contributions to the Legionnaires and the Akron community.