Akron Chamber hosts Trivia Night fundraiser

Posted February 14, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

Enjoy playing games?

Especially trivia contests?

Then be sure to sign up for the Akron Area Chamber of Commerce’s Trivia Night, which is set for 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Akron Golf Course.

Participants can register teams of six or individuals can sign up and form teams that night. Spectators are welcome, too.

Pre-registration is requested but not required. The cost is $15 per person if pre-registered by Feb. 20, but beginning Feb. 21, the admission charge goes to $20 per person. Players can also enter the game until it begins.

Trivia Night is designed for

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    Hometowner wins ‘Social Media’ award

    By Julie Ann Madden

    When she graduated from Purdue University in 1979, there weren’t such things as internet, email and the World Wide Web.

    However, times change and The Akron Hometowner Publisher Dodie Hook is proud to say “our community newspaper embraces the latest technology, including Social Media.”

    The Akron Hometowner not only has a website but has a Facebook page and is on Twitter. Readers can receive their local news in print,

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    Alara Mae Stolpe

    Alara Mae Stolpe was welcomed into the world on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at 1:13 a.m. by parents Brett and Amanda Stolpe of Akron. Alara weighed 5 pounds, 12.9 ounces and was 18 inches long. She was born at UnityPoint St. Luke’s in Sioux City, Iowa.

    Alara’s grandparents are Ritch and Judy Stolpe of Sioux City, Don and JoAnn Hoffman of Akron, and Teresa Sok of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Great-grandparents are Kathleen Johns of Burlington, Iowa, Donald Hoffman of

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    A-W sophomore selected to perform in Northwest Iowa Honor Band Festival

    Approximately 180 high school musicians from 40 area high schools combined their talents for the 64th annual Northwest Iowa Honor Band Festival, which was held Jan. 6 in Eppley Auditorium at the Morningside College Campus in Sioux City.

    Membership was chosen through auditions held Nov. 4 in Storm Lake from among 331 entries.

    Akron-Westfield High School was represented by sophomore Madelynn Munsen playing the alto saxophone.

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    Akron Library Events

    • Libraries Rock! Winter Reading Program for adults continues through Friday, March 1. It’s not too late to sign up and participate. Reading library books, eBooks and audiobooks plus participating in library programs earns participants prizes and chances to win the Grand Prize.

    Monday, Jan. 28: Rendezvous with Rolls for adults, 9 – 11 a.m. The meeting room is open and the librarians serve hot coffee and

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    Akron Library Events

    • Libraries Rock! Winter Reading Program for adults continues through Friday, March 1. It’s not too late to sign up and participate. Reading library books, eBooks and audiobooks plus participating in library programs earns participants prizes and chances to win the Grand Prize.

    Monday, Jan. 28: Rendezvous with Rolls for adults, 9 – 11 a.m. The meeting room is open and the librarians serve hot coffee and

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    Three selected for honor band

    Akron-Westfield band sixth graders (l-r:) Brock Hanson, Daynen McKee, and Lainey Schuknecht were selected to perform in the 2019 Strong Foundations Honor Band on Jan. 7 at Sioux City East High School. Akron-Westfield was one of 36 schools participating in the honor band. Guest conductors were David Law, a Marion retired Vernon Middle School band director, and Leon Kuehner, the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education executive director.

    Librarians’ Winter Reading Program for adults is underway in Akron

    “Libraries Rock!” is the title of the Akron Public Library’s 2019 Winter Reading Program and people can already start “rockin” in the prizes which include Akron Chamber Bucks, gift certificates, clothing, merchandise and goodies.

    The Grand Prize is a $50 shopping spree at Maynard’s Food Center.

    To participate in “Libraries Rock!” just stop by the Akron library, which is located at 350 Reed St. and sign up.

    For every library book —

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    Beat the winter blues at the Akron library

    January in Iowa is typically cold, wintry blasts from Old Man Winter — day after day until all are cranky and bored with staying inside to keep warm because of ice and inches of snow on the ground.

    Akron librarians have the cure for winter-time blues — a January calendar filled with fun activities at the warm, cozy library.

    Wednesday, Jan. 2

    • Adult Winter Reading Program BEGINS – Come in and

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    Peoples Bank employees honored for 10 years

    Two Peoples Bank employees in Akron were recently recognized for 10 years of Service: Customer Service Representative Kellie Nygard and Insurance Agent Dave Borchers with Peoples Insurance.

    “We would like to thank Kellie for her outstanding dedication, hard work, and years of service to Peoples Bank,” said Location President Mike Hohenstein. “We appreciate all she does for the bank and the community.”

    Insurance Agency Manager Scott Manetel said, “We would like to thank Dave for his hard work and

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