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Proclaiming Poppy Day

Posted May 18, 2018 at 9:15 pm

Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 186 members (Back Row l-r:) Julie Ann Madden, Carla Winquist and Verna Thompson witnessed (front center) Akron Mayor Sharon Frerichs sign a Poppy Day Proclamation at the May 8 council meeting. Councilor Alex Peck made the motion to approve the proclamation setting May 25 as Poppy Day, and Councilor Kasey Mitchell seconded it. The vote was unanimous.

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    Jessa Lynn McKee

    Jessa Lynn McKee was born on January 29, 2018 to Jesse and Melissa McKee. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Jessa’s grandparents are Kevin and Pam Netley of Akron, Darold McKee of Akron, and Sherri McKee and Harry Kincaid of Akron. Her great-grandmother is Ilene Foister of Sioux City, Iowa. Welcoming their new little sister at home was Daynen, age 11, Reegan, age 10, Hudson, age 8, and Nola, age 5.

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    Kroksh receives Iowa FFA Degree

    Receiving an Iowa FFA Degree is the highest state award a high school FFA member can achieve.

    And Brendan Kroksh, son of Randy and Debbie Kroksh of Akron, accomplished that. The Akron-Westfield junior was presented the award at the Iowa FFA State Convention last week.

    He has two Supervised Agriculture Experiences: Crop Production and Swine Entrepreneurship.

    Kroksh has participated in

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    Mullinix named ‘FFA State Secretary’

    Akron-Westfield FFA Member Laken Mullinix was elected Iowa FFA State Secetary at the state convention.

    Mullinix is a four-year FFA member and is just finishing her duties as the chapter’s 2017-2018 president. She has also served as the 2016-2017 vice-president and a 2015-2016 committee chairperson. She was awarded her Greenhand Degree, Chapter Degree and Iowa FFA Degree.

    Mullinix attended several leadership opportunities during her FFA membership,

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    Life advice from a 30-year-old by Brendan Uhl

    Q: ““I’m not afraid, at least not to die. I’m afraid to live and not remember why.” That’s a line from my favorite song. Right now, I don’t remember why I’m living. I see things happening around the world: Events in Syria, hate and hypocrisy in religion, and the constant fight with North Korea to name a few. I’ve become apathetic, and this apathy is an ocean; I’m consumed by it. I’ve given up pursuing a contribution to society. At the

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    Life advice from a 30-year-old

    by Brendan Uhl

    Q: ““I’m not afraid, at least not to die. I’m afraid to live and not remember why.” That’s a line from my favorite song. Right now, I don’t remember why I’m living. I see things happening around the world: Events in Syria, hate and hypocrisy in religion, and the constant fight with North Korea to name a few. I’ve become apathetic, and this apathy is an ocean; I’m consumed by it. I’ve given up pursuing a contribution to society. At

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    Life advice from a 30-year-old

    by Brendan Uhl

    Q: “For some time now I have been trying to focus on living a mentally healthy and happier life. Trying to change my negative reactions to positive ones, not sweat the small things, and smile and laugh like I once had. Recently I had a situation drag me down again and getting out of this funk has been difficult. Any tips on how to move past something I cannot control and get back

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    Celebrates 90th

    May Lou Lewison of Akron will be celebrating her 90th birthday Sunday, April 22 with an Open House at the Akron Golf Club from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is being hosted by her children. All are welcome but no gifts please.

    Birthday greetings can also be sent to May Lou at 500 Iowa St., Akron, IA 51001.

    May Lou was born May 10, 1928, on a farm in rural

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    Life advice from a 30-year-old

    By Brendan Uhl

    I think every paper ought to have an advice column, and I’m officially interviewing for the job. Sure, I’m only 30, but hear me out. Originally it was meant to be tongue-in-cheek, but like most things in my life, the more I explored the idea, the more interesting it became.

    Caught somewhere between a young adult and a mid-life crisis, 30 offers just enough life experience to have gained some

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    Akron Library is ‘Super’

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Just ask Marlys Johnson, of Akron, and she’ll tell you why the Akron Public Library is “Super.”

    • New books arrive all the time.

    • People of all ages use the library.

    • The staff does an excellent job in doing programs, movies and reading challenges for all ages.

    • When you go in the

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