Students graduate from Paramedic class

Posted March 13, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Twenty students graduated Feb. 22 after completing a year long Paramedic course at Avera McKennan School of Emergency Services in Sioux Falls. Three local students in the course were Joe Hook of Akron, Cathy Bushby and Payne Allen of Hawarden. Students attended lectures with regular testing, completed time in various areas of a hospital, and had to complete 320 hours of ride time with a Paramedic service. After graduation students still have to pass the national written test before becoming an official paramedic. Those in the class included, front row (l-r), Chris DiSanto, Cathy Bushby, Paul Rossum, Ripley Bresson, Payne Allen

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    Former Akron resident weds

    Tiara Badua and Gregory Palmer exchanged wedding vows on Jan. 18, 2014, in Santa Monica, California.

    Tiara is the daughter of Ed and Deborah Badua of Honolulu, Hawaii. Greg is the son of Brad and Carol Palmer of Akron.

    The wedding ceremony took place on the beach with close family and friends in attendance. The ceremony was followed by a lunch reception at Shutter’s on the Beach Hotel. The Maid of Honor was childhood friend of

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    80th Birthday to be celebrated

    A Birthday Open House will be held on Sunday, March 16, from 2:00- 4:00 p.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church to celebrate Shirley Waag’s 80th Birthday. Birthday greetings may be sent to Shirley at 48035 312th St., Akron, IA 51001.

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    Announce engagement

    Jo Trobaugh of McCook Lake, S.D. and Mike Hasenbank of Elk Point, S.D. are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Hasenbank to Neil Staniszewski, son of Tom and Kathy Staniszewski of Marshall, Minn. Grandparents are Joyce Hasenbank of Westfield, Iowa and Phyllis Taveirne of Marshall.

    The Bride-to-be is a graduate of the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration- accounting degree and a Master’s of Professional Accountancy degree. She is a Budget Analyst

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    Couple exchanges wedding vows

    Kayla Hansen of Hinton, Iowa, and Joe Ruhland of Hawarden, Iowa, were wed on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden with Pastor Todd Bunge officiating. Music for the ceremony was provided by Craig Winquist and Kelsey Klingensmith.

    Parents of the couple are Rick and Patty Hansen of Hinton and Jerry and Wendi Ruhland of Hawarden. The bride’s grandparents are George and Rosemary Barkley of Merrill, Iowa, and Gene Hansen of Hinton. The groom’s

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    Wesley United Methodist Church reaches community through mission efforts

    Akron Head Start received a $538.21 donation from Akron’s Wesley United Methodist Church. The money will be used for classroom items. Accepting the donation are Mid-Sioux Opportunity Inc.’s Carrie Koele, Deb McPherson and Donna Burgad from Wesley United Methodist Church members Shirley Nelson and Meriele Wilmot. The congregation also donated 65 pairs of shoes to Soles 4 Souls in January. Each month the church members have a different local cause they are working to support.

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    Kenli Jo Rozell

    Jeff and Andrea Rozell of Akron are proud parents of a baby girl Kenli Jo Rozell. Kenli Jo was born Nov. 1, 2013, at 4:13 p.m. at St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. She weighed 6 lbs. 5 oz. and was 18 1/2 inches long. Kenli is welcomed home by big sister, Layla. Grandparents are Keith and Missy Rollins and Dave and Suzie Rozell, all of Akron. Great-grandparents at John and Mary Rollins of Akron and Joyce Hasenbank of Westfield.


    Local realtor receives award

    LaNay Welch of the Greater Sioux City Board of Realtors® has earned the Silver Individual Achievement Award from the Iowa Association of Realtors® (IAR).

    The IAR Individual Achievement Awards were initiated in 1988 to recognize excellence in real estate activities. Any Realtor® or Realtor® Associate member of the Iowa Association of Realtors® is eligible. Depending on the sales, leases and/or listings closed and commissions earned during the previous year, Realtors® were able to win the prestigious Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum

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    A-W PTA hosts Scrapbooking & Crafting Day

    If scrapbooking and crafting are your passion, then the Akron-Westfield PTA’s fourth annual Scrapbook & Crafting Event is just for you.

    From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 8 at St. Patrick’s Fellowship Hall in Akron, there will be plenty to do.

    There will be crop/craft seating with each person getting an 8-feet table spot. In addition, PTA members will have a tools area with tools, stamps, punches, cricut cartridges and more to share. Participants do

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    Celebrates 85 years

    Leanna Jurgensen turned 85 years young on Feb. 11. Her family served birthday cake and coffee in her honor after church services at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sunday, Feb. 9. The afternoon was spent celebrating with extended family at the Jurgensen home.