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A-W student chosen for Opus Honor Choir

Posted October 17, 2018 at 9:12 pm

An Akron-Westfield student was recently selected for participation in the 32nd annual Opus Honor Choir Festival.

Eighth grader Tyler Ford was chosen for the Grades 7-8 Bass Clef Chorus.

Close to 3,000 students were nominated by their directors for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs. Selections were made by means of a recorded audition.

Guest conductors of the choirs include Michelle Droe, Lincoln Elementary, Cedar Falls, Fifth & Sixth Grade Honor Choir; Christopher Johnson, Roland-Story & Gilbert Middle Schools, Seventh & Eighth Grade Bass Clef Honor Choir; Dr. Jennaya Robison, Luther College, Seventh & Eighth Grade Treble Clef Honor Choir; and Gerard Krupke, Norwalk High School, Ninth Grade Mixed Honor Choir.

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    Akron Lions request donors to follow the rules

    The Akron Lions appreciate all the papers people place in the Akron Lions’ Paper Barn at the end of North Third Street.

    However, they would like to remind people that they accept any paper that is not shiny or slick. Newspapers are great but not the shiny, slick advertisements. With phone books, remove the shiny covers.

    The reason is that the paper is recycled into housing insulation. The spray insulation doesn’t stick to the shiny, slick paper, said Akron

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    Britton Chiropractic welcomes a new face

    Britton Chiropractic has added a new member to their healthcare team. Brianne Forcier joined us on September 10, 2018. Brianne will be working as the clinic’s Practice Representative and as a Chiropractic Assistant.

    Brianne, and her 2 younger brothers, were raised in Hawarden, IA by her parents Brent and Dana Hamilton. Brianne graduated from West Sioux High School in 2004. Brianne made Akron her home in 2012 and was married to Brian Forcier in May 2015. Brianne and

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    Active duty military to be honored at football game

    Akron Legionnaires are trying to come up with a list of active duty military persons in/from the Akron-Westfield community. They will be honored during the pregame flag ceremony at the October 12 home football game.

    If you are an active duty person or you know of any active duty men and women, please contact Warren Thompson at 712-541-2176. Those who are home on that date are invited to participate in the flag ceremony.

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    August 22 is a special day for our sister, Nadine, she turns 80!

    August 22 is a special day for our sister, Nadine, she turns 80!

    I am sure many of you in Akron know Nadine since she has lived here almost all of her life. She was close by when she earned her teaching degree at Morningside in Sioux City and where she taught for a couple of years.

    Nadine married her high school sweetheart, Sam Philips, they have been married 59 years. They

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    90th Birthday

    On August 22, Alta Johnson will celebrate her 90th birthday. If you would like to send a birthday greeting to Alta, please send to P.O. Box 73, Akron IA, 51001.

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    Couple celebrates 50 years

    Jeanne and Barry Klave of Akron will be celebrating their 50th anniversary Aug. 26, 2018 with an Open House. The Klaves were united in marriage Aug. 31, 1968, when a young Jeanne and Barry said “I do.”

    The couple didn’t know what life had in store for them, but it has been an amazing 50 years with two sons, six grandchildren, four step-kids, and a sweet little great-granddaughter.

    You are invited to

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    Life advice from a 30-year-old The Baby and the Bath-water

    by Brendan Uhl

    Technology has brought about tremendous change in the past few decades, and with it has come the liberalization of our social norms.

    As a young adult, I have welcomed all of it. The rapid exchange of ideas, the extension of freedoms different segments of the population, the changes happening in drug policy: all of these I have applauded.

    But as I age and

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    Wesley UMC congregation has new pastor

    By Julie Ann Madden

    “There’s never anything that’s normal but we have fun,” said Pastor Suzi Larson, who began leading the Wesley United Methodist Church congregation July 1.

    An example of the Aberdeen, S.D., native’s life is her March 31 wedding to Donn Larson of Hudson, S.D.

    Larson wore her daughter’s wedding dress — not a typical daughter wearing her mother’s wedding dress.

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    Akron Chiropractic Center From adjustments to alternative medicine

    It’s been 33 years since Dr. Tim Allard opened Akron Chiropractic Center at 220 Reed St. on April 8, 1985.

    Chiropractic services have evolved to include wholistic, alternative medical services in addition to chiropractic care, all provided by Allard.

    He was just finishing up chiropractic training when Ronelle Kelly of Akron called looking for a doctor of chiropractic to replace Dr. Jon K. Chicoine who was leaving Akron. It

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