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What a small world

Posted October 15, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Sioux City Journal photo by Tim Hynds

On June 20, this photograph of the Big Sioux River flooding at Akron appeared in the Idaho Statesman newspaper — more than 1,200 miles away! Former Akron resident Tom Dalton, of Boise, sent the newspaper clipping to Akron resident Joyce Thorson. The Big Sioux River crested at 25.58’, which was 9.58’ over flood stage on June 18.

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    Avery Lynn Erbes

    Cody Morey and Cody Erbes are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter, Avery Lynn Erbes. Avery was born on Aug. 9, 2014, at Floyd Valley Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Avery’s grandparents are Mitchell Erbes of Ozark, Miss., Ellen Church of South Sioux City, Neb., Cristi Morey of Tremonton, Utah, and Lorne Morey of Westfield, Iowa.


    Case Isaac Harris

    Nathan and Katie Harris of Akron are happy to announce the birth of a son on Sept. 8, 2014. Case Isaac was born at Sioux Center Health weighing 9 pounds 1 ounce and measuring 22.5 inches long.

    Case is welcomed home by big sister, Emma Jean, 4, and big brother, Reese, 2.

    Grandparents are Jon and Lisa Harris of Akron and Doug and Jan Van Meeteren of Sioux Center.

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    Announce engagement

    Duane and Barbette Grimm of Westfield announce the engagement of their daughter Mandra Lou Grimm, to Jason Scott Kruse. He is the son of Scott and Nancy Kruse of Beresford, SD.

    The couple will be married on October 11, 2014 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Beresford. A reception and dance will follow at The Bridges Golf Course in Beresford.

    Mandy is a 2005 graduate of Akron-Westfield High School. She graduated

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    Announce engagement

    Brad and Chris Harvey of Akron announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsie Christine Harvey, to Tony Joseph Reuter, both of Edina, Minn. He is the son of Terry and Janeen Reuter of Le Mars.

    The couple has planned an Oct. 18, 2014 wedding at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Le Mars.

    Kelsie is a 2007 graduate of Akron-Westfield High School. She graduated from Iowa State University in 2011 with a degree

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    Feauto Auction & Realty expands sales team

    By Julie Ann Madden

    An Akron-Westfield Class of 1988 alum joins the Feauto Auction & Realty team.

    Adam Frerichs, the son of Randy and Charlene Frerichs of Akron, is selling real estate with Don and Deb Feauto.

    The Feautos were Frerichs’ sponsors when he first showed a desire to be involved in the real estate business. Frerichs went on to graduate Cum Laude from the

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    Four generations

    of Swansons were in attendance at the Sand family reunion in Akron on August 31. They were (left to right:) Lynn Swanson holding Annabelle Lily Swanson, Brendan Swanson and Lee Swanson.

    Four generations


    Volunteers clean out Paper Barn

    Akron Lions Club members and Akron-Westfield High School students load paper recyclables from the Lions Club Paper Barn on to a truck on a chilly morning Sept. 12. Above, Warren Thompson (l) and Mike Hohenstein (r) help load papers.

    New personal trainer brings 24 day challenge Boot Camp to Akron

    Chris Bootsma, a Health and Wellness Coach, Personal Trainer, and National Physique Committee Competitor, is excited to help others in Akron. Coming from Sioux Falls, Chris is bringing great experience and excitement to Express Fitness & Health Club in Akron.

    “Chris not only ‘talks the talk, but walks the walk’ with health and fitness. I’m so excited we were fortunate enough to get Chris to come to Akron! We, as a community, are lucky to have him bring his talents to us,” said Dr. Brad Britton,

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    Bobbi McGinnis selected for Bright Scholar Award

    Bobbi McGinnis, a recent Akron-Westfield graduate, has been named a recipient of the Bright Scholars of Iowa Award, a distinction that includes a four-year, full-ride academic scholarship to the school of each student’s choice.

    McGinnis chose the University of Northern Iowa. Her scholarship is one of 52 the Bright Foundation is awarding to worthy Iowa high school seniors planning to attend one of the state’s three regent universities as well as DMACC and Indian Hills Community College.

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