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Couple announces engagement

Posted February 15, 2017 at 9:18 pm

Mandi Dreckman and Aaron Schneider, both of Remsen, Iowa, would like to formally announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

Mandi is the daughter of Bill and Karen Steffen of Storm Lake, Iowa, and the late Chuck Dreckman of Le Mars, Iowa. Aaron is the son of Bruce and Rose Ann Lennon, of Akron, and Milo and Reta Deeds of Correctionville, Iowa.

Mandi graduated from Storm Lake High School and is currently a Claims Representative with Le Mars Insurance Company, Le Mars.

Aaron graduated from Akron-Westfield and is currently a blender operator with Wells Blue Bunny in Le Mars.

The couple is planning an April 22, 2017, wedding

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    Engagement announced

    Blake and Rhonda Miller of Lawton, Iowa, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Roni Rae, to David Bruce Ericson, son of Bruce and Patti Ericson of Akron.

    Roni received a Bachelor of Science degree from Morningside College and a doctorate degree from Palmer Chiropractic College. She is currently an Independent Contractor at Fluent Chiropractic in Sioux City, Iowa.

    David received his Bachelor of Science degree in business from Morningside

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    Celebrates 100 years

    Happy 100th birthday Iva Siemers!

    Join Iva and family to celebrate her birthday with an Open House.

    The Open House will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 2:00- 4:00 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Alcester, S.D.

    Cards may also be sent to Iva at Alcester Care and Rehab Center, 101 Church St., P.O. Box 500, Alcester, SD, 57001.

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    Couple celebrates first anniversary

    Bonnie M. Heeren and Matthew J. Seivert were united in marriage Dec. 31, 2015, at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Sioux Falls, S.D. The New Year’s Eve reception immediately followed at the Hilton Garden Inn downtown Sioux Falls.

    Bonnie is the daughter of Mark and Michelle Heeren, granddaughter of John and Mary Rollins and the late Ray and June Heeren, all of Akron. Bonnie is employed at River Ridge Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Center in Sioux Falls.

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    Korean War veteran pays tribute to Hollywood’s Debbie Reynolds

    By Julie Ann Madden

    With the death of Hollywood actress and singer Debbie Reynolds on Dec. 28, 2016, an Akron, S.D., soldier recalled his memories of her.

    Korean War veteran Dennis Hultgren, of Akron, S.D., originally saw the actress-singer at a Hollywood Program for soldiers when he was serving in the Korean War overseas.

    In 1992, Hultgren and his wife, Nelda, went to Las

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    Announce engagement

    Mrs. Carol Welch, wife of the late Clayton Welch, announces the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Ann Welch to David Robert Hodgson, son of the late Vicki Hodgson and grandson of the late Harold and Rosie Stubbs of Alcester, S.D.

    Lisa graduated from Akron-Westfield Community School in 1999 and the University of South Dakota in 2004. She is currently employed at Sanford Health as a Patient Access Representative.


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    Floyd Valley Federated Garden Club

    If you are interested in learning tips for dividing perennials, trimming shrubs, planting flowers in the shade or in full sun, landscaping, fertilizer, touring gardens, learning the newest varieties of vegetables and flowers, how to pronounce the scientific names for certain flowers – well, there is much more to learn! – the Floyd Valley Federated Garden Club may just be the right fit for you.

    The FV Federated Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of the month in the dining room of the Presbyterian United Church

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    Kass: Electoral meeting went ‘very smooth’

    By Steve Peterson

    Don Kass, of Remsen, was one of the six Iowa electors who cast their ballots for President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence at the Iowa Electors’ meeting Dec. 19.

    The meeting was held at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines and featured a welcome from Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. The meeting was run by Secretary of State Paul Pate.

    Nationally, Pence and Trump beat Hillary Clinton and

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    NHS members serve Ridgewood guests

    By Steve Peterson

    Ridgewood Apartments residents were treated to a meal served by Akron-Westfield National Honor Society (NHS) members Dec. 27.

    A total of about 20 NHS members served turkey and ham and all the fixings in two shifts. The staff at Akron Jo’s Cafe cooked the main dishes.

    “We started at the end of November to plan for this with (Ridgewood’s Manager) Sharon Frerichs,” said

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    A-W students learn ‘1-Point Perspective’

    To begin a perspective drawing unit, Art I students reviewed 1 point perspective in class by drawing an interior of a room, Akron-Westfield Art Teacher Robin Dirks told The Akron Hometowner. A Project-Based Learning assignment followed as students worked in cooperative groups to create a 1-point perspective mural with masking tape. There are 12 different murals in the halls throughout the school. This one was created by Travian Appley, Brenden Manley and Ethan Ranschau.