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Happy 80th Birthday Lee Harris June 21

Posted June 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

    An afternoon of ‘Favorites and Fun’ June 26 in Akron City Park

    New Horizons United Church of Christ welcomes all to “Fun with Favorites and Friends!” on Sunday, June 26 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

    One of the New Horizons’s tenets is that church should be fun! Annually, the congregation hosts a complementary community meal and activities with a variety of themes for the community to enjoy.

    The 2016 theme provides a wonderful informal opportunity to visit with friends and new acquaintances as people browse through the park, viewing collections, hobbies,

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    Woof-stock gears up for June 11

    “Woof-stock,” a celebration of kids and dogs, will return for its eighth annual run Saturday, June 11 at the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars.

    A preview of the celebration will begin during a “Puppy Mill” meeting at 7 p.m., Friday, June 10, in the Museum’s Music Room.

    Those attending the free Puppy Mill meeting will receive special coupons that can be redeemed the next day at “Woof-stock.” Kathie Pfaffle of Sioux City will explain the work the

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    Church family hosts benefit Sunday for injured farmer

    It truly is faith, family and farming for St. Joseph’s – Ellendale church members.

    When fellow member, Tim Vondrak, 64, of Hinton, was injured in a farming accident on March 8 of this year, it became a time of praying and supporting him for those who have worshipped and farmed alongside him for many years.

    This Sunday, June 12, St. Joseph’s – Ellendale members are asking the public to come and join them in helping the Vondrak family in

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    40th Anniversary

    The family of Robert and Linda Bouwman would like to celebrate with a card shower in honor

    of their 40th Wedding Anniversary ~ May 28, 2016. Well wishes may be sent to:

    PO Box 456 • Akron, IA 51001

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    Engagement announced

    Russ and Beth Van Beek of Akron, Iowa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cristy Lee Van Beek to Bradley Joseph Bunt, the son of Dave and Jan Bunt of Aberdeen, S.D.

    The couple is planning a wedding on June 4, 2016 in Aberdeen, S.D.

    Cristy and Brad received their bachelor’s degrees from the University of South Dakota in 2006. They reside in Aberdeen, SD, where Cristy is the Customer Service

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    ‘Pay It Forward’ gift bestowed in Akron

    There are really angels among us, according to an Akron man who received an anonymous gift in the mail on Friday.

    “I really don’t know what to write but just “Thank you,” said Jed Gross of Akron who contacted The Akron Hometowner Friday afternoon about this gift.

    “I am blown away,” said Gross, explaining, “My tags on my car were expired from last October and I got new tags in the mail today.”

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    CASA volunteers are needed

    May is National Foster Care Month. A child is in need of a Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteer today!

    There are more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. In Iowa alone, nearly 6,000 children were in foster care during 2014.

    The statistics for these children are bleak:

    • 1 in 4 foster youth will end up in jail;

    • 1 in

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    The Paper Barn gets a face lift

    During the past few weeks repairs were made to the Paper Barn by Bob Watson, Dee Watson, James Kiger, and Lynette Kiger. The Barn was painted on May 2 by Akron- Westfield FFA members Randy Kroksh,Ann Hedlund, Danika Tindall, Kammi Bishop, Brendan Kroksh, and Sam Johnson. Lion members Bob Watson, Dee Watson, Ken Larson, Carol Larson, and Joan Coleman helped.

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    Engagement Announced

    Mark and Sonya Eskra of Akron, Iowa, are happy to announce the engagement of their son Eric Eskra to Hannah Adams, daughter of Don and Mary Adams of Davenport, Iowa.

    Eric works as a Supply Chain Analyst for HNI Corporation in Muscatine, Iowa. Hannah is a buyer of Juniors Tops for Von Maur department stores in Davenport, Iowa.

    The couple met and graduated from Iowa State University.

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