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50 years together

Posted February 3, 2015 at 6:44 pm

Wendell “Zeke” and Judy Zoeller will soon be celebrating their 50th Wedding anniversary. The couple was married on Feb. 13, 1965 in Hawarden. They have three children: Mike, Cindy, and Matt, and four grandchildren.

An Open House will be held in their honor on Saturday, Feb. 14, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Hawarden Eagles Club, located at 725 Ave. H in Hawarden. The couple requests no gifts. Cards may be sent to 10894 Fir Ave., Ireton, IA 51027.

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    Hank Stephen McNaughton

    A son, Hank Stephen, was born to James and Laura McNaughton of Columbia, Mo. on Nov. 14, 2014 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Mo. He weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces and was 21 1/4 inches long.

    Grandparents are Barb and Stephen Doshier of Rapid City, S.D. and Shirley and the late Merrill McNaughton of Le Mars, Iowa.

    Great-grandparernts are Helen Doshier of Gering, Neb., Ellen Crockett of Mitchell, S.D., and

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    Couple celebrates 45 years

    Shorty and Sandy Pearson of Hawarden, S.D., will be celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary on their actual day of marriage, Feb. 7, at the Akron Golf Clubhouse from 7:00 p.m. till 1:00 a.m. with a dance featuring D.J. Karaoke. Their family is hosting the event and it is open to the public.

    Mr. and Mrs. Pearson’s family consists of Janel Pearson of Akron; Jason and his wife, Sara Pearson of Hudson, S.D., and their children, Sumer and

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    Lions donate to Hillview playground fundraiser

    On Jan. 19, Akron Lions Club members presented Plymouth County Conservation Service Naturalist Victoria DeVos $500 to put toward new playground equipment at the Hillview Recreation Area. From left: Lions Lawrence Maynard, Dee Watson, Shirley Gerling, Kay Sandberg, Joan Coleman, Stephan Sandberg, Bob Watson, Angela Price, Karen Taylor-Mortensen, Naturalist Victoria DeVos and Lion Connie Blake. The local Lions raise funds for worthy causes through their annual Omelet Breakfast, Golf Tournament and Paper Barn recycling.

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    Seminarian leads Trinity Lutheran Church

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron’s newest pastor is a small-town girl, raised on an Iowa farm about two hours east of Akron.

    Susan (Frerichs) Juilfs grew up on a farm in Pocahontas County, near Pomeroy. She graduated from Pocahontas Community School in 1972 and married her high school sweetheart.

    In 1980, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Storm Lake’s Buena

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    Akron Opera House cast rehearses for February’s comedy production

    Performers have been chosen for next month’s Akron Opera House comedy production, “Contempt of Court.”

    They will be Carissa Jacobs, judge; Jessica Kirkendall and Doug Olson, attorneys; Mark Philips, the bailiff, and Dave Olson portrays multiple characters and witnesses, all of Akron.

    But those attending will also have parts as audience members become witnesses, defendants, court artists, court reports and the jury.

    The comedy consists of three court cases during Judge Judy’s

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    Akron Opera House announces next play

    Doug Olson, Akron Opera House president and his actors are busy at work preparing the next show, “Contempt of Court” by David Landau.

    Fans of court television will get a chance to experience a peoples night court first hand while three separate cases are presented.

    It is not just the lawyers and bailiff dealing with the lawsuits. The audience gets to become witnesses, defendants, court artists, court reporters and the jury.


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    How long is long?

    Wonder what the ‘big rig’ was doing in Akron on Sunday afternoon? Anderson Trucking was hauling equipment, made in Pennsylvania, to the Oil Sands in Alberta, Canada. Escort vehicles were needed due to its size. The solid steel cargo weighed 400,000 pounds or 200 tons, was 225’ in length, and was being pulled by a truck with 74 tires on the ground. Above, the rig is shown near Casey’s General Store off Iowa Highway 12. The vehicle cannot travel on the interstate due to its size.

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    Ervin Krause’s book available at Akron library

    “You Will Never See Any God,” a collection of writings by the late Ervin Krause, an Akron Class of 1948 alumnus, is available at the Akron Public Library. His brother and sister-in-law, Marlene and Hank Krause of Akron, donated the book to Assistant Library Director Rodney Anderson recently. One of the stories, “Anniversary,” was declared “obscene” by University of Nebraska at Lincoln’s College of Arts and Sciences dean, an act of censorship that made national news in the 1960s, according to UNL English professor

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    Couple celebrates Golden Anniversary

    Marvin and Alyce Toben of Westfield, Iowa celebrated 50 years of marriage on Thanksgiving Day with a family dinner at home. On Saturday evening the family went to Bev’s on the River.

    Marvin and Alyce were married Nov 27, 1964 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron. Marvin was stationed at Ft Knox, Ky., and they lived in Radcliff, Ky., until his 7th Field Hospital Unit was sent to Japan. At that time, Alyce moved back to Akron,

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