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4-H’er receives ‘Outstanding Junior’ Awards

Posted September 2, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Keira Hillrichs, Johnson Juniors 4-H Club, entered several exhibits in the Plymouth County Fair 4-H Exhibits competition. She received an Outstanding Junior Awards on her Visual Arts on her flowers painting (left above) on her cookies. She received blue ribbons on her Health First Aid Kit, a photograph and a Visual Arts painting (on right above). Editor’s Note: Due to technical difficulties, her photographs were not received until after last week’s press time.

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    Four generations

    Recently four John Siefers gathered at the summer home of John Charles Siefer and Marianne (Higman) Siefer in Okoboji, Iowa to celebrate the arrival of the youngest John Siefer, John Brennan Siefer, son of John Jeremy and Rory Siefer of San Antonio, Tex. Pictured are, from left to right, John Brennan Siefer the sixth and his father, John Jeremy Siefer the fifth, grandfather John Charles Siefer the fourth from Sioux Falls, S.D., and great-grandfather John Robert Siefer the third from Storm Lake,

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    Adelynn Mae Edwards

    Ben and Kerri Edwards of Akron are proud to announce the arrival of their new daughter, Adelynn Mae Edwards. Adelynn came into the world on July 17, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. She weighed seven pounds, seven ounces and was 19 inches long. Welcoming their new sister at home were big sisters Raileigh and Sydney.

    Adelynn is the granddaughter of Jeff and June Reinders of Pickstown, S.D., Kathy Henderson of Rockford Ill.

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    Card Shower

    A Card Shower will be held for Leona Smizer, who is celebrating her 95th birthday. Please send your birthday wishes to her at 1213 Ave. F, Hawarden, IA 51023.


    Community Foundation funds help A-W

    Akron Mayor Harold Higman, representing Akron Community Foundation, presents a check for $2,500 to Akron-Westfield Industrial Arts teacher Matthew Sheley for additional welding equipment. At right is Warren Thompson, who assisted in the project.


    Johnson family hosts annual gathering

    The 26th annual Darwin Johnson Campout was held on the evening of Saturday, July 11 on a high hill south of Hilltop Farm in West Akron, known as Itichy Top. Sixty-two family members and friends gathered for hot dogs and hamburgers, followed by fireworks at dark. Tents and campers were set up across the hilltop and a breakfast of biscuits and gravy, egg dish, and rolls was served at 8:00 on Sunday Morning. Everyone present had an enjoyable time and said it was another special year.

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    Engagement announced

    Mike and Kim Hemmelrick of Hawarden would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter Natasha Hemmelrick of Ingleside, Ill., to William Pfau of Ingleside, Ill., son of Scott and Rose Pfau of Spring Grove, Ill. and Sue Tobin of McHenry, Ill. An October 10, 2015 wedding is planned in Ireton, Iowa.

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    Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel has new Akron funeral director

    By Julie Ann Madden

    At the end of the month, Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel Funeral Director Dan Rexwinkel and his family will be moving back to his hometown of Le Mars.

    However, there will be no change to Akron funeral services, said Dan Rexwinkel, explaining he is taking on more overall funeral operation responsibilities but will continue working at both locations.

    Plus, Akron

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    Celebrates 90th

    Jo Small, of Akron, will celebrate her 90th birthday Aug. 11. Cards may be sent to 260 S. Fourth St. Apt. 208, Akron, IA 51001.

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    Johnson descendants gather in Akron

    Grandchildren of the John and Anna Johnson family met at Akron Jo’s Cafe for a gathering July 25. Their grandparents lived west of Akron in Union County, S.D. They both came from Sweden in the latter part of the 1800s. Good food was had and the attendants had fun talking and laughing about things that happened years ago…the good old days! Those attending were (Front Row l-r:) Betty Butcher, Holstein, Iowa; Eric Hedeby, Akron; Dennis Hultgren, Akron; Dorothy Horton, Elk Point, S.D.; (Second Row

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