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Evelyn Ann Colt & Glenn Lyle-Douglas Colt

Posted January 5, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Chris and Emily Colt, of Akron, are proud to announce the birth of their twins, Evelyn Ann Colt and Glenn Lyle-Douglas Colt born on Oct. 27, 2015, at Unity Point – St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. Evelyn was born at 4:54 p.m. weighing 5 pounds 6 ounces and was 17.5 inches long. Glenn was born at 5:04 p.m. weighing 5 pounds 9 ounces and was 17.5 inches long. Glenn and Evelyn were welcomed home by big sisters Allison and Ruthie.

Proud grandparents are Tony and Jennifer Heisterkamp, of rural Akron; and Mike and Lucy Colt, of Akron. Great-grandparents are Patricia Heisterkamp of Onawa, Iowa; Mardie White of Newell, Iowa; Doug Colt of Akron; and Mickey Whitead of Sioux City.

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    Nash Ryan Koopmans

    Ross and Mollie Koopmans, of Ireton, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nash Ryan, born on Nov. 19, 2015. Nash weighed 6 pounds 5 ounces and was 18 inches long. He was welcomed home by big sister Norah.

    Grandparents are Larry and Sue Hamblin of Ankeny, Iowa, and Ron and Connie Koopmans of Ireton, Iowa. Great-grandparents are Mary Hamblin of Marshalltown, Iowa, Audrey Gaul of Hawarden, and Leona Koopmans of Ireton.

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    Five generations

    Five generations of Bode Phillips’ family recently gathered in Hawarden at a shower in honor of him. Holding Bode is his great-great grandmother Lavonne Hook of Hawarden and seated at right is Bode’s great-grandmother Lorri Schuller of Hawarden, (Back row l-r:) Bode’s grandmother Missy Kruid of Orange City and Bode’s Mom Kimberly Phillips of Aplington, Iowa.


    2015 Westfield Lighting Contest winners

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Each year the Westfield City Council hosts a Christmas Lighting Contest for its residents.

    This year there were several homes which were decorated, filling the town with Christmas spirit.

    The winners selected were: First Place, Dylan and Ashley Bosch at 125 Elm St. They will receive $50 off their electric bill; Second place, the Swisher family, including Marjorie Swisher and her daughters, Caroline

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    Akron Hometown Christmas

    Akron Care Center Bell Ringers perform Christmas carols Dec. 2 in the Akron Post Office as part of the Akron Hometown Christmas’ Stroll Reed Street.

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    Legion raffle winner announced

    Dr. Allison Schoenfelder was the winner of the American Legion “Rocking Jeep” at the Dec. 8 Akron-Westfield varsity basketball game. Legionnaires (l-r:) Garry Jacobson, Richard Huebner and Warren Thompson presented her with the “Rocking Jeep.” The rocker was made by inmates at the Yankton Federal Prison in Yankton, S.D., to assist the Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186 in raising funds for their scholarship program. Over $2,000 has been raised so far this year and will be supplemented from a donation by the First Church

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    Cenex ‘Tanks of Thanks’ rewards two area residents

    Liz Less, of Akron, and Mark Juhl, of Remsen, have received a special thank you for paying it forward in their communities. Less and Juhl were selected to receive free fuel from Tanks of Thanks®, a program that recognizes people who go the extra mile for others.

    Recently, Less and Juhl were each presented with a $50 Tanks of Thanks gift card, which is redeemable at any Cenex® location, for contributions to their communities.

    Liz Less is a photographer,

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    See the angels at Akron library this month

    When Marcene Heeren, of Akron, S.D., took a Tour of Homes many years ago, she saw a Christmas tree with angel ornaments.

    The rural Akron woman liked the idea of a tree covered with angels and began collecting tiny angels to hang on their Christmas tree.

    “I started looking online, mostly on eBay, and in stores for angel ornaments,” she explained. “When I collect things, I look

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    Announce engagement

    Mark and Michelle Heeren of Akron would like to announce the engagement of their daughter Bonnie Heeren to Matthew Seivert, son of Mike and Jean Seivert of Alcester, S.D.

    Bonnie is employed at River Ridge Oral Surgery in Sioux Falls, S.D., and Matt is employed at Sioux Valley Energy, Brandon, S.D.

    The couple both live in Sioux Falls and are planning a New Year’s Eve wedding at St. Katharine Drexel

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    Pitching in

    Emma Robinson, of Akron, shovels snow at home Dec. 1 following the snowstorm. School was called off that day at Akron-Westfield Community School for the second time that week. (Monday classes were let out at 10:30 a.m. due to snow).