Hometown Christmas set for November 29

Posted November 16, 2017 at 3:25 pm

The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Hometown Christmas is packed full of activities to usher in the Christmas Spirit.

Hometown Christmas will be from 5 to 8 p..m., Wednesday, Nov. 29 in Akron.

The fun begins at 5 p.m. with Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving in Akron on a fire truck. They will arrive at the west end of Reed Street and go to the Legion Hall. There will be a tree lighting ceremony. Bring the whole family and welcome the Claus’ to town.

Afterward, Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit with children in the Akron Public Library Meeting Room.

While at the library, children can write letters to Santa of their Christmas

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    By Julie Ann Madden

    On Friday, Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186 members presented a Veterans Day program to Akron-Westfield students. The program featured a flag-folding demonstration.

    Sons of American Legion Commander Steve Liebetrau read the following while four veterans demonstrated folding a flag.

    “A flag-folding ceremony represents the same religious principles on which our country was originally founded.

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    In addition to honoring veterans with a day of camaraderie and fun, the day’s proceeds will benefit area veterans and their families.

    Here is the Legion’s schedule of events:

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    Reed Street invaded on Halloween

    All kinds of creatures came down Reed Street in the Akron Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual parade Halloween night. The crowd of trick-or-treaters was estimated to be between 300 and 400 attending the Trunk-or-Treat which followed the parade.

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    By Julie Ann Madden

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    “Scoop the Loop was a roaring success,” Frerichs told The Akron Hometowner about Saturday night’s event from 8 to 10 p.m. on Reed Street. “It was so much fun.”

    Cars cruised the loop from Second Street to Fourth Street, including

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    By Julie Ann Madden

    How his life and his family’s lives have been turned upside down because of the limelight and the position they are in now? How do you cope with that every day?

    That’s the question Akron Police Chief William “Bill” Young would have asked the son of President Donald Trump if he’d have had an opportunity.

    However, on Saturday when Donald Trump Jr. was at the Hole N’ The Wall

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    Akron registered voters go to the polls from Noon to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7 at the Akron Public Library.

    Angela Auchstetter

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    Farmers are finishing up with the bean harvest, and some have already begun harvesting their corn crops.

    “Last week was a magnificent week for harvest,” said Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Field Agronomist Joel De Jong. “I’m not sure we’re close to 90 percent of the beans harvested already, and most of them went out last week. It was a great week.”

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    By Julie Ann Madden

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    “I’m going to continue encouraging residents to keep up their properties,” said Tadlock. “For those properties that are abandoned, I’m trying to find a way to demolish them.”

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