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Legionnaires celebrate Veterans Day

Posted November 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

One highlight of the annual Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186’s celebration is its Auxiliary members’ traditional Thanksgiving Dinner, which includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, cranberry sauce and homemade pies. Enjoying the feast were Dennis and Myrna Johnson, Barb Baisden and Shirley Waag.

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    Whipping up ‘scrump-delicious’

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Grandma’s Infamous Butterscotch Pie.

    Upon hearing what pie she was making, her dad said ,”Oh mercy!”

    “That’ll do it for me,” added Charles Von Hagel about his daughter’s pie making.

    And boy was he tickled that she was making two of them — one just for him.

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    LG Everist buys Akron’s Higman Sand & Gravel

    By Julie Ann Madden

    As of Jan. 2, 2015, Higman Sand and Gravel will no longer exist.

    This past weekend the Higman family announced they have sold their aggregate business to L.G. Everist Inc., which has its headquarters in Sioux Falls, S.D. Locally, L.G. Everist has an operation in Hawarden.

    According to L.G. Everist Chief Financial Officer Steve Mousel, “we have the opportunity here for one family-owned business to join forces with another

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    Neunaber’s trial date to be changed

    On Monday, an Akron murder suspect’s pretrial conference and trial date were changed.

    Jonathan Donald Neunaber, 44 of Akron, who has been charged with the murder of his mother, was scheduled to have his trial begin on Dec. 9.

    Now, the pretrial conference has been rescheduled to 9:15 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 8 at the Plymouth County Courthouse. As of press time Monday, a new trial date had not been determined. The parties involved were to confer and agree

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    Creating a musical in just one week

    By Julie Ann Madden

    On Monday, take two musical directors with one “Robin Hood” playbook, add 60 children and by Saturday, debut one full-scale musical.

    That’s the miracle happening this week at the Akron Opera House.

    Missoula Children’s Theatre directors Jeremy Cunningham and his wife, Jennifer Wills, are producing this miracle.

    Cunningham earned his bachelor of arts degree from Concordia

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    Local Legionnaires to celebrate Veterans Day

    Nov. 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars,” according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs.

    In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. Its original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades, public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11 a.m.

    In 1938, Armistice Day was made a legal holiday,

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    Halloween Night in Akron

    Downtown Akron was the place to be Halloween Night as many braved the cold temps for the annual Chamber of Commerce Parade.

    Second graders Witch (Allie Swoyer,) Wizard of Oz’ Dorothy & Toto (Josie Jacobs and Buster) and Gypsy (Laney Schuknecht) enjoy hot chocolate as they collect candy.

    Akron councilors seek new law enforcement

    By Julie Ann Madden

    After two hours in closed session Oct. 28, Akron councilors accepted the resignation of Assistant Police Chief Jared Gares.

    Councilor Bob Frerichs made the motion to approve the resignation, and Councilor Denise Loutsch-Beitelspacher seconded it. The vote was unanimous with all five councilors present.

    Currently, the police department includes Police Chief Kimm Nielsen, Assistant Police Chief Jared Gares and Reserve Police Officers Bob Rohmiller, Mark Reed and Pat Heissel.

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    Beans harvested — corn possibly done this week

    By Julie Ann Madden

    As of Nov. 3 crop harvesting is nearing the end for the 2014 season, according to Iowa State University Field Agronomist Joel DeJong.

    “We’re making really good progress,” DeJong told The Akron Hometowner. “We’ve had a really nice October in this part of the world.”

    “Soybeans are pretty well done,” he said. “It’s rare to find

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    Akron council moves forward with Coop land swap

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The land swap between Farmers Cooperative Company of Akron and city officials is a go.

    At their Oct. 14 meeting, Akron councilors unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the trade of the city’s 0.388 acres of land to Farmers Cooperative Company. This will be used as partial payment for city officials to buy three parcels of land the Coop owns adjacent to the new Akron Boat Ramp at the west end of Reed Street.

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