Page 10 • The Akron Hometowner
April 4, 2007
from the files of the Akron Register-Tribune
by Pat Clark 110 years – April 8, 1897 An agent for Northwestern Telephone Company has been here this week, on his way north, to secure right of way for extension of his companyʼs lines. Our local market report shows ﬁve-cent drop in wheat during the past week. It must have hurt somebody. Between showers the farmers are vigorously pushing the work of seeding, and on the higher grounds it can be forward quite rapidly. Twin babies – a boy and a girl – came to the house of the G. Kiersteins last Thursday (April 1). 100 years – April 11, 1907 It has been freezing cold several nights the past week, but no damage is reported to budding fruit trees. Farmers have their wheat planted and are now preparing to plow for corn. A leave of absence for three years for Robert E. Perry was approved. Commander Perry and his crew will leave in June on a trip to the North Pole. School at Westﬁeld closed for a week for spring break. Teachers had not intended to take the week and close school one week earlier, but exposure of several students to small pox changed their plans. Born: Apr. 11, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Blum, southeast of town; Apr. 6, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ide. Died: Apr. 8, Sarah Ann (Fox) Clark of Westﬁeld. 90 years – April 12, 1917 We are reminded that four years ago at this time this part of the country was blanketed with a snowfall of 18 inches. Notice: Owing to the high state of water in the river, and as a precaution against possible stomach and bowel trouble amongst children, I would advise boiling all water used for drinking purposes – Dr. Kerr, City Physician. The weather has been cool and windy the past week, but the ground is in good shape for ﬁeld work and farmers have been rushing the seeding and other spring work. Professor C. G. Weatherwax was elected Superintendent of Akron Schools at a salary of $1,350 per year. 80 years – April 7, 1927 Three inches or more of heavy,
wet snow last Friday, a heavy rain Monday morning and drizzling rain this afternoon have added materially to the already liberal supply of moisture that has fallen the last few weeks. Born: Apr. 4, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hartwig, west of town; Apr. 6, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Coleman, east of town; Apr. 7, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Willer, southeast of town. Died: Apr. 4, Raymond Carl Meske (2 ½ years) of Chatsworth; Apr. 4, Frank C. Squires, formerly of Akron. 70 years – April 8, 1937 “Grasshopper Control in Iowa,” a new bulletin containing the latest information on poison bait and grasshopper control was published by the Agricultural Extension of Iowa State College. Every farmer in the area should read this bulletin carefully. A fall of snow, sleet, hail and rain, accompanied by some lightning and thunder, provided additional moisture that further delayed ﬁeld work. Died: Mar. 31, Mrs. Herman (Meta Augusta Frerichs) Milbrodt of Akron. 60 years – April 10, 1947 Drizzling rains with an occasional mixture of snow has continued to fall during this week, still further delaying ﬁeld work. Highways have also been rendered almost impossible to travel in places. The arrival of ten 85ʼ poles was the signal for the start of installation of ﬂoodlighting equipment for night baseball at the Akron ball park. Born: Apr. 4, a son to Mr. and Mrs. William Pope of Akron; Apr. 6, a son to Mr. and Mrs. William Vanderham of Akron; Apr. 6, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hoffman, south of town; Apr. 7, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Chester Chamberlain, southwest of town; Apr. 9, a daughter to Mr. And Mrs. Oscar Isakson, northwest of town; Apr. 10, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bean of Akron. 50 years – April 11, 1957 Loads of fun awaits everyone who attends the annual Akron High School carnival Friday evening. There will be concessions and games of skill of all kinds. Akron High School Athletic Department
FREE Showmanship Clinic Hosted by Akron Saddle Club April 21 • 10:00 a.m. To register or ask questions Call: Sandy • 712-568-3512 or Bobbie Joe • 712-568-2381
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will beneﬁt from the proceeds of this yearʼs carnival. The weather turned cooler after the heavy snowfall of last Thursday, but moderated again with temperatures in the 40s and 50s. Passenger train service through here last Friday was cancelled on account of a freight train wreck near Collins, Iowa. Born: Apr. 6, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Talbott of Elk Point; Apr. 9, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Corwin Bauerly of Westﬁeld; Apr. 10, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Linafelter of Merrill. Died: Apr. 8, Mrs. Henry B. (Myrtle Googin) Smith of Akron. 40 years – April 13, 1967 The Cub and Boy Scouts of the Prairie Gold Council are currently making plans for their annual “Good Turn Day for the Handicapped” clothing drive. “Is Akron to have a golf course?” This question will be closer to being answered following a public meeting on the matter. Everyone is invited to attend and your attendance is gently requested. Born: Apr. 11, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dewey of Westﬁeld. 30 years – April 7, 1977 March blew out like a lion with strong north winds, partly cloudy skies and scattered showers. April showers and cool temperatures are forecast for the next few days. Born: Mar. 30, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Counterman of Elk Point; Mar. 15, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Jim (Kathy Bernard) Beacom of Sioux City; Mar. 29, a daughter to Patricia Theeler of Akron. Died: Mar. 28, Herman “Jim” Bultman of Hawarden. 20 years – April 9, 1987 Even the blizzard and cool temperatures couldnʼt discourage the pesky, beautiful, yellow dandelion from boosting forth his spring ﬁnery this past week. Moderating temperatures climbed near, over and into the 60s over the weekend. A parcel of land owned by the city, zoned as residential, was rezoned to light commercial by the Akron city council. Born: April 3, a daughter to Craig and Cathy (Buryanek) Bobier of Westﬁeld. Died: Mar. 30, Mrs. Otto (Frances Ann Siebens) Ludwigs of Le Mars; Mar. 30, Oscar Holthe of Alcester; Apr. 1, Edward F. Degen of Hawarden; Mar. 21, Levon M. Hough, formerly of Westﬁeld.
School bus award winners
Pictured above are the winners of the school bus award presented Wednesday, March 28. Front (l-r) Cameron Walberg, Scott Toben and Danika Smith. Back, Sidney Pridie, Alec Heeren, Hannah Boehme and Nicole Harding of Peoples Bank. Not pictured is Gregg Taylor.
10 years – March 20, 1997 Akron Ambulance Association members have withdrawn their threat of resignation. Discussion of the ambulance situation was not listed on the councilʼs agenda. D i e d : M a r. 1 1 , K a t hleen “Kathy” (Schuetz) Port of Westﬁeld; Mar. 16, Edwin J. Matz of Hawarden; Mar. 11, Alvesia N. (Oden) Dahlum of Elk Point. March 27, 1997 Died: Mar. 19, Mable L. (Pike) McCorkell of Akron; Mar. 21, Mary Jane (Lohse) Malcom of Akron; Mar. 19, Clifford E. Boetger of Le Mars; Mar. 17, Robert H. Reich of Akron; Mar. 21, Gilbert Ekren of Alcester. April 3, 1997 The road connecting Akron with SD Highway 48 was closed for a brief time Monday, after the Big Sioux started spilling onto it.
Born: Mar. 24, a son to Tyson and Tausha Banks of Merrill. Died: Mar. 27, Idelline G. (Wooten) Simeon of Akron; Mar. 24, Maria L. (Meyer) Kruse of Le Mars. April 10, 1997 Snow melt off from northern areas in the Big Sioux basin reached this area early with week and closed the road connecting Akron and SD Hwy 48. Born: Mar. 26, a daughter to Tom and Leah (Schoenfelder) OʼNeill of Mason City. Died: Apr. 7, Fern (Hedden) Van Wyhe of Ireton; Mar. 30, Ruth J. (Stoen) Anderson of Alcester; Apr. 2, Chester L. “Chet” Langley of Sioux City; Apr. 4, Lavon (Wills) Toenjes, formerly of Ireton; Apr. 3, Raymond Mitchell, Jr., of Dakota Dunes; Apr. 1, Jane Ione (Johnson) Hemmelman of Merrill.
Help Wanted: Electric lineperson: Duties include construction, operation, maintenance and repair of underground and overhead electric distribution systems along with any other duties related to the operation of a municipal utility. CDL required. Willing to sponsor successful applicant in the IAMU Apprentice Lineman Program. Salary DOQ. Pre-employment physical and drug screening may be required. EOE. Position open until ﬁlled. For more information, contact the Director of Public Works, Gary Horton at (712) 568-2654. Send resume to: City of Akron Attn: Gary Horton PO Box 318 Akron, IA 51001
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