Akron:  The Noble-McDougall family reunion was held in the American Legion hall in Akron, Sunday, July 15, with 135 people in attendance.  Dinner was served at noon and the afternoon hours were spent informally.

The reunion was reported to be a great success and it was decided to hold another at the American Legion hall in Akron on the third Sunday in July, the 20th, 1952.

Mrs. Lloyd Port of Akron was re-elected president and Mrs. Albert Null of LeMars was also re-elected secretary for the coming year.

Those present from LeMars were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Null, Mr. and Mrs. William Hodam and family, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Null and family, Mr. and Mrs. William Lamb and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Nanninga, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Albert, Mr. and Mrs. Judson McDougall and Donald, Judson McDougall, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Zigtema.

Attending from Struble were Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Nanninga and Douglas, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wells.  Akron was represented by Miss Lorraine Utesch, Mr. and Mrs. George Noble and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Kilstrom and Marsha, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Port and Mrs. Jack Port.

From Sioux City were Arthur Halles, Mrs. Gladys Halles Reynolds and children, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jensen and family, Mrs. O. J. Foster and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Musser, Mrs. Bruce Smith and children.

Family members attending from this vicinity were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Barnhardt and son, of Sibley, Mrs. William Gant and daughter of Westfield, Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Noble and sons, and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Noble and family all of Ireton and Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Noble and family of Hawarden.

Those from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Seaburn Squires and children of Belmond, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Noble and children of Winnebago, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wieber of Clear Lake, S.D.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Carnicle and family, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lembke and Billy and Mrs. Lela McCabe and Russell and Darlene all of Sioux Falls, S.D.

Martin Nanninga of Beresford, S.D., Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Thunhorst and family of St. Paul, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. George F. McDougall of Huron, S.D., Mrs. R. G. Peterson of Long Island, Ala.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Haller and family of Dawson, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Harens and family of Edmondton, N.Y., and Mr. and Mrs. Claud Wiley of Omaha, Neb., Mr. and Mrs. Noble Lobben and family of Elgin, Ill.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Noble and Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Noble and family all of Council Bluffs, Mrs. Ruth Wiley and Mrs. Gladys Hogan both of Summit, S.D., and Mr. and Mrs. Judson Noble and family of Howard, S.D.

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, July 20, 1951


(Westfield Special)

The Annual Reunion of the Noble family was held at the Akron Legion hall on Sunday, July 18th.  Honored guests were Mr. and Mrs. James Noble, of Council Bluffs, Ia., for their 50th or Golden wedding anniversary.  They have 2 sons, Judson of Howard, S.D., and Le Roy of Council Bluffs.

Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. James H. Noble, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Noble and son, Richard and Robert, all of Council Bluffs, Ia.; Kenneth and Joyce of Robbinsdale, Minn.; Mrs. Hugh Norris, of Avalon, Missouri; Mrs. Ruth A. Wiley, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wiley, of Summett, S.D.; and Mrs. Claude Wiley and Wayne of ONeil, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wiley and two sons, of  San Benito, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Noble Lubben, Alan and Ruth Ann, of Elgin, Ill.; Mrs. Jerome Hagan, of Summitt, S.D.; Mrs. Orville Jorgensen and Jerry, of Waubay, S.D.; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lemke and three children, Mrs. Lela McCabe, and Howard, Russell and Darlene, all of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Myrte Van Steenwyk and three granddaughters, of Clear Lake, S.D.; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jensen and Ruth and Ronald, Mr. and Mrs. Omer Foster and Lynne and Darla, 1st Sgt and Mrs. Kennard Johnson and children, Mrs. Dorothy Clark and Larry and Janet, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Haller and Charlotte and kay, Mrs. Mildren Reynolds and daughters, and

Mrs. Bruce Smith and Roger, Pat, Julia, Richard, and mrs. Arthur Holler, all of Sioux City, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Judson McDougall and son, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Nanninga, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Albert, Bill Lamb, Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Null and Jeannie, all of LeMars, Ia.; Charles Noble, Jerry and Janice of Winnebago, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Judson Noble and Merlyn and Dean of Howard, S.D.; and Mrs. Glenn Haller and boys, Kenneth, Jerry, Lyle and Michael, of Dawson, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Judson McDougall, Jr., of Yankton, S.D.; Mr. and Mrs. Merle Wells and Kenny and Danny, of Sioux City, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wiley, of Malta, Montana, and

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wells, of Ireton, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Noble, Bobby, Terry and Mary Jo, also of Ireton, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Noble and children, Daryl, Shirley and Marvin, of Hawarden, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Noble and children, Wesley, Stanley, Richard and Gary, all of Ireton, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Noble and Arnold, Harvey, Lyle and………Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Kilshon and Marsha, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Port, all of Akron; and

Mr. and Mrs. Russle Null, of LeMars, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hodan and two children of Rapid City, S.D.; Mr. and Mrs. Zigtema, and son, of Sioux City; and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gant, Jr., and daughters, Sue and Mary, of Westfield, Iowa.  In the afternoon a meeting was held deciding the reunion be held at the same place on the 3rd Sunday in July next year.

Source:  LeMars Globe-Post, July 23, 1953