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Halloween Trick-or-Treating same as usual in Akron

Posted October 23, 2014 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

With Reed Street under construction between Fourth Street and Eighth Street, Akron city officials were concerned about children’s safety to Trick-or-Treat in that area.

However, Akron Mayor Harold Higman Jr. told The Akron Hometowner Monday morning, Trick-or-Treating will go on as always.

This past weekend the intersection at Reed and Seventh Street was reopened to traffic. In recent weeks, the intersections of Reed Street and Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Streets were reopened.

According to City Administrator Gary Horton, the intersection of Eighth and Reed Street was to open Monday night, Oct. 20, or shortly after.

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    Farmers begin autumn harvest

    Posted October 16, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Many area farmers took to the fields with their combines this past week. On Sunday, Tom Huls of rural Akron and his father, Merle, were trying to finish this field of soybeans north of

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    2014 Akron ‘progress’

    Posted October 16, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Akron city employees are working to pack the lot between Akron Jo’s Cafe and The Akron Hometowner buildings in the 100 block of Reed Street. They are packing the dirt in

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    Akron still has police coverage

    Posted October 15, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Talk in downtown Akron last week was Akron Police Chief Kimm Nielsen and Assistant Police Chief Jared Gares were no longer on the force.

    On Friday,

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    Walking Trail enhancements

    Posted October 9, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    These are the improvements landscape architect Jennifer Cross of RDG Planning & Design of Omaha, Neb., proposed to Akron councilors as part of a Community Visioning Committee grant process.

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    EP-J outlasts Lady Westerners

    Posted October 16, 2014 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield hosted Elk Point-Jefferson for a non-conference volleyball match Oct. 11 and sought a three-match win streak.

    The Huskies won, though, 3-1. Set scores were a 25-15

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    A-W aerial show!

    Posted October 16, 2014 at 5:00 am

    By: Hank Krause

    The visiting favored Alta-Aurelia Warriors ran into an aerial bombardment that shredded the Warrior defense which they

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    NAIA selects Sioux City for softball series host

    Posted October 9, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    The City of Sioux City’s Convention & Tourism Bureau and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) have announced that the NAIA Softball World Series has a new home.

    The City of Sioux City, Iowa, and

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    James gains 4 tackles in Mustangs’ win

    Posted October 9, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Top-ranked Morningside celebrated homecoming with a 68-28 football victory against Midland Oct. 4 at Elwood Olsen Stadium.

    Taylor James, a sophomore from rural Sioux City and an Akron-Westfield High School alumni, had four total tackles. He

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    A-W spikers fall to H-LP

    Posted October 9, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Harris-Lake Park in War Eagle Conference play Sept. 30 in Lake Park. Set scores were 25-20, 25-21 and 25-21 for the Wolves.

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    A-W wins a wild one!

    Posted October 9, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    By: Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners spotted Sioux Central of Albert City, Sioux Rapids, Linn Grove, Rembrandt, Peterson, Greenville, and throw in whoever else, a 14-point lead to start things.

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    What a small world

    Posted October 15, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Sioux City Journal photo by Tim Hynds

    On June 20, this photograph of the Big Sioux River flooding at Akron appeared in the Idaho Statesman newspaper — more than 1,200 miles away! Former

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    Avery Lynn Erbes

    Posted October 15, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Cody Morey and Cody Erbes are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter, Avery Lynn Erbes. Avery was born on Aug. 9, 2014, at Floyd Valley Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces

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    Case Isaac Harris

    Posted October 9, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Nathan and Katie Harris of Akron are happy to announce the birth of a son on Sept. 8, 2014. Case Isaac was born at Sioux Center Health weighing 9 pounds 1 ounce and measuring 22.5 inches long.

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    Announce engagement

    Posted October 9, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Duane and Barbette Grimm of Westfield announce the engagement of their daughter Mandra Lou Grimm, to Jason Scott Kruse. He is the son of Scott and Nancy Kruse of Beresford, SD.

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    Announce engagement

    Posted October 1, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Brad and Chris Harvey of Akron announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsie Christine Harvey, to Tony Joseph Reuter, both of Edina, Minn. He is the son of Terry and Janeen Reuter of Le Mars.

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