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Casey’s opens new store Thursday, Grand opening is Friday

Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:41 pm

Casey’s opens new store Thursday Grand opening is Friday

By Julie Ann Madden

New store.

New selections.

New services.

“We are very, very excited to serve the Akron community, bringing in all the newness,” said Casey’s General Store Area Supervisor Deb Bontje who gave The Akron Hometowner a “walk-through” the brand new store at the southeast corner of the Iowa Highways 3 and 12 intersection. “We just can’t wait to serve the community with our new store and our new options.”

“The same friendly faces will be here to serve you,” she said, noting

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    Hook named ‘Master Editor-Publisher’

    Posted February 8, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    The Akron Hometowner publisher received one of the most prestigious awards given to Iowa newspaper professionals Friday evening at the Iowa Newspaper Foundation’s Awards Banquet in Des Moines.

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    Extension Council elects officers

    Posted February 15, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Four officers were elected during the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Plymouth County extension council organizational meeting Jan. 25.

    The nine-member county extension council annually elects officers to comply with Iowa law.

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    Care Center Project’s final piece is installed

    Posted February 15, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    In January 2010, former Akron Councilor Chad Ericson challenged the community to raise the down-payment for a new nursing home facility in the

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    Care Center Trustees face state’s Medicaid impact

    Posted February 1, 2018 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series on Care Center financial impacts.

    With Medicaid reimbursement revenue projected to be a loss of $37 per

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    Head Start seeks preschool children

    Posted January 31, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Mid-Sioux Opportunity Inc.’s Head Start is presently recruiting children for the 2018-2019 school year.

    Head Start is a free preschool program for three- and four-year-old children.

    Head Start centers

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    Akron business receives SBDC Award

    Posted January 31, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Iowa announced TreePans.com, owned by Bill and Sue Brown of Akron, has been chosen for a Small Business of the Month Award.

    An award presentation will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2

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    There is beauty in the frost

    Posted January 31, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Even with the large amount of snow received, the frosty mornings which followed had some beauty in them such as this scene in Union County, SD.

    However the fog, which

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    First major storm hits with a vengeance

    Posted January 25, 2018 at 6:00 am

    The first major snowstorm struck with a vengeance. The snow began Sunday evening and continued into Monday. Reports guessed that up to 18” could fall in some areas before it was all done sometime Monday. At

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    From SD Legislator Kevin Jensen

    Posted January 23, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    With the first 2 weeks of session behind us there were a number of interesting things to report on. Most weeks I will be giving you a snapshot of bills we heard in committee and on those that made it to the House

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    Henrich, Wolthuizen off to state wrestling!

    Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Two Akron-Westfield wrestlers advanced to the state wrestling tournament by becoming regional champs at Districts Feb. 10 at West Lyon.

    Junior John Henrich at 160 – defeated Anthony Baird of Woodbury Central by fall (0:45), defeated

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    Boys lose close one to Gehlen

    Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team lost to Gehlen Catholic Feb. 6 in Le Mars, 80-77.

    However, for one Westerner it was a great evening. Nick Jacobs broke the school three-point record hitting 10, breaking his own

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    Girls win first round of Regional action

    Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team played in the first round of Regionals during a snowy, cold night, Feb. 8 at home defeating the Trinity Christian Tigers, 47-29. The Westerners advanced to face Gehlen at home Feb.

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    Boys lose to South O’Brien

    Posted February 8, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team lost to South O’Brien Feb. 2 at home, 80-54. Their overall record is 6-13. The boys have one more home game Feb. 9 when they face Westwood. This is a boys game only with both junior varsity and

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    Girls win No. 16

    Posted February 8, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team raked in win number 16 Feb. 2 by defeating South O’Brien, 44-29. Tis brings their total record to 16-4.

    This being the last home basketball game, seniors and parents were honored.

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    Three A-W wrestlers advance to Districts

    Posted February 8, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Three Akron-Westfield wrestlers advanced from sectional competition Feb. 3 by placing first or second. They will compete at Districts Feb. 10 at West Lyon beginning at noon for a chance to go to the state

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    JV Wrestlers Finish 6-3 at MOC-FV Tournament

    Posted February 8, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    By: Damien Ericson

    Four A-W Westerner wrestlers traveled to Orange City on January 29 to compete in the MOC-FV JV Wrestling Tournament.

    Cameron Bergman went 2-1 on the day, with

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    Boys fall to RSM

    Posted February 1, 2018 at 6:00 am

    After a strong start and leading at the half, 44-33, the Akron-Westfield boys basketball team had a rough second half scoring only 11 points to fall to Remsen St. Mary’s Jan. 25, 68-55. This was a

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    A-W girls conquer RSM

    Posted February 1, 2018 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball time made quick work of the visiting Remsen St. Mary’s Hawks Jan. 25 at home, 60-32. This was a make-up game from Jan. 23 which was cancelled due to weather.

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    A-W girls defeat MMCRU

    Posted January 25, 2018 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team defeated Marcus Meriden Cleghorn Remsen Union Jan. 19 on the road, 45-41.

    Leading scorers for A-W were Danika Smith, Brooke Koele, and Jaden

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    Kid actors/actresses needed

    Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Students in Grades 1-7 are sought for upcoming production of “Cinderella” at the Akron Opera House.

    Registration for auditions will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 11 at the Akron Opera House. However, if

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    Colleen Barwick 90th Birthday Open House

    Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Sat., February 24

    2-4 p.m.

    Akron Care Center

    991 Hwy 3, Akron, IA

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    Celebrates 75th

    Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Janice Morehead of Akron will celebrate her 75th birthday with an open house Feb. 18 at the Akron Care Center from 2 to 4 p.m.

    If you are unable

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    Couple exchanges vows

    Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Madison Lynn Rippe of Auburn, Neb., and Christopher Brian Hasenbank of Elk Point, S.D., exchanged wedding vows and celebrated their Holy Matrimony on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. in Auburn, Neb.

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    Thorson Drug From band-aids to blouses to bouquets

    Posted January 31, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Thorson Drug has been dubbed Akron’s Mini-Mall with everything from prescriptions to gifts, clothing and flowers.

    “Ever since I was a little girl and visited Wall Drug

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    Akron Jo’s Cafe Lessons learned at the local cafe

    Posted January 23, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Dreams and opportunities are what one Akron family has found.

    Jose Arreola’s dream was to own his own business so his wife, Olivia, and children could have something they

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    Five A-W Speech groups advance to state

    Posted January 23, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    On to state!

    That’s where 26 Akron-Westfield students are going in Large Group Speech Contest.

    On Saturday, Jan. 20,

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