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Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet this Saturday in Akron

Posted May 6, 2015 at 9:16 pm

By Julie Ann Madden

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, May 9, the Total Motors dealership will be hosting a Chevy Youth Baseball fundraiser for the Westerner Summer Ball Program.

The fundraiser is easy. People are encouraged to:

1. Test drive a new or used vehicle at Total Motors and

2. Meet with Total Motors staff to get a “Westerner Summer Ball Program” validation code entered into the www.experiencechevrolettoday.com website, and

3. The Westerner Summer Ball Program will receive $20.

Each test drive is worth $20, and Total Motors

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    A-W Prom night

    Posted April 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Akron-Westfield prom attendees enjoy an evening of dancing at The Hole N’ The Wall Lodge April 25, followed by After Prom activities at the school.

    Akron City Wide Rummage April 24 & 25

    Posted April 22, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    The Akron City Wide Rummage is April 24 & 25 with one sale Thursday April 23. Sales are all around Akron plus a couple outside of Akron: one is across the Highway 48 bridge at the first house on the south side, the

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    Two roads closed for bridge work

    Posted May 6, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    As of May 4, bridge work begins in eastern Plymouth County, according to a Secondary Road Department announcement. From Sunset Avenue to County Road L-22, 160th Street is closed to local traffic, due to replacing an existing wooden bridge with a 90’ x

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    DNR gives fish new home at River’s Bend

    Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Plymouth County Conservation Board’s River’s Bend Wildlife Area is now home to thousands of blue gills, which were stocked on a windy April 15 at the park’s pond

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    From the Desk of Representative Chuck Soderberg

    Posted April 22, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    As we move into the last weeks of the Iowa General Assembly, week fourteen was the week after the second legislative deadline when most of the policy committees must complete their work. This means the number of eligible bills that can be considered this

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    The Anderson Report

    Posted April 22, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    By Iowa Senator Bill Anderson

    Thank you for the honor of representing you in the Iowa Senate. Please feel free to contact me with your questions, comments and ideas. You can reach me at 712-898-2505 or email

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    A-W boys fare well against larger schools

    Posted April 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ track and field team had first, second and third-place finishes at the Hinton track and field meet April 23.

    Austin Allard won the Long Jump

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    2015 A-W girls’ track team

    Posted April 29, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Members of the Akron-Westfield girls’ track and field team for 2015 are (Front Row l-r:) Hanna Boehme, Trisha Frerichs, Brynn Van Eldik, Danika Smith, Saphire Berg, (Middle Row l-r:) Kammi Bishop, Alex Franker, Jordan Neubrand, Khallie

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    2015 A-W boys’ track team

    Posted April 29, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Akron-Westfield boys’ track and field team members are (Front Row l-r:), Cody Hillrichs, Aaron Allard, Brenden Hansen, Quentin Hoffer, Sebastian Berg, (Second Row l-r:) Casey Wall, Mason Mackey, Ty DeRocher, Christian Wolthiuizen, (Third Row l-r:) Damien

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    Tindall, Hedlund gain wins as NWC sweeps BCU

    Posted April 29, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Northwestern College swept a softball doubleheader frim Briar Cliff April 21, defeating the Chargers 2-1 and 5-2. The Red Raiders improved their record to 11-8 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference, 20-21 overall and BCU slipped to 3-13 in the conference, 13-19 overall.

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    A-W golfers top WS

    Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    and Steve Peterson

    On a beautiful sunny afternoon West Sioux hosted the Akron-Westfield golfers at a meet April 16. Both the Westerners and Lady Westerners won the

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    Lady Westerners compete at Hinton

    Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Lady Westerner Danika Smith throws the shot put 22 feet 1 inch in the Shot Put at the Hinton Track Meet April 17. See results in this week’s (April 22) Akron

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    Girls track at Kingsley-Pierson

    Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Akron-Westfield girls’ track and field Head Coach Eric Walkingstick reported the Lady Westerners turned in some quality efforts at the Kingsley-Pierson Track Meet April 13.

    “It went well for us,” he told The Akron Hometowner. “The

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    Announce Engagement

    Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Todd and Tammy Colt of Akron announce the engagement of their daughter, Tarah Jo Colt, to Joe E. Kooima, son of Joel and Faye Kooima of Rock Valley, Iowa.

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    Emma Lyn Byers

    Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Ryan and Cecelia Byers of Shakopee, MN, are proud to announce the arrival of their new daughter, Emma Lyn Byers. Emma was born April 1, 2015 and came into the world weighing 8 pounds 13 ounces

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    John Brennan Siefer

    Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Jeremy and Rory Siefer of San Antonio, Texas are thrilled to announce the arrival of their first child, a son, John Brennan Siefer who was born April 2, 2015 at 4:01 p.m. weighing in at

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    Celebrating 5 years

    Posted April 22, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    James and Lynette Kiger will be celebrating their 5 year wedding anniversary on April 23. They were married in Elk Point, SD. Mom, Dad, and Ken Waag would like to wish them a Happy

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    Happy 90th Birthday!

    Posted April 17, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Wilma (Lockwood) Kulvik of Akron will be celebrating her 90th birthday on April 23.

    Wilma was born in 1925 on a farm east of Akron. She has five children:

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    92 Birthday Candles

    Posted April 17, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Wanda McCrill will be celebrating her birthday of 92 years on April 19, along with her family. Please help honor Wanda by sending her a birthday greeting at 991 Hwy. 3, Akron, IA 51001.

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