Old Care Center building celebrates rebirth anniversary Saturday

Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

When the old Care Center nursing home building was shuttered in August 2013, the Akron community hoped it wouldn’t become an eyesore.

After three years of being vacant, the building is being filled with niche businesses and organizations.

In fact, as the first business celebrates its first anniversary Saturday, it is noted the main floor and basement are completely filled. This leaves only the second floor available for more entrepreneurs’ opportunities.

“We want the building to be an active, vital place for shoppers to come to,” said Mindy Smykle of Mindy’s Designs & Vicki’s Redesigns. “We support each other completely, and congratulate the Groves on their first anniversary.”

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    Staff changes occur at Akron Medical Clinic

    Posted June 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Last week Mercy Medical Services announced a second doctor for Akron Mercy Medical Clinic and staff reductions.

    Dr. Kelly Pomerenke joins Dr. Dale Nystrom and Physician’s

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    Akron councilors hire interim EMS director

    Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Hiring an interim Akron EMS director and considering the replacement of the town’s second ambulance topped the Akron councilor’s June 13 meeting

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    Planting in full swing

    Posted June 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

    With the temperatures in the 90s recently, farmers were out in full swing planting their crops. “It was a very good week (last week) of weather for farmers to finish planting, make hay and do needed

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    Akron-Westfield golfers: State Champions!

    Posted June 6, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    The Akron-Westfield girls golf team returned home state champions in Class 1A from the state tournament at the American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown May 30 – 31. A tough course with a par of 71 for

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    Fireworks sales, more variety allowed in Iowa

    Posted June 5, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    For the first time since the Jan. 1, 1938, more fireworks than just sparklers, snakes and caps can legally be purchased, sold and used in Iowa.

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    Mercy

    Posted May 30, 2017 at 5:48 pm

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    staff changes

    This past weekend, Akron Mercy Medical Clinic patients received letters informing them of who were replacing Akron’s three doctors, which resigned effective June

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    A-W boys take down Trinity Christian

    Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield baseball team took on Trinity Christian of Hull June 12 at home, coming away with a 10-0 win in six innings.

    Austin Allard was winning

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    Akron Rebels split games with Lennox Reds

    Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The Akron Rebels played two seven-inning games against the Lennox Reds at Sargent Field in Akron on June 18.

    In game one, the Rebels won 4-0 and

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    A-W girls tame the Tigers

    Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls pushed their record to 16-0 with an easy win over the Tigers of Trinity Christian of Hull on June 12.

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    A-W upcoming sports

    Posted June 21, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    June 22 – Softball, Home, vs Harris-Lake Park

    June 23 – Baseball, Home, vs Harris-Lake Park

    Softball, Away, Spencer

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    A-W wins on Jackson slam!!!

    Posted June 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    Montana Jackson unloaded for a grand slam home run to beat West Sioux Falcons, 7-4 on June 7.

    A-W took the early lead only to watch it

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    A-W outruns West Sioux

    Posted June 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls travelled to Ireton to play the Lady Falcons of West Sioux on June 7.

    West Sioux put up an effort but fell 15-2 in

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    A-W scores late to win

    Posted June 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westerner boys scored a run in the bottom of the eighth to get by the Remsen St. Mary’s Hawks, 1-0 on June 9.

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    A-W girls finish ahead of HMS

    Posted June 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerner girls went to work on the Lady Hawks of Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn and finished the game with a score of 12-1.

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    A-W boys blast HMS

    Posted June 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn proved to be a five-inning victory for Akron-Westfield at home on May 31.

    A-W hammered out 13 hits

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    Hinton Blackhawks fall victim to A-W

    Posted June 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield softball team visited the Hinton Lady Blackhawks on June 2 and handled the Lady Blackhawks to the score of 12-2 in six innings. Although A-W won by the 10-run rule, it was

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    Vacation Bible School starts July 31

    Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

    It’s that time of year again! Vacation Bible School is just around the corner. It will be held from Monday, July 31 – Friday Aug. 4 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, located at 251 Main St. in Akron.

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    Historical Society elects new board president

    Posted June 14, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Wayne Schlotfeldt of Le Mars will serve as president of the Plymouth County Historical Museum’s board of directors.

    Schlotfeldt’s election came in May. Other officers elected were Grant Hanstein of Le Mars, vice-president and secretary; and

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    Welch receives realtor award

    Posted June 14, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    LaNay Welch of the Northwest Iowa Regional Board of Realtors has earned a Diamond Individual Achievement Award from the Iowa Association of Realtors® (IAR).

    The IAR Individual achievement Awards were

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    Library Reading Program

    Posted June 7, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Children attending the Akron Public Library’s Summer Reading Program are encouraged to bring something for “Show & Tell” each week. On May 30, the theme was “Family-Builders Day,” and children brought something about

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    Poppy Day

    Posted June 7, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    , a day of distributing poppies in remembrance of deceased veterans, began the four-day-long Memorial Day Weekend in Akron. Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 186 members distributed poppies throughout

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    Akron’s summer activities begin

    Posted June 7, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Some feel that Memorial Day weekend is the first weekend of summer.

    And in Akron, it was — starting with Poppy Day and Chubs Country Store’s

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    Rainbow makes appearance

    Posted June 7, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Many people enjoyed a beautiful rainbow Saturday evening, May 27 and some even saw a double rainbow. Carla Winquist, of Akron, snapped this picture of the rainbow with flags in the foreground. How appropriate a sight

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    50 years of wedded bliss

    Posted June 1, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Daryl and Lonny Myers of Akron will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 10.

    Daryl Myers and Lonny Mattas were married on June 10, 1967

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