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Storm rolls through area causing damage

Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

By Dodie Hook

Even though Akron was spared major damage, a powerful storm rolled right around the town June 29. Akron received heavy rain but not the hail and wind damage as in some nearby areas.

There was a path along Highway 3 and miles around it between Akron and Le Mars which was hit pretty hard with hail, wind, and heavy rainfall causing broken windows, roofs to be blown off, damaging homes and cars, and destroying crops.

There were also reports of tornadoes around the area but nothing has been confirmed.

Hail size ranged from a little over one

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    Tractors, tractors, and more tractors!

    Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Dodie Hook

    It was a great day for a tractor ride July 1 as the annual Utesch Tractor Ride took place. It was impressive as the 30 some tractors

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    Utility seeking input from electric customers

    Posted July 12, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Residents of Akron may soon receive a call asking about their electric service.

    The city’s wholesale power supplier, Heartland Consumers Power District, has partnered with SDS Research to conduct a customer survey to learn more about

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    Utility vehicles added to ‘Move Over, Slow Down’ law

    Posted July 12, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg signed a pledge at their weekly press conference Monday to move over or slow down for utility maintenance vehicles on Iowa roads.

    Iowa’s Move Over, Slow Down

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    New cabin opens at Stone State Park

    Posted July 12, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    A new camping cabin is available for rent at Stone State Park in Sioux City.

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m.

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    Akron Farmers’ Markets begin July 5

    Posted June 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Summer is officially here, and it’s time for the Akron Farmers’ Market.

    And it’s not just farmers’ produce that people can purchase from 5 to 7

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    EARLY DEADLINE!

    Posted June 27, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Bike-N-Bite set for July 29 in Sioux City

    Posted June 27, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach – Woodbury County and Flavors of Northwest Iowa are once again hosting the annual Siouxland Bike-N-Bite event on Saturday, July 29 from 9 am to 1 pm. Bike-N-Bite is a community bike event that celebrates local

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    Fireworks Safety Tips

    Posted June 27, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    By Iowa Department of Public Safety

    Licensed fireworks sales are underway across Iowa in 430 temporary and permanent sites, with more being added every day. As firework sales increase, the State Fire Marshal is providing some practical

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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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    A-W makes quick work of CCE

    Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Clay Central-Everly Mavericks made a long trip to Akron-Westfield to get mauled 16-1 on June 28.

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    Oops!! A-W upset, 3-1

    Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield boys got into a real duel with the Le Mars Gehlen Catholic Jays in Le Mars on June 30.

    Jays pitcher Colin Wise kept A-W

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    A-W shuts out Clay Central-Everly

    Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Clay Central-Everly Mavericks came to A-W on June 28 for a short visit. Bailey Davis tossed a one-hit game while striking out 12

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    A-W girls win War Eagle Conference

    Posted July 5, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls won the final game of the War Eagle Conference and did it convincingly on June 30. A-W used three innings to score 16 runs to shutout the Le Mars Gehlen Catholic

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    A-W puts it on HLP

    Posted June 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The visiting Harris-Lake Park Wolves tried but were no match for the Akron-Westfield Westerners on June 22.

    The A-W girls pounded out 13 hits to overwhelm the

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    A-W boys top HLP Wolves

    Posted June 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Harris-Lake Park Wolves were the visitors on June 23 and fell to the Akron-Westfield Westerners by the score of 6-1.

    Aaron Allard pitched the first five

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    A-W girls blank Hinton

    Posted June 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    Ann Hedlund faced the Hinton Blackhawks at Akron-Westfield on June 21 winning 6-0. Hedlund turned in a fine performance as she tossed a five

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    A-W boys shutout Hinton

    Posted June 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield boys, behind the pitching of Austin Allard, beat the Hinton Blackhawks 6-0 on June 21. Allard pitched six and a third innings

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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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    Photographic exhibit opens at Plymouth County Museum

    Posted July 12, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Dick and Glada (Reichert) Koerselman, two long-time Le Mars Daily Sentinel journalists, left the Plymouth County Historical Museum a treasure trove of history through their hundreds of newspaper

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    Akron Farmers Market to benefit local farm family

    Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The July 12 Akron Farmers’ Market is not just for people to come, buy some garden produce, enjoy a meal, learn some facts about local foods and celebrate area farmers — it’s also to help a local farm family facing a medical crisis.

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    Sliders sure are good

    Posted July 3, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    A slider is an American term for a small sandwich, typically around 2 inches across, made with a bun, according to Wikipedia. The term primarily refers to small hamburgers, but can also cover

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    MISSING:

    Posted June 27, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    A large, family heirloom painting. Contact Donna Garrett at 712-251-0053.

    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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