A-W to try third bond attempt

Posted September 29, 2016 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

At their Sept. 12 meeting, Akron-Westfield School Board members were notified the Facilities Committee would be asking to do another bond issue.

The details of the bond request will be announced at the Oct. 10 school board meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s library, according to A-W Shared Superintendent Randy Collins.

The Facilities Committee is expected to ask for a Bond Vote this coming February 2017.

According to Collins, the committee has been working to revise their project lists for the bond — moving some things to the Annual Projects and others to the Bond Project List.

All school board meetings are

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    New grain bins

    Posted September 29, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Central Valley Ag’s new bins in Akron are ready for this fall’s crop harvest. These are the largest grain bins ever built at Akron’s farm cooperative. Each holds 600,000 bushels, CVA Grain Operations Manager Stan

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    The Akron Hometowner

    Posted September 27, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    New email address: akronht@akronhometowner.com

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    Spec house construction begins

    Posted September 22, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    On Sept. 13 local contractors were busy building the basement for a new spec home in the Portlandville Heights Subdivision on the eastern edge of Akron. JR Walls of Akron’s crew

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    A-W Homecoming Sept. 25 – 30

    Posted September 22, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    The Westerners’ Homecoming Week begins Sunday evening and ends with a Homecoming Dance for students and alumni Friday night after the football game.

    Theme

    Flying to a Victory!

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    Scarecrow Festival draws large crowd

    Posted September 22, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    The Akron City Park was the place to be Saturday, Sept. 17 for the 16th annual Great Akron Scarecrow Festival sponsored by the Friendship & Service Club. There was a large crowd of people coming

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    Scarecrow Festival: Train, Toys, Treasures

    Posted September 14, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Food and fun for all ages top participants’ priorities of the Great Akron Scarecrow Festival this Saturday in the Akron City Park.

    It

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    Akron blood drive Oct. 7

    Posted September 27, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Akron Community Blood Drive is Friday, Oct. 7, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Security National Bank Community Room, 251 Reed St., Akron.

    Blood donor eligibility guidelines: Weigh at least 120 pounds; At least 16 years old (16 and 17

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    Who’s seeking seats in Plymouth County Nov. 8?

    Posted September 22, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    According to the Plymouth County Auditor’s Office election staff, the 2016 General Election Plymouth County Candidates are:

    County Supervisors

    The following are seeking supervisor seats:

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    First time woman serves as commissioner

    Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Her final vote was cast at about 8:40 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the Union County Commission table — it was to appoint

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    Register to vote

    Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

    The General Election is Nov. 8. The Plymouth County Auditor’s Office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for residents to register to vote.

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    Westfield councilors reopen City Hall

    Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Nine months after a fire resulted in the closing and gutting of Westfield’s City Hall building, the doors of the newly renovated building were opened to the public. At their Aug. 23 meeting,

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    Premier Communications purchases Consolidated Communications

    Posted September 13, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Akron area residents with land-line phones have been notified that their telephone company, Consolidated Communications, has been bought by Premier Communications of Sioux Center.

    The official sale closing date was Sept. 1.

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    Total Motors may close in Akron

    Posted September 8, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    It’s as simple as not enough new vehicles sold at the Total Motors in Akron, owner Scott Taylor told The Akron Hometowner.

    Since 2013, Total Motors

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    Hospital officials change entrance location to Emergency Room

    Posted September 8, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Due to the construction process at Hawarden Regional Healthcare, the relocation of the Emergency Room and Inpatient entrance will be moved to the Outpatient

    entrance or the Hospital entrance on L Street on the west side of

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    To Do List: Make scarecrows for contest

    Posted September 8, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Their goal is to have at least 50 scarecrows lining the Akron City Park cul de sac drive along Iowa Highway 12 come the morning of Sept. 17, which is the date for

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    A-W students select Homecoming Royalty candidates

    Posted September 8, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Which “Super Heroes” are candidates hoping to reign over the Akron-Westfield Westerners’ Homecoming were announced Sept. 2 by Grades 7-12 Principal Derek Briggs and High School Guidance

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    A-W evens record at 2-2!!!

    Posted September 22, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    By: Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners evened their season record at two and two but more important the Westerners are 2-0 in district play.

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    A-W spikers beat WC in West Sioux tourney

    Posted September 22, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    A mixed bag of results is the best way to describe Akron-Westfield’s day at the four-match West Sioux Invitational tournament as the Lady Westerners had a 1-3 record.

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    James has INT in Mustangs’ latest win

    Posted September 22, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Morningside College senior Taylor James garnered his fourth career interception as the Mustangs opened Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) play with a dominating 87-14 win over Dordt College Sept. 17 in Sioux Center.

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    A-W falls in 2 sets to Le Mars, go 0-4

    Posted September 22, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team battled host Le Mars in a tournament hosted by the Bulldogs Sept. 10.

    Le Mars won 21-7, and 21-10.

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    A-W spikers shut out Lady Hawks

    Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team made it two wins in its first three matches with a 3-0 shutout of Remsen-St. Mary’s in a War Eagle Conference match Sept. 8.

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    A-W shut out Wildcats, 24-0

    Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners took to the highway and traveled to Moville to tangle with the Woodbury Central Wildcats.

    A-W showed marked improvement as they punished WC for

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    Banks leads his Chargers’ squad

    Posted September 14, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    The Briar Cliff men’s golf team was in action at the first day of the Siouxland Invite held at Landsmeer Country Club in Orange City Sept. 8.

    The Chargers had two teams competing with Tavian Banks

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    Lady Westerners outlast Westwood in opener

    Posted September 1, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    A huge crowd was on hand to start the girls’ volleyball season and the Lady Westerners’ squad started well with a 3-1 win over Westwood Aug. 25 on A-W’s new gym floor.

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    Knights’ ‘Answer the Call’ raises $53k

    Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus of Akron members conducted the 36th annual Phonothon from Parish Hall Sept. 7 and raised more than $3,900.

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    Westerners show patriotism

    Posted September 14, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Many Akron-Westfield students dressed up in a USA theme for the Woodbury Central game Sept. 9 in Moville in honor of the 15th anniversary of 9/11. From left to right: Callie Henrich, Maddie Hemmrlick, Lexi Koele,

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    Announce engagement

    Posted September 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Jack and Sherri Miller of Le Mars, Iowa, are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Makayla Ann Miller, to Joshua Timothy Davidson of Orange City, Iowa.

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    Annalise Kally Schoenfelder

    Posted September 6, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Dr. Allison and Nick Schoenfelder, of Akron, are proud to announce the arrival of a daughter, Annalise Kally Schoenfelder. Annalise was born July 6, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. She weighed 7 pounds 14

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    Happy 90th Birthday!

    Posted September 1, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Please join us in celebrating Mildred VanDonge’s 90th Birthday

    Saturday, Sept. 10

    2-4 p.m.

    Wesley United

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    Clementson family reunion

    Posted August 31, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    The 2016 Clementson Family Reunion was held on Saturday, Aug. 6 at the St. Patrick’s Parish Hall in Akron. Posing for a Clementson family photo are (Front Row l-r:) Neva Gardner, Shirley Waag, Evonne Bancroft, Esther Haines, JoAnn

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