Help Akron keep Heyl expansion

Posted February 20, 2020 at 6:00 am

Akron city officials are requesting help from area citizens.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is updating the Flood Insurance Rating Maps (FIRM) and at the present time their maps will put the Akron Business/Industrial Park in a floodplain. This will cause all businesses — existing and future — to be required to buy extremely-expensive flood insurance.

In addition, it can adversely affect any new construction there. Current DNR floodplain construction requirements will stop Heyl Truck Lines Inc.’s expansion project, which is set to begin construction March 1. Heyl’s is Akron’s second largest employer, and it’s imperative that we keep this project here.

Akron city officials are asking people to contact Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg for help

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    HRH CEO Jayson Pullman to speak on Akron Clinic

    Posted February 19, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Hawarden Regional Healthcare (HRH) CEO Jayson Pullman will be at the Akron Community Center (aka Akron Senior Center, 240 S. Fourth St.) on Thursday, Feb. 20, 11:30 a.m., to speak about the options at HRH and taking over the Akron medical clinic.

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    Will constructing dike help?

    Posted February 15, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    One question Akron City Administrator Dan Rolfes asked Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials was could a dike be built along both sides of the Plymouth County Drainage District to protect the

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    Iowa caucus results announced

    Posted February 15, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    It took nearly a week to get 100 percent of Iowa Democratic Caucus results after the U.S. Presidential Primary Elections began on Feb. 3 in Iowa, and these are just “revised” results.

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    Hawarden Regional Healthcare partners with MercyOne Akron Family Medicine

    Posted February 6, 2020 at 6:00 am

    Hawarden Regional Healthcare (HRH) in Hawarden is pleased to announce that it is working with MercyOne Siouxland to bring the MercyOne Akron Family Medicine in Akron into the operations of Hawarden Regional Healthcare.

    “Hawarden Regional Healthcare

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    NOTICE

    Posted February 5, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Beginning February 26

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    Caucus Sites Monday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.

    Posted February 1, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Denmocrat Caucus Sites for Plymouth County

    • Precinct 1) Portland Township and city of Akron, Akron-Westfield High School Auditorium, 850 Kerr Dr., Akron

    • Precinct 2) Meadow, Remsen, Henry, and Garfield Townships,

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    Large Group Speech competitors advance to state

    Posted February 1, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Five Large Group Speech groups are heading to the state competition after winning at Saturday’s District Contest, which was held at Sioux City East High School.

    “The Westerner Speech students had a successful day considering the

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    Proposed floodplain maps could eliminate Akron’s business park

    Posted February 1, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    With the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) revising area floodplain maps that don’t make sense to Akron city officials and entrepreneurs, they appealed to Iowa legislators for assistance.

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    Police exchange places

    Posted January 26, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    At their Jan. 14 meeting, Akron councilors accepted Police Officer Andrew Hansen’s resignation — exactly one year from his date of hire.

    Hansen has accepted a

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    Rexwinkels receive tax abatement incentive

    Posted January 26, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Rexwinkel Funeral Home is the first business to use Akron’s new Urban Revitalization Plan.

    At their Jan. 14 meeting, Akron councilors unanimously approved allowing Rexwinkel Funeral

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    Solberg fills Akron Council vacancy

    Posted January 26, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    One of newly-elected Akron Mayor Alex Pick’s first duties was to ask the council to appoint a person to fill his vacated council seat.

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    Girls win first round playoffs

    Posted February 20, 2020 at 6:00 am

    At home Feb. 13 in the first round of playoffs, the Akron-Westfield girls defeated Trinity Christian, 59-35, to advance. They faced Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (7-15) Feb. 18 in Akron (after press time).

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    Boys lose two

    Posted February 20, 2020 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team ended their regular season with two losses at home.

    The boys faced Unity Christian Feb. 11 losing, 81-35, and faced Westwood Feb. 14, losing

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    Senior Night

    Posted February 20, 2020 at 6:00 am

    It was senior night so parents and seniors of the basketball teams and dancers were introduced.

    Boys:

    Nathan Varns, Manager, son of Lynette Coons

    Jack Anderson,

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    Coach Harris recognized

    Posted February 20, 2020 at 6:00 am

    Akron-Westfield Athletic Director Todd Colt (l) recognized retired coach Jon Harris (r) at the Feb. 11 home basketball game. Coach Harris was the high school boys basketball coach for 32 years as an

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    Smith qualifies for state

    Posted February 19, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    Wrestling up at 220, the lone Akron-Westfield wrestler at Districts, senior Logan Smith, did his job and qualified for the state wrestling tournament by placing second at Districts. Districts were Feb. 15 in Mapleton for Class 1A

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    A-W wrestlers compete at Sectionals Smith advances to Districts

    Posted February 15, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    The Akron-Westfield wrestling team participated in Sectional Feb. 8 at Woodbury Central in Moville with the top two-place finishers advancing to Districts Feb. 15 in Mapleton.

    For A-W, Logan Smith finished second at 220 and advances

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    Basketball post-season

    Posted February 15, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    The Akron-Westfield basketball teams begin post season play soon.

    Girls

    The girls (Class 1A Region 1) begin post-season play Feb. 13 at home when they face Trinity Christian at 7

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    Girls have good week

    Posted February 15, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team had a good week at home defeating Gehlen Catholic, 54-46, Feb. 4, and defeating Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, 59-31, Feb. 7 bringing their overall record to 15-5.

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    Boys lose two

    Posted February 15, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team continues to struggle. They had a rough week at home losing two games: a loss to Gehlen Catholic, 77-44, Feb. 4, and to Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, 71-52, Feb. 7. The boys overall record

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    Boys vs H-LP

    Posted February 6, 2020 at 6:00 am

    The Westerners lost on the road to Harris-Lake Park Jan. 31, 70-30.

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    Didn’t get an Invitation?

    Posted February 20, 2020 at 6:00 am

    A number of the Akron and Akron-Westfield All Class Committee members have received complaints that alumni have not received a letter inviting them to the 2020 All Class Reunion.

    It is not that you are not

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    Selected for 2020 Girls State

    Posted February 19, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    An Akron-Westfield junior has been named to participate in the 2020 American Legion Auxiliary’s Girl State Program this summer.

    Seventeen-year-old Sophie Knuth is the daughter of

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    Five A-W Speech groups win at State

    Posted February 15, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Every single one!

    The Akron-Westfield Large Group Speech contestants performed in five state contest categories, and all five came home with overall Division I – Superior ratings.

    Even better,

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    Hometowner wins eight state awards

    Posted February 15, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Five first place plaques plus two second place honors and one third place.

    That’s what The Akron Hometowner brought home from the 2020 Iowa Better Newspaper

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    Couple celebrates 50th Anniversary

    Posted February 6, 2020 at 6:00 am

    Harold & Sandra Pearson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on February 7.

    Harold & Sandra (Witt) Pearson were married February 7, 1970 at Trinity Lutheran Church

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    Card Shower

    Posted February 5, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Janet Wakeman’s family is requesting a card shower in honor of her 90th birthday on Feb. 13, 2020. Please send birthday greetings to Janet at 1403 Ave I, Hawarden, IA 51023.

    Janet was born in Norfolk,

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    Soldier’s care package items sought

    Posted January 26, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Airman First Class Brady Bergman, an Akron-Westfield Class of 2018 alumnus, has been deployed, an assignment that he volunteered for when a fellow airman became sick and was unable to be deployed, according to Bobbie Jo Kenny of rural Akron.

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