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Snowstorm blasts area causing much havoc

Posted January 26, 2020 at 5:35 pm

The Akron area was hammered with a winter storm, which began in the early morning of Friday, Jan. 17, causing many school and business closings.

The storm included snow, freezing rain, high winds, and blizzard conditions. Once the snow stopped, freezing drizzle and rain began coating roads with a sheet of ice.

That evening the area was under a wind advisory. Strong winds accompanied Friday’s snow with gusts between 35 and 45 mph reported. Even stronger winds arrived with the passage of an arctic cold front on Saturday. Winds gusted over 50 mph in many locations, with a select few reaching 58 mph or higher.

Most locations around the area saw 4” – 8”

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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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    New signs planned for I-29 exit

    Posted January 10, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    When a suggestion to replace the town’s promotional signage at Interstate-29 Exit 31 was brought to a recent Akron Development Corporation meeting, then-Mayor Sharon Frerichs took the challenge.

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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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    Westfield officials take office

    Posted January 10, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Before 2019 dipped into history, the Westfield council reorganized to continue municipal operations.

    At 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 31 at Westfield City Hall, outgoing Mayor Mike

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    Spink Cafe will open in Elk Point

    Posted January 10, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    According to the Spink Cafe Facebook page, the Otten family plans to open the Spink Cafe soon in the old American Legion, 103 E. Main St., in Elk Point, S.D. The Spink Cafe located on Highway 48 was deemed a total loss after a fire

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    Volunteers make a difference, better their communities

    Posted January 10, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Many people in the Akron and Westfield communities volunteer their time, talents and treasures to make their neighbors’ lives better. One way several women help is at the Helping Hands Thrift Store, which is

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    Akron Community Foundation is accepting grant applications

    Posted December 20, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    The Akron Community Foundation (ACF), an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation, is accepting grant applications from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and units of local government that serve the Akron community. The deadline for applying is Feb. 1, 2020.

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    A-W students to benefit from trust land sale

    Posted December 20, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The Akron-Westfield Educational Excellence Foundation (AWEEF) was recently notified they are one of Plymouth County’s seven school districts to receive estate land sale proceeds.

    In the Clifford E. Perry and Marjorie Perry

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    It’s the real thing in Akron!

    Posted December 20, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Antique red trucks are one of the most popular holiday items this year.

    One can find all kinds of Christmas decorations, clothing and goodies

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    Heyl Truck Lines: A success for more than seven decades

    Posted December 20, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    An Akron family marked their trucking company’s 70th anniversary in 2019, and as the year winds down, they are looking forward to the expansion of their Heyl Truck Lines Inc. facilities in Akron.

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    Hometown Christmas fills Akron with holiday spirit

    Posted December 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

    After arriving on a fire truck, Santa and Mrs. Claus kicked off the Hometown Christmas celebration Dec. 4 by turning on the Christmas lights on the large pine tree outside the Legion Hall. See

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    A-W girls pull out win over WS in overtime

    Posted January 26, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    It was a great game between Akron-Westfield and West Sioux girls basketball teams Jan. 14 in Akron. The teams were tied at 45 at the end of regulation sending the game to overtime. A-W came out

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    WS overpowers A-W

    Posted January 26, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    West Sioux is a strong, good team with great shooting, rebounding, and working together as a team. They came to Akron Jan. 14 and handed Akron-Westfield a 114-40 loss. West Sioux remains undefeated at

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    Girls basketball defeats RSM

    Posted January 10, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team faced Remsen St. Mary’s Dec. 17 at home, winning 62-24 before the Christmas break.

    Leading scorer for A-W was McKenna Henrich with 23 points coming from 11 field goals and one

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    Boys fall to RSM

    Posted January 10, 2020 at 10:44 pm

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball faced a tough Remsen St. Mary’s team Dec. 17 at home losing, 75-29.

    Leading scorer for the Westerners was Sawyer Drent with 14 points from four 3-point shots and one field goal.

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    A-W wrestlers participate in EP-J Invite

    Posted January 10, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    The Akron-Westfield wrestling team traveled to Elk Point Dec. 21 to participate in the Elk Point-Jefferson Invite.

    Akron-Westfield results:

    106: Bryce Jurgensen: Place is unknown and scored 0.0 team

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    Eight A-W wrestlers place at home tournament

    Posted December 20, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Eight Akron-Westfield wrestlers placed at the Jim Henrich Westerner Invitational Dec. 14 held at Akron-Westfield.

    Placing fourth were Bryce Jurgensen, Jader Briggs, and Lakin Heeren.

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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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    Librarians’ begin 2020 Adult Winter Reading Program

    Posted January 10, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The Akron Public Library’s first reading program of 2020 is just for adults.

    Beginning Jan. 2, people can earn prizes by reading books, eBooks and audio

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    A-W trumpeter selected for High School Honor Band

    Posted January 10, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Akron-Westfield senior Taylor Pierce is one of approximately 180 high school musicians from 37 area high schools who combined their talents for the 66th annual Northwest Iowa Honor Band Festival this past Saturday, Jan. 4,

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