Three join Akron-Westfield staff

Posted August 27, 2015 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

Akron-Westfield students will see two new faces on the first day of school as well as they will welcome one back to his classroom.

Kati Fang is the new high school English and Psychology teacher; Heather Morehead is the new school nurse; and Randy Kroksh returns as the Ag Education teacher and FFA advisor.

Kati Fang

This Marshfield, Wis., native spent only her first three years in the United States as her father was a church planter and became an overseas missionary.

Fang has lived in eight countries and traveled in many. In 2008, she graduated high school from the International Gateway Academy in Istanbul,

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    Akron EMS moves to fire station

    Posted September 2, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Soon in Akron it’ll be like a scene from the 1970s TV hit, Emergency, where an emergency call comes in and the ambulance crew and firefighters respond from the same station.

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    Veterans receive medals

    Posted September 2, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Families thrilled for veterans’ medal recognition

    By Steve Peterson

    At a town hall meeting hosted by Senator Charles Grassley, two area Navy veterans had a chance to recall old times, and each

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    Supervisors endorse Akron drainage plan

    Posted September 2, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Plymouth County supervisors, meeting as Akron Drainage District No. 2 representatives, heard Akron official’s plans to prevent future flooding along the Big Sioux River.

    Akron Mayor Harold

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    Accident sends one to hospital

    Posted September 2, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Editor’s Note: The photograph was taken with the Akron police’s new body camera.

    One driver was injured in a rural intersection collision the afternoon of Aug.

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    Posted August 27, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of the Akron-Westfield Community School District of Plymouth County, Iowa that the Annual School Election of said School District and a public measure for a General Obligation Bond will be held on the 8th

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    Drastic changes made to Reed St.

    Posted August 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

    The view drastically changed last week on the corner of Reed St. and Highway 12 as both the former Pronto building and the old Akron Register-Tribune building are gone. Some interesting snippets of advertising were

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    Rebels make semifinals in thrilling fashion

    Posted August 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    For the second straight South Dakota State Amateur Baseball Tournament Class B game, the Akron Rebels rallied to win in its last at-bat in walk-off fashion, in baseball terms, as they beat Canova-Howard, S.D.,

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    A-W football season began Aug. 10

    Posted August 13, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Bright and early as the fog was lifting and the sun was beginning to heat up the day, Akron-Westfield Westerners were busy at their first practice of the season Monday.

    Akron Rebels advance to quarterfinals

    Posted August 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    The Akron Rebels advanced to the third round of the South Dakota State Amateur Baseball Class B Division with a 3-2 win over rival Garretson in Mitchell, S.D., Aug. 9.

    The Rebels scored three runs in

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    Rebels open state tourney Aug. 6

    Posted August 5, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    The Akron Rebels will open the South Dakota Amateur Baseball State Tournament Class B Division with an 11:00 game on Thursday, Aug. 6 against Hartford-Humboldt, S.D.

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    A-W softball statistics

    Posted August 5, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Akron-Westfield had a 28-5 record for the softball season, once again winning the War Eagle Conference title.

    Statistics for the Lady Westerners, pre-regional final, a 2-1 loss to River Valley:

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    A-W baseball final statistics, 2015

    Posted August 5, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Akron-Westfield baseball statistics from a 17-14 season:

    Hitting statistics

    Sophomore Austin Allard: 34-for-94 at-bats, 30 runs, 6 doubles, 1 home run, 8 strikeouts, 18-for-19 stolen base attempts, 0.423 on-base

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    4-H’er receives ‘Outstanding Junior’ Awards

    Posted September 2, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Keira Hillrichs, Johnson Juniors 4-H Club, entered several exhibits in the Plymouth County Fair 4-H Exhibits competition. She received an Outstanding Junior Awards on her Visual Arts on her flowers painting (left above) on

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    Four generations

    Posted September 2, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Recently four John Siefers gathered at the summer home of John Charles Siefer and Marianne (Higman) Siefer in Okoboji, Iowa to celebrate the arrival of the youngest John Siefer, John Brennan Siefer,

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    Adelynn Mae Edwards

    Posted September 2, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Ben and Kerri Edwards of Akron are proud to announce the arrival of their new daughter, Adelynn Mae Edwards. Adelynn came into the world on July 17, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. at Sanford Hospital in

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    Card Shower

    Posted September 2, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    A Card Shower will be held for Leona Smizer, who is celebrating her 95th birthday. Please send your birthday wishes to her at 1213 Ave. F, Hawarden, IA 51023.


    Community Foundation funds help A-W

    Posted August 27, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Akron Mayor Harold Higman, representing Akron Community Foundation, presents a check for $2,500 to Akron-Westfield Industrial Arts teacher Matthew Sheley for additional welding equipment. At right is Warren Thompson, who assisted in the project.


    Johnson family hosts annual gathering

    Posted August 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

    The 26th annual Darwin Johnson Campout was held on the evening of Saturday, July 11 on a high hill south of Hilltop Farm in West Akron, known as Itichy Top. Sixty-two family members and friends gathered

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    Engagement announced

    Posted August 19, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Mike and Kim Hemmelrick of Hawarden would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter Natasha Hemmelrick of Ingleside, Ill., to William Pfau of Ingleside, Ill., son of Scott and Rose Pfau

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    Celebrates 90th

    Posted August 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Jo Small, of Akron, will celebrate her 90th birthday Aug. 11. Cards may be sent to 260 S. Fourth St. Apt. 208, Akron, IA 51001.

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    Johnson descendants gather in Akron

    Posted August 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Grandchildren of the John and Anna Johnson family met at Akron Jo’s Cafe for a gathering July 25. Their grandparents lived west of Akron in Union County, S.D. They both came from Sweden in

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