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Heyl Truck Lines receives national shipping honors

Posted July 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

Heyl Truck Lines has been awarded several prestigious awards for their shipping efficiency and excellence.

The Heyl Truck Lines’ dedicated fleet was recently honored by receiving the Tropicana “2014 Southern Region Carrier of the Year” Award for the second year in a row. Tropicana is a division of Pepsico.

Representatives from the Tropicana transportation team traveled to Heyl’s headquarters in Akron to present the award.

Tropicana representatives said, “Heyl achieved the highest RAD (requested arrival date) of all Southern Region carriers at 97.6 percent. Heyl delivered almost 16,000 loads of finished goods, raw materials, and semi-finished goods for Tropicana and our vendors in 2014, traveling nearly 3.3 million miles. Out of 2,200

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    Sky performance

    Posted July 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

    The sky put on quite a show the evening of July 16 with large cloud formations filled with color (above). The clouds brought some welcome rain but the area needs much more. As the storm

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    Feauto sign comes down

    Posted July 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

    On Monday, the Feauto Auction & Realty awning came down to make way for a new awning for Diamond Pro Realty which will be coming in the future. Diamond Pro Realty has officially opened

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    Akron Care Center administrator resigns

    Posted July 17, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    The Akron Care Center Administrator Brandon Verros will be stepping down in August, according to an Akron Care Center press release.

    “Brandon has been great to work with. He was a breath of fresh air when

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    Akron councilors hire

    Posted July 17, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    new EMS director

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Effective Monday, Akron EMS Director Justin Heydon had resigned and a new ambulance service

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    Democratic candidate visits area

    Posted July 9, 2015 at 5:00 am

    By Eden Hemmingson

    The 2016 election may be a year and a half away, but that’s not stopping candidates from firing down the campaign trail. Vermont Senator and 2016 Democratic presidential

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    Over knee high!

    Posted July 9, 2015 at 5:00 am

    The saying “Knee high by the Fourth of July,” is certainly true here. Curt Winterfeld, of Hawarden, stands in a field up to his chest and this was a week before the Fourth.

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    Iowa Farm Bureau offers members Market Study Tour of South Africa

    Posted July 7, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) is offering its members an exclusive opportunity to participate in an intensive market study tour of South Africa, March 13-24, 2016. The market study tour will visit several sites in South Africa, exploring various agricultural and cultural

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    What heat? Friday night golf proves fun

    Posted July 21, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Despite temperatures in the 90s, many couples participated in Akron Golf Course’s Couples Fun Night July 17. In carts before going out for a night of golf fun are Jared and Kayla Bruget (l) and Tracy

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    Rebels rally to win regular season finale

    Posted July 20, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    The Akron Rebels baseball squad closed out the regular season with a come-from-behind 6-4 win against Harrisburg, S.D. July 19 at home.

    Harrisburg led 4-2 after five

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    A-W beats H-LP, falls to Unity

    Posted July 9, 2015 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s baseball team started the week well with a 13-6 win against Harris-Lake Park June 29 for their 13th win of the season.

    An eight-run third inning

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    Jays edge Westerners again

    Posted July 9, 2015 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield and Gehlen Catholic once again battled to a one-run game but the Jays made it a 2-0 record against the Westerners with a rally for a 4-3

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    A-W smokes Ridge View

    Posted July 9, 2015 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The A-W girls recorded their 26th win with a 10-5 achievement over Ridge View. It was their second game at the Storm Lake Classic on July 3. Ridge View is a combination of Holstein

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    Scary, Scary!!!

    Posted July 9, 2015 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls visited Orange City to play Unity Christian on July 2. A-W outlasted the Knights, 11-10.

    That’s right! What

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    A-W Class 1A playoffs start July 14 at Gehlen

    Posted July 8, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s baseball team will open the 2015 Class 1A playoffs at Gehlen Catholic in Le Mars against South O’Brien at 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 14. A-W had a 13-11 record at the time of

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    Four generations

    Posted July 29, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Four generations of young Lincoln Wheelock’s family pose for a picture. Lincoln, 9, of Des Moines, suffers from a debilitating condition called Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) and a benefit is being held to

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    Celebrates No. 101!

    Posted July 29, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    On July 24, 2015, Elvera Wilken turned 101. She celebrated her special day with a pizza party with her family. Family members attending were Dallas and Clarice Wilken; Brian, Pam, Jordan, Peyton, Camryn, Beau and Broc

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    Akron blood drive: July 31

    Posted July 27, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    The Akron Community is sponsoring an Akron Community Blood Drive 2 – 6 p.m., Friday, July 31 (note time change) at Security National Bank Community Room through the LifeServe Blood Center.

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    Finding 4-H fair projects

    Posted July 24, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Jim De Boer, of Orange City, Iowa, has a collection of handmade tractors and trucks, which he displays at the Plymouth County Fair.

    Mr. De Boer hand-carves his collection of models out of wood and paints

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    Amundson Family celebrates reunion

    Posted July 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

    The Amundson family reunion was held on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron.

    Bill and LaVerne Amundson were taking care of the registration and name tags. Donna Anderson of Alcester, S.D.,

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    Edie Elizabeth Phipps

    Posted July 22, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Edie Elizabeth Phipps was born June 4 in Sioux City to Nate and Aftan Phipps of South Sioux City, Neb. Greeting Edie at home were her two brothers Aiden and Lincoln and her sister Lola.

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    Lemonade for sale

    Posted July 21, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    by Steve Peterson

    Josie Jacobs of Akron provided lemonade to those attending the Akron Rebels and Harrisburg, S.D. baseball game on a hot July 19. Many took Josie up on the

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    All Class Reunion 2015 Thank-you

    Posted July 8, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Now that the All-Class Reunion is all over, I am a little overwhelmed by the many fine compliments from all of those that attended the Akron and Akron-Westfield All Class Reunion 2015.

    Thank you to everyone who

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