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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    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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    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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    Strong storm passes through area

    Posted August 13, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    A strong storm passed through our area Sunday night, Aug. 9 bringing rain and high winds. The storm had come from the west where it had produced golf ball size hail,

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    Former Pronto fuel tanks removed

    Posted August 13, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron city officials continue preparing former Pronto convenience store property, which was last operated as The Barn restaurant, for new development.

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    A Picture-perfect day

    Posted August 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

    An Akron Hometowner reader submitted this picture last week, portraying the beautiful scenery and July weather in the low 80’s that we have enjoyed. The sunflowers were in full bloom and created a stunning contrast

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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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    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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    Celebrate 65 years

    Posted August 5, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Dorothy and Arvin Finzen, of Akron, will celebrate 65 years of marriage Aug. 6. Dorothy Peters and Arvin Finzen were married Aug. 6, 1950, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron. They have two children Tami (Bruce)

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