A-W’s still considering plans for third bond attempt

Posted February 16, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

On Feb. 6, the Akron-Westfield Facilities Committee asked fellow board members for a consensus on what projects should be on the school district’s third bond attempt and when should voters go to the polls.

Facilities Committee members are Nick Schoenfelder, Nick Mathistad and Cory Tucker.

Mathistad presented four financial options, three with bond scenarios and one without a bond, which is the scenario if voters reject a bond for a third time.

All bond proposals include utilization of both the Total Motors property and the current school building.

Omitted from these new bond proposals are the Elementary Classroom Renovations as this project will be completed

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    Calling country school home in Richland

    Posted February 16, 2017 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    A former Union County country school still looks like a school building when one drives through Richland, S.D. — with the exception of

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    Historical Museum Indian program rescheduled

    Posted February 15, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    The American Indian Village program about the Kimball Village Site scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars has been rescheduled to Sunday, March 26, 2 p.m. due to a death in the family of one of the

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    Producers are encouraged to sign-up for Cost Share

    Posted February 15, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Funds are available this spring for producers in Northeast Plymouth County to demonstrate voluntary water quality improvement efforts in the Deep Creek Watershed.

    This current grant is set to expire on June 30, 2017, with efforts

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    Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators offered March 1 at Le Mars

    Posted February 15, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Plymouth County will offer the Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, March 1.

    The program can be seen at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and

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    Iowa Arts Council sets May 1 grant application deadline

    Posted February 15, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    A new round of Iowa Arts Council grant programs opens this spring, and artists, nonprofit organizations, communities, tribal councils and schools are encouraged to apply online by May 1, 2017.

    The Iowa Arts Council strives to

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    Western Iowa Experimental Farm Annual Ag Day is set for Feb. 24

    Posted February 15, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    The public is invited to the 71st Annual Meeting of the Western Iowa Experimental Farm Association on Friday, Feb. 24.

    The meeting will be held in the Zimmerman meeting room at the Association Farm near Castana,

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    Changes in covering high school championships detrimental to kids

    Posted February 15, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Editor’s Note: This editorial is courtesy of Russ Mitchell, The Dickinson County News. It has been edited to fit this space.

    Where will you be watching this weekend’s high school state wrestling tournament?

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    Akron Chamber holds ‘Love Your Town’ drawing

    Posted February 9, 2017 at 6:00 am

    One way to “Love Your Town” is by supporting local businesses and organizations.

    To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Akron Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “Love Your Town” drawing.

    Chamber members are giving their

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    Living their wedding vows: In sickness and health

    Posted February 9, 2017 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    “You should date my brother,” the late Christopher Walrod kept telling a residential counselor at Opportunities Unlimited in Sioux City where he lived.

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    Foot Care Clinic set for Feb. 14

    Posted February 7, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Nathanael Parish Health Ministry is offering foot care at Nathanael Lutheran, Tuesday, Feb. 14.

    Anyone needing foot care is welcome to come.

    Professional screening, assessment, education, and foot care

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    Pheasants Forever

    Posted February 7, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    to host ‘Phun Fest’ for youth

    Plymouth County Pheasants Forever will be hosting PHUN FEST, a youth event on Feb. 11 from 4 – 7 p.m. at Century Hall in

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    Scouting Exira-EHK

    Posted February 20, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton (Exira-EHK) Lady Spartans stand between Akron-Westfield and their first trip to the Class 1A State Basketball Tournament at the Mapleton (Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto) Regional Final. The game is at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb.

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    Changes in covering high school championships detrimental to kids

    Posted February 15, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Editor’s Note: This editorial is courtesy of Russ Mitchell, The Dickinson County News. It has been edited to fit this space.

    Where will you be watching this weekend’s high school state wrestling tournament?

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    Four keep state title hopes alive

    Posted February 15, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Call them the Fantastic Four.

    Four Akron-Westfield wrestlers – Sebastian Berg at 152 pounds; John Henrich at 160 pounds; Daniel Martinsen at 170 pounds and Montana Jackson

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    A-W girls put up good battle

    Posted February 15, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    With the popular Akron-Westfield Music Boosters’ Soup Supper Feb. 7, it was an early-arriving crowd for the rivalry game between the War Eagle Conference’s (WEC) second-place team, West

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    Falcons’ rally sinks A-W’s solid effort

    Posted February 15, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux rallied from a 10-point deficit after three quarters for a 22-9 fourth quarter spurt and edged Akron-Westfield, 56-53 in a boys’ basketball game Feb. 7.

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    A-W boys go to K-P for first playoff round

    Posted February 7, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ basketball team will travel to Kingsley-Pierson to open the Class 1A District No. 1 playoffs on Thursday, Feb. 16. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

    Kingsley-Pierson

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    Unity ends A-W girls’ long winning streak

    Posted February 6, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    A 17-9 finish to end the game was not enough for Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team to overcome an 18-point deficit after three quarters, and the Lady Westerners fell

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    Early deficit sinks Westerners at Unity

    Posted February 6, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Unity Christian started strong with a 14-point lead after one quarter and never looked back in a 66-38 War Eagle Conference win over Akron-Westfield Jan. 30 in Orange City.

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    Westerner trio of champs at K-P

    Posted February 1, 2017 at 6:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield wrestlers had momentum for the post-season on their minds when they vied at Kingsley-Pierson’s tournament Jan. 28.

    Three Westerners, AJ Nemesio at 145 pounds; Daniel Martinsen

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    Couple announces engagement

    Posted February 15, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Mandi Dreckman and Aaron Schneider, both of Remsen, Iowa, would like to formally announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

    Mandi is the daughter of Bill and Karen Steffen

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    Engagement announced

    Posted February 7, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Blake and Rhonda Miller of Lawton, Iowa, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Roni Rae, to David Bruce Ericson, son of Bruce and Patti Ericson of Akron.

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    Celebrates 100 years

    Posted January 31, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Happy 100th birthday Iva Siemers!

    Join Iva and family to celebrate her birthday with an Open House.

    The Open House will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 2:00-

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