Nine flags to be dedicated during Memorial Day program

Posted May 21, 2015 at 5:00 am

Albert E. Hoschler Post No. 186 Commander Warren Thompson announced the annual observance of Memorial Day will be held in Akron Monday, May 25 with a Memorial Program in the Akron City Park starting at 10:00 a.m. Nine flags will be dedicated during the program.

The program begins with Collin Coyle presenting a musical salute of tunes popular with American Soldiers from the Revolutionary War through World War II. Come sing along with the songs your parents and grandparents enjoyed. In case of rain, the program will be in the Legion Hall’s upper level at Fourth and Reed Streets.

Citizens of the community are invited to turn out as a demonstration of honor and respect to honor all of the military personnel who gave their lives in the service

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    Off to state!

    Posted May 19, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Akron-Westfield sophomore Danika Tindall has qualified for the State Track Meet in the 1500 meter run in Class 1A. She qualified by winning the event May 14 at West Sioux. Danika will run Saturday, May 23

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    Three A-W History Day projects advance to nationals

    Posted May 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Congratulations to Akron-Westfield National History Day students who competed at the state competition and their coach, Val Philips, in Des Moines on Monday.

    Competition was fiercely competitive with Akron-Westfield holding our own superbly, said A-W Coach

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    Woofstock rescheduled to October 3

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 5:00 am

    “Woof-stock,” originally scheduled for June 6 at the Plymouth County Historical Museum, has been pushed back to Saturday, Oct. 3, in the Museum’s “Old Central” Gym.

    Recently, the “Woof-stock” Committee had announced a change in date

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    Farmland survey shows values declining

    Posted May 19, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    The Iowa Farm and Land Chapter No. 2 Realtors Land Institute has released the results of its March 2015 Iowa Land Trends and Values Survey.

    The REALTORS® Land Institute is an affiliate of the National Association

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    A-W has one teacher retiring

    Posted May 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    “I want to figure out what I want to do when I grow up,” is on the top of Akron-Westfield Second Grade Teacher Kathy Serck’s retirement list.

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    Summer Garden Webinar Series offered at Extension Office in Le Mars

    Posted May 12, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Gardeners have the opportunity this summer to learn about theme gardens, planting trough gardens, water features and conservation, attracting butterflies and bees, and growing herbs. The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach “Growing Season” webinar series will be offered at multiple locations across

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    Central Valley Ag shares success with patrons

    Posted May 12, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Central Valley Ag (CVA) distributed a total of $17.3 million to its member-owners in the form of equity redemptons and dividends this past year. Central Valley Ag Cooperative strongly believes in the principles of the cooperative system, which includes sharing the success of

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    Golfers named All-Conference

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 5:00 am

    For All-War Eagle Conference golf accolades, Tavian Banks was named to the All-Conference First Team; and Jacob Neubrand and Kevin Carlson were selected for All-Conference Second Team.

    Ann Hedlund and Bailey Davis were named to the

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    A-W advances to second round of sectional

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Akron-Westfield girls golf team moved on to the second round of sectional play by winning their own event May 18 at Akron Golf Course.

    A-W turned in a combined score of 415 to top the next

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    A-W girls track gives awards

    Posted May 18, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Awards presented at the annual Akron-Westfield Athletic Banquet for girls track included:

    • Most Improved: Jessica Hansen and Trisha Frerichs.

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    A-W football squad had a memorable 2014

    Posted May 18, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield Head Football Coach Eric Walkingstick recapped the 2014 season at the May 6 A-W Athletic Banquet.

    A-W posted a 4-6 record and made the Class A

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    A-W boys’ tracksters tackle weather, foes

    Posted May 18, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    by Steve Peterson

    Two first-place finishes and one season’s best were highlights for Akron-Westfield boys’ track team which fought competition and tough conditions May 11 at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn in Marcus.

    Austin

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    Austin Allard wins WEC Long Jump title

    Posted May 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ track and field team came home with one champion from the War Eagle Conference meet hosted by Hinton May 5.

    Austin Allard won the Long

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    2015 A-W boys’ golf team

    Posted May 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

    The 2015 Akron-Westfield boys’ golf team includes (First Row l-r:) Nick Schnell, Tyler Waterbury, Kevin Carlson, Jacob Neubrand, Tavian Banks, Cal Eskra, Jared Black, (Middle Row l-r:) Skyler Briggs, Max Anderson, Charlie Anderson, AJ Nemesio, Conner Anderson, Head

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    2015 A-W girls’ golf team

    Posted May 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

    The 2015 Akron-Westfield Girls’ Golf Team members are (l-r:) Rose Witt, Bailey Davis, Ryleigh Schnell, Kortney Hedlund, Ann Hedlund and Head Coach Todd Colt.

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    Couple celebrates Golden Anniversary

    Posted May 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Martin L. and Jo Ann Toben of Westfield will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary with a family gathering. Martin married the former Jo Ann Powell of Sioux City, Iowa May 21, 1965

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    All Class Reunion update

    Posted May 19, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    The following alumni have made reservations to attend the Akron All Class Reunion banquet and meal on June 27, 2015. With spouses included there are more than 130 registered at this point. Please be sure to get your reservations sent in by June

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    Local publisher elected INF president

    Posted May 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Dodie Hook, Publisher/Owner of The Akron Hometowner, has been elected president of the Iowa Newspaper Foundation (INF) headquartered in Des Moines.

    Hook’s first official duty came at the 2015 Iowa

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    Macy Fayth

    Posted May 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Jeff and Heather (Borchers) Morehead are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter, Macy Fayth Morehead. Macy was born on April 1, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. She weighed 7 pounds

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    80th birthday

    Posted May 12, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Eugene “Rover” Brewer, of Westfield, will celebrate his 80th birthday with an Open House hosted by his children. The Open House will be held 2 – 4 p.m.,

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    Akron & A-W All-Class Reunion News

    Posted May 7, 2015 at 5:00 am

    The following alumni have made reservations to attend the Akron All-Class Reunion Banquet on June 27. With spouses included, there are more than 80 registered as of April 27.

    Please be sure to get your reservations

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    Class Parties

    Posted May 7, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Here is the list of individual class parties scheduled for Friday evening — unless date listed, July 26. Please contact All-Class Reunion Chairman Rodney Anderson with any updates at 605-565-3168 or 605-670-8378.

    1930-1942 Saturday, Noon-3:00 p.m.

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