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New business opens on Reed Street

Posted September 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

Akron’s first independent physical therapy office opens today, Sept. 11.

Physical Therapist Dr. Keith Roed, of Akron, is expanding his services with the opening of a branch office at 140 Reed St., which is the former ClicknPick location.

Roed founded Impact Physical Therapy & Wellness in Sioux City in July 2018.

“We help people in Siouxland move better and return to their active lifestyle with less dependence on pain pills, injections or surgery,” said Roed.

The Chancellor, S.D., native graduated from Lennox High School in 2001 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health

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    2019: Year of multiple Akron business changes

    Posted September 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Economic development changes are going to be the main highlight of 2019 for the Akron community.

    The list of businesses opening and closing and commercial spaces

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    Andersons mark Century Farm milestone

    Posted September 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The Stanley and Janet Anderson family, of rural Akron, are celebrating their farm’s Century Milestone of Ownership.

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    Bucks of loving gratitude

    Posted August 29, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Stop into any Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Auxiliary meeting and one will find soldiers’ family members planning ways to honor and care for their community.

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    S.D. Highway 48 may reopen Friday, Sept. 20

    Posted September 10, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    On Sept. 5, South Dakota Department of Transportation Engineer Rod Gall reported “Work is progressing to repair the flood damaged portion of S.D. Highway 48 near the Iowa state line with paving operations starting this week.”

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    Another Business Park parcel to be sold

    Posted September 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    At their Aug. 27 meeting, Akron councilors set two public hearings regarding the sale of Akron Business Park property and a third public hearing to borrow money for a street improvement project.

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    Ready for reopening

    Posted August 29, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    While South Dakota Department of Transportation contractors work on S.D. Highway 48 repairs, Akron city employees finished up Big Sioux River Road repairs on the Iowa side last week. According to Akron

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    Repairing ‘anything that’s high’

    Posted August 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Ninety percent of their work day is spent climbing around church steeples and the other 10 percent they are on top of courthouses.

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    Trinity to mark church’s 125th anniversary

    Posted August 7, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    This weekend the congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron is inviting people to join them as they celebrate 125 years of worshipping together.

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    Two local youth crowned as Plymouth County Fair Royalty

    Posted August 1, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The 2019 Plymouth County Fair kicked off with great weather, 85 kids from western Plymouth County competing, and ended the first day with the annual Fair Royalty crownings.

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    A-W falls to 0-2

    Posted September 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners’ record fell to 0-2 following a 14-6 loss to the Lawton-Bronson Eagles at home Sept. 6.

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    A-W goes 1-3 at SOS

    Posted September 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team went 1-3 at South O’Brien Sept. 5, bringing their record to 3-3-0. Set scores: 16-25, 25-8, 23-25, 24-26.

    Highlights:

    Kailee Tucker – 5 kills, 16

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    2019 A-W football

    Posted September 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

    The 2019 Akron-Westfield football team members are (Front Row l-r:) Chance Foster, Caleb Bernard, Dallas Smith, Sean Steffen, Cole Moffatt, Logan Smith, Jack Anderson, Levi Hemmelrick, Daytona Foley, Jeremy Bosse, Jackson Newton, Hunter Walkingstick, Colton Dennison,

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    Westwood runs over A-W in season opener

    Posted September 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

    by Hank Krause

    The Westwood Rebels donned their sabers and chopped up the Akron-Westfield Westerners, 41-6, Aug. 31 in Sloan.

    WW ground out 357 total yards to A-W’s 242. Of

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    A-W volleyball goes 1-2 at first tournament

    Posted September 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team travelled to West Lyon Aug. 27 to compete in their first tournament of the season. The team won one match and lost two.

    The win came in the second match against West

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    A-W volleyball defeats Westwood

    Posted September 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team faced Westwood in Sloan Aug. 29 winning 3-0. Game scores: 25-16, 25-23, 25-13. After this match the team’s record is 2-2-0.

    Highlights on the court: Kailee Tucker six kills, 13 success serves,

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    2019 Lady Westerners’ Volleyball Team

    Posted August 29, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    The 2019 Akron-Westfield volleyball team consists of (Front Row l-r:) Jaden Harris, Melissa Meinen, McKenna Moats, McKenna Van Eldik, Kailee Tucker, Autumn Bundy, (Second Row l-r:) Yaritza Gonzalez, Hailey Wilken, McKenna Henrich, Molly

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    Westerners’ Football Schedule

    Posted August 29, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Aug. 30: Westwood at Sloan

    Sept. 6: Lawton-Bronson at Home

    Sept. 13: Sioux Central at Sioux Rapids

    Sept. 20: West Monona at Onawa

    Sept. 27: Hinton at Home*

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    Lady Westerners’ Volleyball Schedule

    Posted August 29, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Aug. 27: West Lyon at Inwood, 4:30 p.m.

    Aug. 29: Westwood at Sloan, 5:30 p.m.

    Sept. 3: Hinton at Hinton, 5:30 p.m.

    Sept. 5: South O’Brien at Paullina, 5:30 p.m.

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    Colt inducted to Hall of Fame

    Posted August 7, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Akron-Westfield girls softball coach Todd Colt was recently inducted into the Iowa Girls Coaches’ Hall of Fame. He is one of only 77 coaches currently in the Hall of Fame.

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    Celebrate 40 years

    Posted September 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Mark and Michelle Heeren of Akron will celebrate their 40th anniversary Sept. 8. Mark Heeren and Michelle Rollins were married Sept. 8, 1979, in Akron. They have four children: Tina Beal, Tawnia Allyn, Dustin Heeren, and

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    Phonthon is next Wednesday

    Posted August 29, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Beginning at 9 a.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 4, Knights of Columbus members will be calling area residents seeking donations to benefit the Life Skills Training Center in Le Mars and the Iowa Special Olympics.

    If they

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