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Pizza Ranch owners closed Akron’s doors Monday morning

Posted November 16, 2017 at 3:24 pm

By Julie Ann Madden

The Akron community knew the Akron Pizza Ranch was on the market for a new owner but it was a shock to all, including employees, when corporate owners shut the doors Monday morning.

There were 13 employees who lost their jobs. Only the managers received severance pay, said Jeff Van Schepen, one of the store’s owners and a member of the Pizza Ranch Corporation, noting the rest were just part-time employees.

“We’ve literally had the Akron store on the market, looking for a local owner — somebody from the community — for probably 10 years now,” said Van Schepen. “We’ve met with different people from the community, trying to find

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    Hometown Christmas set for November 29

    Posted November 16, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Hometown Christmas is packed full of activities to usher in the Christmas Spirit.

    Hometown Christmas will be from 5 to 8 p..m., Wednesday, Nov. 29 in Akron.

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    Much more than a flag fold

    Posted November 16, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    On Friday, Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186 members presented a Veterans Day program to Akron-Westfield students. The program

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    Veterans Day – A time of honoring

    Posted November 9, 2017 at 6:00 am

    A day filled with Thanksgiving dinner, trapshootinig, Bingo, poker and other games.

    That is what the Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186 in Akron has planned to honor veterans this Saturday, Nov. 11, which

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    Westfield incumbents keep their seats

    Posted November 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Of the 101 Westfield registered voters, 41 casts votes in the 2017 City Election on Nov. 7.

    That’s 41 percent of registered voters — the highest

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    Akron incumbents joined by newcomers

    Posted November 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Only one new face will be on the Akron City Council and two on the Akron Care Center Board of Trustees come January.

    Incumbents Councilor Alex

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    Westfield incumbents respond to last-minute write-in campaign

    Posted November 13, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    When Westfield council members whose names were on the Nov. 7 election ballot found out there was a write-in campaign underway the night before the election, all but one was shocked.

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    Reed Street invaded on Halloween

    Posted November 9, 2017 at 6:00 am

    All kinds of creatures came down Reed Street in the Akron Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual parade Halloween night. The crowd of trick-or-treaters was estimated to be between 300 and 400 attending the Trunk-or-Treat which followed the

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    Grant application deadline nears

    Posted November 9, 2017 at 6:00 am

    All proceeds from the Friendship & Service Club’s Great Akron Scarecrow Festival are used to fund projects and programs in the Akron and Westfield communities.

    Interested non-profit organizations can apply for donations twice a year:

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    Two local criminal cases dismissed

    Posted November 9, 2017 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    On Oct. 30, two local women’s cases were dismissed “in the furtherance of justice and without prejudice.” However, they could face these charges again later.

    Becky

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    Assignment: To protect the President’s son

    Posted November 2, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    How his life and his family’s lives have been turned upside down because of the limelight and the position they are in now? How do you cope with that every day?

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    First Flag: ‘Scooping the Loop’

    Posted November 2, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The first idea from Akron Mayor Sharon Frerichs’ Plant Your Flag Party came to fruition Saturday night.

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    Community Foundation awards more than $121,000 in grants

    Posted November 1, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    With two organizations receiving grants Oct. 17, it brought the Akron community’s total Community Foundation of Greater Plymouth County awards to $119,271 over the past 10 years.

    Annually the Foundation presents grants to non-profit organizations or

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    A-W volleyball falls in round two of regionals

    Posted November 1, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team ended its season Oct. 23 as they fell to Gehlen in round two of regionals, 0-3. Set scores: 9-25, 15-25, 13-25. Season record: 13-15, 38-43 in sets.

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    WS Falcons pound A-W Westerners

    Posted October 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The West Sioux Falcons defeated the Westerners, 44-6 in A-W’s season ending game on Oct. 20.

    West Sioux was led by Jake Lynott’s four touchdowns. A-W really

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    A-W volleyball wins first round of regionals

    Posted October 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team faced Siouxland Christian in the first round of Regionals Oct. 17 in Akron. A-W won the match 3-1. Set scores; 25-19, 25-23, 16-25, 25-20. Record stands at 13-14 in matches and

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    A-W wins home finale

    Posted October 19, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners defeated the Rams of Maple Valley- Anthon-Oto, 23-6 in the final home game of 2017.

    MVAO

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    A-W Westerners control Woodbury Central

    Posted September 15, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners had control of the Woodbury Central Wildcats from the start to the finish on Friday, September 8. A-W handed the Wildcats

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    Akron couple is wed

    Posted November 16, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Casie Rehder, daughter of Jon and Marsha Rehder of Sutherland, Iowa, and John Sievert, son of Marvin Sievert of Pocahontas, Iowa, and Tammy Miner of Hawarden, Iowa, were united in marriage on August 5, 2017.

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    Card shower

    Posted November 16, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    The family of Arnold Bremer is requesting a card shower for his 90th Birthday on November 26, 2017.

    Send cards to:

    260 S. 4th

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    60 years wed

    Posted November 16, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Gayland and Selma Small will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on November 25, 2017.

    Gayland and Selma were married November 23, 1957, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in

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    A-W teacher named IBEA president

    Posted November 9, 2017 at 6:00 am

    The Iowa Business Education Association (IBEA) is pleased to announce that Andrew Thonstad, Business and Technology Teacher from the Akron-Westfield Community School District, has been elected President of IBEA for the 2017-2018 school year.

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    Celebrating 40 years

    Posted November 8, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Russell and Clarice (Price) Paulson were married on November 12, 1977, at Brule Creek Lutheran Church.

    An open house celebrating Russell and Clarice Paulson’s 40th Wedding Anniversary will be held

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    Opera House Annual meeting

    Posted November 2, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Akron Opera House President Doug Olson has set Sunday, Nov. 12 at 7:00 p.m. as the date and time for the 2017 Annual Meeting.

    The meeting will be held at Akron Opera House and is open

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    Reformation Service

    Posted October 27, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Sunday, October 29, a joint Reformation service will be held at 2:00 p.m. with the Nebraska Synod.

    Immanuel Lutheran, Akron, IA will be a hosting site for a live stream and we open our doors for others in

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    Communities respond to benefit for Brent family

    Posted October 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Family, friends, and colleagues stepped forward to hold a benefit Oct. 21 for Theresa Brent and her family of Le Mars to help fight Theresa’s battle with cancer. Theresa’s cancer diagnosis was received in September of

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    Information sought regarding deceased veteran’s flag found

    Posted October 25, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Local legionnaires discovered a veteran’s flag, which had been presented to family members at a deceased veteran’s funeral, was placed in their Used Flag Drop Box at Fourth and Reed Streets in Akron.

    “There could be

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