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2014 A-W Homecoming Royalty candidates announced

Posted September 11, 2014 at 6:55 pm

By Julie Ann Madden

Akron-Westfield Grades 7-12 Principal Derek Briggs announced the 2014 Homecoming Royalty candidates. They are:

Queen Candidates

Alexis Hageman, daughter of Doug and Stephanie Hageman of Akron.

Kortney Hedlund, daughter of Troy and Debra Hedlund of Sioux City.

Kali Kriener, daughter of Daniel and Linda Kriener of Westfield.

Desirae Oltmanns, daughter of Mark and Deb Oltmanns of Akron.

Ryleigh Schnell, daughter of Amy and Kevin Linder of Akron, and Steve and Tracy Schnell of Spirit Lake.

Cali Westergard, daughter of Carl and Colleen Westergard of

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    Homecoming Float Contest

    Posted September 12, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Parade Float Contest during the Akron-Westfield Homecoming celebration, Sept. 26.

    There are two categories: 1) Businesses and 2) Non-Profit Organizations/Individuals. Prizes are $25 Chamber Bucks to the winner of each category.

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    Boy Scout sign-up is Sept. 16

    Posted September 12, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Akron-Westfield students who are interested in becoming Boy Scouts are invited to register for the 2014-2015 activities at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the Akron-Westfield Community School.

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    Site preparation begins

    Posted September 12, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    On Aug. 25, the first physical sign of more economic progress in the first block of Reed Street was heard, seen and felt. Certified Testing Services Inc. of Sioux City took soil samples

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    HMS shuts out A-W spikers

    Posted September 12, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn girls downed Akron-Westfield, 3-0, in a War Eagle Conference volleyball match Sept. 4 in Hartley.

    HMS won 25-10, 25-18 and 25-18 for a 3-2 record overall.

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    2014 A-W Volleyball Team

    Posted September 12, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    The Lady Westerners’ 2014 volleyball team includes (Front Row l-r:) Maddison Hemmelrick, Lexi Hageman, Desirae Oltmanns, Hannah Koele, Cali Westergard, Kortney Hedlund, Kali Kriener, Katie Johnson, (Middle Row l-r:) Natalie Harvey, Danika Smith, Alicia Sanchez,

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    A-W drops home opener

    Posted September 12, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    By: Hank Krause

    In Akron-Westfield’s first home game of 2014 on Sept. 5, the Westerners faced the Westwood Rebels of Sloan. The game proved to be mismatched with a final score of 34-6 in favor of the

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    Scarecrow Festival is September display

    Posted September 12, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Friendship and Service Club has decorated the bulletin board for September at the Akron Public Library. This beautiful autumn display features decorations and pictures from past Scarecrow Festivals along with information on the current annual event.

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    Loess Hills Tour draws many to area

    Posted September 12, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    On Aug. 16, the public was invited to participate in the Iowa Prairie Network’s day-long tour of several prairies in Plymouth and Woodbury counties, including:

    • Spirit Knoll, three miles north of the west entrance to

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    Celebrating Golden Anniversary

    Posted September 12, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    In celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary, John and Mary Lucken would like to welcome friends to the Hole ‘N The Wall, 14396 Diamond Ave., on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Finger food and refreshments will be served by Akron

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    Bats and Late Summer

    Posted September 11, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    “About every third call received is related to bats: bats in churches, in homes, in barns”, says Dr. Jim Pease, Professor Emeritus, Iowa State University and Extension Wildlife Specialist, retired.

    “While everyone is concerned about them,

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