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A-W has eight new teachers

Posted August 25, 2016 at 3:20 pm

By Julie Ann Madden

As students walk into the Akron-Westfield Community School, they will find several new faces among the faculty.

There are some in each of the areas: elementary, middle school and high school.

Elementary

Lucas Werner

Lucas Werner, an Ellsworth, Minn., native, will teach fourth grade at A-W as well as is the Lady Westerners’ assistant volleyball coach.

After graduating from Ellsworth High School in 2012, Werner earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D. He is currently studying for his

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    Akron’s meeting with IDOT officials: fruitless

    Posted August 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron city officials pitched leasing the state’s Department of Transportation property at the corner of Iowa Highways 3 and 12 in a special meeting Aug. 3.

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    Selling lemonade for a cause

    Posted August 18, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    On Sunday afternoon, (l-r:) Carly West and Lea Van Buskirk were raising money to give to their Akron-Westfield fourth grade teachers. They start fourth grade next week and want to help

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    Selling lemonade for a cause

    Posted August 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

    On Sunday afternoon, (l-r:) Carly West and Lea Van Buskirk were raising money to give to their Akron-Westfield fourth grade teachers. They start fourth grade next week and want to help

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    Akron Golf Course’s BBQ Cook-off winners named

    Posted August 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Winning first place August 6 in the local BBQ cook-off chef competition was Adam Gabel of Akron and his grilling team of Pat Van Wyk of Ireton, and Chris Minor, and

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    Women’s transitional housing center wins grant

    Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Shesler Hall of Sioux City, which assists homeless women with chronic mental illnesses, was among the 32 agencies which received from Iowa Finance Authority.

    Shesler Hall received $22,500 in IFA fund, part of more than $2,340,974,

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    Community Foundation of Greater Plymouth County 2016 grant deadline nears

    Posted August 4, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Whether it’s granting funds for winter clothing for needy children or school playgrounds and projects; parks, sports complexes and recreational trail improvements; Emergency Services’ equipment; museum preservation or some other worthy cause — the Community Foundation of Greater Plymouth County is here to

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    Akron council amends FY 2016 Budget

    Posted August 4, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    It was simple end-of-year accounting — amending Akron’s FY 2016 Budget to more accurately reflect revenues collected and expenditures paid.

    “We had higher than expected expenses

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    BBQ Cook-Off features both celebrity, local chefs

    Posted August 4, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    It’s not often that celebrity chefs cook in a town of 1,500 or that local chefs compete in such a competition.

    But this Saturday, local chefs

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    Experienced A-W spikers take to the court

    Posted August 25, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    An experienced volleyball team will take to Akron-Westfield’s new home court as the season begins Aug. 25 with a match against Westwood at A-W.

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    A-W alums face off in Shrine Bowl

    Posted August 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Former Akron-Westfield football Coach Craig Parkinson (c) stands with two of his former A-W players, Brian Wilken (l,) and son, Mike Parkinson (r), at the Shrine Bowl July 23 at the UNI Dome in

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    2016 A-W Volleyball Schedule

    Posted August 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Akron-Westfield varsity volleyball matches start at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted:

    Aug. 25: Westwood, home.

    Sept. 6: Unity Christian in Orange City.

    Sept. 8: Remsen-St.

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    2016 A-W football schedule

    Posted August 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

    The 2016 Akron-Westfield varsity football games begin at 7 p.m.:

    Aug. 19: Sports Drink Scrimmage, home.

    Aug: 26: Hinton, away.

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    Rebels fall

    Posted August 10, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    The Akron Rebels’ season came to an end in the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Tournament district play with a 10-5 loss to Canton July 30 in Lennox, S.D.

    Rebels stay alive in District play with win

    Posted August 3, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron Rebels needed a win to remain in contention in the Lennox Baseball District tournament July 24 and they did just that with a 3-0 win over the home team.

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    Class 1A All-tournament softball team

    Posted July 28, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Class 1A softball All Tournament team members were named following the championship game. They are, from left to right: Katie Johnson of Akron-Westfield;

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    Beckett Lee & Titan Gray

    Posted August 25, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Collin and Angela Fickbohm of Elk Point, S.D., are proud to announce the birth of twin boys, born July 14, 2016. Beckett Lee was 4 pounds 11 ounces, and Titan Gray was 3 pounds

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    Kots’ to celebrate 50 years

    Posted August 19, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Bud Kots and JoAnn Marshall were married August 12, 1966, in Canton, SD. A celebration Open House will be held in their honor Saturday, August 27, 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Akron Golf Club, 941 Country Club Dr., Akron.

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    Celebrates 65 years

    Posted August 17, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Varold and Lois Voss, of Akron, will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 22, 2016.

    Mr. and Mrs. Voss were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church in

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    Wesley UMC receives new pastoral leadership

    Posted August 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    With the retirement of Rev. Don Nelson from full-time pastoring, Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron has a new pastor.

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    Celebrates 80 years

    Posted August 10, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Alberta Frerichs will be celebrating her 80th birthday Aug. 14, 2016. Help Alberta celebrate by sending birthday wishes to her at 200 19th St. SE Apt. 203, Watertown, S.D. 57201.

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