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Hometown Christmas fills Akron with holiday spirit

Posted December 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

After arriving on a fire truck, Santa and Mrs. Claus kicked off the Hometown Christmas celebration Dec. 4 by turning on the Christmas lights on the large pine tree outside the Legion Hall. See more pictures in this week’s Akron Hometowner

    NOTICE

    Posted December 11, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    This year due to the way the holidays fall,

    both on Wednesdays,

    there will be NO AKRON HOMETOWNER

    Dec. 25, 2019, or

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    NOTICE

    Posted December 5, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    This year due to the way the holidays fall, both on Wednesdays, there will be NO AKRON HOMETOWNER Dec. 25, 2019, or Jan. 1, 2020

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    Santa decorates Akron’s downtown

    Posted December 5, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    On Nov. 25, Akron’s Reed Street was decorated with the city’s Christmas decorations. “Santa” was assisted by city employee Todd Swancutt. Take an evening drive around Akron and see, the community is ready for Ol’ Saint Nick

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    Thorson Drug burglarized

    Posted December 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    There have been lots of leads regarding last week’s burglary at Thorson Drug in Akron but no arrest yet, Akron Police Chief Bill Young told The Akron Hometowner Sunday evening in a phone

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    Westfield officials settle theft claim

    Posted November 27, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    At their Nov. 18 meeting, Westfield councilors learned they would be receiving a little more than originally thought from their insurance company.

    Westfield City Clerk Talia Evenson told the four councilors present,

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    Akron Care Center named ‘Best Nursing Home’

    Posted November 27, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    In a recent U.S. News & World Report listing of the Best Nursing Homes, the Akron Care Center was one of 29 nursing homes in Iowa to be selected for this honor.

    Of the 439 Iowa

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    Hawkins wins A-W District 5 seat

    Posted November 21, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    After the election polls closed Nov. 5, it took another week to declare a winner for the Akron-Westfield District 5 seat, which was decided by write-in votes.

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    Contest entries sought for new ‘Akron’ slogan

    Posted November 21, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    The two “Akron signs” along Interstate 29 will be replaced soon. Therefore, Akron city officials are encouraging individuals who would like to come up with a new slogan for these signs to do so by Friday, Nov. 29.

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    Crop Production: A challenging year

    Posted November 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Too much rain made for planting crops late and harvesting crops with high moisture content from the short growing season increased drying costs.

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    Honoring our veterans

    Posted November 14, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Local servicemen, women and veterans honored: (Front Row l-r:) Kaylene Hawkins, Jason Jager, Dustin Vik, Garry Jacobson, Zeke Zoeller, Bob Watson, Bob Brown, Roger Cromwell, Stan Rolfes, Earl Hilliker, Bill Rabey, Lawrence Maynard, (Back Row:) SAL Commander

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    Legion’s Flag Essay winners named

    Posted November 14, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Akron-Westfield fifth graders competed in the Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186’s Flag Essay Contest, and on Veteran’s Day, the winners were announced.

    First

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    A-W boys lose two

    Posted December 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball struggled last week against Harris-Lake Park Dec. 3, losing 79-48, and South O’Brien Dec. 6, losing 82-28.

    The Westerners put up a good fight but

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    A-W wrestlers go 0-3 at home

    Posted December 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Akron-Westfield hosted a wrestling tournament Dec. 3 with Sioux City East, Sioux Center, and Woodbury Central. A-W lost all three matches.

    The team next traveled to Sergeant Bluff-Luton Dec.

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    Two named All District

    Posted December 5, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Two Akron-Westfield volleyball players were named to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association All District Team for Class 1A Northwest District: seniors McKenna Van Eldik and Kailee Tucker.

    The Iowa Girls’ Coaches Association (IGCA) is the only

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    War Eagle All Conference:

    Posted November 27, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    (l-r) second team Natalie Nielsen, second team Jaden Harris, first team McKenna Van Eldik, first team Kailee Tucker, honorable mention McKenna Henrich.

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    2019-2020 A-W wrestling team

    Posted November 27, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Members, coaches, and managers of the 2019-202 Akron-Westfield wrestling team are, front row (l-r) Molly Vondrak, Bryce Jurgensen, Eli Medina, Jader Briggs, Landyn Vossberg, Lane Kenny, Lukas Taylor, Ashton Eden, Michael Varns, Alayna Mullinix,

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    A-W girls basketball practice

    Posted November 27, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team is readying for the regular season to begin. Above, Elise Knapp takes a sot during one of the drills. There are 20 girls out for the team.

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    A-W sports schedules

    Posted November 27, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    BASKETBALL

    All games are G/B starting at 6 p.m.

    Dec. 3 – Harris Lake Park, Home

    Dec.

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    All-District football

    Posted November 21, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    The Class A District 1 All-District team has been announced. Seven members of the Akron-Westfield football team were named:

    First Team: Logan Smith, senior, offensive lineman; Levi Hemmelrick, senior, linebacker;

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    Flag football champions

    Posted November 14, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Akron-Westfield graduates and friends were Flag Football champions at the Iowa State University Flag Football tournament. Preliminary games began Sept. 12 with the championship game on Nov. 3 in Ames for their bracket: Men’s

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    All-Class Reunion has first registrant

    Posted December 5, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    More than 2,000 invitations have been sent to Akron and Akron-Westfield alumni for the 2020 All-Class Reunion, which will be held next summer on June 26 – 27, 2020.

    The first alumnus to register is Akron

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    Christmas in Akron

    Posted November 27, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Sunday, Dec. 1: Akron’s 49th Community Christmas Program, 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 220 Hardy St.

    Monday, Dec. 2: At 7 p.m. Security

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    Hometown Christmas is set for Dec. 4

    Posted November 21, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    Mark your calender for a fun-filled festive evening in the Christmas season. The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its fifth annual Hometown Christmas from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4.

    Akron businesses on Reed Street, at Britton

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    Ecumenical Christmas Program is Dec. 1

    Posted November 21, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    You are invited to the 49th Ecumenical Christmas Program which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2:00 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church at 220 Hardy St., Akron.

    A free-will offering will be taken for

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    Santa & Mrs. Claus to present ‘Santa’s Christmas Diary’

    Posted November 14, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Santa Claus kept a diary and now it’s a published book entitled “Santa’s Christmas Diary.”

    From 1 to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Akron Public Library, which is located at 350 Reed St.,

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    SNB begins Christmas drive

    Posted November 14, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Security National Bank, of Akron, is collecting items for the Akron Food Pantry, which is operated through Mid-Sioux Opportunity Inc. and provides necessities for local families.

    The last few years, this Christmas Drive has requested peanut

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