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A-W dancers take top honors at state

Posted December 8, 2016 at 6:00 am

Akron-Westfield dancers bring home one of each: first, second and third places at the Dec. 3 Iowa State Dance Team Competition in Des Moines.

The Akron-Westfield Dance Team placed first in Class III Pom, received second place in Class I Kick, and was awarded third place in Class II Hiphop.

Performing the winning Pom Dance were Jordan Neubrand, Jessica Hansen, Kaberly Coyle, Makayla Swancutt, Jessica Delgado, Cassie Hansen, Courtney Waterbury, Megan Swancutt, McKenna VanEldik, Kailee Tucker, Sarah Ritz, and Jillian Hyer.

Second place Kick Dance winners were Jordan Neubrand, Jessica Hansen, Kaberly Coyle, Makayla Swancutt, Cassie Hansen, Courtney Waterbury, McKenna Van Eldik, Kailee Tucker, and Jillian Hyer.

The Hiphop dancers placing third were Jordan Neubrand,

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    Hometown Christmas brings many to town

    Posted December 8, 2016 at 6:00 am

    The Akron Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Hometown Christmas Nov. 30 was a huge success. The downtown was filled with people strolling around seeing the many decorations and activities in the businesses. To begin the festivities,

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    Should shooting range be closed in Akron?

    Posted December 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Akron councilors are considering moving and/or closing the Akron Gun Club’s shooting range, which is adjacent to the city’s brush pile (dump site) and located southwest of Central Valley Ag’s new bins.

    The reason is for a

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    Annual Community Christmas program is Sunday, Dec. 4

    Posted November 24, 2016 at 6:00 am

    The 46th Annual Akron Community Christmas Program is Sunday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 220 Hardy St., Akron. This is sponsored by the Akron Ministerial Association.

    The Christmas story will be read and

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    A-W purchases Total Motors for multitude of uses

    Posted November 24, 2016 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron-Westfield School Board members officially announced they purchased Akron’s former Total Motors car dealership property at 100 Hwy 12 North at their Nov. 14 meeting.

    However,

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    DOT property sells for $195,400

    Posted November 24, 2016 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    At 4:16 p.m., Thursday afternoon the final bid came in for the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Akron property at the corner of Iowa Highways 3 and 12.

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    First snowfall!

    Posted November 22, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Akron saw its first snowfall of the season on Friday, Nov. 18. It was a wet snow so some melted quickly but when all was said and done 1 – 2” fell in the Akron

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    Past Fair Board president inducted into Hall of Fame

    Posted November 22, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Tony and Shirley Schroeder of Plymouth County were inducted into the 2016 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 21.

    Inductees from counties

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    Dailey wins Karpen’s seat on Union County Commission

    Posted November 17, 2016 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    After 12 years on the Union County Commission, Commissioner Doyle Karpen will be done, effective Jan. 1.

    Challenger Republican Michael A. Dailey received 966 votes —

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    Lady Westerners gain 2-0 record

    Posted December 8, 2016 at 6:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield basketball fans made a soggy trip to Hull Nov. 29 as the Lady Westerners took on Trinity Christian.

    A-W made

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    A-W’s Henrich wins title

    Posted December 8, 2016 at 6:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    One champion, one runner-up, one third place and two fifth-place finishers were highlights for Akron-Westfield wrestlers with the team finishing sixth at the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Tournament Dec. 3.

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    A-W boys’ strong second half leads to win in Hull

    Posted December 8, 2016 at 6:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Like the weather for the trip to Hull to face Trinity Christian, there was an interesting variety to be had Nov. 29 at first contest of the boys’

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    Schedule change

    Posted December 7, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Akron-Westfield’s girls; and boys’ basketball games with Siouxland Community Christian (SCC), scheduled for Dec. 3, have been rescheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17 at SCC in Sioux City.

    A-W grapplers ready to start strong

    Posted December 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s wrestling team is preparing for the Nov. 29 season opener at Sioux City East and is hopeful for a strong showing this winter.

    A-W senior Skyler

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    Lady Westerners start season with win

    Posted December 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team turned back a rally by Westwood for a 52-48 opening season game win Nov. 22.

    A-W had

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    James chalks up 4 tackles in final Mustangs’ game

    Posted November 30, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Morningside’s chances for a NAIA Football Championship Series title game came to an end in heartbreaking fashion as College of Saint Francis held on for a 42-35 home win Nov. 26 in Fort Wayne,

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    Westerners gain INA accolades

    Posted November 30, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Five Akron-Westfield football players earned Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) recognition on all-state teams announced Nov. 22.

    Senior Austin Allard gained a wide receiver selection for the Westerners. He had 32 receptions, 588 yards, 18.4 yards per

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    A-W boys hit the hardwood

    Posted November 24, 2016 at 6:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    A new boys’ basketball season dawned Nov. 14 with the first day of practice in an optimistic mood for the Westerners.

    “Practices are going well. We have

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    A-W girls basketball readies for season

    Posted November 24, 2016 at 6:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    A brand new girls’ basketball season got started this week, and the Lady Westerners figured to have an experienced squad for 2016-2017.

    Akron-Westfield’s season began with a

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    Celebrating 90 years

    Posted December 8, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Arlys Peters will celebrate her 90th birthday on December 15. The occasion will be observed with a small family gathering.

    Arlys taught elementary school for 27 years. Arlys was

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    Akron Gun Club seeks members

    Posted December 7, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Just how does one go about joining the Akron Gun Club?

    That was one of the questions resulting from last week’s stories regarding a campground development’s

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    Everett Jay Kelly

    Posted December 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Brett and Kendra Kelley of Stewartville, Minn., along with their daughters Delilah and Addyson, are excited to announce the birth of their new son and brother, Everett Jay Kelley.

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    Akron Chamber’s Thanksgiving winners

    Posted November 17, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Winners of free turkeys or hams drawing Nov. 10, sponsored by the Akron Area Chamber of Commerce, are:

    Akron Care Center: Kervyn Heeren, Joanie Schneider

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    Legion recognizes essay winner

    Posted November 15, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    At the Oct. 6 meeting of the Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186, Sam Philips (center) recited his Elks Club state award-winning essay on Flags. He is with Post Commander

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    Ventriloquist and his talking dog to perform at Opera House

    Posted November 10, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Todd Oliver and his dog, Irving, will take to the Akron Opera House stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19 in Akron. The event is being sponsored by Security National Bank.

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    A-W choirs host Fall Concert

    Posted November 10, 2016 at 6:00 am

    On Oct. 20, the Akron-Westfield Vocal Music Department held its first concert of the 2015-2016 school year.

    It featured Grades 7-12 students in the Middle School Choir, High School Choir and a special combined Middle/High School

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    Announce engagement

    Posted November 9, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Bryan Fodness of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Fernanda Pelegrini of Sáo Paulo, Brazil would like to announce their engagement and upcoming

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    Garden Club meets Nov. 15

    Posted November 9, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Floyd Valley Federated Garden Club has changed their meeting date and place to Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the United Methodist Church, 901 3rd Ave, SE in Le Mars.

    Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with Mike

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    County Museum seeks nativities from churches, others

    Posted November 9, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    For the seventh year, hundreds of nativities will fill the Plymouth County Historical Museum’s Study Hall. Anyone wishing to loan or donate nativities for the “Museum Manger” may take them to the east entrance of the

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