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Akron officials to build fourth spec house in Portlandville Heights

Posted August 18, 2016 at 8:59 pm

By Julie Ann Madden

If you are looking for a new house with colorful autumn scenery and farm fields out your back door, then Akron City Hall is the place to call.

“It came up at one of our meetings there was a need for more housing — more affordable housing in Akron,” said Akron Development Corporation (ADC) President Marlys Johnson. “That we should consider the low mortgage interest rates that are out there and put up a spec house and offer it up to prospective residents.”

Last week, ADC members made the decision to begin construction of a spec house in the city’s Portlandville Heights Subdivision this fall. Their hope is

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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’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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    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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    A-W softball: Class 1A 2016 state runner-up

    Posted July 28, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    The Akron-Westfield softball team is the 2016 Class 1A State Softball runner-up. The Westerners were defeated by Kee, 7-3 in the championship game. The state tournament was July 18 – 22 in Fort Dodge. With the

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    BPI’s trial will cost county thousands

    Posted July 22, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Editor’s Note: The actual Union County court case is Freezing Machines Inc., Beef Products Inc. and BPI Technology Inc. vs. Kit Foshee, American Broadcasting Companies Inc., ABC News Inc., Diane Sawyer, Jim Avila, David

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    Tradition Renewed: A-W softball heads back to state

    Posted July 22, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Blaring sirens and vehicles heading east on a Sunday in July is tradition in Westerner land, and the tradition was renewed with enthusiasm at a send-off

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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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    A-W plays for 1A Championship!

    Posted July 28, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerner girls defeated the Newell-Fonda Mustangs, 7-0 in the Class 1A semi-finals on July 21.

    In

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    A-W’s 25-5 record season statistics on offense

    Posted July 28, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Akron-Westfield final baseball statistics from a 25-5 record season in 2016:

    Batting

    Junior Aaron Allard was 36-for-97 at-bats to lead the team (10 at-bats at least) 28 runs to

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    District final proves unkind to A-W

    Posted July 22, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    In the end as the sun set Saturday, Akron-Westfield’s hopes for a first sub-state baseball spot were dashed by an unstoppable team on an 18-game winning

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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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