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Annual Scarecrow Festival brings many to town

Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

The 17th Annual Great Akron Scarecrow Festival Sept. 16 was another success for the GFWC Friendship and Service Club of Akron. The event, held in the Akron City Park, had a huge crowd in spite of the morning rain, threat of more rain, and cooler temperatures.

Scarecrows, food, vendors, activities for kids, a petting zoo, and more gave attendees much to do.

New this year was the addition of awards for scarecrows. The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce had a Hometown Spirit Award for adults and youth with the adult winner receiving $25 in Chamber Bucks and the youth winner receiving $15 in Chamber Bucks. The Akron-Westfield Athletic Booster Club gave $25 for the scarecrow exhibiting school spirit. These awards joined other

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    What do people want for Akron?

    Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series on the visit of SaveYour.Town co-founder Deb Brown who came to Akron Sept. 5 – 7.

    What

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    Casey’s construction began Monday

    Posted September 15, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Construction of a new Casey’s General Store facility at the corner of Iowa Highways 3 and 12 has started. No completion date has been announced.

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    A-W Homecoming Royalty candidates named

    Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The Westerners will have their annual week-long Homecoming celebration the week of Sept. 17.

    Last Wednesday,

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    Akron police officers embrace community

    Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    “Things are going to be different,” newly-hired Akron Police Chief Bill Young told The Akron Hometowner at the end of his first week

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    A-W School election results

    Posted September 20, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Director District 1

    *Nick Schoenfelder 39

    Scattering 9

    Director District 2

    (write in candidates)

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    What is Iowa’s ‘Steer it Clear it’ Law?

    Posted September 20, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    The dog days of summer are upon us and with the last push of summer vacation travel, the Iowa departments of Public Safety and Transportation are reminding Iowans of the “Steer it, Clear it” law that took effect July 1, 2017.

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    A-W changes its Grading System

    Posted September 15, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    With the Class of 2017 having 11 valedictorians, topping the list of changes for the Akron-Westfield 2017-2018 school year is the high school grading system.

    This

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    Akron police chief begins duties

    Posted September 15, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    On Saturday, Sept. 9, Akron Police Chief William “Bill” Young was sworn into office by Akron Mayor Sharon Frerichs (r). Young recited the Oath of Office, then signed an official

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    Fall Bazaar set for Sept. 17 at Pleasant Hill Chapel

    Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The annual Pleasant Hill Chapel Fall Bazaar will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17 at the church located at 31141 476th Ave. near Spink, S.D.

    The Fall Bazaar includes a church service, program with

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    Akron council: No ambulance rig replacement

    Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron EMS will not be receiving an ambulance vehicle any time soon.

    That was the answer they received from Akron councilors at their Aug. 22 meeting.

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    Three Akron vehicles stolen Monday morning

    Posted September 6, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    In small towns, residents feel safe enough to not only leave their vehicles unlocked but the keys in them, too.

    But on Monday morning, three residents

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    SaveYour.Town’s Deb Brown to present live

    Posted September 6, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Akron Mayor Sharon Frerichs will host a free presentation of Innovative Rural Business Models featuring Deb Brown from SaveYour.Town on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.

    Security National Bank, located at 251 Reed St. in Akron

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    Nemesio throws five TD passes

    Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    Westerner AJ Nemesio had a hot streak on Friday, Sept. 15 at Lawton-Bronson. Akron-Westfield dealt the Eagles a 43-14 pounding.

    Reagan Frankl was on the receiving end

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    A-W volleyball

    Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Vs. South O’Brien Sept. 12

    Akron-Westfield volleyball went 3-0 against South O’Brien. Scores: 25-18, 25-6, 25-18.

    West Sioux Tournament Sept. 16

    Akron-Westfield volleyball

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    A-W volleyball loses three to HLP

    Posted September 15, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team lost 3-0 to Harris-Lake Park, away Sept. 5. Match scores were 119-25, 16-25, 19-25.

    Individually:

    Kiana Appley: 1 kill, 2 assists, 3 digs, 2 solo blocks

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    A-W Westerners control Woodbury Central

    Posted September 15, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners had control of the Woodbury Central Wildcats from the start to the finish on Friday, September 8. A-W handed the Wildcats

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    A-W volleyball wins one, loses one

    Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team lost 3-0 to Unity Christian away Aug. 29. Match scores were 18-25, 17-25, 19-25.

    However, on Aug. 31 at home, A-W took three

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    Western Christian hands A-W a loss

    Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Class A Akron-Westfield Westerners battled Western Christian, ranked No. 6 in Class 1A, Sept. 1 in Hull. The Westerners lost 35-6 when

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    A-W volleyball opens with win

    Posted September 1, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team opened its season with a match win over Westwood Aug. 24 in Sloan, 3-2.

    Set scores: 26-24 (W), 25-23 (W), 16-25 (L), 20-25 (L), and 15-11 (W).

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    A-W wins opener over Hinton

    Posted September 1, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners opened the 2017 season on Aug. 25 at home with a 24-12 win over the visiting Hinton Blackhawks.

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    A fun night at the ballpark

    Posted August 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    A good crowd of over 250 people witnessed the Akron-Westfield Alumni play the A-W high school team to raise money for the swimming pool on Sunday,

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    Wesley United Methodist donates to Mobility Worldwide

    Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Recently, Ron Green and Duane Aldrich received an August Tithe check in the amount on $291 from Wesley United Methodist Church. Ron and Duane are volunteers for the Mobility Worldwide organization (also known as

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    Couple celebrates 60th anniversary

    Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Robert D. and Marlene (Vondrak) Pridie will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on September 24, 2017.

    The couple was married September 24,1957 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

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    ‘Game Day’ resumes at Akron Library

    Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Teachers have mandatory in-service programs during which students can go have fun at the Akron Public Library.

    The first Wednesday of each month when classes end early, the Akron librarians will be hosting a Kids Game

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    Lawsyn Zachary Allyn

    Posted September 1, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Lawsyn Zachary Allyn was born February 8, 2017 to Tawnia and Zachary Allyn of Highlands Ranch, Colorado. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. He has a big sister, Lydia, and

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    Announce Engagement

    Posted September 1, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Richard and Lynne Calmus of Howard, SD announce the engagement of their daughter Jamie Lynne Calmus of Sioux Falls, SD to Dustin Heeren, also of Sioux Falls. Dustin is the son of Mark

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    Boone Matthew Seivert

    Posted September 1, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    He has arrived! Boone Matthew Seivert was born August 22 2017, to Bonnie and Matthew Seivert of Sioux Falls, S.D.

    Boone weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20

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    Couple celebrates 70 years together

    Posted August 27, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Lawrence and LaVon Maynard celebrated their 70th anniversary Aug. 27, 2017, with an Open House at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron.

    Lawrence Maynard and the former LaVon

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