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Benefit Bike Run for A-W alum

Posted September 25, 2014 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

It was a typical summer for an Akron native.

Akron-Westfield Class of 1989 alumnus Brian Klave was enjoying the abundant rainfall this summer as he puttered in his yard and continued “tweaking” things on his house that he and his fiance built just seven years ago at McCook Lake, S.D.

He loves riding his motorcycle but as the rest of the world enjoys these beautiful autumn days, just perfect for cruising on a bike, the 44-year-old can only reminisce about those rides.

On June 28, his world was turned upside down with a diagnosis of Small Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Sarcoma: a form of

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    Homecoming Float Contest

    Posted September 12, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Parade Float Contest during the Akron-Westfield Homecoming celebration, Sept. 26.

    There are two categories: 1) Businesses and 2) Non-Profit Organizations/Individuals. Prizes are $25 Chamber Bucks to the winner of each category.

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    Boy Scout sign-up is Sept. 16

    Posted September 12, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Akron-Westfield students who are interested in becoming Boy Scouts are invited to register for the 2014-2015 activities at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the Akron-Westfield Community School.


    Motorcyclist crashes just north of Akron

    Posted September 12, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron Emergency Medical Service and Akron Fire Department personnel responded to a one-vehicle accident north of Akron on Iowa Highway 12 at about 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6.

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    Westwood outlasts A-W volleyball squad

    Posted September 25, 2014 at 5:00 am

    At the net, Akron-Westfield volleyball players Bailey Davis, left, and Cali Westergard, battle against Westwood while Kortney Hedlund looks on. Westwood won, 3-2, in the non-conference match.


    Young Westerners battle Orange City squads

    Posted September 12, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield Fifth-Sixth Grade running back Jader Briggs heads up-field against Orange City Team No. 2. A-W’s Bryce Stowe scored the first touchdown on a 40-yard run but Orange City won, 52-6.

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    HMS shuts out A-W spikers

    Posted September 12, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn girls downed Akron-Westfield, 3-0, in a War Eagle Conference volleyball match Sept. 4 in Hartley.

    HMS won 25-10, 25-18 and 25-18 for a 3-2 record overall.

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    2014 A-W Volleyball Team

    Posted September 12, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    The Lady Westerners’ 2014 volleyball team includes (Front Row l-r:) Maddison Hemmelrick, Lexi Hageman, Desirae Oltmanns, Hannah Koele, Cali Westergard, Kortney Hedlund, Kali Kriener, Katie Johnson, (Middle Row l-r:) Natalie Harvey, Danika Smith, Alicia Sanchez,

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    Four generations

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    of Swansons were in attendance at the Sand family reunion in Akron on August 31. They were (left to right:) Lynn Swanson holding Annabelle Lily Swanson, Brendan Swanson and Lee Swanson.


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    Volunteers clean out Paper Barn

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Akron Lions Club members and Akron-Westfield High School students load paper recyclables from the Lions Club Paper Barn on to a truck on a chilly morning Sept. 12. Above, Warren Thompson (l) and Mike Hohenstein (r) help load

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    Dimmick: Proud to reach century mark

    Posted September 12, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Bernie Dimmick enjoyed a good view of the Sept. 1 Big Sioux River Days parade. Dimmick was in a golf cart with a sign “100 years young” on it.

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    Scarecrow Festival is September display

    Posted September 12, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Friendship and Service Club has decorated the bulletin board for September at the Akron Public Library. This beautiful autumn display features decorations and pictures from past Scarecrow Festivals along with information on the current annual event.

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    Loess Hills Tour draws many to area

    Posted September 12, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    On Aug. 16, the public was invited to participate in the Iowa Prairie Network’s day-long tour of several prairies in Plymouth and Woodbury counties, including:

    • Spirit Knoll, three miles north of the west entrance to

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