Major golf course improvements made — thanks to community’s generosity, grants

Posted August 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

It’s not too hot.

It’s not too cold.

The Akron Golf Course’s clubhouse is just the right temperature for guests now.

The Akron Golf Club Inc.’s board members had been informed people using and/or renting the clubhouse were complaining about the banquet room being too hot in summer and too cold in winter.

“We decided to install a new heating, cooling and ventilation system,” said Akron Golf Club Inc. Treasurer Heath Lee, explaining the installation began in April and was finished in May by Steve Carlson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning and Thompson Electric of Sioux City.

“I

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    Repairing ‘anything that’s high’

    Posted August 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Ninety percent of their work day is spent climbing around church steeples and the other 10 percent they are on top of courthouses.

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    Trinity to mark church’s 125th anniversary

    Posted August 7, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    This weekend the congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron is inviting people to join them as they celebrate 125 years of worshipping together.

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    More Reed Street changes happening

    Posted August 1, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    While another Reed Street building went on the market this month, another was filled with a new business.

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    Driver injured in one-vehicle accident

    Posted August 7, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    An Elk Point, S.D., man has no memory of his auto accident, which occurred at about 3 p.m., July 31, near the intersection of Iowa Highways 3 and 12, just north of Westfield.

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    Two local youth crowned as Plymouth County Fair Royalty

    Posted August 1, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The 2019 Plymouth County Fair kicked off with great weather, 85 kids from western Plymouth County competing, and ended the first day with the annual Fair Royalty crownings.

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    Think about filing election nomination papers

    Posted July 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Each local board has “open” seats, meaning the current elected officials are not seeking reelection in the November General Election.

    For the first time, the election

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    New home for ‘Riversioux’ slide

    Posted July 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

    With a little help from his friends, “Riversioux” slide owner Jahn Hultgren reassembled the historical piece of playground equipment at its new location in rural Union County, S.D. Hultgren was assisted by Gene Ericson, Heath

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    Portlandville Progress

    Posted July 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Three sites in the Portlandville Heights Subdivision are under construction this summer. The first two sites already have new owners: 1) Rexwinkel Funeral Homes’ new funeral home at the corner of Torbert Boulevard and Iowa Highway;

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    Wicked skies around Akron

    Posted July 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

    On July 17, people awoke early to the threat of dangerous storms in the area which had possible hail, strong winds, torrential rain, and even tornados. The skies had a green tint which could mean

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    Westfield’s animal ordinance tabled

    Posted July 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Whether Westfield residents can have two or three dogs is still up in the air.

    At their July 16 meeting, Westfield councilors conducted a public hearing

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    140th Street closed

    Posted July 17, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    From July 15 through Aug. 6, a road will be closed in Portland Township, rural Akron.

    A 140th Street wooden bridge will be replaced with a culvert pipe. The road is closed from Diamond Avenue east

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    Two named All-District softball

    Posted August 7, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Two Akron-Westfield softball players were named to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association All District Team. Juniors Jaden Harris and Alayna Mullinx were named to the Class 1A Northwest District team.

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    Colt inducted to Hall of Fame

    Posted August 7, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Akron-Westfield girls softball coach Todd Colt was recently inducted into the Iowa Girls Coaches’ Hall of Fame. He is one of only 77 coaches currently in the Hall of Fame.

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    All Stars team is District runner-up

    Posted July 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

    The Northwest Little League All-Stars 11U team was runner-up at the District tournament July 15. They will play in the State Little League Tournament July 20 – 23 in Sioux City. Team members

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    A-W girls upset!

    Posted July 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

    by Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield softball team, playing in the Regional against Le Mars Gehlen Catholic Jays at home July 12, had their problems. A-W, hampered by both physical and

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    Engaged!

    Posted August 7, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Russ and Joyce Toben of Westfield, Iowa, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Krystal of Hinton, Iowa, to Jacob Biehle, son of Kent Biehle and Diane and Gary Huismann, all of Madison,

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    Akron Class of 1969 celebrates 50th class reunion

    Posted August 7, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    The Akron Class of 1969 met the weekend of July 19-21, and those in attendance had a great time! Classmates met at Lazy Lanes Bowl & Grill Friday evening where a group

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    Craig Tractor Ride set for Aug. 10

    Posted August 1, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Whether it’s the sound of a green Johnny tractor’s popping, the thrill of driving a red Farmall,

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    John Fredrick Hawkins

    Posted July 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Dr. Travis and Kaylene Hawkins, of rural Akron, are the proud parents of another son, John Fredrick Hawkins, born Friday, May 10, 2019, at 7:21 a.m. He weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and measured 19

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