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Fire temporarily closes Akron Children’s Center

Posted June 30, 2016 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

It’s deja vu for some of the Akron Children’s Center staff this week.

After a fire closed the current center at 270 N. Fourth St. last Tuesday, June 21, the daycare reopened on Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church.

Three staff members — Director Deb Kroksh, Three-Year-Old Preschool Teacher Chris Lewison and Infant Caregiver Claudia Rasmussen — began their careers with the Akron Children’s Center when it was operated at the Wesley United Methodist Church. A fourth, Preschool Caregiver Katie Wakeman, was a child cared for at the center when it was operated at the church.

“I remember like the old

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    What a storm!

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    The Akron area was hit by a powerful storm with strong winds June 17 causing much damage especially to trees, including this tree on Second Street in Akron.

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    A-W places first at National History Day

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    By Dodie Hook

    Hard work, lots of research, many hours of preparation, and going through several performances have paid off for one group of Akron-Westfield students.

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    Council approves lease for old nursing home building

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron’s old nursing home building at 121 South St. has its first tenant.

    Tambrey and David Groves, of Westfield, will be opening a wellness business in

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    Union County Fair dates are set

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    The 2016 dates for the Union County Fair in Alcester, S.D., have been set for Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, July 31.

    There are a lot of great activities being planned for the whole family along

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    Green Light a Vet

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Green Light A Vet is a national campaign to establish visible local and national support for our veterans by changing one light on your porch, in your home, or at your office to a green light bulb and keeping it glowing every day

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    Temperatures near 100

    Posted June 16, 2016 at 5:00 am

    What does one do on a hot day? Jump in the pool! An afternoon at the Akron swimming pool beat the heat of the

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    Man charged with murder in Le Mars

    Posted June 14, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    A Le Mars man was arrested and charged with one count of Murder in the First Degree following the death of his sister from a stabbing incident June 11.

    Thomas Allen Bibler, age 33, of 335

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    What are rules in Akron for ATVs, golf carts?

    Posted June 9, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron officials allow people to drive All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and golf carts on city streets but drivers/owners must follow the restrictions.

    Golf Carts

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    CVA to construct new grain bins in Akron

    Posted June 9, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Eden Hemmingsen

    Akron’s current skyline is about to be altered as Central Valley Ag and Landmarc Construction progress further in the construction of a more efficient grain elevator.

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    Care Center trustees strategize for next phase

    Posted June 8, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    “Who are we?” is the question that began the Care Center trustees’ discussion on what is next for business development.

    That question was followed by several

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    A-W shuts out Trinity

    Posted June 30, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield was the visitors at Sargent Field June 22 as Trinity Christian does not have a home field. It did not matter to the Westerners who posted an 8-0 win over the Tigers for

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    No. 500 for Colt!

    Posted June 29, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    By: Hank Krause

    Akron-Westfield Head Softball Coach Todd Colt reached a milestone on June 24 at the Spencer Tourney. Coach Colt notched win number 500.

    All 500 wins came while

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    A-W baseball post-season

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    The Iowa High School Athletic Association has announced districts for the Class 1A baseball tournament.

    Akron-Westfield will be in District No. 2. Other teams are: Gehlen Catholic,

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    Hinton hands A-W second straight close loss

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    After seeing its eight-game winning streak snapped by Remsen-St. Mary’s in the seventh inning in a 5-4 loss, Hinton was the next War Eagle Conference (WEC) squad challenge for Akron-Westfield.

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    A-W outlasts weather, Wolverines for 13th win

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Some unusual circumstances came into play but eventually Akron-Westfield’s baseball team gained its 13th win of the season in a 4-2 War Eagle Conference victory over South O’Brien

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    A-W girls take two from Hinton

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    By Hank Krause

    Akron-Westfield softball was on the road to Hinton to face the Blackhawks in a double hitter June 15. Game No. 1 was actually a rain-out makeup and Game No. 2 was a regularly scheduled

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    A-W blasts OABCIG

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    By Hank Krause

    In the first game of the Akron-Westfield Invite June 18 the Westerners annihilated the OABCIG Falcons, 18-0. OABCIG consists of the towns of Odebolt, Arthur, Battle Creek and

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    A-W defeats MMCRU

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    By Hank Krause

    In the second game of the Akron-Westfield Invite, the A-W Westerners ran by the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen Union ladies with a score of 15-2.

    Bailey Davis gave up three

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    Hole-in-one!

    Posted June 24, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Richard (Doc) Zortman (r) scored a hole-in-one on Hole No. 6 at the Akron Lions Golf Tournament June 19. Witnesses were Christina Lewison and Karen Taylor-Mortensen. Doc is a regular player at the annual

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    Woof-stock gears up for June 11

    Posted June 8, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    “Woof-stock,” a celebration of kids and dogs, will return for its eighth annual run Saturday, June 11 at the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars.

    A preview of the celebration will begin during a “Puppy

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    Church family hosts benefit Sunday for injured farmer

    Posted June 8, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    It truly is faith, family and farming for St. Joseph’s – Ellendale church members.

    When fellow member, Tim Vondrak, 64, of Hinton, was injured in a farming accident on March 8 of this year, it became

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