Akron’s Avenue of Flags honors 452 veterans

Posted May 26, 2016 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

Weather permitting, there will be 452 veterans’ flags flying this Memorial Day in the Akron City Park.

The Avenue of Flag honors deceased veterans of Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Grenada–Panama, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom.

The Avenue of Flags will include 11 new veterans’ flags, which will be dedicated at the Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186’s Memorial Day Program, starting at 10 a.m. at the Gazebo in the Akron City Park.

Flags to be dedicated

James Claeys, Vietnam War, U.S. Navy

Larry Claeys, Vietnam War,

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    A-W graduates 36 May 22, 2016

    Posted May 26, 2016 at 5:00 am

    12 boys led football team to state runner-up title

    9 All-State Speech honors

    2 students with seats in heaven –

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    Memorial Day: A time to honor…a time to remember

    Posted May 26, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    A photograph. A certificate of military training. A military discharge form. Just a few mementos.

    That’s all many families have of their loved ones’ military service

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    A-W Class of 2016 sets new valedictorian record

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The Class of 2004 has held the record for the class with the Most Valedictorians in Akron-Westfield history. It’s a record of seven that was

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    A-W names McCully new business manager

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Handling the finances of the Akron-Westfield School District will be Mandy McCully, who replaces Business Manager-Board Secretary Cari Brogden who resigned recently.

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    Westfield City Hall renovation

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

    On May 10, Westfield councilors took a tour of City Hall renovations. It’s been more than five months since a nighttime fire destroyed the interior of the town’s brick city hall. According

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    Boyer makes full restitution

    Posted May 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The former treasurer who misappropriated funds from the Akron Senior Center has repaid what he took, according to Akron city officials.

    At their April 5 meeting,

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    ‘Click n Pick’ opens Sunday in Akron

    Posted May 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The city’s new spec building on the south side in the first block of Reed Street has its second business opening next week.

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    What should Care Center focus be?

    Posted May 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Should the Akron Care Center trustees pay off theloan for the Village North Apartments (8-plex)?

    That was the question trustees asked Care Center Administrator Alan Bruinsma

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    Doc Walker Trio wraps up Opera House season

    Posted May 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

    The Akron Opera House is presenting The Doc Walker Trio, May 14 — it’s back by popular demand so make plans now to attend.

    The Doc Walker Trio consists of three musicians: Doc Walker, pianist and

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    A-W seeks bids for 2016 Annual Projects

    Posted May 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Expanding the parking paved areas, increasing safety with parking lot lighting, remodeling the ICN Room and renovating the kitchen loading dock area are

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    Akron organizations request municipal LOST funds

    Posted May 10, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The Akron Children’s Center, Akron Golf Club Inc., Akron Opera House, and Akron Historical Society requested financial assistance from city coffers.

    Each year councilors decide how

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    Steven H. Musson Memorial Emergency Services Grant offered

    Posted May 10, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    The Floyd Valley Foundation, along with the Musson family, have announced that they will be accepting applications for the Steven H. Musson Memorial Emergency Services Grant until May 31, 2016.

    To be eligible, the applicant(s) must

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    A-W: Regional first round

    Posted May 25, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    girls’ golf champs

    By Steve Peterson

    On a sunny spring May 16 in Hull, the Akron-Westfield girls’ golf team won the Class 1A

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    DeRocher qualifies in 110 Hurdles

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield junior Ty DeRocher provided the Westerners’ highlight at the West Sioux Class 1A Boys Qualifying Track and Field meet by winning the

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    Lavaway qualifies for state track

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ track and field season will continue for one state qualifier who advanced at the West Sioux Class 1A State Qualifying meet

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    Westerners just miss regional golf spot

    Posted May 17, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ golf team saw its season end at the Boyden-Hull Sectional at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Hull on a wet and frigid May 13.

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    Northwestern softball year ends for A-W alumni

    Posted May 17, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Northwestern College’s softball team ended its season in a winning fashion May 2 with a sweep in Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) action against Hastings. NWC won 3-1 in Game One and 6-4 in Game Two.

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    Westerners receive football honors

    Posted May 17, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    All football players left the Akron-Westfield High School Athletic Banquet with some cherished hardware that will occupy prominent places in their homes and businesses forever.

    “The school

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    Westerners finish year eighth in WEC

    Posted May 17, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ golf team finished fifth of six teams at the weather-threatened War Eagle Conference Meet May 9 at The Ridge Golf Course in Sioux Center.

    A-W

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    Again: A-W has high softball expectations

    Posted May 17, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s softball squad had a 28-5 record in 2015 and won the War Eagle Conference title for the 13th straight year. Now, A-W will try for conference title No. 14 in a row in

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    Girls’ regional golf assignments announced

    Posted May 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ golf team will be competing at the Class 1A Boyden-Hull First Round Regional Meet on Monday, May 16 at Rolling Hills Country Club in Hull.

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    40th Anniversary

    Posted May 25, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    The family of Robert and Linda Bouwman would like to celebrate with a card shower in honor

    of their 40th Wedding Anniversary ~ May 28,

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    Engagement announced

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Russ and Beth Van Beek of Akron, Iowa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cristy Lee Van Beek to Bradley Joseph Bunt, the son of Dave and Jan Bunt of Aberdeen, S.D.

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    ‘Pay It Forward’ gift bestowed in Akron

    Posted May 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

    There are really angels among us, according to an Akron man who received an anonymous gift in the mail on Friday.

    “I really don’t know what to write but just “Thank you,” said Jed Gross of

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    CASA volunteers are needed

    Posted May 17, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    May is National Foster Care Month. A child is in need of a Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteer today!

    There are more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. In Iowa alone, nearly

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    The Paper Barn gets a face lift

    Posted May 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

    During the past few weeks repairs were made to the Paper Barn by Bob Watson, Dee Watson, James Kiger, and Lynette Kiger. The Barn was painted on May 2 by Akron- Westfield FFA members

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    Engagement Announced

    Posted May 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Mark and Sonya Eskra of Akron, Iowa, are happy to announce the engagement of their son Eric Eskra to Hannah Adams, daughter of Don and Mary Adams of Davenport, Iowa.

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    Flag donations are being accepted now

    Posted May 5, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Albert E Hoschler Post 186 of the American Legion is preparing for its annual Memorial Day Services and Avenue of Flags on May 30, 2016.

    If anyone has a flag of a deceased veteran that they

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    Engagement Announced

    Posted April 29, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Brad and Chris Harvey of Akron are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Marissa Harvey, to Jeremiah Fuller, son of Betty and Bob Reitz of Toledo, Iowa.

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    Financial guides now added to Akron Library

    Posted April 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    April is National Financial Literacy Month. In honor of that, Legacy Financial donated The ABC’s of Getting Out of Debt audio book by Garrett Sutton, The Total Money Makeover book by Dave

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