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Councilors split in backing mayor’s terminating Torrey

Posted May 5, 2016 at 8:17 pm

By Julie Ann Madden

More than 60 people packed the Akron City Hall April 26 to voice their opinions about Mayor Sharon Frerichs’ termination of Assistant Police Chief Phillip Torrey.

To start the discussion, Frerichs called for a motion to terminate Torrey, and Councilor Alex Pick made the motion and Councilor Denise Loutsch-Beitelspacher seconded it.

City Attorney David Stuart told the crowd the council’s vote was basically to support the mayor’s decision as she has the ability to appoint or dismiss and had made the termination decision with other city personnel on April 15, the date on which a special “closed session” council meeting was held and where no action had

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    A sign Spring has arrived

    Posted April 29, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    The pelicans came in to the Big Sioux Recreation Area in Hawarden on March 26 this year. They have been coming for years and come right before Easter every year. Every morning the west

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    Chubs Country Store: Opening late summer

    Posted April 29, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Facility research, designing and planning for a convenience store in downtown Akron is done and this week, weather permitting, the building’s walls will be going up.

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    Akron postmaster retires Friday

    Posted April 29, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    “I’m going to enjoy the outdoors as much as I can for the most part,” Postmaster Craig Bobier told The Akron Hometowner as

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    Chuggers closes

    Posted April 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    After eight years, Chuggers bar owners shut the doors.

    The establishment, located at 230 Reed St., was owned by Cody Moffatt.

    But the familiar face behind the bar was

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    The Anderson Report by Senator Bill Anderson

    Posted April 29, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Thank you for the honor of representing you in the Iowa Senate. Please feel free to contact me with your questions, comments and ideas. You can reach me at 712-898-2505 or email to bill.anderson@legis.iowa.gov.

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    Akron officials terminate assistant police chief

    Posted April 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    At 10:36 a.m., Akron councilors met in closed session for four minutes Friday, April 15, but took no action in open session.

    The meeting was called

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    Akron to raise its utility rates

    Posted April 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron councilors plan to raise the city’s utility rates Tuesday, April 26.

    First, they will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m., where residents can voice

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    It’s a family affair

    Posted April 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

    The recent production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” last weekend at Akron Opera House contained nine members of the Skip Harris family. From left, Amy (Director and Narrator) and Kevin (Orchestra conductor) Linder

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    Memory Loss

    Posted April 19, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    The Alzheimer and Memory Loss Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the South Dakota Alzheimer’s Association, will meet Monday, April 25, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Vermillion Public Library. in Vermillion, S.D.

    All caregivers of memory

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    Special Olympians earn honors at Spring Games

    Posted April 29, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Four area Special Olympics participants competed in the Northwest Iowa Spring Games, a track and field meet at Dordt College in Sioux Center.

    Results included:

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    A-W girls gain two more dual wins

    Posted April 29, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ track and field team continued to show good progress at the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Relays held April 22 in Hartley.

    “The girls are getting better and improving

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    A-W girls track aims for strong finish

    Posted April 29, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ track and field team continued to show good progress at the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Relays held April 22 in Hartley.

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    A-W’s Lavaway wins at SB-L Relays

    Posted April 29, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ track and field team competed at the Warriorette Relays April 21 hosted by Sergeant Bluff-Luton.

    The Lady Westerners’ highlight was Morgan Lavaway winning the High

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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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    Want to know A-W Girls Scouts do?

    Posted April 19, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Stop by the Akron Public Library this month and check out the local Girl Scouts troops’ display and read what the troops have been doing this school year and why it’s such a

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    Eli Rose Less

    Posted April 19, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Welcome Baby!

    Mitch and Liz Less, of Akron, are happy to announce the arrival of their daughter, Eli Rose. She was born at 8:44 p.m. on March 10, 2016, at Mercy

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    Akron Legionnaires begin flag fundraiser

    Posted April 13, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Imagine if every Akron home had two flags in their yards on special occasions. What a message it would say about the Akron community’s appreciation of our country and its veterans.

    Albert E. Hoschler American Legion

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    Akron Historical Society begins museum summer programs

    Posted April 7, 2016 at 5:00 am

    On the first Saturday of each month, the Akron Historical Society will open the Akron Area Museum from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    But first, to kick off the “Saturdays at the Akron Museum,” there will be

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    Akron librarians offer ‘amnesty’ during National Library Week

    Posted April 7, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Have an overdue library book? Or just found that book your child didn’t return years ago? The Akron librarians have just the solution.

    Return overdue library materials to the Akron Public Library during National Library Week,

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