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Creating their own Holocaust Museum

Posted April 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

Studying history was much more than reading textbooks, taking tests and writing papers for Akron-Westfield eighth graders.

In their study of the Holocaust, the 36 students created their own Holocaust Museum and shared it with approximately 250 others, including fellow Grades 4-7 students and teachers, parents, and school board members.

The students created a Jewish home, a train car, cattle car and concentration camp based on the book, “Daniel’s Story,” which shares stories of children who experienced the Holocaust in Germany; the Lodz, Poland, ghetto; Auschwitz, Germany concentration camps; and their ultimate freedom at Buchenwald, Germany.

Each student had an individual project

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    ‘Keep Akron Doctors’ petitions available

    Posted April 26, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    A group of concerned citizens has started a petition drive in hopes of keeping Akron’s three doctors.

    The petition states:

    “All three of Akron’s medical doctors are resigning as

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    A-W continues negotiations with CVA

    Posted April 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Although the Akron-Westfield School Board took no official action on their Total Motors property, they did give consensus to move forward with negotiating a purchase agreement.

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    City-Wide Rummage May 5 – 6

    Posted April 19, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Got too much stuff, stuff stacked too high, or just need some extra cash? Reserve a spot in Akron’s City Wide Rummage scheduled for May 5-6. Deadline to sign up is Thursday, April 27 at The Akron Hometowner. Cost is $20.

    Akron Lanes closes, for sale

    Posted April 26, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Five years ago, he came to Akron to fulfill his dream of owning a business.

    But April 20, Tim Lovrien officially closed the doors of Akron’s

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    Apply for an Iowa deer tag Application

    Posted April 26, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    It’s time to start planning! The 2017 nonresident application period for deer hunting in Iowa is quickly approaching.

    Hunters can apply to hunt in the following deer seasons: Archery, Shotgun 1, Shotgun 2 or Late Muzzleloader.

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    Easter comes to Akron a day early

    Posted April 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Easter came a day early for the youngsters of Akron, or at least the Easter Bunny did!

    Saturday, April 15 Easter festivities began with an Easter Egg Hunt

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    Letters to editor

    Posted April 14, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    To the Editor:

    News that all three of Akron’s doctors have resigned has left residents of Akron and the surrounding community in a state of shock. Although very little can be said about the reason for their

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    Neighbors’ yards are not path to ball fields

    Posted April 14, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Living next to a park or ball field can be an asset but it is also a liability for nearby homeowners.

    That is the message that Charles and Diane Von Hagel of

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    Akron Drainage Ditchto be repaired this summer

    Posted April 7, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Plymouth County Supervisors unanimously approved repairs to the Akron Drainage Ditch this summer at their March 28 meeting when they convened

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    Six plex sale final

    Posted April 7, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    With the legal changes made so all property issues of the Village South Apartments property were resolved, Akron councilors took the final action to sell its property commonly known as the Six-Plex at their March 28 meeting.

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    Hawkins elected sheep board president

    Posted April 7, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Dr. Travis Hawkins, of Akron, was elected as president of the Northwest Iowa Sheep Producers.

    He began his duties of the position at the NWISP annual banquet Jan. 14, 2017, in Le Mars.

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    Akron firefighters battle structure fire

    Posted April 7, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    At about 4:30 p.m. on a windy Wednesday, March 22, Akron firefighters were called to the Dennis and Diane Smith farm at 18387 K-13 in rural Akron. A 20-year-old large machine shed was fully

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    A-W boys golf continues to improve

    Posted April 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Akron-Westfield boys golf continues to improve as the season progresses. As of April 20 they are 4-2.

    “The boys are improving week by week and are starting to shoot some scores that are very respectful. We

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    A-W girls golf remains undefeated

    Posted April 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield girls’ golf team remains undefeated through April 20 at 6-0.

    “The girls continue to out play their opponents each and every meet. If we can continue to shoot scores like we have, we have

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    Westerners get seven firsts

    Posted April 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Akron-Westfield boys’ track competed at the 27th annual Hinton Blackhawks Boys Relays April 20 in Hinton.

    First place finishers

    for the Westerners

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    Girls’ track finishes second at Hinton

    Posted April 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Akron-Westfield girls’ track placed second in Class B at the Hinton Blackhawk Girls Invite April 18 in Hinton.

    There were two classes at the meet (Class A and Class B) with seven schools in each division.

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    Lady Westerners compete at Warriorette Relays

    Posted April 26, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Akron-Westfield tracksters competed in the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Warriorette Relays’ Class A Division on April 20.

    First Place

    The Lady Westerners came home with no first places.

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    A-W girls defeat UC at golf meet

    Posted April 14, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    The Akron-Westfield girls golf team defeated Unity Christian, 190-207, April 3 in Orange City in a conference meet.

    Top golfer for A-W and placing first overall at the meet was Bailey Davis who shot a 42.

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    A-W boys golf falls to UC

    Posted April 14, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    The Akron-Westfield boys golf team lost to Unity Christian, 167-191, April 3 in a conference meet.

    Top scorer for the Westerners was Daniel Martinsen shooting a 44 and placing fourth overall. Other scores and places were:

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    Lady Westerners place second at MMC

    Posted April 14, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The Akron-Westfield track team brought home seven first places from the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn track meet April 3 in Marcus.

    Lady Westerners

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    Bowling Tournament held at Akron Lanes

    Posted April 7, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    The Akron Men’s Bowling Association held the 56th annual City Tournament Feb. 7 thru Feb. 23 at the Akron Lanes. Entries included nine teams, 31 doubles, and 33 singles. Twenty-three bowlers competed in All Events. Cashing in each event was:

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    A-W tracksters bring home three firsts

    Posted April 7, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    On March 25, the Akron-Westfield Track Team competed in the Sioux City West Coed Meet, bringing home several top placings.

    Schools competing in this meet were

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    True Mayflowers

    Posted April 19, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    It’s true — April showers bring May flowers! Thanks to Steve Welch for sharing these with us at The Akron Hometowner from a field near Westfield. Something we didn’t know existed – Mayflowers!

    What’s going on?

    Posted April 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    By Becky Borchers

    I have taken the “Keep Akron’s Doctors” petition to the Care Center and found that the residents, their families, friends and staff were happy to sign. But all asked the same question, “What’s going

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    Celebrating 90th

    Posted April 14, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Oris Edsel Holden—local, retired farmer is turning 90!

    A loving husband to Orma May Strong for over 60 years and devoted father of four daughters (10

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    Dueling Pianos nets $6,700 for pool

    Posted April 7, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    From A’s Enterprises’ All-U-Can-Eat Mexican Buffet to the Dueling Pianos and door prizes, it was a great evening of entertainment and a great way to raise funds for the new Akron Swimming Pool Project.

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    Dakota Kids 4-H’ers celebrate National Ag Week

    Posted March 31, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    The Dakota Kids 4-H club met on Sunday, March 12, 2017. They talked about National Ag week and Ag Day.

    They made posters for various business to promote Agriculture. Ag Day is a day to recognize

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    Cattlemen enjoy steak, song

    Posted March 31, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    On March 18, local cattle producers celebrated at the annual banquet of the Plymouth County Cattlemen’s Association. Entertainment for the evening was musician Brian Detmers.

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    Akron officials ‘March for Meals’

    Posted March 31, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The saying, “raining like cats and dogs” was sure appropriate March 23 when Akron Mayor Sharon Frerichs and volunteer Nadine Philips headed

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    Tindall receives scholarship

    Posted March 31, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee member Kevin Eekhoff (l) presented Akron-Westfield senior Danika Tindall with a $500 Ag Division scholarship. The presentation was made during the Chamber’s annual Ag Luncheon March 21.

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