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Almost gone!

Posted May 16, 2019 at 5:52 pm

The old electrical station along Reed St. and Highway 12 is just about gone. Friday, May 10 crews were demolishing what remained of the old station and by Monday, the lot was cleared. There’s still a little cleaning up to do on the lot before it is totally done.

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    A-W’s NHD students compete at state — five advance to Nationals

    Seven of Akron-Westfield’s National History Day entries made it to the state finals, and five advanced to the National History Day Contest. Akron-Westfield’s National History Day students competing at the Iowa History Day Contest April 29 in Des Moines were (Front Row l-r:) Audrey Liebetrau, Allison Nixa, Dawson Trobaugh, Campbell Anderson, Dexter Briggs, Addison Nielsen, Ashley Zamora-Ruiz, Kelsey Saathoff, Austyn Koedam, Josie Jacobs, (Middle Row l-r:) Luke Meinen, Tanner Frerichs, Ciara Barron, Hayden Wahlberg, Daynen McKee, Ben Philips, Jack Schoenfelder, Corrinne Moffatt, Lainey Schuknecht,

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    Akron clinic welcomes new office manager

    By Julie Ann Madden

    MercyOne Akron Family Medicine Clinic has a new office manager.

    Valoria Kelly, of Jefferson, S.D., began at the Akron clinic on March 4.

    The Charlotte, N.C., native graduated from Harry P. Harding High School in Charlotte, N.C., in 1985.

    Kelly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1985 to 1991, earning the rank

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    Central Valley Ag, Henderson Co-op announce merger

    (Henderson NE & York NE) Henderson Co-op membership votes to approve unification with Central Valley Ag (CVA). Conducted by a mail-in ballot, the owners of Henderson Co-op approved the merger with CVA by a majority vote of 91.3%.

    “We are pleased that Henderson Co-op members have voted to unify the two cooperatives. Both Boards feel strongly that this unification will bring additional value to our members,” said Dave Beckman, CVA Board Chairman. “Central Valley Ag has a proud history on which the foundation has been laid

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    Suspicious man arrested in rural Plymouth County

    According to a Plymouth County sheriff’s report, on April 15, the Plymouth County Communications Center received a 911 call from a caller reporting a suspicious man knocking on the door and looking in the windows of his residence located on West Loop Road in rural Plymouth County.

    Deputies responded to West Loop Road and located a man identified as Jack Frances Rielly, age 56 of Sioux City, walking on West Loop Road.

    During the investigation, deputies located a prescription

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    Local entities receive Akron Community Foundation grants

    The Akron Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation, awarded six grants and scholarships totaling $35,607 to several location organizations and Akron-Westfield seniors.

    Since the first grants were announced in 2006, more than $316,000 has been awarded to support needs and services in the community provided by Akron nonprofit organizations.

    The mission of the Akron Community Foundation is to identify and fulfill community needs, impact future growth and development of Akron, promote volunteerism and enhance the quality

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    Iowa Farm Bureau unites farming neighbors, friends

    Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), the state’s largest grassroots farm organization, launched the Farming Community Disaster Exchange where Iowans can offer help to those impacted by the floods or to seek assistance. The online exchange, which can be found at IowaFarmBureau.com/floods, is a place where Iowans can offer goods and services to those who need it most.

    “As Iowans fight their way through this $2 billion devastation, it’s important to keep the lines

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    Easter activities set for Saturday, April 20

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 20 to be in Akron.

    The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce will have its annual Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Basket Hunt and the third annual Hop Down The Akron Trail.

    This year the activities will be even better for the Chamber’s annual Saturday-Before-Easter event.

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    Care Center begins Assisted Living study

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Since deciding to build the new Care Center facility, staff and community leaders have considered building an Assisted Living facility.

    The plan has been to expand the Care Center with such an addition to the east side of the new nursing home facility.

    Recently, city officials okayed allowing Care Center Administrator Alan Bruinsma to use the leftover nursing home’s Grain Train fundraising dollars to conduct a feasibility study and

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    Governor Reynolds receives expedited residential Major Disaster Declaration

    MARCH 21, 2019

    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds sent a letter on Thursday, March 21, to President Donald Trump requesting that he grant an expedited Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for 57 counties that have been severely impacted by the recent flooding along the Missouri River and other parts of the state.

    In the request to the president, Gov. Reynolds also indicated the State of Iowa will need federal recovery assistance, in addition to what is granted through a Presidential Disaster Declaration,

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