Posted February 5, 2020 at 8:58 pm

Beginning February 26

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    Caucus Sites Monday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.

    Denmocrat Caucus Sites for Plymouth County

    • Precinct 1) Portland Township and city of Akron, Akron-Westfield High School Auditorium, 850 Kerr Dr., Akron

    • Precinct 2) Meadow, Remsen, Henry, and Garfield Townships, excluding cities of Remsen and Kingsley, MMCRU High School Cafeteria, 511 Roosevelt St., Remsen

    • Precinct 3) Struble, Elgin and America Townships, Excluding city of Le Mars, Le Mars Community Middle School Auditorium, 977 3rd Avenue SW, Le Mars

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    Police exchange places

    By Julie Ann Madden

    At their Jan. 14 meeting, Akron councilors accepted Police Officer Andrew Hansen’s resignation — exactly one year from his date of hire.

    Hansen has accepted a police officer position with the City of Hinton. His last full-time day on the job in Akron was Jan. 2. However, he will continue to serve as Akron’s reserve officer.

    Councilor Denise Loutsch-Beitelspacher made the motion to accept Hansen’s resignation and Councilor Ryan

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    Westfield officials take office

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Before 2019 dipped into history, the Westfield council reorganized to continue municipal operations.

    At 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 31 at Westfield City Hall, outgoing Mayor Mike Tadlock met with Councilor Beth Terpstra, who was elected to the mayoral seat in the November 2019 election. He issued her the mayoral Oath of Office and bid farewell to City Hall.

    At 3:30 p.m., Terpstra conducted her first mayoral duties with the

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    Spink Cafe will open in Elk Point

    According to the Spink Cafe Facebook page, the Otten family plans to open the Spink Cafe soon in the old American Legion, 103 E. Main St., in Elk Point, S.D. The Spink Cafe located on Highway 48 was deemed a total loss after a fire broke out Nov. 10, 2019.

    Watch for more information in future issues of The Akron Hometowner.

    Jan. 1: Bill of Sale required for transferring vehicle titles

    Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the Plymouth County Treasurer’s Office will require customers to provide a Bill of Sale when transferring titles to motor vehicles between private parties. A Bill of Sale or purchase agreement is already required for vehicles purchased from a dealership.

    The Iowa State County Treasurer’s Association (ISCTA) in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR) aim to substantiate vehicle purchase prices, which have a direct impact on the fees that are remitted to the State’s Road Use Tax fund.

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    Akron Community Foundation is accepting grant applications

    The Akron Community Foundation (ACF), an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation, is accepting grant applications from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and units of local government that serve the Akron community. The deadline for applying is Feb. 1, 2020.

    Since 2006, over $316,000 has been awarded to help address community needs in the areas of arts and culture, civic affairs, education, health, and human services.

    The ACF Advisory Board is aware that service clubs and organizations have an important role

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    Thorson Drug burglarized

    By Julie Ann Madden

    There have been lots of leads regarding last week’s burglary at Thorson Drug in Akron but no arrest yet, Akron Police Chief Bill Young told The Akron Hometowner Sunday evening in a phone interview.

    In the wee hours of Wednesday, Dec. 4, a single white man, approximately 6’ to 6’2” tall and weighing at least 160 lbs., wearing a dark-colored ski mask and gloves with Carhart-type jacket and light-colored pants broke into Akron’s only pharmacy through

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    Westfield officials settle theft claim

    By Julie Ann Madden

    At their Nov. 18 meeting, Westfield councilors learned they would be receiving a little more than originally thought from their insurance company.

    Westfield City Clerk Talia Evenson told the four councilors present, their new City Attorney, Justin Vondrak of Bauerly & Langel PLC in Le Mars, was able to get them an additional $2,358.63 on their insurance claim settlement from alleged theft by former City Clerk Angela Sorensen.

    City officials had originally asked for a settlement of

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    Hawkins wins A-W District 5 seat

    By Julie Ann Madden

    After the election polls closed Nov. 5, it took another week to declare a winner for the Akron-Westfield District 5 seat, which was decided by write-in votes.

    When the polls closed, there were still 40 absentee ballots that had not been turned in, according to Plymouth County Auditor/Commissioner of Elections Stacey Feldman.

    With write-in candidate Kaylene Hawkins having 48 votes and Jerod Welch 32 votes, the race was too

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