DNR gives fish new home at River’s Bend

Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

By Steve Peterson

Plymouth County Conservation Board’s River’s Bend Wildlife Area is now home to thousands of blue gills, which were stocked on a windy April 15 at the park’s pond near Akron.

A second stocking of fish, Large Mouth Bass, was planned for April 21.

The Bluegills will not be mature fish until next summer, said Plymouth County Conservation Executive Director Nick Beeck, but the lake is open for fishing. Fishermen will have better luck at catching the Large Mouth Bass as these are mature fish.

Mike Hawkins of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Spirit Lake office brought the fish to Akron. The fish originally came from a

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    From the Desk of Representative Chuck Soderberg

    As we move into the last weeks of the Iowa General Assembly, week fourteen was the week after the second legislative deadline when most of the policy committees must complete their work. This means the number of eligible bills that can be considered this year were reduced even further. The Appropriations and Ways and Means Committees continue to work on preparing next year’s budget and tax issues, respectively.

    What Should the State’s Budget be Based On – the Maximum Expenditure Limitation, or the On-Going Revenue?

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    The Anderson Report

    By Iowa Senator Bill Anderson

    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.

    Budget Process

    The budget process starts with state agencies submitting their budget requests on or before Oct. 1 preceding the upcoming Legislative session.

    Next, the Revenue Estimating

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    Artist’s work at Akron Library

    Submitted by

    Mary A. Campbell

    Rural Ireton resident Judy Zoeller’s walls are nearly bare at home while her beautiful and varied paintings are on display at the Akron Public Library.

    “My children laugh at me,” said Zoeller, “but where else would I keep my paintings?”

    Zoeller has always loved to draw, but it was not until her

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    A-W students win Iowa Radon Video Contest

    Akron-Westfield community members need to stop and check out Westerner students’ 2015 Iowa Radon Video Contest entries at youtube.com. To view the students’ entries, subscribe to A-W Speech Projects once at the YouTube website.

    Four of the top 10 entries in this American Lung Association contest were A-W’s and were selected to compete in the “Most Views Contest.” Akron-Westfield did not place in this portion of the contest but two of the entries found success in the official contest.

    The American

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    Flags sought for Akron Avenue of Flags

    Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186 is preparing for its annual Memorial Day program and Avenue of Flags, which will be held Monday, May 25.

    They are accepting flags of deceased veterans for the Avenue of Flags, which is set up over the Memorial Day holiday weekend in the Akron City Park.

    The flags received this year will be dedicated at the Memorial Day program on May 25 in the Akron City Park.

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    More information released on April 5’s fatality accident

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The Iowa State Patrol has released new information, including corrections of initial reports, regarding the fatality accident April 5 near Brunsville.

    First, all occupants in both vehicles were wearing seat belts, according to Iowa State Patrol Trooper Lynn Olesen, noting there had been reports of children not wearing child restraints.

    Brothers Adan Perez-Antonio, 9, and Shawn Perez-Antonio, 8, died from injuries received in the collision, which occurred about 8:38

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    Two boys killed in auto accident

    Editor’s Note: These children are not students at Akron-Westfield or West Sioux Community Schools.

    On Monday, Plymouth County Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo released the names of two Sioux City boys fatally injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday, just north of Brunsville at the intersection of County Roads C-16 and K-42.

    According to the press release, Adan Perez-Antonio, 9, and Shawn Perez-Antonio, 8, were killed in the accident. They were passengers in a 2005 Chevrolet

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    Nationwide membership program is available for emergency medical flights

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The last thing one thinks about in an emergency medical situation is how much will transportation to a hospital cost.

    The national average to be life-flighted on a medical services helicopter is $25,000 – $35,000, AirMedCare Network Membership Sales Manager Marie Schmitt told Akron councilors at their Feb. 10 meeting.

    Locally the average cost is well upward of $40,000, she said, adding insurance companies will pay about 50 to

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    Union County Electric to hold 78th Annual Meeting

    The 78th Annual Meeting of Members of Union County Electric Cooperative, Inc. will be held Monday, April 6 at the Elk Point-Jefferson Middle School Gymnasium.

    Registration will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the business session will begin at 6:30 p.m. Several displays featuring energy efficient electrical equipment will be available for members to view during the registration session.

    The meal will be served from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. The business meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m.

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