Calendar of Events

Posted August 10, 2018 at 8:04 pm

Sat., Aug. 11

• 7th annual Craig Tractor Ride registration 8:30 a.m. Craig City Park Shelter House. Stop at Akron Care Center about 9:30 a.m.

Mon., Aug. 13

• Akron Care Center 5th Anniversary. Photo being taken outside the bistro doors at 1:15 p.m. Any and all friends and family, staff and volunteers are welcome to be in the picture.

• Women bowlers meeting 7:30 p.m., Lazy Lanes Bowl & Grill

Wed., Aug. 15

• Akron Farmers Market, 5-7 p.m. Akron City Park, New Horizons Church serving.

Fri., Aug. 17

• Akron Truck & Tractor Pull,

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    MOVE OVER Law changed July 1

    Anyone who has changed a tire next to 70 MPH traffic will appreciate the MOVE OVER law update that took effect July 1.

    Since 2002, Iowa’s MOVE OVER law has required motorists to move over or slow down for certain stationary vehicles displaying flashing lights. This included patrol cars, fire trucks, ambulances, tow trucks, and road maintenance vehicles. Now this law will apply to motor vehicles displaying emergency flashing lights on the side of the road, such as passenger vehicles with hazard lights activated.

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    Monday morning accident sends one to hospital

    By Julie Ann Madden

    A three-vehicle accident Monday morning in Akron resulted in the driver being transported to an area hospital, then lifeflighted to another.

    Tamara E. Decker, 36, of Akron, was driving her 2009 Ford Edge westbound on Hardy Street when the vehicle struck two cars in the 300 block of Hardy Street, then continued westward to the 200 block of Hardy Street where the SUV struck the South Street Plaza building and adjacent electrical transformer box before coming

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    ‘Flood 2018’ ends

    The June Flood of 2018 is officially in the books with the reopening of Highway 48 July 1 wrote Akron Fire-Rescue Chief Shane Coyle on the department’s Facebook page.

    In reference to all the help received, Coyle said, “This cannot be done without the dedicated group of volunteers that I am so proud to lead as Fire Chief. Their dedication goes way beyond what most people will understand, missing days of work, sleepless nights, hours away from family and their lives put on hold.”

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    Iowa, U.S. soybean farmers disproportionately impacted by

    Statement is courtesy of 22 farmers who serve as directors of the Iowa Soybean Association

    “The U.S. soybean industry’s worst fears are coming to pass today with the implementation of tariffs on Chinese imports. This aggressive action positions Iowa and America’s soybean farmers directly in the crosshairs of a full-scale, multi-national trade war if China, as it has promised, imposes tariffs on U.S. soybean imports.

    “Short- and long-term consequences are significant. U.S. soybean prices are already far below the

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    Akron Council Who’s Who…

    Prior to the Akron councilors’ June 12 meeting, city officials posed for cameras. (Front Row l-r:) Councilors Joe Small, Kasey Mitchell, Alex Pick, (Back Row l-r:) Jenell Lanning, Denise Loutsch-Beitelspacher and Mayor Sharon Frerichs.

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    Snell exhibit opens at Museum

    Two attorneys who were the only father-son team ever to serve in the Iowa Supreme Court are the subject for a traveling exhibit now on display at the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars.

    The display, featuring Justice Bruce M. Snell Jr. and his father, Justice Bruce M. Snell Sr., officially opened on the first day of the Le Mars “Ice Cream Days” on Wednesday, June 13, and will continue through June 29. The exhibit is located in the main hallway on the first floor

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    Foot Care Clinic is June 18

    Nathanael Parish Health Ministry is offering foot care at Nathanael Lutheran Church on Monday, June 18.

    Anyone needing foot care is welcome to come.

    Professional screening, assessment, education, and foot care treatment will be provided by LuAnn Carlson, RN, who is trained and certified in foot care. Treatment includes toenails clipped and filed, electric grinding of thick nails, corns; and calluses buffed, plus blood pressure.

    To register for the Foot Care Clinic,

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    Westfield Council seeks sale bids on old Riversioux tornado slide

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Westfield’s insurance carrier has said the Riversioux tornado slide must be removed from the Westfield City Park — it is no longer deemed safe for children to play on.

    Therefore, Westfield councilors made the decision to put the slide up for sale. They are seeking sealed bids to sell it with the stipulation the new owners remove it from the park.

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    Primary Election: June 5

    Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5 in all 13 Plymouth County voting precincts.

    Voters going to the polls will be nominating officials for partisan offices ranging from State and County offices.

    REMINDER: All voters are required to show either an Iowa Driver’s License, non-operator ID, or 4-digit PIN number found on your Voter Identification Card in order to vote at the polls. If proper identification

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