MS Girls split with Hinton

Posted February 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

by: Kortney Hedlund

The Akron-Westfield Middle School girls battled against Hinton on Thursday, February 19, at Hinton.

The “B-team” lost a tough game with a final score of 17-21. Kailey Tucker led the team with six points. Victoria Gutierrez added three points.

The “A-team” crushed the Lady Blackhawks with a score of 40-17. Leading scorer, Lilly Kenny, had 16 points. Jaden Harris helped the team with 11 points, and Brooke Koele added 10 points.

    MS Wrestlers battle at three meets: Westwood, Central Lyon and Le Mars

    by: Kortney Hedlund

    The middle school wrestlers traveled to Westwood on February 9.

    Akron-Westfield, West Sioux, Sioux Center, Westwood, and Sheldon-South O’Brien attended the Westwood Tournament.

    Those who won by pins were Aaron Hartman, Chance Foster, Jack Anderson, and Taylor Heeren. Adam Allard also had two pins to add to the team.

    Winning by decision were Jack Anderson in overtime, and Cameron Bergman.

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    MS Girls defeat the Hawks

    by: Kortney Hedlund

    The seventh and eighth grade teams played Remsen St. Mary’s at home on February 17.

    The seventh grade team won the game 14-13. Kailee Tucker lead the game with 10 points. Jayla Berg added 4 points to the team.

    The eighth graders won 31-11. Lilly Kenny had 16 points and lead the team. Jayden Harris followed with 7 points, and trailing right behind with 6 points was Brooke Koele.


    Please remember to turn your senior pictures in to Mr. Thonstad as soon as possible.

    You can also email your senior pictures to

    Question of the Week

    by: Hannah Koele

    This week’s question of the week is What is your favorite kind of M&Ms?

    Mrs. Jill Schroeder, Miss Catie Gale, Juan Sanchez, Jon Twohig, and Mike O’Byrne all replied with Peanut M&Ms being their favorite.

    Kyle Johnson responded, “Red Chocolate.”

    Ty Carl said, “Pretzel.”

    Elementary Student Addison Vossberg replied, “Plain

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    Joke of the Week

    Why did the frog take the bus to work?

    His car got toad.

    Kindergarten Roundup scheduled for March

    by: Tabitha Banks

    Kindergarten Roundup for the Akron-Westfield Community School District is scheduled Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20, 2015.

    Children must be five years old on or before September 15, 2015, in order to be eligible for discovergarten and kindergarten this fall. If you have a child eligible for Roundup and have not received a letter, please call 568-3322 for further information.

    Reminder: There will not be discovergarten or kindergarten classes

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    Transition Day scheduled for March

    by: Tabitha Banks

    Transition Day will be held Friday March 13, 2015.

    This is an opportunity for future elementary students to experience what school will be like the following year. They will be involved in activities such as story time and recess. They also eat lunch here.

    Transition Day is for the children to get comfortable going to the school. The children will need to come with either a preschool teacher or

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    Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduled in March

    Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, and Wednesday, March 4, from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

    There will be no school on Friday, March 6 due to conferences.

    All parents are invited to attend to learn how their students are doing in the classroom and in school.

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    Senior Spotlight



    by: Hannah Koele

    Seth Gregory Klemme, son of Greg and Paulette Klemme, was born on January 14, 1997, in Sioux City, Iowa.

    Seth has two older sisters, Meagan and Kaitlan.

    Throughout high school, Seth has been involved in FFA, Choir, and Football, which is

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