Pink Ladies support cancer patients

Posted November 9, 2018 at 8:53 pm

by Dodie Hook

In Southeast South Dakota there is a group of women known as the Southeast Area Pink Ladies who are not only a dart league, but also raise funds for cancer patients within a 30 mile radius of Hudson, SD. The dart league, with about 30 members, is out of Waddy’s in Hudson.

Those fighting cancer are given a care package full of helpful items to make life easier such as a neck pillow, lap blanket, sanitizing wipes, lotion, lozenges, etc., along with a check to be used where the patient chooses.

Since the chapter was started, the Pink Ladies have donated $12,000 and 34 care packages — helping a total of 36 families who

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    Learning the three ‘R’s — 1800s style

    By Julie Ann Madden

    On Oct. 24, West Sioux’s Ireton kindergartners and first graders had class at the Ireton Country School — learning just as their ancestors did more than 100 years ago.

    (Above) They began their school day with raising the American flag and reciting the Pledge to the Allegiance like their great-grandparents would have. Next, they returned to “today” reciting their Positive Behavior Instructional Support (PBIS)

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    A-W student chosen for Opus Honor Choir

    An Akron-Westfield student was recently selected for participation in the 32nd annual Opus Honor Choir Festival.

    Eighth grader Tyler Ford was chosen for the Grades 7-8 Bass Clef Chorus.

    Close to 3,000 students were nominated by their directors for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs. Selections were made by means of a recorded audition.

    Guest conductors of the choirs include Michelle

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    A-W tramples SOS Wolverines!

    By Hank Krause

    The South O’Brien Wolverines were the visitors on Friday, October 12. I watched SOS warm up and they seemed to be a very imposing sight. They were very big, disciplined, and ready to play. But they were no match for Akron-Westfield, who came away with a 38-13 win.

    A-W kicked off with a strange “pooch” kick to give SOS the ball on their own 40. SOS used 12 plays as Tristan

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    Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Parent-Teacher Conferences are Monday, October 22 and Tuesday, October 23 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Students will be released from school at 2:20 PM both days.

    Due to conferences, there will be no school on Friday, October 26.


    MS Volleyball Team Finishes Season

    The seventh and eighth grade girls who played on the Akron-Westfield middle school volleyball teams:

    1st Row: Ryenn Beavers, Ellie Martinsen, Josalyn Bruget, Jenna Smith, Josie Smith,

    Caylee Petersen, Emma Rolfes, Katie Johnson, Lauryn Saathoff,

    2nd Row: Savannah Bursell, Mallory McGill, Emma Milbrodt, Annie Newton, Alyse Gustavson,

    Audrey Miller, Natalie Olson, Coach Rachel Kelderman,

    3rd Row: Savannah Squibb,

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    Senior Spotlight


    Ten Napel

    By: Shaylee Siebens

    Alyson Ten Napel, daughter of Jason and Dawn Derochie, was born on March 7, 2001, in Sioux City, Iowa.

    Alyson has one sibling Tanner. Alyson is also called Aly.

    Alyson is currently employed at Thorson’s in Akron. Alyson’s pastimes are National and State FFA Convention and

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    Question Of The Week

    By: Shaylee Siebens

    Students and staff of Akron-Westfield were asked, “If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why?”

    Aaron Hartman responded that he would like to live in Alaska, because he wants to see the Northern Lights someday and he thinks it would be cool to see sunshine for all twenty-four hours and the rugged living would be challenging.

    Emma Noll

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    Akron man takes business ‘out on his own’

    By Julie Ann Madden

    An Akron man is celebrating his 40th year laying flooring.

    For the last 10 years, Don Audas subcontracted installation jobs through Carpet Central in Hawarden. Some local jobs he’s done can be seen at First Baptist Church, Big Springs Baptist Church, and the Akron Veterinary Clinic.

    As his father taught him the business in

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    A-W volleyball drops two matches

    The A-W volleyball team dropped two matches last week. On Oct. 2 A-W lost 3-0 to Hinton. Set scores: 17-25, 20-25, 20-25. Then on Oct. 4 lost 3-1 to Gehlen. Set scores: 16-25, 25-22, 15-25, 11-25.

    Vs Hinton

    Kailee Tucker had seven kills, 15 digs, two block assists, 9 of 10 serves with one ace.

    Brooke Koele had three kills, two assists, two digs.

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