Work continues on new electrical station

Posted August 29, 2018 at 3:41 pm

With the footings set, workers can begin the process of erecting the new electrical station along Iowa HIghway 12 in Akron. Once it’s complete, the old station will be taken down.

    Meeting with Sen. Grassley’s office is Sept. 4 in Akron

    Jacob Bossman, representative of US Senator Charles Grassley in 19 counties in Northwest Iowa including Plymouth, will be holding a meeting Tuesday, Sept. 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Akron Public Library, 350 Reed St.

    According to Bossman, part of his job is to hold an annual open meeting, a traveling office hour, in each county to take opinions about the issues of the day and to help Iowans who are experiencing problems with a federal agency (IRS, VA, Social Security, immigration, etc.).

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    Merrigan announces candidacy for SD Senate

    If we look to the

    timeless horizon of our

    common humanity and

    purpose, our political

    structure, imperfect as

    it may sometimes be,

    will always be based

    on the ideals of truth,

    tolerance, respect for self

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    Supervisors pursue joining NWIACC

    By Julie Ann Madden

    In less than 60 days, Plymouth County Supervisors have gone from proposing Northwest Iowa Care Connections (NWIACC) join Plymouth and Sioux Counties’ Sioux Rivers Regional Mental Health & Disabilities Services to being invited to join them.

    At their Aug. 7 meeting, Supervisor Chairman Don Kass said he, Supervisor Mark Loutsch, and Sioux County Sioux Rivers’ representatives met with NWIACC reps on June 27 in Primghar.

    “We have to explore

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    National Night Out held in Akron

    On Aug. 7, Akron Fire-Rescue and Police members welcomed more than 120 people to the Akron Fire Station where they learned about local firefighting, police and ambulance operations, ate pizza and enjoyed activities during National Night Out.

    (photo) Firefighter Dan Rolfes assists fireman-to-be Graham Huls.

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    211 Reed St. building comes down

    On Monday, the former Jacobson Auto Parts building at 211 Reed St. was demolished.

    Akron city officials condemned the building a couple years ago, and in September 2016, owner Clayton Jacobson moved his business to the city’s 300 Reed St. building.

    The building was taken down by Bill Boyer of Hawarden’s crew.

    According to Jacobson, the building had been built in the 1940s

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    A-W volleyball goes 1-3 against Westwood

    Posted August 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

    It took four close sets but Westwood pulled out the 3-1 victory over the Lady Westerners Aug. 24 in the season opener on the Lady Westerners’ home court. Scores were 25-20 (l), 25-18 (W), 30-28 (L),

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    A-W Falls to Westwood in opener

    Posted August 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners opened the season with a loss to the Rebels of Westwood of Sloan, 7-6. August 24 was the opening game for the 2018 season

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    Volleyball readies for season

    Posted August 22, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team, under the direction of new Head Coach Robyn Van Eldik and Assistant Coach Sarah Schroeder, is readying for the new season following their annual scrimmage Aug. 17. Action begins at home Aug. 23 when the Westerners face Westwood. First

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    A-W faces Unity Christian in annual football scrimmage

    Posted August 22, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The annual Soap- Sports drink scrimmage was held on August 17 on the hill for the Akron-Westfield football team. They had a new format, which for me, I think it’s a good idea. The

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    Football holds annual scrimmage

    Posted August 22, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    A-W (r) scrimmages against Unity Christian at the annual Sports Drink Scrimmage Aug. 17.

    Volleyball holds annual scrimmage

    Posted August 22, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    The Akron-Westfield Volleyball team held its annual Sports Drink Scrimmage Aug. 17 at the school. The varsity team scrimmaged against the Junior Varsity and C teams. There are 27 out for volleyball with 11 on the

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    A-W uses extra inning to beat West Monona

    Posted July 18, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls’ softball team advances to the state tournament with a 6-5 win in eight innings in the Class 1A Region 8 championships on July 9.

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    90th Birthday

    Posted August 22, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    On August 22, Alta Johnson will celebrate her 90th birthday. If you would like to send a birthday greeting to Alta, please send to P.O. Box 73, Akron IA, 51001.

    Couple celebrates 50 years

    Posted August 22, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Jeanne and Barry Klave of Akron will be celebrating their 50th anniversary Aug. 26, 2018 with an Open House. The Klaves were united in marriage Aug. 31, 1968, when a young Jeanne and Barry said “I

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News Archived

    Calendar of Events

    Sat., Aug. 11

    • 7th annual Craig Tractor Ride registration 8:30 a.m. Craig City Park Shelter House. Stop

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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

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