A-W School election results

Posted September 20, 2017 at 6:52 pm

Director District 1

*Nick Schoenfelder 39

Scattering 9

Director District 2

(write in candidates)

*Pam Von Hagel 5

Kelly Pierce 2

Scattering 13

District 3

*Josh Martinsen 47

Scattering 0

District 4

*Cory Tucker 41

Scattering 7


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    Akron police officers embrace community

    By Julie Ann Madden

    “Things are going to be different,” newly-hired Akron Police Chief Bill Young told The Akron Hometowner at the end of his first week on the job. “The former department has passed.”

    “I’m going to establish a really good relationship and rebuild the trust between us and the community,” he explained, noting he believes strongly in small-town community policing. “We have a police department that’s going to

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    What is Iowa’s ‘Steer it Clear it’ Law?

    The dog days of summer are upon us and with the last push of summer vacation travel, the Iowa departments of Public Safety and Transportation are reminding Iowans of the “Steer it, Clear it” law that took effect July 1, 2017.

    Do you know what to do in the event of a fender bender where no one is injured? Iowa’s amended law (House File 313 to amend Iowa Code 321.262) requires the drivers of vehicles involved in a crash where there are no serious injuries to

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    A-W changes its Grading System

    By Julie Ann Madden

    With the Class of 2017 having 11 valedictorians, topping the list of changes for the Akron-Westfield 2017-2018 school year is the high school grading system.

    This week parents and guardians will be receiving a letter from A-W Grades 7-12 Principal Derek Briggs explaining the changes.

    The main difference is that the district is going from a four-point grading system to a 12-point system.

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    Akron police chief begins duties

    On Saturday, Sept. 9, Akron Police Chief William “Bill” Young was sworn into office by Akron Mayor Sharon Frerichs (r). Young recited the Oath of Office, then signed an official copy. His first actual day on the job was Monday, Sept. 11. At the swearing-in ceremony, city officials and family members were present.

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    Casey’s construction began Monday

    Construction of a new Casey’s General Store facility at the corner of Iowa Highways 3 and 12 has started. No completion date has been announced.

    Fall Bazaar set for Sept. 17 at Pleasant Hill Chapel

    The annual Pleasant Hill Chapel Fall Bazaar will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17 at the church located at 31141 476th Ave. near Spink, S.D.

    The Fall Bazaar includes a church service, program with special music, a fundraising auction and a potluck lunch.

    Everyone is welcome to enjoy the majestic hilltop view, fellowship, food and to donate items for the auction or to buy items at the auction.

    The Pleasant

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    A-W Homecoming Royalty candidates named

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The Westerners will have their annual week-long Homecoming celebration the week of Sept. 17.

    Last Wednesday, the Homecoming Royalty candidates were announced:

    Queen Candidates

    Selected for the Queen’s tiara are:

    • Kiana Appley, daughter of Dustin and Melinda Appley of Akron;

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    Akron council: No ambulance rig replacement

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron EMS will not be receiving an ambulance vehicle any time soon.

    That was the answer they received from Akron councilors at their Aug. 22 meeting.

    First, Akron EMS Director Lynette Kiger reported City Administrator Dan Rolfes had informed her the Akron EMS’ Vehicle Replacement Fund has been depleted by nearly 50 percent to pay over-budget operating expenses the past three years.

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    Three Akron vehicles stolen Monday morning

    By Julie Ann Madden

    In small towns, residents feel safe enough to not only leave their vehicles unlocked but the keys in them, too.

    But on Monday morning, three residents discovered their vehicles missing.

    One vehicle missing had been parked in the 500 block of North Street, one in the 400 block of South Eighth Street and the third was in the 500 block of Sargent Street.

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    Nemesio throws five TD passes

    Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    Westerner AJ Nemesio had a hot streak on Friday, Sept. 15 at Lawton-Bronson. Akron-Westfield dealt the Eagles a 43-14 pounding.

    Reagan Frankl was on the receiving end

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    A-W volleyball

    Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Vs. South O’Brien Sept. 12

    Akron-Westfield volleyball went 3-0 against South O’Brien. Scores: 25-18, 25-6, 25-18.

    West Sioux Tournament Sept. 16

    Akron-Westfield volleyball

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    A-W volleyball loses three to HLP

    Posted September 15, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team lost 3-0 to Harris-Lake Park, away Sept. 5. Match scores were 119-25, 16-25, 19-25.


    Kiana Appley: 1 kill, 2 assists, 3 digs, 2 solo blocks

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    A-W Westerners control Woodbury Central

    Posted September 15, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners had control of the Woodbury Central Wildcats from the start to the finish on Friday, September 8. A-W handed the Wildcats

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    A-W volleyball wins one, loses one

    Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team lost 3-0 to Unity Christian away Aug. 29. Match scores were 18-25, 17-25, 19-25.

    However, on Aug. 31 at home, A-W took three

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    Western Christian hands A-W a loss

    Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Class A Akron-Westfield Westerners battled Western Christian, ranked No. 6 in Class 1A, Sept. 1 in Hull. The Westerners lost 35-6 when

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    A-W volleyball opens with win

    Posted September 1, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team opened its season with a match win over Westwood Aug. 24 in Sloan, 3-2.

    Set scores: 26-24 (W), 25-23 (W), 16-25 (L), 20-25 (L), and 15-11 (W).

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    A-W wins opener over Hinton

    Posted September 1, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners opened the 2017 season on Aug. 25 at home with a 24-12 win over the visiting Hinton Blackhawks.

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    A fun night at the ballpark

    Posted August 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    A good crowd of over 250 people witnessed the Akron-Westfield Alumni play the A-W high school team to raise money for the swimming pool on Sunday,

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    Wesley United Methodist donates to Mobility Worldwide

    Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Recently, Ron Green and Duane Aldrich received an August Tithe check in the amount on $291 from Wesley United Methodist Church. Ron and Duane are volunteers for the Mobility Worldwide organization (also known as

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    Couple celebrates 60th anniversary

    Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Robert D. and Marlene (Vondrak) Pridie will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on September 24, 2017.

    The couple was married September 24,1957 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

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    ‘Game Day’ resumes at Akron Library

    Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Teachers have mandatory in-service programs during which students can go have fun at the Akron Public Library.

    The first Wednesday of each month when classes end early, the Akron librarians will be hosting a Kids Game

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    Lawsyn Zachary Allyn

    Posted September 1, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Lawsyn Zachary Allyn was born February 8, 2017 to Tawnia and Zachary Allyn of Highlands Ranch, Colorado. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. He has a big sister, Lydia, and

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    Announce Engagement

    Posted September 1, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Richard and Lynne Calmus of Howard, SD announce the engagement of their daughter Jamie Lynne Calmus of Sioux Falls, SD to Dustin Heeren, also of Sioux Falls. Dustin is the son of Mark

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    Boone Matthew Seivert

    Posted September 1, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    He has arrived! Boone Matthew Seivert was born August 22 2017, to Bonnie and Matthew Seivert of Sioux Falls, S.D.

    Boone weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20

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    Couple celebrates 70 years together

    Posted August 27, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Lawrence and LaVon Maynard celebrated their 70th anniversary Aug. 27, 2017, with an Open House at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron.

    Lawrence Maynard and the former LaVon

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    S.D. Drug Control Fund awards announced

    South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced several law enforcement agencies throughout the state have been given awards from the Attorney General’s Drug

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