Akron driver rear-ends vehicle At 5:12 p.m., Dec. 29, a two-vehicle accident occurred just north of Iowa Highway 12 and County Road K-18 South. According to Plymouth County sheriff’s reports, Jamie Jean Niehues, 37 of Sioux City, was northbound on Iowa Highway 12. As she began slowing down to turn into a residential driveway on the west side of Iowa Highway 12, her 2012 KIA Sorento LX was rear-ended by a 2009 Saturn Vue LL driven by Kelley Jean Bourassa, 35 of Akron. Niehues claimed she used her turn signal “well before the driveway,” and Bourassa reported she had “been looking down, adjusting her vehicle’s heater, and as she looked up, her vehicle ran into the back of Niehues’ vehicle.” Neither had visible injuries but Niehues complained of a headache and soreness. Bourassa was issued a citation for following too close.

Posted January 14, 2015 at 8:32 pm

Akron driver rear-ends vehicle

At 5:12 p.m., Dec. 29, a two-vehicle accident occurred just north of Iowa Highway 12 and County Road K-18 South.

According to Plymouth County sheriff’s reports, Jamie Jean Niehues, 37 of Sioux City, was northbound on Iowa Highway 12. As she began slowing down to turn into a residential driveway on the west side of Iowa Highway 12, her 2012 KIA Sorento LX was rear-ended by a 2009 Saturn Vue LL driven by Kelley Jean Bourassa, 35 of Akron. Niehues claimed she used her turn signal “well before the driveway,” and Bourassa reported she had “been looking down, adjusting her vehicle’s heater, and as she looked up, her vehicle ran into the back of Niehues’ vehicle.”

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    Local Option Sales Tax Grant applications now available

    The 2015 Plymouth County Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Grant applications are available to be picked up in the Plymouth County Auditor’s Office at 215 Fourth Ave. SE, or are available on line at www.co.plymouth.ia.us to download.

    The Plymouth County Supervisors allocated $100,000 of LOST Funds to be awarded to grant recipients via the Local Option Sales Tax Advisory Board for FY 2015-2016.

    The appointed members of the LOST Grant Advisory Board are Brad Cave and Lynn Bohnenkamp of

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    Centering on Centers comes to Siouxland for 20th Year

    The conference comes to the Sioux City Convention Center on Jan. 30 and 31, marking twenty years of celebrating childhood by offering professional development opportunities to Siouxland early childhood educators.

    Centering on Centers is one of the largest educational opportunities available annually in Siouxland to people who work with children, offering compelling presenters, continuing education units, networking opportunities and more.

    This year’s presenters are Judy Harris Helm, Christine Roberts and Dan Hodgins. Helm and Roberts will present on Friday,

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    Teen arrested on drug charges

    According to Plymouth County sheriff’s reports, on Jan. 1 at 1:14 a.m., the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kelley Marvin Kuester, age 17 of Sioux City for Possession of Marijuana – second offense.

    Kuester was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for equipment violations at County Road K-18 South and Iowa Highway 12 near Westfield.

    As a result of the traffic stop, Kuester was found to be in possession of marijuana. He was cited into juvenile court and released to

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    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron Parks & Recreation is raising funds to construct an “ABC” Building at the Lefty Swift Ball Field in Akron.

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    Winter manure application rules kick in Sunday, Dec. 21

    Animal producers with totally roofed (confinement) facilities face limits on applying liquid manure starting Dec. 21 if the ground is snow-covered.

    The state rules kick in then, because runoff and nutrient loss after winter manure application is more likely when manure can’t be injected into the soil or incorporated into a field.

    Starting Dec. 21, liquid manure cannot be applied on snow-covered ground. These limits affect confinement facilities with liquid manure that have 500 or more animal units. Generally,

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    Briggs rallies for 113-pound title for A-W

    Posted January 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield sophomore Skyler Briggs rallied to beat Abraham Anzua of MOC-Floyd Valley, 9-7, in the 113-pound championship at Boyden-Hull-Rock Valley’s Nighthawk Invitational Jan. 17.

    Briggs trailed Anzua

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    Falcons pull away late for win

    Posted January 20, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Both Akron-Westfield and West Sioux were seeking a .500 record when the two neighbors clashed in a War Eagle Conference boys ‘basketball game Jan. 13 at A-W.

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    WS girls cruise past Westerners

    Posted January 20, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux girls used defensive pressure and quickness to dominate the final three quarters and gained an easy 55-28 War Eagle Conference basketball win against Akron-Westfield Jan. 13.

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    In January, it was announced that Akron-Westfield would stay in Class A and be in District No. 2 along with West Sioux, Alta-Aurelia, Lawton-Bronson, and Woodbury Central, who are coming back from the old District No.

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    WEC boys basketball standings

    Posted January 19, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    War-Eagle Conference boys’ basketball standings as of Jan. 19:

    Gehlen Catholic, 6-0 conference, 11-0 overall; Hinton, 6-1, 8-3; Unity Christian, 4-1, 5-7; South O’Brien, 5-2, 10-3; Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, 3-3, 8-4; Harris-Lake Park, 3-3, 5-6; Trinity Christian, 3-3,

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    Girls basketball standings

    Posted January 19, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    War Eagle Conference girls’ basketball standings as of Jan. 19 are: Hinton, 5-0 conference, 12-1 overall record; Unity Christian, 4-0, 13-0; Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, 5-2, 9-2; West Sioux, 4-1, 10-3; Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, 4-3, 11-2; South O’Brien, 3-3, 5-9; Gehlen Catholic, 3-3, 4-8; Harris Lake Park, 2-4,

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    A-W’s trounced by Jays

    Posted January 14, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ basketball team went up against undefeated Gehlen Catholic and stayed with the Jays for half a quarter in a 73-42 War Eagle Conference loss on Jan.

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    A-W boys hit on all cylinders in win over RU

    Posted December 17, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    For the second time in three early-season games, the Akron-Westfield boys’ basketball team used a strong start to lead to victory.

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    How long is long?

    Posted January 21, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Wonder what the ‘big rig’ was doing in Akron on Sunday afternoon? Anderson Trucking was hauling equipment, made in Pennsylvania, to the Oil Sands in Alberta, Canada. Escort vehicles were needed due to its size. The solid steel

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    Akron Opera House announces next play

    Posted January 21, 2015 at 6:00 am

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    Couple celebrates Golden Anniversary

    Posted January 20, 2015 at 6:49 pm

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    Posted January 14, 2015 at 8:23 pm

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    Arrive in style at Spink Cafe

    Posted January 14, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Not many limousines stop at Spink Cafe but a group holding its Christmas Party arrived in style Friday evening Jan. 8 (above). Not only did they arrive in style, the group traveled over 150

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    Celebrate 60 years

    Posted January 14, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Eric and Joann Hedeby were married Jan. 8, 1955, at Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron. They have four children, Erica Diediker, Greta Carolus, Rickard Hedeby, and Ingrid Berlin, their spouses, 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The above

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    Ellyson Jean Gabel

    Posted January 14, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Adam and Haylee Gabel are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter, Ellyson Jean, born Sept. 16, 2014. She weighed 8 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.

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