Akron All-Class Reunion registration flyers are en route to alumni’s mailboxes

Posted March 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

The 2015 Akron & Akron-Westfield All Class Reunion flyers for alumni to make reservations for the June 27 banquet and meal have been sent out in the mail as of March 20.

Thanks,

Ridgewood residents!

The All-Class Reunion Planning Committee would like to thank the residents at Ridgewood Apartments who helped us in stuffing the flyers into envelopes and putting address labels on them in preparation for them to be mailed. They did a wonderful job. Also keep in mind that if you have a similar project that needs to be done, the residents are available for helping you with the processing of your project.

If there’s not one in your mailbox –

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    Commissioners approve resolution banning burning

    By Julie Ann Madden

    On March 17 as soon as Union County Commissioners unanimously approved a burning ban on the county’s unincorporated areas, Public Works Director-Emergency Management Administrator Raymond Roggow posted the notice on the county’s website.

    “Open burning” is defined as any outdoor fire, including but not limited to campfires, warning fires, or the prescribed burning of fence rows, fields, wild lands, trash and debris.

    This burning ban excludes fires contained within

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    Plymouth county under burning ban

    By Steve Peterson

    Plymouth County was under a burn ban effective 8 a.m., March 18 due to dry conditions.

    Le Mars Fire Chief Dave Schipper made the announcement at the March 17 Plymouth County supervisors’ meeting.

    “I talked to all the fire chiefs in the county and they are all in agreement,” said Schipper, noting there have been several grass fires in the county over the previous few days.

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    From Soderberg’s Desk

    By Iowa Representative Chuck Soderberg

    Week No. 10 was the second week past the first legislative deadline. It was again primarily filled with floor debate in the House with over 20 bills passing out of the House. Appropriation bills, or budget bills, and the tax bills are not subject to this legislative deadline. Information on all the bills, amendments, and floor action can be found on the Iowa General Assembly web at: www.legis.iowa.gov.

    The Revenue Estimating Conference lowers

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    At The Capitol

    By Iowa Senator Randy Feenstra

    Overview: As your State Senator, I am your voice in Des Moines and encourage your input. Please feel free to contact me at randy.feenstra@legis.iowa.gov. If you would like to read my comments on a daily basis, you may visit my website at www.newgenerationrepublican.com.

    Boycott Des Moines

    This week the Des Moines Water Works filed a lawsuit against the Northwest Iowa counties of Buena Vista, Calhoun and Sac. The

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    The Anderson Report

    By Iowa Senator Bill Anderson

    Thank you for the honor of representing you in the Iowa Senate. Please feel free to contact me with your questions, comments and ideas. You can reach me at 712-898-2505 or email to bill.anderson@legis.iowa.gov.

    E15 Fuel

    A bill is moving through the Legislature to expand the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Board (RFIB) grant program eligibility to E15. This program offers cost share grants to owners and operators of retail

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    Five receive All-State honors in Individual Events Speech

    Congratulations to these Akron-Westfield Individual Events Speech contestants on achieving the highest honor in high school speech competition:

    Charlie Anderson – Acting

    Alex Franker – Acting

    Jackson Gereau – Literary Program

    Ryleigh Schnell – Public Address

    Cali Westergard – Expository Address

    Emergency siren testing began Monday

    Akron Police Chief Jimmy James reminds Akron and Westfield residents that the emergency sirens are being tested to make sure they are working properly.

    The first test was conducted on Monday, and now the sirens will be tested at Noon on the first Monday of each month. The next test will be Monday, April 6.

    The emergency sirens will sound in both towns when tornadic weather is imminent and people should take cover immediately.

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    Mayor seeks volunteers for Akron ambulance

    At the March 10 council meeting, the Akron City Council accepted the resignation of the Akron EMS director.

    We, at City Hall, are working to reorganize the Ambulance service for the people of Akron. In doing so two things must happen.

    First, the service must remain financially sound.

    Second, we need local EMTs and drivers.

    Without these two components, we can not make the service

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    Grandparent Scam resurfaces in South Dakota

    Editor’s Note: This scam has been reported locally, too.

    Attorney General Marty Jackley is telling South Dakota seniors to be leery of telephone calls from someone claiming to be their grandchild or other family member and requests money for a critical situation.

    The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division is again seeing an increased number of complaints from seniors who have been receiving these types of calls from a purported grandchild in need of money.

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    A-W girls’ track sees solid efforts Dordt

    Posted March 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    After weeks of practice it was time to test one’s talents against other War Eagle Conference teams. Akron-Westfield girls’ track and field team got their first taste of

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    Golf squads enjoy warm days to hit links

    Posted March 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield golfers have been taking advantage of the warmer temperatures and longer sunlit hours to get practices in before the Thursday, April 9 opener against Unity Christian at

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    A-W looks for good track start

    Posted March 12, 2015 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Monday, March 16 kicks off the spring sports season as Akron-Westfield boys’ and girls’ track and field teams compete in the War Eagle Conference indoor meet at Dordt College in Sioux Center.

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    A-W golf schedule

    Posted March 12, 2015 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ and girls’ golf schedule for 2015 is as follows. All meets are coed meets unless otherwise noted, and weekday matches begin at 4:30 p.m.

    April

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    A-W track schedule

    Posted March 12, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Akron-Westfield’s track and field season schedule for 2015 is:

    March 16: 5 p..m., War Eagle Conference Indoor Meet in Sioux Center at Dordt College.

    March 28: 10 a.m., Sioux

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    Youth wrestlers compete at state

    Posted March 11, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Three Akron-Westfield youth wrestlers competed at the AAU Kids State Championship in Des Moines Feb. 28-March 3. Lane Kenny, who is pictured above (r) wrestling in one of his state matches, placed 7th in A90.

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    A-W alumni contribute to NWC softball at Tucson

    Posted March 11, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Northwestern College swept three games on the final day of the Tucson Softball Invitational March 6. The Red Raiders defeated Acquinas (Mich.) 13-5; avenged an earlier tournament loss to University of Great Falls (UGF, Mont.), 6-4 in nine innings and ended with a

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    A-W Middle School Wrestling team

    Posted March 5, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Akron-Westfield Middle School wrestling team members for 2015 are: (front row, l to r): Cameron Bergman, Adam Allard, Jeremy Bosse, Tyson Lamp, Hunter Walkingstick and Charlie Parks. Back row l to r, Aaron Hartman, Taylor Heeren,

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    Celebrate 40 years

    Posted March 19, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Curt and Carla Winquist, rural Akron, SD, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary 2 – 4 p.m., Sunday, March 29 at Big Springs Baptist Church, rural Alcester, SD. There will be a program starting at 3

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    Akron library receives laptop computers

    Posted March 19, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Whether you need to fill out a job application online or finish an online college test, the Akron Public Library has four new computers to help you. These computers were purchased with grant

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    Look what readers found!

    Posted March 19, 2015 at 5:00 am

    According to Kelsey Huether of Wall Drug Store Inc., the plaques hang in the Wall Drug Backyard, which was built in the late 1990s. She didn’t know how the

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    Akron EMS director resigns

    Posted March 19, 2015 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron councilors accepted the resignation of Akron EMS Director Shelly Stockstad-Erickson at their March 10 meeting.

    She had been the town’s ambulance service director since July

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    FFA banquet is March 21

    Posted March 18, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    The Akron-Westfield FFA Chapter will be hosting their annual banquet Saturday, March 21 in the Akron-Westfield High School The Commons and auditorium.

    The festivities will start with an Ag Quiz Bowl at 3:30 p.m., supper at

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    Celebrating 80 years

    Posted March 11, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Carol Hutton will be celebrating her 80th birthday on March 14. Carol was born in Early, Iowa. Her children are Doug (deceased) and his wife Karen of West Des Moines, Iowa; Connie (Dave DeBoom) of Craig,

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    Bennett Lawrence Ruhland

    Posted March 5, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Joe and Kayla Ruhland of Hinton, Iowa are proud to announce the arrival of their new son, Bennett Lawrence Ruhland. Bennett was born January 2, 2015 at 4:46 p.m. in Sioux City, Iowa. He weighed 8

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