Museum recycling bin: Not for trash Just 5¢ refundable bottles, cans please

Posted February 25, 2015 at 6:00 am

The Akron Historical Society appreciates all the support the community gives the Akron Area Museum.

One of the significant ways is by people placing their bottles and cans in the museum’s recycling bin, which sets across from the city’s recycling containers at the north end of Third Street.

Each can and bottle that is an “Iowa 5-cent” redeemable is a donation to the museum.

“These cans and bottles bring in revenue, which in turn allows us to keep the museum open to the public,” said Akron Historical Society President Rodney Anderson. “It frees up operational funds, allowing us to offer tours and host special events year-round.”

However, there are a few donors that are making

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    Akron, Westfield properties need address numbers displayed

    By Julie Ann Madden

    With changes in Akron law enforcement and emergency services personnel, homes without address numbers have become an issue.

    At the Feb. 10 meeting, Westfield City Clerk Angela Olson brought it to the council’s attention that this is a problem. New police officers and emergency service members do not know where people live and rely on address numbers to find the right house or business in an emergency.

    It was

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    Upcoming Legislative Forums

    Senator Bill Anderson

    Iowa Senator Bill Anderson is hosting a legislative forum for constituents on Saturday Feb. 28.

    His forum schedule is as follows:

    • 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: Hinton Forum – Elementary School Library, 315 W. Grand St.

    • 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: Brunsville Forum – American Legion, 305 Oak St.

    • 11:45 a.m. – 12:30

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    Four A-W Speech teams receive All-State honors

    Of the 20 Akron-Westfield Large Group Speech teams which advanced to state, four were named “All-State” recipients.

    On Feb. 9, A-W Large Group Speech Coach Susan Anderson was notified that two groups will be performing at the All-State Festival, which is this Saturday at Iowa State University in Ames. The other two team recipients are non-performers at the program.

    The notification letter states the students

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    Akron police find

    missing man

    By Julie Ann Madden

    They were on routine patrol around Akron in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 10, when they came across a pickup speeding through Akron, heading south down Iowa Highway 12.

    Akron Police Chief Jimmy James and Assistant Police Chief Phillip Torrey were together in the squad car. James has only been on the job since Jan. 19 and Torrey’s first day was Feb. 7. They were spending time

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    Don’t miss ‘Contempt of Court’

    The cast of “Contempt of Court” is ready to entertain you this weekend at Akron Opera House.

    Come prepared to laugh and be a part of the action in this fun-filled play directed by Doug Olson, of Akron, and sponsored by Security National Bank.

    Performances are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Feb. 19, 20, and 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Opera House. Call 568-2614 to reserve your seat.

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    Semi collides with car at Westfield

    By Julie Ann Madden

    A woman and child were injured when a semi tractor trailer collided with their car at about 3:19 p.m., Feb. 9 at the intersection of Iowa Highway 12 and County Road C-38 at Westfield.

    According to the Plymouth County sheriff’s report, David John Dahlgren, 60, of Clarion, was driving a 2005 International semi tractor trailer southbound on Iowa Highway 12. He attempted to turn the rig left

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    Ornamental, Turfgrass Applicators course offered March 4

    Plymouth County will offer the Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, March 4.

    The program can be seen at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) team.

    The local attendance site is the LeMars Convention Center, 251 12th St. SE in LeMars. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the course will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Please note: this is a change

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    Beef Feedlot Facilities Workshops offered

    A workshop focusing on helping beef producers compare feedlot facility investments, production benefits, cattle comfort and environmental stewardship will be held at four western Iowa locations from 9:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    The dates, locations and phone numbers to register for the workshops are as follows:

    • March 3 Emmetsburg: Iowa Lakes Community College – 712-852-2865

    • March 4 Cherokee: Western Iowa Tech – 712-225-6196

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    Frozen ground manure application rules kicked in Sunday, Feb. 1

    Starting Feb. 1, animal producers with totally roofed (confinement) facilities face limits on land applying liquid manure if the ground is frozen.

    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.

    Dating back to Dec. 21, manure application is also limited on snow-covered ground. These limits affect confinement facilities with liquid manure that have 500 or more

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    Two A-W wrestlers compete at state

    Posted February 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield wrestlers Dylan Blinde and Sebastian Berg spent last week competing with the best high school wrestlers in Iowa.

    The State Wrestling Meet qualifiers gained one win

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    Named to All-WEC

    Posted February 24, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Boys’ Basketball

    Akron-Westfield senior Tavian Banks was the only Westerner selected as an Honorable Mention pick in the All-War Eagle Conference honors.

    Banks was the leading A-W scorer with 231

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    A-W girls basketball final statistics

    Posted February 23, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball final statistics for 2014-2015 season, final team record 7-15 for the Lady Westerners:

    Ann Hedlund, sophomore, led in scoring with 218 points, a 9.9

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    Hedlund earns All-WEC

    Posted February 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Akron-Westfield sophomore Ann Hedlund was named All-War Eagle Conference Honorable Mention in basketball.

    Hedlund was the only A-W representative chosen.

    She was A-W’s leading scorer with 218 points, 9.9

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    A-W girls fall in first post-season game

    Posted February 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team played a solid three quarters against Ridge View but one bad stretch in the third quarter ended the Lady Westerners’ season in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs

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    Lady Jays prevail over A-W

    Posted February 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Gehlen Catholic made it a season split with Akron-Westfield in girls’ basketball as the Lady Jays won, 52-44, in a War Eagle Conference finale Feb. 10 in Le Mars.

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    A-W basketball playoff update

    Posted February 18, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Akron-Westfield boys play first game of Class 1A playoff against Harris-Lake Park, at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 19 at Boyden-Hull in Hull.

    A-W boys hope for good post-season game

    Posted February 18, 2015 at 6:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ basketball team sought momentum for the Class 1A post-season with two games last week against Gehlen Catholic in the War Eagle Conference finale and at Remsen-St. Mary’s (RSM) in non-conference play.

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    Count the Hearts winners

    Posted February 24, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    There were almost 50 guesses ranging from 18 to 51 hearts in The Akron Hometowner Count the Hearts Contest in the Feb. 11 paper. The

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    Letter to editor

    Posted February 24, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Dear editor,

    My name is Stan Wisnieski and I am the volunteer recruiter for Connections Area Agency on Aging in Sioux City, Iowa. Our organization is a non-profit organization that provides service to homebound senior citizens.

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    90 Candles

    Posted February 23, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Gerd Ludwigs is turning 90! His family will be hosting an open house at the Akron Care Center Great Room on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate his 90th birthday. Stop

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    All Class Reunion 2015

    Posted February 18, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Time Line of Events

    As of 2-16-2015

    Friday, June 26

    • 1 to 4 p.m. – Registration – Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 Main St.

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    Balloons symbol support for cancer victim

    Posted February 11, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    The snow had stopped, temperatures moderated a little and the sun was shining as hundreds of Ariyanna Miller’s fellow Alcester-Hudson Cubs showed support for her leukemia fight with

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    85 years young

    Posted February 11, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Janet Ann (Allan) Wakeman of Hawarden, Iowa and formerly of the Moville, Iowa area, will be celebrating her 85th birthday.

    An Open House will be held in her honor

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    Dirks celebrates 100 years

    Posted February 11, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Dorothy Dirks, Surprise, Ariz., celebrated her 100th Birthday on Jan. 3 with her daughters, relatives, friends and also her granddaughter and great grandchildren via “Skype” in Minot, N.D. Dorothy

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