Absentee voting begins Monday for A-W school bond election

Posted November 13, 2018 at 7:27 pm

Absentee voting for the Special Election for the Akron-Westfield School will begin Monday, Nov. 19.

There are three ways to vote by absentee ballots.

Absentee Voting

at Courthouse

People can cast their absentee ballots in the Plymouth County Auditor’s Office at the Courthouse beginning Monday, Nov. 19.

The Auditor’s Office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voters can vote absentee in the Auditor’s Office up until 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10.

Absentee Voting

By Mail

To request an absentee ballot, people can complete the Absentee Ballot

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    Legion hosts 90th Veterans Day Celebration

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186 members and its Auxiliary held their 90th annual Veterans Day activities on Saturday, Nov. 10.

    The day began with a traditional homemade Thanksgiving dinner at the Legion Hall. Auxiliary members and community volunteers served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    At 12:30 p.m., games of chance began at the Lazy Lanes

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    Most incumbents keep their Iowa seats

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Plymouth County had a voter turnout of 60.62 percent with 10,761 voters casting ballots. There are 17,753 registered voters.

    Voter turnout across the state mirrored Plymouth County’s turnout as it was reported Iowa had 60.94 percent voter turnout.

    County Races

    All Republican incumbents ran unopposed in the county races on the Plymouth County ballots: Supervisor District 1 John R. Meis; Supervisor District

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    Absentee Voter information

    The Plymouth County Auditor’s Office will be open Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for the purpose of voting an absentee ballot in the Nov. 6 General Election.

    Please enter through the north lower level entrance of the Courthouse 215 Fourth Ave. SE, Le Mars ,if you plan to vote on Saturday, Nov. 3.

    If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Plymouth County Auditor’s Office at 712-546-6100. Stacey Feldman is the

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    Akron council sets land auction date

    By Julie Ann Madden

    No advertising.

    No official auctioneer.

    But there will be a public auction of the commercial lot at 211 Reed St. owned by the City of Akron.

    At their Oct. 23 meeting, Akron councilors took the recommendation of City Administrator Dan Rolfes that city officials could be the auctioneer instead of having an official auctioneer.

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    Akron council sets land auction date

    By Julie Ann Madden

    No advertising.

    No official auctioneer.

    But there will be a public auction of the commercial lot at 211 Reed St. owned by the City of Akron.

    At their Oct. 23 meeting, Akron councilors took the recommendation of City Administrator Dan Rolfes that city officials could be the auctioneer instead of having an official auctioneer.

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    A-W volleyball ends season at Regionals

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team ended its season Oct. 25 falling to Westwood 3-1 in Round No. 2 of the Class 1A Regionals. (Front Row l-r:) Megan Swancutt, Melissa Meinen, Megan Meinen, McKenna Moats, (Second Row l-r:) Jaden Harris, Lilly Stabe, Kayla Johnson, McKenna Henrich, Aubie Hartman, (Back Row l-r:) Assistant Coach Sarah Schroeder, Autumn Bundy, Kailee Tucker, Natalie Nielsen, McKenna Van Eldik, Brooke Koele, and Coach Robyn Van Eldik.

    (See stories on Pages

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    Gabel runs for Mayor in Lincoln

    Krystal Gabel, 34, is officially on the ballot for Mayor in the April 9, 2019, Lincoln City Primary. Gabel is an Independent candidate in this nonpartisan race.

    Lincoln needs fresh, nonpartisan leadership to build a smarter, greener economy that directly benefits the community and Nebraska’s future.

    Gabel’s platform as Lincoln’s next Mayor is to:

    Legalize cannabis possession

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    Halloween Spooktacular – Oct. 20

    Pumpkins, games, movie, S’mores, pumpkin-shaped sandwiches, chili bar, Fire-Rescue-Police, and more in downtown Akron

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    Fall colors along the Big Sioux

    Trees are turning along the Big Sioux River near Akron. On October 21 the Big Sioux finally fell below the flood stage of 16’ and on Monday morning, Oct. 22 the river was at 15.4’. The photo was taken looking south along the Big Sioux off the Big Sioux River Road bridge heading to South Dakota. Monday morning, Oct. 22, a frost covered the ground as temperatures reached in to the 20s and low 30s during the night. Temperatures quickly rose Monday as the sun

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    A-W: Tops in sportsmanship

    Posted November 15, 2018 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Last year the Akron-Westfield School District’s coaches and student-athletes conducted themselves with good sportsmanship.

    In fact, A-W was one of 166 schools who had no student-athletes

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    A-W has 21 named to Academic All-District

    Posted November 15, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Akron-Westfield had 21 football players and cheerleaders named Class A District 1 Academic All-District.

    Seniors: Josh Armstrong, Aydin Dicks, Aaron Hartman, John Henrich, Nash Lininger, Spencer Olson, Chase Stowe, Scott Toben, Dominic Trobaugh, Cheerleaders Raleigh Edwards,

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    A-W represented on All-District

    Posted November 15, 2018 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield football team was well represented on the Class A District 1 All-District Team.

    First Team: A-W Seniors: Nick Jacobs, quarterback; John Henrich, Linebacker; Chase Stowe, wide receiver; Reagan

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    A-W volleyball ends great season

    Posted November 2, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team put up a hard fight Oct. 25 in the second round of Regionals but lost the battle to Westwood 3-1 to end their season with a 16-8 record. Game scores: 19-25,

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    A-W volleyball wins first round

    Posted November 2, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team won their first round of Regional action Oct. 22 at home. The Lady Westerners defeated Remsen St. Mary’s 3-0. Set scores: 25-15, 25-12, 25-13.

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    A-W does in WW Rebels

    Posted November 2, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners traveled to Sloan to renew acquaintances with the Rebels of Westwood. A-W, who lost the first game of the season to WW 7-6,

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    A-W in the State Playoffs

    Posted October 26, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners got into the state playoffs to face the Westwood Rebels of Sloan on Oct. 26 in Sloan.

    First things first. A-W traveled to Marcus

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    A-W tramples SOS Wolverines!

    Posted October 17, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The South O’Brien Wolverines were the visitors on Friday, October 12. I watched SOS warm up and they seemed to be a very imposing sight. They were very

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    A-W volleyball defeats HMS

    Posted October 17, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Akron-Westfield went 3-1 against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn at their last home game of the regular season. Set scores: 25-16, 25-12, 20-25, 25-8.

    Senior players, manager, videographer, and parents were introduced prior

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    A-W Westerners make it 5-2 for 2018

    Posted October 12, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners took the early lead only to lose it against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (HMS). A-W got the lead back really fast and never looked back

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    Happy 90th Birthday!

    Posted November 15, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Audrey Ericson, formerly of Union County, SD, will turn 90 on Nov. 25. To celebrate, an Open House is being held in her honor Sunday, Nov. 25, 2 – 4 p.m., at Union Creek Lutheran Church, Union

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    Local couple weds

    Posted November 9, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Cali Westergard of Ireton, and Spencer Frankl of Elk Point, S.D., exchanged marriage vows on September 15, 2018, in a 4 p.m. ceremony at Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa. Pastor Mike Kelley officiated

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    Happy 90th birthday!

    Posted November 9, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Arvin Finzen, of Akron, will turn 90 on Thursday, Nov. 8. To celebrate, he would love to receive a card with your favorite memories sent to him at Arvin Finzen, 411 N. Seventh St., Akron, IA

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    Veterans to be honored

    Posted November 2, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Thank you, Veterans — those who are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, and your families, for your dedication to America!

    New Horizons United Church of Christ is hosting a complementary meal to honor area

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    A-W student chosen for Opus Honor Choir

    Posted October 17, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    An Akron-Westfield student was recently selected for participation in the 32nd annual Opus Honor Choir Festival.

    Eighth grader Tyler Ford was chosen for the Grades 7-8 Bass

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