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Residents work to save Akron doctors

Posted May 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

“Keep Akron’s Doctors” is the theme in the Akron community, and it’s been the theme since the three local doctors announced their June 30 resignation from working through Mercy Medical Services.

Many residents have banded together in hopes of keeping Dr. David Wolff, Dr. Cindie Wolff and Dr. Allison Schoenfelder.

Through a letter-writing campaign to Mercy Medical Services board members and conducting a petition drive in support of the doctors, residents are working hard.

Late last week, signs stating “Mercy Release The Lease,” began appearing in building windows and in car windows.

On Friday, yard signs

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    Skyler Briggs is Class of 2017 salutatorian

    By Julie Ann Madden

    “Being salutatorian doesn’t mean a whole lot,” said Senior Skyler Briggs, who will have the Class of 2017’s honor this coming Sunday. “It’s just a title. It doesn’t really matter.”

    And in his case, that’s probably true in more ways than just his feelings.

    With 11 classmates being valedictorian, Briggs ranks No. 12 in the class of 51 students.

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    ‘Flea Market Fridays’ vendors sought

    The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a new event this summer.

    It is “Flea Market Fridays” — from 3 to 9 p.m., every Friday in June on the first blocks of Second Street and Third Street north and south of Reed Street.

    Vendors can have their first 10’ x 10’ space for free with additional spaces costing $10 each.

    Anyone interested in having a space or more information, please contact

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    ‘Flea Market Fridays’ vendors sought

    On May 11, three-year-olds completed their preschool classes at the Akron Children’s Center with a balloon launch. These youngsters celebrated their graduation with parents, guardians and grandparents. The students won’t notice much difference in attending the Children’s Center as the preschool’s daily structure will continue for their daycare program, said teacher Christina Lewison who is assisted by Shannon Finch (center left).

    The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a new event this summer.

    It is “Flea Market Fridays” — from

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    A-W students give back to communities

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron-Westfield students gave back to their communities on Monday during the school district’s annual Community Service Day.

    At Westfield, a crew of students helped elderly residents clean up the April 15 storm damage on their properties — picking up branches and transporting them to the city’s brush pile.

    The students were supervised by A-W Industrial Arts

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    Onward to National History Day finals!

    Akron-Westfield had 10 National History Day projects competing in the Iowa National History Day state competition which was held May 8 in Des Moines – three were named National qualifiers and two were named National Alternates

    Performances

    • Annie Wittenmyer: American Social Reformer and Relief Worker Taking A Stand performed by Sydney Parks.

    • Slave to Abolitionist: Sojourner Truth’s Stand For Freedom performed by Natalie Lewison-Brooks.

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    Transportation providers sought for seniors

    Connections Area Agency on Aging is accepting applications for transportation providers in the Sioux City urban area and rural areas in Cherokee, Ida, Plymouth, Monona and Woodbury counties. The transportation provider will provide a curb to curb service to seniors age 60 and over.

    Trips will be reimbursed to the transportation provider through a voucher/ticket system and will be funded with Older American Act Title IIIB Supportive Service CFDA 93.044 funds. Provider must comply with Older American Act guidelines.

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    A-W creative writers advance to nationals

    Five Akron-Westfield students’ creative writings have won first place at the State General Federated Women’s Club’s Creative Writing Contest.

    Now, the writings will be entered in the national competition!

    In Division I, which is for Grades 1-3, Ian Milbrodt’s story entitled “Asteroid” and Adam Brown’s poem called “Pizza” won first places.

    In Division II for Grades 4-6 students, a story, “Fish Island” by Ashton Eden and the poem, “Months” by Emma Rolfes

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    April showers bring what?

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Winter Weather Advisories blanketed the area to the north and west of Sioux City Sunday evening as Old Man Winter won the battle over Mother Nature, changing April showers to May snow showers, not flowers.

    It began raining Sunday morning in the Akron area and residents woke up to a light covering of slushy snow Monday morning, making roads a little icy.

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    A-W girls advance to State!

    Posted May 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield girls golf team won round two of regionals in Class 1A May 22 at Spring Valley Golf Course in Livermore, IA, advancing to the state tournament May 30-31 at American Legion Golf Course, Marshalltown. Shot gun

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    A-W takes eleven to state track

    Posted May 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Eleven members of the Akron-Westfield track team traveled to Des Moines to participate in the state co-ed track meet May 18-20. A-W state track qualifiers in Class 1A: Aaron Allard, Austin Allard, Kiana Appley, Leighton Blake, Ty DeRocher, Cal Eskra, Callie Henrich, Jordan

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    And the fun begins!

    Posted May 24, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    By Hank Krause

    Oh, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, by golly! Occasionally the sun shines and it becomes softball season again.

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    Today at state track in Des Moines for A-W:

    Posted May 18, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Kiana Appley placed 6th in Long Jump with 15'10.25" First place jump was 16'11"

    Callie Henrich placed 6th in the Shot Put with 39'1.25" First place throw was 40'11.5"

    Austin Allard placed

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    A-W girls golf have

    Posted May 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

    perfect record

    The Akron-Westfield girls’ golf team ended with a perfect 18-0 record to finish first overall in the War Eagle Conference.

    The conference meet was May 9 in Sioux Center.

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    A-W boys finish in middle of conference

    Posted May 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield boys’ golf team ended the War Eagle Conference with a 9-11 record, ending seventh overall in the conference out of 11 teams.

    At the conference meet May 8 in Sioux Center, A-W finished seventh

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    Off to State Track!

    Posted May 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Eleven Akron-Westfield track team members in eleven events are headed to the State Track Tournament which runs Thursday, May 18 through Saturday May 20 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

    The District qualifying meet was held

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    A-W track teams bring home 10 first places from West Sioux meet

    Posted May 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield track teams brought home 10 first place finishes between them from the May 4 West Sioux Coed Relays. The girls finished in second place while the boys finished in third place.

    Firsts were achieved

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    A-W golf takes two

    Posted May 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield golf teams traveled to Marcus to face Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen Union in a conference meet May 5.

    The boys won, 179-185 and the girls won, 189-229.

    Boys

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    A-W upcoming events

    Posted May 9, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Golf

    May 12 – Sectionals (Boys), TBA

    May 15 – Regionals (girls) TBA

    May

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    A-W eighth grade students present a Night of One-Act Plays

    Posted May 18, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Akron-Westfield eighth grade students will be performing a Night of One-Acts on Monday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. This presentation is free to the public.

    The first show that

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    Birthday wishes

    Posted May 9, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Lois Schneider-Berner will be celebrating her 89th birthday on May 10.

    Lois is a 1946 graduate of Akron High School and former Akron resident, currently residing in Sioux City,

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    NHS hosts Film Festival

    Posted May 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield National Honor Society is hosting its first annual Film Festival.

    Films will be short films, any genre, with a limit of 15 minutes.

    The Festival starts May

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    Birthday wishes

    Posted May 3, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Lois Schneider-Berner will be celebrating her 89th birthday on May 10.

    Lois is a 1946 graduate of Akron High School and former Akron resident, currently residing in Sioux City,

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News Archived

    Six plex sale final

    By Julie Ann Madden

    With the legal changes made so all property issues of the Village South Apartments property were resolved,

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