Posted August 27, 2015 at 5:00 am

Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of the Akron-Westfield Community School District of Plymouth County, Iowa that the Annual School Election of said School District and a public measure for a General Obligation Bond will be held on the 8th day of September, 2015. The polls will be open from 7:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. and that said election of the Akron-Westfield Community School District shall be at the Akron Public Library in Akron, Iowa.

**ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND MAPS LOCATED ON THE PLYMOUTH COUNTY WEBSITE AT under the department tab; auditor tab; and then the voting tab.** If you are challenged as unqualified to vote, you may cast a ballot in accordance with

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    Supervisors endorse Akron drainage plan

    By Steve Peterson

    Plymouth County supervisors, meeting as Akron Drainage District No. 2 representatives, heard Akron official’s plans to prevent future flooding along the Big Sioux River.

    Akron Mayor Harold Higman Jr. made the presentation on Aug. 25.

    “The part that we are concerned about is that portion by Iowa Highway 12, west of the railroad bridge,” said Higman. “That levee on the south side is very spongy. The last flood we had,

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    Accident sends one to hospital

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Editor’s Note: The photograph was taken with the Akron police’s new body camera.

    One driver was injured in a rural intersection collision the afternoon of Aug. 26 in Plymouth County.

    According to Plymouth County sheriff’s report, Ernest Eldon “Ernie” Gabel, 59, of 20396 140th St., rural Akron, was northbound on Fawn Avenue in his 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup when it collided in the uncontrolled intersection of Fawn Avenue

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    Pleasant Hill Chapel’s Fall Bazaar is set for Sept. 20

    Everyone is invited to the annual Fall Bazaar at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20 at Pleasant Hill Chapel, 31141 476th Ave., West Akron, S.D.

    New Horizons United Church of Christ Pastor Steve Jewett will conduct the service.

    There will be special music followed by an auction and potluck lunch. Donated items for the auction are deeply appreciated.

    Local doctor receives research grant award

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The Affordable Care Act has opened up opportunities for local citizens to make an impact on health care services.

    There was a concern that if government was going to pay for some things and not others, then how were we going to make sure we’re not just looking at the dollar but giving good health care, said Dr. David Wolff of Akron Mercy Medical Clinic.

    Patience-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

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    One arrested, more sought in Akron burglary

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Finding a plasma cutter for sale on eBay turned out to be the key to solving part of a burglary which occurred in the 300 block of Norka Drive.

    On June 22, one or more persons stole metal working equipment from a building in Akron’s Industrial Park.

    Akron police with assistance from the Sioux City Police Department set up a sting operation

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    Dairy Margin Protection Program Meeting set for Sept. 11 in Orange City

    The 2014 Farm Bill changed dairy farm support programs to one that is insurance based now called the Margin Protection Program for Dairy or MPP. The previous program, Milk Income Loss Contract or MILC, was replaced by MPP. A sign up period is underway for MPP program participation in 2016 until Sept. 30 at designated Farm Service Agency offices.

    Dairy farmers who have an interest in this program have an opportunity to learn more about MPP on Friday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Iowa State

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    Akron farmer receives Outstanding Service to Agriculture Award

    Being a part of agriculture has been a part of this Akron farmer’s whole life.

    After graduating from Iowa State University, Brad Harvey became a full-time farmer and jumped right in as a community advocate for agriculture.

    He takes pride in the land, the animals he raises, the community he lives in and Plymouth County.

    In addition to raising cattle,

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    Drastic changes made to Reed St.

    The view drastically changed last week on the corner of Reed St. and Highway 12 as both the former Pronto building and the old Akron Register-Tribune building are gone. Some interesting snippets of advertising were exposed on the Opera House building after the Register-Tribune came down. There is remnants of a Bull Durham ad and under that it says “Pie Face Louie” which no one can figure out. There is also on ad towards the right which says Thos. Cusack Co. Chicago.

    Rebels make semifinals in thrilling fashion

    Posted August 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    For the second straight South Dakota State Amateur Baseball Tournament Class B game, the Akron Rebels rallied to win in its last at-bat in walk-off fashion, in baseball terms, as they beat Canova-Howard, S.D.,

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    A-W football season began Aug. 10

    Posted August 13, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Bright and early as the fog was lifting and the sun was beginning to heat up the day, Akron-Westfield Westerners were busy at their first practice of the season Monday.

    Akron Rebels advance to quarterfinals

    Posted August 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    The Akron Rebels advanced to the third round of the South Dakota State Amateur Baseball Class B Division with a 3-2 win over rival Garretson in Mitchell, S.D., Aug. 9.

    The Rebels scored three runs in

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    Rebels open state tourney Aug. 6

    Posted August 5, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    The Akron Rebels will open the South Dakota Amateur Baseball State Tournament Class B Division with an 11:00 game on Thursday, Aug. 6 against Hartford-Humboldt, S.D.

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    4-H’er receives ‘Outstanding Junior’ Awards

    Posted September 2, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Keira Hillrichs, Johnson Juniors 4-H Club, entered several exhibits in the Plymouth County Fair 4-H Exhibits competition. She received an Outstanding Junior Awards on her Visual Arts on her flowers painting (left above) on

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    Four generations

    Posted September 2, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Recently four John Siefers gathered at the summer home of John Charles Siefer and Marianne (Higman) Siefer in Okoboji, Iowa to celebrate the arrival of the youngest John Siefer, John Brennan Siefer,

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    Adelynn Mae Edwards

    Posted September 2, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Ben and Kerri Edwards of Akron are proud to announce the arrival of their new daughter, Adelynn Mae Edwards. Adelynn came into the world on July 17, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. at Sanford Hospital in

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    Card Shower

    Posted September 2, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    A Card Shower will be held for Leona Smizer, who is celebrating her 95th birthday. Please send your birthday wishes to her at 1213 Ave. F, Hawarden, IA 51023.

    Community Foundation funds help A-W

    Posted August 27, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Akron Mayor Harold Higman, representing Akron Community Foundation, presents a check for $2,500 to Akron-Westfield Industrial Arts teacher Matthew Sheley for additional welding equipment. At right is Warren Thompson, who assisted in the project.

    Johnson family hosts annual gathering

    Posted August 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

    The 26th annual Darwin Johnson Campout was held on the evening of Saturday, July 11 on a high hill south of Hilltop Farm in West Akron, known as Itichy Top. Sixty-two family members and friends gathered

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    Engagement announced

    Posted August 19, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Mike and Kim Hemmelrick of Hawarden would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter Natasha Hemmelrick of Ingleside, Ill., to William Pfau of Ingleside, Ill., son of Scott and Rose Pfau

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    Celebrates 90th

    Posted August 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Jo Small, of Akron, will celebrate her 90th birthday Aug. 11. Cards may be sent to 260 S. Fourth St. Apt. 208, Akron, IA 51001.

    Johnson descendants gather in Akron

    Posted August 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Grandchildren of the John and Anna Johnson family met at Akron Jo’s Cafe for a gathering July 25. Their grandparents lived west of Akron in Union County, S.D. They both came from Sweden in

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