Reward offered

Posted July 21, 2017 at 8:38 pm

A $700 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of person or persons who did vandalism to the Akron Gun Club the first of July.

Contact Akron City Hall, 712-568-2041, if you have information.

    A-W seeks school board candidates

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Those wishing to seek a seat on the Akron-Westfield School Board can throw their hats into the election ring now.

    Monday, July 10 was the first day to file nomination papers for a seat. At that night’s school board meeting, Board Member Phil Parks, who represents District No. 2, announced he was not seeking reelection. He was first elected to the board in 2004.

    The other three seats up

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    Utility seeking input from electric customers

    Residents of Akron may soon receive a call asking about their electric service.

    The city’s wholesale power supplier, Heartland Consumers Power District, has partnered with SDS Research to conduct a customer survey to learn more about the residents of the community and the expectations they have of their electricity provider.

    Representatives from SDS began making calls June 26 asking about customer service, social media, and energy efficiency rebates, among other topics.

    “The

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    Utility vehicles added to ‘Move Over, Slow Down’ law

    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg signed a pledge at their weekly press conference Monday to move over or slow down for utility maintenance vehicles on Iowa roads.

    Iowa’s Move Over, Slow Down law was enacted in 2002 and requires drivers to move over or slow down for stopped emergency vehicles with flashing lights. On July 1, the law was expanded to include utility maintenance vehicles.

    “Utility workers already have dangerous, high risk jobs,” Gov. Reynolds

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    New cabin opens at Stone State Park

    A new camping cabin is available for rent at Stone State Park in Sioux City.

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m.

    The cabin is available to rent for two-night minimum stays. The rental fee is $35 per night.

    Contact the park ranger at 712-255-4698 to make a reservation.

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    Tractors, tractors, and more tractors!

    By Dodie Hook

    It was a great day for a tractor ride July 1 as the annual Utesch Tractor Ride took place. It was impressive as the 30 some tractors traveled along C-16 and around the section.

    This ride has become an annual tradition for members and some friends of the Utesch family. All ages and several generations participated.

    The ride around the section was led

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    Akron Farmers’ Markets begin July 5

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Summer is officially here, and it’s time for the Akron Farmers’ Market.

    And it’s not just farmers’ produce that people can purchase from 5 to 7 p.m., the next three months at the Akron City Park.

    Sponsored by the Akron Area Chamber of Commerce, the weekly Wednesday markets include a supper, presenters and/or entertainers.

    Weekly Themes

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    Bike-N-Bite set for July 29 in Sioux City

    Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach – Woodbury County and Flavors of Northwest Iowa are once again hosting the annual Siouxland Bike-N-Bite event on Saturday, July 29 from 9 am to 1 pm. Bike-N-Bite is a community bike event that celebrates local food in Siouxland, starting at the Sioux City Farmers Market and sending cyclists on a food tour throughout the city, biking around Siouxland and biting into free samples of locally-grown food prepared by area restaurants, vendors and shops.

    There is a registration fee

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    Fireworks Safety Tips

    By Iowa Department of Public Safety

    Licensed fireworks sales are underway across Iowa in 430 temporary and permanent sites, with more being added every day. As firework sales increase, the State Fire Marshal is providing some practical safety tips for Iowans who want to use fireworks.

    “Iowans should understand that fireworks must be handled responsibly,” said Fire Marshal Jeff Quigle. “These are pyro-chemical devices designed to explode or burn. Anyone who uses them must respect the damage that they can

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    A-W girls return to State!!

    Posted July 21, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield fans had their vacation plans set but the Lady Westerners had those plans altered by securing their return to Fort Dodge.

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    A-W shuts out Clay Central-Everly

    Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Clay Central-Everly Mavericks came to A-W on June 28 for a short visit. Bailey Davis tossed a one-hit game while striking out 12

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    A-W makes quick work of CCE

    Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Clay Central-Everly Mavericks made a long trip to Akron-Westfield to get mauled 16-1 on June 28.

    A-W

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    Oops!! A-W upset, 3-1

    Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield boys got into a real duel with the Le Mars Gehlen Catholic Jays in Le Mars on June 30.

    Jays pitcher Colin Wise kept A-W

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    A-W girls win War Eagle Conference

    Posted July 5, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls won the final game of the War Eagle Conference and did it convincingly on June 30. A-W used three innings to score 16 runs to shutout the Le Mars Gehlen Catholic

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    A-W puts it on HLP

    Posted June 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The visiting Harris-Lake Park Wolves tried but were no match for the Akron-Westfield Westerners on June 22.

    The A-W girls pounded out 13 hits to overwhelm the

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    A-W boys top HLP Wolves

    Posted June 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Harris-Lake Park Wolves were the visitors on June 23 and fell to the Akron-Westfield Westerners by the score of 6-1.

    Aaron Allard pitched the first five

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    A-W girls blank Hinton

    Posted June 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    Ann Hedlund faced the Hinton Blackhawks at Akron-Westfield on June 21 winning 6-0. Hedlund turned in a fine performance as she tossed a five

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    A-W boys shutout Hinton

    Posted June 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield boys, behind the pitching of Austin Allard, beat the Hinton Blackhawks 6-0 on June 21. Allard pitched six and a third innings

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    60 years together

    Posted July 21, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Dennis and Nelda Hultgren were married 60 years ago on Aug. 3, 1957 at Union Creek Lutheran Church in Akron, Iowa, by Rev. David J. Roy. They will celebrate with an open house hosted

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    Photographic exhibit opens at Plymouth County Museum

    Posted July 12, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Dick and Glada (Reichert) Koerselman, two long-time Le Mars Daily Sentinel journalists, left the Plymouth County Historical Museum a treasure trove of history through their hundreds of newspaper

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    Akron Farmers Market to benefit local farm family

    Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The July 12 Akron Farmers’ Market is not just for people to come, buy some garden produce, enjoy a meal, learn some facts about local foods and celebrate area farmers — it’s also to help a local farm family facing a medical crisis.

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    Sliders sure are good

    Posted July 3, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    A slider is an American term for a small sandwich, typically around 2 inches across, made with a bun, according to Wikipedia. The term primarily refers to small hamburgers, but can also cover

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    MISSING:

    Posted June 27, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    A large, family heirloom painting. Contact Donna Garrett at 712-251-0053.

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