Akron man arrested for threatening White House

Posted November 26, 2014 at 10:00 pm

According to a Plymouth County sheriff’s report, pn Nov. 20 at approximately 12:55 p.m., the Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center received a call from an individual who was asking to talk with the sheriff.

Jeremy Barger Hebert, 37 of 13203 Evergreen Ave., Akron, was advised he would have to leave a message and at that time he became extremely agitated.

During the conversation with Hebert, he continued to remain agitated and made comments to the dispatcher that he was going to blow up the White House. He identified himself by full name and his voice was recognized by the dispatcher to be who he stated to be.

The information was passed onto Federal authorities and later in the evening federal officers, along

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    Be safe this Thanksgiving Holiday by buckling up!

    The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) and the law enforcement officers across our state wish everyone a safe Thanksgiving holiday.

    To ensure safety, please take the time to buckle up, slow down and drive defensively in your travels around the state.

    Those who choose to not buckle up or drive aggressively have a higher chance of being stopped by law enforcement.

    The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau,

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    Legionnaires celebrate Veterans Day

    One highlight of the annual Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186’s celebration is its Auxiliary members’ traditional Thanksgiving Dinner, which includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, cranberry sauce and homemade pies. Enjoying the feast were Dennis and Myrna Johnson, Barb Baisden and Shirley Waag.

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    Whipping up ‘scrump-delicious’

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Grandma’s Infamous Butterscotch Pie.

    Upon hearing what pie she was making, her dad said ,”Oh mercy!”

    “That’ll do it for me,” added Charles Von Hagel about his daughter’s pie making.

    And boy was he tickled that she was making two of them — one just for him.

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    Community Thanksgiving service planned

    The Akron Ministerial Association is sponsoring a Thanksgiving Eve worship service to be held at Wesley United Methodist, 330 Main Street, Akron at 7:00 p.m. November 26. There will be special music and a time of fellowship following the service. An offering will be received to support the ministries of the Ministerial Association, and a non-perishable food offering will be received to support the Akron Food Pantry.

    Some of the ministries that are supported are the Akron Backpack Program, transient assistance, and the Akron Food Pantry.

    Mayor, police chief warn citizens of increased traffic enforcement

    By Julie Ann Madden

    “How many of you have drivers licenses?” Akron Interim Police Chief Kimm Nielsen asked Akron-Westfield students Monday morning.

    Almost all students raised their hands.

    “How many of you want to keep them?” he asked next.

    But it’s not only Akron-Westfield students who need to listen up, Akron police will be issuing more traffic tickets, giving less warnings, said Akron Mayor Harold Higman

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    LG Everist buys Akron’s Higman Sand & Gravel

    By Julie Ann Madden

    As of Jan. 2, 2015, Higman Sand and Gravel will no longer exist.

    This past weekend the Higman family announced they have sold their aggregate business to L.G. Everist Inc., which has its headquarters in Sioux Falls, S.D. Locally, L.G. Everist has an operation in Hawarden.

    According to L.G. Everist Chief Financial Officer Steve Mousel, “we have the opportunity here for one family-owned business to join forces with another

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    Neunaber’s trial date to be changed

    On Monday, an Akron murder suspect’s pretrial conference and trial date were changed.

    Jonathan Donald Neunaber, 44 of Akron, who has been charged with the murder of his mother, was scheduled to have his trial begin on Dec. 9.

    Now, the pretrial conference has been rescheduled to 9:15 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 8 at the Plymouth County Courthouse. As of press time Monday, a new trial date had not been determined. The parties involved were to confer and agree

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    Creating a musical in just one week

    By Julie Ann Madden

    On Monday, take two musical directors with one “Robin Hood” playbook, add 60 children and by Saturday, debut one full-scale musical.

    That’s the miracle happening this week at the Akron Opera House.

    Missoula Children’s Theatre directors Jeremy Cunningham and his wife, Jennifer Wills, are producing this miracle.

    Cunningham earned his bachelor of arts degree from Concordia

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    Ebola: Precautionary measures taken to assure Iowans’ health, safety

    The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is updating the numbers of travelers who are currently being monitored for Ebola.

    As of Nov. 6, 13 travelers, who were in the West African countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia or Guinea in the last 21 days, are now in Iowa.

    Twelve had low risk of having been exposed to Ebola in those countries, so they are being allowed to resume normal activities; however, IDPH has ordered them to self-monitor, meaning they

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    Wilken, Mustangs head to title game

    Posted November 19, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Newell-Fonda, led by Akron-Westfield alum Head Coach Brian Wilken, advanced to the 8-man championship game with a 40-18 win against H-L-V Victor (with Hartwick, Ladora and Victor students) Nov. 13 in Cedar Falls.

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    A-W youth wrestlers report

    Posted November 11, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Akron-Westfield youth wrestlers are put through the paces during their first practice of the season Nov. 4 at A-W’s wrestling room. About 30 grapplers reported. Coaches are former Westerner wrestlers Marshall Koethe, John Sievert, Tyler Schneider and David

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    Wilken leads Mustangs back to UNI-Dome

    Posted November 11, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Newell-Fonda, coached by Akron-Westfield alum Brian Wilken, rallied for a 37-36 win against Don Bosco Gilbertville in Eight-Man Quarterfinal playoff game Nov. 7.

    The Mustangs. 9-3 record, advanced to play H-L-V Victor (with Hartwick, Ladora and

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    2014 A-W season recap

    Posted November 7, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield football team’s scores for 2014 regular season were:

    Aug. 29: Hinton, lost, 40-0.

    Sept. 5: Westwood, lost, 34-6.

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    Announce engagement

    Posted November 26, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Scott and Shelly Schlumbohm, of Hawarden, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Evelyn Schlumbohm, to Chet Arlo Utesch, son of Chuck and Darla Utesch of Akron.

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    Community blood drive Dec. 5

    Posted November 26, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Akron Community Blood Drive is 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, Security National Bank Community Room.

    Please bring a valid form of identification such as your donor identification card or driver’s license.

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    Children’s theatre draws large crowd

    Posted November 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Fifty-six Akron area children participated in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Robin Hood,” sponsored by Peoples Bank and GFWC Friendship and Service Club. Two performances were presented on Saturday, Nov. 15 to

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    A-W Music Boosters

    Posted November 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Akron-Westfield is already through the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year, and one high school vocal concert has been held. There are many more upcoming elementary, middle school, and high school music performances to be listened to.

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