Akron Community Foundation receives $100,000 boost

Posted January 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

Mike Hohenstein, Advisory Board Chair of the Akron Community Foundation (ACF), an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation, is proud to announce a major gift of $100,000 to their endowment fund.

“This is a wonderful gift to the Akron Community Foundation that will benefit the Akron community for years to come,” said Hohenstein, “Florence Peterson established the first seeds of giving through her estate to establish the Akron Community Foundation and it is additional gifts like this from Mary and John Lucken that will continue to help our endowment grow and will benefit our wonderful community of Akron.”

The additional gifts and continued growth of the ACF endowment will ensure that the Akron Community Foundation will be able to award grants for the exclusive benefit of the Akron community

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    Reimbursement available for Child Development Home Providers

    The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a USDA Child Nutrition Program administered in Iowa by the Iowa Department of Education, Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services. CACFP provides meal reimbursement to child development home providers for serving nutritious meals to children enrolled in their child care home. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, meals served in child development homes are available to all enrolled participants for no separate meal charge. To participate in CACFP, contact Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. at 800-859-2025 for more information.

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    A-W’s third bond attempt fails

    By Julie Ann Madden

    On Dec. 11, Akron-Westfield School District’s special bond vote ended nearly 10 percent short of the 60 percent needed to pass.

    There were 807 ballots cast in this special election — 50.56 percent voted to approve the $6.99 million General Obligation Bond, and 49.44 percent voted against it.

    With this being the third bond attempt, school board members tried a new facility improvement plan with new election tactics.

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    Bank Holiday Hours

    Peoples Bank

    Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 closing at noon

    Christmas, Dec. 25 Closed

    New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 closing at 3 p.m.

    New Year’s Day, Jan. 1 Closed

    Security National Bank

    Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 closing at noon

    Christmas, Dec. 25 Closed


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    There will be NO

    Akron Hometowner

    printed December 26

    The office

    will be closed

    Dec. 20 – 27

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    Missouri, Big Sioux River paddlefish licenses available now for fishermen2019,

    From Dec. 15 through Jan. 7, Iowa anglers can buy the Missouri and Big Sioux River paddlefish license and tags.

    Special paddlefish license and tags are available on the Iowa Department of Natural Resources online licenses sales website at www.iowadnr.gov or by telephone at 800-367-1188.

    To purchase this special .license, one must also have a valid Iowa fishing license. Both residents and nonresidents can get these special paddlefish licenses.

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    Nature Center sets holiday hours

    The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center will be closed the following days for the holidays:

    • Monday, December 24;

    • Tuesday, December 25; and

    • Tuesday, January 1:.

    Be ware of grandparents’ scam

    Attorney General Marty Jackley’s Consumer Protection Division confirms that the grandparents scam is targeting seniors this holiday season.

    “As your Attorney General, I continue to make this plea to talk with seniors you know and care about to discuss this scam,” said Jackley. “This is a scam of opportunity and the holiday season is the perfect opportunity to play on victim’s emotions.”

    The scam begins with a telephone call from someone claiming to be a grandchild or other family

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    Winter brings frosty mornings

    The chilly weather does make some pretty pictures in the morning! Saturday, Dec. 8 people awoke to a winter wonderland. And on Monday, Dec. 10 it was the same picture and the temperature was around nine degrees. However, the temperature reached in to the 30s Monday getting rid of the frosty picture. Both in town and country experienced the beauty. The extended forecast looks fairly good with partly cloudy and sunny skies throughout the week and temperatures in the 30s during the day and in the

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    Hometowner has new graphic designer

    There is a new face at The Akron Hometowner who has been busy creating ads for customers and designing the pages of The Akron Hometowner newspaper.

    Jennifer Vondrak, of Merrill, began as The Akron Hometowner’s graphic designer on Sept. 20.

    The Hinton High School Class of 2014 alum earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design+ Media Arts with minors in Art and English Writing from Mount Marty College in

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    Wrestlers have champion and two runners-up

    Posted January 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield wrestling team participated in the Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire (GT/RA) Invite Jan. 5 and had one champion with John Henrich and two runners-up with Jader Briggs and Taylor Heeren.

    Henrich remains undefeated as he went through three

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    A-W boys win in overtime

    Posted January 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

    It was exciting, it was back-and-forth, and it was a great basketball game to watch as the Akron-Westfield boys defeated Trinity Christian, 75-73, in overtime at home Jan. 4. This brought the boys’ overall record

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    A-W girls demolish Trinity Christian

    Posted January 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team hosted Trinity Christian Jan. 4 and had no problem handling the Tigers, winning 66-33.

    The girls’ record is 5-6 overall and 4-2 in conference.

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    A-W wrestlers compete in Elk Point

    Posted December 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield wrestlers traveled to Elk Point, SD, Dec. 15 to compete in the Elk Point-Jefferson Invitational. A-W had one champion, John Henrich at 160; a second-place finish by Jader Briggs at 113; and a fifth-place finish by Taylor Heeren at 220.

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    A-W boys demolish CC-E

    Posted December 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team hosted Clay Central-Everly Dec. 14 demolishing them 75-32. The boys’ record is 2-4 and conference record is 1-3.

    Nick Jacobs had a hot hand leading

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    A-W boys lose to Unity

    Posted December 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team traveled to Unity Christian Dec. 11 and come home with a 69-39 loss.

    Nick Jacobs was top scorer for A-W with 13 from one three-point shot, three field goals, and four

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    A-W girls plow over CC-E

    Posted December 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team had an easy time handling Clay Central-Everly at home Dec. 14 coming away with a 51-15 win. A-W’s record now stands at 3-4 and in the conference 2-2.

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    A-W girls fall to Unity

    Posted December 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team lost to Unity Christian Dec. 11 at Unity, 74-60.

    Leading scorer for A-W was Brooke Koele with 14 coming from one three-point shot, five field goals, one free throw. She also

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    A-W boys win opener

    Posted December 6, 2018 at 1:24 am

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team traveled to Remsen Nov. 27 to face MMCRU and came away winning, 63-58 in their season opener.

    Top scorer for A-W was Nick Jacobs downing 18 points with four three-pointers and

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    Librarians’ Winter Reading Program for adults is underway in Akron

    Posted January 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

    “Libraries Rock!” is the title of the Akron Public Library’s 2019 Winter Reading Program and people can already start “rockin” in the prizes which include Akron Chamber Bucks, gift certificates, clothing, merchandise and goodies.

    The Grand

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    Beat the winter blues at the Akron library

    Posted December 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

    January in Iowa is typically cold, wintry blasts from Old Man Winter — day after day until all are cranky and bored with staying inside to keep warm because of ice and inches of snow on the ground.

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    Peoples Bank employees honored for 10 years

    Posted December 18, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Two Peoples Bank employees in Akron were recently recognized for 10 years of Service: Customer Service Representative Kellie Nygard and Insurance Agent Dave Borchers with Peoples Insurance.

    “We would like to thank Kellie for her outstanding

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    Solstice Snowshoe Hike set for Dec. 20

    Posted December 18, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Snowshoe or hike the trails at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 3:00 p.m. to celebrate the upcoming Winter Solstice.

    If there is enough snow to snowshoe, participants will be strapping on

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News Archived

    Troopers had busy weekend

    The blizzard that stretched across the southern third and parts of eastern Iowa Sunday was a friendly reminder of winter driving and Iowa

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