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Akron Council Who’s Who…

Posted June 20, 2018 at 4:15 pm

Prior to the Akron councilors’ June 12 meeting, city officials posed for cameras. (Front Row l-r:) Councilors Joe Small, Kasey Mitchell, Alex Pick, (Back Row l-r:) Jenell Lanning, Denise Loutsch-Beitelspacher and Mayor Sharon Frerichs.

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    What is it? It is…

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Some thought it was a new entrance sign welcoming people to the Akron community.

    But it is not.

    It’s an Iowa Department of Transportation’s GPS system site, according to IDOT Statewide Real Time Network Coordinator Steve Milligan.

    When IDOT officials closed Akron’s maintenance facility, they lost their GPS Real Time Network (RTN)base

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    Snell exhibit opens at Museum

    Two attorneys who were the only father-son team ever to serve in the Iowa Supreme Court are the subject for a traveling exhibit now on display at the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars.

    The display, featuring Justice Bruce M. Snell Jr. and his father, Justice Bruce M. Snell Sr., officially opened on the first day of the Le Mars “Ice Cream Days” on Wednesday, June 13, and will continue through June 29. The exhibit is located in the main hallway on the first floor

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    Foot Care Clinic is June 18

    Nathanael Parish Health Ministry is offering foot care at Nathanael Lutheran Church on Monday, June 18.

    Anyone needing foot care is welcome to come.

    Professional screening, assessment, education, and foot care treatment will be provided by LuAnn Carlson, RN, who is trained and certified in foot care. Treatment includes toenails clipped and filed, electric grinding of thick nails, corns; and calluses buffed, plus blood pressure.

    To register for the Foot Care Clinic,

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    Westfield Council seeks sale bids on old Riversioux tornado slide

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Westfield’s insurance carrier has said the Riversioux tornado slide must be removed from the Westfield City Park — it is no longer deemed safe for children to play on.

    Therefore, Westfield councilors made the decision to put the slide up for sale. They are seeking sealed bids to sell it with the stipulation the new owners remove it from the park.

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    Primary Election: June 5

    Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5 in all 13 Plymouth County voting precincts.

    Voters going to the polls will be nominating officials for partisan offices ranging from State and County offices.

    REMINDER: All voters are required to show either an Iowa Driver’s License, non-operator ID, or 4-digit PIN number found on your Voter Identification Card in order to vote at the polls. If proper identification

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    What is freedom worth?

    “(My son) Michael felt it was worth his life,” said the father of the late Lt. Michael P. Murphy who was a U.S. Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan.

    Sons of American Legion Post No. 186 Commander Steve Liebetrau quoted Murphy, noting most people today, even though we have been at war for the last 17 years, would not be able to tell you why we even celebrate Memorial Day.

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    Notice of General Election

    Notice is hereby given that there will be a Primary Election in Plymouth County, Iowa, at the polling places in each of the voting precincts on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, for the purpose of nominating the candidates for federal, state, and county offices. The polls in all voting precincts will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Public testing on the voting machines will begin on Tuesday, May 29th at 10:00 a.m.. in the Election storage room on the 1st floor of the courthouse.

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    All A-W tracksters medal at state

    All five Akron-Westfield state track participants received a medal by finishing in the top eight at the Iowa State Track Meet in Des Moines May 17-19. (l-r) Brynn Van Eldik, Kiana Appley, Leighton Blake, Jordan Neubrand, Shaylee Siebens. The 4×100 team of Brynn, Kiana, Jordan, and Shaylee placed fifth, Shaylee also placed fourth in the 100 Meter Dash, and Leighton placed sixth in the 100 Meter Dash.

    (See story on Page 12)

    A-W clawed by WS Falcons

    Posted June 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The visiting West Sioux Falcons defeated The Akron-Westfield Westerner girls 5-3 on June 6.

    A-W scored first as Brynn Van

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    Posted June 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The visiting West Sioux Falcons were not the least bit gracious on June 6 in a non-conference game as they pummeled the Akron-Westfield boys 14-2.

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    Akron Rebels

    Posted June 12, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    The Akron Rebels faced Garretson, SD, Sunday, June 3, and won the game 5-1.

    Jared Kirkeby was the winning pitcher. He pitched 7 1/3 innings and only gave up two hits, walked three and struck out

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    A-W wins opener

    Posted May 31, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield boys traveled to Le Mars May 21 to play Gehlen Catholic in the season opener and came home with a 4-1 win.

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    A-W girls golf – fourth time to state

    Posted May 31, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    For the fourth consecutive year and defending state champions from 2017, the Akron-Westfield girls golf team competed in the Class 1A state golf meet May 29-30 at the American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown.

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    A-W receives medals in four events at Iowa State Track meet

    Posted May 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

    The five members of the Akron-Westfield track team who participated in the 2018 Iowa State Track and Field meet May 17-19 represented the school and towns well. The team brought home one fourth place, one fifth place, and two sixth place medals. The

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    Olson is honored

    Posted June 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Vernold Olson of Akron was awarded a certificate and pin from Hospice for being a veteran. Vernold was in active duty in the U.S. Army for five years. Vernold’s Hospice volunteer is Warren Thompson, Commander

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    50 years together

    Posted June 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Garry and Cheryl Jacobson of Akron will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 22, 2018.

    Garry Jacobson and the former Cheryl Huggenberger were married June

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    90th Birthday

    Posted June 20, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Ramona Vander Helm will be turning 90 years old on June 24. Cake will be served in her honor during fellowship time at Immanuel Lutheran Church on her birthday, Sunday, June 24.

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    Seeking classmates of Akron Class of 1978

    Posted June 12, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    All Akron Class of 1878 alumni are encouraged to mark Aug. 4 on their calendars to attend their 40th Class Reunion.

    The class’ Reunion Committee includes Beth Rust, 712-212-1880; Rodney Anderson, 605-670-8378; Irene Hoffman, 605-360-5410; Mary

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