Chuggers closes

Posted April 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm

After eight years, Chuggers bar owners shut the doors.

The establishment, located at 230 Reed St., was owned by Cody Moffatt.

But the familiar face behind the bar was his mother, Chris, who managed the bar since its inception.

At this time, the business is not for sale, said his father, Richard Moffatt.

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    Von Hofsteder receives prison sentence

    By Julie Ann Madden

    An Akron man will spend up to 11 years in prison after being convicted of Class D Felony Lascivious Acts With A Child and three counts of aggravated misdemeanor Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

    For the felony, Judge Edward Jacobson sentenced Wilhelm Von Hofsteder, 57, to a maximum of five years in prison and on each of the aggravated misdemeanors, a maximum of

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    The Anderson Report by Senator Bill Anderson

    Thank you for the honor of representing you in the Iowa Senate. Please feel free to contact me with your questions, comments and ideas. You can reach me at 712-898-2505 or email to bill.anderson@legis.iowa.gov.

    Budget bills continue to bounce between the two chambers. It appears a handful of these bills will end up in conference committee. Obviously, this development will take the session into extra innings.

    This Week in the Senate

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    Grape & Wine Industry free workshops to be held this weekend, April 29 – 30

    ISU Extension & Outreach and Flavors of Northwest Iowa will be offering two FREE workshops for people who may be interested in establishing a commercial winegrape vineyard or winery in Iowa.

    Mike White, ISU Extension’s Viticulture (grape) specialist will be leading both of these workshops.

    The first workshop: Iowa’s Grape & Wine Industry 101 will be held this Friday, April 29 at the Woodbury County ISU Extension and Outreach office at 4728 Southern Hills Drive in Sioux City.

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    Akron officials terminate assistant police chief

    By Julie Ann Madden

    At 10:36 a.m., Akron councilors met in closed session for four minutes Friday, April 15, but took no action in open session.

    The meeting was called to order by Mayor Sharon Frerichs with Councilors Gerry Stowers, Kasey Mitchell and Denise Loutsch-Beitelspacher present. Councilor Alex Pick was present via phone call, and Councilor Jenell Lanning was absent. City Administrator Gary Horton was allowed to stay in the closed session.

    The

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    Akron to raise its utility rates

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron councilors plan to raise the city’s utility rates Tuesday, April 26.

    First, they will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m., where residents can voice their comments and concerns. Then the council will hold their first of three readings on the rate increase proposal. They can choose to waive the second and third readings and enact the rate change.

    According to Akron City Administrator Gary Horton, city officials

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    It’s a family affair

    The recent production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” last weekend at Akron Opera House contained nine members of the Skip Harris family. From left, Amy (Director and Narrator) and Kevin (Orchestra conductor) Linder and Amy’s son Nick Schnell (Asher); Jill (one of the wives) and Tom (Levi) Schroeder and son Cameron Schroeder (Gad); and Lisa (one of the wives) and Jon (Pharoah) Harris and son Michael Harris (Joseph). The production was incredible and had a large audience at each performance. Kudos to the

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    Two transported to hospital after accident near Akron

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Four people received injuries in a two-vehicle accident at 2:18 p.m., Tuesday, April 12 on Iowa Highway 12, just south of 140th Street and north of Akron.

    Dana Gail Rose, 24, Alvord, was driving a 2005 Chrysler van northbound on Iowa Highway 12 when she decided to turn around in a driveway in the 14,000 block of Iowa Highway 12.

    David Allen

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    Memory Loss

    The Alzheimer and Memory Loss Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the South Dakota Alzheimer’s Association, will meet Monday, April 25, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Vermillion Public Library. in Vermillion, S.D.

    All caregivers of memory loss persons are welcome to attend.

    Contact persons are Fern Kaufman, 605-624-4898 or Marilyn Abraham at 605-934 2534.

    Caregivers group to meet

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    From the desk of Rep. Chuck Holz

    Friends,

    A bill that dealt with county medical examiner fees is HF 2446. This bill states that when a person dies in a certain county that is not their home county, then the county can go to the person’s home county and collect fees for the autopsy. This does not cover immigrants or people from outside the country. The county would still be responsible for the autopsy fees for these people. This helps offset the cost of autopsies for people

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    Special Olympians earn honors at Spring Games

    Posted April 29, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Four area Special Olympics participants competed in the Northwest Iowa Spring Games, a track and field meet at Dordt College in Sioux Center.

    Results included:

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    A-W girls gain two more dual wins

    Posted April 29, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ track and field team continued to show good progress at the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Relays held April 22 in Hartley.

    “The girls are getting better and improving

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    A-W girls track aims for strong finish

    Posted April 29, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ track and field team continued to show good progress at the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Relays held April 22 in Hartley.

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    A-W’s Lavaway wins at SB-L Relays

    Posted April 29, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ track and field team competed at the Warriorette Relays April 21 hosted by Sergeant Bluff-Luton.

    The Lady Westerners’ highlight was Morgan Lavaway winning the High

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    A-W boys golf wins two

    Posted April 29, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    On April 14 – 15, Akron-Westfield boys’ gained two of three wins — first against Remsen-St. Mary’s then against MMC-RU. They downed RSM, 192-202 and MMC-RU, 175-182. However, Unity Christian won 159-190.

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    A-W long jumpers lead way

    Posted April 29, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ track and field team competed at the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Relays in Hartley April 22.

    The Westerners were led by the

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    Banks competes for Chargers in home golf tourney

    Posted April 29, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    The Briar Cliff University men’s golf team hosted its own home BCU Mini Tour Stop invitational April 18 and 19 at Two Rivers Golf Club in North Sioux City, S.D.

    The Chargers placed 11th with a

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    NWC has rough go in Eastern Iowa

    Posted April 29, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Northwestern College was swept by Clarke University in a non-conference softball doubleheader April 22 in Dubuque, Iowa. The Red Raiders dropped Game One 5-2 and lost Game Two, 8-1.

    Game One

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    A-W boys compete at UC tourney

    Posted April 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    The Westerners’ golf team competed at the Unity Christian boys’ tournament April 16 at Landsmeer Golf Course in Orange City.

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    Engagement Announced

    Posted April 29, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Brad and Chris Harvey of Akron are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Marissa Harvey, to Jeremiah Fuller, son of Betty and Bob Reitz of Toledo, Iowa.

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    Financial guides now added to Akron Library

    Posted April 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    April is National Financial Literacy Month. In honor of that, Legacy Financial donated The ABC’s of Getting Out of Debt audio book by Garrett Sutton, The Total Money Makeover book by Dave

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    Want to know A-W Girls Scouts do?

    Posted April 19, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Stop by the Akron Public Library this month and check out the local Girl Scouts troops’ display and read what the troops have been doing this school year and why it’s such a

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    Eli Rose Less

    Posted April 19, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Welcome Baby!

    Mitch and Liz Less, of Akron, are happy to announce the arrival of their daughter, Eli Rose. She was born at 8:44 p.m. on March 10, 2016, at Mercy

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    Akron Legionnaires begin flag fundraiser

    Posted April 13, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Imagine if every Akron home had two flags in their yards on special occasions. What a message it would say about the Akron community’s appreciation of our country and its veterans.

    Albert E. Hoschler American Legion

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    Akron Historical Society begins museum summer programs

    Posted April 7, 2016 at 5:00 am

    On the first Saturday of each month, the Akron Historical Society will open the Akron Area Museum from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    But first, to kick off the “Saturdays at the Akron Museum,” there will be

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    Akron librarians offer ‘amnesty’ during National Library Week

    Posted April 7, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Have an overdue library book? Or just found that book your child didn’t return years ago? The Akron librarians have just the solution.

    Return overdue library materials to the Akron Public Library during National Library Week,

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    The Anderson Report

    by Senator Bill Anderson

    Thank you for the honor of representing you in the Iowa Senate. Please feel free to

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