Iowa voters face new election laws

Posted January 13, 2018 at 10:51 pm

Voter Identification laws went into effect Jan. 1.

Now registered voters will be asked to show their Identification Card before voting at election polls.

Anyone who does not have their ID will be asked to sign an oath verifying their identity and will be allowed to cast a regular ballot.

However, if a voter requests an absentee ballot, they will be required to include their driver’s license/non-operator’s ID number of their Voter ID Card’s PIN number on the absentee ballot request form.

Voters Who Don’t Have

Acceptable ID

Registered voters who do not have an Iowa driver’s license or a non-operator’s ID will

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    Fifth business opens in South Street Plaza

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Soon the Akron community will have a licensed esthetician providing body waxing services.

    According to Wikipedia, “Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different human hair growth cycle. Almost any area

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    Akron officials take Oaths of Office

    By Julie Ann Madden

    “Out with the old and in with the new” is part of the new year for elected officials.

    On Dec. 19, Akron Mayor Sharon Frerichs gave the Oath of Office to Councilor Alex Pick and newly-elected Joe Small as they officially take their council seats at the Tuesday, Jan. 9 meeting.

    In addition, the current council said goodbye to Councilor Gerry Stowers who didn’t seek reelection in November 2017.

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    Joe’s Repair marks first anniversary

    By Julie Ann Madden

    As December 2017 came to a close, an Akron man celebrated his first anniversary of working at his passion.

    Hawarden native Joe Hook, now of Akron, began repairing electronics again last December after nearly two decades working along his wife, Dodie Hook, at The Akron Hometowner.

    Tinkering with electronics is Hook’s passion, a career he started shortly after graduating from Perry High

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    Nurse practitioner begins seeing patients at Akron clinic

    By Julie Ann Madden

    As the New Year rolls in, Akron Mercy Medical Clinic patients will have an additional choice of medical care providers.

    Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Milby will begin seeing patients in January.

    The Eagle Grove native graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1991 and earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge.

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    Wishing for ‘World Peace’

    By Julie Ann Madden

    World Peace.

    That is what one Akron-Westfield senior asked Santa Claus to bring her during the Akron Area Chamber of Commerce’s Nov. 29 Hometown Christmas celebration.

    “World Peace is no fighting,” said 18-year-old Kiana Appley. “Everyone gets along.”

    “Obviously, that’s pretty hard because there’s always going to be people who have

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    Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Akron-Westfield Community

    School District will hold a public hearing on the 8th day of January, 2018, at 6:30 P.M. central

    time, at the School Library, 850 Kerr Drive, Akron, Iowa, on the conveyance of property to Basil

    R. Price and Angela D. Price, their successors and/or assigns, of real estate owned by the District

    located at 241 Mill Street,

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    Carlin wins Senate seat

    By Julie Ann Madden

    In a special election on Dec. 12, a Republican will fulfill the Iowa Senate vacancy created by the resignation of Republican Senator Bill Anderson.

    Republican Iowa Rep. Jim Carlin, of Sioux City, received the seat with 1,724 votes, or 62 percent of the votes cast. He defeated Democrat Todd Wendt, of Le Mars, who received 1,065 votes in State Senate District No. 3.

    There were three write-in votes cast.

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    Akron electric rates increase 6 percent

    By Julie Ann Madden

    It’s official.

    Akron councilors increased electric rates 6 percent at their Nov. 28 meeting.

    However, customers, including Akron residents, won’t fill the pinch until April 2018 as the first meter reading for this increase will be March 25, 2018.

    According to Akron City Administrator Dan Rolfes, the cause of the increase is the city’s Electric Substation Improvement Project.

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    Wrestlers participate in G-T/R-A Invitational

    Posted January 13, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    The Akron-Westfield wrestling team participated in the Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Invitational Jan. 6.

    Other teams also participating were Garner-Hayfield-Ventura, Okoboji, West Bend-Mallard, Manson-Northwest Webster, and North Union.

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    A-W boys beat Trinity

    Posted January 13, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    The Akron-Westfield boys’ basketball team pulled out the win over Trinity Christian, 62-55, Jan. 5 in Hull, bringing their overall record to 3-7. Conference record is 2-4.

    A-W trailed

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    A-W girls have easy time over Trinity Christian

    Posted January 13, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    The Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team rolled over Trinity Christian Jan. 5, 59-16, bringing their overall record to 8-3. Conference record is 4-2.

    Leading scorer for A-W Jaden Harris with

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    A-W falls to tough Unity Christian team

    Posted December 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield boys’ basketball team ran in to a tough Unity Christian team at home Dec. 14 losing, 58-39.

    Unity jumped to an early 24-9 lead but A-W fought

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    A-W girls fall to Unity

    Posted December 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team lost to Unity Christian at home Dec. 12, 67-42.

    Leading scorer for A-W was Jaden Harris with 15 which came from three 3-pointers and

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    A-W participates in EP-J Invitational

    Posted December 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield wrestling team traveled to Elk Point to participate in the Elk Point-Jefferson Invitational Dec. 16.

    The top finishers for A-W were John Henrich champion at 160 and Christian Wolthuizen third place at 182.

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    Waterbury named All-District

    Posted December 15, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Akron-Westfield senior Courtney Waterbury was named to the Class 1A North West All-District Vollleyball Team through the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.

    During the 2017 season, Waterbury played in 67

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    Business Spotlight: ClicknPick, a one-stop photography shop

    Posted January 2, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Their business idea is totally different from typical photography studios.

    At ClicknPick, the customer buys “studio time” to use the professional cameras, props and backgrounds supplied by ClicknPick

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    Announce Engagement

    Posted December 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Rod and Sandy Gnirk of Lexington, Neb. would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Colette Gnirk to Dennis Eldon Wilken. Dennis is the son of John and Mary

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