Akron blood drive Oct. 7

Posted September 27, 2016 at 7:49 pm

Akron Community Blood Drive is Friday, Oct. 7, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Security National Bank Community Room, 251 Reed St., Akron.

Blood donor eligibility guidelines: Weigh at least 120 pounds; At least 16 years old (16 and 17 year olds must have a signed parental/guardian permission form); Must be in general good health; Eat a good meal prior to donating blood; Drink plenty of fluids before and after donating blood; Bring a photo ID.

Schedule your appointment online at www.lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800-287-4903.

    Who’s seeking seats in Plymouth County Nov. 8?

    According to the Plymouth County Auditor’s Office election staff, the 2016 General Election Plymouth County Candidates are:

    County Supervisors

    The following are seeking supervisor seats:

    • District 2: incumbent Mark R. Loutsch

    • District 5: Gary Horton of Akron

    County Auditor

    • Stacey Feldman, incumbent

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    Register to vote

    The General Election is Nov. 8. The Plymouth County Auditor’s Office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for residents to register to vote.

    Registration forms can be obtained in person from the Plymouth County Auditor’s office at 215 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Le Mars from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Voter registration form can be also downloaded at www.co.plymouth.ia.us under Online Services and then County Forms and

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    Westfield councilors reopen City Hall

    Nine months after a fire resulted in the closing and gutting of Westfield’s City Hall building, the doors of the newly renovated building were opened to the public. At their Aug. 23 meeting, the council and Mayor Mike Tadlock held their first monthly meeting back in the building. Gone is the horseshoe-shaped councilor seating. Now they sit around this elongated conference table. The chairs are wooden kitchen-like chairs — not the turquoise-plastic ones of the 1950s and 1960s. From Left: Beth Terpstra, Marcia

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    First time woman serves as commissioner

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Her final vote was cast at about 8:40 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the Union County Commission table — it was to appoint her replacement to the Commission.

    When a vacancy occurs on a South Dakota county commission board, statute allows the county auditor to fill the interim seat.

    When Union County Commissioner Bob Ballard moved out of his

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    Premier Communications purchases Consolidated Communications

    Akron area residents with land-line phones have been notified that their telephone company, Consolidated Communications, has been bought by Premier Communications of Sioux Center.

    The official sale closing date was Sept. 1.

    Premier Communications was formed in 1906 with the simple goal of providing the latest technology with great customer service,” according to a letter current customers received. “We are proud to say we have not wavered from that original goal.”

    “Being

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    Total Motors may close in Akron

    By Julie Ann Madden

    It’s as simple as not enough new vehicles sold at the Total Motors in Akron, owner Scott Taylor told The Akron Hometowner.

    Since 2013, Total Motors owners and staff have worked countless hours and poured a lot of time and energy to bring the store to where it is today, said Taylor in a press release. “Due to inefficiency of sales, we have come to the point where Ford Motor Company will be pulling the New

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    Hospital officials change entrance location to Emergency Room

    Due to the construction process at Hawarden Regional Healthcare, the relocation of the Emergency Room and Inpatient entrance will be moved to the Outpatient

    entrance or the Hospital entrance on L Street on the west side of the Hospital.

    On Sept. 15 at Noon: All outpatient, inpatient and emergency room patients will need to use this entrance. Hawarden Regional Healthcare will provide wayward signage to assist the public to find the same great services with a unified entry point.

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    To Do List: Make scarecrows for contest

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Their goal is to have at least 50 scarecrows lining the Akron City Park cul de sac drive along Iowa Highway 12 come the morning of Sept. 17, which is the date for the 16th annual Great Akron Scarecrow Festival.

    But it’s not all work for the 37 members of the General Federated Women’s Club locally known as the Friendship & Service Club. Every Monday night during the month before the festival, Harold Higman Jr. opens

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    A-W students select Homecoming Royalty candidates

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Which “Super Heroes” are candidates hoping to reign over the Akron-Westfield Westerners’ Homecoming were announced Sept. 2 by Grades 7-12 Principal Derek Briggs and High School Guidance Counselor Krista Weiland.

    Queen Candidates

    The 2016 A-W Homecoming Queen candidates are:

    • Bailey Davis, daughter of Kim and Rich Davis of Akron;

    • Jessica

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    A-W evens record at 2-2!!!

    Posted September 22, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    By: Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners evened their season record at two and two but more important the Westerners are 2-0 in district play.

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    A-W spikers beat WC in West Sioux tourney

    Posted September 22, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    A mixed bag of results is the best way to describe Akron-Westfield’s day at the four-match West Sioux Invitational tournament as the Lady Westerners had a 1-3 record.

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    James has INT in Mustangs’ latest win

    Posted September 22, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Morningside College senior Taylor James garnered his fourth career interception as the Mustangs opened Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) play with a dominating 87-14 win over Dordt College Sept. 17 in Sioux Center.

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    A-W falls in 2 sets to Le Mars, go 0-4

    Posted September 22, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team battled host Le Mars in a tournament hosted by the Bulldogs Sept. 10.

    Le Mars won 21-7, and 21-10.

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    A-W shut out Wildcats, 24-0

    Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners took to the highway and traveled to Moville to tangle with the Woodbury Central Wildcats.

    A-W showed marked improvement as they punished WC for

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    A-W spikers shut out Lady Hawks

    Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team made it two wins in its first three matches with a 3-0 shutout of Remsen-St. Mary’s in a War Eagle Conference match Sept. 8.

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    Banks leads his Chargers’ squad

    Posted September 14, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    The Briar Cliff men’s golf team was in action at the first day of the Siouxland Invite held at Landsmeer Country Club in Orange City Sept. 8.

    The Chargers had two teams competing with Tavian Banks

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    Hinton ambushes Westerners

    Posted September 1, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    It’s time to put away the previews, ratings, tabloids and whatever else and go back to work.

    Akron-Westfield opened their 2016 football season with high hopes and

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    Lady Westerners outlast Westwood in opener

    Posted September 1, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    A huge crowd was on hand to start the girls’ volleyball season and the Lady Westerners’ squad started well with a 3-1 win over Westwood Aug. 25 on A-W’s new gym floor.

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    Knights’ ‘Answer the Call’ raises $53k

    Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus of Akron members conducted the 36th annual Phonothon from Parish Hall Sept. 7 and raised more than $3,900.

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    Westerners show patriotism

    Posted September 14, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Many Akron-Westfield students dressed up in a USA theme for the Woodbury Central game Sept. 9 in Moville in honor of the 15th anniversary of 9/11. From left to right: Callie Henrich, Maddie Hemmrlick, Lexi Koele,

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    Announce engagement

    Posted September 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Jack and Sherri Miller of Le Mars, Iowa, are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Makayla Ann Miller, to Joshua Timothy Davidson of Orange City, Iowa.

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    Annalise Kally Schoenfelder

    Posted September 6, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Dr. Allison and Nick Schoenfelder, of Akron, are proud to announce the arrival of a daughter, Annalise Kally Schoenfelder. Annalise was born July 6, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. She weighed 7 pounds 14

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    Happy 90th Birthday!

    Posted September 1, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Please join us in celebrating Mildred VanDonge’s 90th Birthday

    Saturday, Sept. 10

    2-4 p.m.

    Wesley United

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    Clementson family reunion

    Posted August 31, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    The 2016 Clementson Family Reunion was held on Saturday, Aug. 6 at the St. Patrick’s Parish Hall in Akron. Posing for a Clementson family photo are (Front Row l-r:) Neva Gardner, Shirley Waag, Evonne Bancroft, Esther Haines, JoAnn

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