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A-W ag educator is state award finalist

Posted January 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

“Have a passion in what you do in life. Don’t settle for any old job. Go into a job that you enjoy doing and make it your life. Don’t make it your job. Make it your life.”

That’s just one of the gifts A-W Ag Educator Randy Kroksh is passing on to his 72 students as he teaches Animal Science, Plant & Soil Science, Applied Ag Science (Ag I), Biotechnology, Ag Business Management, Horticulture, Food Science, Middle School Ag Exploratory, and Ag Independent Study. He also is advisor to 45 FFA members.

“Mr. Kroksh goes above and beyond in and outside the classroom to ensure that

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    Todd Colt named District Athletic Director of the Year

    Posted January 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Akron-Westfield Athletic Director Todd Colt was named 2019 Northwest District High School Athletic Director of the Year by The Iowa Athletic Directors Association (IHSADA). He will be recognized at the annual IHSADA State Covention March 24 at

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    Celebrating ‘first’ Christmases

    Posted December 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Several businesses are marking their first Christmas in Akron:

    • Akron Golf Course has a new manager,

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    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

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    Reimbursement available for Child Development Home Providers

    Posted January 3, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    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

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    A-W’s third bond attempt fails

    Posted December 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

    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

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    Bank Holiday Hours

    Posted December 19, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Peoples Bank

    Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 closing at noon

    Christmas, Dec. 25 Closed

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

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    NOTICE

    Posted December 18, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    There will be NO

    Akron Hometowner

    printed December 26

    The office

    will be closed

    Dec. 20 – 27

    Nature Center sets holiday hours

    Posted December 18, 2018 at 9:15 pm

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

    • Monday, December 24;

    • Tuesday, December 25; and

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    Be ware of grandparents’ scam

    Posted December 18, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    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

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    Winter brings frosty mornings

    Posted December 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

    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

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    Hometowner has new graphic designer

    Posted December 11, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    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,

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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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    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 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 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 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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