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Name’s set in stone

Posted November 26, 2014 at 9:50 pm

The Akron Care Center has its new entrance sign — its installation was completed this past weekend. This sign design is similar to what Akron city officials are considering for the town’s four entrance signs.

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    Facebook caption

    Posted November 26, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    The Hometowner recently put this photo on our Facebook page asking for captions. The example given was “I hope that’s not a spider I hear!” We had three responses so this time we have

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    Winter comes with a vengeance

    Posted November 19, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    On Saturday, the area received its second snowfall of the 2014-2015 winter season. About 3 inches blanketed the area by midnight Saturday. This was followed by below zero temperatures the rest of

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    Community Thanksgiving service planned

    Posted November 19, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    The Akron Ministerial Association is sponsoring a Thanksgiving Eve worship service to be held at Wesley United Methodist, 330 Main Street, Akron at 7:00 p.m. November 26. There will be special music and a time of fellowship following the service. An offering will

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    Neunaber’s trial date to be changed

    Posted November 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

    On Monday, an Akron murder suspect’s pretrial conference and trial date were changed.

    Jonathan Donald Neunaber, 44 of Akron, who has been charged with the murder of his mother, was scheduled to have his trial begin

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    Creating a musical in just one week

    Posted November 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    On Monday, take two musical directors with one “Robin Hood” playbook, add 60 children and by Saturday, debut one full-scale musical.

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    Wilken, Mustangs head to title game

    Posted November 19, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Newell-Fonda, led by Akron-Westfield alum Head Coach Brian Wilken, advanced to the 8-man championship game with a 40-18 win against H-L-V Victor (with Hartwick, Ladora and Victor students) Nov. 13 in Cedar Falls.

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    A-W youth wrestlers report

    Posted November 11, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Akron-Westfield youth wrestlers are put through the paces during their first practice of the season Nov. 4 at A-W’s wrestling room. About 30 grapplers reported. Coaches are former Westerner wrestlers Marshall Koethe, John Sievert, Tyler Schneider and David

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    Wilken leads Mustangs back to UNI-Dome

    Posted November 11, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Newell-Fonda, coached by Akron-Westfield alum Brian Wilken, rallied for a 37-36 win against Don Bosco Gilbertville in Eight-Man Quarterfinal playoff game Nov. 7.

    The Mustangs. 9-3 record, advanced to play H-L-V Victor (with Hartwick, Ladora and

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    2014 A-W season recap

    Posted November 7, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield football team’s scores for 2014 regular season were:

    Aug. 29: Hinton, lost, 40-0.

    Sept. 5: Westwood, lost, 34-6.

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    Announce engagement

    Posted November 26, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Scott and Shelly Schlumbohm, of Hawarden, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Evelyn Schlumbohm, to Chet Arlo Utesch, son of Chuck and Darla Utesch of Akron.

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    Community blood drive Dec. 5

    Posted November 26, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Akron Community Blood Drive is 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, Security National Bank Community Room.

    Please bring a valid form of identification such as your donor identification card or driver’s license.

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    Children’s theatre draws large crowd

    Posted November 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Fifty-six Akron area children participated in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Robin Hood,” sponsored by Peoples Bank and GFWC Friendship and Service Club. Two performances were presented on Saturday, Nov. 15 to

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    A-W Music Boosters

    Posted November 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Akron-Westfield is already through the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year, and one high school vocal concert has been held. There are many more upcoming elementary, middle school, and high school music performances to be listened to.

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