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Honoring our heroes: Past, Present & Future

Posted November 15, 2018 at 6:00 am

The 185th Air Refueling Unit Color Guard presented the colors at the Akron-Westfield Veterans Day Programs. Veterans attending (Front Row l-r:) were Roger Cromwell, Earl Hilliker, Daryl Myers, Arden Gale, Evan Studley, Keith Swanson, Gary Hillrichs, Bill Young, James Clinton, (Back Row l-r:) Warren Thompson, Bob Watson, Paul Bernard, Stan Rolfes, Garry Jacobson, Lawrence Maynard, Mark Gambaiana (non-veteran program speaker), Jason Jager and Kaylene Hawkins. Sons of American Legion Commander Steve Liebetrau (far left) emceed the program, which was organized by the SAL and A-W students and presented Monday morning.

    Akron Chamber hosts ‘Shop Local Saturday’

    Posted November 15, 2018 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    While store chains and big box stores are touting their Black Friday specials, Akron entrepreneurs are offering area residents a fun day of shopping right here at home on Saturday, Nov. 24.

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    Trunk-or-treat winner

    Posted November 9, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Trinity Lutheran Church’s “Noah’s Ark” trunk-or-treat display was named the first place winner in the Akron Area Chamber of Commerce’s trunk-or-treat contest.

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    Akron has ‘Iowa Hospital Hero’

    Posted November 9, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    It was her first mission trip, and its impact was life-changing for Akron Mercy Medical Clinic Nurse Practitioner Jennifer (Hadley) Milby.

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    Legion hosts 90th Veterans Day Celebration

    Posted November 15, 2018 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186 members and its Auxiliary held their 90th annual Veterans Day activities on Saturday, Nov. 10.

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    Most incumbents keep their Iowa seats

    Posted November 13, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Plymouth County had a voter turnout of 60.62 percent with 10,761 voters casting ballots. There are 17,753 registered voters.

    Voter turnout across the state mirrored Plymouth

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    Welcome back, Akron postal carriers!

    Posted November 9, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    It was seven years ago that United States Postal Service officials decided that Akron’s mail should be processed at the Hawarden Post Office site.

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    A-W football earns state playoff trophy

    Posted November 9, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    The Akron-Westfield football team ended its season at home Nov. 2 in the Class A quarterfinals of the state playoffs. West Hancock defeated the Westerners, 50-14, to advance to the semifinals Nov. 9, 10

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    Absentee Voter information

    Posted November 2, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    The Plymouth County Auditor’s Office will be open Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for the purpose of voting an absentee ballot in the Nov. 6 General Election.

    Please enter through the north

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    A-W volleyball ends season at Regionals

    Posted November 2, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team ended its season Oct. 25 falling to Westwood 3-1 in Round No. 2 of the Class 1A Regionals. (Front Row l-r:) Megan Swancutt, Melissa Meinen, Megan Meinen,

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    A-W: Tops in sportsmanship

    Posted November 15, 2018 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Last year the Akron-Westfield School District’s coaches and student-athletes conducted themselves with good sportsmanship.

    In fact, A-W was one of 166 schools who had no student-athletes

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    A-W has 21 named to Academic All-District

    Posted November 15, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Akron-Westfield had 21 football players and cheerleaders named Class A District 1 Academic All-District.

    Seniors: Josh Armstrong, Aydin Dicks, Aaron Hartman, John Henrich, Nash Lininger, Spencer Olson, Chase Stowe, Scott Toben, Dominic Trobaugh, Cheerleaders Raleigh Edwards,

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    A-W represented on All-District

    Posted November 15, 2018 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield football team was well represented on the Class A District 1 All-District Team.

    First Team: A-W Seniors: Nick Jacobs, quarterback; John Henrich, Linebacker; Chase Stowe, wide receiver; Reagan

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    A-W volleyball ends great season

    Posted November 2, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team put up a hard fight Oct. 25 in the second round of Regionals but lost the battle to Westwood 3-1 to end their season with a 16-8 record. Game scores: 19-25,

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    A-W volleyball wins first round

    Posted November 2, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team won their first round of Regional action Oct. 22 at home. The Lady Westerners defeated Remsen St. Mary’s 3-0. Set scores: 25-15, 25-12, 25-13.

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    A-W does in WW Rebels

    Posted November 2, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners traveled to Sloan to renew acquaintances with the Rebels of Westwood. A-W, who lost the first game of the season to WW 7-6,

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    A-W in the State Playoffs

    Posted October 26, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners got into the state playoffs to face the Westwood Rebels of Sloan on Oct. 26 in Sloan.

    First things first. A-W traveled to Marcus

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    A-W volleyball defeats HMS

    Posted October 17, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Akron-Westfield went 3-1 against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn at their last home game of the regular season. Set scores: 25-16, 25-12, 20-25, 25-8.

    Senior players, manager, videographer, and parents were introduced prior

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    Happy 90th Birthday!

    Posted November 15, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Audrey Ericson, formerly of Union County, SD, will turn 90 on Nov. 25. To celebrate, an Open House is being held in her honor Sunday, Nov. 25, 2 – 4 p.m., at Union Creek Lutheran Church, Union

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    Local couple weds

    Posted November 9, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Cali Westergard of Ireton, and Spencer Frankl of Elk Point, S.D., exchanged marriage vows on September 15, 2018, in a 4 p.m. ceremony at Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa. Pastor Mike Kelley officiated

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    Happy 90th birthday!

    Posted November 9, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Arvin Finzen, of Akron, will turn 90 on Thursday, Nov. 8. To celebrate, he would love to receive a card with your favorite memories sent to him at Arvin Finzen, 411 N. Seventh St., Akron, IA

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    Veterans to be honored

    Posted November 2, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Thank you, Veterans — those who are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, and your families, for your dedication to America!

    New Horizons United Church of Christ is hosting a complementary meal to honor area

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