Akron doctors announce resignation

Posted March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

Akron’s three doctors, Dr. David Wolff, Dr. Cindie Wolff and Dr. Allison Schoenfelder, told city officials they were resigning from Mercy Medical Services last week.

On the evening of Monday, March 20, Mercy officials were meeting with the Akron staff, said Mercy’s Vice-President of Network Development Brian Monsma.

“Nothing’s a done deal,” he told The Akron Hometowner Monday morning. “Our intent is to continue to operate a clinic in Akron and to try to work through that but we do have notice that they will not continue past June 30 at this point.”

“The key rumor is that we’re closing the clinic,” he said, “and that is not true.”

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    Six A-W Speech contestants perform at state

    Posted March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Congratulations to six Akron-Westfield High School Individual Events Speech students who were selected as Outstanding Performers based on their performances at the IHSSA State Individual Events Speech Contest held on March 11.

    They are Cameron Wahlberg,

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    Billboard fame…

    Posted March 17, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Akron-Westfield All-State Critic Choice Award recipients grace an Avery Brothers billboard along Iowa Highway 12, north of Central Valley Ag. The award-winning Large Group Speech Readers Theatre team includes (l-r:) Charlie Anderson, Mikayla Swancutt, Jordan

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    Heyl on state runner-up Metros hockey team

    Posted March 9, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Weekend commutes to Sioux City concluded for one Akron-Westfield student while another player on the Sioux City Metros with Akron ties has a

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    Akron lowers its tax rate for FY 2018

    Posted March 17, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    For the first time in more than a decade, Akron has a lower tax rate.

    “We dropped our tax rate almost 2 percent,” Akron City Administrator

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    DOT shed moved to new location

    Posted March 17, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    After much preparation, the DOT shed, which sat along Iowa Highway 3 for many years, is on its way to its new location on Depot Street. DnC Movers out of Hornick had the duty

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    Akron firefighters have brand new ‘Engine 13’

    Posted March 17, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    It’s here! The Akron Fire Department has a new fire engine, and it’s named “Engine 13” after one of Akron’s own firefighters. The number is the late Firefighter Barry Small’s helmet number.

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    Learn to Managing Your Property for Wildlife

    Posted March 17, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Whether you own 1 acre or 1,000 acres, actions you take on your land can have an important impact on wildlife that rely on our privately own lands to thrive.

    ISU Extension and Outreach Plymouth County will

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    Real Estate taxes due

    Posted March 9, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Plymouth County Treasurer, Shelly Sitzmann, reminds property owners that the second-half real estate and mobile home taxes are now due and can be paid in the office, online, or through the mail. Taxes are delinquent April 1, 2017.

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    Garden Club meets March 14

    Posted March 9, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Floyd Valley Federated Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian-UCC Church, 858 7th Ave. SE, Le Mars.

    Program will be ‘What’s New in Gardening’ by Mother Natures Greenhouse. Roll

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    Foot Care Clinic is March 13

    Posted March 9, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Nathanael Parish Health Ministry is offering foot care at Nathanael Lutheran Church on Monday, March 13.

    Anyone needing foot care is welcome to come.

    Professional screening, assessment, education, and

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    A-W track teams open season

    Posted March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Akron-Westfield boys’ and girls’ track teams opened the season with the non-scoring War Eagle Conference indoor meet at Dordt College in Sioux Center March 13 against nine other conference schools: Gehlen Catholic, Harris-Lake Park, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, Hinton, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen Union, Remsen-St. Mary’s, Trinity Christian, Unity

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    Akron Lanes holds Masters Tournament

    Posted March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Placing in the Akron Lanes Masters Tournament are, from left, Tara Koele, John Martin, Ryann Greenleaf and champion Randy Frerichs. Not pictured Jesse Heeren.

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    Four A-W shooters advance to regionals

    Posted March 17, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Four A-W students advanced to the Regional Free Throw Contest that was held on Feb. 26 at Remsen-St. Mary’s School. The students and their placings were (l-r) Tatum Wilken, fourth grade, second place; Allie

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    Hedlund chosen for All-Star game

    Posted March 17, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    The Dordt College Defender Gold Club is hosting its annual high school basketball all-star games on Saturday, March 18 at the De Witt Gym on Dordt College’s campus. The event is again sponsored by American State Bank.

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    Farewell to A-W notebook

    Posted March 9, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    The good news, Cubbie got a ticket for the “Ring Game” now April 12 at Wrigley Field.

    The bad news, it looks like he won’t be here

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    A-W’s memorable season comes up short in state bid

    Posted March 2, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Thanks for the memories.

    Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team’s efforts led them to a 19-5 record for 2016-2017 season, including a third-place in the War Eagle Conference, a

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    Lady Westerners: One win away from state

    Posted February 23, 2017 at 6:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    For the first time in 11 seasons the Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team has gained a chance to go to the Class 1A Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union (IGHSAU) State Tournament.

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    Play practice well underway

    Posted March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Be sure to get tickets to the Akron Opera House’s next production, Fiddler On The Roof.

    Then mark your calendar so you don’t miss the quality entertainment in

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    Blood Drive April 7

    Posted March 22, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    The Akron Community Blood Drive sponsored by Akron City Hall is Friday, April 7, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Security National Bank Community Room, 251 Reed St.

    Please bring a valid form of identification such

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    Baked potatoes & pie

    Posted March 17, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    New Horizons United Church of Christ members hosted their annual Irish Potato Bake. People enjoyed loaded baked potatoes and a variety of pies. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Akron firefighters

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    Lordy Lordy Look who’s 40

    Posted March 17, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Happy Birthday


    March 20

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    Blair Priscilla Staniszewski

    Posted March 9, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Neil and Erin Staniszewski of Brookings, S.D., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Blair Priscilla Staniszewski. Blair was born at Brookings Health System on Jan. 5, 2017. She weighed 10 pounds 3

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    Celebrates 99th

    Posted March 9, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Berniece Breitbarth of Le Mars, Iowa, will celebrate her 99th birthday on March 12 with a card shower. Birthday wishes may be sent to her at 420 12th Street, Apt. 4, Le Mars, IA 51031.

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    Happy 50th Jeff Toben March 5

    Posted March 2, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    We love you!


    Kyler, Sadie, Sarah

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