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Volunteers spend week cleaning up Big Sioux

Posted July 24, 2014 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

Last week volunteers picked up 28.1 tons of trash out of the Big Sioux River from Gitchie Manitou near Sioux Falls, S.D., to Westfield.

According to Iowa Project A Watershed Awareness River Expedition (AWARE) coordinator Lynette Seigley, 85 to 90 percent of the materials were recyclable.

Items collected included:

• 549 tires, including a few brand new never used on rims. The tires weighed 12,432 lbs. Volunteers removed the tires from the rims and cleaned the tires, then Bridgestone Tire Company takes the tires at no charge.

• 37,180 lbs. of scrap metal;

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    Homicide investigation continues

    Posted July 24, 2014 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    As of press time Monday, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation continue to investigate and gather information on the violent deaths of Donald Neunaber and his wife, Esther,

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    July Activities at the Union County Museum

    Posted July 15, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    The Union County Historical Society is sponsoring a book club, Hello History, for children ages 7 through 10 (second through fourth grade) Saturday, July 26, from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the museum located at 707 W. Main Street in Elk Point. Each

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    Learn about moths at Hillview

    Posted July 15, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Hillview Recreation Area near Hinton will host Moth Mania, a program during National Moth Week, at 8:30 to 10 p.m., Monday, July 21.

    National Moth Week is July 19 through July 27. Finding moths can be

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    It’s official – Akron has its own ambulance

    Posted July 10, 2014 at 5:00 am

    As of July 1, Akron’s ambulance service was turned over to be run by the City of Akron and is officially called Akron EMS. Siouxland Paramedics, Inc., the prior provider, wished to terminate their contract June 30, stating it was no longer cost

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    A-W’s young squad bows out to Jays

    Posted July 24, 2014 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Gehlen Catholic showed why it was a season-long power house as the Jays cruised to a 9-0 district tournament win over Akron-Westfield at the Riverview Sports Complex July 15, ending the Westerners’ season.

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    A-W: Back to State!

    Posted July 24, 2014 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls defeated Newell-Fonda, 6-2 on Monday July 14 for a berth in the state tourney.

    A-W improved its record to 35-0 with the win over

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    A-W dominates All-WEC team

    Posted July 23, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield, for the 12th straight year, won the War Eagle Conference softball championship and the Lady Westerners had seven players on the All-WEC team.

    Senior Kayla Tindall

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    Akron-Westfield 2014 baseball

    Posted July 23, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Akron-Westfield baseball team members for 2014 are, (front row l to r) Jacob Neubrand, A.J. Nemesio, Conner Anderson, Skyler Briggs and Charlie Anderson. (Middle row) Aaron Allard, Caleb Colt, Riley Dennison, Dylan Irizarry, Cal

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    New banner

    Posted July 16, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    A new state championship updated banner was donated by the family of Virgil Smith with memorial funds. Westerner signs at the entrances to town were also updated with these funds. Pictured is Virgil’s son, Dennis,

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    Rebels crush Lennox, 10-0

    Posted July 15, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    After a nine-day break the Akron Rebels baseball team returned to action to host Lennox in a makeup game July 11 and came away with a 10-0 home win in seven innings.

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    First Farmers Market

    Posted July 23, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Hawarden Regional Healthcare was the food vendor at the first Akron Farmers Market July 16. They hosted a community picnic for people to come see the new plans for the Hawarden Hospital. Serving those coming

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    50 years together

    Posted July 23, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Stan and Linda Rolfes will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on August 1, 2014, with an open house beginning at 7:00 pm at the Akron Golf Course Clubhouse hosted by their children and grandchildren.

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    65 Years together

    Posted July 16, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Harold and Mary Burcham will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an Open House Brunch at Crescent Park United Methodist Church, 2826 Myrtle St., Sioux City, Iowa, on Sunday, July 20 from 10:30 a.m.-1:00

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    Elena May Saloum

    Posted July 16, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Jim and Amber Saloum (nee Sommervold) of Sioux Falls, S.D., are excited to announce the arrival of their daughter, Elena May Saloum. Elena arrived on May 3rd, 2014 at 8:48 a.m. weighing 7 lb. 11

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    Engagement Announced

    Posted July 16, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Todd and Tammy Colt of Akron announce the engagement of their daughter, Tana Rae Colt, to Thomas Charles Stewart, son of Gregory Stewart of Spencer, Iowa, and Charlene Wetherell of Alta, Iowa.

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    Akron Care Center receives donation from Britton Chiropractic

    Posted July 10, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Dr. Brad Britton (r) of Britton Chiropractic & Rehab Clinic in Akron presents a $1,000.00 check to the Akron Care Center. Accepting the donation is Brandon Verros (l), Akron Care Center administrator.

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    Legion reaches goal, thanks to matching gift

    Posted July 10, 2014 at 5:00 am

    John and Mary Lucken of Akron challenged American Legion Post 186 with a matching gift of $2,000 if members of the Legion could raise an equal fund. The Legion membership raised $2,400 to secure

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    Celebrates 100 years

    Posted July 10, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Elvera Wilken will celebrate her 100th birthday July 24. A card shower is being held in her honor.

    Send your birthday greetings to: Elvera Wilken, 101 Church St., Morningside Manor, Alcester, SD 57001.

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