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Mamma Mia! cast rehearsing for last weekend in March debut

Posted March 9, 2019 at 5:54 pm

There’s a crowd at the Akron Opera House most evenings this month — the cast of the upcoming Mamma Mia! production, which will be performed at 7:30 pm. the evenings of Friday, March 29, Saturday, March 30, and Sunday March 31. There will also be a Sunday matinee performance at 2 p.m.. To get tickets, call 712-568-2614 or email AkronOperaHouse@gmail.com.

    FFA head to State Contest

    Posted March 9, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    It’s off to state for the Akron-Westfield FFA Conduct of Meetings Team and two competing in the Greenhand Test!

    On Saturday, March 2, Akron-Westfield FFA members competed at the District Contest.

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    Individual Events Speech contestants advance to state

    Posted March 9, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Akron-Westfield Individual Events Speech participants took to the contest trail Feb. 19 with their annual recital.

    Guests watched the 22 Westerner contestants perform 28 speeches in preparation for the Individual Events Speech District Contest, which had

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    Akron officials approve funeral home in Portlandville Heights

    Posted February 28, 2019 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Portlandville Heights neighbors shared their funeral home concerns — embalming chemical pollution, increased traffic and decreased property values — with Akron Board of Adjustment members at their Feb. 20 meeting to approve a

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    Akron to spray for mosquitoes this summer

    Posted February 28, 2019 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Residents won’t need to ask “Who you gonna call?” this summer to get rid of mosquitoes.

    At their Feb. 12 meeting, the Akron City Council authorized

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    Kenny: Youth wrestling state champion, Morrow finishes fifth

    Posted February 28, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Morrow finishes fifth

    Akron-Westfield had four wrestlers qualify for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) state youth wrestling tournament which was held Feb. 23 – 24 in Des Moines. They were Lane Kenny, Cael Morrow, Conner Morrow, and Laytin

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    A-W School Audit release

    Posted February 26, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Williams & Company released an audit report on February 12, 2019, on the Akron-Westfield Community School District in Akron, Iowa.

    In the report, Williams & Company recommended that the accounting and financial reporting functions be closely

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    A-W proposes salary ‘hard freeze’

    Posted February 21, 2019 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    On Jan. 12, Akron-Westfield Shared Superintendent Randy Collins presented the school board’s bargaining response to the Akron-Westfield Education Association’s proposal.

    Salary Package

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    At the S.D. Legislature with District 16 Rep. David Anderson

    Posted February 19, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    This week the Legislature set the revised General Fund revenue projections for the balance of the 2019 fiscal year. The fiscal year started on July 1st 2018 and ends on June 30th 2019. Last February the 2019 revenue estimate was set at $1,641,545,684.

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    Kevin Jensen, SD Legislature

    Posted February 19, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    This is the final week to hear bills in each house. Next Monday is called cross over day which means every bill that has been introduced will either be dead or it has been passed by the house of origin and moves to the

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    Love at first glance

    Posted February 14, 2019 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    “Wither I goest, I will go; and

    “Where thou lodgest, I will lodge.”

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    Five A-W players named All Conference basketball

    Posted March 9, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Five Akron-Westfield basketball players were named to the War Eagle Conference All Conference teams – three girls and two boys.

    Senior Brooke Koele and senior Nick Jacobs were named to the First Team.

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    A-W boys come up short against K-P

    Posted February 21, 2019 at 6:00 am

    By Dodie Hook

    I must say it was not a good week for my basketball teams. My Purdue Boilermakers lost to Maryland, the Akron-Westfield girls lost to Kingsley-Pierson, and the

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    A-W girls end season falling to K-P

    Posted February 21, 2019 at 6:00 am

    By Dodie Hook

    There’s a reason the Kingsley-Pierson girls basketball team is ranked No. 10, they are tough, physical, and just plain good. They made Akron-Westfield work for every point

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    Henrich and Briggs advance to state wrestling tournament

    Posted February 14, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Akron-Westfield wrestler senior John Henrich (160) and sophomore Jader Briggs (106) advanced to the state wrestling tournament by placing first in their division at the District meet held Feb. 9 at Sibley-Ocheyedan. The top two places advanced to state.

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    Westfield UCC hosts Lenten suppers

    Posted March 9, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Lent.

    The 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Easter observed by the Roman Catholic, Eastern, and some Protestant churches as a period of penitence and fasting,

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    Pizza Ranch owners celebrate first anniversary

    Posted March 9, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Akron Area Chamber of Commerce Vice-President Lori Rabey (far right in photo above) congratulated Akron Pizza Ranch owners and general manager on their successful first year of business at a

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    New books for adults arrive at Akron library!

    Posted February 21, 2019 at 6:00 am

    If you thought the librarians were only stacking the Akron library shelves with new children’s books, you are wrong. Another shipment of books came in filled with books adults will enjoy. Just stop by and check

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