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Christmas Spirit arrives in Akron

Posted December 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

On the evening of Nov. 29, Akron was filled with the wonder of children seeing Santa & Mrs. Claus, the excitement of Christmas happenings, and the sounds of a community ushering in the holiday season.

It was the Akron Area Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Hometown Christmas, which is an evening of strolling Reed Street in Akron’s downtown business district. Children of all ages can make crafts, do activities, enjoy refreshments, see Santa & Mrs. Claus and shop at several stores. Business store fronts have window displays from simple lighted Christmas decorations to live displays such as the Legionnaires’ wartime Christmas campsite and the Girl Scouts decorating a Christmas tree.

The evening began with the arrival of Santa

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    A-W dancers bring home multiple honors

    Posted December 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Akron-Westfield Dance Team received top honors at the Iowa State Dance Team Association’s competition Nov. 30 at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

    The 14-member

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    Security National Insurance Agency

    Posted December 5, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    “The worst time to find out about your coverage is usually claim time,” said Curt Harris of Security National Insurance Agency.

    “The biggest

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    A-W FFA packages 60,000 meals for the hungry

    Posted November 30, 2017 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield FFA hosted a Meals from the Heartland packing event on Nov. 21. During the school day, the entire student body helped pack 60,000 meal packets to feed the hungry.

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    Gun Club takes a fatal bullet

    Posted December 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron Gun Club members officially closed Akron’s Shooting Range with their announcement at the Nov. 28 council meeting.

    “Financial pressures and other pressures are ultimately forcing

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    Police request arrest warrant or burglary suspect

    Posted December 5, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    The person suspected of committing three burglaries on the Friday afternoon of Nov. 24 in Akron has been identified as 37-year-old Joshua James Schultz of Sioux City.

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    Special Election to be held

    Posted November 30, 2017 at 6:00 am

    A Special Election will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. to fill a vacancy to elect a representative for Iowa State Senate District 3.

    The vacancy is required to be

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    Public Notice Akron-Westfield Notice of Public Meeting

    Posted November 29, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    You are hereby notified that the Board of Directors of the Akron-Westfield School District will conduct a public hearing on the 2018- 2019 School Calendar, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the 11th day of December 2017 in the School Auditorium, Akron, Iowa. At

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    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

    Posted November 23, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Last week the Akron city crew began decorating Reed Street in preparation for the holiday season. Employees Bob Popken (in bucket) and Todd Swancutt wrap a pole in tinsel.

    Wrestlers compete at SB-L Invitational

    Posted December 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

    A group of five Akron-Westfield wrestlers traveled to Sgt. Bluff Dec. 2 to compete in the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Invitational. Placing second for the Westerners was Christian Wolthuizen at 182 and placing fourth was Jader Briggs at 106.

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    Trinity Christian slips by the Westerners

    Posted December 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Oh what a game! It had excitement, drama, exhilaration, and a record was broken, but unfortunately in the end Akron-Westfield came up a little short losing 77-74 to Trinity Christian at home Dec. 1. This brings their

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    A-W boys handle MMCRU

    Posted December 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team handled Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn-Remsen Union with ease Nov. 28 at home by a score of 78-63.

    The Westerners were led by the scoring of Nick Jacobs with

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    A-W girls edge out MMCRU

    Posted December 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

    It was a close one, but the Akron-Westfield girls basketball team edged out Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn-Remsen Union, Nov. 28 at home by a score of 43-42. The girls were coming off a 62-41 loss to Westwood on Nov. 21.

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    A-W girls walk over Trinity

    Posted December 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team had an easy time at home Dec. 1 as they walked over Trinity Christian 45-10 bringing their record to 2-1.

    A-W kept Trinity scoreless until

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    A-W volleyball falls in round two of regionals

    Posted November 1, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team ended its season Oct. 23 as they fell to Gehlen in round two of regionals, 0-3. Set scores: 9-25, 15-25, 13-25. Season record: 13-15, 38-43 in sets.

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    Celebrating 25 years together

    Posted December 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Steve and Beth (Schroeder) Rust were united in marriage on Dec. 19, 1992 — 25 years ago — at Trinity Lutheran church of Akron. Their parents are Ron and Karen Schroeder and Aleida (late Don) Rust.

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    69 Years of Marriage

    Posted December 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Clifford and Gladys Faust of Westfield will be celebrating their 69th wedding anniversary this month.

    Clifford Faust and Gladys Kamradt were united in marriage on December 3, 1948, in

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    Donate peanut butter, jelly, hats, mittens at SNB

    Posted November 29, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Peanut butter and/or jelly

    Bring donations of peanut butter and/or jelly to Security National Bank with donations going to families in Akron. Bring your donations to the bank, 251 Reed St., by Dec. 15.

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    Caring Hearts tree available for the Akron Care Center

    Posted November 29, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    The Akron Care Center will once again be having a “Caring Hearts” Tree at Thorson Drug.

    Residents’ names and wishes or needs will be hanging from tags on this tree. Please pick up a tag and

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    Pioneer Village Christmas’ Schedule announced

    Posted November 29, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    The Pioneer Village Christmas Wonderland will be held the first two weekends in December at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds in Le Mars. There is no charge for these activities so bring the whole family and your friends.

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    Wendt Announces ‘Meet and Greet Open House’ in Akron Nov. 27

    Posted November 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Todd Wendt, recently nominated as the Democratic candidate for Iowa Senate District 3 in the December 12, 2017, special election, has announced he will be in Akron. He will meet with local residents Monday, Nov. 27

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    Akron couple is wed

    Posted November 16, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Casie Rehder, daughter of Jon and Marsha Rehder of Sutherland, Iowa, and John Sievert, son of Marvin Sievert of Pocahontas, Iowa, and Tammy Miner of Hawarden, Iowa, were united in marriage on August 5, 2017.

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    Card shower

    Posted November 16, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    The family of Arnold Bremer is requesting a card shower for his 90th Birthday on November 26, 2017.

    Send cards to:

    260 S. 4th

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