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Farmers begin autumn harvest

Posted October 16, 2014 at 5:00 am

Many area farmers took to the fields with their combines this past week. On Sunday, Tom Huls of rural Akron and his father, Merle, were trying to finish this field of soybeans north of the intersection of County Roads C-38 and K-18 North. According to Merle, the moisture level was between 9 and 12 percent with a yield in the 50s bushels per acre range on this hill ground. Their bottom ground was pulling in yields in the 60s. The two farmers were hoping to complete this field before quitting for the evening as rain was predicted for later that night. The Huls were just getting a good start at harvesting their beans and still had plenty acres of beans to combine before starting their corn harvest. (Above) Tom is driving the combine.

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    Walking Trail enhancements

    Posted October 9, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    These are the improvements landscape architect Jennifer Cross of RDG Planning & Design of Omaha, Neb., proposed to Akron councilors as part of a Community Visioning Committee grant process.

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    Stowers appointed to fill Council vacancy

    Posted October 2, 2014 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    When Akron Councilor David Irizarry resigned his seat recently, Gerry Stowers thought, “Why not (apply for the appointment)?”

    “I wanted to see if I can give

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    Motorcyle, SUV collide sending two to hospital

    Posted October 2, 2014 at 5:00 am

    At 4:45 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 at the intersection of North Eighth Street and Iowa Highway 12 in Akron, a driver failing to yield upon left turn resulted in two motorcyclists receiving injuries. Motorcyclist Randall

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    2014 Akron-Westfield Homecoming Royalty

    Posted October 1, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Last week, the Akron-Westfield Westerners celebrated Homecoming with a kickoff supper and bonfire in Westfield, then coronation ceremony with bonfire, parade, football game and dance in Akron. The Royalty Court included (Front

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    Absentee Ballot Information for Plymouth Co.

    Posted October 1, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Absentee ballots for the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election are available as of Sept. 25 in the Auditor’s Office at the Plymouth County Courthouse during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday to vote in person.

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    Scarecrows invade Akron City Park Saturday

    Posted September 25, 2014 at 5:00 am

    The 14th annual Akron Scarecrow Festival, sponsored by the Friendship and Service Club, drew a large crowd Saturday in spite of bad storms the night before. The scarecrows are being auctioned off by Doug Houlton

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    EP-J outlasts Lady Westerners

    Posted October 16, 2014 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield hosted Elk Point-Jefferson for a non-conference volleyball match Oct. 11 and sought a three-match win streak.

    The Huskies won, though, 3-1. Set scores were a 25-15

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    James gains 4 tackles in Mustangs’ win

    Posted October 9, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Top-ranked Morningside celebrated homecoming with a 68-28 football victory against Midland Oct. 4 at Elwood Olsen Stadium.

    Taylor James, a sophomore from rural Sioux City and an Akron-Westfield High School alumni, had four total tackles. He

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    A-W spikers fall to H-LP

    Posted October 9, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Harris-Lake Park in War Eagle Conference play Sept. 30 in Lake Park. Set scores were 25-20, 25-21 and 25-21 for the Wolves.

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    A-W wins a wild one!

    Posted October 9, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    By: Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners spotted Sioux Central of Albert City, Sioux Rapids, Linn Grove, Rembrandt, Peterson, Greenville, and throw in whoever else, a 14-point lead to start things.

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    A-W drops Homecoming Tilt

    Posted October 2, 2014 at 5:00 am

    By: Hank Krause

    The visiting West Sioux Falcons came out on top with a 42-21 win at the 2014 Akron-Westfield Homecoming football game on Friday, Sept. 26.

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    A-W spikers outlast Trinity Christian

    Posted October 2, 2014 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield fans again had to deal with some bad weather to get to a road game but once again the Westerners provided them with a win.

    Although

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    Westwood outlasts A-W volleyball squad

    Posted September 25, 2014 at 5:00 am

    At the net, Akron-Westfield volleyball players Bailey Davis, left, and Cali Westergard, battle against Westwood while Kortney Hedlund looks on. Westwood won, 3-2, in the non-conference match.

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    What a small world

    Posted October 15, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Sioux City Journal photo by Tim Hynds

    On June 20, this photograph of the Big Sioux River flooding at Akron appeared in the Idaho Statesman newspaper — more than 1,200 miles away! Former

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    Avery Lynn Erbes

    Posted October 15, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Cody Morey and Cody Erbes are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter, Avery Lynn Erbes. Avery was born on Aug. 9, 2014, at Floyd Valley Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces

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    Case Isaac Harris

    Posted October 9, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Nathan and Katie Harris of Akron are happy to announce the birth of a son on Sept. 8, 2014. Case Isaac was born at Sioux Center Health weighing 9 pounds 1 ounce and measuring 22.5 inches long.

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    Announce engagement

    Posted October 9, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Duane and Barbette Grimm of Westfield announce the engagement of their daughter Mandra Lou Grimm, to Jason Scott Kruse. He is the son of Scott and Nancy Kruse of Beresford, SD.

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    Announce engagement

    Posted October 1, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Brad and Chris Harvey of Akron announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsie Christine Harvey, to Tony Joseph Reuter, both of Edina, Minn. He is the son of Terry and Janeen Reuter of Le Mars.

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