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Class of 2017 sets new school record

Posted May 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

Akron-Westfield is known for having multiple valedictorians and/or salutatorians in its classes.

It began with the Class of 2004 having seven valedictorians, and that record was tied by the Class of 2006 and Class of 2011.

The Class of 2016 set a new Most Valedictorians in Akron-Westfield History with eight.

Now, the Class of 2017 has topped that, setting a new record with 11 valedictorians:

• Aaron Allard, son of Dr. Tim and LaRae Allard of Akron;

• Austin Allard, son of Dr. Tim and LaRae Allard of

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    Skyler Briggs is Class of 2017 salutatorian

    Posted May 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    “Being salutatorian doesn’t mean a whole lot,” said Senior Skyler Briggs, who will have the Class of 2017’s honor this coming Sunday. “It’s just a title. It

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    ‘Flea Market Fridays’ vendors sought

    Posted May 16, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a new event this summer.

    It is “Flea Market Fridays” — from 3 to 9 p.m., every Friday in June on the first blocks of Second Street and

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    ‘Flea Market Fridays’ vendors sought

    Posted May 16, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    On May 11, three-year-olds completed their preschool classes at the Akron Children’s Center with a balloon launch. These youngsters celebrated their graduation with parents, guardians and grandparents. The students won’t notice much difference in attending the Children’s Center as the preschool’s daily structure will

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    A-W students give back to communities

    Posted May 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron-Westfield students gave back to their communities on Monday during the school district’s annual Community Service Day.

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    Onward to National History Day finals!

    Posted May 9, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Akron-Westfield had 10 National History Day projects competing in the Iowa National History Day state competition which was held May 8 in Des Moines – three were named National qualifiers and two were named National Alternates

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    Transportation providers sought for seniors

    Posted May 9, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Connections Area Agency on Aging is accepting applications for transportation providers in the Sioux City urban area and rural areas in Cherokee, Ida, Plymouth, Monona and Woodbury counties. The transportation provider will provide a curb to curb service to seniors age 60 and

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    Residents work to save Akron doctors

    Posted May 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    “Keep Akron’s Doctors” is the theme in the Akron community, and it’s been the theme since the three local doctors announced their June 30

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    A-W creative writers advance to nationals

    Posted May 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Five Akron-Westfield students’ creative writings have won first place at the State General Federated Women’s Club’s Creative Writing Contest.

    Now, the writings will be entered in the national competition!

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    April showers bring what?

    Posted May 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Winter Weather Advisories blanketed the area to the north and west of Sioux City Sunday evening as Old Man Winter won the battle

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    Creating their own Holocaust Museum

    Posted April 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Studying history was much more than reading textbooks, taking tests and writing papers for Akron-Westfield eighth graders.

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    Akron Lanes closes, for sale

    Posted April 26, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Five years ago, he came to Akron to fulfill his dream of owning a business.

    But April 20, Tim Lovrien officially closed the doors of Akron’s

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    ‘Keep Akron Doctors’ petitions available

    Posted April 26, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    A group of concerned citizens has started a petition drive in hopes of keeping Akron’s three doctors.

    The petition states:

    “All three of Akron’s medical doctors are resigning as

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    Today at state track in Des Moines for A-W:

    Posted May 18, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Kiana Appley placed 6th in Long Jump with 15'10.25" First place jump was 16'11"

    Callie Henrich placed 6th in the Shot Put with 39'1.25" First place throw was 40'11.5"

    Austin Allard placed

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    A-W girls golf have

    Posted May 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

    perfect record

    The Akron-Westfield girls’ golf team ended with a perfect 18-0 record to finish first overall in the War Eagle Conference.

    The conference meet was May 9 in Sioux Center.

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    A-W boys finish in middle of conference

    Posted May 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield boys’ golf team ended the War Eagle Conference with a 9-11 record, ending seventh overall in the conference out of 11 teams.

    At the conference meet May 8 in Sioux Center, A-W finished seventh

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    Off to State Track!

    Posted May 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Eleven Akron-Westfield track team members in eleven events are headed to the State Track Tournament which runs Thursday, May 18 through Saturday May 20 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

    The District qualifying meet was held

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    A-W track teams bring home 10 first places from West Sioux meet

    Posted May 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield track teams brought home 10 first place finishes between them from the May 4 West Sioux Coed Relays. The girls finished in second place while the boys finished in third place.

    Firsts were achieved

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    A-W golf takes two

    Posted May 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield golf teams traveled to Marcus to face Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen Union in a conference meet May 5.

    The boys won, 179-185 and the girls won, 189-229.

    Boys

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    A-W upcoming events

    Posted May 9, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Golf

    May 12 – Sectionals (Boys), TBA

    May 15 – Regionals (girls) TBA

    May

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    A-W golf

    Posted May 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield golf teams faced Hinton at home April 24 and traveled to Lake Park April 28 to face Harris-Lake Park. Both were conference matches.

    The girls remained undefeated by winning both matches. The boys lost

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    A-W track teams compete at Hull

    Posted May 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield track teams traveled to Hull April 28 to compete with nine other teams.

    BOYS RESULTS

    “I felt we did well going into a 10 team event with

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    Girls’ track finishes second at Hinton

    Posted April 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Akron-Westfield girls’ track placed second in Class B at the Hinton Blackhawk Girls Invite April 18 in Hinton.

    There were two classes at the meet (Class A and Class B) with seven schools in each division.

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    A-W eighth grade students present a Night of One-Act Plays

    Posted May 18, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Akron-Westfield eighth grade students will be performing a Night of One-Acts on Monday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. This presentation is free to the public.

    The first show that

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    Birthday wishes

    Posted May 9, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Lois Schneider-Berner will be celebrating her 89th birthday on May 10.

    Lois is a 1946 graduate of Akron High School and former Akron resident, currently residing in Sioux City,

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    NHS hosts Film Festival

    Posted May 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield National Honor Society is hosting its first annual Film Festival.

    Films will be short films, any genre, with a limit of 15 minutes.

    The Festival starts May

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    Birthday wishes

    Posted May 3, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Lois Schneider-Berner will be celebrating her 89th birthday on May 10.

    Lois is a 1946 graduate of Akron High School and former Akron resident, currently residing in Sioux City,

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