Four candidates for two Akron seats

Posted October 19, 2017 at 6:59 pm

By Julie Ann Madden

It’s a true contested race for the City of Akron on the Nov. 7 ballot.

With Councilor Gerry Stowers not seeking another term and appointed Councilor Alex Pick’s seat on the ballot, four have thrown their hat into the electoral ring.

Candidates are Ryan Bergman, Marcell Edward Hyer, Alex Pick and Joseph Small.

Ryan Bergman

For the first-time ever Ryan Bergman is seeking public office.

“There are some things I’d like to see,” said Bergman about why he’s seeking a seat. “The relationship between the school system and the city has broken down a little bit and I’d

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    Tadlock seeks second mayoral term

    Posted October 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Unfinished business is why Westfield Mayor Mike Tadlock is seeking a second term.

    Topping his list of unfinished business is residents’ No. 1 concern, nuisance properties,

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    Four of five Westfield council seats on election ballot

    Posted October 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    With Councilor Don Dion not seeking another term and Councilor Beth Terpstra being an appointed councilor, Westfield voters will have four seats to fill on their council slate.

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    Appley, Sanchez named A-W Homecoming Queen and King

    Posted September 26, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    On Sept. 27, the 2017 Akron-Westfield Homecoming Royalty winners were announced at the annual coronation ceremony. (L-r:) First Attendant Jordan Neubrand crowns Queen Kiana Appley and King Juan Sanchez was crowned by First

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    Absentee ballots now available

    Posted October 19, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Any Plymouth County voter who wishes to cast an absentee ballot may now do so.

    These ballots for the Nov. 7 election are now available at the Plymouth County Auditor’s Office in the Plymouth County Courthouse

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    Sorensen charged with felony theft

    Posted October 19, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Last week the Westfield city clerk was arrested by Plymouth County authorities.

    According to Plymouth County sheriff’s reports, on Sept. 7 Westfield Mayor Mike Tadlock contacted the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office regarding possible funds missing from

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    Plymouth County Sheriff’s Report:

    Posted October 11, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    On September 7, 2017, the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office was contacted by the mayor of the City of Westfield, Iowa.

    The Mayor advised that they believe that a Fund Raiser account for the Public Park and

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    Homicide investigation continues in death of a man by gunshot near Akron

    Posted October 6, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Plymouth County Sheriff's Report:

    On Oct. 6 at 12:15 a.m. the Plymouth County Communications Center received a 911 call regarding a medical emergency at a rural Akron residence. The caller stated that someone had been shot and requested

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    Plymouth County Sheriff’s Report

    Posted October 5, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    On Sept. 7, 2017, the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office received a complaint from the City of Westfield, Iowa of an alleged theft. The sheriff's office is looking into the possibility of misappropriated funds. No additional information is being released at this time due to

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    People can register to vote in several ways

    Posted September 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The City Election is Nov. 7.

    The Auditor’s Office is open 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for residents to register to vote.

    Registration forms can be

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    ‘Connections, community’ is answer to Akron prosperity

    Posted September 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Editor’s Note: This is the third and final in a series on the visit of Save- Your.Town co-founder Deb Brown who came to Akron Sept. 5 – 7.

    The first two steps of SaveYour.Town’s three step

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    Should Akron keep Horseshoe Court?

    Posted September 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    For its first 100 years, horseshoe pitching matches were a part of Akron’s history.

    But are they now?

    That

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    Taxes due by Monday

    Posted September 26, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Plymouth County Treasurer Shelly Sitzmann reminds property owners that the first-half real estate and mobile home taxes are now due and can be paid in the office, online, or through the mail. Taxes are due September 1 but may be paid the entire

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    Annual Scarecrow Festival brings many to town

    Posted September 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The 17th Annual Great Akron Scarecrow Festival Sept. 16 was another success for the GFWC Friendship and Service Club of Akron. The event, held in the Akron City Park, had a huge crowd in spite of

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    West Sioux District champs!

    Posted October 19, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    With West Sioux’s win Oct. 13 over Woodbury Central, 78-7, the Class A No. 1 ranked Falcons secured their place as District champs in Class A District 1. They remain unbeaten through eight games.

    The Falcons

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    A-W volleyball takes two at triangular

    Posted October 19, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team took two matches at the triangular with Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen Union and Trinity at MMCRU Oct. 12.

    Vs MMCRU: 3-1; 25-13, 21-25, 25-10, 25-17

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    A-W wins home finale

    Posted October 19, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners defeated the Rams of Maple Valley- Anthon-Oto, 23-6 in the final home game of 2017.

    MVAO

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    Rebels upend Westerners

    Posted September 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The visiting Westwood Rebels, of Sloan and surrounding territory, handed the A-W Westerners a 27-20 loss on A-W’s Homecoming.

    A-W and WW played a scoreless first quarter

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    A-W Westerners control Woodbury Central

    Posted September 15, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners had control of the Woodbury Central Wildcats from the start to the finish on Friday, September 8. A-W handed the Wildcats

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    People invited to participate in Chamber’s Trunk-or-Treat

    Posted October 19, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking people who want to participate in the second annual Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween, which is Oct. 31.

    “We are going with a “Traditional Halloween” theme — meaning dress your

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    Happy 50th Anniversary, Dallas and Clarice

    Posted October 19, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Dallas and Clarice Wilken were married 50 years ago on October 21, 1967, in Akron, Iowa. Cards of congratulations may be sent to 47491 SD Hwy 48, Akron, IA 51001.

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    The animals visit Care Center residents

    Posted September 26, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    On Sept. 12, Akron Care Center residents had some unusual visitors — a camel, miniature donkey and her 12-day-old son. Betty Klemme gets acquainted with the animals.

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