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Tracing his roots back to Akron

Posted August 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

Editor’s Note: In early July, Ken Allen, of Las Vegas, Nev., came to Akron searching for information on his ancestor, Byron Allen. Here is his journey in his own words.

I first became interested in family genealogy thanks to my grandfather on my mother’s side who filled in the family tree the old fashioned way. He traveled to his ancestors’ towns, visited the local historical museums and societies, combed through newspaper archives, and even used the local phone book to knock on doors of possible family members. After many years of hard work, he traced the family back to Nova Scotia.

I hoped to accomplish the same thing for my father’s side, but family history’s sparse and reliant on relatives’ fading

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    Akron couple opens respite care service

    Posted August 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    When it became unsafe for her mother to live alone, Connie Black, of Akron, thought, “I can do this. As a Registered Nurse,

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    A-W baseball – state semi-finalist!

    Posted August 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

    In their first state appearance, the Akron- Westfield baseball team, defeated Lisbon, 5-4, in the quarterfinals and then faced Martensdale-St. Mary’s in the semi finals July 27 in Des Moines. The

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    A-W FFA member becomes fair princess

    Posted August 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Of the 13 Plymouth County Fair queen contestants, two were local gals hoping to represent their 4-H/FFA groups and Plymouth County throughout the next year’s reign.

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    Voter registration for School Election

    Posted August 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The School Election is September 12, 2017. The Auditor’s Office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 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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    A-W seeks write-in candidate for District No. 2

    Posted August 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

    If you live in the green-shaded area in the map, you’re encouraged to seek an Akron-Westfield School Board seat as a write-in candidate.

    The deadline for filing nomination papers was Friday, and no one filed to

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    Jackley to lead national consideration of State Authority over Internet Sales

    Posted August 9, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley will head the Online Commerce and Taxes Forum at the Conference of Western Attorneys General annual meeting. Attorney General Jackley will be joined by Deborah White, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the Retail Industry

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    S.D. Drug Control Fund awards announced

    Posted August 9, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced several law enforcement agencies throughout the state have been given awards from the Attorney General’s Drug Control Fund.

    The Drug Control Fund is funded by drug forfeiture monies to

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    Reward increased

    Posted August 9, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    The reward for information leading to the arrest of person or persons who did vandalism to the Akron Gun Club the first of July has increased to $1,000.

    Contact Akron City Hall, 712-568-2041, if you have

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    Supervisors add easement to Akron subdivision request

    Posted August 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    John and Mary Lucken, of Akron, are splitting their acreage from their farmland, located just south of Akron’s emergency services property, which includes the Akron Fire & Rescue Department and Akron EMS facility.

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    Third person dies as result of fatal crash in Alcester

    Posted August 2, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    A third person has died from injuries sustained in Monday’s fatal crash in Alcester, S.D.

    Pearl “Tex” Sowell, 95, died Thursday. He was one of seven people hit when a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix ran into

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    Candidate filing now accepted

    Posted July 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

    School district candidate filing of nomination papers began on Monday, July 10. These nomination papers are filed with the school district secretaries.

    All candidate’s interested in running for any school district in Plymouth County must file

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    A fun night at the ballpark

    Posted August 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    A good crowd of over 250 people witnessed the Akron-Westfield Alumni play the A-W high school team to raise money for the swimming pool on Sunday,

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    A-W football and volleyball begin practices

    Posted August 9, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    The Akron-Westfield football and volleyball teams began practice Monday, August 7.

    The first volleyball game is August 24 against Westwood in a conference match at Westwood. Game time 5:30 p.m.

    The first football game is

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    A-W falls in State Semis

    Posted August 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners fell to Martinsdale-St. Mary’s 6-1 in the State Semi-Class 1A State Tournament on July 27. The game was played in the spacious

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    Five A-W softball players named All State

    Posted August 2, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Akron-Westfield had five softball players make the Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-State Team in Class 1A:

    Senior Ann Hedlund was named to the First Team.

    Junior Brynn Van Eldik

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    A-W wins in Eleven!!

    Posted July 26, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners, in their first appearance in the State Class 1A Tourney, on Saturday, July 22, made it interesting.

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    A-W girls return to State!!

    Posted July 21, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield fans had their vacation plans set but the Lady Westerners had those plans altered by securing their return to Fort Dodge.

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    A-W shuts out Clay Central-Everly

    Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Clay Central-Everly Mavericks came to A-W on June 28 for a short visit. Bailey Davis tossed a one-hit game while striking out 12

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    Rolfes family holds annual reunion

    Posted August 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The annual Rolfes Family Reunion was held on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at the St. Patrick’s Parish Hall in Akron.

    The reunion was attended by all seven living

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    Plymouth County Museum to sponsor bus trip Oct. 7

    Posted August 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Seven historic sites in Nebraska will be the destination for the annual bus trip sponsored by the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars. This year’s outing will be Saturday, Oct. 7.

    Anyone wishing to take

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    Marlin and Pearl Hillrichs to celebrate 60th Anniversary

    Posted August 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Marlin and Pearl Hillrichs of San Antonio, Texas, will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Aug. 24, 2017. Marlin is a 1951 graduate of Akron High School and received his bachelor’s degree in 1963 from Morningside College

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    Raffle to benefit A-W FFA

    Posted August 2, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Raffle tickets will be sold for these two pedal tractors at the Akron Tractor Pull Aug. 12. Tickets are $5 per ticket or $20 for five tickets. Proceeds will benefit the Akron-Westfield FFA along with

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    50th anniversary

    Posted July 26, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Bob and Susan Brown of Akron will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a wedding dance from 8 to 11 p.m.on Saturday, July 29 at the Akron Golf Clubhouse. Amy Linder and the Top Down Band

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    60 years together

    Posted July 21, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Dennis and Nelda Hultgren were married 60 years ago on Aug. 3, 1957 at Union Creek Lutheran Church in Akron, Iowa, by Rev. David J. Roy. They will celebrate with an open house hosted

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