Akron emergency sirens set for testing

Posted April 15, 2014 at 6:58 pm

At 1:00 p.m., the first Monday of each month, all of Akron’s and Westfield’s weather emergency sirens will be tested to make sure they are working properly, said Akron Police Chief Kimm Nielsen.

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    Snowman in April?

    Posted April 13, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Area residents are hoping for Spring but Old Man Winter said, “Not yet.” On Friday, April 4 the area received about 5 inches of snowfall — the heavy, wet kind

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    Easter Basket Hunt coming soon

    Posted April 10, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Akron’s annual Easter Basket Hunt sponsored by the Akron Area Chamber of Commerce is Saturday, April 19, 9:30-11 a.m., rain or shine. Start at Security National Bank to pick up your numbers and meet the Easter Bunny. This event is for children up

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    Blown from here to there

    Posted April 15, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    It was no April Fool’s Day joke the day Old Man Winter moved the Lefty Swift Ball Field’s bleachers about 3 feet — until the front bottom metal step and foot board was kinked

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    A-W track season began

    Posted April 4, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Cody Bosse competes for the Westerners in the 4 x 200-Meter Relay at the War Eagle Conference meet March 17 at Dordt College. A-W is scheduled to compete in the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn meet in Marcus to begin the outdoor season

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    NWC’s Small earns honor

    Posted March 28, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced March 17 that 243 women’s basketball student-athletes across the nation have been named 2013-2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes.

    Northwestern College seniors Mackenzie Small of Hinton, Samantha Kleinsasser

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    Akron Lions present 2014 awards

    Posted April 8, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Rodney Anderson of Akron, S.D., received the “Country Citizen of the Year” Award from Akron Lions Club members Angela Ericson (l) and Bob Watson (r).

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    Akron Lions present 2014 awards

    Posted April 8, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Akron Lions Club members Angela Ericson (l) and Bob Watson (r) present Kelly and Denise Beitelspacher, of Akron, with the “Town Citizens of the Year” Award.

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    Eliana Elise Engel

    Posted March 28, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Eliana Elise Engel was born at 2:49 p.m., Feb. 4, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, to Heidi (Geiger) and Russell Engel of Sioux City.

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    Book on Big Springs School

    Posted March 28, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Approximately 150,000 units of blood are needed annually in order to meet the needs of hospital patients in our communities. In order to meet these needs and help a child or adult in their critical time of need, volunteer blood donors are needed

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