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A-W welcomes 12 to its staff

Posted August 21, 2014 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

As students begin the 2014-2015 school year on Thursday, they will have a few new faces to learn. A dozen to be exact.

There seems to be a new staff member in every department:

• A-W Business Manager/Board Secretary Cari Brogden. She replaces Jodi Ryan who resigned to take a similar position in the Sioux City School District.

• Rachel Colfack, Middle School Special Education teacher. She replaced Allisa Foley.

• Rick Dirks, A-W/West Sioux Shared Transportation director. He replaces Gerad Gradert who resigned.

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    Mayor proposes selling 8-plex

    Posted August 21, 2014 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    At their Aug. 12 meeting, councilors unanimously agreed to pursue selling the Akron Care Center’s 8-plex, also known as Village North Senior Apartments, located at 421 Dakota St.

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    Iowa Highway 12 reduced to one lane

    Posted August 6, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    The Big Sioux River has eroded into the west shoulder of Iowa Highway 12, just north of the entrance into Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Iowa Department of Transportation officials have closed the

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    Rebels bow out to Expos

    Posted August 20, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    The Wynot Expos broke open a close game with six runs in their final two at-bats to pull away from the Akron Rebels, 7-0, and end the Rebels’ season at the South Dakota State

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    Rebels learn tournament draw

    Posted August 7, 2014 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    The Akron Rebels will open play in the Class B South Dakota Amateur State Baseball Tournament at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug 7 against Milbank in Mitchell, S.D.

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    Colt: IGCA Coach of Year

    Posted August 7, 2014 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield Head Softball Coach Todd Colt won Coach of the Year honors in Class 1A from the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.

    Colt won the honor for the

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    Hole-in-one!

    Posted August 7, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Dave Dirks (r) receives a golden putter from Peoples Bank President Mike Hohenstein for hitting a hole-in-one July 31 at the Akron Golf Course. Dirks hit his hole-in-one on Hole No. 8 using an

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    3 A-W alumni on Morningside football squad

    Posted August 6, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Morningside College’s football team is preparing for its season opener, at Valley City, N.D., against Valley City State, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6.

    The Mustangs have three Akron-Westfield Community School alumni on their roster: senior

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    Make that number six!

    Posted July 31, 2014 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    Akron-Westfield girls pounded out 16 hits to crush Kee Lansing, 12-1 in the final Class 1A state softball championship game July 25 in Fort Dodge.

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    Bernie Dimmick turns 100!

    Posted August 20, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    A birthday celebration is being planned for Bernie Dimmick, who will be turning 100 years old this month. An Open House will be held on Sunday, Aug. 31 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the United

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    Football players’ car washing day

    Posted August 20, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    by Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield junior Spenser Wardrip shows off his skills as a car washer at the football team’s car wash fundraiser Aug. 16 at Total Motors.

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    Mauer Edward Niederbaumer

    Posted August 7, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Matt and Cindy Niederbaumer of Huron, S.D., announce the arrival of their son Mauer Edward. Mauer arrived on July 17, 2014 weighing 8 pounds 15 ounces and was 20½ inches long. He is welcomed by his

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    Elsie Mae Less

    Posted August 7, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Mitch and Liz Less of Akron are happy to announce the arrival of their daughter, Elsie Mae. Elsie was born at 8:27 p.m. on July 7, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. She weighed

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    A-W FFA seeks new members

    Posted August 7, 2014 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    As the song goes, “Make new friends but keep the old…one is silver and the other gold.”

    The Akron-Westfield FFA is doing just that at 5

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