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Plymouth County’s ‘Freedom Rock’ dedicated

Posted June 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

Four years ago, Kingsley Councilman Doug Kraft saw Dickinson County’s Freedom Rock at Lake Park, talked with their Freedom Rock project coordinator Jim Kessler, and brought the idea back to Kingsley.

“Artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II did a fantastic job,” Kingsley Mayor Rick Bohle told the crowd of more than 150 Saturday, noting the rock came from Plymouth County’s rock quarry called Walker Pit, located between Oyens and Le Mars. “It’s a great honor to have it all here in Kingsley.”

“I think about the rock and how massive it is,” said Kessler. “It’s solid. There are no empty spots.”

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    EARLY DEADLINE!

    Posted June 27, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Bike-N-Bite set for July 29 in Sioux City

    Posted June 27, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach – Woodbury County and Flavors of Northwest Iowa are once again hosting the annual Siouxland Bike-N-Bite event on Saturday, July 29 from 9 am to 1 pm. Bike-N-Bite is a community bike event that celebrates local

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    Fireworks Safety Tips

    Posted June 27, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    By Iowa Department of Public Safety

    Licensed fireworks sales are underway across Iowa in 430 temporary and permanent sites, with more being added every day. As firework sales increase, the State Fire Marshal is providing some practical

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    Akron councilors hire interim EMS director

    Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Hiring an interim Akron EMS director and considering the replacement of the town’s second ambulance topped the Akron councilor’s June 13 meeting

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    Staff changes occur at Akron Medical Clinic

    Posted June 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Last week Mercy Medical Services announced a second doctor for Akron Mercy Medical Clinic and staff reductions.

    Dr. Kelly Pomerenke joins Dr. Dale Nystrom and Physician’s

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    Planting in full swing

    Posted June 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

    With the temperatures in the 90s recently, farmers were out in full swing planting their crops. “It was a very good week (last week) of weather for farmers to finish planting, make hay and do needed

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    A-W puts it on HLP

    Posted June 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The visiting Harris-Lake Park Wolves tried but were no match for the Akron-Westfield Westerners on June 22.

    The A-W girls pounded out 13 hits to overwhelm the

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    A-W boys top HLP Wolves

    Posted June 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Harris-Lake Park Wolves were the visitors on June 23 and fell to the Akron-Westfield Westerners by the score of 6-1.

    Aaron Allard pitched the first five

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    A-W boys take down Trinity Christian

    Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield baseball team took on Trinity Christian of Hull June 12 at home, coming away with a 10-0 win in six innings.

    Austin Allard was winning

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    Akron Rebels split games with Lennox Reds

    Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The Akron Rebels played two seven-inning games against the Lennox Reds at Sargent Field in Akron on June 18.

    In game one, the Rebels won 4-0 and

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    A-W girls tame the Tigers

    Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls pushed their record to 16-0 with an easy win over the Tigers of Trinity Christian of Hull on June 12.

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    A-W upcoming sports

    Posted June 21, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    June 22 – Softball, Home, vs Harris-Lake Park

    June 23 – Baseball, Home, vs Harris-Lake Park

    Softball, Away, Spencer

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    A-W outruns West Sioux

    Posted June 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls travelled to Ireton to play the Lady Falcons of West Sioux on June 7.

    West Sioux put up an effort but fell 15-2 in

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    A-W scores late to win

    Posted June 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westerner boys scored a run in the bottom of the eighth to get by the Remsen St. Mary’s Hawks, 1-0 on June 9.

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    MISSING:

    Posted June 27, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    A large, family heirloom painting. Contact Donna Garrett at 712-251-0053.

    Vacation Bible School starts July 31

    Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

    It’s that time of year again! Vacation Bible School is just around the corner. It will be held from Monday, July 31 – Friday Aug. 4 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, located at 251 Main St. in Akron.

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    Historical Society elects new board president

    Posted June 14, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Wayne Schlotfeldt of Le Mars will serve as president of the Plymouth County Historical Museum’s board of directors.

    Schlotfeldt’s election came in May. Other officers elected were Grant Hanstein of Le Mars, vice-president and secretary; and

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    Welch receives realtor award

    Posted June 14, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    LaNay Welch of the Northwest Iowa Regional Board of Realtors has earned a Diamond Individual Achievement Award from the Iowa Association of Realtors® (IAR).

    The IAR Individual achievement Awards were

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    Library Reading Program

    Posted June 7, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Children attending the Akron Public Library’s Summer Reading Program are encouraged to bring something for “Show & Tell” each week. On May 30, the theme was “Family-Builders Day,” and children brought something about

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    Poppy Day

    Posted June 7, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    , a day of distributing poppies in remembrance of deceased veterans, began the four-day-long Memorial Day Weekend in Akron. Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 186 members distributed poppies throughout

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    Akron’s summer activities begin

    Posted June 7, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Some feel that Memorial Day weekend is the first weekend of summer.

    And in Akron, it was — starting with Poppy Day and Chubs Country Store’s

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