Legionnaires seek veterans’ flags for Akron’s Avenue of Flags

Posted May 18, 2018 at 9:12 pm

Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186 members are preparing for their annual Memorial Day Services and Avenue of Flags on May 28.

If anyone has a flag of a deceased veteran that they would like to donate to the Memorial Day Avenue of Flags in Akron, please call Legionnaire Stan Rolfes at 712-568-3492. If no answer, please leave a message.

The Legionnaires ask for a donation of $25 to cover the cost of the staff for the flag.

In order to make all of the preparations for the Memorial Day Program, they ask that donors contact Rolfes by May 20, at the very latest.

The Flags that are donated this year will be

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    A-W Class of 2018 graduates Sunday

    Akron-Westfield Community School District will have 40 students, including one junior, walking across the stage to get their diplomas this Sunday afternoon.

    Commencement begins at 2 p.m. in the old gym.

    Not only will these students be moving on to the next chapter of their lives, several faculty and staff are also saying farewell.

    Teachers Robin Dirks and Kim Meerdink have retired along with Special Education Aide Edie Coon.

    Teachers resigning include:

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    Qualifying for state track

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron-Westfield tracksters will be competing in seven events at the State Track Meet, beginning this Thursday at Drake Stadium.

    Lady Westerner Shaylee Siebens will run in the 100 Meter Dash and the 200 Meter Dash.

    Lady Westerner Kiana Appley will compete in the Long Jump.

    The Girls’ 4×100 Meter Relay Team also qualified. Team members are Kiana

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    Lazy Lanes to open for summer

    By Julie Ann Madden

    She loves the restaurant industry and is thrilled to have the entrepreneur opportunity in Akron.

    In 1993, Rachel Nelson began working at Applebee’s in Sioux City. Her main duties were as hostess and training servers.

    “I couldn’t tend bar because I wasn’t tall enough to reach the (beverage) glasses,” laughed Rachel. “I pretty much did everything a manager did but I wasn’t a manager there.”

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    On to the National Finals!

    Congratulations to the National History Day students who represented Akron-Westfield Community School on Monday, April 30 in Des Moines at the state competition.

    Advanced to Nationals

    Two group performances are headed to the National History Day Finals in Washington D.C.!s. They are:

    • Tyler Ford, Ellie Martinsen, Alyssa Nemesio, Lauryn Saathoff and Michael Swancutt: performing “Legacy of the White Rose” and

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    Westfield councilors begin utility improvements

    By Julie Ann Madden

    With much hesitation about going into debt, Westfield councilors unanimously approved the first of several water and sewer upgrades at their April 16 meeting.

    At their March meeting, Mayor Mike Tadlock had requested the council approve city officials getting a loan to pay for cleaning the city’s sewage lagoons. However, the motion died for lack of a second.

    At this meeting, he again made the request for authority to

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    The Big Sioux River decided on its annual Spring rise causing some flooding in the lowlands but thankfully never came on to the road.

    Flood warnings were issued several times. The river crested at 19.62’ Wednesday, April 25, before starting to recede. This photo was taken the evening of April 24 off the Big Sioux Bridge looking south when the river was on the rise. Flood stage in Akron is 16’. At 18’ feet the flood is considered in the moderate range and the river at Akron was just shy of major flooding which begins at 20’. By Friday evening, April 27, the river was at 18.8’ and falling but

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    Westfield councilors begin utility improvements

    By Julie Ann Madden

    With much hesitation about going into debt, Westfield councilors unanimously approved the first of several water and sewer upgrades at their April 16 meeting.

    Read rest of story in May 2, 2018 Hometowner

    Councilors decide three in 15-minute meeting

    By Julie Ann Madden

    In one of their shorter meetings, Akron councilors created a committee, changed a building’s name and tabled leasing a city-owned lot at their April 24 meeting.

    Read rest of story in May 2, 2018 Hometowner

    Coaches, principal

    A-W athletes recognized with awards at annual banquet April 28.

    Read rest of story in May 2, 2018 Hometowner

    announce A-W athletic honors

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