Akron doctors to practice nearby

Posted May 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

• Dr. Schoenfelder joins Orange City Area Health System

• Drs. Wolff choose Floyd Valley Clinics

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    A-W Class of 2017 finishes high school chapter

    On Sunday afternoon, A-W Class of 2017 concluded their graduation ceremony with changing of their tassels and tossing of their graduation caps. Fifty of the 51 Akron-Westfield seniors participated in their graduation ceremony. One had just made it home from U.S. Marine Corps Basic Training but another was still at U.S. Army Boot Camp. (See more graduation photos in this week’s Akron Hometowner)


    Skyler Briggs is Class of 2017 salutatorian

    By Julie Ann Madden

    “Being salutatorian doesn’t mean a whole lot,” said Senior Skyler Briggs, who will have the Class of 2017’s honor this coming Sunday. “It’s just a title. It doesn’t really matter.”

    And in his case, that’s probably true in more ways than just his feelings.

    With 11 classmates being valedictorian, Briggs ranks No. 12 in the class of 51 students.

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    Class of 2017 sets new school record

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron-Westfield is known for having multiple valedictorians and/or salutatorians in its classes.

    It began with the Class of 2004 having seven valedictorians, and that record was tied by the Class of 2006 and Class of 2011.

    The Class of 2016 set a new Most Valedictorians in Akron-Westfield History with eight.

    Now, the

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    ‘Flea Market Fridays’ vendors sought

    The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a new event this summer.

    It is “Flea Market Fridays” — from 3 to 9 p.m., every Friday in June on the first blocks of Second Street and Third Street north and south of Reed Street.

    Vendors can have their first 10’ x 10’ space for free with additional spaces costing $10 each.

    Anyone interested in having a space or more information, please contact

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    ‘Flea Market Fridays’ vendors sought

    On May 11, three-year-olds completed their preschool classes at the Akron Children’s Center with a balloon launch. These youngsters celebrated their graduation with parents, guardians and grandparents. The students won’t notice much difference in attending the Children’s Center as the preschool’s daily structure will continue for their daycare program, said teacher Christina Lewison who is assisted by Shannon Finch (center left).

    The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a new event this summer.

    It is “Flea Market Fridays” — from

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    A-W students give back to communities

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Akron-Westfield students gave back to their communities on Monday during the school district’s annual Community Service Day.

    At Westfield, a crew of students helped elderly residents clean up the April 15 storm damage on their properties — picking up branches and transporting them to the city’s brush pile.

    The students were supervised by A-W Industrial Arts

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    Onward to National History Day finals!

    Akron-Westfield had 10 National History Day projects competing in the Iowa National History Day state competition which was held May 8 in Des Moines – three were named National qualifiers and two were named National Alternates


    • Annie Wittenmyer: American Social Reformer and Relief Worker Taking A Stand performed by Sydney Parks.

    • Slave to Abolitionist: Sojourner Truth’s Stand For Freedom performed by Natalie Lewison-Brooks.

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    A-W creative writers advance to nationals

    Five Akron-Westfield students’ creative writings have won first place at the State General Federated Women’s Club’s Creative Writing Contest.

    Now, the writings will be entered in the national competition!

    In Division I, which is for Grades 1-3, Ian Milbrodt’s story entitled “Asteroid” and Adam Brown’s poem called “Pizza” won first places.

    In Division II for Grades 4-6 students, a story, “Fish Island” by Ashton Eden and the poem, “Months” by Emma Rolfes

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