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Akron Pizza Ranch has new ownership

Posted January 18, 2018 at 8:13 pm

By Julie Ann Madden

Akron area residents will be happy to learn the Akron Pizza Ranch will be reopening soon.

“It’s family-owned and family-operated now,” said new General Manager Dawn Parks, “because nothing is stronger than family.”

Owners are her brother, Curt Von Hagel and his business partner, Dillion Arends, both of Sioux City.

“It’ll be the Akron Pizza Ranch,” said Parks. “Everything will be the same for the vision: family buffet and pizza. Nothing is changing it from the Pizza Ranch way.”

The phone number will still be 712-568-3506 and the email is

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    Akron Golf clubhouse opens under new management

    Posted January 13, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Akron Golf clubhouse opens under new management

    By Julie Ann Madden

    At the end of October 2017, A’s Enterprises owners Andres Arreola and Fabian Arana finished their two-year contract with the Akron

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    A-W grad makes gubernatorial bid

    Posted January 4, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    An Akron-Westfield alum is officially on the 2018 ballot for Nebraska Governor.

    Krystal Gabel, daughter of Rick and Sue Gabel of Akron, will challenge Gov. Pete

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    Iowa voters face new election laws

    Posted January 13, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Voter Identification laws went into effect Jan. 1.

    Now registered voters will be asked to show their Identification Card before voting at election polls.

    Anyone who does not have

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    Fifth business opens in South Street Plaza

    Posted January 4, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Soon the Akron community will have a licensed esthetician providing body waxing services.

    According to Wikipedia, “Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes

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    Akron officials take Oaths of Office

    Posted January 4, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    “Out with the old and in with the new” is part of the new year for elected officials.

    On Dec. 19, Akron Mayor Sharon Frerichs gave

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    Wishing for ‘World Peace’

    Posted December 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    World Peace.

    That is what one Akron-Westfield senior asked Santa Claus to bring her during

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    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON CONVEYANCE OF REAL PROPERTY

    Posted December 20, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Akron-Westfield Community

    School District will hold a public hearing on the 8th day of January, 2018, at 6:30 P.M. central

    time,

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    Carlin wins Senate seat

    Posted December 20, 2017 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    In a special election on Dec. 12, a Republican will fulfill the Iowa Senate vacancy created by the resignation of Republican Senator Bill Anderson.

    Republican Iowa

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    A-W girls handle Hinton

    Posted January 18, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team defeated Hinton Jan. 12 at home, 53-29, bringing their total record to 10-4.

    Leading scorers for A-W were Brynn Van Eldik and Brooke Koele,

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    Wrestlers participate in G-T/R-A Invitational

    Posted January 13, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    The Akron-Westfield wrestling team participated in the Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Invitational Jan. 6.

    Other teams also participating were Garner-Hayfield-Ventura, Okoboji, West Bend-Mallard, Manson-Northwest Webster, and North Union.

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    A-W boys beat Trinity

    Posted January 13, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    The Akron-Westfield boys’ basketball team pulled out the win over Trinity Christian, 62-55, Jan. 5 in Hull, bringing their overall record to 3-7. Conference record is 2-4.

    A-W trailed

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    A-W girls have easy time over Trinity Christian

    Posted January 13, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    The Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team rolled over Trinity Christian Jan. 5, 59-16, bringing their overall record to 8-3. Conference record is 4-2.

    Leading scorer for A-W Jaden Harris with

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    A-W participates in EP-J Invitational

    Posted December 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield wrestling team traveled to Elk Point to participate in the Elk Point-Jefferson Invitational Dec. 16.

    The top finishers for A-W were John Henrich champion at 160 and Christian Wolthuizen third place at 182.

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    A-W falls to tough Unity Christian team

    Posted December 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield boys’ basketball team ran in to a tough Unity Christian team at home Dec. 14 losing, 58-39.

    Unity jumped to an early 24-9 lead but A-W fought

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    A-W girls fall to Unity

    Posted December 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team lost to Unity Christian at home Dec. 12, 67-42.

    Leading scorer for A-W was Jaden Harris with 15 which came from three 3-pointers and

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    Waterbury named All-District

    Posted December 15, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Akron-Westfield senior Courtney Waterbury was named to the Class 1A North West All-District Vollleyball Team through the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.

    During the 2017 season, Waterbury played in 67

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    Harper Rose Waterbury

    Posted January 18, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Harper Rose Waterbury was born on December 8, 2017, at Washington Regional Hospital, in Fayetteville, Ark., to Alex and Amber (Childress) Waterbury. Harper came into the world at 9:37 p.m. weighing 8 pounds 5 ounces

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    Akron librarians host ‘Rap Sheet’ authors

    Posted January 16, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Telling true stories is what authors Phil and Sandy Hamman do.

    Their No. 1 National Best Seller entitled “Gitchie Girl” was the inside story of the

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    Business Spotlight: ClicknPick, a one-stop photography shop

    Posted January 2, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Their business idea is totally different from typical photography studios.

    At ClicknPick, the customer buys “studio time” to use the professional cameras, props and backgrounds supplied by ClicknPick

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    Announce Engagement

    Posted December 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Rod and Sandy Gnirk of Lexington, Neb. would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Colette Gnirk to Dennis Eldon Wilken. Dennis is the son of John and Mary

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