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A-W begins classes with memorial tribute

Posted August 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

On Aug. 23, Akron-Westfield students returned to the classroom with the traditional Westerner opening ceremony.

However, there was a special tribute added to the tradition this year. The Class of 2019, juniors, conducted a special tribute to their fallen classmate, Grace Martinsen, who died unexpectedly this past spring.

Each junior released a purple balloon, Grace’s favorite color, and the student body and staff took a few moments in silent tribute.

The Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186 performed their flag-raising ceremony with James Clinton, Leon Gabel, Kaylene Hawkins, Earl Hilliker, Richard Huebner, Garry Jacobson, Lynette Kiger, Daryl Myers, Stan

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    Royalty is chosen for A-W Homecoming

    Posted August 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

    “Travel Often, Win Always.” That is the Westerners’ 2018 Homecoming theme with Homecoming Week set for Sept. 9 – 15. On Monday, the Homecoming Royalty Court was announced. Homecoming Queen candidates are (Front Row l-r:) Alyson Ten Napel,

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    A-W has eight new faculty members

    Posted August 22, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    There will be at least 15 new staff at Akron-Westfield Community School when students walk through the doors for the first day of

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    Care Center celebrates fifth anniversary at facility

    Posted August 14, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    It was exactly five years ago that Akron Care Center residents and staff moved to their newly-constructed facility at 991 Hwy 3. On Monday, they celebrated the fifth anniversary with a group photo

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    Work continues on new electrical station

    Posted August 29, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    With the footings set, workers can begin the process of erecting the new electrical station along Iowa HIghway 12 in Akron. Once it’s complete, the old station will be taken down.

    Meeting with Sen. Grassley’s office is Sept. 4 in Akron

    Posted August 29, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Jacob Bossman, representative of US Senator Charles Grassley in 19 counties in Northwest Iowa including Plymouth, will be holding a meeting Tuesday, Sept. 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Akron Public Library, 350 Reed St.

    According to

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    Supervisors pursue joining NWIACC

    Posted August 22, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    In less than 60 days, Plymouth County Supervisors have gone from proposing Northwest Iowa Care Connections (NWIACC) join Plymouth and Sioux Counties’ Sioux Rivers Regional Mental Health & Disabilities Services to being invited

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    National Night Out held in Akron

    Posted August 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

    On Aug. 7, Akron Fire-Rescue and Police members welcomed more than 120 people to the Akron Fire Station where they learned about local firefighting, police and ambulance operations, ate pizza and enjoyed activities during

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    211 Reed St. building comes down

    Posted August 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

    On Monday, the former Jacobson Auto Parts building at 211 Reed St. was demolished.

    Akron city officials condemned the building a couple years ago, and in September

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    A-W Falls to Westwood in opener

    Posted August 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners opened the season with a loss to the Rebels of Westwood of Sloan, 7-6. August 24 was the opening game for the 2018 season

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    A-W volleyball goes 1-3 against Westwood

    Posted August 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

    It took four close sets but Westwood pulled out the 3-1 victory over the Lady Westerners Aug. 24 in the season opener on the Lady Westerners’ home court. Scores were 25-20 (l), 25-18 (W), 30-28 (L),

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    Volleyball readies for season

    Posted August 22, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team, under the direction of new Head Coach Robyn Van Eldik and Assistant Coach Sarah Schroeder, is readying for the new season following their annual scrimmage Aug. 17. Action begins at home Aug. 23 when the Westerners face Westwood. First

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    A-W faces Unity Christian in annual football scrimmage

    Posted August 22, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The annual Soap- Sports drink scrimmage was held on August 17 on the hill for the Akron-Westfield football team. They had a new format, which for me, I think it’s a good idea. The

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    90th Birthday

    Posted August 22, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    On August 22, Alta Johnson will celebrate her 90th birthday. If you would like to send a birthday greeting to Alta, please send to P.O. Box 73, Akron IA, 51001.

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