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Akron has ‘Iowa Hospital Hero’

Posted November 9, 2018 at 8:41 pm

By Julie Ann Madden

It was her first mission trip, and its impact was life-changing for Akron Mercy Medical Clinic Nurse Practitioner Jennifer (Hadley) Milby.

Several years ago, a Tanzanian obstetrician came to Sioux City for back surgery after becoming acquainted with Siouxland Tanzanian Educational Medical Ministry (STEMM) through Dr. Steve Meyer.

Milby provided housing to the obstetrician during his recovery in Siouxland and he invited Milby to visit his country. However, it just never seemed to work out even though STEMM volunteers go to Tanzania about every six months.

About a month before STEMM’s May 2017 trip, Meyer asked Milby to go and she decided that

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    Trunk-or-treat winner

    Posted November 9, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Trinity Lutheran Church’s “Noah’s Ark” trunk-or-treat display was named the first place winner in the Akron Area Chamber of Commerce’s trunk-or-treat contest.

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    Welcome back, Akron postal carriers!

    Posted November 9, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    It was seven years ago that United States Postal Service officials decided that Akron’s mail should be processed at the Hawarden Post Office site.

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    A-W football earns state playoff trophy

    Posted November 9, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    The Akron-Westfield football team ended its season at home Nov. 2 in the Class A quarterfinals of the state playoffs. West Hancock defeated the Westerners, 50-14, to advance to the semifinals Nov. 9, 10

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    Absentee Voter information

    Posted November 2, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    The Plymouth County Auditor’s Office will be open Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for the purpose of voting an absentee ballot in the Nov. 6 General Election.

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    A-W volleyball ends season at Regionals

    Posted November 2, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team ended its season Oct. 25 falling to Westwood 3-1 in Round No. 2 of the Class 1A Regionals. (Front Row l-r:) Megan Swancutt, Melissa Meinen, Megan Meinen,

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    Gabel runs for Mayor in Lincoln

    Posted October 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Krystal Gabel, 34, is officially on the ballot for Mayor in the April 9, 2019, Lincoln City Primary. Gabel is an Independent candidate in this nonpartisan race.

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    Halloween Spooktacular – Oct. 20

    Posted October 26, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Pumpkins, games, movie, S’mores, pumpkin-shaped sandwiches, chili bar, Fire-Rescue-Police, and more in downtown Akron

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    Fall colors along the Big Sioux

    Posted October 26, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Trees are turning along the Big Sioux River near Akron. On October 21 the Big Sioux finally fell below the flood stage of 16’ and on Monday morning, Oct. 22 the river was at 15.4’.

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    Notice: Deadline Voting Change

    Posted October 17, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Voters requesting an absentee ballot to be mailed to them must have the request form to the Auditor’s office no later than 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 (Not Nov. 3 as published earlier).

    The Auditor’s office

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    A-W volleyball ends great season

    Posted November 2, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team put up a hard fight Oct. 25 in the second round of Regionals but lost the battle to Westwood 3-1 to end their season with a 16-8 record. Game scores: 19-25,

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    A-W volleyball wins first round

    Posted November 2, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team won their first round of Regional action Oct. 22 at home. The Lady Westerners defeated Remsen St. Mary’s 3-0. Set scores: 25-15, 25-12, 25-13.

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    A-W does in WW Rebels

    Posted November 2, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners traveled to Sloan to renew acquaintances with the Rebels of Westwood. A-W, who lost the first game of the season to WW 7-6,

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    A-W in the State Playoffs

    Posted October 26, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners got into the state playoffs to face the Westwood Rebels of Sloan on Oct. 26 in Sloan.

    First things first. A-W traveled to Marcus

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    A-W tramples SOS Wolverines!

    Posted October 17, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The South O’Brien Wolverines were the visitors on Friday, October 12. I watched SOS warm up and they seemed to be a very imposing sight. They were very

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    A-W volleyball defeats HMS

    Posted October 17, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Akron-Westfield went 3-1 against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn at their last home game of the regular season. Set scores: 25-16, 25-12, 20-25, 25-8.

    Senior players, manager, videographer, and parents were introduced prior

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    A-W Westerners make it 5-2 for 2018

    Posted October 12, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners took the early lead only to lose it against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (HMS). A-W got the lead back really fast and never looked back

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    Local couple weds

    Posted November 9, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Cali Westergard of Ireton, and Spencer Frankl of Elk Point, S.D., exchanged marriage vows on September 15, 2018, in a 4 p.m. ceremony at Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa. Pastor Mike Kelley officiated

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    Happy 90th birthday!

    Posted November 9, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Arvin Finzen, of Akron, will turn 90 on Thursday, Nov. 8. To celebrate, he would love to receive a card with your favorite memories sent to him at Arvin Finzen, 411 N. Seventh St., Akron, IA

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    Veterans to be honored

    Posted November 2, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Thank you, Veterans — those who are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, and your families, for your dedication to America!

    New Horizons United Church of Christ is hosting a complementary meal to honor area

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    A-W student chosen for Opus Honor Choir

    Posted October 17, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    An Akron-Westfield student was recently selected for participation in the 32nd annual Opus Honor Choir Festival.

    Eighth grader Tyler Ford was chosen for the Grades 7-8 Bass

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