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National History Day students place at National Finals

Posted June 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

Two of Akron-Westfield’s National History Day group performances competed at the National Finals last week.

One placed seventh nationally in their division and also received Iowa’s Outstanding Entry Award.

Competing at the National History Day finals were:

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

• Cael Moffatt, Matthew Nielsen, Sydney Parks, Sam Philips and Landon Schuknecht: “Iowa Cow Wars.”

“I’m so proud of our Akron-Westfield group performances at Nationals,” said A-W National History Day Coach Val Philips.

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    Lazy Lanes: New look…inside and out

    Posted June 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    By the time one reads this, Lazy Lanes Bowl & Grill owners Rachel Nelson and Don Mullinix, of Akron, will have the bowling alley’s

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    Early Deadline!

    Posted June 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Due to the July 4 Holiday, the deadline for the July 4 issue of The Akron Hometowner is Friday, June 29 by 11 a.m

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    Akron Council Who’s Who…

    Posted June 20, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Prior to the Akron councilors’ June 12 meeting, city officials posed for cameras. (Front Row l-r:) Councilors Joe Small, Kasey Mitchell, Alex Pick, (Back Row l-r:) Jenell Lanning, Denise Loutsch-Beitelspacher and Mayor Sharon Frerichs.

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    What is it? It is…

    Posted June 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Some thought it was a new entrance sign welcoming people to the Akron community.

    But it

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    Snell exhibit opens at Museum

    Posted June 11, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Two attorneys who were the only father-son team ever to serve in the Iowa Supreme Court are the subject for a traveling exhibit now on display at the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars.

    The

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    Foot Care Clinic is June 18

    Posted June 11, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Nathanael Parish Health Ministry is offering foot care at Nathanael Lutheran Church on Monday, June 18.

    Anyone needing foot care is welcome to come.

    Professional screening, assessment, education, and

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    Primary Election: June 5

    Posted May 31, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5 in all 13 Plymouth County voting precincts.

    Voters going to the polls will be nominating officials for partisan offices ranging from State

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    What is freedom worth?

    Posted May 31, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    “(My son) Michael felt it was worth his life,” said the father of the late Lt. Michael P. Murphy who was a U.S. Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan.

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    Notice of General Election

    Posted May 27, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Notice is hereby given that there will be a Primary Election in Plymouth County, Iowa, at the polling places in each of the voting precincts on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, for the purpose of nominating the candidates for federal, state, and county

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    Oopsey!

    Posted June 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The visiting West Sioux Falcons were not the least bit gracious on June 6 in a non-conference game as they pummeled the Akron-Westfield boys 14-2.

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    A-W clawed by WS Falcons

    Posted June 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The visiting West Sioux Falcons defeated The Akron-Westfield Westerner girls 5-3 on June 6.

    A-W scored first as Brynn Van

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    Akron Rebels

    Posted June 12, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    The Akron Rebels faced Garretson, SD, Sunday, June 3, and won the game 5-1.

    Jared Kirkeby was the winning pitcher. He pitched 7 1/3 innings and only gave up two hits, walked three and struck out

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    A-W wins opener

    Posted May 31, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield boys traveled to Le Mars May 21 to play Gehlen Catholic in the season opener and came home with a 4-1 win.

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    A-W girls golf – fourth time to state

    Posted May 31, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    For the fourth consecutive year and defending state champions from 2017, the Akron-Westfield girls golf team competed in the Class 1A state golf meet May 29-30 at the American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown.

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    A-W receives medals in four events at Iowa State Track meet

    Posted May 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

    The five members of the Akron-Westfield track team who participated in the 2018 Iowa State Track and Field meet May 17-19 represented the school and towns well. The team brought home one fourth place, one fifth place, and two sixth place medals. The

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    50 years together

    Posted June 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Garry and Cheryl Jacobson of Akron will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 22, 2018.

    Garry Jacobson and the former Cheryl Huggenberger were married June

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    Olson is honored

    Posted June 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Vernold Olson of Akron was awarded a certificate and pin from Hospice for being a veteran. Vernold was in active duty in the U.S. Army for five years. Vernold’s Hospice volunteer is Warren Thompson, Commander

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    90th Birthday

    Posted June 20, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Ramona Vander Helm will be turning 90 years old on June 24. Cake will be served in her honor during fellowship time at Immanuel Lutheran Church on her birthday, Sunday, June 24.

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    Seeking classmates of Akron Class of 1978

    Posted June 12, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    All Akron Class of 1878 alumni are encouraged to mark Aug. 4 on their calendars to attend their 40th Class Reunion.

    The class’ Reunion Committee includes Beth Rust, 712-212-1880; Rodney Anderson, 605-670-8378; Irene Hoffman, 605-360-5410; Mary

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