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It’s back to state for the Lady Westerners!

Posted July 18, 2018 at 5:35 pm

Pulling out the win in the eighth inning, 6-5, against West Monona, members of the Akron-Westfield softball team celebrate and pose with their state qualifier banne. The team was given a royal send-off Sunday afternoon with a program in the school auditorium and then led out of town by the Akron Fire Department and Akron Police Department. In their 14th state appearance in the last 16 years, A-W began state action Monday, July 16 when they faced New London in the first round.

NOTE: No. 2 A-W defeated No. 7 New London,12-2, in six innings Monday, July 16 in the first round of the state tournament to advance and play Wed., July 18 at 1 p.m.

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    Akron Attraction Menu

    Posted July 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

    The Akron Attraction Menu, presented by The Akron Hometowner, is now available at advertising businesses and several spots around Iowa.

    Advertisers: City of Akron –

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    It was a real Bash!

    Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

    The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce held its first annual Fourth of July Bash. Several hundred people enjoyed the festivities on July 4 in the Akron City Park. Festivities included free swimming at the Akron Pool

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    MOVE OVER Law changed July 1

    Posted July 18, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Anyone who has changed a tire next to 70 MPH traffic will appreciate the MOVE OVER law update that took effect July 1.

    Since 2002, Iowa’s MOVE OVER law has required motorists to move over or

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    Big Sioux may drop below flood stage!

    Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    It seems like forever that area residents have been dealing with the flooding rage of the Big Sioux River along the western border of Iowa and

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    Monday morning accident sends one to hospital

    Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    A three-vehicle accident Monday morning in Akron resulted in the driver being transported to an area hospital, then lifeflighted to another.

    Tamara E. Decker, 36, of

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    ‘Flood 2018’ ends

    Posted July 11, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    The June Flood of 2018 is officially in the books with the reopening of Highway 48 July 1 wrote Akron Fire-Rescue Chief Shane Coyle on the department’s Facebook page.

    In reference to all the help received,

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    Iowa, U.S. soybean farmers disproportionately impacted by

    Posted July 6, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Statement is courtesy of 22 farmers who serve as directors of the Iowa Soybean Association

    “The U.S. soybean industry’s worst fears are coming to pass today with the implementation of tariffs on Chinese imports. This aggressive

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    NO soldier goes unloved

    Posted July 5, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Wearing the color of red on Fridays isn’t necessarily to support the Akron-Westfield Westerners sports teams on a game day. It has a

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    Opera House receives face lift

    Posted July 5, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    When the former Akron Register-Tribune newspaper building was demolished, the west wall of the Akron Opera House was exposed. To many, the exterior wall was fascinating as it had several painted words

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    Akronites will celebrate July 4 with food, music, fireworks

    Posted June 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

    The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce is trying a new event this year.

    It is hosting a Fourth of July celebration in town to give both Akron’s young families and elderly the option to stay right

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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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    A-W uses extra inning to beat West Monona

    Posted July 18, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls’ softball team advances to the state tournament with a 6-5 win in eight innings in the Class 1A Region 8 championships on July 9.

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    A-W boys topple Central Lyon

    Posted July 18, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield boys played in the second game of the Regional Tournament on Saturday, July 14. A-W got by Central Lyon 3-1.

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    A-W boys get by Kingsley-Pierson

    Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield boys played at Kingsley on July 7 and edged the Kingsley- Pierson Panthers, 6-5.

    A-W took a two-nothing

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    Rebels beat Larchwood

    Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

    The Akron Rebels beat Larchwood, 13-6, July 6 in Akron.

    Austin Allard got the win and pitched a complete game, giving up six hits and striking out three.

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    A-W outlasts Westwood Rebels

    Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The 15th ranked Westwood Rebels of Sloan came to visit for a regional semi-final game June 6. Westwood, a very good team, battled hard to the very

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    A-W boys win against LGC

    Posted July 9, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerner boys handled the Le Mars Gehlen Catholic Jays with ease.

    Behind the pitching of Jack Anderson and

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    A-W boys rout S.O. Wolverines

    Posted July 9, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield boys routed the South O’Brien Wolverines 14-1 at Akron-Westfield on July 2.

    A-W scored seven runs in the first inning as A-W banged out four

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    A-W shuts out Le Mars Gehlen Catholic

    Posted July 9, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    By Hank Krause

    In the final regular home season game for the Akron-Westfield softball team, A-W did the Jays in, 10-0.

    Natalie Nielsen,

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    A-W boys beat HMS

    Posted July 5, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield boys played at home against the Hawks of Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Thursday, June 26 and broke a tie in the fourth to win, 4-1.

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    A-W girls get by H-LP

    Posted July 5, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls pushed their record to 22-4 for the season on June 28 as they beat Harris-Lake Park 7-0 in Orange City. The game was moved

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    50 years together

    Posted July 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Help Bill and Kathy Joseph celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, July 29 at the United Church of Christ Church in Alcester, SD. An Open House will be held from 2 to 4

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    14th Annual Heritage Music Fest coming July 21 in Elk Point

    Posted July 11, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Enjoy a day of a variety of country, gospel, classic rock and roll music Saturday, July 21 at the air-conditioned Elk Point-Jefferson School Middle School Gym, 402 S. Douglas, from 11 am – 9:00 p.m.

    Featured

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    90th birthday celebration

    Posted July 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Joyce Thorson of Akron will turn 90 on Sept. 28. In honor of this, her family is holding an early Open House on Sat., July 14, 2-3:30 p.m. at Security National Bank Community Room, Akron.

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    Couple celebrates 60 years together

    Posted July 5, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Dick and Sheryl (Eilts) Miller of Ireton, Iowa, will be observing their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, July 14 with an Open House from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Ireton Community Center.

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    Wes Carl Taylor

    Posted July 5, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Wes Carl Taylor was born at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames, Iowa on February 13, 2018. He came into the world weighing 7 pounds 8.5 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was welcomed home

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    Akron Pizza Ranch Craveable food – Legendary Service

    Posted June 28, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    A variety of pizzas, including stuffed-crust pizzas; broasted chicken; and a salad bar with fresh fruits and vegetables top the list of scrumptious foods available at the Akron Pizza Ranch, located

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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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