Six off to State Large Group Speech!

Posted January 22, 2019 at 9:51 pm

At the Large Group Speech District Contest Saturday in Sheldon, six of Akron-Westfield’s seven groups advanced to the State Contest, which will be held Feb. 2 in Spencer.

They are:

Choral Reading: “Dating Dilemmas,” with Autumn Bundy, Dakota Heeren, Kayla Johnson, Emma Martinac, Madelynn Munsen, Tori Nemesio, Jennifer Ritz, Sarah Ritz, Cameron Schroeder, Hannah Schwartz, Sean Steffens, Autumn Stowe, Megan Swancutt, Kailee Tucker, and Kyle Welch.

Ensemble Acting: “Answers,” Jack Anderson, Aaron Hartman and Nash Lininger.

Ensemble Acting:

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    Variety store progresses

    Posted January 20, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    On Monday, exterior signage was installed at the new Dollar General store site at 302 Hwy 12 N. in Akron.

    Mercy changes name

    Posted January 20, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Mercy Health Network, a leading health care system, will soon become MercyOne hospitals and clinics. The change is set to officially launch Feb. 1, unifying its statewide footprint by implementing a strategic brand initiative to connect the many points of care to better

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    Akron Community Foundation receives $100,000 boost

    Posted January 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Mike Hohenstein, Advisory Board Chair of the Akron Community Foundation (ACF), an affiliate of the Siouxland Community Foundation, is proud to announce a major gift of $100,000 to their endowment fund.

    “This is a wonderful gift

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    Todd Colt named District Athletic Director of the Year

    Posted January 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Akron-Westfield Athletic Director Todd Colt was named 2019 Northwest District High School Athletic Director of the Year by The Iowa Athletic Directors Association (IHSADA). He will be recognized at the annual IHSADA State Covention March 24 at

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    Reimbursement available for Child Development Home Providers

    Posted January 3, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a USDA Child Nutrition Program administered in Iowa by the Iowa Department of Education, Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services. CACFP provides meal reimbursement to child development home providers for serving nutritious meals to

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    A-W’s third bond attempt fails

    Posted December 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    On Dec. 11, Akron-Westfield School District’s special bond vote ended nearly 10 percent short of the 60 percent needed to pass.

    There were 807 ballots cast

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    Celebrating ‘first’ Christmases

    Posted December 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Several businesses are marking their first Christmas in Akron:

    • Akron Golf Course has a new manager,

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    NOTICE

    Posted December 18, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    There will be NO

    Akron Hometowner

    printed December 26

    The office

    will be closed

    Dec. 20 – 27

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    Winter brings frosty mornings

    Posted December 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

    The chilly weather does make some pretty pictures in the morning! Saturday, Dec. 8 people awoke to a winter wonderland. And on Monday, Dec. 10 it was the same picture and the temperature was around nine

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    A-W girls triumph over A-H

    Posted January 20, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team had a large victory over Alcester-Hudson in Alcester Jan. 10 coming home with a 66-41 win.

    Leading scorer for A-W was Kassie Vanderlinden

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    A-W boys defeat A-H

    Posted January 20, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team traveled to Alcester Jan. 10 to face the Alcester-Hudson Cubs, winning 68-58.

    Leading scorer for A-W was Nick Jacobs with 21 coming from

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    A-W girls demolish Trinity Christian

    Posted January 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team hosted Trinity Christian Jan. 4 and had no problem handling the Tigers, winning 66-33.

    The girls’ record is 5-6 overall and 4-2 in conference.

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    Wrestlers have champion and two runners-up

    Posted January 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield wrestling team participated in the Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire (GT/RA) Invite Jan. 5 and had one champion with John Henrich and two runners-up with Jader Briggs and Taylor Heeren.

    Henrich remains undefeated as he went through three

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    A-W boys win in overtime

    Posted January 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

    It was exciting, it was back-and-forth, and it was a great basketball game to watch as the Akron-Westfield boys defeated Trinity Christian, 75-73, in overtime at home Jan. 4. This brought the boys’ overall record

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    A-W boys demolish CC-E

    Posted December 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team hosted Clay Central-Everly Dec. 14 demolishing them 75-32. The boys’ record is 2-4 and conference record is 1-3.

    Nick Jacobs had a hot hand leading

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    Akron Library Events

    Posted January 23, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    • Libraries Rock! Winter Reading Program for adults continues through Friday, March 1. It’s not too late to sign up and participate. Reading library books, eBooks and audiobooks plus participating in library programs earns participants prizes and

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    Akron Library Events

    Posted January 23, 2019 at 6:00 am

    • Libraries Rock! Winter Reading Program for adults continues through Friday, March 1. It’s not too late to sign up and participate. Reading library books, eBooks and audiobooks plus participating in library programs earns participants prizes and

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    Three selected for honor band

    Posted January 20, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Akron-Westfield band sixth graders (l-r:) Brock Hanson, Daynen McKee, and Lainey Schuknecht were selected to perform in the 2019 Strong Foundations Honor Band on Jan. 7 at Sioux City East High School. Akron-Westfield was

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    Librarians’ Winter Reading Program for adults is underway in Akron

    Posted January 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

    “Libraries Rock!” is the title of the Akron Public Library’s 2019 Winter Reading Program and people can already start “rockin” in the prizes which include Akron Chamber Bucks, gift certificates, clothing, merchandise and goodies.

    The Grand

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