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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 degrees. However, the temperature reached in to the 30s Monday getting rid of the frosty picture. Both in town and country experienced the beauty. The extended forecast looks fairly good with partly cloudy and sunny skies throughout the week and temperatures in the 30s during the day and in the teens and 20s during the night. The next chance for snow is a 40 percent chance predicted for Dec. 19 in the morning. But only Mother Nature knows for sure!

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    Loving thy neighbor

    Posted December 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    It can happen to anyone — losing one’s job, becoming ill, running out of retirement funds — or a multitude of

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    NOTICE

    Posted December 11, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    There will be NO Akron Hometowner printed December 26. The office will be closed Dec. 20-27.

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    Shop Local Saturday winners announced

    Posted November 29, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    “I thought it was fun,” said Gina Terpstra, a winner in the Akron Area Chamber of Commerce’s Shop Local

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    Hometowner has new graphic designer

    Posted December 11, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    There is a new face at The Akron Hometowner who has been busy creating ads for customers and designing the pages of The Akron Hometowner newspaper.

    Jennifer Vondrak,

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    A-W’s Bond vote is Tuesday, Dec. 11

    Posted December 6, 2018 at 1:22 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    It’s time for voters living in the Akron-Westfield School District to go to the election polling place and cast their vote either for or against the school board’s proposed $6.99 million General Obligation

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    Scoopin’ & sleddin’

    Posted December 6, 2018 at 1:17 am

    With 6.6 inches of snow blanketing a layer of ice, Akron area residents began digging out Sunday afternoon. Four-year-old Mia Watkins, of Akron, helped her dad, Anthony, clean off a sidewalk at 201 Reed St.

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    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

    Posted November 29, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    It’s that time of year again when downtown Akron becomes aglow with Christmas spirit. Santa sent his helpers, including “Santa” Bob Popken, Nov. 20 to decorate Akron.

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    Creating leaf paintings

    Posted November 29, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    While many people are excited to be done raking leaves this year, one Akron woman is excitedly looking through her leaf collection.

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    Troopers had busy weekend

    Posted November 29, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    The blizzard that stretched across the southern third and parts of eastern Iowa Sunday was a friendly reminder of winter driving and Iowa weather.

    The Iowa State Patrol covered 93 crashes and assisted 131 motorists in

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    Shop Akron Nov. 24

    Posted November 21, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    ‘Hometown Christmas’ set for Nov. 28

    Posted November 21, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce’s fourth annual Hometown Christmas event is packed full of activities to usher in the Christmas spirit.

    Hometown Christmas will be

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    A-W girls fall to West Sioux

    Posted December 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team hosted West Sioux Dec. 4 but were unable to hold off the Lady Falcons, losing 57-51.

    Leading scorer for A-W was Kassandra Vanderlinden with

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    A-W boys struggle against WS

    Posted December 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

    The Akron-Westfield boys’ basketball team played host to the West Sioux Falcons Dec. 4 losing, 90-42.

    A-W stayed with the Falcons in the first quarter behind by five, 26-21,

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    A-W hosts successful invitational

    Posted December 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Akron-Westfield hosted its own Invitational Dec. 8 celebrating 50 years of the tournament. Ten schools, including A-W, participated: Sioux Center (SC), Kingsley-Pierson (KP), Westwood (WW), Sheldon-South O’Brien (SSOS), Creighton (C), Ponca (P), Lawton-Bronson (LB), Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcom,

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    A-W girls fall to MMCRU

    Posted December 6, 2018 at 1:24 am

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball teamtraveled to Remsen to face MMCRU Nov. 27 and lost to the Royals, 61-47.

    Chloee Colt was top scorer for A-W with 11 points coming from three field goals and five free

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    A-W boys win opener

    Posted December 6, 2018 at 1:24 am

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team traveled to Remsen Nov. 27 to face MMCRU and came away winning, 63-58 in their season opener.

    Top scorer for A-W was Nick Jacobs downing 18 points with four three-pointers and

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    A-W girls defeat Trinity

    Posted December 6, 2018 at 1:24 am

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team traveled to Hull to face Trinity Christian Nov. 30 winning the game, 47-15.

    Top scorer for A-W was Brooke Koele with 11 points coming from four field goals and three free

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    A-W wrestlers begin season

    Posted December 6, 2018 at 1:23 am

    The Akron-Westfield wrestling team opened its season traveling to Woodbury Central Nov. 27 for a quadrangular with Woodbury Central, Sioux City East, and Sioux Center. A-W went 0-3 at the meet with scores of 47-30 against Sioux Center, 60-19 against Sioux City East,

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    A-W girls fall in home opener

    Posted November 29, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team met a tough Westwood team in their home opener Nov. 20 losing 59-43.

    The Junior Varsity team also lost to Westwood, 49-45, in overtime.

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    A-W volleyball team members honored at year-end banquet

    Posted November 21, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Akron-Westfield volleyball team held its banquet Nov. 13 at the school. Awards were presented to team members and a drawing was held for large posters of the C Team, JV Team, and Varsity Team. Winners were: C Team poster Emma Noll; JV Team

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    A-W football awards

    Posted November 21, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    The Akron-Westfield football team held its banquet Nov. 17 at the school. Head Coach Eric Walkingstick presented awards to several team members.

    Tindall Award

    Chase Stowe

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    90th Birthday Card Shower

    Posted December 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Family members of Ramona Small Govig suggest a card shower in honor of her 90th birthday on Monday, December 24.

    Ramona was born and raised in Akron, with several

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    Making Christmases bright

    Posted November 29, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    ‘Tis better to give than to receive… It is more blessed to give than to receive…

    Acts 20:35

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    Couple exchanges vows in October wedding

    Posted November 21, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Brandon and Steph Kelley were united in marriage on October 27, 2018 in Sioux Falls, S.D., at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Pastor Chris Ver Steeg and Pastor Nick Collins officiated the ceremony. A reception followed

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    Akron Chamber welcomes Serenity Salon

    Posted November 21, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    On Friday, Nov. 16, Akron Area Chamber of Commerce members held a ribbon cutting for Akron’s newest beauty shop, Serenity Salon, which is owned and operated by hair stylist Becky Meinen of

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    80 Years young

    Posted November 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Dennis “Denny” R. Wilken will turn 80 years old on November 26, 2018. He is a lifelong resident of Akron, graduating with the Class of 1957. Denny still works full-time as a trucker, hauling grain. He

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    ‘Scarecrow Swaps’ set for Summer 2019

    Posted November 21, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Friendship & Service Club members are planning ahead for “Scarecrow Swap” sessions next summer ahead of the 2019 Scarecrow Festival to give people a chance to reuse or trade scarecrow frames and other items.

    Anyone who

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    Happy 90th Birthday!

    Posted November 15, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Audrey Ericson, formerly of Union County, SD, will turn 90 on Nov. 25. To celebrate, an Open House is being held in her honor Sunday, Nov. 25, 2 – 4 p.m., at Union Creek Lutheran Church, Union

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