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Round 3 of flooding topped off with snow

Posted October 17, 2018 at 9:07 pm

By Dodie Hook

This weather has been absolutely crazy.

Round No. 3 of flooding hit Wednesday, Oct. 10 when the Big Sioux River went over its flood stage of 16’. The river crested three days later on Oct. 13 at 19.39’ lower than the September flood of 22.16’ and the June flood of 23.51’.

S.D. Highway 48 did not close but Union County Road No. 3 was closed due to water flowing over it and was still closed Monday, Oct. 15.

On Sat., Oct. 13 the temperature hit 60 degrees and was a nice day with people out and about. Then Sunday morning people awakened to snow

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    Chuggers becomes photography studio

    Posted October 12, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    For the first time, possibly since the building was originally built, the 230 Reed St. property will not be a

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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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    Absentee Ballot information

    Posted October 12, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Absentee ballots for the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election are available as of Oct. 8 in the Auditor’s Office at the Plymouth County Courthouse during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday to vote in person.

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    Bells bridge the barriers

    Posted October 7, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The sound of bells ringing transcends generational and cultural barriers — between grandparents and grandchildren and between Akron, Iowa, and Haiti.

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    Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for 14 counties

    Posted September 28, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Friday for Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Franklin, Hancock, Humboldt, Kossuth, O’Brien, Palo Alto, Sioux, Winnebago, Worth and Wright counties in response to storms and flooding that took place beginning Sept. 19, 2018.

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    Work continues on new electric system

    Posted September 26, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Work continues on the new electric system along Highway 12 in Akron. Above an air chamber is being moved in to place as part of the transformer. The city crew hopes to transfer the electric

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    Work continues on new electrical station

    Posted August 29, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    With the footings set, workers can begin the process of erecting the new electrical station along Iowa HIghway 12 in Akron. Once it’s complete, the old station will be taken down.


    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 volleyball drops two matches

    Posted October 12, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    The A-W volleyball team dropped two matches last week. On Oct. 2 A-W lost 3-0 to Hinton. Set scores: 17-25, 20-25, 20-25. Then on Oct. 4 lost 3-1 to Gehlen. Set scores: 16-25, 25-22, 15-25, 11-25.

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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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    A-W shuts out Le Mars Gehlen

    Posted October 7, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield football team totaled 499 yards in offense while holding the Jays to 110 offensive yards on Friday, September 28.

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    A-W goes 1-1 at own triangular

    Posted September 26, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team won one match and lost one match at its own triangular with Elk Point-Jefferson and Alcester-Hudson Sept. 20.

    In the first match, A-W faced

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    A-W gets nipped by Hinton Blackhawks

    Posted September 26, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield football team traveled to face an old nemesis, the Hinton Blackhawks, on Friday, September 21. The Blackhawks came from behind to pull out a

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    A-W Falls to Westwood in opener

    Posted August 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners opened the season with a loss to the Rebels of Westwood of Sloan, 7-6. August 24 was the opening game for the 2018 season

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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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    Akron Lions request donors to follow the rules

    Posted October 12, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    The Akron Lions appreciate all the papers people place in the Akron Lions’ Paper Barn at the end of North Third Street.

    However, they would like to remind people that they accept any paper that is

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    Britton Chiropractic welcomes a new face

    Posted September 26, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Britton Chiropractic has added a new member to their healthcare team. Brianne Forcier joined us on September 10, 2018. Brianne will be working as the clinic’s Practice Representative and as a Chiropractic Assistant.

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    Active duty military to be honored at football game

    Posted September 26, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Akron Legionnaires are trying to come up with a list of active duty military persons in/from the Akron-Westfield community. They will be honored during the pregame flag ceremony at the October 12 home football game.


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