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History making, state bound Westerners!

Posted July 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Not only has the Akron-Westfield Baseball Team broke the school’s record of 25 season wins with 32 thus far, they have made history being the first baseball team to go to state. The boys achieved this feat by defeating Coon Rapids-Bayard July 18 at Substate in Denison. The team and coaches proudly display their state qualifier banner.

Facing Lisbon in the opening round at the state tournament, A-W pulled out the win, 5-4, in 11 innings. They face Martensdale-St. Mary’s in the semi-finals at 1:30 p.m. this Thursday, July 27 at Principal Park in Des Moines.

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    A-W girls finish fifth at state

    Posted July 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls played for fifth place in the state tournament and finished well as they beat Colfax-Mingo, 6-3.

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    On the field before the games begin

    Posted July 21, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    A lifelong Akron man’s goal was to fix up the ball field so the next group of ball players had a decent place to

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    A-W softball qualifies for state

    Posted July 21, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    The Class 1A Akron-Westfield softball team was off to the state tournament for the 13th time in 16 years.

    Going into the state

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    Officer takes Akron’s Oath of Office

    Posted July 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

    On July 21 Akron Mayor Sharon Frerichs gave Akron’s new police officer, Nathan Hoss, the Oath of Office.

    Candidate filing now accepted

    Posted July 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

    School district candidate filing of nomination papers began on Monday, July 10. These nomination papers are filed with the school district secretaries.

    All candidate’s interested in running for any school district in Plymouth County must file

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    Casey’s hopes to start construction soon

    Posted July 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

    After two separate conversations between the corporate office of Casey’s and Akron Mayor Sharon Frerichs, it has been confirmed that a new building is going to be built in Akron.

    Casey’s does own the land and all

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    Two killed, six injured in Alcester accident

    Posted July 26, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    As of press time Monday afternoon, little information was being released yet as law enforcement personnel continued to investigate a horrific accident at about 9:30 a.m., July 24 in Alcester, S.D.

    According to S.D. Department of

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    A-W seeks school board candidates

    Posted July 21, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Those wishing to seek a seat on the Akron-Westfield School Board can throw their hats into the election ring now.

    Monday, July 10 was the first

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    Reward offered

    Posted July 21, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    A $700 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of person or persons who did vandalism to the Akron Gun Club the first of July.

    Contact Akron City Hall, 712-568-2041, if you have

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    Utility seeking input from electric customers

    Posted July 12, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Residents of Akron may soon receive a call asking about their electric service.

    The city’s wholesale power supplier, Heartland Consumers Power District, has partnered with SDS Research to conduct a customer survey to learn more about

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    Utility vehicles added to ‘Move Over, Slow Down’ law

    Posted July 12, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg signed a pledge at their weekly press conference Monday to move over or slow down for utility maintenance vehicles on Iowa roads.

    Iowa’s Move Over, Slow Down

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    New cabin opens at Stone State Park

    Posted July 12, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    A new camping cabin is available for rent at Stone State Park in Sioux City.

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m.

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    Tractors, tractors, and more tractors!

    Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Dodie Hook

    It was a great day for a tractor ride July 1 as the annual Utesch Tractor Ride took place. It was impressive as the 30 some tractors

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    A-W wins in Eleven!!

    Posted July 26, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners, in their first appearance in the State Class 1A Tourney, on Saturday, July 22, made it interesting.

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    A-W girls return to State!!

    Posted July 21, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield fans had their vacation plans set but the Lady Westerners had those plans altered by securing their return to Fort Dodge.

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    A-W shuts out Clay Central-Everly

    Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Clay Central-Everly Mavericks came to A-W on June 28 for a short visit. Bailey Davis tossed a one-hit game while striking out 12

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    A-W makes quick work of CCE

    Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Clay Central-Everly Mavericks made a long trip to Akron-Westfield to get mauled 16-1 on June 28.

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    Oops!! A-W upset, 3-1

    Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield boys got into a real duel with the Le Mars Gehlen Catholic Jays in Le Mars on June 30.

    Jays pitcher Colin Wise kept A-W

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    A-W girls win War Eagle Conference

    Posted July 5, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls won the final game of the War Eagle Conference and did it convincingly on June 30. A-W used three innings to score 16 runs to shutout the Le Mars Gehlen Catholic

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    A-W puts it on HLP

    Posted June 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The visiting Harris-Lake Park Wolves tried but were no match for the Akron-Westfield Westerners on June 22.

    The A-W girls pounded out 13 hits to overwhelm the

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    A-W boys top HLP Wolves

    Posted June 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Harris-Lake Park Wolves were the visitors on June 23 and fell to the Akron-Westfield Westerners by the score of 6-1.

    Aaron Allard pitched the first five

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    A-W girls blank Hinton

    Posted June 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    Ann Hedlund faced the Hinton Blackhawks at Akron-Westfield on June 21 winning 6-0. Hedlund turned in a fine performance as she tossed a five

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    50th anniversary

    Posted July 26, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Bob and Susan Brown of Akron will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a wedding dance from 8 to 11 p.m.on Saturday, July 29 at the Akron Golf Clubhouse. Amy Linder and the Top Down Band

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    60 years together

    Posted July 21, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Dennis and Nelda Hultgren were married 60 years ago on Aug. 3, 1957 at Union Creek Lutheran Church in Akron, Iowa, by Rev. David J. Roy. They will celebrate with an open house hosted

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    Photographic exhibit opens at Plymouth County Museum

    Posted July 12, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Dick and Glada (Reichert) Koerselman, two long-time Le Mars Daily Sentinel journalists, left the Plymouth County Historical Museum a treasure trove of history through their hundreds of newspaper

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    Akron Farmers Market to benefit local farm family

    Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

    The July 12 Akron Farmers’ Market is not just for people to come, buy some garden produce, enjoy a meal, learn some facts about local foods and celebrate area farmers — it’s also to help a local farm family facing a medical crisis.

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    Sliders sure are good

    Posted July 3, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    A slider is an American term for a small sandwich, typically around 2 inches across, made with a bun, according to Wikipedia. The term primarily refers to small hamburgers, but can also cover

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