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Santa and Mrs. Claus use iPad to check list

Posted December 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

Not only does Santa receive children’s handwritten letters but he receives their wish lists via email on Mrs. Claus’ iPad.

In addition, Santa receives reports on both “nice” and “naughty” kids.

The last two weekends Santa and Mrs. Claus visited with children of all ages at the Akron library.

Some children’s desires were easy to fulfill such as Frozen movie character dolls and toys but others took Santa a couple of days to figure out such as the little tyke who wanted a bicycle (and she pronounced it sounding like plastic ball). Luckily, three-year-old Megan Noll of Akron wouldn’t give up until

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    Santa Claus visits Akron Library

    Posted December 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Santa and Mrs. Claus listened as youngsters told them their Christmas wishes early at Akron Public Library Dec. 6 and 7. Santa Claus arrived courtesy of the Akron EMS ambulance. (Above) Khallie, l, and Kenna Willms, tell Santa

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    A-W Dancers: State divisional winners

    Posted December 10, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Akron-Westfield’s Dance Team had a successful day at the Iowa Dance and Drill Team Association (IDDTA) state competition Dec. 4 held in Des Moines.

    IDDTA has become the biggest dance

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    Yankton boaters beware

    Posted December 10, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    On Nov. 14, a single adult zebra mussel was discovered at the Midway boat ramp on Lewis and Clark Lake near Yankton, S.D. As a result of the discovery, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has classified the lake as “suspect”

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    Karpen gets first-ever flu shot

    Posted December 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    He’s been hounded. He’s been teased. And every year his response was the same.

    No. I don’t get flu shots. Period. The end. Go away.

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    Akron firefighters battle car fire

    Posted December 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Akron firefighters started the month with an early morning fire call. At 7:36 a.m., the firefighters were dispatched to Valley Ag Supply, located just west of Spink, S.D., at

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    Falcons’ comeback shocks A-W

    Posted December 17, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux junior Isaac Topete made a half-court basket to close the first half, and Porter Hummel and Kedzen Blankenship completed the Falcons’ rally in a 62-60 win over Akron-Westfield Dec. 9.

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    A-W girls gain first win

    Posted December 17, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team repeated the same score in consecutive games, 50-31, with a win at Trinity Christian Dec. 4 but a loss to Remsen Union at home

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    A-W beats MMC by 20 in opener

    Posted December 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    On Dec. 2, Akron-Westfield came out of the gates strong in the boys’ basketball season opener as Tavian Banks made a three-pointer for the first hoop of the

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    A-W falls to Eagles in girls’ home opener

    Posted December 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn jumped out to an 8-2 lead early and never looked back in a 60-36 girls’ basketball win over Akron-Westfield in non-conference play Dec. 2 in A-W’s home

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    A-W notches 1 3rd, 4 fifth-places at SB-L

    Posted December 10, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s wrestling squad placed 12th out of 15 teams at the Sergeant Bluff-Luton hosted invitational on Dec. 6.

    The Westerners ended with 65 points, just 3.5 points

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    Books to build things

    Posted December 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Earlier this year, the Akron librarians raised funds for a decorative bike rack. Harold Higman Jr. constructed it and it sets on the east side of the outdoor Readers Garden. When Akron

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    Girl Scouts collect winter clothing

    Posted December 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

    For seven days, the Akron-Westfield Girl Scout Troop No. 6 collected winter clothing for those less fortunate. At their Dec. 2 meeting, the third graders bagged the items, which included

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    T-shirt Quilts: A comforting memorial

    Posted December 10, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Judy Zoeller, of rural Ireton, is displaying T-shirt quilts at the Akron Library during the month of December. Her son, Mike, passed away in 2008 and she decided to make

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    Legion announces ‘Roaring Rocker’ winner

    Posted December 10, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Joy Dirks of Akron, front, won the Roaring Rocker at the Akron Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186 raffle drawing held at the Akron-Westfield boys’ basketball game Dec. 5. Dirks said she was very excited to

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    Holiday Happenings

    Posted December 10, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Thurs., Dec. 11: Akron-Westfield Grades 9-12 Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m., A-W School

    Sat.-Sun., Dec. 13 – 14: Santa and Mrs. Claus, Akron Library Meeting Room,

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