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Volunteers spend week cleaning up Big Sioux

Posted July 24, 2014 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

Last week volunteers picked up 28.1 tons of trash out of the Big Sioux River from Gitchie Manitou near Sioux Falls, S.D., to Westfield.

According to Iowa Project A Watershed Awareness River Expedition (AWARE) coordinator Lynette Seigley, 85 to 90 percent of the materials were recyclable.

Items collected included:

• 549 tires, including a few brand new never used on rims. The tires weighed 12,432 lbs. Volunteers removed the tires from the rims and cleaned the tires, then Bridgestone Tire Company takes the tires at no charge.

• 37,180 lbs. of scrap metal;

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    Homicide investigation continues

    Posted July 24, 2014 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    As of press time Monday, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation continue to investigate and gather information on the violent deaths of Donald Neunaber and his wife, Esther,

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    Brule Creek Lutheran to celebrate 150th

    Posted July 16, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Brule Creek Lutheran Church congregation is planning a two-day celebration for their church’s 150th Anniversary.

    The public is invited to attend the festivities, which will be held the weekend of Aug. 9 and 10 at the

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    July Activities at the Union County Museum

    Posted July 15, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    The Union County Historical Society is sponsoring a book club, Hello History, for children ages 7 through 10 (second through fourth grade) Saturday, July 26, from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the museum located at 707 W. Main Street in Elk Point. Each

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    Learn about moths at Hillview

    Posted July 15, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Hillview Recreation Area near Hinton will host Moth Mania, a program during National Moth Week, at 8:30 to 10 p.m., Monday, July 21.

    National Moth Week is July 19 through July 27. Finding moths can be

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    Colt wins District Coach of Year

    Posted July 31, 2014 at 5:00 am

    The Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA) has released the 2014 All-District Softball Teams.

    Akron-Westfield Head Softball Coach Todd Colt gained District Coach of the Year honors in Class 1A Northwest for leading the Lady Westerners to

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    A-W State Champions by the numbers

    Posted July 29, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Akron-Westfield State Champions Softball team, 38-0 record, inside the numbers for 2014, included:

    Kayla Tindall, senior, 24-0 pitching record, 138 and one-third innings pitched, 11 earned runs, 0.56 earned run average, 17 walks, 4 hit by

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    A-W Girls win first round

    Posted July 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    By: Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerner girls started to defend their state title by handling the Glidden-Ralston Wildcats, 5-1 July 22.

    The Wildcats were kind of a Cinderella team as

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    A-W’s young squad bows out to Jays

    Posted July 24, 2014 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    Gehlen Catholic showed why it was a season-long power house as the Jays cruised to a 9-0 district tournament win over Akron-Westfield at the Riverview Sports Complex July 15, ending the Westerners’ season.

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    A-W: Back to State!

    Posted July 24, 2014 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls defeated Newell-Fonda, 6-2 on Monday July 14 for a berth in the state tourney.

    A-W improved its record to 35-0 with the win over

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    Akron EMS receives donation

    Posted July 31, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Peoples Bank donated the funds for the new lettering on the Akron ambulances, which reflects Akron’s emergency medical services changing ownership from Siouxland Paramedics Inc. to a municipal entity, Akron EMS. The cost

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    First Farmers Market

    Posted July 23, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Hawarden Regional Healthcare was the food vendor at the first Akron Farmers Market July 16. They hosted a community picnic for people to come see the new plans for the Hawarden Hospital. Serving those coming

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    50 years together

    Posted July 23, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Stan and Linda Rolfes will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on August 1, 2014, with an open house beginning at 7:00 pm at the Akron Golf Course Clubhouse hosted by their children and grandchildren.

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    65 Years together

    Posted July 16, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Harold and Mary Burcham will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an Open House Brunch at Crescent Park United Methodist Church, 2826 Myrtle St., Sioux City, Iowa, on Sunday, July 20 from 10:30 a.m.-1:00

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    Elena May Saloum

    Posted July 16, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Jim and Amber Saloum (nee Sommervold) of Sioux Falls, S.D., are excited to announce the arrival of their daughter, Elena May Saloum. Elena arrived on May 3rd, 2014 at 8:48 a.m. weighing 7 lb. 11

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    Engagement Announced

    Posted July 16, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Todd and Tammy Colt of Akron announce the engagement of their daughter, Tana Rae Colt, to Thomas Charles Stewart, son of Gregory Stewart of Spencer, Iowa, and Charlene Wetherell of Alta, Iowa.

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    Akron Care Center receives donation from Britton Chiropractic

    Posted July 10, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Dr. Brad Britton (r) of Britton Chiropractic & Rehab Clinic in Akron presents a $1,000.00 check to the Akron Care Center. Accepting the donation is Brandon Verros (l), Akron Care Center administrator.

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