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More than 100 attend Akron Chamber Banquet

Posted February 4, 2016 at 5:17 pm

Saturday night 11 volunteered to be hypnotized during the annual Akron Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet at the Akron Golf Course.

Comedy Hypnotist Kellen Marson, of Sioux Falls, S.D., entertained the guests and Akron Jo’s Cafe catered the dinner.

Chamber officers recognized seven new businesses opening in 2015 in Akron plus two business expansions and one merger.

All interested in

growing Akron’s businesses and planning community activities

are encouraged to come to the monthly

Akron Area Chamber of Commerce meetings —

at Noon the first Thursday of each month at Akron Jo’s Cafe.

    Westfield councilor resigns

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    On Jan. 28, newly-elected Councilor Mike Bohlke turned in his resignation to Westfield City Clerk Angela Olson.

    It’s due to his work conflicts with meeting times, she said.

    The

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    Women’s friendship group meets Wednesdays

    Posted February 5, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Area women are invited to join other women for fellowship and fun from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Wednesday, beginning Feb. 10 at First Baptist Church, 300 Country Club Lane in Akron.

    Local artist Vivian Miller

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    Legislative forum this Saturday in Akron

    Posted February 5, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Iowa State Senator Bill Anderson (R-Pierson) and State Rep. Charles Holz (R-Le Mars) will host a legislative forum in Akron on Saturday, Feb. 6. It will begin at 12:15 p.m. at Akron Jo’s Cafe. There will be an update on the legislative session

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    Morningside awards degrees

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Forty-six Morningside College students graduated with bachelor’s degrees and an additional 40 students graduated with master of Arts in Teaching degrees in December.

    Tanner Bundy of Akron graduated with his

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    Garden Club meets Feb. 9

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    The Floyd Valley Federated Garden Club will be holding their next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars at 7:00 p.m.

    The program, “Pests in the Garden and

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    Young farmers invited to Consumer Engagement Training

    Posted January 28, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    The Northwest Iowa Young Farmer group with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be gathering on Tuesday, Feb. 23, starting at 2:00 p.m. in Orange City at the Sioux County Extension Office to learn more about consumer messaging and media coaching through

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    Heifer Development Clinic set for Feb. 2

    Posted January 28, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    A Heifer Development Clinic will be offered to cow-calf producers and agri-business professionals at seven locations across Iowa.

    The Northwest Iowa Clinic will be Feb. 2 at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Cherokee.

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    Wolves hold off A-W’s rally

    Posted February 5, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield nearly pulled off the upset in a War Eagle Conference boys’ basketball game at Harris-Lake Park Jan. 29.

    The Westerners fell just shy against the home

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    Jackson earns fifth place for A-W

    Posted February 5, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Montana Jackson’s fifth place finish was Akron-Westfield’s lone place winner at the two-day Herb Irgens Invitational concluded Jan. 23 at Odebolt-Arthur-Battle Creek-Ida Grove in Ida Grove.

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    Unity Christian continues new win streak at A-W

    Posted February 5, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Ann Hedlund (r) battles against a Unity Christian player in a War Eagle Conference contest. Unity Christian won 68-25 at A-W on Jan. 26. A-W bounced back with a 40-34 win against Harris-Lake Park the next game.

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    A-W girls gain No. 11

    Posted February 5, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team improved to 11-7 record with a 40-34 win at Harris-Lake Park in a War Eagle Conference game Jan. 29 in Lake Park.

    Ann

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    A-W will face RSM for region game

    Posted February 5, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team will face Remsen-St. Mary’s at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11 in Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Class 1A Region No. 1 post-season basketball action.

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    Knights cruise past Westerners

    Posted February 5, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    By Steve Peterson Unity Christian of Orange City came to town seeking a better than .500 record and got that as it was a rough night for Akron-Westfield in a 67-41 loss

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    Lady Westerners gain 11th victory

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team improved to 11-7 record with a 40-34 win at Harris-Lake Park in a War Eagle Conference game Jan. 29 in Lake Park.

    Ann

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    KC’s top free-throw finishers

    Posted February 1, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Akron-Westfield students, ages 10 – 14, were eligible to compete in the Knights of Columbus Free-Throw Shooting Contest Jan. 21. Winners include (Front Row l-r:) Lauryn Saathoff, age 10 first place; Alexa Swoyer, age 11 second

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    Morningside awards degrees

    Posted February 5, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Forty-six Morningside College students graduated with bachelor’s degrees and an additional 40 students graduated with master of Arts in Teaching degrees in December.

    Tanner Bundy of Akron graduated with his

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    Celebrates 85 years

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Nelda Hultgren will celebrate her 85th birthday on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Send your birthday greetings to 47953 309th St., Akron, IA 51001.

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    Celebrates 101 years

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    On Jan. 3, 2016, Dorothy Dirks, former longtime Akron resident, celebrated her 101st Birthday.

    Her daughter Jackene planned a joyous and fun lunch for her at home with family

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    Gavin Lucas Heath

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Brent and Stacy Heath, of North Sioux City, S.D., are proud to announce the birth of their son, Gavin Lucas, born on Jan. 19, 2016. Gavin weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 20 inches long.

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    Announce Engagement

    Posted January 28, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    The families of Molly Lauer and Shaun Ruhland are pleased to announce the engagement of their children. Parents are Bill and Donna Lauer of Hartington, Neb. and Jerry and Wendi Ruhland of Hawarden,

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    Isabelle Grace Tonkin

    Posted January 28, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Riley and Kathleen Tonkin of Lincoln, Neb., are proud to announce the adoption of Isabelle Grace, born Jan. 8, 2016, in the state of Iowa. Isabelle weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce and was 19 ¼ inches

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