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John Henrich repeats as State Champion

Posted February 21, 2018 at 10:42 pm

By Hank Krause

John Henrich came from behind to post an 8-7 decision over Brennan Swafford of Mediapolis in the 160 pound class 1A State Tournament Championship.

The final match was a real struggle as Swafford was very quick and strong. With the score tied at seven, and 14 seconds to go, Henrich escaped from the down position to take the lead and the championship was his.

Henrich, a high school Junior and also the state champion in 2017, closed out the year with a 44-0 record. Henrich now has an undefeated record of 87-0 in his last two years at Akron-Westfield.

Also competing in the State Tournament

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    Extension Council elects officers

    Posted February 15, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Four officers were elected during the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Plymouth County extension council organizational meeting Jan. 25.

    The nine-member county extension council annually elects officers to comply with Iowa law.

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    Care Center Project’s final piece is installed

    Posted February 15, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    In January 2010, former Akron Councilor Chad Ericson challenged the community to raise the down-payment for a new nursing home facility in the

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    Hook named ‘Master Editor-Publisher’

    Posted February 8, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    The Akron Hometowner publisher received one of the most prestigious awards given to Iowa newspaper professionals Friday evening at the Iowa Newspaper Foundation’s Awards Banquet in Des Moines.

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    Care Center Trustees face state’s Medicaid impact

    Posted February 1, 2018 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series on Care Center financial impacts.

    With Medicaid reimbursement revenue projected to be a loss of $37 per

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    Head Start seeks preschool children

    Posted January 31, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Mid-Sioux Opportunity Inc.’s Head Start is presently recruiting children for the 2018-2019 school year.

    Head Start is a free preschool program for three- and four-year-old children.

    Head Start centers

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    Akron business receives SBDC Award

    Posted January 31, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Iowa announced TreePans.com, owned by Bill and Sue Brown of Akron, has been chosen for a Small Business of the Month Award.

    An award presentation will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2

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    There is beauty in the frost

    Posted January 31, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Even with the large amount of snow received, the frosty mornings which followed had some beauty in them such as this scene in Union County, SD.

    However the fog, which

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    A-W girls fall in Second Round

    Posted February 21, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    After a nice win over Gehlen in the first round of post season action, the Akron-Westfield girls faced a tough Kingsley-Pierson team who is ranked No. 5 Feb. 16 in Kingsley. The Panthers, a physical team, overpowered

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    Henrich, Wolthuizen off to state wrestling!

    Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Two Akron-Westfield wrestlers advanced to the state wrestling tournament by becoming regional champs at Districts Feb. 10 at West Lyon.

    Junior John Henrich at 160 – defeated Anthony Baird of Woodbury Central by fall (0:45), defeated

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    Boys lose close one to Gehlen

    Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team lost to Gehlen Catholic Feb. 6 in Le Mars, 80-77.

    However, for one Westerner it was a great evening. Nick Jacobs broke the school three-point record hitting 10, breaking his own

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    Girls win first round of Regional action

    Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team played in the first round of Regionals during a snowy, cold night, Feb. 8 at home defeating the Trinity Christian Tigers, 47-29. The Westerners advanced to face Gehlen at home Feb.

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    Boys lose to South O’Brien

    Posted February 8, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team lost to South O’Brien Feb. 2 at home, 80-54. Their overall record is 6-13. The boys have one more home game Feb. 9 when they face Westwood. This is a boys game only with both junior varsity and

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    Girls win No. 16

    Posted February 8, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team raked in win number 16 Feb. 2 by defeating South O’Brien, 44-29. Tis brings their total record to 16-4.

    This being the last home basketball game, seniors and parents were honored.

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    Three A-W wrestlers advance to Districts

    Posted February 8, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Three Akron-Westfield wrestlers advanced from sectional competition Feb. 3 by placing first or second. They will compete at Districts Feb. 10 at West Lyon beginning at noon for a chance to go to the state

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    Celebrates 90th

    Posted February 21, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Colleen Barwick of Akron will celebrate her 90th birthday with an Open House Saturday, Feb. 24, 2-4 p.m., at the Akron Care Center hosted by her children.

    Colleen was

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    Celebrates her 90th

    Posted February 21, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    Betty (Brown) Hoffman of Westfield will turn 90 on March 2. Her family would like to shower her with cards. You may send a card to Betty at 14815 220th St., Westfield, IA 51062.

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    Kid actors/actresses needed

    Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Students in Grades 1-7 are sought for upcoming production of “Cinderella” at the Akron Opera House.

    Registration for auditions will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 11 at the Akron Opera House. However, if

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    Colleen Barwick 90th Birthday Open House

    Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Sat., February 24

    2-4 p.m.

    Akron Care Center

    991 Hwy 3, Akron, IA

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    Celebrates 75th

    Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Janice Morehead of Akron will celebrate her 75th birthday with an open house Feb. 18 at the Akron Care Center from 2 to 4 p.m.

    If you are unable

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    Couple exchanges vows

    Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Madison Lynn Rippe of Auburn, Neb., and Christopher Brian Hasenbank of Elk Point, S.D., exchanged wedding vows and celebrated their Holy Matrimony on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. in Auburn, Neb.

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    Thorson Drug From band-aids to blouses to bouquets

    Posted January 31, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Thorson Drug has been dubbed Akron’s Mini-Mall with everything from prescriptions to gifts, clothing and flowers.

    “Ever since I was a little girl and visited Wall Drug

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    Akron Jo’s Cafe Lessons learned at the local cafe

    Posted January 23, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Dreams and opportunities are what one Akron family has found.

    Jose Arreola’s dream was to own his own business so his wife, Olivia, and children could have something they

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    Five A-W Speech groups advance to state

    Posted January 23, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    On to state!

    That’s where 26 Akron-Westfield students are going in Large Group Speech Contest.

    On Saturday, Jan. 20,

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