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Local cook goes international

Posted August 13, 2014 at 10:05 pm

By Julie Ann Madden

The Akron community may remember him as the boy who worked along side his dad in the kitchen of Akron Jo’s Cafe or was serving a catered meal with his sisters and mom at local events.

But since 2010, Andres Arreola has been working as a chef for an international company called Levy Restaurants which provides sports and entertainment food.

If you’ve been to the Kentucky Derby, U.S. Open, a NASCAR racetrack, Omaha’s College Baseball World Series, the PGA tournament, or the 2013 Grammy Awards — you may have eaten some of Arreola’s food creations.

He credits his dad, Jose Arreola, with his ability to climb the culinary career ladder from kitchen

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    Make that number six!

    Posted August 1, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    By Hank Krause

    Akron-Westfield girls pounded out 16 hits to crush Kee Lansing, 12-1 in the final Class 1A state softball championship game July 25 in Fort Dodge.

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    Legionnaires receive honors

    Posted July 24, 2014 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    There wasn’t a dry eye in the Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post No. 186 in Akron Thursday morning, July 17

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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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    Hole-in-one!

    Posted August 7, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Dave Dirks (r) receives a golden putter from Peoples Bank President Mike Hohenstein for hitting a hole-in-one July 31 at the Akron Golf Course. Dirks hit his hole-in-one on Hole No. 8 using an

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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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    Make that number six!

    Posted July 31, 2014 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    Akron-Westfield girls pounded out 16 hits to crush Kee Lansing, 12-1 in the final Class 1A state softball championship game July 25 in Fort Dodge.

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    Diamonds upset Rebels for tourney title

    Posted July 30, 2014 at 5:00 am

    By Steve Peterson

    The Akron Rebels baseball team will try and bounce back from a heartbreaking, 3-2 loss as Larchwood won the Stateline League tournament title and the district’s top spot in the South Dakota State Amateur

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    Mauer Edward Niederbaumer

    Posted August 7, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Matt and Cindy Niederbaumer of Huron, S.D., announce the arrival of their son Mauer Edward. Mauer arrived on July 17, 2014 weighing 8 pounds 15 ounces and was 20½ inches long. He is welcomed by his

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    Elsie Mae Less

    Posted August 7, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Mitch and Liz Less of Akron are happy to announce the arrival of their daughter, Elsie Mae. Elsie was born at 8:27 p.m. on July 7, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. She weighed

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    Special Blood Drive in Akron August 8

    Posted August 6, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    LifeServe Blood Center wants to congratulate Akron on their continued commitment to saving lives through blood donation! The Akron community has been an amazing supporter of LifeServe for years. Just during the last decade, Akron citizens have generously donated 1,256 units of blood

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    Hasenbank/Staniszewski wed

    Posted August 6, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Erin Hasenbank, the granddaughter of Joyce Hasenbank and the late Wilbur Hasenbank of Westfield, Iowa and the late Glenn, Sr. and Priscilla (Doty) Groethe of Elk Point, S.D., was wed on April 5, 2014 to Neil

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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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