A-W continues negotiations with CVA

Posted April 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

Although the Akron-Westfield School Board took no official action on their Total Motors property, they did give consensus to move forward with negotiating a purchase agreement.

At their April 10 meeting, Central Valley Ag Senior Vice-President of Operations Bryan Reichmuth explained his company’s intentions with the property.

“We are looking to build a (repair) shop,” Reichmuth told the seven board members present. “The main interest was the price is right as a business decision for us.”

“It’s overkill,” he added, noting the Total Motors main building at 100 Hwy 12 North is “bigger than we need, possibly not even in the right location but as a business decision it felt good.”

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    Easter comes to Akron a day early

    Posted April 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Easter came a day early for the youngsters of Akron, or at least the Easter Bunny did!

    Saturday, April 15 Easter festivities began with an Easter Egg Hunt

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    City-Wide Rummage May 5 – 6

    Posted April 19, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Got too much stuff, stuff stacked too high, or just need some extra cash? Reserve a spot in Akron’s City Wide Rummage scheduled for May 5-6. Deadline to sign up is Thursday, April 27 at The Akron Hometowner. Cost is $20.

    Letters to editor

    Posted April 14, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    To the Editor:

    News that all three of Akron’s doctors have resigned has left residents of Akron and the surrounding community in a state of shock. Although very little can be said about the reason for their

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    Neighbors’ yards are not path to ball fields

    Posted April 14, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Living next to a park or ball field can be an asset but it is also a liability for nearby homeowners.

    That is the message that Charles and Diane Von Hagel of

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    Akron Drainage Ditchto be repaired this summer

    Posted April 7, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Plymouth County Supervisors unanimously approved repairs to the Akron Drainage Ditch this summer at their March 28 meeting when they convened

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    Six plex sale final

    Posted April 7, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    With the legal changes made so all property issues of the Village South Apartments property were resolved, Akron councilors took the final action to sell its property commonly known as the Six-Plex at their March 28 meeting.

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    Hawkins elected sheep board president

    Posted April 7, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Dr. Travis Hawkins, of Akron, was elected as president of the Northwest Iowa Sheep Producers.

    He began his duties of the position at the NWISP annual banquet Jan. 14, 2017, in Le Mars.

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    Akron firefighters battle structure fire

    Posted April 7, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    At about 4:30 p.m. on a windy Wednesday, March 22, Akron firefighters were called to the Dennis and Diane Smith farm at 18387 K-13 in rural Akron. A 20-year-old large machine shed was fully

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    Akron firefighters battle structure fire

    Posted April 7, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    At about 4:30 p.m. on a windy Wednesday, March 22, Akron firefighters were called to the Dennis and Diane Smith farm at 18387 K-13 in rural Akron. A 20-year-old large machine shed was fully

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    ‘Easter is Jesus’ story time set for Saturday, April 15

    Posted April 7, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    New Horizons United Church of Christ hosted its monthly Community Story Time with the theme, “What’s Inside This Machine?” The children were fascinated with what was inside printers and a copy machine relic! Pastor Steve Jewett

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    Council extends Jacobson’s lease

    Posted April 7, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    With a year in the former Akron medical clinic building, Akron councilors unanimously approved extending its lease to Clayton Jacobson for Jacobson Auto Parts.

    At their March 14 meeting. Councilor Jenell Lanning made the motion to

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    Westfield native’s film chosen for Film Festival

    Posted April 7, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Westfield native Hunter Armstrong’s film was among the films chosen to be screened at The University of Northwestern-St. Paul’s annual Five16 Film Festival. The festival has become a community event that features and celebrates

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    A-W girls defeat UC at golf meet

    Posted April 14, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    The Akron-Westfield girls golf team defeated Unity Christian, 190-207, April 3 in Orange City in a conference meet.

    Top golfer for A-W and placing first overall at the meet was Bailey Davis who shot a 42.

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    A-W boys golf falls to UC

    Posted April 14, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    The Akron-Westfield boys golf team lost to Unity Christian, 167-191, April 3 in a conference meet.

    Top scorer for the Westerners was Daniel Martinsen shooting a 44 and placing fourth overall. Other scores and places were:

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    Lady Westerners place second at MMC

    Posted April 14, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The Akron-Westfield track team brought home seven first places from the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn track meet April 3 in Marcus.

    Lady Westerners

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    Bowling Tournament held at Akron Lanes

    Posted April 7, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    The Akron Men’s Bowling Association held the 56th annual City Tournament Feb. 7 thru Feb. 23 at the Akron Lanes. Entries included nine teams, 31 doubles, and 33 singles. Twenty-three bowlers competed in All Events. Cashing in each event was:

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    A-W tracksters bring home three firsts

    Posted April 7, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    On March 25, the Akron-Westfield Track Team competed in the Sioux City West Coed Meet, bringing home several top placings.

    Schools competing in this meet were

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    Tindall receives scholarship

    Posted March 31, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee member Kevin Eekhoff (l) presented Akron-Westfield senior Danika Tindall with a $500 Ag Division scholarship. The presentation was made during the Chamber’s annual Ag Luncheon March 21.

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    A-W has 17 golfers

    Posted March 31, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The first golf meet for Akron-Westfield golfers is Monday, April 3.

    Head Coach is Todd Colt and Assistant Coach is Jon Harris.

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    A-W track teams open season

    Posted March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Akron-Westfield boys’ and girls’ track teams opened the season with the non-scoring War Eagle Conference indoor meet at Dordt College in Sioux Center March 13 against nine other conference schools: Gehlen Catholic, Harris-Lake Park, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, Hinton, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen Union, Remsen-St. Mary’s, Trinity Christian, Unity

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    True Mayflowers

    Posted April 19, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    It’s true — April showers bring May flowers! Thanks to Steve Welch for sharing these with us at The Akron Hometowner from a field near Westfield. Something we didn’t know existed – Mayflowers!

    What’s going on?

    Posted April 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    By Becky Borchers

    I have taken the “Keep Akron’s Doctors” petition to the Care Center and found that the residents, their families, friends and staff were happy to sign. But all asked the same question, “What’s going

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    Celebrating 90th

    Posted April 14, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Oris Edsel Holden—local, retired farmer is turning 90!

    A loving husband to Orma May Strong for over 60 years and devoted father of four daughters (10

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    Dueling Pianos nets $6,700 for pool

    Posted April 7, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    From A’s Enterprises’ All-U-Can-Eat Mexican Buffet to the Dueling Pianos and door prizes, it was a great evening of entertainment and a great way to raise funds for the new Akron Swimming Pool Project.

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    Dakota Kids 4-H’ers celebrate National Ag Week

    Posted March 31, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    The Dakota Kids 4-H club met on Sunday, March 12, 2017. They talked about National Ag week and Ag Day.

    They made posters for various business to promote Agriculture. Ag Day is a day to recognize

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    Cattlemen enjoy steak, song

    Posted March 31, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    On March 18, local cattle producers celebrated at the annual banquet of the Plymouth County Cattlemen’s Association. Entertainment for the evening was musician Brian Detmers.

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    Akron officials ‘March for Meals’

    Posted March 31, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The saying, “raining like cats and dogs” was sure appropriate March 23 when Akron Mayor Sharon Frerichs and volunteer Nadine Philips headed

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    Tindall receives scholarship

    Posted March 31, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee member Kevin Eekhoff (l) presented Akron-Westfield senior Danika Tindall with a $500 Ag Division scholarship. The presentation was made during the Chamber’s annual Ag Luncheon March 21.

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