State runner-up trophy comes home to Akron-Westfield

Posted November 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

Asea of red in the UNI Dome as Akron-Westfield’s fans look on as the Westerners run a play in the second half of the Class A Championship Game against Gladbrook-Reinbeck. This photo was taken from the stands above the end zone of G-R as A-W drove to try and get back in the contest. G-R won the title game, 52-20.

    Chamber plans ‘Hometown Christmas’

    Posted November 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    From 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2 in downtown Akron, family and friends can enjoy an evening of Christmas spirit.

    The Akron Area Chamber of

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    Toddler survives pedestrian-car accident

    Posted November 25, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    A two-year-old boy, who was initially thought to have been run over by a vehicle, received only minor injuries in the one-car accident at 9:29 a.m. on Nov. 4 at 831 Haskell St. in Akron.


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    New sign marks business entrance

    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    L.G. Everist officials installed this new sign along Iowa Highway 12 at the entrance of their Akron business, which was formerly Higman Sand & Gravel.

    A-W schedule change

    Posted November 25, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Due to the length of football season, Akron-Westfield has dropped out of its scheduled Dec. 1 triangular with Woodbury Central, Sioux City East and Sioux Center that it was scheduled to host. The Westerners’ wrestling opener will be Saturday, Dec. 5 with a

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    Westerners: State runner-up winners

    Posted November 25, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners were beaten in the Class A State Finals by Gladbrook-Reinbeck, 52-20. We have to face the fact that G-R was just a better team. They

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    Walkingstick’s 100th win

    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Akron-Westfield Head Football Coach Eric Walkingstick was recognized for his 100th career win at a school send-off pep rally Nov. 12. The win was the 45-34 win against

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    Can you believe it?!!

    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners have been the underdogs in all three playoff games.

    A-W first beat St. Albert of Council Bluffs, 57-36

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    A-W team members

    Posted November 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Akron-Westfield football team Class A State Championship Game members are:

    Seniors: Caleb Colt, Zach Bosse, Spenser Wardrip, Jess McMahon, Andy Bowman, Tommy Toben, Matt Toben, Brenden Moore, Brenden Hansen, Tyler Waterbury, Derrin Sanchez.

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    State Championship Game Notes

    Posted November 16, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Playoff scores for Gladbrook-Reinbeck, 11-2 record, Akron-Westfield’s opponent in the Class A Championship Game Nov. 19:

    East Buchanan, Winthrop, 35-0 win;

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    Elementary Top Ten

    Posted November 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

    The elementary teachers recently completed an activity called, “Shifting Your Focus: Half-Empty, Half-Full.” This activity focused on looking at the positive, instead of the negative, side

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    Brynn Elizabeth Koch

    Posted November 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Nick and Krista Koch of Westside, Iowa, are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter, Brynn Elizabeth Koch.

    Brynn was born of Sept. 8, 2015 at St.

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    Everett David Moeller

    Posted November 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Aubri and Braxton Moeller are thrilled to announce the birth of their brother, Everett David Moeller, born on November 9, 2015 at Sanford Hospital in Vermillion, S.D. He weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and was 20

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    Couple celebrates 50 years together

    Posted November 25, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Doug and Mary Ellen Carlson, of Akron, will be celebrating their golden wedding anniversary Nov. 27. The Carlson’s were married on Nov. 27, 1965. They have three children: Steve (Jackie) Carlson, (Jim) Sharyl

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    Easton Thomas Staniszewski

    Posted November 25, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Neil and Erin Staniszewski of Brookings, S.D. are proud to announce the arrival of their firstborn child, Easton Thomas Staniszewski.

    Easton was born on August 10, 2015 at Brookings

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    Community welcomes Administrator Bruinsma

    Posted November 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

    At a special Open House on Nov. 12, new Akron Care Center Administrator Alan Buinsma (r) was introduced to the community. Akron Area Chamber of Commerce President Stacy Heydon (second from

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    Chamber drawing winners

    Posted November 18, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Winners of Akron Area Chamber of Commerce’s drawings for a turkey or ham include:

    Akron Care Center: Tammi Vossberg

    Akron Children’s Center

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    Welcome Babies!

    Posted November 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Ethan Curtis Jacobson of Akron, Iowa, is the proud big brother of his twin siblings, Chevy Landon Jacobson and Lana Jeanne Jacobson. Chevy and Lana were

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    Fredric Brent Taylor

    Posted November 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Fredric Brent Taylor was born at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames, Iowa, on Sept. 23, 2015. He came into the world weighing 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 20 inches long.

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