Akron’s first place winners are Dan and Brooke Rolfes, 630 Iowa St.

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    Dec. 24 but there will be

    NO paper Dec. 31

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    Winter manure application rules kick in Sunday, Dec. 21

    Posted December 17, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Animal producers with totally roofed (confinement) facilities face limits on applying liquid manure starting Dec. 21 if the ground is snow-covered.

    The state rules kick in then, because runoff and nutrient loss after winter manure application

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    Akron firefighters battle car fire

    Posted December 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Akron firefighters started the month with an early morning fire call. At 7:36 a.m., the firefighters were dispatched to Valley Ag Supply, located just west of Spink, S.D., at

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    A-W rally ties game but H-LP gains win

    Posted December 20, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ basketball team bounced back from a 9-0 deficit at the game’s start and a rally later in the first half and caught Harris-Lake Park at 40-40 with less than two minutes left

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    Unity girls cruise past Westerners

    Posted December 20, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Unity Christian showed why it is ranked second in the Class 2A girls basketball rankings with an easy 57-12 win over Akron-Westfield in a War Eagle Conference game in Orange City Dec. 16.

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    A-W starts well but H-LP girls garner win

    Posted December 20, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team had the halftime lead on Harris-Lake Park by two points, but the Wolves’ pressure defense was too much for the Westerners. H-LP pulled away for a 38-29 War Eagle Conference

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    Posted December 20, 2014 at 7:46 pm



    Kinsley Curran, age 5 1/2, and

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    Four generations

    Posted December 20, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Will baby Jackson Dirks be the future owner of Dirks Hardware in Akron? Only time will tell! Gathered together are four generations of Dirks men: former Dirks Hardware owner John Dirks, current owner Jay

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