Ackley Police, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Patrol and the Iowa State Patrol tactical team raided a home located at 422 Cerro Gordo in Ackley at approximately 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20. The residence is, according to a property search on Beacon™, owned by Jeffrey E. Pates. Read more


Scott O’Brien has never really stopped playing softball. At 63, however, it’s slowed down a little. He still plays on teams that have qualified and done quite well at nationals, but most of hi… Read more

When Laurie Gann started coaching high school basketball and track, it was after three years at the college level. But after a year as an assistant and two as the head women’s basketball coach… Read more

Running is what 2019 AGWSR graduate Aubrie Fisher does. Taking medals when she runs is what she does even better. The 14-time high school state track medalist, and two-time state cross country… Read more

For many, Friday’s announcement by Gov. Kim Reynolds that schools would not be back in session this season came as no real surprise. Neither did the announcement that spring sports would not b… Read more

Last Friday, the lights at AGWSR’s athletic complex were on for 15 minutes. That’s one minute for every day that student-athletes across the state have been out of school because of the corona… Read more

The AGWSR Cougar girls finished with 18 wins, second place in the conference, and just two wins shy of a State berth. If head coach Laurie Gann were told that that’s how they would do before t… Read more


“Movies in the Park” has been a great and fun addition to our community in the past three years. Nearly a thousand kids and their families have enjoyed this unique experience! Read more