There’s a new face in the office of Ackley City Hall with the addition of Loretta Bahr, who joins the staff as Deputy Clerk. Bahr began her position on Monday, Sept. 21. She assumes the position after former Deputy Clerk, Malena Dennis was appointed as City Clerk. Read more

As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise across the state, AGWSR is also seeing an increase in confirmed cases within the school system. Superintendent Erik Smith provided those numbers to school patrons in his weekly email on Friday at noon. Read more

The theme for the 2020 AGWSR High School homecoming festivities is “Hammer the Panthers”. Homecoming will be observed during the week of Sept. 28 through Oct. 2. King and Queen coronation is planned to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 2, outside on the track, prior to the game against Tripoli Pa… Read more


The AGWSR Cougars had their best day of volleyball yet when they one twice at the Gladbrook-Reinbeck Tournament on Sept. 15. The host Rebels, however, continued their mastery over the Cougars. Read more

The South Hardin Rec Club is one of the gems in this part of the state. The Iowa Falls-Alden/AGWSR Cadet harriers churned out precious medals on the Union golf course on Saturday. Read more

It was the little things that beat the AGWSR Cougars Friday night in Ackley. Of course it was a little rain that led to Noah building an ark, too. This flood was a 41-6 loss to Newell-Fonda. Read more

Just as the AGWSR Cougars were preparing for an improved North Iowa Bison squad, they were forced to prepare for somebody else. NI (2-1) has pulled out of his Friday’s game in Ackley due to a … Read more

The AGWSR Cougars went down, but they went down swinging in a five-set home loss Tuesday to BCLUW. The Comets, ranked 15th in Class 1A had to come back from a 2-0 deficit to grab their ninth w… Read more

Last Saturday’s Aplington-Parkersburg Tournament in Parkersburg wasn’t exactly filled with creampuffs. The hosts have always been tough. But then there were ranked Denver (8th in Class 2A) and… Read more

Four the last five years, the AGWSR Cougars have be writing and re-writing the story about a football team going to Turkey Valley. Friday, they added a perfect ending to the best chapter yet. … 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