Frank Akers has been sworn in as Wood River Mayor.  He was chosen by his peers April 9th to fill the mayor’s spot on the Wood River City Council following the death of Mayor Fred Ufert on March 25.  Akers says the spot he vacated on the city council may be filled soon.

The new mayor tells The Big Z it may happen as soon as the next Wood River City Council meeting on May 4th

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Akers says the strangest thing he has done in his week-and-a-half in office was to sign 33 liquor licenses.  He says he finds that strange because he does not consider himself a drinker.


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