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SNB donates to Westfield Tractor Pull

Security National Bank again sponsored the “Small Town Throwdown,” aka The Westfield Tractor Pull, held Saturday Sept. 2 in Westfield. Pictured ahead of time is SNB Assistant Branch Manager Lori Rabey (l) giving Tractor Pull Coordinator Kyle Hoffman a $500 check to go towards event T-shirts. Also pictured is SNB Customer Service Rep/Loan Clerk Melinda Dion. It was another great year!


Seasonal City Clean-Up Coming

Residents will have one day to get rid of unwanted items

By: Chris C. Nelson, Publisher/Owner

Fall clean-up is just around the corner for residents in Akron city limits. It’s the second such event of the year and an opportunity to get rid of junk that can’t be tossed with regular garbage days.

Friendly Akron fundraiser takes the scare out of scarecrow!

Community festival will wow crowds in its 23rd year, with plenty to see and do

By: Chris C. Nelson, Publisher & Owner

A highly anticipated fall festival is in the works and a local women’s club is busy making preparations for the fun. The Great Akron Scarecrow Festival is a yearly tradition for families in and around the Akron community.

Akron’s water tower painting will impact residents

The project outlines helpful way to conserve water during the process

By: Chris C. Nelson, Publisher/Owner

Akron’s 41 year old water tower is scheduled for work. City leaders say the 500,000 gallon standpipe structure needs interior painting. Dan Rolfes, Akron City Administrator says that will require draining the tower.

Akron Clinic welcomes new Provider

By Chris C. Nelson, Publisher/Owner

As Mackenzie Warner went through the interview process, she knew the Akron Clinic, an affiliate of Hawarden Regional Healthcare, would be a good fit for her.

Akron City Council sets water restrictions

By Dodie Hook

A-W's Compassionate School Counselor: Haylee LaMasters

By Jennifer Wendel

Akron-Westfield’s FFA’s Vital Role in Enriching Scarecrow Festival's Petting Zoo

By Jennifer Wendel

A-W students Participate in State Fair Spelling Bee

A-W students Participate in State Fair Spelling Bee

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Westfield council reviews ordinances: grass, chickens, dogs, and bees

By Dodie Hook

Scarecrows Kick off the Fall Season at the 23rd Annual Great Akron Scarecrow Festival 

By: Akron Hometowner Staff

Fall festival set for Saturday, September 16 in the Akron City Park 

Mrs. Weiland's Guidance Shaping Bright Futures for Akron-Westfield Seniors

By Jennifer Wendel

Mrs. Weiland, the school counselor at Akron-Westfield High School, is on a mission to empower seniors for success. In response to her recent email communication, she graciously agreed to shed light on her role in shaping bright futures for the Class of 2024.

Akron Community Unites for Successful Fundraiser, Advancing Trail Project

By Jennifer Wendel

The Akron community recently showcased its unity by supporting the Akron Community Trail Paving Project Committee's distinctive fundraising initiative, in collaboration with the "Tri-State Cruisers."

Residents enjoyed classic cars and $5 Root Beer Floats at the event, hosted at Akron City Hall. The sponsorship from Wells Dairy, Pepsi, and Maynards underscored local businesses' commitment to community welfare.

More than just a place to read, the Akron Public Library is a place for friends to meet

By: Chris C. Nelson, Publisher/Owner

The school year is in full swing and there are new programs to draw in local youth. Children’s Librarian Brooke Loutsch explains how Kid’s Day is an opportunity to experience after school fun.

“We typically do game days on the first Wednesday of the month and do a movie day on the last Wednesday of the month.” Brooke describes this particular program as providing kids of all ages a safe place with an entertaining environment.

Bruget competes in grueling 100-mile race

A-K cross country coach battles elements in Booneville Backroads Ultra

By Greg Bates, Contributing writer 

It was like nothing Jerod Bruget had ever experienced.

The former U.S. Marine has six marathons under his belt, but those didn’t prepare him for the ultimate event. 

Hometown Hero Receives Rare Promotion

Christopher Colt reflects on military service that’s taken him around the world but kept him rooted in Akron.

By: Chris C. Nelson, Publisher/Owner

His call to duty started on Christmas Eve nearly 25 years ago. Today, Akron’s Christopher Colt marks his service to our country with an achievement bestowed upon roughly just 2% of those enlisted in the Air Force.

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