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​​​​​​​Skip’s Place: a special room at the care center

Approximately two years ago at the Akron Care Center, a project was started to create a Sensory Room. A Sensory Room is an area dedicated with many objects used to relax or stimulate individuals such as: bright lights, a lifelike dog, three cats, a baby, kinetic sand, tools, aquarium, and much more. After receiving donations and fundraising for the room, care center employees gathered ideas and purchased items.

Tree down

Strong winds April 6 took down a tree in the west side of Riverside Cemetery. Gusts were as high as 35 miles per hour in the area. Along with the wind, there was s little bit of spotty hail but not much rain. Photo by Dodie Hook

Akron's bunny trail



Akron Hometowner

What's Happening

What’s Happening April

April 5: JH Track Coed Meet, at Beresford High School, Multiple at 4:00 p.m.

Jazz Choir places 4th

Congratulations to AkronWestfield Jazz One for placing 4th at the Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships in a tough 2A class at Waukee, Iowa. 

Thrift store raises over $18,000 for children’s center

Helping Hands Thrift Shop in Akron raised $18,294.16 last year for the Akron Children’s Center to be used where needed. The thrift store operates on one-hundred percent volunteers and donations for the store.

Rabey Promoted to Branch Manager at Security National Bank

Jeremy Craighead, President of Security National Bank, is proud to announce the following promotion:

Residential Fire Pits / Recreational Fires. 

Residential Fire Pits / Recreational Fires. 

            All fires governed by this section shall not be used for disposal of any yard waste or garbage.  You are NOT permitted to burn the following items:  grass, leaves, sticks, paper, stains, rubber products, plastics, treated wood, construction waste, etc.

Arreola Earns Certificate from Consumer Credit School

Betty Arreola of Peoples Bank in Akron successfully completed the Iowa Bankers Association Consumer Credit School, March 4-8, 2024, in Ankeny, Iowa.

Akron Care Center approves donor payback


By Karl Jones

Contributing writer

On March 19, the Akron Care Center Board finalized the payment agreement with the engineer who was working on the Assisted Living project.

Akron City Council discuss fire pit ordinance


By Karl Jones

Contributing Writer

On March 19, the Akron City Council discussed the implementation of an updated fire pit ordinance for the city.

Celebrates 93 years

A long time resident of Akron and former teacher at the Akron and Akron-Westfield School, Wanda Philips, is celebrating her 93rd birthday on Sunday, March 31. 

New roof for Akron Opera House

The historic Akron Opera House got a new roof last week as part of the restoration project. Nohava Construction of Le Mars replaced the roof and added more insulation. Next step is restoration and/or replacement of upper-level windows with funds presently being raised to complete this step.

Akron Opera House keeps theater arts alive in community

By Sabrina Escalante

Akron  Hometowner

Wyffels makes donation to A-W FFA

Russ Lilly, seed representative and Cole Sitzmann, district sales manager, with Wyffels Hybrids donated $507 to Akron-Westfield FFA during FFA week. The two hung out at The Spot Espresso Bar & Cafe Feb. 21 and the donation was based on the sales that day.

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