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Allison Nixa awarded scholarship

The GFWC/Iowa Federation of Women’s Clubs has awarded Allison Nixa of Akron-Westfield the E. Lucille Miller Music Scholarship for the 2024-2025 school year. Allison was sponsored by the local GFWC/Iowa Friendship & Service Club.

Allison will be attending the University of Iowa.

A Night in Greece for A-W prom goers

The Akron-Westfield Prom is one for the books. The “A Night in Greece'' theme Prom was held April 27. The first activity was the annual Grand March in the new gym, but prior to that, many were at the Akron Golf Course taking photos. Following the Grand March was the banquet at the Hole ‘N the Wall lodge, then the After Prom from midnight to 4 a.m.

Ash borer in Akron      

A couple of weeks ago The Hometowner ran an article about the ash borer being in every county except Emmet County in far northern Iowa.      These pictures are to confirm that the ash borer is in Akron as these pictures were taken last week in an undisclosed location in town.

Legion preparing for Memorial Day

Looking for flags for Avenue of Flags

Each year at the annual Memorial Day program in Akron, Albert E. Hoschler Post 186 of the American Legion dedicates flags of deceased veterans into the Albert E. Hoschler Post 186 Avenue of Flags.

SNB donates to A-W Foundation

Security National Bank recently donated $2,500 to the Akron-Westfield Educational Excellence Foundation for use towards the foundation's scholarships for A-W seniors. Pictured is Connie Blake (front row center), SNB Market President and also a member of the AWEEF board, presenting the check to board president Lisa Harris (front row l), surrounded by AWEEF board members: front row (r) Dodie Hook.

Canine Health Month Advice

By Sabrina Escalante

Contributing writer

April is known nationally as Canine Health as organizations such as FitPaws, Pet Wellbeing, the Humane Society, and PETA aim to illuminate the importance of keeping pets healthy and fit. 

A-W fifth graders complete D.A.R.E.

The Akron-Westfield fifth graders completed and graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program April 12. The program is run by the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds declared April 12 Iowa D.A.R.E. Day so this was the day chosen for graduation. 

Morningside students recognized for achievements

The annual Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Honors Convocation was held at Morningside University during which several students and employees were recognized for their academic, co-curricular, athletic, and professional achievements.

Jersey Boys Sells Out

By Sabrina Escalante

Contributing writer

Wicked weather hits area

Early in the week there was some pretty wicked weather in the area. 


The third planning meeting for the Akron/Akron-Westfield  All-Class Reunion will be held at the Security National Bank’s  meeting room at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Many items were put on the schedule for the June 27, 28, 2025 reunion but more ideas and volunteers are still needed. If you are interested in assisting in any way, you are most welcome to join in these planning sessions. 


​​​​​​​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

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What’s Happening April

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

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