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A-W students qualify for state National History Day competition


By Karl Jones

Contributing Writer

Jersey Boys on the Akron Opera House stage

By Sabrina Escalante 

Akron Hometowner

The jukebox musical “Jersey Boys” follows the start-up, glory, and break-up of the 1960s rock 'n' roll group, The Four Seasons. 

Akron Library holds monthly STEM Club

The Akron Public Library held its monthly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Club March 13. This month students learned about aerodynamics and building a paper airplane.

School Board approves first naming rights under new policy

By Karl Jones

Contributing writer

Opera House fundraiser for building fund

The Akron Opera House Board of Directors has begun fundraising efforts for the Opera House Building Fund. 

Budget statement mailing from county auditor

Property owners in Plymouth County and in all of Iowa will soon receive a new mailing from their county auditor which will contain information about the proposed property tax rates for the next fiscal year. This past legislative session, Iowa legislators created a new law; Iowa Code 24.2A, which requires that a budget letter/statement be mailed to property owners by March 20th of each year.

A-W Pops Concert

The Akron-Westfield music department held its annual Pops Concert March 14 under the direction of Ryan Schuknecht and accompanist Kathy Johnson. Featured were the middle school choir, high school choir, A-W Jazz Too, and A-W Jazz Choir.

Individual speech does well at state

The 13 Akron-Westfield Individual Speech students did well at the state individual speech contest in Carroll March 9. The group brought home twelve 1 ratings, one 2 rating, and six advanced to the All-State Festival March 2 at the University of Iowa.


The Spot celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

The Spot Espresso Bar & Cafe in Akron was the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day March 17. In honor of the holiday, Reuben sandwiches, Irish Tacos and green drinks were available in addition to the regular menu. Along with food, you could play Bingo or make a coffee filter flower.



The second planning meeting for the Akron/Akron-Westfield  All-Class Reunion will be held at the Akron Library meeting room at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 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. 


New shelves the beginning of library reorganization

By Karl Jones

Contributing writer

Akron Opera House presents ‘Jersey Boys’

Akron Opera House is pleased to present the production of Jersey Boys Thursday trough Sunday, April 11, 12, 13 at 7:30 p.m. and April 14 at 2 p.m.

Jean Friday at Akron Clinic

By Dodie Hook

Akron Hometowner

Concession stand project nears fund-raising goal

By Dodie Hook

Akron Hometowner

Akron - Westfield's fourth graders go back to the past

By Sabrina Escalante

Akron Hometowner


Bins being removed in Westfield

If you have driven through Westfield on Highway 12, you probably noticed that grain bins are being removed along the railroad tracks in that location.

The bins are owned by Ken Less. It is estimated that the bins are probably over 50 years old. He no longer had a use for them.

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