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Care Center celebrates fifth anniversary at facility

Posted August 14, 2018 at 5:29 pm

It was exactly five years ago that Akron Care Center residents and staff moved to their newly-constructed facility at 991 Hwy 3. On Monday, they celebrated the fifth anniversary with a group photo of residents and staff. They had cake, too!

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    Tractor Ride stops at Akron

    Posted August 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Tractor enthusiasts came in 86 tractors to the Akron community Saturday morning as part of the Seventh Annual Craig Tractor Ride. The tractors circled the Akron Care Center building giving residents and

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    National Night Out held in Akron

    Posted August 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

    On Aug. 7, Akron Fire-Rescue and Police members welcomed more than 120 people to the Akron Fire Station where they learned about local firefighting, police and ambulance operations, ate pizza and enjoyed activities during

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    A-W classes begin Aug. 23

    Posted August 10, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Students will begin the 2018-2019 school year with the annual flag-raising ceremony at 8:15 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 23.

    But 2018-2019 school year activities actually began this

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    211 Reed St. building comes down

    Posted August 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

    On Monday, the former Jacobson Auto Parts building at 211 Reed St. was demolished.

    Akron city officials condemned the building a couple years ago, and in September

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    Calendar of Events

    Posted August 10, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Sat., Aug. 11

    • 7th annual Craig Tractor Ride registration 8:30 a.m. Craig City Park Shelter House. Stop at Akron Care Center about 9:30 a.m.

    Mon., Aug. 13

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    Akron police begin ‘proactive policing’

    Posted August 10, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The Akron Police Department is trying a new way to reach the general public, according to Akron Police Chief Bill Young.

    “A big part of what

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    Akron Attraction Menu

    Posted July 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

    The Akron Attraction Menu, presented by The Akron Hometowner, is now available at advertising businesses and several spots around Iowa.

    Advertisers: City of Akron –

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    A-W to attempt third bond vote

    Posted July 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

    By Julie Ann Madden

    With Akron-Westfield School District’s voters failing to pass two bond votes, the school board has hired a bond fiscal agent in hopes of getting a bond passed this December.

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    MOVE OVER Law changed July 1

    Posted July 18, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    Anyone who has changed a tire next to 70 MPH traffic will appreciate the MOVE OVER law update that took effect July 1.

    Since 2002, Iowa’s MOVE OVER law has required motorists to move over or

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    It’s back to state for the Lady Westerners!

    Posted July 18, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Pulling out the win in the eighth inning, 6-5, against West Monona, members of the Akron-Westfield softball team celebrate and pose with their state qualifier banne. The team was given a royal send-off Sunday

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    It was a real Bash!

    Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

    The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce held its first annual Fourth of July Bash. Several hundred people enjoyed the festivities on July 4 in the Akron City Park. Festivities included free swimming at the Akron Pool

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    A-W uses extra inning to beat West Monona

    Posted July 18, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls’ softball team advances to the state tournament with a 6-5 win in eight innings in the Class 1A Region 8 championships on July 9.

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    A-W boys topple Central Lyon

    Posted July 18, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield boys played in the second game of the Regional Tournament on Saturday, July 14. A-W got by Central Lyon 3-1.

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    A-W boys get by Kingsley-Pierson

    Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield boys played at Kingsley on July 7 and edged the Kingsley- Pierson Panthers, 6-5.

    A-W took a two-nothing

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    A-W outlasts Westwood Rebels

    Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

    By Hank Krause

    The 15th ranked Westwood Rebels of Sloan came to visit for a regional semi-final game June 6. Westwood, a very good team, battled hard to the very

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    Wesley UMC congregation has new pastor

    Posted August 10, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    By Julie Ann Madden

    “There’s never anything that’s normal but we have fun,” said Pastor Suzi Larson, who began leading the Wesley United Methodist Church congregation July 1.

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