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Akron Blood Drive July 2

An Akron Community Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, July 2, 7:30-10:30 a.m. in the Bloodmobile located behind Security National Bank, 251 Reed St., Akron.

Appointments are encouraged by texting LIFESERVE to 999-777, calling 800-287-4903, or on the website lifeservebloodcenter.org.

​​​​​​​Business Spotlight of the Week

Britton Chiropractic & Rehab Clinic

By Sabrina Escalante

Akron Hometowner

 

Akron City Hall receives much needed renovations

By Sabrina Escalante

Akron Hometowner

Community Foundation looking for grant applications

The Community Foundation of Greater Plymouth is looking for grant applications from the Akron area. More information can be found at this site:

https://www.desmoinesfoundation.org/affiliates/plymouth-county

Emily Colt participates in Mission 20 of Midwest Honor Flight

By Sabrina Escalante

Akron Hometowner

 

​​​​​​​Heyl Truck Lines celebrates 75 years

Open House June 18

This year, 2024, marks an incredible milestone in Heyl Truck Lines’ history as the company proudly celebrates its 75th anniversary. 

Burst of Beauty

Currently there are beautiful pictures around the area ready to be shared. If you have pictures taken, submit to the Akron Hometowner at akronhometowneria@gmail.com. Please identify the type of plant and state your name or just your residence location if you so prefer.  We would like to make this a weekly feature and welcome any assistance in this endeavor.

Wet month of May

The month of May in Akron was wetter than normal. According to one resident, their monthly thermometer showed 6.2” for the month. The average rainfall in Akron for May is 5”.

In Iowa, generally the driest month is January and the wettest month is June according to a weather site.

City council moves forward with projects

By Jaime Copley

Contributing writer

Proposed city improvements and projects are moving forward, following the May 21 regular Akron City Council Meeting.

​​​​​​​Sustainability in historic preservation

Akron Opera House windows being restored

By: Sabrina Escalante

Akron Hometowner

Akron has own dinosaur for National Dinosaur Day

By: Sabrina Escalante

Akron Hometowner

​​​​​​​Business Spotlight of the Week

 

Akron Gold & Silver

By: Sabrina Escalante

Akron Hometowner

Election day workers

A Primary Election was held June 4 in several states including Iowa and South Dakota voting for state and county officials. Polls opened at 7 a.m. in both states with a low turn-out expected. At Alcester in Union County, SD, at 8:30 a.m. only eight had voted and in Akron, by 9 a.m. 15 had voted. Working the Akron polls, front row (l-r) Nancy Nielsen and Pam Von Hagel. Back row, Sue Gabel and Sharon Frerichs. Polls remainned open until 8 p.m. in Iowa and 7 p.m. in South Dakota.

​​​​​​​History Day students present national bound entries

 

By Dodie Hook

Akron Hometowner

The four Akron-Westfield projects headed to National Day History Day in Washington, DC, along with a state special award recipient, presented their projects to a crowd June 3 at the school.

​​​​​​​New development progresses in Akron

By Sabrina Escalante

Akron Hometowner

The Akron community is embracing the upcoming development on the east side of town. 

The Akron Family Aquatic Center is open for summer

By: Sabrina Escalante

Akron Hometowner

The Akron Family Aquatic Center welcomes families and individuals to enjoy a fun-filled summer season at the newly opened facility!

Collegians

Southeast Technical College President's List

All-School Reunion planning continues

The All-School Reunion committee met Wed., May 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Security National Bank meeting room. 

Those in attendance: Diana Kenny, Deb McPherson, Carol Brown, Sharon Frerichs, Missy Saathoff, Andrea Weber, Nancy Nielsen, Mary James, Clarice Paulson, Roxanne Larson, Mary Swain, Karen Carlson.

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