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Burst of Beauty



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This week’s pictures feature the abundant Burst of Beauty at 400 Depot Street in Akron. The photos were taken by Jo Sandra Jammerthal.

Remember, if you have pictures you would like to share send them to me at the Akron Hometowner email at akronhometowneria@

Allison Nixa receives merit-based scholarship

Akron-Westfield graduate Allison Nixa was one of 21 students to receive a merit-based scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year from the The Tower Family Foundation.

Akron’s Public Library Summer Reading Program events


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Westfield community works together to protect the town


Westfield Mayor

New owners of Hummers give back to community


Donate refrigerator to Westfield Ball Park

In Westfield, when a community member puts a call out for a need on Facebook and that call gets answered within a few hours by a local business, that is called small community hospitality!

Eight A-W students vying for Plymouth County Fair king and queen

Akron-Westfield will be well represented in the Plymouth County Fair Royalty. There are three of the four king candidates and five of the 13 queen candidates representing local 4-H or Akron-Westfield FFA. The king and queen crowning will take place Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. in Pioneer Village at the fairgrounds.

County Fairs to come



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Plymouth County Fair

The eagerly anticipated Plymouth County Fai r is all set to bring joy and excitement to local communities, kicking off on Tuesday, July 23, 2024.

Annual Utesch tractor ride draws over 70 tractors

By Hank Krause


National Honor Society Akron Flood Drive



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Emily Miller, who serves as the sponsor of Akron’s National Honor Society, is a dedicated teacher at Ak ron-We st f ield High School and also manages the Akron City Pool. NHS students Addi Naslund and Kelsey Saathoff played a crucial role in coordinating a relief drive to support individuals and families who have been impacted by the recent flood.

Akron & Westfield Growth Alliance formed to spark ideas, support community projects


New nonprofit launches with GROW Challenge to provide $500 to fund idea that meets community needs

A new nonprofit organization has been formed to build on strong momentum that is underway in the Akron and Westfield communities.

Locals Seek Flood Relief 

By: Sabrina Escalante 

Akron Area Vacation Bible School 2024

July 29, 2024 - August 1, 2024

5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

251 Main St
Akron, IA 51001

Corrinne Moffatt attends Girls State

Corrinne Moffatt, an upcoming senior at Akron-Westfield Community High School, attended the 2024 Session of the American Legion Auxiliary Iowa Girls State, representing Post 186 of Akron.  

WITCC President’s and Dean’s List

Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC), Sioux City, is pleased to announce the President’s List and Dean’s List for the 2024 spring semester. 

The President’s List is full-time students who achieved a 4.0 grade point average. The Dean’s List is full-time students who achieved a 3.5-3.99 grade point average.

Akron-Westfield’s Devoted Postal Staff 

By: Sabrina Escalante 

The Akron Post Office encountered many issues derived from the recent flooding. Between the 20th and the 22nd of June, the region experienced heavy downpours, leading to widespread flooding across Lyon, Sioux, O’Brien, Clay, and Plymouth counties.

Akron-Westfield Student Enlist with 185th Air Refueling Wing 


By: Sabrina Escalante 

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