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Dream becomes reality for local hairdresser

By Dodie Hook

A dream of owning her own building, rather than renting, for her hairdressing business has been achieved for Becky Meinen of Akron. 

Penny Harvey Celebrates 80 Years

Penny Virginia Harvey will be turning 80 years young on December 29, 2023. Please honor her by sending a card or a note to Penny at 531 Jespersen Blvd, Akron, Iowa, 51001. 

James appointed as Akron Mayor

By Dodie Hook

Friendship & Service distributes funds

Members of the Akron Friendship & Service Club recently presented donations to area projects.  Donations were made possible from proceeds of the 2023 Great Akron Scarecrow Festival.

 Funded projects include:

No Paper Dec. 29

REMINDER: There will be no Akron Hometowner 

Dec. 29. The next issue will be Jan. 5, 2024.

Helping Hearts Club holds annual Christmas party

The Helping Hearts Club gathered at the home of Deb McPherson Dec. 11 for their annual Christmas party. A gift grab bag exchange containing either a Christmas ornament or Christmas decoration was held along with items donated by club members for a member who is in the nursing home. Pictured are, Front row (l-r:) Connie Tentinger, Donna Kelley, Patti Ericson, Middle row, Diana Kenny, Mary Swain, Linda Gjesdahl.

​​​​​​​Immanuel Lutheran participates in Operation Christmas Child

Immanuel Lutheran Church’s noisy offering now has a total of $746.38 for Operation Christmas Child to pay shipping for their Christmas shoebox gifts. Sixty-eight boxes were delivered to the collection point on Thursday, November 16, 2023.


Youth group adopts family


Immanuel Lutheran Church’s 3rd and Main Youth Group purchased and wrapped Christmas gifts for the family they adopted through Mid-Sioux Opportunity.


Akron Community Christmas program: tradition for 52 years

By Sharon Frerichs

Old Glory raised to honor a grandfather

By Dodie Hook

Christmas traditions: Immanuel Lutheran Church

By Sharon Frerichs

Many decades ago Immanuel Lutheran Church used to share its Scandinavian heritage by hosting a Lutefisk supper the first Sunday in Advent. However, that has changed but some new traditions have taken its place.

Coyle promoted to Executive Vice President of Lunchtime Solutions

Lunchtime Solutions is pleased to announce the promotion of Tammy Coyle of Akron to Executive Vice President and Officer. In her role as Executive Vice President, Coyle will have direct responsibility for the operational and financial performance of all company operations, including customer success.

Westerner Review
Winners announced in Westfield Lighting Contest

The Westfield City council announced the winners of the Westfield Lighting Contest at their Dec. 18 meeting.

First place and winning $100 towards the electric bill is Jaime Adams, 134 Brule St.

Westerner Review 12-15-23
​​​​​​​Trinity Lutheran Fosters Community Support with Dual Initiatives

By Jennifer Wendel

Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron is amplifying its commitment to the community with two significant initiatives aimed at supporting our residents and fostering spiritual growth among the youth.

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