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AWEEF donor board is up

By Dodie Hook

​​​​​​​AOH hosts Christmas with Triumphant Sound Quartet

The Akron Opera House was the place to be Dec. 8 and 9 to hear the wonderful music of the Triumphant Sound Quartet. The event was sponsored by Akron FBC making the concert free to those attending. However, there was a freewill basket for donations which all went to the Akron Opera House restoration project.

​​​​​​​Beautiful light displays abound in Akron


Winners announced in Chamber’s Holiday Lighting Contest

As you drive around Akron, be sure to take notice of all the beautiful holiday displays and especially look for the winners in the recent Akron Area Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Lighting Contest.

Museum Moments

         The museum recently acquired a book titled History of Plymouth County with a  copyright of 1917.  One article by C.M. Hilliker of Akron tells of his arrival from Eastern Iowa in November of 1871, to wit:

Looking Back

120 years – Dec. 10, 1903

Several more small installments of snow the past week have made fair sleighing and gives us some pleasant winter weather.

Great Books at the Akron Library


By Anne Moody

Holiday Receipt Rebate winners

Congratulations to the winners of the first round of Akron Area Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Receipt Rebate Drawing. A total of $500 Chamber Bucks were awarded. Winners were drawn Dec. 6 and could receive up to $50 in Chamber Bucks depending on the amount of their receipt. Winners can pick up winning Chamber Bucks at Security National Bank.

Beth Finzen celebrates 98 years

Elizabeth (Beth) Finzen will be turning 98 years old Dec. 23. She was born on

December 23, 1925. Now, she lives at the Akron Care Center in Akron. 

Elementary Holiday Concert Nov. 29

The Akron-Westfield Discovergarten through fourth grade performed their Holiday Concert Nov. 29 in the elementary gym. Director was Kyle Schroeder and accompanist was Kathy Johnson.

A Christmas Carol
Care Center board holds discussion on assisted living project

By Dodie Hook

The Akron Care Center board held a special meeting Nov. 28 at Rexwinkel Funeral Home to discuss the assisted living project. Since an action item was not on the agenda, the board could not take official action but just have a discussion.

Hallelujah! Community Christmas program rings in the season

The 52nd annual Akron Area Community Christmas program was held Dec. 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. Many churches participated in the program sharing music. Prior to the start of the program, a brass prelude was provided by the Birdie and Carol Harris School of Performing Arts with Kevin Linder as director.

Activities enjoyed by many at Hometown Christmas


By Dodie Hook

The weather was delightful and the activities were plenty Nov. 29 as many came to partake in the Hometown Christmas activities in Akron. The popular event is sponsored by The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce.

Akron FBC Hosts Triumphant Sound Quartet for Second Annual Holiday Concert

By Jennifer Wendel

Akron Area Chamber of Commerce announces numerous events and promotions for the Holidays

By Karl Jones, Contributing Writer

Earlier this month, the Akron Area Chamber of Commerce released information on several events and promotions that will be taking place through the end of the year. With businesses and organizations that are members of the Chamber offering programs with the goal to encourage shopping local, and raising awareness of community organizations and projects, the highlight of the announcement would be the return of Christmas events.

Board of Supervisors edits turbine policy 

By Karl Jones
Contributing writer

On October 24, the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors approved a new revision for the county’s zoning ordinance.

The new ordinance will require that a setback equal to three and a half time the apex of wind turbines within the county. While early attempt to install solar and wind plants is still going on, the board wants to make the setback for a tower between 550 and 600 feet and make the setback, 1925 and 2100 feet setback

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