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Individual speech does well at state

The 13 Akron-Westfield Individual Speech students did well at the state individual speech contest in Carroll March 9. The group brought home twelve 1 ratings, one 2 rating, and six advanced to the All-State Festival March 2 at the University of Iowa.

Results:

The Spot celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

The Spot Espresso Bar & Cafe in Akron was the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day March 17. In honor of the holiday, Reuben sandwiches, Irish Tacos and green drinks were available in addition to the regular menu. Along with food, you could play Bingo or make a coffee filter flower.

 

2025 ALL-CLASS REUNION PLANNING IS UNDERWAY

The second planning meeting for the Akron/Akron-Westfield  All-Class Reunion will be held at the Akron Library meeting room at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. Many items were put on the schedule for the June 27, 28, 2025 reunion but more ideas and volunteers are still needed. If you are interested in assisting in any way, you are most welcome to join in these planning sessions. 


 

New shelves the beginning of library reorganization

By Karl Jones

Contributing writer

Akron Opera House presents ‘Jersey Boys’

Akron Opera House is pleased to present the production of Jersey Boys Thursday trough Sunday, April 11, 12, 13 at 7:30 p.m. and April 14 at 2 p.m.

Jean Friday at Akron Clinic

By Dodie Hook

Akron Hometowner

Concession stand project nears fund-raising goal

By Dodie Hook

Akron Hometowner

Akron - Westfield's fourth graders go back to the past

By Sabrina Escalante

Akron Hometowner

 

Bins being removed in Westfield

If you have driven through Westfield on Highway 12, you probably noticed that grain bins are being removed along the railroad tracks in that location.

The bins are owned by Ken Less. It is estimated that the bins are probably over 50 years old. He no longer had a use for them.

First Adult Prom held

The first Adult Prom was held March 2 at the Akron Golf Club. Many couples enjoyed reliving their Prom. Some were all decked out in Prom wear. The theme for the evening was “Under the Sea,” with decorations and lighting depicting the theme. The committee hopes to have this as an annual event with more and more people enjoying Prom. In the photo (l-r) Mitch DeRocher, Traci DeRocher, Jordan Bittinger, and Heath Lee enjoyed the evening.

2025 All-Class Reunion planning is underway

The second planning meeting for the Akron/Akron-Westfield  All-Class Reunion will be held at the Akron Library meeting room at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. Many items were put on the schedule for the June 27, 28, 2025 reunion but more ideas and volunteers are still needed. If you are interested in assisting in any way, you are most welcome to join in these planning sessions. 

 

A-W bands participate in many honor bands

By Dodie Hook

Akron Hometowner

Benefit scheduled for family who lost home in fire

A benefit Fish Fry, sponsored by the Ellendale Parish Family, for the Scott and Pam Hoefling family is scheduled for Friday, March 15, 5- 7 p.m .at St. Joseph’s Ellendale, 23533 K-22, Merrill. The Hoefling family tragically lost their home and belongings in a fire. The benefit is a free will offering. Everyone is invited to come support the Hoefling family in their time of need.

 

Children’s play has successful run

The Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “King Arthur’s Quest” at the Akron Opera House had two successful performances March 2. The 50 plus cast members had a busy week getting ready for the production but had a great time during performances.  Sponsors of the children’s production were the City of Akron, Mike’s Inc., Peoples Bank, and Akron Friendship & Service Club. In the photo, cast members perform one of the songs.

A-W FFA performs well at Sub District and District conventions

Four projects advance to state

Akron-Westfield FFA did very well at both the Sub District Convention which was held Feb. 20 at River Valley high school and at Districts held March 2 at MOC-Floyd Valley.

​​​​​​​Moffatt selected for Girls State

By Dodie Hook

Akron Hometowner

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