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Preliminary election results are in 

By Karl Jones, Contributing writer

Last Tuesday voters took to the poles to decide a wide variety of important elected positions in the area. While the totals have not been officially declared, we do have the preliminary numbers which will give us a good idea of how various candidates did.

Westerners overcome obstacles to cap successful season

By Greg Bates, Contributing writer

Everything seemed to be stacked against the Akron-Westfield football team this season.

Janel Pearson Receives The Gold Award

Janel Pearson Receives The Gold Award

A Testament to Dedication and Community

By Jennifer Wendel

Janel Pearson, a prominent REALTOR® with NextHome Tristate Realty, has been honored with The Gold Award, a prestigious recognition that symbolizes excellence in the world of real estate. This award not only celebrates her outstanding work but also sheds light on what makes this award and her journey in real estate truly remarkable.

Akron-Westfield and Heeren Family: A Heartfelt Tribute to Matt Heeren's Legacy

By: Jennifer Wendel

Community Foundation distributes grants

The Community Foundation of Greater Plymouth County recently disbursed a total of $139,875 in grants to many organizations in the county including four from Akron.

Recipients from Akron 

Akron Hometowner Looking for New Editor

By: Chris C. Nelson, Publisher/Owner

The Akron Hometowner is looking for a motivated individual, passionate about local news and the city of Akron.

The publication is owned by Nelson Media Company. It’s been without an editor since Julie Ann Madden retired shortly after the NMC purchase.

Friendship & Service Club distributes funds

Friendship & Service Club distributes funds

The GFWC Friendship & Service Club of Akron recently disbursed some funds from proceeds of the Scarecrow Festival to four groups at Akron-Westfield. Groups receiving funds were: National  History Day, $300; A-W Dance Team, $300; A-W FFA $300; and A-W Music Department $150.

95 years young!

95 years young!

New Horizons donates to Lions Club

Almost 18 years ago, New Horizons United Church of Christ was founded as a mission based church.  Pastor Steve Jewett proposed the concept of sharing ten percent of the net proceeds from our four fundraisers with local organizations. Through the community's attendance, its support of New Horizons, our church should reciprocate. The idea was readily accepted!

Akron is invaded on Halloween

It was a chilly night Oct. 31 but that didn’t stop all the interesting characters who invaded Akron from walking down Reed St. They all came for the annual Akron Area Chamber of Commerce’s Halloween Parade led by Akron’s police chief, Bill Young. Following the parade, participants visited almost 20 trunks during Trunk or Treat and then went to residences for trick or treating. Oh what a night!


Immanuel Lutheran Church holds confirmation 

Immanuel Lutheran Church holds confirmation 

Akron Lions hold annual Omelet Breakfast

By Dodie Hook

Cross off another great Omelet Breakfast for the Akron Lions Club. The annual breakfast was held Oct. 28 at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall in Akron. The large crowd enjoyed building their own omelet complete with a cinnamon roll and beverage. Proceeds from the breakfast are used for scholarships, Iowa KidSight Eye Screening Program, and many other local, state, and international needs.

A-W Athletic Booster Club spearheads capital campaign for new concessions

By Dodie Hook

 Connie Blake honored by IBA for 50 Years of Service      

Connie Blake of Security National Bank of Akron was recently honored by the Iowa Bankers Association for more than 50 years of service at a bank. The award was presented to Blake during the IBA Annual Convention on Monday, Sept. 18, in Des Moines. Blake was one of 22 individuals recognized for reaching the 50-year service milestone.

Westfield Congregational Church holds annual Harvest Supper

Westfield Congregational Church holds annual Harvest Supper

By Dodie Hook

Board of Supervisors approve new radio system

By Karl Jones, Contributing Writer

On October 10, the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of a new radio system for the Secondary Roads Department.

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