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Westfield elections right around the corner

By Karl Jones, Contributing Writer

On November 7, the local elections for the city of Westfield will be held.

This year Jenny Hartman-Mendoza is running for the position of mayor. Hartman-Mendoza is running uncontested, and is likely to be elected for another term unless someone is able to conduct a successful write-in campaign.

An empty ballot? Akron’s mayoral election sees no names on ballot

An empty ballot?
Akron’s mayoral election sees no names on ballot

By Karl Jones

With the local elections right around the corner, several questions remain about who will be serving as Akron’s mayor during the next term.

Akron-Westfield School Board candidates want your vote

By: Chris C. Nelson, Publisher/Owner

Familiar faces are asking for your vote this Election Day.
There are school board positions open for the Akron-Westfield School District, and those who held the role before are hoping to represent once again.

Nick Mathistad, current At Large representative, Cory Tucker, District 4 representative, Kaylene Hawksin, District 5 representative, and Deb Jordt, District 6 representative, are running.

Wesley Methodist Church shares summer tithes

Wesley United Methodist Church distributed summer tithes to several organizations.

Union County Electric awarded Business of Year

By: Akron Hometowner Staffer

County auxiliary donates to suicide hotline

By: Akron Hometowner Staff

Akron Opera House receives donation from KCs

By: Akron Hometowner Staff

The Akron Opera House recently received a $500 donation from the St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus Council #12448. Funds will go towards the Opera House restoration and renovation fund and be used toward the replacement of the opera house roof. Completion of the roof project is scheduled for late 2023 or early 2024, pending contractor timing. 

Akron Farmers market draws to a close

The 2023 season of the Akron Area Farmers Market saw growth in vendor numbers and attendees -- despite several nights of 100-plus heat index warnings. Throughout the season there were more than 35 vendors who sold their wares.

The Board of Directors thanks the community for support of the market and its programs.

Akron Care Center audit released

Recently Williams & Company, P.C. released an audit report on Akron Care Center, Inc., Akron, Iowa.

Fall colors come alive in Akron

By Dodie Hook

Whether in town or in the country, the fall colors are proudly displayed everywhere. Look around and take in the beauty of nature. The trees have enjoyed the above normal temperatures this week, but it looks like cooler temperatures are on the way.


Firefighter visits Akron Children’s Center

By: Akron Hometowner Staff

Akron-Westfield Community School District maintains positive outlook despite growing hiring challenges 

By: Chris C. Nelson, Publisher/Owner 

Unemployment rates are low and businesses everywhere are competing for skilled workers. Combine that competitive job market with fewer people choosing to go into the education career field, and it’s a potential problem with an elusive solution. 

A taste of paradise in our backyard  

Exploring Eden Valley Apple Orchard and Adonis Berry Farm in Akron 

By: Chris C. Nelson, Publisher/Owner  

Honor of a lifetime: Rolfes takes flight to Washington  

By: Chris C. Nelson, Publisher/Owner 

FBC hosts annual Autumn Harvest Festival

By Dodie Hook

The food was abundant, the crowd immense, and the talent outstanding at First Baptist Church’s annual Autumn Harvest Festival Oct. 14. It all started at 4 p.m. with bouncy houses for the young and young at heart, followed by the delicious supper, and ending with a glorious concert.


Akron-Westfield receives generous donation in memory of alumnus Matt Heeren

By Jennifer Wendel

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