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Get ready for the Monster Mash! 

By Karl Jones

Things are going to get spooky at the Akron Public Library in October as several fall events have been planned, including their annual Monster Mash.

Correction regarding happenings at the Akron City Council

Correction regarding happenings at the Akron City Council 

By Karl Jones

Last week in our article on the Akron City Council, a statement was read during the meeting that claimed that the Akron City Clerk was behind on financial reports regarding the Akron Public Library. Due to the audio from the meeting getting compressed during transfer, I mistook the statement to be about the Library Director being behind on the reports.

Akron Care Center prepares to search for new administrator 

Akron Care Center prepares to search for new administrator 

By Karl Jones

On September 19, the administrator of the Akron Care Center (ACC) Patricia Raasch submitted her resignation to the ACC Board. Raasch resigned of her own accord and the board accepted the request, looking to the future.

Plymouth County Board of Supervisors discuss zoning changes

Plymouth County Board of Supervisors discuss zoning changes

By Karl Jones

On September 19, the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors reviewed some proposed changes to the county’s zoning ordinance.

Peyton Nicholson and Carter Wilken crowned A-W Homecoming queen and king

Peyton Nicholson and Carter Wilken were named Akron-Westfield Homecoming queen and king at Coronation held Sept. 28. Josie Smith and Ashton McCully were named first attendants. In the front are A-W crown bearers kindergartners Case Schoenfelder and Kayghen Morehead.

Akron Fire-Rescue holds Open House

Akron Fire-Rescue held a very successful Open House Oct. 1 at the facility along Highway 3. 

New Akron-Westfield Risk Coordinator focuses on student well-being and academic success

By Jennifer Wendel

Akron-Westfield School District recently welcomed Jessen Hessler as the A-W Risk Coordinator, a position with a focus on enhancing student well-being, improving academic achievement, and fostering a safer and more nurturing learning atmosphere for all enrolled students.

Akron-Westfield's Homecoming game triumphs over weather delay; Dance rescheduled for next week

 By Jennifer Wendel

Plymouth County Museum hosts Log Cabin Day

Plymouth County Museum hosts Log Cabin Day

Full of food, fun, and entertainment, the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars hosted its annual Log Cabin Day Sept. 23. Log Cabin Day honors the museum’s two log cabins located on the museum’s lawn - Joy Hollow Log Cabin and Weber Log Cabin.


 

Area residents asked to participate in The Teal Pumpkin Project

Residents in the Akron and Westfield areas are asked to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project for Halloween. 

Velma Knudsen celebrates 99 years

Velma Knudsen celebrates 99 years

By Dodie Hook

Velma Knudsen of Akron celebrated her 99th birthday Sept. 27 with family and friends at a gathering at Ridgewood Apartments where Velma lives.

Akron City Council discusses Fireworks

By Karl Jones

On September 19, the Akron City Council discussed potential updates to the city’s fireworks ordinance.

The discussion was sparked by yearly concerns that have been raised regarding the ability to set off fireworks in town during certain times of the year. The concerns cited pets and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder as a reason as to why the window for citizens to set off their own fireworks in town to be shortened.

Board of Supervisors approve Homestead and Military Tax Credit 

By Karl Jones

On September 12, the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors approved the 2023 Homestead & Military Tax Credit and Veteran Exemption Applications.

After approving the minutes and agenda, Resolution #091223-1 for the removal of the special assessment of $50 on parcel #23-24-100-009 for Keith Havener was approved.

The 2023 Homestead & Military Tax credit and Veteran exemption applications were approved.

Akron Care Center Administrator resigns 

Akron Care Center Administrator resigns 

By Karl Jones

During their September 19 board meeting, the Akron Care Center Board received the resignation of current administrator Patricia Raasch. The resignation goes into effect on September 29 and was accepted unanimously.

Akron-Westfield School gets ready to install a new track

Akron-Westfield School gets ready to install a new track

By Karl Jones

At their last meeting, the construction of a new track and football stadium was approved by the Akron-Westfield School Board. This will be the first time the school has had an official track, and the sporting facility has been needed for a long time.

 Peoples Bank named a winner of Iowa top workplaces

Peoples Bank has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2023 honor by Iowa Top Workplaces.

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