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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

 Real estate & mobile home taxes are due

Plymouth County Treasurer, Shelly Sitzmann, reminds property owners that Property taxes are now due. Real Estate and Mobile Home taxes can be paid in the office, online, or through the mail. Taxes must be paid by April 1, as March 31 falls on the weekend and you have one extra day. Taxes are delinquent April 2, 2024, and will incur a penalty.

Another bin comes down

Projects continue at Central Valley Ag in Akron as another bin has come down along Highway 3. CVA continues to clean up the area taking pride in the appearance for the town. Photo by Dodie Hook


Nelson Media Company acquires additional newspapers 

By Nelson Media Company staff 

The calendar is newly turned to March, but for Nelson Media Company, its already been an impactful year. 

Westerner Review
Punch Needle at Akron Library

The Akron Public Library hosted its monthly Art Club Feb. 21. On this day, participants worked on a Punch Needle project. Punch needle is a form of embroidery and is related to rug hooking. Using a punch tool, which uses a needle, students “punched” out colorful creations. Since this was a more advanced project, attendees needed to be at least ten years old.


Akron Library gets new shelving

The Akron Public Library is getting refreshed inside. Much new shelving was installed which came from an anonymous donor and some from a grant. There’s a new lay-out as the shelves have been rearranged for a better flow.

Save the date!

The planning committee for the 2025 All-Class Akron/Akron-Westfield Reunion met Feb. 21 and set the date of the reunion for June 27 and 28, 2025.

Individual speech students make state

All 13 individual Akron-Westfield speech students qualified for state which will be March 9 at Kuemper Catholic High School in Carroll. All entries received a I rating at districts Feb. 24 at MOC-Floyd Valley in Orange CIty to advance.

A-W graduate sent to Gaza by United Nations

By Akron Hometowner staff

Scott Anderson, a 1985 graduate of Akron-Westfield and son of Rick and Marlys Anderson of Akron, was sent to Gaza by the United Nations to get needed supplies into Gaza as people try to find food or bathroom facilities. 

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