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Plymouth County Museum to feature author, veterinarians

Double feature fall fun will be coming to the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars this Saturday, Sept. 30, when a Le Mars author and veterinarians of Plymouth County are in the spotlight at the Museum’s Study Hall.

Local Legionnaires, Auxiliary to host annual Ninth District Fall Conference

About 100 Legionnaires and Auxiliary members will be arriving in Akron the evening of Oct. 6 to attend the American Legion Ninth District Fall Conference, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 7.

Akron Opera House announces 2023-2024 performance dates

Fundraising campaign underway for building

Akron FBC Teens Attend Youth Rally with Pastor Michael Moos

By Jennifer Wendel

Teenagers from Akron’s First Baptist Church attended a Youth Rally hosted by Bible Baptist Church in Brookings, South Dakota. The event, held over the weekend, offered a day of faith, fellowship and enjoyment.

Scarecrows invade Akron Park for 23rd year

The 23rd annual Great Akron Scarecrow Festival, hosted by the GWC Friendship & Service Club, was held Sept. 16 in the Akron City Park. It was a beautiful day for a festival and a large crowd attended the event. This booth, built by Harold Higman, Jr., greeted visitors in the Akron City Park at the festival.

Sue Higman honored for years of service to Scarecrow Festival 

By Dodie Hook

At the 23rd annual Great Akron Scarecrow Festival, Sue Higman was honored for her many years of service to the Scarecrow Festival and the Friendship & Service Club. The festival was held Sept. 16 in the Akron City Park hosted by the GFWC Friendship and Service Club.

Great Akron Scarecrow Festival winning scarecrows

The 23rd annual Great Akron Scarecrow Festival, hosted by the GWC Friendship & Service Club, was held Sept. 16 in the Akron City Park. It was a beautiful day for a festival and a large crowd attended the event.

Vandals Target Community Hangouts

Police have suspects in spray paint crimes

By: Chris C. Nelson, Publisher

Police are investigating and believe juveniles are responsible for recent vandalism in Akron.

Fostering Community Wellness: Casey Jacobs' 'Sweaty Saturdays' in the Park

By Jennifer Wendel

Akron Fire-Rescue's Innovative Fundraiser: Serving the Community with a Drive-Thru Pork Loin Dinner

By Jennifer Wendel

New Horizons donates to American Legion

New Horizons donates to American Legion

SNB donates to Westfield Tractor Pull

Security National Bank again sponsored the “Small Town Throwdown,” aka The Westfield Tractor Pull, held Saturday Sept. 2 in Westfield. Pictured ahead of time is SNB Assistant Branch Manager Lori Rabey (l) giving Tractor Pull Coordinator Kyle Hoffman a $500 check to go towards event T-shirts. Also pictured is SNB Customer Service Rep/Loan Clerk Melinda Dion. It was another great year!


 

Seasonal City Clean-Up Coming

Residents will have one day to get rid of unwanted items

By: Chris C. Nelson, Publisher/Owner

Fall clean-up is just around the corner for residents in Akron city limits. It’s the second such event of the year and an opportunity to get rid of junk that can’t be tossed with regular garbage days.

Friendly Akron fundraiser takes the scare out of scarecrow!

Community festival will wow crowds in its 23rd year, with plenty to see and do

By: Chris C. Nelson, Publisher & Owner

A highly anticipated fall festival is in the works and a local women’s club is busy making preparations for the fun. The Great Akron Scarecrow Festival is a yearly tradition for families in and around the Akron community.

Akron’s water tower painting will impact residents

The project outlines helpful way to conserve water during the process

By: Chris C. Nelson, Publisher/Owner

Akron’s 41 year old water tower is scheduled for work. City leaders say the 500,000 gallon standpipe structure needs interior painting. Dan Rolfes, Akron City Administrator says that will require draining the tower.

Akron Clinic welcomes new Provider

By Chris C. Nelson, Publisher/Owner

As Mackenzie Warner went through the interview process, she knew the Akron Clinic, an affiliate of Hawarden Regional Healthcare, would be a good fit for her.

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