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Wicked weather hits area

Early in the week there was some pretty wicked weather in the area. 

Jersey Boys Sells Out

By Sabrina Escalante

Contributing writer

Morningside students recognized for achievements

The annual Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Honors Convocation was held at Morningside University during which several students and employees were recognized for their academic, co-curricular, athletic, and professional achievements.

A-W fifth graders complete D.A.R.E.

The Akron-Westfield fifth graders completed and graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program April 12. The program is run by the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds declared April 12 Iowa D.A.R.E. Day so this was the day chosen for graduation. 

Canine Health Month Advice

By Sabrina Escalante

Contributing writer

April is known nationally as Canine Health as organizations such as FitPaws, Pet Wellbeing, the Humane Society, and PETA aim to illuminate the importance of keeping pets healthy and fit. 

Tree down

Strong winds April 6 took down a tree in the west side of Riverside Cemetery. Gusts were as high as 35 miles per hour in the area. Along with the wind, there was s little bit of spotty hail but not much rain. Photo by Dodie Hook

​​​​​​​Skip’s Place: a special room at the care center

Approximately two years ago at the Akron Care Center, a project was started to create a Sensory Room. A Sensory Room is an area dedicated with many objects used to relax or stimulate individuals such as: bright lights, a lifelike dog, three cats, a baby, kinetic sand, tools, aquarium, and much more. After receiving donations and fundraising for the room, care center employees gathered ideas and purchased items.


The third planning meeting for the Akron/Akron-Westfield  All-Class Reunion will be held at the Security National Bank’s  meeting room at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 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. 


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Akron Hometowner

Rabey Promoted to Branch Manager at Security National Bank

Jeremy Craighead, President of Security National Bank, is proud to announce the following promotion:

Thrift store raises over $18,000 for children’s center

Helping Hands Thrift Shop in Akron raised $18,294.16 last year for the Akron Children’s Center to be used where needed. The thrift store operates on one-hundred percent volunteers and donations for the store.

Jazz Choir places 4th

Congratulations to AkronWestfield Jazz One for placing 4th at the Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships in a tough 2A class at Waukee, Iowa. 

What's Happening

What’s Happening April

April 5: JH Track Coed Meet, at Beresford High School, Multiple at 4:00 p.m.

Arreola Earns Certificate from Consumer Credit School

Betty Arreola of Peoples Bank in Akron successfully completed the Iowa Bankers Association Consumer Credit School, March 4-8, 2024, in Ankeny, Iowa.

Residential Fire Pits / Recreational Fires. 

Residential Fire Pits / Recreational Fires. 

            All fires governed by this section shall not be used for disposal of any yard waste or garbage.  You are NOT permitted to burn the following items:  grass, leaves, sticks, paper, stains, rubber products, plastics, treated wood, construction waste, etc.

Wyffels makes donation to A-W FFA

Russ Lilly, seed representative and Cole Sitzmann, district sales manager, with Wyffels Hybrids donated $507 to Akron-Westfield FFA during FFA week. The two hung out at The Spot Espresso Bar & Cafe Feb. 21 and the donation was based on the sales that day.

Akron Opera House keeps theater arts alive in community

By Sabrina Escalante

Akron  Hometowner

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