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New roof for Akron Opera House

The historic Akron Opera House got a new roof last week as part of the restoration project. Nohava Construction of Le Mars replaced the roof and added more insulation. Next step is restoration and/or replacement of upper-level windows with funds presently being raised to complete this step.

Celebrates 93 years

A long time resident of Akron and former teacher at the Akron and Akron-Westfield School, Wanda Philips, is celebrating her 93rd birthday on Sunday, March 31. 

Akron City Council discuss fire pit ordinance


By Karl Jones

Contributing Writer

On March 19, the Akron City Council discussed the implementation of an updated fire pit ordinance for the city.

Akron Care Center approves donor payback


By Karl Jones

Contributing writer

On March 19, the Akron Care Center Board finalized the payment agreement with the engineer who was working on the Assisted Living project.

McKee and Wahlberg selected for 2024 Iowa Boys State

Submitted by: Kaylene A. Hawkins

Albert E. Hoschler, American Legion Post 186, Akron, this year selected Daynen McKee, son of Jessie and Melissa McKee, of Akron, and Hayden Wahlberg, son of Jeff and Beckie Wahlberg of Westfield, as 2024 Iowa Boys State recipients.

Akron boy wins Best in Show with his dog

By Sabrina Escalante

Akron Hometowner

The Spot celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

The Spot Espresso Bar & Cafe in Akron was the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day March 17. In honor of the holiday, Reuben sandwiches, Irish Tacos and green drinks were available in addition to the regular menu. Along with food, you could play Bingo or make a coffee filter flower.


Individual speech does well at state

The 13 Akron-Westfield Individual Speech students did well at the state individual speech contest in Carroll March 9. The group brought home twelve 1 ratings, one 2 rating, and six advanced to the All-State Festival March 2 at the University of Iowa.


A-W Pops Concert

The Akron-Westfield music department held its annual Pops Concert March 14 under the direction of Ryan Schuknecht and accompanist Kathy Johnson. Featured were the middle school choir, high school choir, A-W Jazz Too, and A-W Jazz Choir.

Budget statement mailing from county auditor

Property owners in Plymouth County and in all of Iowa will soon receive a new mailing from their county auditor which will contain information about the proposed property tax rates for the next fiscal year. This past legislative session, Iowa legislators created a new law; Iowa Code 24.2A, which requires that a budget letter/statement be mailed to property owners by March 20th of each year.

Opera House fundraiser for building fund

The Akron Opera House Board of Directors has begun fundraising efforts for the Opera House Building Fund. 

School Board approves first naming rights under new policy

By Karl Jones

Contributing writer

Akron Library holds monthly STEM Club

The Akron Public Library held its monthly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Club March 13. This month students learned about aerodynamics and building a paper airplane.

Jersey Boys on the Akron Opera House stage

By Sabrina Escalante 

Akron Hometowner

The jukebox musical “Jersey Boys” follows the start-up, glory, and break-up of the 1960s rock 'n' roll group, The Four Seasons. 

A-W students qualify for state National History Day competition


By Karl Jones

Contributing Writer

Murder at the Akron Golf Club!

A large crowd attended a millionaire masquerade ball March 15 at Akron Golf Club. The event was sponsored by the Akron-Westfield Athletic Booster Club.

During the ball, someone was poisoned with a drink and those in attendance had to uncover who did it. 

Celebrates 90 years

Please honor our dad, Darwyn Klemme, with a card shower in honor of his 90th birthday, Sunday, March 24, 2024.

His address is:

Just Thought You’d Like to Know

“A Coincidence is when events happen at the same time or place that seems to have some connection.”

Certainly, we all have had those moments.  I have one in particular that I wonder if our genes got mixed up.

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