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 Peoples Bank named a winner of Iowa top workplaces

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!


 

New Horizons donates to American Legion

New Horizons donates to American Legion

Akron City Council sets water restrictions

By Dodie Hook

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