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AOH announces dates for children’s production

Akron Opera House announced the dates for the 2024 children’s theater production of “King Arthur’s Quest” presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre. Performances are  March 2 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

AWEEF to honor charter members and donors

The Akron-Westfield Educational Excellence Foundation (AWEEF) will be honoring charter members and donors at halftime of the girls’ basketball game Jan. 26.

Akron Opera House announces spring musical

‘Jersey Boys’ coming in April!

The Akron Opera House Board of Directors has announced “Jersey Boys” will be the 2024 spring musical. Performance dates are April 11-14. Watch Facebook and for audition and ticket sales information soon. 

Year in Review January - June 2023

January 2023

• Akron officials wanted feedback on curbside recycling. Akron residents overwhelmingly rejected curbside recycling.

• Akron-Westfield school board elects officers: President Nick Schoenfelder and Vice-President Cory Tucker. They were sworn in along with Business Manager Mandy McCully.

• Akron Care Center audit reveals it’s strong financially.

Dream becomes reality for local hairdresser

By Dodie Hook

A dream of owning her own building, rather than renting, for her hairdressing business has been achieved for Becky Meinen of Akron. 

Akron-Westfield students spread holiday cheer to deployed marines

By Jennifer Wendel

Akron-Westfield Elementary students demonstrated the true spirit of the holiday season by reaching out to deployed Marines, including their hometown hero, Jeremy Bosse, a 2020 graduate of AW currently stationed in Japan.

Big Band music and dancing returns to Akron Opera House

The sixteen-member Prairie Winds Jazz ensemble will return to the historic Akron Opera House with a big band and swing dance concert on Saturday, Feb. 3. The musicians from around the Siouxland area will perform a big band and swing dance concert at 7:30 p.m., with dance lessons presented by the Dordt College Swing Dance Club beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

A role model for all girls

Iowa basketball superstar Clark has impact on A-W players

 By Greg Bates

Contributing writer

Iowa Caucus January 15

The Iowa Caucus will take place Jan. 15 promptly at 7 p.m. at locations in all 99 counties of Iowa. 

Major storm blasts the area

A major storm hit most of the area beginning around midnight on Sunday continuing through Monday. The storm dumped anywhere from six to eleven inches giving us a winter storm warning. Around Akron it seems eight inches or so was the norm causing Akron-Westfield to call off classes Monday and Tuesday.  In our area, this was the first real major snowstorm and it waited until January.

Search warrant executed in Akron

On January 4 at 2:15 p.m. the Tri-County CERT executed a search warrant at 800 Dakota St. in Akron. This was the result of an ongoing investigation by the Akron Police Department for a possible firearms violation. As a result of the search, three firearms were seized. The Akron Police Department arrested and charged Charles Dickson, 44, of Akron with three counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person/convicted felon.

Coyle promoted to Executive Vice President of Lunchtime Solutions

Lunchtime Solutions is pleased to announce the promotion of Tammy Coyle of Akron to Executive Vice President and Officer. In her role as Executive Vice President, Coyle will have direct responsibility for the operational and financial performance of all company operations, including customer success.

Christmas traditions: Immanuel Lutheran Church

By Sharon Frerichs

Many decades ago Immanuel Lutheran Church used to share its Scandinavian heritage by hosting a Lutefisk supper the first Sunday in Advent. However, that has changed but some new traditions have taken its place.

Youth group adopts family


Immanuel Lutheran Church’s 3rd and Main Youth Group purchased and wrapped Christmas gifts for the family they adopted through Mid-Sioux Opportunity.


​​​​​​​Immanuel Lutheran participates in Operation Christmas Child

Immanuel Lutheran Church’s noisy offering now has a total of $746.38 for Operation Christmas Child to pay shipping for their Christmas shoebox gifts. Sixty-eight boxes were delivered to the collection point on Thursday, November 16, 2023.


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