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Activities enjoyed by many at Hometown Christmas


By Dodie Hook

The weather was delightful and the activities were plenty Nov. 29 as many came to partake in the Hometown Christmas activities in Akron. The popular event is sponsored by The Akron Area Chamber of Commerce.

Hallelujah! Community Christmas program rings in the season

The 52nd annual Akron Area Community Christmas program was held Dec. 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. Many churches participated in the program sharing music. Prior to the start of the program, a brass prelude was provided by the Birdie and Carol Harris School of Performing Arts with Kevin Linder as director.

Care Center board holds discussion on assisted living project

By Dodie Hook

The Akron Care Center board held a special meeting Nov. 28 at Rexwinkel Funeral Home to discuss the assisted living project. Since an action item was not on the agenda, the board could not take official action but just have a discussion.

Westerners overcome obstacles to cap successful season

By Greg Bates, Contributing writer

Everything seemed to be stacked against the Akron-Westfield football team this season.

Preliminary election results are in 

By Karl Jones, Contributing writer

Last Tuesday voters took to the poles to decide a wide variety of important elected positions in the area. While the totals have not been officially declared, we do have the preliminary numbers which will give us a good idea of how various candidates did.

Board of Supervisors edits turbine policy 

By Karl Jones
Contributing writer

On October 24, the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors approved a new revision for the county’s zoning ordinance.

The new ordinance will require that a setback equal to three and a half time the apex of wind turbines within the county. While early attempt to install solar and wind plants is still going on, the board wants to make the setback for a tower between 550 and 600 feet and make the setback, 1925 and 2100 feet setback

Akron Area Chamber of Commerce announces numerous events and promotions for the Holidays

By Karl Jones, Contributing Writer

Earlier this month, the Akron Area Chamber of Commerce released information on several events and promotions that will be taking place through the end of the year. With businesses and organizations that are members of the Chamber offering programs with the goal to encourage shopping local, and raising awareness of community organizations and projects, the highlight of the announcement would be the return of Christmas events.

Akron Hometowner Looking for New Editor

By: Chris C. Nelson, Publisher/Owner

The Akron Hometowner is looking for a motivated individual, passionate about local news and the city of Akron.

The publication is owned by Nelson Media Company. It’s been without an editor since Julie Ann Madden retired shortly after the NMC purchase.

Community Foundation distributes grants

The Community Foundation of Greater Plymouth County recently disbursed a total of $139,875 in grants to many organizations in the county including four from Akron.

Recipients from Akron 

Janel Pearson Receives The Gold Award

Janel Pearson Receives The Gold Award

A Testament to Dedication and Community

By Jennifer Wendel

Janel Pearson, a prominent REALTOR® with NextHome Tristate Realty, has been honored with The Gold Award, a prestigious recognition that symbolizes excellence in the world of real estate. This award not only celebrates her outstanding work but also sheds light on what makes this award and her journey in real estate truly remarkable.

Immanuel Lutheran Church holds confirmation 

Immanuel Lutheran Church holds confirmation 

Akron is invaded on Halloween

It was a chilly night Oct. 31 but that didn’t stop all the interesting characters who invaded Akron from walking down Reed St. They all came for the annual Akron Area Chamber of Commerce’s Halloween Parade led by Akron’s police chief, Bill Young. Following the parade, participants visited almost 20 trunks during Trunk or Treat and then went to residences for trick or treating. Oh what a night!


New Horizons donates to Lions Club

Almost 18 years ago, New Horizons United Church of Christ was founded as a mission based church.  Pastor Steve Jewett proposed the concept of sharing ten percent of the net proceeds from our four fundraisers with local organizations. Through the community's attendance, its support of New Horizons, our church should reciprocate. The idea was readily accepted!

95 years young!

95 years young!

Friendship & Service Club distributes funds

Friendship & Service Club distributes funds

The GFWC Friendship & Service Club of Akron recently disbursed some funds from proceeds of the Scarecrow Festival to four groups at Akron-Westfield. Groups receiving funds were: National  History Day, $300; A-W Dance Team, $300; A-W FFA $300; and A-W Music Department $150.

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