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Akron-Westfield School Board candidates want your vote

By: Chris C. Nelson, Publisher/Owner

Familiar faces are asking for your vote this Election Day.
There are school board positions open for the Akron-Westfield School District, and those who held the role before are hoping to represent once again.

Nick Mathistad, current At Large representative, Cory Tucker, District 4 representative, Kaylene Hawksin, District 5 representative, and Deb Jordt, District 6 representative, are running.

An empty ballot? Akron’s mayoral election sees no names on ballot

An empty ballot?
Akron’s mayoral election sees no names on ballot

By Karl Jones

With the local elections right around the corner, several questions remain about who will be serving as Akron’s mayor during the next term.

Westfield elections right around the corner

By Karl Jones, Contributing Writer

On November 7, the local elections for the city of Westfield will be held.

This year Jenny Hartman-Mendoza is running for the position of mayor. Hartman-Mendoza is running uncontested, and is likely to be elected for another term unless someone is able to conduct a successful write-in campaign.

Board of Supervisors approve new radio system

By Karl Jones, Contributing Writer

On October 10, the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of a new radio system for the Secondary Roads Department.

Westfield Congregational Church holds annual Harvest Supper

Westfield Congregational Church holds annual Harvest Supper

By Dodie Hook

 Connie Blake honored by IBA for 50 Years of Service      

Connie Blake of Security National Bank of Akron was recently honored by the Iowa Bankers Association for more than 50 years of service at a bank. The award was presented to Blake during the IBA Annual Convention on Monday, Sept. 18, in Des Moines. Blake was one of 22 individuals recognized for reaching the 50-year service milestone.

Akron Lions hold annual Omelet Breakfast

By Dodie Hook

Cross off another great Omelet Breakfast for the Akron Lions Club. The annual breakfast was held Oct. 28 at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall in Akron. The large crowd enjoyed building their own omelet complete with a cinnamon roll and beverage. Proceeds from the breakfast are used for scholarships, Iowa KidSight Eye Screening Program, and many other local, state, and international needs.

Akron-Westfield Community School District maintains positive outlook despite growing hiring challenges 

By: Chris C. Nelson, Publisher/Owner 

Unemployment rates are low and businesses everywhere are competing for skilled workers. Combine that competitive job market with fewer people choosing to go into the education career field, and it’s a potential problem with an elusive solution. 

Firefighter visits Akron Children’s Center

By: Akron Hometowner Staff

Fall colors come alive in Akron

By Dodie Hook

Whether in town or in the country, the fall colors are proudly displayed everywhere. Look around and take in the beauty of nature. The trees have enjoyed the above normal temperatures this week, but it looks like cooler temperatures are on the way.


Akron Care Center audit released

Recently Williams & Company, P.C. released an audit report on Akron Care Center, Inc., Akron, Iowa.

Akron Farmers market draws to a close

The 2023 season of the Akron Area Farmers Market saw growth in vendor numbers and attendees -- despite several nights of 100-plus heat index warnings. Throughout the season there were more than 35 vendors who sold their wares.

The Board of Directors thanks the community for support of the market and its programs.

Akron Opera House receives donation from KCs

By: Akron Hometowner Staff

The Akron Opera House recently received a $500 donation from the St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus Council #12448. Funds will go towards the Opera House restoration and renovation fund and be used toward the replacement of the opera house roof. Completion of the roof project is scheduled for late 2023 or early 2024, pending contractor timing. 

County auxiliary donates to suicide hotline

By: Akron Hometowner Staff

Union County Electric awarded Business of Year

By: Akron Hometowner Staffer

Wesley Methodist Church shares summer tithes

Wesley United Methodist Church distributed summer tithes to several organizations.

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