Rolfes comfortable in new role in Akron

Rolfes comfortable in new role in Akron

May 31, 2017 Former water/wastewater operator now serving as city administrator Dan Rolfes is a familiar face in the small community of Akron, Iowa. “I was born and raised here, and I’ve never Read More
Low interest financing available

Low interest financing available

November 2, 2016 HELP Fund receives $1 million in IRP funds for business development projects When Chubs Country Store in Akron, Iowa had its soft opening Friday, September 2, the response was anything Read More
City finds success with main street spec building

City finds success with main street spec building

September 1, 2016 Officials in Akron, Iowa have long considered the possibility of a spec building in their community. It wasn’t until Akron native, former city council member and entrepreneur John Lucken stepped Read More
Akron ripe with aronia berry business

Akron ripe with aronia berry business

September 1, 2016 The old saying goes “There’s something in the water,” but in Akron, Iowa, there’s something in the juice: aronia berries. The city has become the unofficial aronia berry capital of Read More
Customers upgrade lighting, earn grants

Customers upgrade lighting, earn grants

June 30, 2016 Eight Heartland customers were recently awarded energy efficiency grants for upgrading lighting. The cities of Groton, Colman and Bryant, SD and Akron, IA earned grants for upgrading high pressure sodium Read More
New convenience store in Akron to fill need, draw traffic

New convenience store in Akron to fill need, draw traffic

February 1, 2016 City officials in Akron are making preparations for a new convenience store to help draw visitors to its business district. The city purchased two adjacent lots near the downtown entrance Read More
DEED awards funding to IAMU projects

DEED awards funding to IAMU projects

October 7, 2015 This post originally appeared on The Informer on October 6, 2015. At its fall meeting, the board of directors of the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Demonstration of Energy and Read More
Horton recognized for outstanding service in Akron

Horton recognized for outstanding service in Akron

October 5, 2015 Gary Horton is the inaugural recipient of Heartland’s Distinguished Service Award, created to recognize exceptional employees at Heartland customer utilities. Horton serves as city administrator for Akron, Iowa and has Read More