Jesus (Chuy) Flores was appointed to serve the citizens of Ackley during the Feb. 12 council meeting. Flores was one of two individuals submitting letters of interest in the seat which became open with the election of Patricia Daggs as Mayor of the city. Flores will complete the final two ye… Read more

The Ackley World Journal and Iowa Falls Times Citizen, which are both owned by the Iowa Falls-based Times Citizen Communications, collected more than 30 awards at the Iowa Newspaper Association and Foundation’s annual banquet held Friday, Feb. 7 in Des Moines. Read more

A post on social media has Ackley residents concerned that the local grocery store, Ackley Super Foods, might be next on the list of closures for store owner Nick Graham. Graham has closed his stores in Rockwell City, Jewell, Manson, Gowrie and Manning within the past few months, leaving onl… Read more


Trey Lashbrook took the sting out of an otherwise rough day for AGWSR Saturday. Wrestling in a Class 1A Section at Nashua, the junior cruised to the 120-pound title as the only Cougar District… Read more

There wasn’t supposed to be much drama in Friday’s North Iowa Cedar League-West closer between the AGWSR Cougars and Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebels in Ackley. The host girls had already beaten G-R … Read more

The last time the AGWSR Cougars and Grundy Center Spartans played, the girls’ game was decided by five points, the boys by one. That was back on Jan. 7 in Ackley. Neither game was that close T… Read more

The South Hardin Tigers and AGWSR Cougars both had a lot on the line when they met last Monday in Ackley. The SH boys were looking to lock up a share of the North Iowa Cedar League-West title,… Read more


“Movies in the Park” has been a great and fun addition to our community in the past three years. Nearly a thousand kids and their families have enjoyed this unique experience! Read more