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Community News

  • YMCA February Volunteers of the month

    The Montgomery County Family YMCA announced that they will now be providing six Corn Hole Boards so that youth and families will be able to play this fun-filled game. 

    The YMCA is hopeful about soon introducing them at camps, the Wednesday After School program, organized leagues, and tournaments, etc.  

  • “Footloose” the musical, March 3-6

    By Tim Marsden
    One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. 

  • Ducks Unlimited banquet to be held this Saturday

    RED OAK — The Montgomery County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its 26th annual membership/fundraising banquet on Saturday, March 5 at the Red Coach Inn in Red Oak.

    Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for raffles and games, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and then silent and live auctions.

    This year’s banquet will feature several art works by Terry Redlin and Larry Zach.

    Ducks Unlimited mission is to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for the North American waterfowl.

  • Relay for Life Captain’s Kickoff, March 16

    Relay for Life Captain’s Kickoff will be held March 16 at 6 p.m. at the Red Oak Eagles Club at 200 E. Washington St. in Red Oak.
    Soup and Sandwich supper courtesy of the Eagles. Door prizes with a grand prize of a nights stay at the Red Coach Inn donated by Val Scroggs.
    If the team captain is unable to attend, please send a substitute in their place.  Captains team packets and additional information will be available.

  • Daffodil Day delivery postponed indefinitely

    RED OAK — Delivery of this year’s daffodils for the annual American Cancer Society Daffodil Days has been postponed.
    Montgomery County ACS Daffodil Day Chair Sara DeMarce was informed Feb. 28 the flowers would not be available for their scheduled March 7 pick-up.
    Check in next week’s Red Oak Express, or listen to KCSI, for further information on availability.
    Anyone with questions can call DeMarce at 623-3177.

  • Greenfield earns Navy Achievement Medal

    Capt. Jeremy Greenfield, USMC, started his second deployment Jan. 13. 

  • “Sisterhood of the Traveling Red Dress” visits Red Oak

    Eight red dresses made a week-long journey to educate women in Southwest Iowa about heart health in February. During National Women’s Heart Week Feb. 1–7, the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Red Dress” promoted women’s heart health in Fremont, Montgomery, Page, and Taylor Counties.

    The “Sisterhood of the Traveling Dress” visited Pizza Ranch, Southwestern Community College and HyVee in Red Oak the first week in February.

  • The John Morgan Orchestra is swinging into Red Oak for an evening of Big Band classics

    John Morgan, saxophonist, received his Bachelor of Music Education and Master’s degrees from Drake University. He has studied with Nathen Jones (Michigan/Drake), Paul Brodie in Ontario and Frederick Hemke of Northwestern University.
    He is an active performer and recitalist throughout Iowa, Iowa All-State clinician and adjudicator, free lance studio musician, orchestrator, arranger and autographist. He is a former faculty member of Graceland University and Southwestern Community College.

  • Cole A. Bumsted

    Cole A. Bumsted, son of Justin Bumsted of Papillion, Neb. and Colleen Greenfield of Villisca and grandson of Gloria Jones of Villisca has recently graduated from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. 

  • Sister’s donate hair to Locks of Love

    Stanton sisters, Emily and Ella Peterson each donated 11” of hair and donated it to Locks of Love.

    This is Emily’s second time donating hair. When in 1st grade, she donated 10” of her hair to the group that makes wigs for cancer victims.