Community News

  • Six and Overton

    Together with their parents, Jenni Six and Harrison Overton are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. 

    Jenni is the daughter of Michael Six of Des Moines and Marjorie Murphy Albertsen of Grimes.  Harrison is the son of Hale and Kelly Overton of Des Moines.
    Jenni and Harrison are employed by Wells Fargo.  The couple will be married this September in Des Moines.
    Red Oak relatives are: grandparents Nancy and the late Thomas D. Murphy, great aunt Helen Murphy and aunt Marilyn Murphy.

  • American Cancer Society starts annual Daffodil Days fundraiser locally

    RED OAK — The American Cancer Society offers a unique way to acknowledge special people in your life while making a difference in the fight against cancer through its Daffodil Days program.

    Bouquets of fresh-cut daffodils will again be available for a donation of $10, the 2011 Boyd’s Bear Live N. Hope & a Bunch are $25 and the Dainty Daffodil Plants are $15.

  • Funds raised for Jackson Fisher

    “Diane Shipley, Adams-Montgomery Thrivent  congregational coordinator, presents a check for $5,805 to Tyler Fisher, the father of Jackson Fisher, following the benefit supper on Dec. 5 at Villisca sponsored by Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Jackson is now home with his parents.

  • MCMH Benefit Ball to be held April 9

    The 2011 Benefit Ball sponsored by the Auxiliary of Montgomery County Memorial Hospital will be April 9 at Red Coach Inn, co-chairs Karen Blue and Carol Sparr have announced.
    The Auxiliary’s current project is  a two-year pledge toward development of the Serenity Garden at MCMH.

  • More Montgomery County residents expected to call Quitline Iowa

    If a statewide study of tobacco use is any indication, the vast majority of Iowa smokers in Taylor County want to quit. Thanks to a new campaign from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), 2011 might just be the year tobacco users in Montgomery County beat their addiction to tobacco.

  • Cub Scout Bridging ceremony held Dec. 20

    SHENANDOAH – Four local Cub Scouts recently “graduated” from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts.   The bridging ceremony was held Dec. 20 during the monthly Pack meeting at the First Methodist church.  

  • January is Radon Action Month

  • “Troop 2 Troop” cookie project starts

    By Julie Ehlers

  • Roundup at Pamida benefits MCAR shelter

    By Jan Black

    If you purchase items between Jan. 5 and Jan. 19 at the Pamida store in Red Oak you will have an opportunity to support the goals of the Montgomery County Animal Rescue and Shelter.  
    When checking out, you can round up your total purchases to the next whole dollar and those proceeds will go to MCARS.  All proceeds will be used to fund the Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) which benefits animals in Montgomery County and the surrounding Counties of Adams, Cass, Fremont, Mills and Page.

  • P.E.O. Chapter HB Donation

    Local P.E.O. Chapter HB recently sold fresh greenery from Sherwood Forest Farms near Seattle, Wash.

    The membership decided to donate proceeds from the greenery sales combined with our chapter
    Christmas collection to Nishna Productions for use on their building fund project. Alice Artherholt, Alturistic chairman presented a check for $950 to Nishna Productions director Sherri Clark.