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Community News

  • The All American t-shirt contest selects final winner
  • Independence Day

    Malvern is hosting an old-fashioned Independence Day, Saturday, July 2.

    Events include a parade, picnic, fishing contest, scavenger hunt, ice cream social, carnival, pool party, and d.j. The evening will end with the “Fantastic Fireworks” display at 10 p.m.

    For more information and/or schedule of events visit www.malvernia.com

  • Red Oak area schools announce Honor Rolls

    High School High Honor Roll:

    9th Grade, Christopher Allison, Margaret Bennett, Blake Bergren, Angelica Cerda, Ellen Fellers, Evan Mellott, Claudia Parris, Austin Streicher and Iris Tena;

    10th Grade, Bailey Akers, Brandy Childers, Kaitlyn Danick, Margo Elarton, Danielle Gilliland, Bevin Griffen, Kris Hardy, Maddie Holmgren, Tanner Johnson, Dustin Jones, Jeannie Kort, Nick Leinen, Courtney Marsden, Carl Mertz, Maranda Myers, Ashley Peterson, Sydney Sallach, Geoff Sellers, Shelby Storesund, Bryce Uhlenberg, Pete Walker and Eva Woods;

  • Local students named to Dean’s Lists

    Area students from several colleges have been named to Dean’s Lists for Spring 2011.

    Graceland University in Lamoni has named Lauren Clark, of Red Oak, to the Dean's List for the Spring 2011 semester.

    The Dean's List is reserved for students with a grade point average (GPA) between 3.25 and 3.64.

    Buena Vista University in Storm Lake named Andrew Soden and Arinda Abbuhl, of Red Oak, to the Dean’s List.

    Students named to the Dean’s List must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and at least 12 hours of course work.

  • Morningside Announces Scholars

    Krystal Shearer, of Emerson, and Garrett Allen, of Red Oak, have been named Demitt Scholars at Morningside Colliege in Sioux City.

    Scholars must be full time students who have completed at least 45 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 - 3.75.

    The award is named for the late Lillian Dimmitt, teacher and administrator.

  • IWCC Announces Honor Roll

    Iowa Western Community College President's Honor Roll:

    - From Red Oak, Ranee Anderson, Jeremy Bartlett, Debra Blay, Ashley Bolte, Larissa Driver, Darin Goehring, John Govig, Lucas Orme, Jami Redel, Michael Richards, Rebecca Simons and Kaitlin Suchting;

    - From Elliott, Jessica Johnson;

    - From Emerson, Effie Armstrong, Theodore Dieckmann and Makayla Larsen;

    - From Essex, Chase Heinold, Tyler Johnson, Candi Maher, Ashle Ross, Dylan Ross, Gabrielle Tuck and Emily Wenstrand;

    - From Hastings, Kristina Chilton;

  • Area students graduate from Morningside College

    Two area students received their bachelor degrees from Morningside College in Sioux City during the recent commencement ceremonies.

    Garrett Allen, of Red Oak, received his Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in mathematics and physics. Garrett is the son of Bob and Maurine Allen.

    Krystal Shearer, of Emerson, received her Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in english. Krystal is the daughter of Robert Shearer.

  • SWIM fundraiser leads to overflow of donated goods

    Southwest Iowa Ministries (SWIM) challenged their congregations to donate 1,000 cans of tuna and other non-perishable items recently.

    Not only did SWIM meet this goal, but overwhelmed it, receiving 2,130 cans of tuna. Other items collected totaled 2,948 in addition to the tuna, as well as $587.50 in funds.

    All donations went to food pantries in Clarinda, Corning, Red Oak, Shenandoah, Stanton and Villisca.

  • Secret Shoppers continue to find Junction Days winners
  • Chapter HB of Red Oak P.E.O. honors longtime members