Community News

  • Red Oak High announces 3rd Quarter Honors

    High Honor Roll (3.667 and above)

    9th grade: Christopher Allison, Margaret Bennett, Blake Bergren, Hayden Berry, Angelica Cerda, Ellen Fellers, Sabrina Guerra, Evan Mellott, Claudia Parris, Kylie Penleton, Erica Sherman, Austin Streicher.

  • YMCA holds annual Easter Coloring Contest

    The Montgomery County Family YMCA will once again sponsor an Easter coloring contest. 

    As in previous years there will be three age groups for the contest and prizes will be awarded to all three groups winners. Boys and girls ages 1-4 are one group, 5-7 age group and 8-10 age groups. Pick up your entry at the front desk at the YMCA. 

  • Red Oak Speech participates at State

    Red Oak High School Speech Team traveled to Glenwood on. March 12, with 19 students that competing in 28 events.

     At State there are three judges, so when the results are listed as "straight" ratings, that means all three judges gave them the same score.

  • Red Oak Speech performs at All-State Festival

    The Red Oak speech team has five students who were named to the Individual Speech All-State Festival.

    The Festival will take place on Monday, March 28 at UNI. Throughout the state of Iowa almost 9,000 students competed in District events.  There were only 464 named for All-State. 

    Red Oak students who performed  are: Kelsey Myers, Lit. Program; Katherine Jardon, Poetry; Sarah Hayes, Poetry; Stephanie Parris, Solo Musical and Ellen Fellers, Prose.

  • Red Oak Middle School announces quarterly honors

    Red Oak Middle School All A's for third quarter in 2010-2011.

    8th grade: Grace Blomstedt and Kate Walker.

    7th grade: Breann Berkey, Jessa Davis, Dylan Graber, Angela Mahoney, Maria Pendleton, Isabelle Perkins, Murphy Porter, Hannah Shalters and Alyssa Wilkins.

    6th grade: Ryker Connell, Carly Crouse, Samantha Dilocker, Sean Griffen, Christian Horn, Racel Mann, Dana Marsden, Dakota McMann, Weston Rolenc, Will West, Alexis Wingfield and Maia Woods.

  • “Into the Woods” to be previewed at Arts Center Sunday

    RED OAK — The Wilson Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce they will be presenting “Into the Woods” as the June musical this year.  
    Dates of the performances are June 17-19 & 24-26.

    Into the Woods is a musical written by James Lapine with music composed by Stephen Sondheim.  

  • Food pantry is now open

    First Baptist Church at 504 East Reed Street has recently opened a food pantry at the church here in Red Oak. The pantry is open  on Tuesday’s and Friday’s from one thru five p.m.

    For your convenience we request that you park in the post office parking lot and come in to the food pantry using the south door of the church.

  • Nominations sought for Lakin Teaching Award

    SHENANDOAH -- For the past three years, KMA and the Green Hills Area Education Agency have presented the Charles E. Lakin Outstanding Teacher Award. Two instructors within a 40 mile radius of Emerson -Lakin's hometown- receive the award each year for efforts in enticing students to come to school each day.

  • Bennett is Honored during National Conference

    Iowa's President Ann Bennett of Villisca, a member of Wesley R. Miller Auxiliary #8998, was honored during the National Mid-Year Conference of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, held Feb. 20-23, in San Diego, Calif.

  • Gravel Road Equine Opens

    CORNING — Corie England, DVM,  has opened Gravel Road Equine Ambulatory Service, LLC, also known  as GREAS, LLC, March 1,  an all equine ambulatory practice covering southwest  Iowa and northwest Mo.

    Dr. England is a graduate of Corning High School and Iowa State University where she received her Doctorate in Veterinary medicine Dr. England then completed an equine internship in New Hampshire and worked for an all equine practice in Pennsylvania for four years.