Community News

  • ROCIA searches for booth staffers for the County Fair

    As in previous years, the Red Oak Chamber and Industry Association will be hosting a booth during the Montgomery County Fair.

    This year they are seeking volunteers to man the booth from Wednesday, July 20 through Saturday, July 23.

    As a benefit, the Association is allowing the option for volunteers to promote their own business and/or organization during their allotted time.

    Fair booth times still needing staffed are as follows:

    - July 20, Noon - 2 p.m., 2-4 p.m., 4-6 p.m., and 6-9 p.m.

    - July 21, 1-3 p.m., 3-5 p.m., and 7-9 p.m.

  • Montgomery County hosts Children’s Pet Show

    The annual County Fair Children’s Pet Show will take place Sunday, July 24, at Noon, in the show arena at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

    Children ages nine and under may enter up to three different pets, but only one pet per category (i.e. one dog, one cat and one bird.)

    Large farm animals are not allowed.

    Please bring pets on a leash or in a cage.

    Examples of classes include:

    - longest tail dog

    - longest hair cat

    - most colorful fish

    - ugliest reptile

  • Fairbooks are now available

    Open Class Fairbooks for the 2011 Montgomery County Fair are now available at the Montgomery County Extension Office.

    Open class is for all residents of Montgomery County and adjacent counties.

    Divisions include arts and crafts, gardening, photography, flowers and baking.

    For more information contact Bill Drey, Montgomery County Extension Education Director, at 400 Bridge Street, Suite 2, Red Oak, 623-2592, or email him at drey@iastate.edu

    Extension Programs are available to all .

  • Hanna graduates from Buena Vista University

    Sebastian Hanna, of Red Oak, received a BA degree in accounting from Buena Vista University Graduate and Professional Studies in Council Bluffs.

  • Local church calls for aid to flood victims in Hamburg

    As floods threaten communities throughout Southwest Iowa, one local church is stepping out to help.

    Red Oak Church of the Nazarene is hosting “A Day of Hope,” July 2, at 1 p.m. in Hamburg.

    The event is planned to be a family fun day, offering comfort and support to the community of Hamburg. But help is still needed to bring the event together.

    Items needed include picnic foods, games for kids and families, volunteers and monetary donations.

  • Mackey chosen for American Legion Auxiliary Girls State

    Crystal Mackey, of Stanton, was selected by Unit 406 to attend the annual session of the Iowa American Legion Auxiliary Girls State, June 19-24, on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames.

    Iowa Girls State citizens set up their own City, County and State governments and administer them according to the laws of Iowa. They also participate in legislative sessions, campaigning, party rallies, debating and voting and have opportunity to obtain deeper knowledge of parliamentary procedure.

  • Chastain named to Dean’s List

    Missouri Western State University has named Ashley Nicole Chastain, of Red Oak, to the Spring 2011 Dean’s Honor Roll List.

    Students selected for the Dean’s Honor Roll must have carried 12 credit hours or more and have a grade point average of at least 3.5.

  • 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;