Community News

  • 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.

  • Girl Scout camp sold

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa announced Monday the sale of their Camp Neyati property, located 14 miles south of Council Bluffs.
    GSGI has owned the property since 1969, but has not used it since Oct. 1, 2010.
     Camp Neyati is made up of 280 acres of natural bluffs and a man-made lake. Who purchased the property and what the land will be used for in the future has not been disclosed as this time.

  • Good Samaritan Society Valentine’s King/Queen

    Good Samaritan Society - Red Oak held their Valentine’s Day Coronation on Feb. 14. 

    John Burke and Lois Kindig were honored to be named King and Queen.  Lois loves people and can often be seen visiting her neighbors.  Everyone really appreciates her bright smile and positive attitude.  John is known for his great sense of humor and cheerful attitude.  He frequently jokes with staff and other residents, making everyone’s day brighter.

  • 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.