Community News

  • 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;

  • 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;