Community News

  • Elks Lodge donates $2,000 to the Share A Toy Program

    The Red Oak Elks Lodge # 1304 held its Fourth Annual Baked Goods and Craft Auction on Friday, Dec. 12, 2010.

    Proceeds from the auction were donated to the Vincent Else Share A Toy program, the Elks National Foundation and West Central Community Action.  Samantha and the Elks Lodge have raised over $9,500 through the auction for the community and Elks programs since its start.

  • Mallory Wookey, 10, raises over $200 for Toys for Tots

    Mallory Wookey, 10, of Stanton, raised over $200 to buy gifts for other children whose family’s situations might need some extra help this year.

     Since November, Mallory has baked pies, painted fingernails, raked leaves and offered to do a few other odd jobs to earn money for last week’s shopping trip. She added her purchases to the Toys for Tots boxes at Fareway in Red Oak, hoping she had bought just the things that would bring smiles to several boys and girls on Christmas morning. Mallory is the daughter of Jake and Mindy Wookey of Stanton.

  • Montgomery County YMCA 2011 Live Healthy Iowa Program

    The Montgomery County Family YMCA announced it will once again be coordinating a Montgomery County team competition for the 2011 Live Healthy Iowa (LHI) Program. Cooperative partners for the 2011 program are once again the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital and the Red Oak HyVee.
    The 2011 LHI is a statewide, Web-based 100 Day Challenge (Jan. 20 – April 29) that encourages teams and participants to make small, realistic changes in diet and physical activity habits that will last a lifetime.

  • Grant reminder for non-profit organizations in Mo. County, $98,000 available

    Sherry Carrick, CPA, Chair of the Montgomery County Community Foundation, in partnership with the Red Oak Heritage Foundation, reminds Montgomery County nonprofit organizations that grant applications are due no later than Feb. 1, 2011.  
    The Montgomery County form is publicly available at this address:  http://www.tfaforms.com/186737.  

  • December YMCA Soupfest

    On Dec. 9 the Montgomery County Family YMCA held its December Soupfest at 11:30 am.  
    There was entertainment by the very talented Minnesingers and their Director Tim Marsden from the Red Oak Community School.  
    They sang several Christmas songs and finished with their famous rendition of “Fruit Cake.”  
    The January Soupfest will be Jan. 14, 2011 with the Red Oak Middle School Jazz Band performing.

  • Officer Andrew Jennings graduates

    Johnston - The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy is proud to announce that Officer Andrew Jennings with the Red Oak Police Department is a recent graduate of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy’s 237th Basic Level 1 Training School.
    The graduation ceremony took place on Dec. 17, 2010.

  • City of Red Oak recruiting volunteers for commissions, boards

    RED OAK — The City of Red Oak has several volunteer positions on City appointed Boards or Commissions available.  
    Anyone interested in serving should stop by Red Oak City Hall, 601 N 6th Street and pick up an application.  
    The City is attempting to make all Boards and Commissions gender balanced by 2012, per Iowa's House File243.  
    All interested individuals are asked to have their completed application returned to Red Oak City Hall, 601 N 6th Street by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010.  

  • Extension office offers tips for dealing with snow and ice

    Harrison Co. Ext. Coord.
    Ice and snow in Iowa happens, but our response to it with de-icing and traction-assisting materials can take several routes, and each has considerations to weigh.
    The biggest issues are effective melting, cost and environmental consequences-both to your lawn and landscape plants and in runoff to water resources farther down the watershed.

  • Houghton round table donation

    Nick Zimmer, YMCA Executive Director of the Montgomery County Family YMCA announced the 2011 YMCA’s Gold Sponsorship to the YMCA’s Round Table Sponsorship program with Houghton State Bank of Red Oak.

  • Pamida kicks off Holiday donation events

    Many families and individuals in communities that Pamida serves continue to face economic hardships this holiday season. In the spirit of giving, the Pamida Foundation is pleased to announce that it is, once again, making an annual donation to a food bank in each community and holding in-store events to help local food banks stock their shelves for those in need.