Community News

  • 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.        

  • January antlerless deer season licenses now on sale

    Licenses went on sale to residents on Dec. 15 for the Jan. 11 - 30, 2011, antlerless deer season.  Licenses will likely be available in 38 counties where the antlerless license quota has not been filled.  Nonresidents may begin purchasing January antlerless licenses on Jan. 11, 2011.

  • Early identification of three flu strains “very rare”

    The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced that three separate strains of influenza have already been identified in Iowa this flu season. Health officials say that the findings are unusual, but point out the vaccine currently available protects against all three strains.
    Accompanied by a jump in influenza cases in the last week, the findings are a clear indication that influenza season has started in Iowa.

  • Save Our Depot Inc. Christmas caroling party

    Save Our Depot, Inc. will be hosting a First Annual Christmas Caroling Party Sunday evening, Dec. 19 from 5-7 p.m. at the WWII Memorial Museum, 305 South 2nd St. in Red Oak. The entire community is invited to this free event.
    The “FUM” Band will be there for a command performance from 6-6:30 p.m., playing everyone’s favorite carols. Patsy Norris, well-known pianist about town, is accompanying the singing as well as the band,

  • Local artists teaching at SWCC

    Southwestern Community College’s spring schedule of classes will offer unique opportunities to learn from area artists during two of the college’s studio art courses.
    Joseph Lauer, an artist in residence at the Corning Center for the Fine Arts in Corning, will be teaching SWCC’s introduction to painting course Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 1:30-2:55 p.m. for the spring 2011 semester.  Lauer recently moved back from New York City where he received his master of fine arts degree in painting from The New York Academy of Art.