Community News

  • 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.        

  • 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.