Community News

  • Red Oak hosts national YMCA conference

    RED OAK — The North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO) held their annual Fall Council Meeting at the Red Coach Inn and Restaurant last week.
    The meeting, which took place Nov. 7-9, came together courtesy of Montgomery County Family YMCA Executive Director Nick Zimmer, who is also on the Council
    “It was an honor to get to bring this here,” Zimmer said.

  • Carpe Diem String Quartet performing at PAC

    RED OAK — The Wilson Performing Arts Center is hosting a performance by Carpe Diem, a string quartet, Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
    According to a press release, Carpe Diem, in residence at Ohio Wesleyan University, is an exciting ensemble that has captured the imagination of audiences, the respect of critics, and is one of the most versatile quartets of their generation.
    Carpe Diem has earned critical acclaim with innovative programming, electrifying performances, and a passion for audience engagement.

  • Cub Scout outdoor day

    SHENANDOAH– Trailblazer District of Mid-America Council of Boy Scouts held an Outdoor Sporting day for Cub Scouts at Pioneer Park.   The boys and siblings learned how to safely shoot BB guns and archery. 


  • “Into The Woods” performance at Shenandoah High School

    Shenandoah High School will be performing “Into The Woods” as their fall musical on Nov. 12, 13 at 7 p.m., and on Nov. 14 at 2 p.m., with a ticket price of $6 for adults, and $4 for students.  
    “Into The Woods” is a popular musical that includes the stories of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel, led by a Baker and his wife that learn the morals of each of these stories in combination with each other.  

  • Healthy meals in a hurry

    “Healthy Meals in a Hurry, a program featuring time and cost saving, nutritious meals will be held on Thursday evening, Dec. 2nd at the US Bank Building in Red Oak from 5:30 to 7 p.m..
    Barb Fuller, ISU Nutrition and Health Program Specialist, will conduct the class.  Learn how to save time, cut costs and have nutritious meals with “eat now and eat later” cooking.  Cook once every two weeks.
    Tips and recipes for 14 meals under $1 per main dish per person will be featured.

  • Villisca Veterans Day events

    On Nov. 11 the Villisca Senior Class will be hosting their annual Veterans Day Program in the high school gym at 10am. This years program will include a video, performances by junior high and high school choir, band and a one act play “We’ll Meet Again”, written by Melissa Osborn and Sawyer Johannes performed by the senior drama students. The play will be performed again on Thursday and Friday evening in the high school gym at 7 p.m. Additional performances will be held at the Villisca Good Samaritan Center and Corning Nursing Home.

  • Lutfisk Supper, slated for Nov. 20

    The Stanton Historical Society will host its 16th annual Lutfisk Supper on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 5-7 p.m. The feast begins with appetizers at the Swedish Heritage Center, 410 Hilltop Ave. in Stanton. There will be Swedish meatballs, herring, cheese, crisp bread, lingonberry jam, and “glogg” (Swedish spiced punch).
    From there, diners proceed the the Stanton Senior Center, 325 Broad Ave.

  • MCMH Auxiliary Prepares for Christmas Preview, Nov. 12

    The Christmas Preview by the Lemon Tree gift shop is a holiday tradition at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. 

    The shop is full of sparkle which will overflow into the MCMH Convention Center on Nov. 12, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    “New things are still arriving,” said Auxiliary co-president Carol Sparr.  “There are unusual gifts and holiday decor, toys and stocking stuffers, ready for shopping and browsing.  We willl have our traditional cookie walk.  Coffee, punch and cookies will be served.”

  • Rental rehabilitation offered

    Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO) received funding to provide rehabilitation of rental properties in Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie (excluding Council Bluffs), and Shelby Counties.

  • 2010 Veterans Day Program at Griswold Community Schools

    The community is cordially invited to attend a Veterans Appreciation Program at the middle school/ high school auditorium on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. All area Veterans, spouses, family members of those who are currently serving, and families of deceased Veterans will be honored. After the program a dessert bar will be held in the cafeteria for everyone.