Community News

  • Red Oak businesses merge to form Promotional Concepts

    RED OAK  — Two local businesses have merged, hoping to continue the tradition of a former legendary Red Oak company.
    In announcing the formation of the new business, owners Bill Boeye and Mike Lamb stated they want to “keep in the proud Red Oak tradition as the birth place of the art calendar and the Thomas D. Murphy Company.”

  • American Red Cross urges Southwest Iowa residents to get ready for winter

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — With heavy snow predicted for Iowa this winter, the American Red Cross recommends taking a few steps that will help local residents stay safe despite the winter weather.

  • The “Flower of Remembrance”

    By Sandy Hanna

    On Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 Ladies VFW Auxiliary from Darwin Merritt Post 2265 distributed Buddy Poppies at different places here in Red Oak. What a better way to help our veterans in the community than by distributing this little flower of remembrance. We encourage everyone and get a Buddy Poppy to help honor the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Nishna Production honors volunteers

    Nishna Productions, Inc. will be hosting a Shenandoah Chamber and Industry Association coffee on Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. in the Delmonico Room of the Shenandoah Historical Society Building located at 100 Maple Street.  NPI will be honoring individuals who served as volunteers to the agency in the year 2010.
    Volunteers provide an invaluable friendship link for people with disabilities that no other program or service provides.  
    Sherri Clark, Executive Director, Nishna Productions, Inc. extends an invitation for the entire community to attend the coffee.

  • Discovery prevents symptoms of rare genetic disorder

    AMES — A new study offers hope for children born with a rare genetic disease, according to a paper published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Cub master shaves his head as payoff

    Pack 218 of Shenandoah Cub master Duane Schierkolk made a deal with his Pack of 41 boys that if they sold $25,000 in popcorn this year he would shave his head. This figure was $7,000 above any previous sales so he thought his hair was safe.   
    The boys sold a total of $25, 743. Dec. 6 will be the payoff date.  Duane will have his head shaved by Casey Broyles of Heart and Soul Salon in Shenandoah.
    As a part of the incentives to challenge the boys, any boy who sells $600 or more will be allowed to unload a squirt gun at the cub master.

  • YMCA’s Volunteers of the Month

    YMCA announced it’s Volunteers of the Month for November are the volunteers that helped with the 16th Annual Thanksgiving Day “Turkey Trot” Run/Walk held on Nov. 25.

  • Iowa retailers, wholesalers to remove alcoholic energy drinks

    On Nov. 17, 2010, the Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) issued a letter of warning to manufacturers of alcoholic beverages containing added caffeine, which stated the products are adulterated under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
    The FDA provided manufacturers with 15 days to bring products into compliance or withdraw them from distribution. Some of the affected products in Iowa include Four Loko and Joose.

  • ISU Extension officials tout benefits of buying local trees

    AMES — Buying local often means buying locally grown food, but in December it also can mean buying a Christmas tree from a local grower. Christmas trees are grown in Iowa and all 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii.

  • Dr. Catherine Wolff, Fellowship honors

    Dr. Catherine Wolff was honored on Oct. 24, 2010, by the American College of Osteopathic Internists with the designation of Fellow in a ceremony in San Francisco, Calif.

    Fellowship is a designation given to recognize ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine.
    The college recognizes a fellowship as a mark of distinction and states that this honor indicates a doctor has made and continues to make special efforts to be a better doctor.