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Community News

  • Turkey distributions

    The Southwest Iowa Scattered Toms Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and it’s dedicated volunteer members and hunters presented turkeys to families for Thanksgiving. 

    Helping distribute the turkeys is Stanley Dunn and David Agnew from SW Iowa Scattered Toms and Sonia Jackson from the Montgomery County General Assistance office.

  • Santa’s Children on the move

  • YMCA hires Red Oak native

    The Montgomery County Family YMCA is announced the hiring of Elizabeth Montgomery-Moore.
    Elizabeth Montgomery-Moore a native of Red Oak, is joining the YMCA team as the Customer Service/ Membership - Marketing Director/ Office Manager.  Elizabeth graduated from (formally) Nishna Valley High School and Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, with a degree in Paralegal Studies.  

  • Craig, Y.E.S. Mentoring Program Coordinator

    In September 2010 Peggy Craig accepted the position as the Y.E.S. Mentoring Program Coordinator.

    Y.E.S. which stands for Youth Experiencing Success has been active since 2007 in Red Oak. It is a nonprofit organization managed by a Community Advisory Board made up of business members, service organization members and school employees.

  • Grant donations top $500K in 10 years

    With the fall donations, the Montgomery County Community Foundation topped the $500,000 mark in grants given in the last 10 years.

    On Nov. 18, Foundation representatives distributed $17,000 in grants. The largest amount was $5,000 given to Nishna Productions Inc. for the Vocational Training Center  Project in Red Oak. Nishna Productions Inc. has been working at raising funds for the Vocational Training Center.

  • Pella Rolscreen Foundation awards $10,000 to Nishna Productions, Inc.

    Pella Corporation in Shenandoah is a leading manufacturer of outstanding windows and doors.  The company has taken an active role with Nishna Productions, Inc. and in the enrichment of the lives of people with disabilities for several years.  They have provided wonderful vocational opportunities to people with disabilities through their work contract partnerships with Nishna Productions, Inc.  These contracts have given individuals with disabilities a chance to earn a wage and become  contributing members of their communities.

  • Funderburk wins Best of Show

    AMES — Seven students from Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota took top honors in the 31st Art and Design Annual Juried Student Exhibition now on view in Gallery 181 at the Iowa State University College of Design.

    The exhibition, which runs through noon on Dec. 2, showcases 62 creative artworks by 50 Iowa State students majoring in art and design, graphic design, integrated studio arts and interior design.

  • “Holiday Mail for Heroes” delivering to U.S. Military Members and veterans

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - For a fourth year, the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. are teaming up to deliver holiday cards to service members, their families and veterans, many of whom will be far from home this holiday season.  The Holiday Mail for Heroes program provides Americans with the opportunity to send holiday greetings and a note of thanks to our men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.  

  • CRHC EMS offers “Home for the Holidays” program

    CLARINDA - The Clarinda Regional Health Center (CRHC) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) department is offering its “Home for the Holidays” service again this Thanksgiving and Christmas season to help bedfast residents of a care facility to attend a family gathering. The CRHC EMS crew will transport a resident to and from a family gathering free of charge.
    This program is being offered from Nov. 24 through Dec. 26 and is limited to a transportation distance of approximately 20 miles from Clarinda.

  • Thanksgiving events in Villisca, Nov. 25 & 28

    The 18th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at the Villisca Community Center on Nov. 25 beginning at 11:30 a.m.  There is no charge for this meal, but donations will be accepted. Everyone is welcome to come, bring your family and guests, and enjoy a great meal and good times with the Advent Christian Church.
    On Nov. 28, at 5 p.m., there will be a program of Christmas carols, hot chocolate and cookies at the Rialto Theater, sponsored by the Advent Christian Church.