Community News

  • Roundup at Pamida benefits MCAR shelter

    By Jan Black

    If you purchase items between Jan. 5 and Jan. 19 at the Pamida store in Red Oak you will have an opportunity to support the goals of the Montgomery County Animal Rescue and Shelter.  
    When checking out, you can round up your total purchases to the next whole dollar and those proceeds will go to MCARS.  All proceeds will be used to fund the Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) which benefits animals in Montgomery County and the surrounding Counties of Adams, Cass, Fremont, Mills and Page.

  • P.E.O. Chapter HB Donation

    Local P.E.O. Chapter HB recently sold fresh greenery from Sherwood Forest Farms near Seattle, Wash.

    The membership decided to donate proceeds from the greenery sales combined with our chapter
    Christmas collection to Nishna Productions for use on their building fund project. Alice Artherholt, Alturistic chairman presented a check for $950 to Nishna Productions director Sherri Clark.

  • Red Oak Rehab employee award

    Red Oak Rehab and Care Center (RORCC) recognizes its employees who have excelled in their responsibilities and their ability to give our customers quality care with respect, dignity and kindness.
    Janice Tilton was awarded the Service That Applauds Red Oak (STAR)of the Quarter.  Janice serves as a certified Nursing Assistant and was nominated by her coworkers for the STAR award.  Janice received a STAR pin and certificate from Director of Nursing Stacey Baucom and $50 in Red Oak Chamber Bucks,

  • Lt. Jason Erickson named commander of local Civil Air Patrol Squadron

    RED OAK – Lt Jason Erickson assumed command Dec. 14 of the Civil Air Patrol’s Southwest Iowa Composite Squadron.
    Erickson, the squadron’s former deputy commander, now adds the title of commander to his vast list of accomplishments. 

  • Stanton Friends raise $1,306 for Viking Center

    Stanton Care Center announced their fundraising efforts for the Stanton Friends Committee, all money raised will go towards the building of the Viking Center, a multi-purpose facility to be built in Stanton which will house a wellness center, public library, preschool, and multi-purpose area along with a FEMA approved storm shelter.
    Stanton Care Center staff, administration, and residents all took part in efforts to raise funds for the Viking Center project.  

  • Winner takes home $1,000 in merchandise

    RED OAK - This Christmas Budd Krcilek is a little more thankful, his name was drawn for the $1,000 Shopping Giveaway at Red Oak Do it Center.

    On Nov. 23, 2010, Budd’s name was chosen as the winner of the Red Oak Do it Center $1,000 Shopping Giveaway.
    Budd was selected at random during a live interview on KCSI 95.3 FM from nearly 1,000 entries at the store from August – November 16.
    Krcilek, with the help of his wife Sandy, chose his merchandise carefully, and selected a Husqvarna 30” Snow thrower.

  • Nazarene Community Food Pantry open Wednesdays

    The Nazarene Community Food Pantry is open Wednesday afternoon from 1-5 p.m. They have clothing available during that time as well as food. If you or someone you know needs assistance other than Wednesday you may call the church at 623-3484 or Katie at 623-9593.

  • Food pantry exceeds fundraising goal

    RED OAK — The food pantry at Church of the Nazarene located on north 4th Street has successfully raised the $2,500 needed to secure a matching grant from the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, Sioux Falls, S.D. 

    The matching grant was actually awarded by Guy Matson, former administrator at Good Samaritan Society in Red Oak and Villisca, before moving to Las Cruces, N. M., to oversee a Good Samaritan Society campus there, since he was instrumental in securing the grant.

  • Elks Lodge donates $2,000 to the Share A Toy Program

    The Red Oak Elks Lodge # 1304 held its Fourth Annual Baked Goods and Craft Auction on Friday, Dec. 12, 2010.

    Proceeds from the auction were donated to the Vincent Else Share A Toy program, the Elks National Foundation and West Central Community Action.  Samantha and the Elks Lodge have raised over $9,500 through the auction for the community and Elks programs since its start.

  • Mallory Wookey, 10, raises over $200 for Toys for Tots

    Mallory Wookey, 10, of Stanton, raised over $200 to buy gifts for other children whose family’s situations might need some extra help this year.

     Since November, Mallory has baked pies, painted fingernails, raked leaves and offered to do a few other odd jobs to earn money for last week’s shopping trip. She added her purchases to the Toys for Tots boxes at Fareway in Red Oak, hoping she had bought just the things that would bring smiles to several boys and girls on Christmas morning. Mallory is the daughter of Jake and Mindy Wookey of Stanton.