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Community News

  • Seminar slated for Nov. 3

    MACEDONIA – Nov. 3, 2010, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. there will be a seminar to discuss and facilitate volunteers in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan area, eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. The event will be held at Santa’s Children Christmas Village at 25 Christmas Lane in Macedonia.

  • Akers named YMCA employee of the quarter

    The Montgomery County Family YMCA announced today that Angela Akers has been named Employee of the Quarter at the YMCA.

    Angela has been employed at the YMCA since 2000.  Angela is invaluable to the maintenance department working part-time Monday through Friday.

    “She is wonderful and very talented with the bushes, flowers, and especially the roses outside the YMCA. People are always asking for her advice on those outside projects and are always asking her to come to their house “to do their windows”.” Said Nick Zimmer.

  • Scout Quest 2010

    SHENANDOAH – Oct. 9, 2010, Shenandoah Pack 218 had a total of 47 people from the unit attend Scout Quest over the weekend. This included 15 scouts and their family members.

    Scout Quest was the name of the Mid America’s Council Jubilee held at Mahoney State Park in Ashland, Neb.  This event was held as a celebration of the 100th year of Scouting in America.  Some of the events included shooting sports, punkin chunkin, games of all kinds, geo caching and displays by the National Guard, Lowe’s and Cabela’s.

  • A & M Green Power donates $2,000 to Santa’s Children

    Santa’s gift giving continues due to the generosity of     A & M Green Power’s donation of $2,000 to Santa’s Children Christmas Village to help make a difference for children in their communities.

  • Collecting new shoes for orphans

    Red Oak Presbyterian Church is teaming up with Buckner International to ask area residents to collect shoes for children in need.  The 10th annual nationwide “Shoes for Orphan Souls” shoe drive is seeking to collect more than 250,000 pairs of new shoes, socks and shoestrings, with a nationwide campaign. 

  • West Nile Virus death reported in Iowa

    The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced an elderly woman (81 years of age or older) from central Iowa recently died of West Nile virus. This is the first reported death associated with West Nile virus since 2008.
    Prevention measures include:
    Use insect repellant whenever outdoors, especially during peak biting times from dusk to dawn. Use repellent with DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Always read the repellent label and consult with a health care provider if you have questions when using these types of products for children.

  • YMCA clergy brunch

    The Montgomery County Family YMCA’s Religious Emphasis Committee is having a Clergy Appreciation Brunch for all the area clergy and would like to have them join us on Oct. 28 anytime between 10:30 a.m.-noon.
    For more information about the Clergy Appreciation Brunch, the YMCA’s Religious Emphasis Committee call 623-2161 or visit the website at www.mcymca.com.

  • Osmanson and Schelhaas

    Aaron Osmanson and Jessica Schelhaas were married on May 1, 2010, at Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church in Leota, Minn.

    The ceremony was officiated by Kurt Fincham, Aaron’s uncle.  Reception and dance followed at Southwest Minnesota Christian High School gymnasium, Edgerton, Minn.

  • Miller and Aldana

    Jason Austin Miller of Nebraska City, formerly of Hastings, and Ashlee Ranee Aldana of Nebraska City, announce their upcoming wedding on Oct. 16, 2010.

    The wedding will take place at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Nebraska City, Neb.
    Jason Miller’s parents are Christina Androy and the late Gilbert Androy, Jeffery and Shirley Miller of Malvern. Jason is the grandson of R. Stanley Waller of Red Oak and Arno Miller of Hastings.
    Ashlee Aldana’s parents are Jose and Paula Aldana of Nebraska City.

  • Ingersoll and Jones

    Benjamin Ingersoll and Robyn Jones were married on July 17, 2010, at the Villisca United Methodist Church with Rev. Gordon Scott officiating. 

    A reception dance was held at the Elks Lodge in Atlantic following the ceremony.
    Robyn’s parents are David and Beverly Jones from Marne.  Ben’s parents are Shelley and Eric Anderson from Stanton and Bill and Brenda Ingersoll from Villisca.