Community News

  • Perdue receives Achievement Medal

    On Jan. 6, 2011, Petty Officer 2nd class Riley C. Perdue (Naval Aircrewman Second Class), received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

    Perdue received the award for professional achievement in the superior performance of his duties while serving as an assistant training leading petty officer for helicopter sea combat squadron eight four, Norfolk, Va. from Oct. 1, 2009 to Sept. 30, 2010.

  • Parent’s Night Out, Feb. 12 at YMCA

    The YMCA will be having their first Parent’s Night Out event of the year on Feb. 12 from 6-10 p.m.
    This is for any child in second-fifth grades. The YMCA will provide supper, swim, play games, watch a movie, and of course have a snack.
    This event is limited to the first 40 children who register, so be sure to sign up fast. For more information contact Brian Kempfert at 623-2161

  • Carlson and Confer

    Rick and Esther Carlson of Red Oak announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Carlson, to Mark Confer.

    Mark is the son of Kerry and Amy Confer of Red Oak.
    The wedding will take place June 18, 2011, at the Mamrelund Lutheran Church in Stanton.

  • Six and Overton

    Together with their parents, Jenni Six and Harrison Overton are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. 

    Jenni is the daughter of Michael Six of Des Moines and Marjorie Murphy Albertsen of Grimes.  Harrison is the son of Hale and Kelly Overton of Des Moines.
    Jenni and Harrison are employed by Wells Fargo.  The couple will be married this September in Des Moines.
    Red Oak relatives are: grandparents Nancy and the late Thomas D. Murphy, great aunt Helen Murphy and aunt Marilyn Murphy.

  • American Cancer Society starts annual Daffodil Days fundraiser locally

    RED OAK — The American Cancer Society offers a unique way to acknowledge special people in your life while making a difference in the fight against cancer through its Daffodil Days program.

    Bouquets of fresh-cut daffodils will again be available for a donation of $10, the 2011 Boyd’s Bear Live N. Hope & a Bunch are $25 and the Dainty Daffodil Plants are $15.

  • Funds raised for Jackson Fisher

    “Diane Shipley, Adams-Montgomery Thrivent  congregational coordinator, presents a check for $5,805 to Tyler Fisher, the father of Jackson Fisher, following the benefit supper on Dec. 5 at Villisca sponsored by Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Jackson is now home with his parents.

  • MCMH Benefit Ball to be held April 9

    The 2011 Benefit Ball sponsored by the Auxiliary of Montgomery County Memorial Hospital will be April 9 at Red Coach Inn, co-chairs Karen Blue and Carol Sparr have announced.
    The Auxiliary’s current project is  a two-year pledge toward development of the Serenity Garden at MCMH.

  • More Montgomery County residents expected to call Quitline Iowa

    If a statewide study of tobacco use is any indication, the vast majority of Iowa smokers in Taylor County want to quit. Thanks to a new campaign from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), 2011 might just be the year tobacco users in Montgomery County beat their addiction to tobacco.

  • Cub Scout Bridging ceremony held Dec. 20

    SHENANDOAH – Four local Cub Scouts recently “graduated” from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts.   The bridging ceremony was held Dec. 20 during the monthly Pack meeting at the First Methodist church.  

  • January is Radon Action Month