Community News

  • MCMH Auxiliary 50th Anniversary Breakfast

    Montgomery County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a breakfast at the Red Coach Inn on Tuesday, May 10, to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

    Highlights of the event will include the presentation of the yearly financial gift to the hospital, service awards, election of officers, and a video covering the activities of the auxiliary over the past 50 years,

    Members, former members and anyone who is interested in the auxiliary are welcome to attend. Reservations must be made by May 8, at the Lemon Tree or by calling 623-7185.

  • Area students honored

    Monroe C. Peterson of Stanton has graduated from Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa.


    John Mainquist of Red Oak has received Northwestern College honor scholarships and additional funding to Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa.


    The following awards were given at the 12th Annual Spring Awards Banquet at Southwestern Community College in Creston:

  • ROCIA hosts President’s Club dinner


    The Red Oak Chamber and Industry Association hosted a President’s Club Dinner on Thursday, April 28.

    “This is the first one,” said Jodie Smith, Association Specialist, “We wanted to show our appreciation to those members who have invested at a higher level.”

  • SWCC hosting freshman day

    Freshmen students who participate in the Educational Talent Search (ETS) program are invited to spend the night in the new Spartan Suites apartment-style dormitory at Southwestern Community College campus in Creston on May 18.   

    ETS students  will get to sit in on college classes, experience dorm life, have a campus tour, and sit in on financial aid and admissions presentations. Dinner will also be provided.

  • 4th Graders Camp overnight at Springbrook Education Center


    Red Oak 4th Grade students attended school as usual Monday, April 25, but did the unusual when they took a field trip to Springbrook Educational Center near Guthrie Center, Iowa, and stayed overnight.

    The Iowa DNR staffs the Springbrook facility, which gave students the opportunity to participate in several activities taught by scientists and experts during their stay.

  • Red Oak graduates receive rare internships

    Arinda Abbuhl and Emily Gutschenritter, graduates of Red Oak High School, have been chosen for summer internships at Mayo clinic.

    Abbuhl and Gutschenritter have been selected through a highly competitive process to spend 10 weeks this summer doing research in the Virology and Gene Therapy SURF Program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

  • It’s that time again!

    May 6, 2011 deadline! Right Start, Kaleidoscope, and Head Start Preschools of Red Oak. Contact Marci Bishop at Webster School Central Office, 904 Broad Street, 712-623-8390.

    Wednesday. May 4, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Christian Preschool, registration at Mamrelund Lutheran Church, Stanton. Call 712-829-2421 or 712-829-2317.

    Friday, May 6, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Nishna Valley Preschool and Kindergarten Roundups. To register call Kim Huston at 712-624-8696 or 712-824-7221.

  • Kiwanis Club fits 3rd Graders for helmets
  • Wenstrand competes at state



    Casey Wenstrand of Red Oak was one of 10 finalists for the FCCLA Financial Fitness, “Make a Million Investor Challenge” during the State FCCLA convention March 28.

  • Essex announces 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

    4th grade: Daniel Ohnmacht.

    5th grade: Kelsi Leininger.

    6th grade: Anna Carlson, Nathaniel Martin.

    7th grade: Shea Jensen, Bethany Johnson,  Jennalynn Johnson.

    8th grade: Andrea Allen, Kymberly Graham, Amber Ohnmacht.

    9th grade: Jacob Ohnmacht, Seana Perkins.