Community News

  • 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.

  • Orme participates in regional SIFE

    MARYVILLE, Mo. — For the second consecutive year, Northwest Missouri State University's Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team is qualified for national competition by winning its regional competition March 11 in Rogers, Ark.

    The team brought home the regional championship trophy by edging Missouri State University and Crowder College.

    During 2010-2011, the team contributed more than 400 hours and impacted more than 10,000 people this year.    

  • Villisca announces honor roll

    High Honor Roll

    Sixth Grade: Diana Berggren, Paige Garland, Wyatt McAlpin, Quinton Scott.

    Seventh Grade: Danyel Griffith, Sean Haffner, Elizabeth Herzberg, Dustin Maeder, Halee Olson, Natassja Simpson, Kelsey Steinbach.

    Eighth Grade: Alexis, Bronner, Kelsey Means, Mason Sickels.

    Ninth Grade: Evan Baldwin, Christian Branan, Mikayla Dolch, Makayla Gladman, Stefanie Johannes, Christine Shipley.

  • SWCC iHire Employment Fair in Creston

    Southwestern Community College's annual iHire Employment Fair is scheduled for Thursday, April 7,  from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the Student Center gymnasium on the Creston campus.  More than 40 employers will be on-hand representing business and industry, education, and the military.

    During the employment fair, individuals will have opportunities for one-on-one contact with human resources professionals, on-site interviews, career exploration, and possible employment offers. 

  • Stanton hosting kindergarten round-up

    Stanton Elementary School will conduct kindergarten screening on Friday, April 15, for any child who will be five years of age on or before Sept. 15, 2011. Call Jody Druivenga at the elementary office to schedule an appointment for your child at 829-2171.

    Parents will need to bring the child’s birth certificate, social security number and immunization card. The nurse will be able to see what immunizations the child needs before entering school in the fall.