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Community News

  • ROCIA releases update on Downtown Renewal project

    In an effort to keep investors and the community at-large abreast of the downtown project, the Red Oak Chamber and Industry Association in partnership with the City of Red Oak will be releasing periodic updates.

    Current work

    Some of the trees to be removed have been removed. The remaining trees are large enough they are hiring a professional firm to take them down in order to avoid causing any damage to private property.

    Upcoming Work

  • Good Samaritan to host ice cream social to celebrate

    There will be an ice cream social hosted by The Red Oak Good Samaritan Society Aug. 23, at 3 p.m.

    A new ice cream machine was purchased with funds raised at the Montgomery County Fair. The ice cream social will celebrate this achievement and there will be a ribbon-cutting during the ceremony.

    The event also coincides with the donation of a new bench to the Good Samaritan in memory of Dorothy England, a long time resident there.

    The bench was placed in the Memory Care Unit Courtyard for residents to enjoy.

  • Church to host Back to School Fun Day

    The Red Oak Church of the Nazarene is hosting a “Back to School Fun” day for children in the community Aug. 19, from 4-6 p.m. There will be games, prizes, an inflatable bouncer, chips, bars/cookies, drinks and snow cone and popcorn machines. The event is free for all ages and is located at 401 E. Prospect, outside in the backyard of the church.

  • Sponsor an Exchange Student

    Academic Year in America (AYA) is looking for Red Oak area families to host exchange students in their home for 4-6 weeks. This year, AYA is bringing hundreds of high school students ages 15-18 to the United States.

    With AYA's tailored matching system, families have the unique opportunity to find a student who will be the perfect fit for their household. Students come from more than 30 countries such as Germany, China, Brazil and Italy and have a multitude of diverse talents and interests.

  • Hultman descendants meet at Viking Lake Park

  • Preschool registration, classes to begin soon

    The Red Oak Early Childhood Program is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year. The preschool program will accept children who are four-years-old by or on Sept. 15.

    The preschool programs are located in the Webster Building at 904 Broad St., in Red Oak.

    Stop in to register your child or call 623-8390 for more information. Please bring a copy of your income to see if your child qualifies for free tuition. Preschool classes begin Aug. 23.

  • Essex Labor Day Parade

  • Loveth thy ice cream?

    Stanton sure loves their ice cream and is inviting those like them two weeks in a row for ice cream socials. The first event is to take place at Halland Village, 602 Elliott St., from 5-7 p.m., following the back-to-school open house Tuesday, Aug. 14.

    About a week later, on Friday, Aug. 24, the Stanton Public Library will host its annual Ice Cream Social from 5-7 p.m. This event will also take place at Halland Village in the community room.  Homemade ice cream and ice cream bars will be available for a free will donation. The public is encouraged to attend.

  • Upcoming Church Events

    • Hope For Life Church is hosting a VBS Appreciation Day Saturday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m. There will be free homemade icecream and a showing of the movie “Soul Surfer.” The church is located at 300 E. Oak St., in Red Oak. Call 623-6072 for more information.

    • The Assembly of God Church of Red Oak will be visited by the Ozark Singers, including members Bruce and Betty Moses. A concert will take place Sunday, Aug. 12, at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 1005 Senate Ave. Call 623-2174 for additional information.

  • Assessor test dates are set

    Statewide examinations for the positions of deputy assessor and assessor have been scheduled for October, according to Courtney Kay-Decker, Director of the Iowa Department of Revenue. The examination for deputy assessor will be Saturday,   Oct. 13, and the examination for assessor will be Saturday,   Oct. 20.

    Both exams will be conducted at 8:30 a.m., in the fourth floor conference room of the Hoover State Office Building in Des Moines.