Community News

  • Miller earns Eagle Scout

     Samuel Miller of Loveland, Colo., received the rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America on April 26. Sam is the son of Dan and Dawn Miller of Loveland, and the grandson of Merlin and Viv Rasmussen of rural Elliott and Leslie and Connie Skalberg of rural Red Oak. He is the great-grandson of Grace McKee of rural Red Oak.

  • YMCA hosts grand re-opening

     Montgomery County Family YMCA will have a grand re-opening Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m.-noon. 

    There will be demonstrations of the new equipment, tours of the entire YMCA and giveaways. At 10:15 a.m. the Red Oak Chamber and Industry Association will perform a ribbon cutting. 

    A free lunch of hot dogs, chips and drink will be served from 11 a.m.-noon. 

  • L.A.Ferne Lassen

    L.A.Ferne Lassen will celebrate her 70th birthday Sept. 10. Her family and loved ones are hosting a card shower  in her honor.

    Cards and best wishes may be sent to L.A.Ferne at 1421 250th St., Red Oak, Iowa 51566.

  • Stanton School welcomes new superintendent

    Stanton Community Schools is hosting a reception Friday, June 21 from 4-6 p.m. to send off Terry Christie and thank him for his service as interim superintendent.

    At the same time the school and community would like to welcome the incoming superintendent, Chris Herrick.

    The reception will allow the patrons of the district to get acquainted with him. The reception will be in the high school concourse.

    This is open to students, parents, faculty/staff, community and anyone wanting to attend. Cake, lemonade and iced tea will be served.

  • Red Oak Airport hosts youth aviation camp

    An aviation youth camp for kids ages 10-17 will be held at Red Oak Municipal Airport Saturday, June 22 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Enrollment is free of charge.

    Aviation youth camps provide children hands-on experiences in the world of aviation and connect aviation to history, science, math and communications. The aviation youth camp is hosted by the Red Oak Municipal Airport. 

    During the camp, children will have the opportunity to learn about airplanes and aerodynamics, airports, weather, the language of aviation and careers in aviation.

  • Auxiliary gives $31,000 to MCMH

    Montgomery County Memorial Hospital honored the members of its Auxiliary at the 52nd May breakfast Tuesday, May 7, at Red Coach Inn.

    Traditionally, the highlight of the annual meeting following the breakfast is the presentation of the Auxiliary’s gift to the hospital. The Auxiliary’s 2013 gift to the hospital, a check for $31,000, was presented to MCMH CEO Allen Pohren.

    The Auxiliary has been working on a two-year $40,000 pledge to help equip patient rooms with new recliners. This year’s donation purchased 10 recliners.

  • First Edition Show choir to perform at Wilson Feb. 21

    First Edition will be performing at the Wilson Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. along with the Red Oak High School Jazz Band.

    The IWCC show choir “First Edition” consists of 30 singers that are energized by a back up band, singing and dancing pop/hip hop music. The “First Edition” is a great recruiting tool for the college as they perform for many area schools and community functions. Scholarships are available for music and nonmusic majors who perform in this ensemble.

  • Thorne to perform Saturday at Wilson

    RED OAK — Join the Wilson Performing Arts Center for some romantic and not so romantic melodies of the season Saturday, Feb. 16.

    Songs by Gershwin, Porter, Arlan and Brown will be on the Wilson stage with Susie and her band, some of Omaha’s finest: Ron Cooley on guitar, Andy Hall on bass, Joey Gulizia on drums and Darren Pettit on tenor sax.

    “She hails from Nebraska - but she swings like a big city girl!” That’s what critics are saying about Susie Thorne!

  • Shakespeare Abridged opens this weekend

    RED OAK — The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) opens this weekend at the Wilson Performing Arts Center in Red Oak.

    Join this cast of diverse, veteran and crazy actors from all of southwest Iowa as they perform all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 97 minutes.

    This is an irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays with only three male performers in two acts.

  • Norris graduates as Black Hawk pilot

    Warrant Officer 1 Cole D. Norris, son of Ronda VonDielingen and David Ganley, of Red Oak, and Michael Norris, attended

    Army Reserve basic training the summer of 1999, just before his senior year of high school, He was called to duty immediately following the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and served two tours in Iraq.

    In Aug. 2007, Norris joined an active duty Army unit. He then served another year in Iraq as a general’s driver. Upon returning to Savannah, Ga., he continued his driving services for General Chris Hughes of Red Oak.