Community News

  • Lunch ‘N Learn to feature speaker Brandi Shay

    The Friday, July 27 session of Lunch ‘N Learn will feature guest speaker Brandi Shay, Independent consultant with the Small Business Development Center.

    This session will intorduce attendees to free web 2.0 tools for marketing, workplace efficiency, professional resources and sharing.

    Shay will show the web 2.0 tools work and will discuss how such tools and other resources can benefit local business.

    Attendees will learn inexpensive ways to accomplish tasks which may have seemed impossible with their current skill set.

  • Becker’s reception canceled, Becker moving this week

    A farewell reception to take place July 10 at the Grand Theater in honor of Shelley Becker has now been canceled. She will be moving this week and therefore could not attend the reception. There are no plans to reschedule.

  • Quartets to perform at local church over the weekend

    The Journeymen Quartet will kick off the weekend Saturday, July 14, at 7 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, with a performance.

    The Journeymen Quartet is a Southern Gospel group singing more than 55 years. They make their home in West Virginia, but travel the nation ministering through music.

    Sunday morning, July 15, a fairly new Southern Gospel Quartet, “Reconciled,” will perform at First United Methodist Church during the service at 10:30 a.m.

  • Griswold to host Reunion Fun Run and Walk 2012

    The seventh annual Griswold Reunion Fun Run and Walk will take place Saturday, July 7, in conjunction with the Griswold Soldiers Reunion celebration.

    Participants, friends and family will gather at the Griswold City Park, located three blocks north of Main St., on Montgomery St., in Griswold.

    Check-in, packet pick-up and race-day registration will be from 7-7:45 a.m., at the City Park shelter, with races beginning at 8 a.m.

  • DeVries inspired by daughters, Tangles Salon helps clients donate to Locks of Love

    Friday, June 15, was an exciting day for seven-year-old Lainey DeVries, who decided to participate in her first charity by helping children who have no hair.

    With the help of her mother, Tammy DeVries, owner and operator of Tangles Salon in Red Oak, Lainey cut her hair and donated it to Locks of Love.

    “At first, her sister Kennedy didn’t want to, but when she saw how excited her sister was, she decided to donate hers too,” Tammy said. “It was all Lainey’s idea.”

  • Hooves & Paws Rescue, Inc., to host fundraisers

    Hooves & Paws Rescue, Inc., has two major fundraising events coming up and would like to invite the public to join them and help raise much needed funds for the horses and dogs that need a place to call home until adoption is possible.

    The Hooves & Paws Rescue, Inc., Swing For The Animals Annual Golf Tourna-ment will take place at Tregaron Golf Course, 13909 Glengarry Circle, in Bellevue, Neb., Sunday, Aug. 12, with a Shotgun Start at 8 a.m.

  • Montgomery County area students graduate from IWCC

    Approximately 540 individuals participated in May graduation ceremonies at Iowa Western Community College (IWCC). The following Montgomery County area residents graduated:

  • The Harberts elected as Grand Marshals in Essex

    Stew and Renae Harberts have been elected as the 2012 Essex Labor Day Grand Marshals.

    Stew was an owner and operator of the Essex Elevator for 35 years until selling to Green Plains Renewable Energy and United Farmers Mercantile in 2008.

    Renae has been an Essex Elementary resource teacher for 16 years. She retired this year.  
    Their three children graduated from Essex, and Stew and Renae have been involved in school activities over the years.

    They are members of St. John's Lutheran Church and the Essex American Legion and Auxiliary.

  • Local Church announces schedule changes for July

    The Malvern-Strahan-Wesley Chapel United Metho-dist Church circuit will have a varied schedule for the month of July. Time and location changes are as follows:

    – July 1 - All churches worship at Malvern at 11:15 a.m.

    – July 8 - All churches worship at Strahan at 10 a.m.

    – July 15 - All churches worship at Wesley Chapel at 8:45 a.m.

    – July 22 - All churches attend services at the Mills County Fair, Malvern, time TBA

  • Deitchler graduates with a dental hygiene degree

    Kira L. Deitchler, of Henderson, participated in graduation ceremonies at Iowa Western Community College (IWCC) May 12, and received her Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene.

    Deitchler is a 2007 graduate of Nishna Valley High School.