• Northwest announces summer 2010 trimester honor rolls

    MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Office of the Registrar at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville announces the names of students who were named to the Academic or President’s Honor Roll at the end of the 2010 summer trimester.
    To be included on the Academic Honor Roll a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and attain a grade point average of 3.50 or above on a 4.00 scale. Students named to the President’s Honor Roll have attained a perfect 4.00 GPA for the trimester.

  • Youth Program starts selection process

    WASHINGTON - Senators Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin today announced that the United States Senate Youth Program has begun its statewide selection process.  The two selected Iowa students will join 102 other delegates March 5 - 12, 2011, for the program’s 49th Annual Washington Week, an intensive week-long program educational program.

  • Peterson graduates from Morningside College

    SIOUX CITY - Emily Peterson, daughter of Wayne and Susan Peterson of Red Oak, was a summer graduate of Morningside College.
    Peterson graduated Cum Laude (with honor) for having a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher. Peterson received a bachelor of arts degree and majored in chemistry.
    Peterson is a past graduate of Stanton High School.

  • Blay, Presidential Scholar

    DES MOINES -  Bryant Blay of Red Oak has been honored as a Presidential Scholar at AIB College of Business for the 2010 Summer Term.  To be named a Presidential Scholar, a student must have a grade point average of 3.80 or higher for 12 or more consecutive credit hours.

  • Council votes to add safety to busy Red Oak crossing

    RED OAK — A cost-sharing agreement between Red Oak’s City Council and the School District will provide a crossing guard and warning signs at a dangerous intersection near the school.

    Pending approval by the school board, the City and the Red Oak School District will each pay half of the estimated $5,000 salary for a crossing guard at 8th and Summit/Oak Streets.

  • Red Oak dips on ACT tests

    RED OAK – Red Oak students who took the Act test last year averaged nearly a full point lower scores than those in the 2008-2009 school year.  
    The 57 Red Oak students who took the test finished with an average composite score of 20.9, which was below the state average of 22.2.
    The biggest drop in the scores occurred in the reading scores, where Red Oak students slid from a 22.8 last year to a 21.7 this year.  The drop in reading scores was consistent with the district’s Iowa Test of Basic Skills scores which were released last spring.

  • School board discusses Corning partnership

    VILLISCA – Villisca and Corning are in the first stage of whole-grade sharing within the next two years.
    At the Villisca School Board meeting last week, Superintendent William Stone notified the board he has sent in the paperwork to the Iowa Department of Education and hired an independent financial group to investigate the validity and possibility of the two schools working together.

  • Iowa Western College honors college supporters

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - Two long-time supporters of Iowa Western Community College were honored Aug. 7 at the college’s annual Black Tie Patio Party, held in conjunction with the Black Tie Harvest for Scholarships auction and dinner.

    For the 11th straight year, the Patio Party was held at the home of Dr. and Mrs. John Marshall. The Black Tie Harvest will be held Sept. 18 at Iowa Western.

  • School board to discuss Corning merger

    VILLISCA – The possibilities of Villisca and Corning becoming a whole-shared school are on the horizon, as both school boards have been researching the possibilities and benefits of the two districts combining.
    The Villisca school board will be meeting Thursday in the board room at Villisca High School, where the main discussion will be on the option of sharing the junior high and high school with Corning.

  • Penton graduates, Aug. 14

    Brian Willett Brooks Penton, DDS MSD, currently serving as a Major in the Air Force, is graduating from the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Texas at Houston on Aug. 14.
    He and his wife and children will leave on Aug. 16 for Yokota Air Force Base in Japan, where he will serve for three years.
    Brian is the son of Jerry (deceased) and Sandy Penton of Villisca.