• 2011 Robert D. Blue Scholarship Application is Available Online

    DES MOINES — State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announced today that the application for the 2011 Robert D. Blue Scholarship is available online at www.rdblue.org. All Iowa residents who plan to attend college in Iowa for the 2011-2012 school year are eligible to apply.

  • Students Named to BVU Dean’s List

    STORM LAKE — The following students have been named to Buena Vista University Graduate and Professional Studies Dean’s List for terms one and two: Tara McCormick from Villisca. McCormick  attends the Creston Buena Vista University Graduate and Professional Studies location.
    Richard Mullen from Villisca. Mullen  attends the Creston Buena Vista University Graduate and Professional Studies location.

  • Kirkwood announces Dean’s List Honors

    CEDAR RAPIDS - Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean’s List for the Fall 2010 Semester.
    Kirkwood students from the area earning this distinction include: Zach Allen Wood from Red Oak , Construction Management - AAS; Brandon Lee Bruning from Villisca, Construction Management – AAS.

  • University of Iowa fall 2010 Dean’s list

    Ashley Marie Johnson of Red Oak, Liberal Arts and Sciences; Tracy Jean Mellott of Red Oak, Business; Andrea Ardis Pace    of Red Oak, Liberal Arts and Sciences; Nicole Rachelle White of Red Oak, Liberal Arts and Sciences; Margo Marcelle Woods of Red Oak, Liberal Arts and Sciences; Kaley R. Hardy of Villisca, Nursing; Jackie Lynn Herzberg of Villisca, Liberal Arts and Sciences; Danielle Nicole Hodge    of Villisca, Nursing; Zachary Joseph Kinser    of Villisca, Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Emily Grace Schaaf of Villisca, Nursing.

  • Northwest announces fall trimester honor rolls

    MARYVILLE, MO. - The Office of the Registrar at Northwest Missouri State University announces the names of students who were named to the Academic or President's Honor Roll at the end of the 2010 fall trimester.

  • Northwestern College accepts Mainquist

    John Mainquist, a senior at Stanton High School, has been accepted for admission to Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, for the 2011-12 school year.
    Mainquist is the son of Steve and Sheila Mainquist of Red Oak.
    He is the recipient of a Collegiate Scholarship from Northwestern for his outstanding scholastic  record.

  • Southwestern College announces President’s list

  • Math, reading scores improve at Red Oak

    RED OAK — Standardized test scores are up in two of three categories at Red Oak, according to preliminary results released at last week’s school board meeting.

    Reading comprehension and math scores have generally improved, while science scores decreased on the Iowa standardized tests given in November.

    Reading comprehension scores improved in all grades at least 2.7 percent. This year’s eighth grade class recorded the highest improvement at 10.1 percent, bringing their overall proficiency mark to 77.9 percent.

  • Red Oak native studies in London

    STORM LAKE — When information travels, it goes instantly. When people travel, they find a place to stay. Buena Vista University (BVU) junior Sadie Quist recently learned something about how both people and info move throughout the world.

    While studying in London, the corporate communications major interned for a company that rents furnished apartments to travelers.

  • “What The Flag Means To Me” essay winners

    Each year, the Iowa Elks Association sponsors an essay contest for sixth graders with the theme being “What the Flag Means To Me.”

    Local winners are then submitted to the State Association to determine the State Winner.
    In Red Oak, Mary Carlson’s Language class participated and the girls winners were Sierra Petty, 1st; Felicia Taylor, 2nd and Faith Stapleton, 3rd. Boys winners were Tristan Piper, 1st; Connor Johnson, 2nd and Gadge Perez, 3rd. Each received a $10 Chamber Buck.