• History day for Red Oak fourth graders

    The Montgomery County Extension and the Montgomery County History Center sponsored an Iowa History Day for the Red Oak fourth graders at the Montgomery County History Center.

    Iowa History day was held May 10 at the history center. There were seven different sessions:

    The Log Cabin with Dick and Faye Mullenix; Making candles with Ellen Griffen and Jo Hartstack; Rope making with Jon Waltz, Paul McCoy, and Dallas Culver;

    The Canoe and Indians with Dave McFarland and Roxanne Culver;

  • Stanton seniors receive scholarships

    Montgomery County Farm Bureau recently awarded $500 scholarships to two Stanton High School seniors. The scholarships are sponsored each year for children of Farm Bureau members in the county. This is the 11th year for the local scholarship program.

    Zach McCarthy of Red Oak and Lucas Oster of Elliott are this year’s recipients, based on highest overall score by the scholarship committee. Scores are based on financial need, academics, involvement and recommendations.

  • Focht scholars announced

    The Montgomery County Community Foundation, working in partnership with the Red Oak Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce that the LaDonna Focht scholars have been selected.

    The Focht scholars will each receive a scholarship award in the amount of $250 for tuition at a school of the student’s choice. The Focht scholars are Shelby Marsden from Red Oak High School, Emmaline Wright from Villisca High School, and Edward Oster from Stanton High School.

  • Essex school receives grant

    Essex Community School proudly announced they were selected to receive a $2,000 grant from the Build With Bags Grant Program

    This grant will be used to purchase recycled plastic playground equipment.

    The Essex grant writing team (Kimberly Peterson, Kathleen Johnson, and Amy Resh) applied for the Build With Bags grants to be considered for this program.

    Essex is one of 26 grant recipients selected, out of 71 applications, across Iowa this year to purchase recycled plastic playground equipment.

  • Seniors receive scholarships from Good Samaritan
  • Red Oak student receives scholarship

    Josh Nix, son of H. Wilson and Dee Nix of Red Oak, is this year’s recipient of the Thomas Randall Draper Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a graduating senior of the Red Oak Community School District.

  • Johnson graduates

    Clarkson College is pleased to announce Meredith Johnson received her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Clarkson College May 1, 2010.

  • Rider graduates

    Emerson resident Cassady Nyx Rider will graduate from the Creighton University School of Dentistry on Saturday May 15 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Rider is the daughter of Kyle Johnson (N.V.H.S. class of 1973) and the granddaughter of longtime Emerson residents the late Ward and Nettie Johnson. Dr. Rider has accepted a position in Cherokee.

  • Area students win a week at Camp Foster

    The Montgomery County Family YMCA once again partnered with several YMCA supporters and Camp Foster of the Okoboji’s near Sprit Lake, to send two area students for a free week of summer camp at Camp Foster.

  • Schools receive rebate from Chat Mobility