• IWCC graduates

    Approximately 216 individuals participated in December graduation ceremonies at Iowa Western Community College (IWCC).

    Red Oak residents Matthew M. Jones graduated and received an associate of applied science degree in paramedic specialist; Rachel K. Kuipers graduated and received an associate of arts degree in criminal justice.

    Emerson residents Megan M. Gage graduated and received an associate of applied science degree in culinary arts; Joshua M. Gentry graduated and received an associate of arts degree in education.

  • East Mills Middle School students selected for SWIBA Honor Band

    The Southwest Iowa Bandmasters Association held its annual District Middle School Honor Band Auditions on Oct. 31 at Clarinda Middle School.

    Two East Mills Middle School students were selected for the SWIBA Honor Band: Michael Blank, trombone, 7th grade, and Emily Wagaman, clarinet, 8th grade.

    More than 700 students auditioned for selection to the 7th and 8th Grade Honor Bands. The Honor Bands rehearsed and performed at the Atlantic High School on Nov. 13.

  • Heading off to college

    The Red Oak High School Guidance Office is hosting a financial aid meeting for high school seniors and their families. It will be held at 7 p.m. on Jan. 4 in the high school cafeteria. A representative from the ICAN College Planning Center will be presenting information and answering questions.

    This program is geared toward high school seniors and their parents, however, high school juniors and their parents could also benefit. Topics will include:

    Overview of the financial aid process

    Types of financial assistance available

  • Fehring receives degree from UNL

    LINCOLN – More than 1,400 students are scheduled to receive degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in commencement exercises Dec. 18-19.

  • ACT Prep Course Available at SWCC

    RESTON — The Trio Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Southwestern Community College is offering free ACT Test Prep Courses for all ETS high school participants the morning of Jan. 9, 2010.

    Two options are available for students who attend: Option 1 – 8 a.m. to noon. Students who choose Option 1 will be participating in a mock exam consisting of the same conditions as the official ACT exam. Option 2 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students who choose Option 2 will attend two break-out sessions of their choice (math, English or science).

  • Airman Corey Varner graduated

  • Malvern's school board receives statewide award

    DES MOINES — The Iowa Association of School Boards recently recognized a local school board for outstanding leadership and making a difference at the board table and in students’ lives.

    At IASB’s 64th Annual Convention in Des Moines on Nov. 19, Malvern school board members, Susan Stogdill (president), Dale Stephens (vice-president), Becky Bell, Jeff Poort and Brenda Koger, as well as school superintendent Curtis Barclay, were honored for making that difference.

  • Kiwanis Club learn about fire safety

    Kiwanis Club of Red Oak, along with the Red Oak Fire Department, teach students at Washington Intermediate School the safe and proper use of fire extinguishers. Fire Department personnel assist the students.

    This is one of the many ways that the Red Oak Kiwanis Club is “Serving the Children of the World”, especially in Red Oak.

    If you would like to learn more about Kiwanis and help children, come to a meeting on Mondays at noon at Pizza Ranch to learn more about this civic organization.

  • Iowa Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) seminar accepting registrations

    The 2010 Iowa Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) seminar will take place June 11-13, 2010 at Central College in Pella. The seminar gives high school sophomores an opportunity to interact with leaders in business, education, media, government, and volunteerism over the three day seminar. Students will have a chance to meet other young leaders from around the state and discuss many important topics that affect them. The state seminar is planned entirely by local volunteers who believe in students’ ability to make a difference in their own communities.

  • Irvin Achieves Certified Diabetes Educator Renewal