• Fishing report: Good week for fishing at Viking Lake

     Here is the fishing report for Southwest Iowa lakes and rivers for the next week from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

    Banner Lake (south)
    Rainbow Trout - Excellent: The next trout stocking and family fishing event was April 9. Trout can be caught casting small in-line spinners, small tube or twister jigs or live bait such as wax worms or live minnows under a bobber. 

    Des Moines River (Stratford to Saylorville Lake)

  • Tips to stay safe when outdoors during a storm

    It’s one thing to be caught half a block from the house in a blizzard or thunderstorm. But what do you do if a storm comes up suddenly when you are camping, hiking or boating?
    1. Stay on Top of the Weather.

  • YMCA to host volleyball camp

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA, in cooperation with the City of Red Oak Park & Tree Board, will be offering its annual Girls Summer Volleyball camp that will consist of a skills portion and mini tournament play. 

    This camp has been designed for elementary-aged students with a focus on development of fundamentals. 

  • Glynn inducted into Iowa Senior Games Hall of Fame

     Nothing was going to stop Kay Glynn from attending this year’s Iowa Senior Games.

    Certainly not surgery.

    Glynn wasn’t about to let previous surgeries keep her out of competing at the games. In 2013, Glynn had her hip resurfaced. Glynn dealt with osteoarthritis in her hip at the time and got the surgery done late in the summer to alleviate the pain. Last year, Glynn tore her ACL. She still competed, but required another surgery afterward.

  • YMCA baseball clinic set for this weekend

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA, in cooperation with the City of Red Oak Park & Tree Board, will be offering its annual YMCA 3rd – 8th Grade Boys Baseball Camps this upcoming weekend of March 28 and 29. 

  • USTA continues to recognize YMCA’s work

    The United States Tennis Association, the Missouri Valley Tennis Association (states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Greater St. Louis & Greater Kansas City area) and the Iowa Tennis Association recently released and recognized  the dedicated work of the Red Oak community to promote the game of tennis, through volunteerism, leadership, development, and promotion for the sport for youth to adults of all ages and playing abilities with the United States Tennis Association (USTA).

  • Walker, Bergren win at Shamrock Shuffle

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA and the Friends Of The Red Oak Trails coordinated the second Shamrock Shuffle Saturday. This year’s event drew more than 50 participants that competed in either the 5K event or the 1-mile Leprechaun Lap. 

    This year’s event was sponsored by Fareway of Red Oak, Metaling In Art, Red Oak Country Club and Red Oak Glass & Awning. 

  • YMCA to hold Tri-Star skills contest

    RED OAK — The Red Oak Optimist Club will be having their annual TRI-STAR Basketball Skills Contest on Wednesday, Jan. 7. This contest is open to any boy or girl, 8 – 13 years of age and will take place at the Montgomery County Family YMCA.

     This year’s contest will take place between 5– 6 p.m. in the YMCA’s gym. 

  • YMCA hosts tennis clinic

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA will be hosting the fourth Annual Holiday Varsity Tennis Drill Clinic conducted by Rick Halverson, the head coach of the men’s and women’s tennis teams at Buena Vista University (BVU). The clinic will take place Saturday, Jan. 10.

  • YMCA youth and tennis lessons scheduled to start next week

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA will be offering a mini-session of Youth & Adult Group tennis lessons during the last week of November and the first three weeks of December. 

    These group lessons will be taught by local instructor Rudy Kinard and will last three weeks. 

    Kinard has an extensive background in teaching tennis to all age groups.