Today's Features

  •  Formed over an old, dismantled gui­tar with a unique sound, Josh Wiig and Matt Pendergraff have been mu­sically entertaining people all across southwest Iowa the past couple years as the group, Open Interest.

    “We met over a guitar I put back together and brought back to life. This guitar was in pieces and through a period of time, I restored it. I don’t remem­ber why I showed it to Matt,” Wiig recalled.

  • The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors – as well as eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types – to give nowto ensure lifesaving patient care isn’t impacted this winter.

  • Sail Oncaptures the harmonies and attention to details of a real Beach Boys experience and they are bringing it to the Corning Opera House Cultural Center on Thursday, March 7. Executive Director, De Heaton says, “We are bringing Sail On back for a return engagement due to the high demand after last year’s performance. This is as close as you are going to get to an authentic Beach Boys Concert Experience. Our audience loved them!”

  • Kathleen (Kate) Ebert will be 90 on Monday, Feb. 25.

    Join in her celebration by sending cards to 1003 Oak Knoll Rd., Red Oak, IA 51566.

  • The family of Jim Coffman is hosting a card shower in honor of Jim’s upcoming birthday. He will turn 92 on Feb. 7.

    Please send cards to Acorn Acres, 1805 N 8th, Apt 15 D, Red Oak, IA, 51566. 

  • Shirley Honeyman will celebrate her 95th birthday Jan. 23.

    Her family is honoring this special occasion with a card shower.

    If you would like to surprise her with a card, send it to Shirley Honeyman, Arlington Place, 800 E. Ratliff Rd., Red Oak, IA 51566. 

  • Jeanette Almquist Taylor will celebrate her 80th birthday Oct. 22.

    Her family is planning a surprise card shower in her honor.

    Please send cards to Jeanette by Oct. 1 to 301 Hidden Street Dr., Apex, NC 27539. 

  • Homer Focht celebrated his 95th birthday June 30.

    His family is hosting a belated card shower to help him keep celebrating this special occasion.

    Send cards to Homer at Arlington Place #201, 800 E Ratliff Rd., Red Oak, IA 51566. 

  • Pat and Lynn Schaaf will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on July 4.

    If you would like to participate in a card shower in their honor, please send regards to Box 395, Griswold, IA 51535. 

  • Bob and Anna Lee will celebrate their 70th anniversary June 27.

    In honor of the occasion, their children are requesting a card shower.

    Please send cards to Bob and Anna at 1807 Crestline Dr., Red Oak, IA 51566.