• A historic downtown? Red Oak considers pursuing listing on national registry

    RED OAK — During the first of five downtown master plan public meetings, about 65 people listened to the benefits of adding the area to the National Register of Historic Places.

    “If you do nothing, downtown Red Oak is still, and always will be historic,” Daric O’Neal said. “You have a great group of buildings, people like it and it will always be historic.”

  • Walker receives Top Real Estate Award

    Farmers National Company, the nation’s leading farm and ranch management and brokerage company, is pleased to announce that Dennis Walker was recently presented the Farmers National Company Gold Eagle Award for his outstanding efforts in real estate sales.

    Walker, real estate sales agent and senior farm manager with Farmers National Company, received the company’s top award for real estate sales in 2010. The awards were presented at a company-wide conference in Omaha, Neb.

  • Nishna Director receives national award

    Sherri Clark, Executive Director, Nishna Productions, Inc. has received the prestigious Margaret E. Fairbairn Award from the National Rehabilitation Association as the Top Job Placement Professional of the Year.

  • Postmaster Gives a Holiday Sneak Peek

    Oct. 21, four new Holiday Evergreen postage stamps will join the Liberty Bell as Forever Stamps, and will be priced at the current price of 44-cents. When purchased, Forever Stamps are valid forever for one-ounce First-Class letter-size postage – regardless of any future price changes.

  • Electric rate hike on hold

    VILLISCA — With the upcoming election determining the future of the Villisca power plant, the board of directors postponed a vote regarding an increase in rates.

    “With everything going on and an election coming up, I make a motion we table this to after the election,” Board President Darwin Williams said at the meeting Tuesday afternoon.

  • Viking Center receives $625K I-Jobs boost

    STANTON — More funding from Gov. Chet Culver’s I-Jobs initiative is headed to Montgomery County.

    Gov. Culver announced last week the state will provide $625,000 for construction of the Stanton community building.

    With the state funding, the organization Stanton Friends has raised $1.8 million of the $2.8 million goal for the multi-purpose building.

  • Montgomery Co. receives $2.3M from Iowa I-Jobs

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY — More than $2 million has been invested in Montgomery County through the I-JOBS Infrastructure Investment Initiative, according to a recent report by Gov. Chet Culver.
    Of the $2,365,849 invested in the county, $2 million of it was directed to the Red Oak wastewater plant upgrade. Red Oak’s City Council recently selected Oakview Construction as the contractor for the $6.8 million project.
    Of the remaining $365,849, nearly $250,000 of it was earmarked for road maintenance and construction.

  • FMTC buys Villisca phone

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY —  The Farmers Mutual Telephone Company of Stanton (FMTC) Board of Directors, along with the Villisca Farmers Telephone Company (VFTC) Board of Directors announced last week they have reached an agreement for FMTC to purchase VFTC.
    Terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.
    The date of the closing has not yet been established because regulatory approval is necessary.
    FMTC General Manager Kevin Cabbage said the parties are confident of obtaining regulatory approval but it may take some time.

  • Ladies Auxiliary VFW, Bennett attends convention

    Iowa’s President, Ann Bennett of Villisca, a member of Wesley R. Miller #8998, led the state delegation of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S. at the 97th National Convention held Aug. 21-26 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind.

    As leading representative of the state, she voiced the delegates’ votes during the election of National Officers at today’s session and played a key role in deciding the direction of the national organization for 2010-2011.

  • Hayes joins Creighton as a clinical professor

    OMAHA  – Creighton University School of Medicine has appointed Red Oak, Iowa, physician Warren Hayes to be an assistant clinical professor in the school’s Department of Family Medicine.
    As a clinical professor, Hayes will provide practical experience and clinical training to third-year Creighton medical students.