• Sanson retires

    The West Tarkio Watershed Board as well as the Commissioners from Montgomery and Page Counties announce the retirement of Ron Sanson at the end of December. Ron has been the Coordinator for the Watershed since day one (2001). Under Ron’s guidance over 1 million dollars have been brought into the watershed and around 2.5 million in conservation work has been completed. Ron notes that in his previous career as ISU Extension Director for Page County, that one of the enduring projects from that job was his work with bringing Rural Water to the County.

  • Elks members attend annual fall conference

  • City of Red Oak appointments

    The City of Red Oak would like to notify the public that there will be appointments and/or reappointments to several Commissions or Boards with the City of Red Oak. These appointments and/or reappointments will be effective Jan. 1, 2010 with varying lengths of term.

    If you are interested in being considered for one of these non-pay positions, please stop by City Hall, 601 N 6th Street, to obtain a form for submission. Interested individuals must have their completed nomination to City Hall by Dec. 14, 2009.

  • Lester speaks at Iowa Key Leaders Conference

    On Nov. 11 The Montgomery County Family YMCA sent a delegation of staff and volunteers to the 2009 YMCA of Iowa Key Leaders Conference that was held at the Des Moines YMCA Camp outside Boone.

    Over 100 staff and volunteers through 29 independent YMCA’s attended the conference. The conference had many outstanding workshops from programming, board/staff related, facility, employees, challenges, developing new leaders, spreading the world, social media to endowment topics.

  • Local resident honored for environmental service

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) honored a Stanton resident at a recent volunteer awards ceremony.

    Officials recognized Russell Field at the ninth annual DNR Volunteer Awards Banquet, held at Swan Lake State Park near Carroll on Nov. 21.

    Russell Field was nominated for the 2009 Outstanding Staff Award by the DNR’s Keepers of the Land Volunteer Program for supporting volunteers at Viking Lake.

  • 2010 Live Healthy Iowa (LHI) Program

    The Montgomery County Family YMCA announced that they were once again chosen as a recipient of a Live Healthy Iowa (LHI) Community Grant. The YMCA received $450 this year. The grant can be used for promotion and/or incentives for teams participating in the 2010 Live Healthy Iowa Program. Live Healthy Iowa is brought to you by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Sports Foundation (dba Iowa Games) and Iowa State University Extension.

  • New or expanding businesses offer

    Southwest Iowa Planning Council has an offer for new or expanding businesses in southwest Iowa.

    SWIPCO has created a $500,000 Revolving Loan Fund for new or existing businesses to help create or retain jobs. This funding can be used as gap financing in conjunction with local lenders, or as funding for businesses turned down by other financial institutions.

    The business must be located in Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Montgomery or Page Counties to be eligible.

  • Stanton Care Center honored with state award

    Stanton Care Center in Stanton was honored with a Quality Program Award by the Iowa Health Care Association and Iowa Center for Assisted Living at their annual convention of long term care providers on Sept. 30 in Des Moines. The Quality Program Awards recognize five categories of programs that promote and put into action quality within the long term care setting. Stanton Care Center won the award for Employee Development Program with their Employee Day Out program.

  • Montgomery County Recorder office now accepting credit cards

    ontgomery County Recorder, announced effective Nov. 2 her office will be able to accept Visa & MasterCard credit and/or debit card payments for the services her office provides. Whether recording a real estate document; applying for a marriage license; requesting a certified birth, death or marriage certificate; purchasing hunting/fishing licenses; registering and/or titling boats, snowmobiles, ATVs or ORVs; or applying for a US Passport; the customer now has the payment options of cash, personal/business check, money order, or Visa/MasterCard.

  • Library Board position open

    The Red Oak Public Library Board of Trustees is looking for someone that would like to serve on the board. The position would start within the next two months and last until July 2012. Anyone who is interested in serving on the board may contact the library at 712-623-6516 or stop in.