• Speechcraft Class is an opportunity to succeed

    The Red Oak Toastmasters and Montgomery County Extension are sponsoring a program entitled “Speechcraft.”

    By attending the Speechcraft program conducted by the Red Oak toastmasters, participants can develop their public speaking abilities. Through participation in four sessions, participants become experienced and poised speakers.  

    Speechcraft will improve performance in meeting the public, conducting business meetings, motivating people, interviewing for jobs, selling, etc.

  • Essex Community Schools

    Gold Honor Roll: 5th grade, Daniel Ohnmacht; 6th grade, Kandyce Decuir and Kelsi Leininger; 7th grade, Anna Carlson and Nathaniel Martin; 8th grade, Shea Jensen, Bethany Johnson, Cody McClintock and Jordan Nelson; 9th grade, Kymberly Graham and Amber Ohnmacht; 10th grade, Kassandra Decuir and Jacob Ohnmacht; 11th grade, Matthew Davis and Jasmine Glasgo.

  • Vorthmann graduates from Baker University

    Corey Vorthmann, of Henderson, recently received a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership degree from the Baker University School of Education during commencement ceremonies at the Collins Center in Baldwin City, Kan.

  • Technology progresses, increases learning at Inman

    First grade at Inman Primary School in Red Oak is quickly being taken over by technology.  

    Since beginning kindergarten, students have been going to a computer lab to enrich reading and math skills. Recently, we have seen those same enrichment skills brought into the classroom.  

    Our mobile laptop cart has allowed us to continue our progress from the computer lab, but on a more regular schedule.

    In addition, we have begun to use two web sites to practice comprehension, fluency and vocabulary.  

  • Iowa Western Community College Honor Rolls

    Red Oak: Ranee Anderson, business administration; Jeremy Bartlett, turf and landscape management; Emileah Betts, practical nursing; Debra Blay, para-accounting; Mary Havener, marketing management; Hilary Jackson, business administration; Sabrina Johnson, paralegal studies; Kaleb Mirts, diesel technology; Kaitlin Suchting, early childhood studies.

    Essex: Candi Maher, nursing; Kelly Mortimore, psychology; Amelia Roberts, dental assistant.

  • Stanton Community School Honor Rolls

  • Red Oak Middle School Honor Rolls

    All A’s Honor Roll: 6th grade, Sierra Athen, Jonathon Crawford, Lantana Edie, Abigail Sherman, Sydney Streicher and Hannah Vial; 7th grade, Christian Horn, Rachel Mann, Dana Marsden and Weston Rolenc; 8th grade, Breann Berkey, Julia Hacker, Ethan Hewett, Angela Mahoney, Murphy Porter, Hannah Shalters and Quinn Sheldon.

  • SWCC Continuing Education to Offer Community Spanish

    Southwestern Community College continuing education department is offering Community Spanish classes on Tuesdays for eight weeks beginning Jan. 24. The class will meet from 6-8 p.m., in the Technical Center at SWCC’s Creston Campus.

    This class is intended to help English-speakers understand common responses and greetings they may hear from Spanish-speakers in the community.

    For more information contact the SWCC continuing education department at 641-782-1441 or 641-782-1449.

  • Area students graduate from IWCC

    The following area students recently graduated from Iowa Western Community College:

    • Of Red Oak: Larissa Driver, associate of applied science in management and supervision; and Brooke Jones, practical nursing diploma.

    • Of Essex: Chase Heinold, associate of arts in marketing management; Brandon More-house, associate of arts in business administration; and Ashle Ross, assoicate of arts in general studies.

    • Of Emerson: Ryan Mahoney, associate of science in general studies.

  • Red Oak Schools collect Box Tops for Education

    Inman Primary and Washington Schools are collecting Box Tops for Education again this year.

    Each Box Top collected is worth 10 cents to go toward the Red Oak area students' education.

    Help by cutting Box Tops from favorite General Mills products and sending them to school with a child in Kindergarten-Fifth grade. Collection boxes have also been set up at Fareway and Hy-Vee stores in Red Oak.