• Malia Blay receives Beckwith Foundation scholarship

    Malia Blay, a 2006 graduate of Red Oak High School, has been awarded the Beckwith Foundation scholarship through the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation for the 2009-10 school year.

    Blay was chosen for the $2,000 scholarship from an applicant pool of more than 400 students.

  • Officer Ives graduates from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy

    The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy announced that Officer Rose Ives with the Red Oak Police Department is a recent graduate of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy’s 228th Basic Level 1 Training School. The graduation ceremony took place on July 24.

  • IDED Brings Business Workshop to Red Oak on July 22

    The Iowa Downtown Resource Center, housed at the Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED), is sponsoring a workshop in Red Oak on July 22 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at U.S. Bank in the community room at 323 Reed Street.

    The workshop is one of a series of workshops across Iowa this year with expert trainers for independent businesses to learn new skills and techniques. This is an opportunity to strengthen businesses in tough economic times, and is free of charge to attendees.

  • DMACC's spring semester president's list

    Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson recently released the names of students eligible for the Spring Semester President’s List. To be eligible, a student must have earned a 4.0 grade point average.

    Ciera Fundermann, Medical Administration, from Red Oak.

  • Orscheln Industries 2009 4-H Scholarship

    The Iowa State University has selected Christian R. Olson, of Red Oak as recipient of a $1,000 4-H Scholarship. Christian’s parents are Mike and Marcie Olson. Christian will be attending Iowa State University in the fall of 2009.

  • Simpson College holds Commencement

    Clinton Bradfield from Essex, graduated from Simpson College in Indianola, on May 16.

  • Dolch receives scholarship

    Jared Dolch of Elliott, a freshman in the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department at Iowa State University, was selected to receive the Wessman Scholarship for the 2009-2010 school year. Dolch will be recognized at the department’s Fall Awards Banquet.

  • Peterson and Shearer named Dimmitt Scholars at Morningside College

    Emily Peterson, daughter of Wayne and Susan Peterson of Red Oak and Krystall Shearer, daughter of Robert Shearer of Emerson were named Dimmitt Scholars at Morningside College in recognition of high academic distinction for the 2008-09 academic year.

    Peterson, a senior who is majoring in chemistry, is a past graduate of Stanton High School.

    Shearer, junior who is majoring in English, is a past graduate of Nishna Valley Community High School.

  • Upper Iowa University spring dean's list

    Upper Iowa University names it’s 2009 Spring Dean’s List; Ted Allen Schoonover from Red Oak. To be honored, the undergraduate must have earned a minimum 3.50 G.P.A. for the semester and be enrolled as a full-time student.

  • Aronia berry workshop

    Due to a growing interest in aronia berries, the Rural Development Resource Center at 2011 N. 4th Street in Red Oak will hold a free workshop on July 11 for people who are interested in growing aronia berries. The topic of the workshop is marketing an aronia berry product.

    The workshop will cover:

    l Defining your product and how you will promote it

    l Identifying who will purchase your product

    l Analyzing your competition

    l Distribution and Pricing