• Elks announce poster winners

    From among the posters submitted for the Elks’ 2008 poster contest, two local winners best addressed the “Get Smart Don’t Start” theme. The Elks awarded both fourth grader Dana Marsden and fifth grader Sydney Straw $25 in Red Oak Chamber Bucks along with forwarding their drug awareness posters on to higher competition. Marsden’s poster also won district and state competitions and she received an additional $150 as a U.S. savings bond. Her poster will compete nationally.

  • Villisca High School third quarter honor roll

    High Honor Roll


    Bronner, Alexis 6

    Drake, Colten 6

    Gibler, Janelle 6

    Haidsiak, Blake 6

    Means, Kelsey 6

    Sickels, Mason 6

    Vanderhoof, Scott 6

    Dolch, Mikayla 7

    Johannes, Stefanie 7

    Baker, Elisabeth 8

    Fisher, Breeann 8

    Haer, Morganne 8

    Herzberg, Olivia 8

    Herzberg, Travis 8

    King, Jennifer 8

    Sorensen, Austin 8

    Sunderman, Cole 8

    Vanderhoof, Jill 8

    Greig, Marci 9

  • Red Oak High School French Class Visits State Capitol

    Students in Red Oak High School’s French class 3 and 4 visited and toured the historic State Capitol recently where they met with Rep. Cecil Dolecheck. One of the students, Allison Adams, is currently serving as a page in the House of Representatives.

  • Stanton High School Third Quarter Honor Roll

  • East Mills Middle School Third Quarter Honor Roll

  • IFAA Offers Iowa Youth over $82,000 in Scholarships

    College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H and/or FFA livestock projects and current undergraduate students may apply for $82,250 in scholarships available from the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA).

  • Academic Achievements

    UNO Fall 2008 Dean’s List

    To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn a grade point average (G.P.A.) of 3.5 or better for courses taken at UNO during the semester, provided 12 or more semester hours were completed.

    Griswold, Iowa: Shinelle Newman.

    Red Oak, Iowa: Geoffrey Deter and Garrett Grooms.

    Stanton, Iowa: Magnum Peterson.

    UNO Fall 2008 Chancellor’s List

  • Red Oak Right Start Preschool

    Right Start Preschool is taking registrations for the 2009-2010 school year. This is a full day program, Monday through Thursday, and is coordinated by the Red Oak Community School District. Children who will be four years old on or before September 15, 2009, who meet income guidelines (similar to free/reduced lunch guidelines), and who live in the Red Oak School District are eligible to attend.

    Please contact Right Start Preschool at 623-6600 ext 3308 for additional information.

  • DMACC Foundation Scholarships

    Angela Kinser of Red Oak has received a $1,000 Iowa Health Des Moines Scholarship from the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Foundation for the spring semester.

    Kinser is the daughter of Steve and Mary Kinser of Red Oak. She is now enrolled in DMACC’s Nursing program.