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Today's News

  • 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

  • Montgomery County YMCA

    Girls 2009 Spring Basketball League

    The Montgomery County Family YMCA will be coordinating a fifth through elevth grade girls 2009 spring basketball league at the Montgomery County Family YMCA’s gymnasium.

    This will be organized pick-up basketball action with teams divided up by age level each evening. It will be full court or half court play, depending on number of players participating each evening.

  • Job seekers turn out in full force

    Twenty-five businesses hoped to select applicants for open positions from among the scores of recently unemployed at the Iowa Workforce Development’s job fair held last Thursday at the Montgomery County Family YMCA. The overflowing parking lot indicated there is an eager-to-work force in and around Red Oak.

  • Fire leaves family in Emerson homeless

    An inspector from the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office was scheduled to be in Emerson Monday to examine the scene of a structure fire that has left a women and her children without a home.

    The fire was reported shortly before 11:30 a.m. at 512 Bartlett St., a multi-story house owned by Angie Kaimann. Firefighters from Emerson, Hastings and Red Oak battled the fire that may have started in the basement of the home, according to Emerson city clerk Michelle Faxon. Cause of the fire was unknown at press time.

    “It (the house) was totaled inside,” Faxon said.

  • Some Producers Eligible for Conservation Compliance Variances This Spring

    “Producers in counties declared federal disaster areas after last summer’s flooding may be eligible for conservation compliance variances this spring to allow for limited tillage in corn stalks and soybean stubble,” said Tom Burkhiser, district conservationist in Montgomery County.

    “Because of the unusually heavy and intense rain storms, some no-tilled fields may have developed some small rills across the slope,” said Burkhiser. “This variance allows farmers the opportunity to smooth out those areas without penalty.”

  • Looking back at rural schools

    School reorganization is hardly a new idea Half a century ago a lot of it was taking place in Montgomery County, and a good many citizens were displeased. From The Red Oak Express of August 15, 1957:

    Six rural schools, two less than last year, and the Grant town school will be administered this coming school year under the Montgomery County System, headed by Supt. Lulu B. Reed of Red Oak.

    Rural schools closing since last school year are Washington Township 1 and 8, both now included in the newly reorganized Villisca Community School District.

  • Volunteers of the month

    The Tigershark winter swim team board members and coach have been chosen as YMCA March volunteers of the month. Each one has put in countless hours making internal decisions regarding the program trying to better it. They also have their own responsibilities at the home meets they volunteer for. Swim team builds character, motivation, self-discipline, and encourages both individual and team success. The program is one of few that is available year round.

  • Ducks Unlimited Banquet

    The Montgomery County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold it’s 24th annual membership and fund raising banquet on April 4 at the Red Coach Inn in Red Oak. The night will begin with raffle ticket sales, games, and cocktail hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. Following the meal a live auction will be held consisting of several limited edition prints, decoys, and sculptures including two Terry Redlin paintings on canvas that you can only find at a Ducks Unlimited Event.

  • Red Oak girl playing in all-star game

    Red Oak seventh grader Blake J. Bergren has been selected to play in the 8th Annual Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands Nebraska National Guard 7th Grade Girls All-Star Basketball Game at Omaha Benson High School on April 11. The game begins at noon. Blake is a member of the Midwest Trailblazers 8th-grade team in Omaha. She is the daughter of David and Shelley Bergren of Red Oak and the granddaughter of Pete and Jolene Crawford, Norman Ross and Lois Bergren, all of Red Oak.