Today's News

  • Hunters harvested nearly 11,400 turkeys during 2019 spring season

    Turkey hunters reported harvesting nearly 11,400 Iowa birds this spring through the mandatory registration system, which is about 300 birds fewer than were harvested in 2018.

    Iowa’s spring turkey seasons began April 5 with the youth season and ended on May 12. Hunters purchased 47,400 spring turkey tags.

    Iowans can help the DNR with its annual turkey production estimates by reporting all the turkeys seen during the months of July and August.

  • Spring fishing in full swing across Iowa

    Crappies and bluegills are biting in small ponds and lakes across Iowa. Spring panfish fishing is a great time to introduce beginners of all ages to fishing. Catching panfish is easy and fun.

    “Late May and early June is a great time to take kids fishing,” said Joe Larscheid, chief of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Bureau. “Fishing really heats up for easy-to-catch shore fish like bluegill and crappie.”

  • Johnson family loses 2 in WWII


    Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak is the final resting place of numerous young men who died while serving overseas during World War II. Two such men, brothers who died while serving in the Armed Forces are Private First Class Myron (Mike) Paul Edward Johnson and Private First Class Russell John Victor Johnson.

  • Allensworth Heating & Cooling receives Carrier’s President’s Award

    Allensworth Heating & Cooling was recently named a recipient of the prestigious 2019 President’s Award from Carrier. The award provides recognition for outstanding dealers in the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry. Dealers were honored at a ceremony held in Huntington Beach, California on March 15.

    One of Carrier’s highest honors for its dealers, the President’s Award, is given to Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealers who achieve excellence in product promotions and deliver superior customer satisfaction.

  • Graduation day

    Red Oak High School held commencement Sunday, May 19, as well as Essex High School and Southwest Valley High School. Stanton’s graduation was Saturday, May 18.

  • Gov. Reynolds signs Empower Rural Iowa Act

    Today, Gov. Reynolds signed HF 772, the Empower Rural Iowa Act that will lay the foundation for vibrant rural communities. The bill passed the Iowa Legislature unanimously, was a key priority in the Governor’s Condition of the State Address, and was based on the task force recommendations of the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative.

     Watch video of the bill signing here.

  • 35th Annual Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games May 23-25 at ISU

     In a little over one week more than 2,600 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners will converge at Iowa State University for the 35th Annual Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games, May 23 through 25.

  • Swan Lake

    A crowd of roughly 100 onlookers and students paid a visit to Viking Lake for a special event.

    On May 9, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources released a new pair of trumpeter swans at the lake, as part of an effort to create a self-sustaining population of swans south of Interstate 80.

    The release was led by Iowa DNR wildlife research technician Dave Hoffman, who engaged the audience in a presentation sharing information on the swans before they were officially released. Swans were also released at Lake Icaria and Lake Anita.

  • Shenandoah man arrested on Fremont County warrant

    Around 10:35 p.m. May 13, deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office arrested 27-year-old Matthew Whitt of Shenandoah on a Fremont County warrant for violation probation.

    Whitt was transported to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $10,000 bond waiting for extradition to Fremont County. During the arrest, deputies also arrested Paige Clark, 23, of Red Oak, on the charge of possession of drug equipment. Clark was transported to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $300 bond. Both arrests took place at 310 Park Ave. in Red Oak.

  • Mills, Montgomery County Farm Bureau Centennial Member Appreciation Day

    A Mills/Montgomery County Farm Bureau Centennial Member Appreciation Day will be held beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at East Mills Elementary School (formerly Nishna Valley School).

    Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. The meal is free to members of Montgomery County Farm Bureau.

    IFBF President, Craig Hill, will present county centennial award plaques and entertainment will be provided by the Peterson Brothers of Kansas, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Peterson Brothers are $10.

    RSVPs needed by May 23. Call Toni at 712-623-5546