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Today's News

  • Records 03/27/18

    The following events were filed with the Red Oak, Montgomery County, State of Iowa, or other government offices. In regard to law enforcement and judicial activities, all parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty, and other details may be available at iowacourts.state.ia.us.

    REAL ESTATE

    WARRANTY DEED

    • Dorothy Nelson to Ricky and Nancy Nelson and Dorothy Nelson Life Estate, 1-73-38 Lt 12, Elliott Original Plat Blk 4 Lt 2-4, Elliott 1st Addition Blk 1 Lt 1-5.

  • Card Shower

    Kenneth E. Meyer will become 90 years old April 1, 2018.

    A card shower is being given for him by his family.

    Please send cards to 605 E. Elm St., Red Oak, IA 51566.

  • Card Shower

    In celebration of the retirement of Mary Anne Gibson, Waubonsie Mental Health Center would like to honor her with a card shower.

    Cards of congratulations may be sent to Waubonsie Mental Health Center, Attn: Mary Anne Gibson, at 216 West Division St., Clarinda, IA 51632. 

  • Easter Egg Hunt this weekend

     The Red Oak Rotary Club’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. March 31, at Fountain Square Park. The event is open to all kids age 10 and under. Fountain Square Park will be filled with eggs and candy for kids in the 0-3, 4-5, 6-7, and 8-10 age category. Two participants from last year included Jadeyn and Jayce McAlpin, pictured above posing for a photo with the Easter Bunny after last year’s event.

  • Three arrested in connection with burglaries in rural Stanton, Villisca

     

    Three people were arrested in Decatur County in connection with a string of rural burglaries, including two in Montgomery County.

    On March 20, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office investigated two burglaries, one at 2226 Hwy 71 north of Villisca, and a second at 2123 Nature Ave. northwest of Stanton. Cash, jewelry, and firearms were taken in both burglaries, and the suspect’s vehicle was reported as a maroon SUV.

  • Former Villisca fire truck finds new life in Colorado

    One of Villisca’s former firetrucks has found new life in Colorado.

    The truck, which was built for the Villisca Fire Department in November, 1925, is currently owned by John Bergquist, an Omaha native who currently lives in Loveland, Colo., having moved there in 1969.

    Bergquist said he obtained the truck through a trade.

  • Former Villisca fire truck finds new life in Colorado

    One of Villisca’s former firetrucks has found new life in Colorado.

    The truck, which was built for the Villisca Fire Department in November, 1925, is currently owned by John Bergquist, an Omaha native who currently lives in Loveland, Colo., having moved there in 1969.

    Bergquist said he obtained the truck through a trade.

  • Fireworks changes may be explosive

    The Red Oak City Council is looking at making changes to the City of Red Oak’s fireworks ordinance.

    City administrator Brad Wright said the ordinance from last year remained mostly unchanged, with only a few differences for the council to consider.

    “I’ve included the possibility of narrowing the window of when the fireworks can be set off. Last year it went on a few more days than some people felt was necessary. What I am proposing here is the evening of July 4 and the evening of New Year’s Eve, nothing else,” Wright said.

  • Area seniors play one last game on the court

    Local seniors were invited to compete in the inaugural All-Star Classic hosted by KMA and Peru State College at AHSTW High School in Avoca, Sunday, March 18.
    Red Oak’s Owen VonDielingen and Southwest Valley’s Trenton Drake were on the winning team coached by Derek Howard.
    VonDielingen hit two three-pointers in the win.
    Coach G. G. Harris had Stanton’s Dillion Rocha and Griswold’s Morgan Mundorf on his team.
    Rocha reached a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds, and also blocked three shots.

  • Charmed life | Charm Carpenter

    Once a person joins a sports team, the team becomes family. And the families of the members become….well, family.
    That’s the great thing about joining a team. A person gets brothers, sisters, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, you get the point. There is always a person to turn to during happy times and wins and during bad times and losses.
    What hurts is when the loss comes from somewhere other than the court, field, or track. It hurts when the loss is one of the family.