Today's News

  • A ‘Flash’ of fun at Fountain Square

    The Flash (Chase Kinard) helps Marenn Fort play in the water during the Red Oak Rotary Club Easter Egg Hunt event at Fountain Square Park on April 20. More photos of the Easter Egg Hunt are in our multimedia section. 

  • Dr. Baer joins MCMH, will have Malvern office

    Dr. Thomas Baer of Malvern, has joined Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak. While his new Malvern office is being established, Dr. Baer will see patients at MCMH, Red Oak.

    To schedule an appointment, call 1-833-226-6376.  

  • Melendez to perform May 11 at WPAC


    Branson, Mo. native Tony Melendez will showcase his unique music skills at a special concert.

    The concert will take place at 7 p.m. on May 11 at the Wilson Performing Arts Center. Cost of a ticket is $15, and the proceeds will benefit the Pregnancy Center of Southwest Iowa. Tickets will be on sale starting May 4, and can be reserved by calling the WPAC at 623-3183.

  • Council ponders overflow parking request


    The Red Oak City Council is considering a request from the Montgomery County Agricultural Society for a street closure.

    The request would close Cherry Street from 2nd Street to 4th Street from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 29, July 20, and Aug. 3 to accommodate figure eight and demolition derby car overflow.

    The council met with Amy Liddell, President of the Montgomery County Fair Board. Liddell advised they added a figure eight race on the day of the demolition derby held at last year’s Montgomery County Fair and had more cars that anticipated.

  • RO girls finish fifth in Shenandoah golf tournament

    The Red Oak golfers hit the links several times last week in a long week of action beginning with a meet against Glenwood on Monday, April 15.

    The Tiger boys team fell to Glenwood 171-196, with Nick Stavas and Dax Lappala, both of Glenwood, ending with a tie for low score of 42. After the playoff, Stavas was crowned with medalist honors and Lappala took the runner-up honors.
    The Tigers were led by Garrett Couse, who shot a 44.

  • Tiger soccer splits wins

    Red Oak soccer fell at home to St. Albert 5-3 on Tuesday, April 16.
    St. Albert took an early two-point lead before the Tigers scored a goal by Sam Opsomer, assisted by Andrew Shipley.
    The Tigers, playing their third game together, headed into halftime down by just one (2-1) against a powerful and experienced team.
    Red Oak went on to tie the game early in the second half, on a corner kick by Sandro Vera to Opsomer.

  • Red Oak track girls move up in ranks

    The Red Oak girls competed in the Treynor Cardinal Relays, finishing in 11th of 14 teams on Monday, April 15. In the process, the distance medley relay team cut off some time and moved into 10th place in Class 2A in the state.
    “We had a good team effort today with some new roles for the girls,” head coach Curtis Adams said.

  • RO boys track soars to 4th place in Mustang meet

    Tiger boys finished fourth of ten in the Mustang Invitational on Monday, April 8, scoring a season-high 88 points.
    “It was another great night of track for our Tigers,” Red Oak head coach Sueann French said. “We had so many more PR’s [personal records]. The distance medley relay won the race again, and they are undefeated. I am super proud of our Red Oak Tigers.”
    Team scoring: 1- Glenwood 189; 2- Shenandoah 122; 3- Clarinda 92; 4- Red Oak 88; 5- Sidney 86; 6- Southwest Valley 67; 7- Clarinda Academy 35; 8- Essex 24; 9- East Mills 15.

  • Tiger tennis sweeps Timberwolves; fall to Wheelers

    The Red Oak boys tennis team hosted Kuemper on Monday, April 8, falling 7-2 in the home opener.
    In singles, No. 3 Alex Wingert earned the only Tiger win, defeating Cole Uhlenkamp 10-8.
    Carter Bruce fell to Samuel Jansen 10-6; Garrett Rolenc fell to Luke Hicks 10-8; Jacob Athen fell to Carter Soppe 10-6; Avery Graham  fell to Paul Ching 10-5; and Corbin Wolfe fell to Blake Pottebaum 10-2.
    In doubles, Wolfe and Colton Kinnison defeated Carter Soppe/William Pugh 10-6.

  • RO golfers sweep SWV; boys tee off in 2 tourneys

    The Red Oak golfers traveled to Corning on Monday, April 8, to challenge the Southwest Valley Timberwolves, and came home with a double sweep.
    Southwest Valley does not have enough boys to field a team, and Red Oak claimed the win with a final score of 189.
    Red Oak’s Cole Magill earned medalist honors, hitting a 43, and teammate Mason Perkins claimed runner-up honors with a 44.
    Other Tiger scores: Wyatt Sederburg 50; Garrett Couse 52; Dom Brittain 53; and Ethan Horn 55.