• YMCA Heritage Club dinner set for Oct. 6

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA is hosting its annual Heritage Club Dinner at the Red Coach Inn and Restaurant on Monday, Oct. 6.  

    Vern Olson will be providing music for the evening. There will also be some YMCA tributes as well as the 2014 Inductees to the Montgomery County Family YMCA’s “Heritage Club Endowment Hall of Fame.”

    The evening social time starts at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m.  

  • Area winners at Caleb Dial event

     ELLIOTT — The 15th annual “Caleb Dial” run on Saturday during the Elliott Fall Festival featured several age division winners in both the 5K and the 2-mile divisions, both female and male.

    The 5K winners include Payton Rush of Griswold, who won in the girls 11-19 division when she finished with a time of 24:42.

  • Red Oak grad pursuing combat sports career

     When Austin Streicher started working out at the Premier Combat Center in Omaha before his junior year of high school, he needed to earn the respect of his experienced and seasoned training partners. 

    It was never easy. Jokes and hazing were standard. He was needled with comments his good looks were better suited for Hollister or modeling for Abercrombie and Fitch than fighting.

  • Elliott’s Caleb Dial Run to take place Aug. 23

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA will be staging the 15th Annual Caleb Dial Memorial 5K Run and 2 Mile Run-Walk at 7:30 a.m. in Elliott, Saturday, Aug. 23.  

    The sponsors of this event are Elliott Businessmen and Betterment Association, Elliott Fall Festival Committee, Houghton State Bank, Candice & Eric Dial, Griswold Cooperative Telephone Co., Miller Farm Supply, United Group Insurance of Griswold, Connie’s Beauty Shop and Ebert Corner Tree Farm and Red Oak Glass and Awning.

  • Kiwanis Closed Junior Tennis Tournament Results

    The 31st Annual Kiwanis Junior Closed Tennis Tournament was held on Saturday, July 19 as the final event of the YMCA’s 2014 summer youth tennis program. Participants took part in singles and doubles competition. 

    The winners are listed in the photo above.

  • YMCA volleyball camp starts soon

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA, in cooperation with the City of Red Oak Park and Tree Board, will be offering its annual Girls Summer Volleyball camp that will consist of a skills portion and mini tournament play. 

    This camp has been designed for elementary aged students with a focus on development of fundamentals. 

  • Sign-ups begin for Tigers Football Camp

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA and the City of Red Oak Park and Tree Board are sponsoring the 2014 Tiger Football Camp. 

    The camp is open to all interested students that are entering third through 12th grade this upcoming school year. 

    The Tiger Football Camp will be under the direction of Red Oak High School Varsity Football Coach Barry Bower and his assistants. 

  • YMCA set for volleyball camp later this month

     The Montgomery County Family YMCA will be hosting the Jessica Phillips-Rinehart Summer Volleyball Camp that has been designed to teach and review skills for girls entering 3rd-8th grade this fall. 

    The camp will be held at the YMCA gymnasium, under the direction of Jessica Phillips-Rinehart, a former Red Oak High School standout. 

    Jessica completed her first year as head coach at Ankeny Centennial High School leading them to a state semi-final appearance. 

  • Race Weekend: May 31

    It's another weekend to catch racing around the area.

    Adams County Speedway

    There is some separation between some of the leaders in the series' at Adams County Speedway.

    The closest points race at the moment is in the Northland Oil Pro-Stocks series. Brad Derry (127) holds a three point lead over Joe Zadina, with Greg Miller and Tony Hardisty close behind. All four placed in the top four spots last week, with Miller winning, Derry second, Hardisty third and Zadina fourth.

  • Race Weekend: Dennis, Plowman leading the pack

    The racing season continues for this weekend as racing will be taking place in both Corning and Harlan.

    Adams County Speedway

    This weekend at Adams County Speedway will feature a Kid's Candy Drop.

    In the Poet Biorefining Modifieds standings, Jesse Dennis leads the pack. Dennis has three wins (including last week) and five top five finishes in five starts this season.  He currently has 141 points for the season . Brian Foote and Todd Van Eaton both sit in a tie for second.