Red Oak, IA

Fire destroys Red Oak Home

(Red Oak) Red Oak Fire Chief John Bruce says a fire leveled a vacant Red Oak Home Sunday evening. Red Oak firefighters responded to the call at 8:51 p.m. at 2559 K Avenue. Chief Bruce says the first engine reported heavy flames shooting from the two-story structure. Red Oak Firemen reached out to the Stanton and Essex Fire Departments for Mutual Aid.
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Two vehicle accident in Red Oak, no injuries

(Red Oak) No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident in Red Oak Sunday afternoon. The Red Oak Police Department says Brendon Nenneman, 19, was driving a 1995 Jeep Cherokee, leaving the McDonald’s parking lot, when he got distracted and struck the passenger door of a 2010 Hyundai, driven by Lynn Reynolds, 66, of Stanton, who was stopped waiting on traffic so she could turn onto Broadway. No injuries were reported.
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Low turnout a cause for concern

The headline in Wednesday’s paper declared Carol Garrett the winner of the mayoral race by four votes. As I read on Tim Tieg called for a recount, a logical request given the few votes that separated them. What shocked me was lack of voters in this runoff — the number of people who voted in this non partisan race was an appalling 1,174.
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Mary Ellen (Kluever) Lowder, 61, of Atlantic

Pronunciation: "Kleever" and "Louder" Visitation Start: 6:00 p.m. Visitation End: 8:00 p.m. Memorials:In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for later designation to causes that were close to Mary Ellen’s heart. Funeral Home:Roland Funeral Home, Atlantic, IA. Cemetery: Burial will be in the Atlantic Cemetery. Notes:

Crowd comes out for lighted parade

Chestnut Street was packed with people Saturday night as a huge crowd came out for Atlantic’s Lighted Parade. It featured lots of lighted entries, and appearances from the Grinch, Santa and Scrooge winner and candidates. There were also lots of people waiting earlier in the day to take a carriage ride on Chestnut Street and standing in line to visit Santa at his cabin in the Atlantic City Park.

Dinner in a Pinch

Welcome back to "Dinner in a Pinch" with Chef Jamie Koehler. Today it is my honor to share one of our families favorite recipes from the kitchen of my dearly departed Grandmother Ruth Koehler. This dish is rather simple and it is a perfect meal for any day of the week.

Joshua Malina calls for 'cancelling' of Mel Gibson

Joshua Malina has called for Hollywood to "cancel Mel Gibson". The former 'West Wing' star has blasted the movie industry for continuing to hire the 65-year-old actor despite his alleged previous anti-Semitic comments and argued that although he appreciates the 'Lethal Weapon' star's previous work, there is no need for him to be given opportunities for his career to continue to flourish.

Panorama grapplers second at Treynor Saturday

TREYNOR, Iowa — The Panorama wrestlers scored 136 points to place second in the 11-team Treynor Invitational Saturday. The hosts won the event with 218.5 points, with OABCIG third at 133.5 points. Panorama senior Cooper Andersen, ranked third in Class 1A at 220, had little trouble in winning his division....

Mary Ellen (Kluever) Lowder

Mary Ellen (Kluever) Lowder, 61, of Atlantic, died Friday, December 3, 2021, at her home. Visitation with the family present will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., on Tuesday, December 7th at Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 8th at Roland Funeral Home. The service will be recorded and available on the funeral home website on Thursday. Burial will be in the Atlantic Cemetery.

Bring Local to Your Holiday Table: Christmas Market 2021 Scheduled for December 23

ATLANTIC, IA (December 6, 2021) – Produce in the Park will host Christmas Market at the Cass County Community Center in Atlantic on Thursday, December 23 from 3-7 pm. This holiday farmers market is being held just two days before Christmas, so shoppers can enjoy delicious local foods on Christmas day. Christmas Market brings “Local” to your holiday table by offering a variety of produce, meats, desserts, and other foods, in addition to handmade decorations, gifts, and stocking stuffers.

SCIA, Shenandoah CSD host Cookies and Cocoa Kids holiday event

Children will have the opportunity to make Christmas memories decorating Christmas cookies and more holiday fun at a new event “Cookies and Cocoa” hosted by Shenandoah Chamber & Industry Association and Shenandoah Community School District on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Shenandoah K-8th School Commons. Other sponsors for the event are Shenandoah Medical Center and Fareway Food Store.

State largely underestimates Atlantic Sales Tax Revenue

(Atlantic) Atlantic City Administrator John Lund reported to the Atlantic City Council on Wednesday night of receiving the third largest Local Option Sales Tax reconciliation check. The check totaled $177,000. The State pays cities monthly checks based on estimates. The November annual reconciliation check is what the city received. This...

Shenandoah homes for big families

Shenandoah homes with at least five bedrooms. A truly beautiful & unique home. The home had a major addition in 1995 / 96 and offers truly more space than one would expect from looking at the home from the street, plus in a great neighborhood. The modern kitchen has a freestanding island with a gas cook top, maple cabinets, tiled floors and black granite counter tops, above cabinet accent lighting . The formal dining room is large with natural light and plenty of space for entertaining. Just off the formal dining room is a front parlor / living room with a gas fireplace. The master suite is stunning with vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, skylights, his and her closets, beautiful hardwood floors, and tiled master bath with vaulted ceilings and skylight, large shower stall and whirlpool tub and separate toilet & bidet room. The main floor has another bedroom, full bath, large den with wood fireplace an informal dining area and a screened in porch off the back of the home. Lots more to say and not enough space say it!

Trojanettes rout Cedar Bluffs for season's first win

The Essex Trojanettes basketball team traveled into Nebraska to easily earn their first victory of the season, 59-14 at Cedar Bluffs, while the Essex boys dropped a 40-39 heartbreaker in overtime against the Wildcats Saturday, Dec. 4. Cedar Bluffs rallied from a six-point deficit to force overtime in the boys...

Wrestling Wrap: Treynor wins home invite

Treynor wrestling ran away from the pack at its home tournament on Saturday after finishing with seven champions, one runner up, five bronze medalists and three fourth-place finishers. The Cardinals scored 218.5 points, 82.5 more points than second place Panorama. St. Albert took fourth at the tournament with 116 and...

Janet Hodges Obituary

Janet Mae Hodges, age 91, of Atlantic, IA, passed away on Friday, December 3, 2021, at the Heritage House in Atlantic, IA. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic, IA, with a burial to follow at Atlantic Cemetery. A luncheon will be provided following the committal at Zion Lutheran.

Mustang wrestling finishes 7th at Friend

The Shenandoah Mustangs had six athletes finish in the top six in their weight class and took seventh out of 14 teams at the Bob Arehart Memorial Wresting Invitational Saturday, Dec. 4, at Friend, Nebraska. Shenandoah scored 86 points competing in a field where the Mustangs were the only team...

Sidney's Sears, Audubon's Birks selected as assistants for Shrine Bowl

(KMAland) -- A pair of KMAland coaches will be on the sideline for 50th Annual Shrine Bowl All-Star Game. Those two coaches are Sidney's Donnie Sears and Audubon's Sean Birks. Both coaches will serve on the South Team, which will be led by Dallas Center-Grimes' Scott Heitland. West Central Maynard's...

Cardinal wrestling rolls past Maryville, Griswold to open season

CLARINDA – The Clarinda Cardinal wrestling team opened up the season with a pair of convincing dual wins 66-6 over Griswold and 63-12 over Maryville Thursday, Dec. 2. It was a good start to the season for the Cardinals and first year head coach Jared Bevins. “They came out and...