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The legacy of Roger Carlson is still being remembered in the Red Oak community.Carlson passed away suddenly on Jan. 16 at the age of 70, leaving a void in places all across the community. In addition to serving multiple times on the Red Oak School Board, Carlson was a past and present member of...
Montgomery County Auditor Jill Ozuna conducted a successful post-election audit of the Feb, 6 Special Election City of Coburg City Council to fill vacancy ballots in Precinct 6 were hand-counted by election officials to ensure they matched the totals reported by the ballot tabulator.The precinct...
Bryce Johnson will return to the Red Oak School Board later this month.The Red Oak School Board held a special meeting Feb. 13 to interview candidates to complete the remainder of the term of Roger Carlson’s term\.Initially, three candidates expressed interest for the post, prior board member Bryce...
An open burn ban is in effect as of Feb 26 for all areas and jurisdictions within Montgomery County.    The ban prohibits all open and controlled burning in Montgomery County, including all incorporated city limits within the county. Record high temperatures, limited to no moisture and continued...
Nick JohansenThe Red Oak Express The Red Oak City Council has taken another step towards completion of the townhome project at Woodland Hills.At the regular meeting Feb. 5, Red Oak Mayor Shawnna Silvius and the council discussed a recommendation from the Red Oak Planning and Zoning board to approve...
Teachers at the Red Oak School District received a special boost from the Red Oak Optimist Club on Feb. 7.Optimist Club President Doug Tye and members Dan Crouse and Rick Leinen gave each certified teacher at the junior/senior high school, Inman Elementary, and the Red Oak Early Childhood Center $...
The Red Oak School District’s work-based learning program is making strides.Junior/senior high school instructional coach Janelle Erickson said the program, is now called Forge: Confidently Forge Your Path One Experience At A Time. Erickson and her team are working hard to forge ahead with getting...
The Red Oak Speech team was able to finish competition at the State Large Group Speech Contest in Ankeny at the Ankeny Centennial High School after an unexpected delay during the event Feb. 3 when the building was suddenly evacuated. Student support coordinator an coach Kelsey Mangold said things...
Iowa Sen. Tom Shipley and Iowa Rep. Tom Moore paid a visit to the YMCA in Red Oak Feb. 3.The stop was part of the first legislative coffee event of 2024, sponsored by the Red Oak Chamber and Industry Association.After providing a legislative update from each chamber, Shipley and Moore opened up the...

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