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Pursuant to Code of Iowa Sec. 50.51, the Secretary of State’s Office has ordered a post-election audit of the June 4, 2024, Primary Election. The race to be audited will be the U.S. House race for each political party for Precinct 7 Scott East Frankfort Washington Twp Villisca. The polling place...
New FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers are opening Monday, June 10, in Harrison and Montgomery counties in Iowa.   Recovery specialists from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration will provide information on available services, explain assistance programs and help survivors complete or check...
Houghton State Bank will be operating under a new president on July 1.Britni Bergren has been announced as the new President of Houghton State Bank. She’ll take over from Karl Bormann, who has served in the role the past seven years.Bergren is a lifelong Southwest Iowa resident, having been born...
My name is Grace Escritt, and I am ecstatic to say that this summer, I will be interning with The Red Oak Express to assist in representing the voices and views of the community.Following my graduation from East Mills High School in 2023, I moved a few hours away from my home in Emerson to attend...
World War II veteran Alvin Hayes was awarded a Quilt of Valor on Thursday, May 23, in recognition of his 14 months of service in the U.S. Navy.The Quilt of Valor program was first started by Catherine Roberts in 2003 after her son was deployed to Iraq. A total of 382,765 have been given with 113...
The Red Oak Municipal Pool will have its official opening June 8. The opening has been delayed due to mechanical issues and dealing with the aftermath of the recent tornado.Excited to return for her second year, Manager Georgana Derr of the Red Oak City Pool has prepared to kick off the summer by...
Red Oak dispatcher Renae Limbrick recently celebrated a major milestone.Limbrick was recently given an award by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO.) Limbrick was honored for her 20 years of service as a Montgomery County Communications dispatcher.Limbrick said she first...
The Wilson Performing Arts Center has announced a packed season of community theater productions and guest performers.Wilson Performing Arts Center executive director Val Zane said the first major difference is the number of season offerings.“Typically our season is 12 shows. Sometimes it’s less,...
Tuesday’s tornados resulted in at least one close encounter for Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Todd Dollen.Dollen was on the scene at Hacklebarney Park performing evacuation operations when the tornado came through the park. Dollen shared that the sheriff’s office initially warned the...
Dane Parrish, project manager with Concrete Technologies, Inc. shared the latest update on the Highway 34 project. "We are working on the intersection at 4th Street and Highway 34 this week and will continue working on temporary detour paving today through early next week to prepare for a traffic...

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