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In coming weeks, the west wall at the southeast corner of Coolbaugh and 2nd streets will become a must-see destination as a committee within the Southwest Iowa Arts Council creates a new mural representing Red Oak’s past and future.The Southwest Iowa Arts Council is a non-profit organization based...
The Iowa Utilities Board has made a decision regarding Summit Carbon Solutions request for a permit to build a carbon pipeline across the state.The IUB issued an electronic ruling on June 25. The permit was approved, with requested modifications.Local reaction to the IUB decision can be found on...
A road construction project is taking place on July 19. Cedar Falls Construction has been lined up to complete this patch on Friday morning beginning around 7 a.m. with the expectation of opening the road by mid-afternoon. While crews would be able to allow westbound traffic to stay on US...
The Montgomery County History Center is adding a unique piece of history to its collection.Recently, the history center came into possession of the axe that was used in the most famous unsolved murder in Iowa history: The Villisca Axe murders.An unveiling of an exhibit containing the axe took plsce...
After working within the district for 42 years as an educator and bus driver, Rick Boyer of Stanton decided to retire from the Stanton Community School District.Boyer’s teaching career first began in the fall of 1979. For three years, he worked as an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor at Oakland...
The Red Oak City Council is continuing to consider its options in regards to FMTC fiber internet.Backlash has occurred in the community over the revelation that the fiber internet will not be installed using a vault system, and instead will be implemented using pedestals located in either the...
Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy Sgt. Todd Dollen was honored with a Life Saving Award  for his actions on May 21. Dollen, right, was presented the award by Montgomery County Sheriff Jon Spunaugle. Dollen was on the scene at Hacklebarney Park performing evacuation operations when the tornado came...
The former Pittsburgh School District No.8 has been settled into a new home at the Montgomery County History Center.The school, which had been located at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds for nearly three decades, was moved from its location on June 12. Montgomery County History Center Director...
The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) is almost finished with the first phase of its Indian Gully upgrade plan, and Mayor Shawnna Silvius is thrilled to host a ribbon cutting of the park’s new kiosk in coming weeks.Before being elected as Red Oak’s mayor, Sivlius began having meetings with...
Farm Bureau of Red Oak made a donation to Christ’s Cupboard Food Pantry on June 6. The pantry was presented with $100 from Farm Bureau in honor of Ag Week. Pictured are Deb Slaughter, Sandra Rea, Aileen Coates, Rick Gustafson, Becky Hill, Sarah Johnson, Joyce Johnson, and Peggy Hayes. Lori Johnson...

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