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The Eastern Avenue reconstruction project is completed.Red Oak Street Superintendent Chris Baird said the road was reopened Aug. 15, and seeding took place on Aug. 18.Baird said he was pleased that the project is completed and the road is reopened. “It’s been a long process, and we appreciate the...
As the new school year kicks off for the Red Oak Community School District, there will be one less familiar face in the hallways.Earlier this year, Red Oak instructor Barb Sims called it a career after 30 years with the Red Oak District. A graduate of Urbandale High School, Sims spent two years...
ntry is seeking some additional help as winter approaches.Food pantry volunteer Lori Johnson joined the food pantry as a volunteer in 2019, and has volunteered for the pantry for about four years. Johnson said the pantry is under the canopy of the Red Oak First Covenant Church, and is not a 501(c)(...
The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation and Cookies Food Products are pleased to present De Heaton of Corning as an Iowan of the Day for the 2023 Iowa State Fair.Heaton said being nominated for the Iowa State Fair honor was completely unexpected.“I was very surprised, I didn’t even know friends...
The Red Oak City Council heard comments from area residents on two separate issues at its regular meeting Aug. 7.Matthew Stephens, a resident at 1894 Highway 48 addressed the council on water service line issues. Stephens said he was hoping to change the water service line repair responsibility to...
Montgomery County Memorial Hospital CEO, Ron Kloewer met with Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa at her Washington, D.C. office.Kloewer was in Washington for a healthcare conference. Senator Ernst took time to visit with Kloewer to discuss a variety of topics, including healthcare policy, progress...
A long-time restaurant staple of the Red Oak community has closed its doors.The Rainbow Café at 105 W. Market St. served its final meals to customers on Aug. 6.  At the time of its closure, the Rainbow was the oldest restaurant operating in Red Oak.Local historian Roy Marshall shared a partial...
A long time member of the Red Oak Fire Department has retired from full time duty.Matt Franks, a firefighter with Red Oak for more than two decades, retired Aug. 1. Franks has lived in the Essex community since December 1977. Franks said one of his driving inspirations for becoming a firefighter...
The City of Red Oak’s water tower is in the process of getting a face lift.Painting crews are well into a project to repaint the tower opposite Chautauqua Park.Red Oak water superintendent Rich Figgins said the repainting project is part of a normal maintenance process.“The painting is done on an...

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