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The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors approved a public hearing date for a proposed solar ordinance.  Montgomery County zoning administrator Barry Byers said the county had a wind power ordinance in place that laid out requirements a developer would have to meet in order to construct a wind...
The Red Oak City Council has agreed to an extension for a property clean-up.  At the Nov. 15 meeting of the Red Oak City Council, the council met with Floyd Smith, a resident of N. 4th Street. Smith was notified on Sept. 24, 2019, that the property had an accumulation of items, defined by city code...
The Red Oak School Board approved an increase in lunch prices for adults eating lunch in the district buildings.  Current lunch price for adults is $3.90, however, superintendent Ron Lorenz said the state is mandating a further increase for adults.  “When we originally established lunch prices in...
The Red Oak School Board heard an update on its attendance center and course enrollment data.  Superintendent Ron Lorenz said all districts were required to compile, collect, and review the data to ensure there are no gender, racial, or disability segregations, and make corrections if necessary....
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors discussed the current fate of the Summit Pipeline project at the Nov. 9 regular meeting. During public comment, the supervisors heard from Jan Norris, who shared that some other counties along the proposed pipeline are exploring options for inspection...
Senator Tom Shipley, R-Nodaway, recently announced his campaign for re-election for Senate District 9, seeking a third term in the Iowa Senate. “Over the past several years, I have voted for historic tax relief for Iowans and their families and put the State of Iowa in a strong financial position...
Several new projects are on their way to receiving grant funding from the Red Oak Downtown Urban Renewal Board.  At the regular meeting Nov. 3, Board Chairman Roger Vial discussed two projects that were up for first round approval to determine eligibility. The first project was at Mark Jackson’s...
More than $32,000 was awarded recently to 13 Montgomery County nonprofits through the fall 2021 grant cycle of the Montgomery County Community Foundation.  The Red Oak Grand Theatre received $6,500 to go toward their Capital Campaign Donor Recognition wall; the Wilson Performing Arts Center...
Officials with the Iowa Department of Transportation have plans to resurface and reconstruct Highway 34 from the East Nishnabotna River Bridge to Montgomery County Road H-34 near Red Oak.  The project includes widening and reconstruction to the Eastern Avenue intersection in Red Oak. The...
  When Montgomery County Deputy Rick Mitchell talks about his K9 partner, Rush, there’s a twinkle in his eyes and pride in his voice.  Partners for six years, Mitchell and Rush have a bond that’s difficult to find.  “To put it plain and simple, he’s just like one of my children,” Mitchell said. ...

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