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The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors has narrowed the field on a replacement IT director.The supervisors discussed hiring for the new position at the regular meeting June 14. Supervisor Donna Robinson said she made contact with representatives with Iowa Counties Information Technology and had...
Consistent with Governor Reynolds’ initiative to evaluate the State of Iowa’s electric vehicle infrastructure, which began in 2018 and resulted in a statewide EV report, the Iowa DOT is requesting public input to help shape the Iowa Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan, currently in development.An...
k a step towards selecting a firm for a new facilities assessment, as well as long-range planning proposals.Superintendent Ron Lorez said the district reached out to 12 architectural firms in the area, with requests for a proposal, and received nine. From there, the board facilities committee...
bolt Insurance Solutions Inc. (“bolt”), the country’s largest P&C insurance exchange, announced the introduction of its device protection capabilities in the United States with the launch of a partnership with Chat Mobility, a leading regional wireless carrier in Iowa, to extend bolt’s device...
A few animals from the Blank Park Zoo visited the Red Oak Library Wednesday, June 8 as part of a free summer program. Pictured is Melanie Keller, an educator with the Blank Park Zoo, pictured, from left, with ‘Shelby’ the turtle, Neveah Smith, Corbin Blay, Adalynn Smith, Berkley Blay, and Kaydynce...
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has signed into law a bill that will revamp the state’s can and bottle deposit law. The bill increases the handing fee for redemption centers from one cent to three cents. It also authorizes the creation of mobile redemption centers and allows stores to opt out of taking...
Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Michael Franken will be hosting Meet and Greets on June 25 in southwest Iowa. In Red Oak, he will be speaking at the Public Library from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The address is 400 N. 2nd St. In Shenandoah, the event will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Shenandoah...
Tess NelsonThe Red Oak Express The careers of many teachers ended recently with this school year.  According to the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA), teacher resignations in the state are up by 15% this year, the highest turnover the ISEA has seen in a few years.Over the past several years,...
Nick JohansenThe Red Oak Express After 16 years serving in the Montgomery County’s Auditor’s Office and 10 years as Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, Stephanie Burke is moving on.Burke announced her resignation during the June 8 Board of Supervisors meeting. Her last day will be June 30. She...
Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff Saturday, June 18, from sunrise to sunset in honor and remembrance of Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputy Austin “Melvin” Richardson. Richardson died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash while on duty. Richardson’s funeral...

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