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Iowa’s precipitation in May was 3.46 inches, 1.38 inches below normal for the month, according to the latest Water Summary Update.While there was some improvement in drought conditions, a small area of severe drought remains in and around Woodbury County. Soil moisture, streamflow and groundwater...
While the staffing situation at the Red Oak Pool is improving, the hours of operation will remain from 1-7 p.m. Monday through Friday with no weekend hours for the time being.Discussion of the pool took place at the regular meeting of the Red Oak Park and Tree Board on June 9. Park superintendent...
As a result of some technical glitches with voting machines, a hand recount of the county’s Primary Election ballots took place on June 10.At a special emergency meeting of the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors June 9, discussions were held on holding an administrative recount of the ballots,...
The City of Red Oak has two open volunteer positions on the City’s Historical Preservation Commission.  If anyone is interested in serving, stop by Red Oak City Hall, 601 N. 6th St., and pick up an application or download one from the city’s website, city.redoakiowa.com.  Per Iowa’s House File 243...
The Red Oak Downtown Urban Renewal Board met for its regular meeting on June 8.DUR Chairman Roger Vial reviewed the financial reports, and said when the board received its new round of funding July 1, around $13,000 of the $70,000 of funding provided by the City of Red Oak had been earmarked for...
Iowa Master Gardener Program Fall Hybrid Training will be Aug. 22 through Oct. 28. Master Gardeners come from many different backgrounds, but have a few key things in common: they love gardening, they love learning, and they love contributing to their local communities. If you want to deepen your...
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors tackled a light agenda at its regular meeting May 31.On the agenda was approval of an agreement with Solutions for the county’s IT services. County Auditor Stephanie Burke advised the supervisors that the rates had not changed from last year.The cost of...
Gov. Reynolds recently announced a $20 million investment to help nonprofit organizations in Iowa expand to meet the needs of more Iowans.  The new Nonprofit Innovation Fund will provide a competitive grant opportunity to help nonprofit organizations make transformational investments in vertical...
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced Friday, June 3, that the March 23 order cancelling all live bird exhibitions at fairs and other gatherings of birds due to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been lifted. It has been 30 days since USDA has confirmed a new...
Despite some challenging weather conditions, Iowa’s wild turkey hunters reported harvesting nearly 12,000 birds through the mandatory registration system. While similar to 2021, the 300 additional birds registered represented and overall state increase in harvest of around two percent.Iowa’s spring...

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