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With a goal of seeing that every registered child in Montgomery County receives at least one new toy for Christmas, the local Marine Toys for Tots program is underway. Last year roughly 170 in the county received a toy through this program.  The main sign up day for the program is from 3 to 5 p.m....
One of the most important things one can do for their health and the health of others, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic – is to get a flu shot. Health experts annually push the importance of the flu vaccine for all demographics, but it is especially important this year, said...
The recent Cram the Cruiser and Fire Truck events on Nov. 12,  at the Red Oak Fareway and Red Oak Hy-Vee Food Store locations were a success. Pictured with the collected items are, from left: Montgomery County Sheriff Jon Spunaugle, Red Oak Fire Chief John Bruce, Red Oak Police Liaison Amber...
A 2010 Red Oak graduate is the newest provider at Methodist Physicians Clinic in Red Oak. Liz (Cooper) Johnson began as a Family Nurse Practitioner Nov. 1 after working as a registered nurse in the same clinic the past several years.  “I’m enjoying it so far,” said Johnson. “It’ll get even better...
Each year in the United States, heating equipment causes more than 65,000 home fires. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires in the U.S. Despite space heaters being a convenient source of supplemental heat in...
    City officials have approved a contract with Snyder & Associates, Inc., for $1.5 million renovation project at the Red Oak Regional Airport.  “The project is to remove and replace the airfield light system for Runway 5/23 and the connecting taxiways,” explained Red Oak City Administrator...
The Red Oak City Council has proceeded with an ordinance amending Red Oak city code to amend provisions pertaining to precinct boundaries.  City administrator Brad Wright said the city was required to re-evaluate the precincts and balance the population following the 2020 census.  “We tried to keep...
4-H members, their families, and community members gathered on Sunday, Nov. 14,  for the annual Montgomery County 4-H Awards Night. This program is hosted by the 4-H County Youth Council, a group of 4-H members from across the county ranging in age from high school freshmen to seniors.  The Friends...
More than $611,300 in new USDA Rural Development grants for cities across Iowa’s Third Congressional District to support a range of municipal improvements, including new equipment for Iowa hospitals, police departments, and fire departments.  The new grants cover Adams, Adair, Cass, Montgomery,...
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...

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