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The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors has approved more changes to the county’s IT infrastructure.IT director Sonia Morrison spoke to the supervisors at the meeting Oct. 11. Morrison presented one quote to migrate the county from its current email tenant, a commercial Microsoft exchange, to a...
The Montgomery County Communications Center received multiple 9-1-1 calls at 4:47pm reporting a small ditch fire in the area of Highway 34 x A Ave. Mutual aid was requested immediately prior to any fire units arriving on scene due to wind conditions. Once fire crews arrived on scene, the fire...
Gov. Reynolds released the following statement today in response to the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Mathematics and Reading Assessments of Grades 4 and 8: “Iowa was the first state in the nation to reopen its schools during the pandemic, bringing students back to the...
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors has agreed to serve as a co-applicant on a Destination Iowa Application, in partnership with the City of Stanton.Stanton Community Development director Jenna Ramsey spoke before the supervisors at the Oct. 11 meeting. The Destination Iowa Application would...
Nick JohansenThe Red Oak Express The Essex Community School District’s farm school has expanded to include farm animals for students to take care of and interact with.Essex Ag instructor Rebekah Sampers said the concept of a farm school was the brainchild of Essex and Hamburg superintendent Dr....
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa and U.S. Attorney Richard D. Westphal joins the Department of Justice, the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), advocates, survivors, victim service providers, justice professionals, police and first responders, and...
There’s an unmistakable chill in the air as fall slowly creeps into winter. Keeping roads in their best shape to ensure you get where you want to go, no matter the season is our goal at the Iowa Department of Transportation. As the weather changes, our focus is keeping the roads as clear as...
At the Monday, Oct. 17 Red Oak city council meeting, things got a little heated when discussing an employee evaluation form for the city administrator. Red Oak city council members Tim Fridolph and Pete Wemhoff have been working on a new employee evaluation form for the past couple months. The two...
Just in time to ring in Halloween, audiences at the Wilson Performing Arts Center will be able to see a new twist on the classic horror tale of good vs. evil.Oct. 27-30, the WPAC will debut “Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical,” based off of Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novella. The musical is directed...
Editor's note: Posted online to correct typing error.   To the Editor: Not long ago there was a letter that challenged a position I took on SF 2369. That letter left a lot of relevant information out. This needs to be challenged.SF 2369 received considerable attention because of the portion that...

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