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Vicki Hume, a fifth grade instructor at the Essex Community School District, has added her name to an elite list.At a ceremony on May 18, Hume was named as one of the recipients of the 2022 Charles E. Lakin Outstanding Teacher Award. Hume was one of four teachers to receive the award for this year...
There was quite a crowd the second day the Red Oak city pool was open Thursday, June 2. This is the second year of the new and improved pool, which includes two slides, diving boards, swimming lanes, zero entry area, and climbing wall. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday contingent upon the...
Montgomery County voters took to the polls on June 7 to make their choices in the primaries, and the Montgomery County Auditor's Office has released the unofficial results in the county.Locally, there was only one contested race, for District Four Supervisor, with incumbent Mark Peterson challenged...
The Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Court of Honor held its annual Memorial Day program on May 30. The program was held in the gymnasium of the Red Oak Jr./Sr High School due to the high winds. Pictured above, from left, Chairman Robert Fenstermann, and Court of Honor members Clyde Sellers and...
The community of Red Oak and the surrounding area has the possibility of reopening a dedicated community animal shelter if fundraising goals are met.Red Oak did have a dedicated animal shelter until it was sold five years ago. Jan Black, who currently coordinates any animal rescue efforts in the...
The Red Oak Post Office is warning of a recent scam that has targeted a number of people in the area.Postmaster Michelle Dixon, with the Red Oak Post Office, said that they have seen a recent influx of mail bearing counterfeit stamps, which are usually purchased at an up to 50% discount online....
The Red Oak Municipal Pool will open as scheduled on June 1, but patrons can expect limits on weekend availability for the time being.The Red Oak Park and Tree Board held a special meeting on May 26 to discuss the pool schedule. Park Superintendent Adam VanDerVliet advised the board they currently...
Johnston Communications was recently named the Dish Cares Ambassador of the Year 2021 for Dish Network nationwide.Dish realizes that Local Retailers, like Johnston Communications, want to be active in the communities where they live and work. Therefore, local retailers are recognized for their...
The search for a new IT director to oversee the county's infrastructure is ongoing.The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors discussed the efforts to find a replacement for Jim Scott, who resigned May 20.Supervisor Randy Cooper said he had been in contact with Red Oak superintendent Ron Lorenz and...
A further hurdle has been crossed by Montgomery County in seeking federal funds for a bridge project.In April, The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors has issued its support for potential federal funding for work on the 250th Street bridge in the Grant Township, as U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne’s office...

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