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The Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO) is seeking applicants for its Homeownership Assistance Program. The program is made possible by a $100,000 grant from the Iowa Finance Authority and administered by SWIPCO’s Southwest Iowa Housing Trust fund.The Iowa Finance Authority provides grants and...
Tess NelsonThe Red Oak Express Longtime law enforcement officer Drue Powers of Red Oak once patrolled streets and alleys; eyes peeled for those wanting to cause trouble.Now retired, Powers can now be found on the back roads and more rural settings as a landscape photographer.“It’s a way for me to...
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices in the southwest area announced award recipients for outstanding achievements in 2021.Adams, Montgomery, and Page counties received recognition in youth development for demonstrating excellence in programming by developing partnerships...
The Red Oak School Board is proceeding with two different measures to bolster the district’s staff.Under discussion by the board was the use of ESSER III funds to provide one-time retention stipends for all returning, regular, permanent employees for the 2022-23 school year, in the amount of $2,000...
JBI Distributors & Services, LLC., located in Red Oak, attended the Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines last week. The event is the largest pork expo for the live production industry. Pictured is Jeff Bradley, Regional Sales Manager from Red Oak; Wayne Braun, Regional Sales Manager, Eastern Iowa;...
Retired Admiral Mike Franken paid a visit to Red Oak on Jan. 27. Franken is a candidate for the United States Senate, and is currently running for the Democratic nomination against incumbent Republican Sen. Charles Grassley. Franken made a stop at the Firehouse Restaurant in Red Oak to speak with...
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced recently that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is now accepting applications for the 2022 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. To qualify, the grants must be used to support projects that raise awareness about or drive demand...
The Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO) is pleased to announce a residential lead paint abatement program. The three-year endeavor will allow for lead-based paint removal in homes across the seven-county area served by the Southwest Iowa Housing Trust Fund, which SWIPCO administers.Lead Hazard...
The Red Oak Downtown Urban Renewal Board met for its regular meeting on Jan. 19.Beginning July 1, the DUR Board will be working with a $70,000 funding stream, up from its prior funding amount of $50,000. The question was raised as to whether there was any cap on carry-over. DUR Board Member Pete...
Charlie Payne, 8, of Red Oak slides down Chautauqua Park hill in Red Oak.

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