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The world’s largest free flying American flag hot air balloon, weighing 530 pounds and standing 53 feet tall, is coming to Red Oak over Memorial Day weekend.The five-story-tall “America One” balloon is owned and operated by Barry and Teri DeLibero of Chester Springs, Penn. It is 78 feet wide and...
Downtown planters in Red Oak were replanted by volunteers Friday, May 20 as part of the George Maher Community Service Day. Pictured is Red Oak city councilmember Brian Bills helping with the annual project.
The Red Oak School Board is not in favor of a proposal that would see the district shift to a cashless ticketing system for interscholastic events for the 2022-23 school year, as well as require ticket prices to increase by $1.At the regular Red Oak School Board meeting May 23, superintendent Ron...
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 Axne’s office informed the...
The Red Oak Downtown Urban Renewal Board held its regular meeting May 18.DUR Chairman Roger Vial gave a brief overview of the financial report and said if the board funded its current grant requests right now, they’d be at a negative balance of around $9,900. However, there might be some...
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds all boaters and anglers to “Clean, Drain, and Dry” their boats and equipment this Memorial Day weekend to protect Iowa lakes and rivers from aquatic hitchhikers.Aquatic invasive species, everything from zebra mussels to Eurasian watermilfoil,...
The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation and Cookies Food Products are currently seeking the next group of outstanding Iowans for the 2022 Iowan of the Day award.They look for individuals across the state that exemplify leadership, citizenship, have a passion for volunteering, are involved in...
After less than six months on the job, Montgomery County IT Director, Jim Scott, turned in his resignation to supervisor at a special May 10 meeting.Members of the board approved his resignation, effective May 20. Scott started in the position on Dec. 13, 2021, and said the decision to leave the...
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors received an update from maintenance supervisor Dan Wright on a number of projects at the courthouse and at various county buildings.The first major update was the replacement of windows around the courthouse. Wright said Red Oak Glass has completed all the...
Warmer temperatures and drier conditions are in the forecast and farmers will soon be in the fields in full force. That means more equipment will be on the roadways in the coming days.Moving farm equipment on public roads can be a dangerous activity. Farm operators need to drive defensively and...

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