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A new Wi-Fi hotspot has been recently installed and activated by Mediacom Communications to provide Red Oak residents and visitors with free internet access while spending time in Fountain Square Park.The park is a visible focal point in downtown Red Oak, and regularly attracts visitors who want to...
While fiber optics will eventually be in Red Oak homes, it certainly won’t be anytime soon.At Monday night’s regular council meeting, members of the Red Oak City Council heard an update on broadband capabilities from Jason Orme, representing the Montgomery County Development Corporation’s Broadband...
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...
Co-Manager of the Red Oak Farmers Market, Maggie McQuown, gave an end of the season recap to members of the Red Oak City Council at the Monday, Oct. 17 meeting. McQuown said even though the regular season ended in September, there will be a holiday market Nov. 22 and a Christmas Market Dec. 15....
The Iowa County Recorders Association wants to make all veterans aware that recording or requesting military records is always free of charge for a veteran.In recent weeks it has been reported that a third-party company has been charging veterans to record these documents. Please review the Iowa...
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors has agreed to hire the services of the law firm of Ahlers & Cooney for assistance in drafting a carbon pipeline ordinance.The supervisors met with Ahlers & Cooney attorney Tim Whipple at the regular meeting on Oct. 3. Whipple said he specialized in...
The Red Oak School Board tackled a light agenda at its regular meeting Oct. 10.Among the items on the agenda was approval of three change orders on a replacement boiler at the technology center. The school board, at its Aug. 24 meeting, approved a  low bid from Ray Martin Company at $163,000....
Red Oak Mayor Shawnna Silvius is seeking applicants for a youth advisory council to provide feedback to the city.Silvius said the group will be made up of 9-12th grade students from the Red Oak Community School District, as well as home schooled youth, who apply and are selected to join the youth...
Keep Iowa Beautiful and Diamond Vogel Paint are pleased to announce the 2023 Paint Iowa Beautiful program. The program provides free paint to a wide variety of community projects throughout Iowa. Administered through Keep Iowa Beautiful with the paint provided by the Diamond Vogel Paint Company. "...
Firefighters from Red Oak were dispatched to a field fire on Ave. A, just off of Highway 34 at around 2:50 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Multiple area fire departments, including Stanton and Emerson, were also called to assist in tackling the blaze. Further details on the fire have not yet been released.

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