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The proposed Summit Carbon pipeline was a major topic of conversation throughout 2023.The Montgomery County Planning and Zoning Commission drafted a carbon pipeline ordinance with the assistance of Ahlers & Cooney P.C. out of Des Moines. The ordinance was approved and sent to the Montgomery...
Plans to repaint the water tower at Chautauqua Park got underway July 20 with power washing and stripping of the existing paint.Plans called for the project to be completed in only a few weeks, however, Red Oak city administrator Kyra Smith said there were unforseen delays.“Weather and the hot...
The City of Red Oak saw a new face and a familiar one assume leadership positions.On May 31, Kyra Smith assumed her duties as the city’s new city administrator, replacing Brad Wright, who left the position in December, 2022. While she was born and raised in Red Oak, Smith said she’d been away for...
Red Oak Hardware Hank and Hallmark Cold Crown Store general manager Mark Jackson celebrated 40 years of operation this year.Jackson said they didn’t get a chance to move to the current location at 315 E. Reed St. until 1998, when Randy and Angie Spangenburg decided they were going to get out of the...
Montgomery County Memorial Hospital saw many new expansions, acquisitions, and new features in 2023.On July 17, MCMH announced the acquisition of the Methodist Physicians Clinic located in the Physician Center on the MCMH Medical Campus.With the transition of new ownership under MCMH, Methodist...
Members of the Red Oak Cub Scouts attended the Red Oak Depot the weekend of Dec. 15. Participants took part in a number of holiday-themed events including decorating Christmas cookies, visiting the hot cocoa bar, the photo booth, and enjoying a free showing of “The Polar Express.”
The Red Oak Downtown Urban Renewal Board held its regular meeting Dec. 6.DUR Chairman Roger Vial opened the meeting with a financial report for the organization.“As of now, we have around $28,000 of unallocated funds for the remaining six months of the year for future downtown projects,” Vial said....
Red Oak and the surrounding county is gearing up for the Christmas season. Pictured above is the community Christmas tree at Fountain Square Park. (Peggy Boeye/The Red Oak Express)
Decades after its former use, and after spending some years in Arizona, the former Excelsior School bell has finally come back home to Montgomery County.Currently, the bell is at the Montgomery County History Center in Red Oak, under the curation of Dave and Roxanne McFarland.Efforts to return the...
The Restored Burlington Northern Depot and World War II Museum celebrated a major milestone Dec. 10.An anniversary celebration was held for the building’s 120th anniversary of construction, as well as the 20th anniversary of the building’s rededication during a special ceremony held at the depot....

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