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The City of Red Oak has almost wrapped up the final details of the 2021 street asphalt project.At the regular meeting May 16, the council discussed change order number two for Omni Engineering, in the amount of $12,189 for additional asphalt work.“The company did some additional asphalt patching in...
Patriotic Productions, a nonprofit based in Omaha, announces the flight of the world’s largest American Flag Hot Air Balloon, America One, in the Omaha skies on May 26 or 27, time and day determined by the weather. America One will also appear at the Balloon Glow at Omaha’s Memorial Park on Friday...
  A road construction worker from Harlan, Brian Kelly Parker, was killed after being struck by a vehicle near Red Oak Thursday evening, May 12. A report from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called to Highway 34 and Evergreen Avenue on the west side of Red Oak for a vehicle...
The Red Oak School Board is finalizing a path forward for assessing the facilities needs and outlining a long-range plan moving forward.School Board President Bret Blackman said the board issued requests for proposals for the facilities master planning process, and had heard some responses that...
After lengthy discussions, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors voted against reclassifying a portion of 230th Street in East Township, west of V Avenue, as a Level C Road.Prior to the vote at the May 3 supervisors meeting, a public hearing took place. Two letters were received. The first,...
The Mills Masquers will present the classic play “Anne of Green Gables” May 13-22 at the Barton-Rowe Theater north of Glenwood.The show follows the misadventures of a wildly independent orphan with fiery red hair and a temper to match. Anne Shirley is mistakenly sent to live with a plain-spoken...
Thousands of Iowa family members, friends, and neighbors are hard at work to make Iowa’s roads the safest, most efficient system possible. But to get that work done, they need your help.When anyone sees a “Work zone ahead” sign, pay extra attention to what is coming up.Work zones come in all shapes...
Governor Reynolds recently announced a total of nearly $20 million in investments to support downtown housing projects in 61 communities, which will create 466 new homes for Iowans.Awards were made through the Downtown Housing Grant program, which provides support for downtown revitalization...
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors is splitting funding between the Montgomery County Development Corporation and the Montgomery County Recreational Trails group.County Auditor Stephanie Burke said in 2021, $20,000 was not submitted to MCDC, as a result of a lack of invoices from MCDC.“In...
Tess NelsonThe Red Oak Express When it comes to World War II, Montgomery County had several astonishing heroes on and off the battlefield. One of the more prominent “flyboys” from the area was John “The Blade” Carder from Red Oak.John was one of three boys, and was born Feb. 3, 1920, to Nick (N.J...

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