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Nick JohansenThe Red Oak Express Red Oak native and retired Air Force pilot Tom Halbert has written an autobiography.“My journalism background and my wire-service background allowed me to write and be succinct, so I had to overcome that to be able to write the book,” commented Halbert.Halbert’s...
The Red Oak Arts Destination group is looking to make some visual improvements to the downtown square.At the Red Oak City Council meeting on May 2, Phillip Lamb spoke before the council, and said he and other members of the group wished to paint the bare concrete planter boxes on the corners of the...
Dr. Edgar Epperly, author of Fiend Incarnate, was the guest speaker at the Stanton Public Library on Wednesday, April 27. Epperly spoke about the Villisca ax murders, which is the topic of his book. He was available for autographs following the presentation.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig and Department of Natural Resources Director Kayla Lyon are reminding Iowans to nominate individuals or families in their communities for the 2022 Farm Environmental Leader Award.Farmers and landowners who invest in conservation practices,...
For the past five years, people across Iowa have been collecting the tabs off their pop cans in honor of former 4-H member Jacy McAlexander, who passed away after a courageous battle with cancer in 2018.Each State Council group since then has chosen to continue Jacy’s legacy with a statewide...
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors is still seeking input from other area counties regarding inspection services for the proposed Summit Carbon Solutions pipeline project.Questions were raised by Supervisors Chair Mark Peterson, as well as Peterson’s constituents, as to whether the county...
Villisca, along with aid from several other area fire departments, tackled a residential blaze on Wednesday morning, May 4.   The Villisca Fire/Rescue Department was dispatched to the scene of the fire at 129 W. 4th St. at 9:07 a.m. Upon arrival, emergency responders reported heavy smoke and fire...
f a pipeline inspector is hired for the proposed Summit Carbon Solutions pipeline project, and the project fails to proceed, who gets stuck with the bill?That question, and others, are currently being considered by the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors as it ponders options regarding...
On March 1st, 2022,  the state’s most historic and significant tax reform bill was passed by the state of Iowa and signed by Governor Kim Reynolds. With the 2021 tax filing deadline having just passed, you may be wondering how and if it may affect you.You will not see the changes this tax filing...
The Red Oak Park and Tree Board is prepping to proceed with new bids for the Fountain Square Park stage.At its meeting April 14, Park superintendent Adam VanDerVliet said a prior bid letting was held for the project, but the bids ended up being rejected due to the low bid coming in at more than $...

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