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The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is praising telecommunicator Shari Foote for receiving  a certificate of outstanding service to the profession of public safety communications from the Iowa Chapter of Associated Public Safety Communications Office at the spring conference in Des Moines,....
Precipitation for March averaged 2.67 inches, almost a half inch above normal. This above-normal rainfall helped to improve drought conditions across many areas of the state, especially in the southern and eastern parts of Iowa, according to the latest Water Summary Update.However, at the start of...
The Iowa Hospital Association has awarded the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital + Clinics (MCMH) Board of Trustees the prestigious three-star award for having 100% of trustees certified in their Hospital Board Certification Program. This is the highest honor given to a board certified in the...
Montgomery County’s IT director Jim Scott is continuing to make upgrades to the county’s IT infrastructure.Scott was in attendance at the regular Montgomery County Board of Supervisors meeting April 5. Scott gave an update on some of the projects he’s been working on to streamline and improve the...
Montgomery County voters interested in voting absentee for the June 7 Primary Election may file requests for absentee ballots with the Montgomery County Auditor’s Office.Due to recent legislation, the time period to request absentee ballots has been reduced from 120 days to 70 days. The new...
The Red Oak Downtown Urban Renewal Board tackled a light agenda at the regular monthly meeting April 6.The DUR Board had no grant requests up for first round approval. DUR Chairman Roger Vial said based on the board’s current budget status, a hiatus in grant requests wasn’t necessarily a bad...
 see a slight increase to their water and sewer rates in their upcoming bills.At the meeting on April 4, the council discussed the ordinance amendments for rate increases. City administrator Brad Wright said the water rate had a proposed 2% increase over last year due to the increased cost of...
Editor’s Note: This is the first of a series on how four photographs found in a local attic tells the history of football in Red Oak. The next installment will be in the April 13 edition of The Red Oak Express. If you are like many local residents, you would never connect Red Oak football to a...
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors received its first bid for inspection services for the proposed Summit Carbon Pipeline project.At the March 29 meeting, the supervisors heard a presentation from Luis Leon, the owner and principal engineer of L.T. Leon Associates Inc., out of Des Moines....
Deidre DeJear, the presumptive Democratic nominee for Iowa Governor, paid a visit to Red Oak on March 29 and met with potential voters at the Firehouse Restaurant. DeJear spoke about some of the issues she’s campaigning on, and took questions from voters in attendance. Learn more about DeJear at...

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