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The Montgomery County History Center is adding a unique piece of history to its collection.Recently, the history center came into possession of the axe that was used in the most famous unsolved murder in Iowa history: The Villisca Axe murders.An unveiling of an exhibit containing the axe took plsce...
After working within the district for 42 years as an educator and bus driver, Rick Boyer of Stanton decided to retire from the Stanton Community School District.Boyer’s teaching career first began in the fall of 1979. For three years, he worked as an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor at Oakland...
The Red Oak City Council is continuing to consider its options in regards to FMTC fiber internet.Backlash has occurred in the community over the revelation that the fiber internet will not be installed using a vault system, and instead will be implemented using pedestals located in either the...
Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy Sgt. Todd Dollen was honored with a Life Saving Award  for his actions on May 21. Dollen, right, was presented the award by Montgomery County Sheriff Jon Spunaugle. Dollen was on the scene at Hacklebarney Park performing evacuation operations when the tornado came...
The former Pittsburgh School District No.8 has been settled into a new home at the Montgomery County History Center.The school, which had been located at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds for nearly three decades, was moved from its location on June 12. Montgomery County History Center Director...
The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) is almost finished with the first phase of its Indian Gully upgrade plan, and Mayor Shawnna Silvius is thrilled to host a ribbon cutting of the park’s new kiosk in coming weeks.Before being elected as Red Oak’s mayor, Sivlius began having meetings with...
Farm Bureau of Red Oak made a donation to Christ’s Cupboard Food Pantry on June 6. The pantry was presented with $100 from Farm Bureau in honor of Ag Week. Pictured are Deb Slaughter, Sandra Rea, Aileen Coates, Rick Gustafson, Becky Hill, Sarah Johnson, Joyce Johnson, and Peggy Hayes. Lori Johnson...
The results of the Montgomery County Primary Election were released the evening of June 4.For District Three, Bryant Amos was selected as the Republican nominee.Amos, who received 57 votes, said he believes his truthfulness and recognition of those who have supported him are the main factors that...
Red Oak’s Coy Wilson has qualified to compete at the world’s largest junior high rodeo.Wilson, a seventh grade student at Red Oak Jr./Sr. High School, has earned a position on the Iowa State National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with his fellow teammates to Des Moines June 23...
“Stories In The Stones,” the special program at the Red Oak Cemetery hosted by Calendar Girls, Questers of Red Oak and the Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Court of Honor, will return during Red Oak Junction Days next week.Diane Brower and Sharon Bradley, Calendar Girls members, are coordinating...

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