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Members of the Red Oak community, Roger Carlson’s family, and Red Oak Community School District staff gathered on May 10 to pay special tribute to Roger Carlson.A tree planting ceremony was held at the school to commemorate Carlson, a long time member of the Red Oak School Board who was serving on...
After more than 20 years with the Stanton School District, Christi Elwood is calling it a career.  Elwood, who currently serves as the high school secretary, announced her retirement in April. Elwood said she was born and raised in Clarinda and graduated from Clarinda High School..“When we got...
Work is underway at the intersection of Alix St. and Broadway. The road is closed while crews install a new culvert. The Red Oak Express can be accessed by coming down Fourth Street and turning left on Commerce Drive. Dollar General may still be accessed by coming down Fourth Street and turning...
Live Well Montgomery County (LWMC) is pleased to announce that they were the recipient of an $80,000 grant from Wellpoint Iowa (formerly Amerigroup) to expand existing food insecurity access programs and develop new initiatives to increase their impact across the county.• Cooking & Nutrition...
The Villisca Country club, located north on Highway 71, is in the middle of celebrating a major milestone.As of the spring of 2023, the country club has celebrated a little more than 100 years of operation. Randy Nelson, Vice President of the Villisca Country Club Board, has been a long-time member...
The Stanton School District dodged severe weather to hold its prom on April 27. Pictured are Prom King Logan Welchan and Queen Ellyanna McDonald.
The Red Oak Farmers Market is gearing up for another exciting season.Maggie McQuown, the retiring manager of the Red Oak Farmers Market (ROFM) shared some of the details. McQuown said this year the market will be starting two weeks earlier, with the first market of the season scheduled from 4 to 6:...
Red Oak Cub Scouts Pack 80 and Boy Scouts Troop 86 made a recent donation to Christ’s Cupboard Food pantry. The food was collected during the year’s “Scouting for Food” event. Pictured are members of the scouts and volunteers with Christ’s Cupboard Food Pantry.
The City of Red Oak was recently honored with the 2023 Tree City USA Award.This year’s awards were presented at the 33rd Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon in Ankeny.The award was presented by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources April 4 at the FFA Enrichment...
The Montgomery County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, a local nonprofit organization, serves as a steadfast pillar of support for Montgomery County Memorial Hospital + Clinics, epitomizing the values of community service and altruism through its dedication to providing volunteer services for patients...

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