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The Red Oak School Board has finalized and approved its 2022-23 FY budget.A public hearing to discuss the budget proposal took place at the board meeting on March 28. No oral or written comments were received.Board secretary Deb Drey outlined key details from the budget. Expenditures in 2023 were...
Essex native Dennis Liljedahl is reflecting on his successful tenure as president of the Iowa Pork Producers Association.Liljedahl has a rich history in pork production, operating a three-generation family farm based in Essex. The farm was once a farrow-to finish-operation, but has transitioned to...
The Red Oak Fire Department has been named the Iowa Firefighters Association’s Fire Department of the Year.The award, which was presented to the ROFD on March 19, is one of the highest honors given by the Iowa Firefighters Association. Red Oak Fire Chief John Bruce said it is given to a department...
On Tuesday, March 22, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors has finalized a resolution allocating leftover American Rescue Plan Act funds for government use.Supervisor Donna Robinson said a number of counties have taken funding and put it to use in a number of ways.“There are some that used...
Page County Conservation and Public Health officials confirmed on Wednesday, March 23, the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the migratory snow geese population at Rapp Park in rural Shenandoah. This is not an uncommon occurrence for wild birds to have avian influenza; however, they want to make...
County residents in attendance at the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors meeting March 22 were all in agreement. They want the supervisors to join other counties in pushing back against the use of eminent domain if used to further the Summit Carbon Solutions pipeline project.The subject of...
The Southwest Iowa Housing Trust Fund, a nonprofit fund administered by Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO), received a grant of $100,000 from the Iowa West Foundation toward housing rehabilitation in the southwest Iowa region.“A safe and stable housing situation is a basic necessity for...
Red Oak taxpayers will be seeing a bit of an increase in taxes for the 2022-23 budget year, starting July 1.Last year, the levy on regular property was 18.70583 per $1,000 valuation, with 3.00037 per $1,000 valuation on agricultural land. For the upcoming fiscal year budget, city administrator Brad...
Council action regarding policy on the Red Oak City Council agendas was vetoed by Red Oak Mayor Shawnna Silvius.The policy approved by the council at the meeting March 7 and stated the city clerk, with input and direction from the city administrator, would prepare and make the final decision on all...
A bridge deck and joint repair project started March 18 on U.S. 34 west of Red Oak between Iowa 48 and Montgomery County Road M-37.This will require reducing traffic to one lane controlled with temporary traffic signals until April 15, weather permitting.  Work will be on the westbound lane of...

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