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Members of the Mayors Youth Advisory Council met for the first time in the IJAG classroom of the Red Oak Junior/Senior High School Wednesday, Nov. 9.Founding members of the group are Bella Glassel, senior; Cyrus Mensen, junior; Hailey Rydberg, junior; Jonah Thomason, sophomore; Joselyn McCunn,...
Iowa’s most popular deer hunting seasons are just around the corner, when roughly 100,000 blaze orange clad hunters take to the timber and wildlife experts are forecasting another good year. “Our deer population is stable to slightly increasing statewide, so hunters should expect to see numbers...
Three downtown projects are soon to be funded following action by the red Oak Downtown Urban Renewal Board.The board met for its monthly meeting on Nov. 2. DUR Chairman Roger Vial said there was one project on the agenda requesting first round approval for eligibility, The Bridge/First Baptist...
At the request of the fire chiefs within Montgomery County, the burn ban has been lifted effective immediately.    It is requested that anyone who wished to burn, please call the Montgomery County Communications Center at 712-623-5107 to avoid any unnecessary fire department responses, have...
Veteran’s Affairs administrator Curtis White is continuing to settle into his role as the county’s coordinator.During the regular meeting of the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors Nov. 1, White gave a quarterly update on efforts he’s made to assist local veterans.“A total of 59 people came to...
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commented today on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly April through November. “A blast of cold air late last week dropped temperatures well below normal as...
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors continues to weigh its options regarding the proposed Summit Carbon pipeline through the county.Under discussion was the potential for state-level intervention from the Iowa Utilities Board as the IUB weighs whether to allow the carbon pipeline project to...
Red Oak City Administrator Brad Wright and Red Oak City Clerk Mary Bolton retired, effective the end of the year. Retirement letters from the duo were left in Mayor Shawnna Silvius’ city hall mailbox. Wright’s letter stated his last day of employment as Dec. 30. However, with accumulated vacation...
Today Mayor Shawnna Silvius received two letters of retirement from Red Oak City Administrator, Brad Wright, and City Clerk, Mary Bolton. She received these letters in her mailbox at the Red Oak City Hall. Silvius is sharing these letters with the media per request. Silvius looks forward to moving...
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today announced an order cancelling all live bird exhibitions at fairs and other gatherings of birds due to the continued threat of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The order also prohibits live birds from being sold or transferred at...

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