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The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors has agreed to serve as a co-applicant on a Destination Iowa Application, in partnership with the City of Stanton.Stanton Community Development director Jenna Ramsey spoke before the supervisors at the Oct. 11 meeting. The Destination Iowa Application would...
Nick JohansenThe Red Oak Express The Essex Community School District’s farm school has expanded to include farm animals for students to take care of and interact with.Essex Ag instructor Rebekah Sampers said the concept of a farm school was the brainchild of Essex and Hamburg superintendent Dr....
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa and U.S. Attorney Richard D. Westphal joins the Department of Justice, the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), advocates, survivors, victim service providers, justice professionals, police and first responders, and...
There’s an unmistakable chill in the air as fall slowly creeps into winter. Keeping roads in their best shape to ensure you get where you want to go, no matter the season is our goal at the Iowa Department of Transportation. As the weather changes, our focus is keeping the roads as clear as...
At the Monday, Oct. 17 Red Oak city council meeting, things got a little heated when discussing an employee evaluation form for the city administrator. Red Oak city council members Tim Fridolph and Pete Wemhoff have been working on a new employee evaluation form for the past couple months. The two...
Just in time to ring in Halloween, audiences at the Wilson Performing Arts Center will be able to see a new twist on the classic horror tale of good vs. evil.Oct. 27-30, the WPAC will debut “Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical,” based off of Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novella. The musical is directed...
Editor's note: Posted online to correct typing error.   To the Editor: Not long ago there was a letter that challenged a position I took on SF 2369. That letter left a lot of relevant information out. This needs to be challenged.SF 2369 received considerable attention because of the portion that...
A new Wi-Fi hotspot has been recently installed and activated by Mediacom Communications to provide Red Oak residents and visitors with free internet access while spending time in Fountain Square Park.The park is a visible focal point in downtown Red Oak, and regularly attracts visitors who want to...
While fiber optics will eventually be in Red Oak homes, it certainly won’t be anytime soon.At Monday night’s regular council meeting, members of the Red Oak City Council heard an update on broadband capabilities from Jason Orme, representing the Montgomery County Development Corporation’s Broadband...
Each year in the United States, heating equipment causes more than 65,000 home fires. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires in the U.S. Despite space heaters being a convenient source of supplemental heat in...

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