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Iowa’s August precipitation was 3.53 inches, or 0.6 inches below normal for the month, according to the latest Water Summary Update. This marks the fifth month in a row of below normal statewide average precipitation. Southeast Iowa was the driest region of the state, with Keokuk receiving only 0....
It is a homecoming of sorts for Nashville songwriter and recording artist Tom Wurth, who will perform at the Wilson Performing Arts Center in Red Oak Thursday, Sept. 15.Wurth was born in Creston and his brother, Bobby, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak. His parents, Joe and Peg...
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. “The weather could not have been better for Farm Progress Show attendees last...
A small leak at the Montgomery County Courthouse led to some unexpected results.The issue was discussed during maintenance supervisor Dan Wright’s maintenance update to the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors at its Aug. 23 meeting.  Wright said he noted water initially, but couldn’t locate the...
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors has acted on a decision for an engineering firm to oversee the potential construction of the Summit Carbon Solutions pipeline.Supervisor Mike Olson felt that the county needed to make a decision, and quickly, on some sort of representation.“I feel that we...
The Montgomery County Planning and Zoning Commission has taken the first steps towards setting an ordinance ahead of Summit Carbon Solutions potential plans for a carbon pipeline through portions of the county.During a public hearing, Red Oak resident Jan Norris spoke to the commission and said...
Tess NelsonThe Red Oak Express A first-year exhibitor at the Iowa State Fair, from Stanton, brought home an armful of awards in the rabbit show.Ella Peterson, the daughter of Bob and Kimberly Peterson, and a first-year member of the Stanton FFA Chapter, won reserve grand champion Best of Show,...
The Southwest Iowa Art Tour is gearing up for its ninth year connecting rural communities through art. Mark your calendars for Friday, September 16th, Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th this year! In 2014, a group of southwest Iowa artists came together to pull off a regional event...
According to the Iowa Department of Transportation's Creston construction office, painting of the U.S. 34 bridge over the Nishnabotna River west of Red Oak will require lane closures beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, until early October, weather permitting. Traffic signals will be in place to direct...
The Iowa State Fair is a vacation destination for thousands of people each year, but for Cloie Bruce of Red Oak it’s mostly work and little play.Cloie, the daughter of Scott and Jennifer Bruce, exhibited the champion Lim-Flex Heifer at the state fair recently. She also exhibited a market goat,...

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