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The second of the Red Oak downtown square’s eight planter boxes has received a colorful upgrade.Following approval from the Red Oak City Council, the Red Oak Arts Destination group, or ROAD, has been seeking submissions from local artists. Samantha Williams was the second artist selected and...
The Red Oak Community School District’s facilities assessment is beginning to take shape.Alley Poyner Macchietto architect Daric O’Neal said two meetings were held on Sept. 21, one with half of the district’s staff, and a second meeting with members of the School Improvement Advisory Committee (...
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced today that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship will again offer its crop insurance discount program for cover crops this year. The program offers farmers and landowners who plant fall cover crops, like rye and oats, the...
After more than 20 years as the city attorney for Red Oak, Tom Stamets is retiring. Attorney Brianna Sorensen of Shenandoah has already been tapped as Stamet’s replacement. His last day as city attorney is Sept. 30.Stamets has been practicing law for 47 years total. A native of Woodstock, Ill.,...
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors has agreed to partner with a nationwide event honoring veterans.America’s counties have a long and proud history of serving the nation’s veterans, a legacy that continues to this day as they work with  federal, state and local partners to ensure that the...
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today announced that Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is accepting applications for water quality demonstration projects. Iowa has a long and well-established track record of utilizing demonstration projects to spur the development of new...
Griswold High School held their coronation for homecoming on Wednesday, September 21 during a community pep rally. The king and queen were voted on by the high school student body. McKenna Wiechman was crowned queen and Aiden Kennedy was crowned king, but the three boys that were running for king...
The Montgomery County Planning and Zoning Commission will be re-evaluating plans for a carbon pipeline ordinance.At the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors meeting Sept. 13, Jan Norris said she supported the use of outside counsel to add a layer of protections.“I hope you can hold your public...
The Red Oak Fire Department’s 2022 open house will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 on the east side of 1904 N. Broadway, Red Oak. Pancakes and sausage “to go” will be served in this drive thru style breakfast. Please come around the east side of the fire department in order to be served...
Nolte, Cornman & Johnson P.C. released an audit report on the Red Oak Community School District in Red Oak. Financial Highlights The District’s revenues totaled $18,007,391 for the year ended June 30, 2021, a 7.30% increase from the prior year. Expenses for the District operations for the year...

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