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Affordable housing in southwest Iowa recently got a boost from the Iowa Economic Development Authority. A grant administered by Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO) will provide $100,000 to renovate and update two upper-story housing units in the City of Stanton.“Housing is just one of the...
The Red Oak community held its annual Junction Days celebration this past weekend. Numerous events took place, including the annual Junction Days parade on Saturday morning. Pictured above, Junction Days Grand Marshal Sharon Bradley waves to the crowd.
The DNR Derelict Building Grant Program was instituted by statute to help rural communities with populations of 5,000 or less remove environmental hazards, improve community appearance and minimize costs by recycling and reusing building materials through deconstruction or renovation of abandoned,...
As much as we love fireworks, drifting smoke can cause breathing problems for some and drought conditions may pose additional risks this year. Dry conditions and the threat of fires may cause some towns, especially in northwest Iowa, to take extra precautions with their fireworks displays. Whether...
A Red Oak residence escaped damage after a fire incident June 28. Red Oak Fire Chief John Bruce said at 11:23 pm, the Red Oak Fire Department was dispatched to 3001 N 4th St. for a reported deck on fire. At 11:26 p.m., the first emergency services personnel arrived on scene and confirmed that an...
Selling food to the public is a big responsibility. Numerous state and federal laws are in place to keep the public safe and assure that important food safety protocols are followed.However, navigating all of the dos and don’ts can be a challenge. Depending on what exactly is being sold, and how...
The Red Oak School Board made a final decision on an architectural firm for its facilities assessment and long-range planning.At the June 13 meeting, the board heard presentations from Insight Design, CNBA, and Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture.  At the time of that meeting, the board heard the...
Red Oak resident Stan Waller (standing far left) speaks to Red Oak’s Roger Magnussen (sitting) about his woodworking items for sale at the Red Oak Farmers Market Thursday, June 16. The Farmers Market is each Thursday starting at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. at Fountain Square Park in downtown...
One of the joys of summer is getting out and enjoying nature, but not all nature’s entire flora plays fair.In Iowa, including Montgomery County, humans need to be aware of wild parsnip, poison ivy, poison hemlock and stinging nettles. Montgomery County Weeds Commissioner Damien Bond said all four...
Bette’s last day with Rubey Realty is June 30, 2022. Bette developed and refined the position of Closing Agent and currently holds the position of Closing Manager. Bette is well respected by her entire network of business relationships. Bette earned the respect of her coworkers, clients, agents...

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