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In October 2021, the city of Stanton received roughly $445,000 for its downtown revitalization project. The funds came from a Community Development Block Grant, with the project renovating eight buildings in downtown Stanton.Work on the project began last week and is to be completed in 10 months....
Jade Jensen, Kalisa Straight and Aubree Cully work on the fashion designs of the future, while wearing crowns, at the Red Oak Child Development Center Thursday, July 14. This past week at ROCDC was Disney week with Thursday being Prince and Princess camp.
School’s out for the summer, but that isn’t keeping several Essex students and teachers away from the district’s grounds. In fact, several mornings per week there is a flurry of activity with volunteers working on the district’s garden.Located in the east corner of the high school parking lot,...
The Red Oak City Council is prepping to renew its franchise agreement with MidAmerican Energy.The council met with MidAmerican Energy franchise manager Mark Reinders, who said both the city’s electric and natural gas franchises are up for renewal in May 2023.“A franchise may be an unknown entity...
Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand will be in Montgomery County as part of his Town Hall Tour from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 21.   The event will take place at Legion Park, 1904 N. Broadway St. in Red Oak. The public is invited to attend. Sand will highlight the accomplishments of the office that...
Beginning July 16, the 988 dialing code will be available nationwide for anyone who needs support for a suicidal, mental health and/or substance use crisis. The new three-digit dialing code connects people to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline via phone call, text or chat. In 2020,...
Cattlemen’s Heritage Beef Company has announced its intention to sell guaranteed shackle space for 10 years at its planned 1,500-head-per - day beef-processing facility in northwest Mills County in an effort to provide pricing stability for independent cattle producers in western Iowa, eastern...
The Department of Human Services (DHS) has partnered with researchers at Mathematica to conduct a system wide assessment of community-based services for people with behavioral health, disability and aging needs.Community-based services are the services you need to stay in your home and neighborhood...
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors has approved a proposal to staff the county's General Assistance office following the departure of administrator Sonia Jackson on July 8.The Montgomery County General Assistance office helps clients assess their needs, does client referrals and coordinates...
The Red Oak City Council received some disappointing news regarding a proposed expansion project at Clarios.The council had planned for discussion on tax incentives regarding the project; however, Red Oak city administrator Brad Wright said he found out on the afternoon of July 5 that plans had...

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