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The City of Red Oak has declared a snow emergency in effect until Tuesday or whenever snow ceases and streets are plowed. No on-street parking is allowed until snow fall ceases and streets are cleared from curb to curb or vehicles will be ticketed. Then motorists parking in their right of way or in...
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER: The Montgomery County Courthouse will be closed for Non-Essential Services.  The doors will remain unlocked, but some departments may not be open.   Please call ahead. 712-623-6625   CANCELATIONS/CHANGES BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR MEETING CANCLED TODAY - MOVED TO...
Red Oak’s Coy Wilson paid a visit to the 2023 National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in December, and returned home a champion in the Yeti Junior World Finals.Wilson, who’s currently in the seventh grate at Red Oak Junior/Senior High School, competed in the juniors division. Wilson said he’s only...
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors is bracing for an insurance price jump.Recently, the supervisors met with Rick Taylor of Davis-Taylor Insurance to discuss the upcoming changes with the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool (ICAP.) Taylor said he’s the appointed ICAP representative for the pool...
The Red Oak Community School District is moving forward with the implementation of an online/blended learning program to serve non-traditional students.Superintendent Ron Lorenz said the program would best serve students who preferred working independently.“These are kids who have a desire for more...
Christ’s Cupboard Food Pantry volunteer Lori Johnson poses with a recent donation of food provided by Julie Strickland of Strickland Photography. The food was collected through a Quick Takes photo special.
Area fire departments tackled a fire in Villisca this past weekend.   At approximately 3 a.m. on Dec. 31, the Villisca Fire Dept was dispatched to 900 S. U Ave. for a report of a structure that had been on fire, however, the home occupants believed they had the fire out.   Upon arrival,...
The Iowa Rock n’ Roll Music Association Hall of Fame Class of 2023 includes Southwest Iowa’s own John Murren.Murren, was born in Red Oak and grew up in Elliott, where he still lives. Murren was one of two nominees in the promoter category. Murren has been serving as a music promoter for the past 25...
The proposed Summit Carbon pipeline was a major topic of conversation throughout 2023.The Montgomery County Planning and Zoning Commission drafted a carbon pipeline ordinance with the assistance of Ahlers & Cooney P.C. out of Des Moines. The ordinance was approved and sent to the Montgomery...
Plans to repaint the water tower at Chautauqua Park got underway July 20 with power washing and stripping of the existing paint.Plans called for the project to be completed in only a few weeks, however, Red Oak city administrator Kyra Smith said there were unforseen delays.“Weather and the hot...

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