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Work is currently underway to make much-needed repairs to the damaged cupola on the Montgomery County Courthouse roof. In early May, the Montgomery County Courthouse sustained roof damage to the center most cupola as a result of strong significant wind. On Monday May 30th, several additional pieces...
Nick JohansenThe Red Oak Express The Red Oak City Council has agreed to provide additional funding to help kickstart the new bandstand project at Fountain Square Park.The council discussed the additional funding, as well as the single bid received for the project at its regular meeting on June 20....
Montgomery County’s new assessor is settling in.Sharon Dalton, who previously served as assessor in Taylor County, started in her new position on June 13. Dalton said she sought the Montgomery County position because of a desire for change.“The opportunity was there for a change, and I’m looking...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting nominations for county committee members. Elections will occur in certain Local Administrative Areas (LAA) for members. LAAs are elective areas for FSA committees in a single county or multi-county jurisdiction....
Montgomery County conducted a post-audit on June 15.The audit was conducted under the law designed to monitor and protect election processes.  The audit was a perfect match to the results canvassed for the 2022 Primary Election.The law requires the Secretary of State to call for a post-election...
Montgomery County is moving forward with a resolution setting inspection fees for off-highway vehicles, or OHVs, including all-terrain vehicles, off-road motorcycles, and off-road utility vehicles, as well as water vessels, travel trailers, and cargo trailers.The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office...
Auditor of State Rob Sand has released an audit report on the City of Red Oak..The City’s receipts totaled $8,670,917 for the year ending June 30, a 31.2% decrease from the prior year. Disbursements for the year ended June 30, 2021 totaled $8,367,458, a 19.6% decrease from the prior year.  The...
POET Bioprocessing of Corning awarded $1,000 Never Satisfied grants to six organizations striving to make the local community a better place.The six organizations are:• Corning Public Library, to update the children’s nonfiction section of the library.• Corning Elementary School, to build a reading...
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors has narrowed the field on a replacement IT director.The supervisors discussed hiring for the new position at the regular meeting June 14. Supervisor Donna Robinson said she made contact with representatives with Iowa Counties Information Technology and had...
Consistent with Governor Reynolds’ initiative to evaluate the State of Iowa’s electric vehicle infrastructure, which began in 2018 and resulted in a statewide EV report, the Iowa DOT is requesting public input to help shape the Iowa Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan, currently in development.An...

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