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The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors is making plans to work on the county's new fiscal year 2023-24 budget.Supervisor Donna Robinson said she proposed discussion in order to allow new Montgomery County Auditor Jill Ozuna to get a peek at the process.“I think one or two of us need to work...
The Red Oak City Council voted to deny an appeal to lift a dangerous animal classification from a dog that bit a 9-year-old girl.The incident took place on Nov. 20 at the residence of Angie Echternach in the 1100 block of Division St. Speaking before the council, Echternach said the dog, a male...
Santa Lucia Festival Saturday, December 10, 2022 7:00 PM Stanton High School Gym For the 71st year, Stanton will begin its holiday season with the traditional Swedish Santa Lucia Festival of Lights to be held on Saturday, December 10th, at 7:00 PM in the Stanton High School gym. The Santa...
What started out as a way to make his children happier during the holidays has snowballed into an event that has made hundreds of people’s holidays brighter for the past five decades.Jack Baird’s Christmas lights in rural Red Oak will be turned on for this year’s opening night on Saturday, Dec. 10...
The month of November ended with much of northwestern Iowa receiving below normal precipitation and southeastern Iowa observing above average totals. Statewide precipitation was just under two inches, which is slightly above normal for the month. Some improvement in drought conditions occurred in...
The Wolfe Nature Center at Anderson Conservation Area is the home of a new feathered friend.On Nov. 15, the center welcomed Moira, a red phase Eastern Screech Owl. Naturalist Cassandra Alfstad said her name came from a popular television show.“I had a picture of her, and initially I was thinking of...
The Red Oak Park and Tree Board met for its regular meeting on Nov. 10.Park and Tree Board chairman Bill Drey shared an update on the Fountain Square Park stage with the board members.“The concrete portion of the stage project was completed, and park superintendent Adam Van Der Vliet and I also...
Opposition is still being voiced in regards to the proposed Summit Carbon pipeline project.The supervisors received an update from Riley Gibson, representing Turnkey Logistics, at the Nov. 15 meeting. Among the details shared by Gibson was that as of Nov. 9, easement miles acquired had increased to...
Today Governor Kim Reynolds announced the newly created Iowa Entry-Level Driver Training Program to provide more opportunities for interested truck drivers to obtain their commercial driver's license (CDL) in Iowa. “Truck drivers play such a critical role in meeting our supply chain demands-- ‘If...
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors will review potential changes to the employee handbook for the county employees.At the regular Board of Supervisors meeting Nov. 22, the supervisor Donna Robinson suggested the possibility of deciding changes through a work session.“That would allow us to...

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