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  When Montgomery County Deputy Rick Mitchell talks about his K9 partner, Rush, there’s a twinkle in his eyes and pride in his voice.  Partners for six years, Mitchell and Rush have a bond that’s difficult to find.  “To put it plain and simple, he’s just like one of my children,” Mitchell said. ...
rea veterans were honored at Veterans Day services at Red Oak High School on Nov. 11, hosted by the Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Court of Honor. Pictured are, from left: Vice-Chairman Bob Fenstermann, Chairman Pete Peterson, Amanda Hill, guest speaker Harry Rossander, Stan Smith, and Chris...
Montgomery County conducted a post-election audit on Monday, Nov. 8, under a law designed to monitor and protect election processes. The audit was a perfect match to the results recorded on election night. Iowa law allows the Secretary of State choose, at random, one precinct in each Iowa county to...
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors is ready to make a final decision on a new IT director.  At the regular meeting Nov. 4, which was changed to Thursday due to the Nov. 2 election, the supervisors first discussed a statement of work and agreement with Iowa Counties Information Technology...
The Red Oak City Council is teaming up with Montgomery County Memorial Hospital to add additional members to the city’s ambulance staffing.  City administrator Brad Wright spoke during the meeting, and said the city had been in contact with the hospital to discuss the situation for quite some time...
City and School elections across Montgomery County have been decided. The top contest in the City of Red Oak was the mayor’s race, which saw incumbent Bill Billings face off against challenger Shawnna Silvius. In the end, it was Silvius earning 413 votes to Billings’ 355.  Also unseated was Red Oak...
At the annual Montgomery County Development Board meeting at the Red Oak Country Club in October, Ann Carder was re-elected president. Brad Wright was re-elected vice president; Jenna Ramsey, secretary and Lee Haidsiak, treasurer.  The program’s guest speaker was Bill Menner, founder of The Bill...
  Montgomery County will see new representation in the state legislature following the elections in November 2022.  Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement Thursday, Nov. 4, after signing the bipartisan redistricting bill, SF621:  “Today I signed the bipartisan redistricting maps into...
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors has approved a contract for digital real estate and vital records. Supervisors Chair Donna Robinson said the supervisors had a contract to consider and approve from Cott Systems for the digital transfer and hosted online index books. “This is in...
The Red Oak School Board has finalized the members of the district’s School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) for the 2021-22 school year.  Red Oak Superintendent Ron Lorenz said Iowa Code required the district to appoint a committee consisting of students, parents, community members and...

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