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Government

  • City council approves second round of building codes

     The adoption of building codes for properties in Red Oak was the topic of discussion at yet another city council meeting last week. 

    At last Monday’s meeting, the council voted on the readings for building codes, residential codes and maintenance codes. 

  • An Interview with a Senator (VIDEO)
  • Sieck wins House District 23 special election

    After a special election on Tuesday, the vacant House District 23 seat will be filled by David Sieck of Glenwood.

    Sieck was nominated against Steven Adams (D-Red Oak) and election results show that Sieck won over 72 percent of the vote. Adams had 27 percent of the vote. 

  • David Sieck political profile

    Answered by David Sieck

    Education: I graduated from Glenwood Community High School and have attended Iowa State University and Iowa Western Community College. I have an Iowa Real Estate Saleperson’s License.

  • Steven Adams political profile

    Answered by Steven Adams

    Education: B.S. in Secondary Education, Northwest Missouri State University; M. S. in Communication, Texas Christian University.

  • Special election to fill state House seat set

    Voters in Mills, Fremont, and most of Montgomery County will go to the polls Tuesday, Feb. 10, to choose a replacement for Mark Costello.

    Steve Adams (D-Red Oak) and David Sieck (R-Glenwood) are listed on the ballot after winning their respective parties nomination at a convention Jan. 23.

    In Montgomery County, polls will be open from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. at the following locations: Red Oak Gold Fair Building, Red Oak Fire Station, Red Oak First Christian Church, Elliott Community Building and Grant Fire Station.

  • Blue enters supervisor’s race as an independent

     RED OAK – An otherwise potentially boring and uncontested county general election became a lot more interesting Friday.

    Karen Blue, who was defeated in June’s primary election by Joshua Wiig, filed a petition with the County Auditor’s office qualifying her to run as an independent for the District 2 supervisor office.

    Blue is currently serving her second term as District Two supervisor after previously serving as Red Oak’s mayor.

  • Utility rates to increase in Red Oak

     RED OAK — Water and sewer rates will be increasing after the Red Oak City Council unanimously approved the first reading of an amendment to the City code of ordinances. 

    Water rates will go up by three percent, which is the first increase on the service since 2010, according to City Administrator Brad Wright, and sewer rates will increase five percent. 

  • Utility rates to increase in Red Oak

     RED OAK — Water and sewer rates will be increasing after the Red Oak City Council unanimously approved the first reading of an amendment to the City code of ordinances. 

    Water rates will go up by three percent, which is the first increase on the service since 2010, according to City Administrator Brad Wright, and sewer rates will increase five percent. 

  • City receives $50K grant, $350K less than requested

     RED OAK — The City of Red Oak received a $50,000 Iowa West Foundation grant for downtown revitalization, $350,000 less than what was requested. 

    The grant, which requires a one-to-one match, will go specifically toward improvements in Fountain Square Park. 

    City Administrator Brad Wright said the $400,000 the City requested from the Foundation would have been enough to complete all the proposed improvements to the park as listed in the Downtown Master Plan.