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Today's News

  • Save spur

    Roughly 30 members of the Red Oak community came together on Thursday, Sept. 14 to discuss the future of the city’s rail spur.

    The rail spur, which comes off of the main line of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad line, heads north into the industrial park, and was installed by the Red Oak Industrial Foundation in 1979 to provide two tracks for a former business. The rail spur is currently tied into Johnson Controls and Minsa. Both own and maintain their own siding, along with a switch off of the spur.

  • Art tour features trio of stops in Red Oak

    Red Oak hosted three stops on the Southwest Iowa Art Tour over the weekend. 

  • MC board backs off petition

    The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors chose to withdraw support of a controversial petition among county farmers.

    At the Sept. 15 meeting, the supervisors met with Will Frazee and other area farmers as a follow-up to discussion at last week’s meeting.

    At their Aug. 8 meeting, the supervisors approved signing a letter of support for a master matrix rulemaking petition to the DNR. Among the items on the petition was greater distance between dwellings and confinement operations, and more stringent rules overall.

  • Class of 2019 parents organize tribute to Jordan Taylor

    Parents of the class of 2019 are working to bring a tribute to a Red Oak student to the school ball field.

    Jennifer Bruce and Kelly Maynes, parents of students in the class of 2019, said they have organized a project to honor Jordan Taylor, who passed away in 2016.

  • Horsley resigns as conservation director

     After seven years, Montgomery County Conservation director Will Horsley is moving on.

     

    Horsley paid a visit to the rescheduled Montgomery County Board of Supervisors meeting Friday, Sept. 15 to announce he had resigned.

     

     “I gave a letter of resignation on Sept. 12 at a special meeting of the Montgomery County Conservation Board,” Horsley said.

     

    Horsley made the announcement to the supervisors to thank them for the experience serving in the position.

     

  • Unofficial school board election results

    The final unofficial results are in for school board races across the area. 

    According to the Montgomery County Auditor's Office, a total of 330 votes were cast in this latest election, roughly a 4.21 percent turnout of the 6,928 registered voters in the county. 

    County Auditor Stephanie Burke said that with only one contested race in the county, and past history, the low voter turnout was expected. 

  • Warrior Woods

    Brad Hicks

    The Red Oak Express

    Danielle Woods has overcome much in her 32 years, but now she’s facing new foe. The good news is, she’s not having to go it alone.

    Woods, of Red Oak, was diagnosed with Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) on the lower left part of her brain. She was treated last February with a targeted radiation treatment, but since then, she’s had more medical issues on her right side, including regional pain syndrome associated with autonomic dysfunction. She has constant pain on her right side.

  • Petition support quizzed

    A group of citizens voiced concerns over the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors support of a petition regarding the state’s control of confinement agriculture facilities.

    At their Aug. 8 meeting, the supervisors approved signing a letter of support for a master matrix rulemaking petition to the DNR. Among the items on the petition was greater distance between dwellings and confinement operations, and more stringent rules overall.

  • Art tour time

    Southwest Iowa has a creative hub of artists, and the work of more than 80 of them will be on display this weekend during the fourth annual Southwest Iowa Art Tour.

    The event is Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. It includes 21 stops in the following Southwest Iowa towns: Council Bluffs, Glenwood, Macedonia, Atlantic, Malvern, Red Oak, Harlan, Shenandoah, Tabor, Avoca, Neola, and other rural locations.

  • State corn husking, Junk Fest at Indian Creek

    Hand-picking corn and throwing ears into wagons pulled by horses and-or mules was once a modern farming technique, but now it’s something to be remembered as a piece of rural history – and to be continued as a competition.

    The Iowa State Corn Husking Competition comes to Southwest Iowa this weekend, when the Indian Creek Historical Society hosts it Saturday at its museum grounds at 59256 380th St., rural Hastings.

    The day will include two traditional events rolled into one day-long celebration.