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Red Oak Scouts Troop 86 pack member Brayden Sego is celebrating his distinction of being named an Eagle Scout.Sego participated in an Eagle Rank ceremony at the Red Oak Elks Lodge on June 11. Sego is a long-time Scout, joining as soon as he was able to in the first grade.“I started with the Cub...
oundbreaking ceremony was held in recognition of the recent advancements being made in the Woodland Hills II Subdivision on the north side of town.Red Oak Mayor Shawnna Silvius opened the ceremony by reminding all attendees that it has been approximately 20 years since a groundbreaking was held for...
At its July 11 meeting, the Red Oak Park and Tree Board received a general update about the Red Oak Municipal Pool as well as news of a potential issue that may need to be addressed.“On the pool report, for disappointing news to start with, we have a bubble in the liner,” Board Chairman Bill Drey...
On July 10, Iowa’s State Auditor Rob Sand visited Legion Park in Red Oak as one stop in his visit to all 99 of the state’s counties. He spoke directly with the public about programs, reports and new initiatives he has overseen.Sand’s first topic of discussion was the PIE Program, which he said...
A Stanton youth and member of Red Oak Scout Troop 86 has recently earned a rare honor.Jackson Krueger earned his Eagle Scout rank in February of this year. Krueger said he joined the scouts when he was in the first grade in 2013It’s been almost 12 years now. I’ve been to summer camp near Cedar...
At the Red Oak City Council meeting on July 1, Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (FMTC) representative Kevin Cabbage updated the council about the project’s progress.Cabbage said that overall, construction has been progressing smoothly. FMTC is currently constructing the main fiber route by placing...
On June 28, the Questers returned to Red Oak’s Evergreen Cemetery for the second year to host “Stories in the Stones,” which gave local residents a history lesson about significant historical figures who built the community from the ground up.Sharon Bradley and Diane Brower, the main organizers of...
Red Oak’s town square has just gotten a little more lively now that Wolfe Thrift Shop, which is run by young business owners Ayden and Sapphire Wolfe, is officially open for business.Though there were many factors that motivated the two to open the store, Sapphire said her primary inspiration came...
The Wilson Performing Arts Center will once again offer a chance for kids and adults to expand their acting and behind the scenes skills.Wilson executive director Val Zane said there are four camps upcoming this month, both old and new.“The summer musical theater intensive camp is one that we have...
After nearly two decades serving in the optometry field, Dr. Janet Wade with Portz and Wade Optometry in Red Oak is calling it a career.Portz made the announcement earlier in June. Her last day was June 27. Wade, a Nebraska native, has always served in the medical field, though not always in...

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