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Government

  • Red Oak airport receives $50,000 grant

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley announced the Red Oak Municipal Airport would be receiving a $50,000 grant for runway rehabilitation from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration.
    The $50,000 grant will primarily be used in preparation for a much larger project next year, when the airport plans to give the runway a six-inch overlay.

  • Mandatory trash pick-up decision delayed

    RED OAK — Red Oak’s City Council delayed a decision on mandatory trash pickup last week, pending consideration of hiring a consultant to study the issue.
    About 75 people attended the Council meeting, which was moved to the Fire Station to accommodate the large crowd, although no public comment was solicited or given.
    The idea formed from a committee created about two months ago, with the goal of cleaning up Red Oak. Councilmen Ivan Craig and Roger Waggener both serve on the committee.

  • Branstad brings ‘Truth in Budgeting' tour to Red Oak

    RED OAK — Terry Branstad brought his gubernatorial campaign to Red Oak Wednesday, presenting his “Truth in Budgeting” program while hammering current Gov. Chet Culver’s financial practices.
    “Our situation is pretty bad,” Branstad, who previously served four terms as Iowa’s governor said. “Iowa is expected to face about a $1 billion budget shortfall this fiscal year. We are here to identify the problem, propose solutions, and gather input from you.”

  • Branstad coming to Red Oak Wed.

    RED OAK — The Republican gubernatorial campaign will be rolling into Red Oak this week.
    According to a press release, Terry Branstad and State Auditor David Vaudt will conduct a “Truth in Budgeting Event” Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the U.S. Bank Community Room in Red Oak.
    Branstad, who previously served four terms as Iowa’s governor, is the Republican nominee for governor. He is running the November election against Democrat incumbent Chet Culver.

  • Passport fee increase

    By Carleen Bruning Montgomery County Recorder
    On June 30, Montgomery County Recorder Carleen Bruning received notification from the Passport Bureau of the U.S. Department of State stating passport fees will increase July 13.   The fees will increase $35 for adults (age 16 and over) and $20 for minors (under age 16).