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  • Supervisors table fiber study request by MCDC

    The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors is considering a funding request for a fiber study.

    Montgomery County Development Corporation director Shawnna Silvius, along with Fiber Committee Chairman Joey Norris discussed the proposal for fiber exchange consulting and a market research/feasibility study between SmartSource Consulting and MCDC. They are seeking 50 percent of funding from the county and 50 percent from the City of Red Oak to support the study.

  • Skinner resigns as county engineer

    The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors is looking for a new person to head up the secondary roads department.

    At a special closed session meeting on April 11, the supervisors accepted the resignation from engineer Brad Skinner with terms described in the resignation letter effective immediately.

    Due to Skinner’s resignation, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors entered discussions with the Cass County Board of Supervisors to discuss a temporary joint agreement for the services of Cass County engineer Charles Bechtold.

  • Skinner resigns as county engineer

    The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors is looking for a new person to head up the secondary roads department.

    At a special closed session meeting on April 11, the supervisors accepted the resignation from engineer Brad Skinner with terms described in the resignation letter effective immediately.

    Due to Skinner’s resignation, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors entered discussions with the Cass County Board of Supervisors to discuss a temporary joint agreement for the services of Cass County engineer Charles Bechtold.

  • Murder charges for McCunn

    A Red Oak man, Toby McCunn, 34, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Joshua Jordan, 33, of Shenandoah.

    According to Page County District Court documents, about 4:50 a.m. Monday, April 22, McCunn was inside a 901 Manti Road residence in Shenandoah looking for Jordan. While there with Kevin Weil, 32, and Brandy Baker (Aradanas) 30, Jordan returned to the residence and after walking inside, McCunn fired several shots with a handgun at Jordan, striking him in the chest resulting in a fatal wound.

  • A ‘Flash’ of fun at Fountain Square

    The Flash (Chase Kinard) helps Marenn Fort play in the water during the Red Oak Rotary Club Easter Egg Hunt event at Fountain Square Park on April 20. More photos of the Easter Egg Hunt are in our multimedia section. 

  • Dr. Baer joins MCMH, will have Malvern office

    Dr. Thomas Baer of Malvern, has joined Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak. While his new Malvern office is being established, Dr. Baer will see patients at MCMH, Red Oak.

    To schedule an appointment, call 1-833-226-6376.  

  • Melendez to perform May 11 at WPAC

     

    Branson, Mo. native Tony Melendez will showcase his unique music skills at a special concert.

    The concert will take place at 7 p.m. on May 11 at the Wilson Performing Arts Center. Cost of a ticket is $15, and the proceeds will benefit the Pregnancy Center of Southwest Iowa. Tickets will be on sale starting May 4, and can be reserved by calling the WPAC at 623-3183.

  • Council ponders overflow parking request

     

    The Red Oak City Council is considering a request from the Montgomery County Agricultural Society for a street closure.

    The request would close Cherry Street from 2nd Street to 4th Street from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 29, July 20, and Aug. 3 to accommodate figure eight and demolition derby car overflow.

    The council met with Amy Liddell, President of the Montgomery County Fair Board. Liddell advised they added a figure eight race on the day of the demolition derby held at last year’s Montgomery County Fair and had more cars that anticipated.

  • Apartment fire blaze

    Members of Red Oak Fire and Rescue were called to an apartment fire Saturday, April 20, at 6th and Reed Streets. The cause of the blaze, which destroyed the structure, is said to have been started by a carelessly discarded cigarette. The building is owned by Jim and Terri Hoskinson of Red Oak. Red Oak Fire received assistance from Shenandoah, Essex, Eliott, Grant. No injuries were reported. Three of the apartments were being utilized at the time. (Photo by Shellie Welbon) 

  • Fire destroys Red Oak builfing

    A fire took place Saturday at an apartment building at 6th and Reed Street. Further details are pending. Additional photos can be found in the multimedia page. (Shellie Welbon/The Red Oak Express)