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  • 2019 pheasant season likely impacted by February winter storm

    Story after story on TV, the radio and in newspapers detailed the historic winter storm that swept across northern and western Iowa last weekend, stranding vehicles and closing roads for days. Drivers were warned repeatedly to stay off the roads because not doing so was “taking your life into your own hands.”

    For Iowa’s pheasant and quail, the storm and this winter continues to be a life and death event.

  • 2019 pheasant season likely impacted by Februar winter storm

    2019 pheasant season likely impacted by February winter storm
    Story after story on TV, the radio and in newspapers detailed the historic winter storm that swept across northern and western Iowa last weekend, stranding vehicles and closing roads for days. Drivers were warned repeatedly to stay off the roads because not doing so was “taking your life into your own hands.”

    For Iowa’s pheasant and quail, the storm and this winter continues to be a life and death event.

  • Able to easily adapt, coyote population continues to increase

    The population of the ever-resourceful and easily adaptive coyote continues to increase in the state of Iowa, as it has done the past three decades. The most populated area in the state appears to be western Iowa, including the counties of Montgomery, Mills and Page, where numbers are almost double that of other state regions.

  • MCDC kicks off partnership drive

    Executive Board of Director members for the Montgomery County Development Corporation have kicked off its 2019 Membership Partner Investment.

    A 501c3 corporation, the MCDC is focused on meeting the economic and social needs of the county.

    Goals of the corporation include improving the quality of life for residents of Montgomery County, quality housing opportunities, retention and creation of business and industry opportunities and the skilled workforce to be employed by said industry and business.

  • Hungry Canyons dues to rise

    The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors received an update on the Hungry Canyons Alliance program at its Feb. 19 meeting.

    John Thomas, representing Hungry Canyons, reminded members of the board the alliance was formed to research and implement solutions to the problem of stream channel erosion and degradation in a 19-county area of the deep loess soils region of Southwest Iowa and Western Iowa, including Montgomery County.

    He added Montgomery County hasparticipated in numerous projects through Hungry Canyons, totaling roughly $1.7 million.

  • "Urinetown" at the WPAC

    The Red Oak High School muscial theatre production of, “Urinetown” wowed audiences at the Wilson Performing Arts Center Thursday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, Feb. 24. Photo by Adenia Stanley/Red Oak Express.

  • Southbound I-35 reopens

    The Iowa Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Iowa State Patrol, will be reopening southbound Interstate 35 from the Northwood exit south at noon today. Please remember that the roadway will not be bare pavement in most places and you’ll need to use winter driving skills.

  • Red Oak fire battle structure fire Feb. 11

    The Red Oak Fire Deparment was called to the scene of a structure fire on Feb. 11.

    According to Red Oak Fire Chief John Bruce, they were called to the scene of the fire at 11:58 a.m., the James and Jan Norris farm at 2479 B Ave. the Red Oak Fire Department was called to 2479 B Ave., for a reported barn fire fully engulfed with fire.

  • Old Highway 34 to undergo widening project this spring

     

    A widening project is scheduled to begin on H-34 later this year.

    Montgomery County engineer Brad Skinner said the highway is currently 18 feet all the way from new Highway 34 to Highway 71.

    “We will be widening that from 18 to 22 feet, which is a current county standard for road widths,” said Skinner.

    Skinner expects the project to be a three phase project, with two of the phases in 2019.

  • WPAC’s Annie nominated for several ICTA awards

    The Wilson Performing Arts Center has been nominated as a 2018 Awards of Excellence Finalist. Winners will be announced at the Iowa Community Theatre Association Gala March 30 in Newton.