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Today's News

  • Kinard, Hughes win Primary races

    Nick Johansen

    The Red Oak Express

    Some key races were decided in Montgomery County’s Primary election June 5.

    Two county offices were contested ahead of the November election, with Republicans Rudy Kinard and Roger Waggener seeking the Republican nomination in November for the vacant Montgomery County Supervisors seat in District One, and Republicans Tera Hughes and Jackie Porter vying for the Republican nomination for Montgomery County Treasurer.

  • KMA contests EMA decision regarding KCSI

    KMA Radio sent a letter to the Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency Board of Directors, contesting its decision to require the county emergency management director to call KCSI Radio when there are severe weather warnings.

    The EMA board on May 31 acted on a request made by Red Oak Mayor Bill Billings, also a KCSI employee, to have EMA director Brian Hamman call the radio station in certain circumstances.

  • Recycling event draws a crowd

    Traffic control was needed on Broadway during the opening minutes of the free electronics recycling event Saturday morning. The event was sponsored by the Red Oak Rotary Club and the Montgomery County Landfill Association. According to Rotary President Dr. Richard Trinity, three semi trailers full of equipment was collected in three hours, with the majority collected in an hour and a half. 

  • Relay For Life in Red Oak

    The 2018 Montgomery County Relay For Life made a return to Red Oak at Chautauqua Park on June 2. During the event, cancer survivors and caregivers were recognized, followed by the survivor meal, and the luminaria event. The event also featured a number of activities for participants, including a pie eating contest.

  • Red Oak CSD breaks ground on renovation projects

    The Red Oak School District held a special groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the upcoming renovation projects now underway at the Red Oak High School and Inman Primary.

    The projects were made possible by the passing of a $19.9 million bond issue passed by Red Oak voters last year.

    Alley Poyner Macchietto architect Daric O’Neal, who is coordinating the project, spoke during the ceremony, and said he felt overwhelming gratitude.

  • Four arrested in drug bust

    Four people face drug charges following an investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

    According to a release, beginning May 30 through June 1, the sheriff’s office brought multiple narcotic investigations to a close, resulting in the following arrests:

    April Watson, 37, Red Oak, was charged with delivery of methamphetamine, a Class B felony.

    Dawn Anderson, AKA Dawn Dawson, 42, Red Oak, was charged with two counts of delivery of methamphetamine, both Class C felonies.

  • Red Oak honors veterans

    The Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Court of Honor provided the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak on May 28.

    Dave Jennings served at the master of ceremonies for the event. Jennings shared the story of the soldiers of Company M in World War II. Sixty-eight soldiers returned from the war, and met on a yearly basis for a reunion.

  • Hardware Hank celebrates 35 years

    Mark Jackson’s Hardware Hank celebrated its 35th anniversary on May 23. Jackson was recognized for his years of service during the event. Pictured are, from left: Mark Jackson, Ann Carder, and district manager Kevin Brandt.

  • New Stanton/FM Superintendent selected

    The Fremont-Mills and Stanton Community School Boards have announced the appointment of David Gute as the shared Superintendent of Schools for their districts. Gute will replace Dr. Christopher Herrick, who is retiring on June 30.

  • Red Oak Graduation 2018

     The Red Oak High School Class of 2018 graduated on Sunday, May 20. Lainie Edie and Abigail Sherman were the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.