Today's News

  • A toast to tractors

    The annual Red Oak Tractor Show was once again held at Southwest Iowa Tire on Sept. 16. A variety of makes and models were on display, as well as music, food, and homemade ice cream for attendees.

  • Hy-Vee donates to Live Well Montgomery County

    Live Well Montgomery County’s community garden received a major funding boost from Hy-Vee.

    Red Oak Hy-Vee store director Mike Webb, representing Hy-Vee, Inc. presented a check for $11,655 to the Live Well Montgomery County community garden project as part of its Hy-Vee One Step program on Sept. 10.

    The One Step Garden Grants will be used to purchase seeds, plants, garden tools and food preservation equipment for community gardens.

  • Trustees question signatories

    The Red Oak Public Library Board of Trustees held a special meeting Sept. 13.

    The main focus of the meeting was discussion on management of the library funds, and signatures. Trustees President Robin Connolly said a resolution was on the table that would name signatories for the Red Oak Public Library Board of Trustees financial transactions.

  • A historic donation

    The large collection of Native American artifacts collected by John Palmquist, who lives outside Stanton, are being donated to a new home.

    Last week, Palmquist welcomed research archeologist Warren Davis from the University of Iowa Office of the State Archeologist. The collection is being donated from John Palmquist and the late Phil Palmquist, and all the items in the collection are from southern Montgomery County and northern Page County. Davis said the donation was made possible through a grant from the State Historical Society of Iowa.

  • Red Oak FFA members compete at Guthrie County Fair

    Red Oak FFA members participated in the Guthrie County Fair Livestock Judging Contest on August 30. Pictured left, from left, are members of the FFA team consisting of Josie McCunn, Cloie Bruce, Lainey DeVries, and Madison Doyle placed 5th Overall out of nineteen teams. Bruce was named the 7th place individual and DeVries was named the 10th place individual. All team members are Red Oak Middle School students.

  • Weather doesn’t ground Airport Summer Picnic

    The rough weather on Aug. 28 made flying difficult, but did not stop the annual Airport Summer Picnic. The event is held every year, in conjunction with pilots making the trip to the annual Blakesburg Fly In, who make Red Oak a key stop on their journey.

  • Hughes named civilian aide to secretary of Army

    The Express Staff

    The U.S. Army appointed its newest Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) Aug. 27 during an investment ceremony at the Pentagon.

    The Honorable Dr. Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Army, selected Red Oak’s Christopher P. Hughes to represent Iowa (West).

  • Red Oak police make multiple arrests

    The Red Oak Police Department reports three arrests stemming from two recent incidents in the city.

    On Aug. 27, authorities arrested Amy Pearl Hunter, 34, of Red Oak, and Kyle Anthony Zeiger, 35, of Red Oak. Both were arrested on a charge of second degree burglary, a Class C felony.

    Hunter and Zeigler were transported to the Montgomery County Jail and held on $10,000 bond each.

    On Aug. 29 at around 4 a.m., officers responded to a report pf suspicious males in a vehicle in the 1800 block of E. Summit St.

  • Traffic changes at Inman

    Renovations require update to traffic flow

    Nick Johansen

    The Red Oak Express

    The first day of school is just around the corner for the Red Oak School District.

    This year, however, there will be a few changes to traffic patterns at Inman Primary at the start and end of the school day. Inman Principal Gayle Allensworth said the first big change is the location for students departing buses in the morning.

  • Old Car Day in Red Oak

    Car aficionados from multiple states came out to Fountain Square Park on Aug. 18 for Old Car Day. Over 100 cars and trucks from stick and modified to sports cars and customs were all lined up and on display and were judged by the crowd in a variety of categories. A glimpse of the cars on display can be seen in the photo above. More photos from this year’s Old Car Day event will be published in our Aug. 28 issue.