Today's News

  • Hotel/motel funds awarded to local entities

    Nick Johansen

    The Red Oak Express

    The Red Oak City Council is moving forward with the Eastern Ave. access and trailhead parking project.

    At its regular meeting the Red Oak City Council held a public hearing on the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimated costs for the recreational trail access at Eastern Ave. and the trailhead parking project. No oral or written comments were received.


    Scott Allensworth, left, of Allenworth Heating and Cooling of Red Oak, speaks with potential customers at the Buy Local Expo, which took place Saturday, April 6, at Inman Primary School.

  • Helping You and Your Child with Staying Calm class Thursday in Red Oak

    Common Sense Parenting Café’s offer one-hour trainings to parents and caregivers who want to build on their existing skills or learn new ways of dealing with their children’s behaviors.

    A CSP training will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at the Montgomery County YMCA in Red Oak on the topic of Helping You and Your Child with Staying Calm.

  • Axne to talk to Firehouse in Red Oak

    Tomorrow, Saturday, April 6, Congresswoman Cindy Axne will return to flood-affected communities to survey damages and meet with constituents, small business owners and farmers who have been impacted by the devasting flooding in Southwest Iowa. Senior FEMA Representative Tim Scranton will also be in attendance.

  • Iowa Realtors providing relief to flood victims

    The Iowa Association of REALTORS® (IAR) partnered with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to provide relief for flood stricken areas of Iowa. NAR’s REALTOR Relief Foundation has awarded IAR a grant of $250,000. IAR is contributing an additional $25,000 to bring the total to $275,000.

  • Officials ask for public's cooperation with conserving water in Glenwood

    Residents of Glenwood are strongly encouraged by city officials and the DNR to continue to conserve water and only use it for necessities after boiling.

    Water continues to be transported in from Shenandoah and Red Oak, but the trucks are having a difficult time keeping up with the amount of water being used. Officials are urging residents to conserve the water and use only when necessary to ensure the process of getting a more permanent system in place happens as quickly as possible.

  • Former Riverton city clerk sentenced for bank fraud

    United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced on April 2, 2019, Carol S. Jennings, age 57, of Riverton, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose for bank fraud. Jennings was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay $77,247.47 in restitution. As part of her sentence, Jennings will serve six months of home confinement.

  • Rep. Axne invites high school students to submit artwork for Congressional art competition

    Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced the first day to submit artwork for the 2019 High School Congressional Art Competition. Each Spring, the Congressional Art Institute sponsors the Artistic Discovery Contest to recognize and encourage the artistic talent across the nation. High school students throughout the Third District are invited to submit original pieces of art to Rep. Axne’s office. The final day to submit artwork is April 30th.

  • Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg issue Give Back Iowa Challenge

    Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg issue Give Back Iowa Challenge
    DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg announced the start of the fifth annual Give Back Iowa Challenge on Monday. The challenge is issued to employers and runs from April 1-May 31, 2019, to engage Iowans in employer-supported volunteering.

  • Gov. Reynolds releases statement on Senate vote for contraceptive access

    Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement after the Iowa Senate voted to pass S.F. 513, which would allow more access to contraceptives through over-the-counter prescriptions:
    “Anything we can do to prevent unintended pregnancies, we should look at it. I want to thank the Iowa Senate for working with me to increase access to contraception for Iowans. The policy makes sense, and it’s the right thing to do.”