Today's News

  • Dollar General opens store in Villisca

    Dollar General’s newest store at 306 North U Ave. in Villisca is now open!  In its new location, Dollar General will offer area residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices.

  • Mill County added to disaster listing for May 17 storms

    Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today for three counties in response to severe weather beginning May 17 and continuing.
    The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather and activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying residents, along with the Disaster Case Management Program, for Mills, Muscatine, and Washington counties.

  • Rescan your TV June 21 to get KMTV 3 and CBS
  • Malvern to celebrate its past and present with huge city-wide bash the last weekend of June

  • Free fishing weekend June 7-9 in Iowa

    Iowa residents can try fishing without buying a license on June 7, 8 and 9 as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) free fishing weekend. All other regulations remain in place.

    “Grab your family and your poles, hook a memory, and don’t let go,” said Joe Larscheid, chief of the Iowa DNR’s Fisheries Bureau. “The memories are always bigger than the fish.”

  • Records 05/21/19

    The following events were filed with the Red Oak, Montgomery County, State of Iowa, or other government offices. In regard to law enforcement and judicial activities, all parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty, and other details may be available at iowacourts.state.ia.us.



    • William and Betty Young to Travis Tarbox, Red Oak Central Addition Blk1 Lt 7.


    • Dorothy Jacobs Estate and Gary Clark, Executor to Kay Hoy, 27-71-36, Villisca sunset condos Lt 1.

  • ISU Extension day camps for elementary students in June

    Montgomery County Conservation and ISU Extension and Outreach Montgomery County have teamed up to host three different day camps for youth in Montgomery County this summer.
    Each day camp will be offered twice, except for Reduce, Renew, Recycle, and Reuse. It will only be offered once. Registration fee is $20 per camp. Registration includes snacks, supplies and insurance. Youth are responsible for bringing a lunch. Details about each camp are as follows:

  • OPEN INTEREST: featuring Josh Wiig and Matt Pendergraff

     Formed over an old, dismantled gui­tar with a unique sound, Josh Wiig and Matt Pendergraff have been mu­sically entertaining people all across southwest Iowa the past couple years as the group, Open Interest.

    “We met over a guitar I put back together and brought back to life. This guitar was in pieces and through a period of time, I restored it. I don’t remem­ber why I showed it to Matt,” Wiig recalled.

  • Manure spill southwest of Lenox

    During a routine inspection Tuesday morning, DNR inspectors noted a manure spill approximately three miles southwest of Lenox.

    The owner, Steve Kerns, said the spill occurred Monday morning after a malfunctioning plug caused manure to overflow from shallow below-building pits. An unknown quantity of manure flowed to the barns and then overland to an unnamed tributary of the East Fork of the One Hundred and Two River.

  • 2019 Iowan of the Day nominations wanted

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation believes a volunteer photograph must be worth a thousand hours! The Blue Ribbon Foundation has our camera ready for a volunteer photoshoot this summer during the Iowa State Fair. We need your help in finding Iowans from across the state that go above and beyond to make their communities a picture- perfect place to live. With the support of Cookies Food Products, the Blue Ribbon Foundation’s Iowan of the Day award will recognize 10 outstanding volunteers during the Iowa State Fair, August 8-18.