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Today's News

  • Boil order issued for Glenwood

    Mills County Emergency Management  has been informed of a boil order issued by Glenwood Municipal Utilities. The order is effective beginning at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18. Water should be boiled prior to any type of consumption and is safe to use for boiling and household activities. Conservation of water is still required.

    Drinking water is available at no cost and can be picked up at Glenwood City Hall.

  • Public meeting to discuss Viking Lake water level draw-down

    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting at 7 p.m., April 2, at the Viking Lake concession building, to discuss plans to lower the water level at Viking Lake, in Montgomery County to improve the fish population in the lake.

  • Page County added to disaster proclamation

    Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today in response to flooding and flash flooding beginning March 13 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 these five counties: Crawford, Delaware, Page, Palo Alto, and Tama.
     

  • Red Oak Shopko to close in June

    Officials with Shopko announced it is closing its remaining 120 department stores, including the Red Oak location.
    These closures will affect an additional 5,000 employees. Red Oak’s store is slated for closure June 16.
    As of now, four Shopko optical locations will remain open until further evaluation: Mequon, Oshkosh, Waukesha and Omaha.
    The Ashwaubenon-based retailer filed for bankruptcy Jan. 16. It started closing stores in December of 2018.

  • Get ready for camping kickoff weekend, May 3-5

    As Iowans eagerly anticipate warmer temperatures, state park staff are preparing for the start of the 2019 camping season. The first weekend of May marks the official launch of the summer camping season with Iowa State Parks’ annual Camping Kickoff celebration.

    “Year of the Volunteer” is the focus of this year’s Camping Kickoff celebration as the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) anticipates its 100th anniversary in 2020.

  • Records 04/16/19

    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.

    REAL ESTATE

    WARRANTY DEED

    • Tracy and Cindy Joneson to David and Jennifer Heuer, 5-72-37 Parcel A.

    • Rodney, Rodney C., Janean and Janna S. Hart to Gordon and Jo Ann Houser, 35-72-36.

  • Records 04/09/19

    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.

    REAL ESTATE

    WARRANTY DEED

    • US Bank National Association and US Bank National Association ND to McIntyre Properties LLC, Red Oak Orchard Hill SD I Lt 6.

    • Katie and Katie L. Stokke to Mariah and Joshua Jones, Red Oak Eastern Addition Blk 1 Lt 11-12.

  • Funding available from Iowa DNR Watershed Improvement Section

    Beginning March 28, Iowa groups looking for help implementing innovative, regional and locally led Clean Water Awareness and Education Campaigns can apply for funding from the Iowa DNR Watershed Improvement Section.

    Through a grant program, the DNR looks for proposals that clearly demonstrate an ability to put in place innovative, targeted, impactful and sustainable Clean Water Awareness and Education Campaigns.

  • Fitzgerald, financial institutions celebrate Money Smart Week

    State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald’s office is joining financial institutions across the state and nation in celebrating Money Smart Week. This year, Money Smart Week is Saturday, March 30 – Saturday, April 6 and is designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances and public awareness.

  • New initiative to help teen drivers and their parents more safey navigate early years of driving

    Gov.  Kim Reynolds in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Transportation, is pleased to announce an initiative new to Iowa designed to help teen drivers and their parents more safely navigate the early years of driving.