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Today's News

  • Records 05/07/19

    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

    • Scott Christensen to Virginia Wilson, Red Oak Skyline Addition Lt 16.

    • Alice Johnson to Emily Greenfield, Red Oak Hayes Addition Blk 2 Lt 1, 8.

  • O'Rourke will speak in Red Oak May 5

    Beto O'Rourke will be in Red Oak for a town hall event on Sunday, May 5 under the Chautauqua. The event is being held from 10:45am-12:45pm He is scheduled to speak beginning at 11:15am.

    Stops in our area on Sunday include:
    8:30 am Shenandoah
    11:00 am Red Oak
    1:00 pm Atlantic
    4:00 pm Creston

  • Records 04/30/19

    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

    • Georgianna and Steven Murphy to Georgianna Murphy Trust and Georgianna Murphy, Trustee, Red Oak Hillside Addition Blk 1 Lt 1-4.

    • Joseph R., Joseph, Jody M. and Jody Hossle to 5 J Land Company LLC, 18-72-39, 19-72-39.

  • In the swing of spring

    Farmers not affected by spring flooding have been able to get into fields to start the process of spring planting. With an early, wet winter, the majority of area farmers are behind on field work. 

  • Supervisors table fiber study request by MCDC

    The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors is considering a funding request for a fiber study.

    Montgomery County Development Corporation director Shawnna Silvius, along with Fiber Committee Chairman Joey Norris discussed the proposal for fiber exchange consulting and a market research/feasibility study between SmartSource Consulting and MCDC. They are seeking 50 percent of funding from the county and 50 percent from the City of Red Oak to support the study.

  • Skinner resigns as county engineer

    The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors is looking for a new person to head up the secondary roads department.

    At a special closed session meeting on April 11, the supervisors accepted the resignation from engineer Brad Skinner with terms described in the resignation letter effective immediately.

    Due to Skinner’s resignation, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors entered discussions with the Cass County Board of Supervisors to discuss a temporary joint agreement for the services of Cass County engineer Charles Bechtold.

  • Skinner resigns as county engineer

    The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors is looking for a new person to head up the secondary roads department.

    At a special closed session meeting on April 11, the supervisors accepted the resignation from engineer Brad Skinner with terms described in the resignation letter effective immediately.

    Due to Skinner’s resignation, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors entered discussions with the Cass County Board of Supervisors to discuss a temporary joint agreement for the services of Cass County engineer Charles Bechtold.

  • Murder charges for McCunn

    A Red Oak man, Toby McCunn, 34, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Joshua Jordan, 33, of Shenandoah.

    According to Page County District Court documents, about 4:50 a.m. Monday, April 22, McCunn was inside a 901 Manti Road residence in Shenandoah looking for Jordan. While there with Kevin Weil, 32, and Brandy Baker (Aradanas) 30, Jordan returned to the residence and after walking inside, McCunn fired several shots with a handgun at Jordan, striking him in the chest resulting in a fatal wound.

  • Gov Reynolds releases statement on the Empower Rural Iowa Initiative passing the Legislature unanimously

    Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg released the following statements after the Iowa Legislature voted unanimously to pass HF 772, the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative:
     
    “If we are going to be successful as a state, there needs to be growth and prosperity in every single corner of Iowa. With the passage of today's legislation, we are one step closer to achieving that goal. This initiative serves as a connector to existing programs and resources which provide our communities with a roadmap for continued success.” -Gov. Kim Reynolds

  • Public meeting to discuss Windmill Lake fish renovation this fall

     The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Taylor County Conservation Board will host a public meeting at 4 p.m., May 8, at the at the Bedford Fire Station, 702 Dodge Street, in Bedford, to discuss the proposed fish renovation of Windmill Lake near New Market in Taylor County.

    Water quality and sportfish quality at Windmill Lake has declined since the early 2000s due to an increasing population of common carp.