Today's News

  • Join ‘Healthiest State Walk’ here

    The Live Well Montgomery County Committee is calling upon residents of Montgomery County to join hundreds of thousands of Iowans to support the Healthiest State Walk initiative on Oct. 4.

    There are participants in the walk in all of Iowa’s 99 counties, according the statewide organizers.

    This year’s walk aims to help people “get your walk on” and get people together to walk for 30 minutes – just 30 minutes of physical activity each day improves physical, social, and emotional health.

  • Homecoming Spirit at Red Oak
  • Drug searches at ROCSD to employ dogs

    The Red Oak School District and the Red Oak Police Department are partnering on a plan to aid in combating drugs.

    Police Chief Justin Rhamy met with the Red Oak School Board at their regular meeting last week. Rhamy said plans are to use drug dogs to do searches of the schools.

    “We want to provide a clean and safe environment for students, staff, and anyone who may be in or out of the building. I’ve had conversations with Tom Messinger and others in the community who think it’s a great idea,” Rhamy said.

  • Records 09/26/17

    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.



    • Montgomery County Sheriff and Raymond Jay, Raymond J. Lisa Ranae and Lisa R. Houston to Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC, Red Oak Original Plat Blk 64 Lt 2-3.

  • Ty of the Tiger

    Chloe DeVries watches the Red Oak football game through the mouth of “Ty Ty the Tiger,” the school’s mascot. The name was announced at the last home football game. Ty Ty will be fired up this week, at its homecoming at Red Oak High School. The Tigers will host Clarinda Friday night. (Charm Carpenter/The Red Oak Express)

  • No races on Red Oak ballot

    The deadline for filing papers to run in city elections passed last week and there are no races on the ballot in Red Oak. There is one in Stanton and a ballot measure in Villisca, according to the auditor’s office press release.

    Red Oak: Mayor Bill Billings is running for re-election, as is Ward 2 Councilman Bill Haufle. Tony Wernicke is running for the at-large council seat. Roger Waggener did not file for re-election.

  • Pooch Walk

    Owners and their four-legged friends are invited to the first ever “Pooch Walk” on the Red Oak Trail from 10 to noon Saturday, Sept. 30.

    Larry Brandstetter of Friends of the Red Oak Trails said this is the first such event, and is hopeful it may become an annual one.

  • Police, SWCC partner on distracted driving program

    The Red Oak Police Department and Southwestern Community College have partnered to create a distracted/impaired driving course.

    Red Oak Police Chief Justin Rhamy shared details of the course with the Red Oak City Council at its regular meeting Monday, Sept. 18. Rhamy said the course was created after discussion with Red Oak SWCC coordinator Kattie Lewis to highlight the dangers of distracted or impaired driving.

  • Dean's List

    The following students have been named to the dean’s list at Buena Vista University (BVU) for terms five and six:

    • Henderson: Rachael Knight.

    • Red Oak: Mikenzi Monthei.

    • Red Oak: Caitlin Smith.

    Students named to the dean’s list must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the two terms, based on a 4.0 grade point system, and must have taken at least 12 hours of coursework.

  • The Time Capsule | Roy Marshall

    How would this state’s fastest corn pickers, the ones sent to represent Iowa in the national finals, do against farmers of 80 years ago?

    The question arose during a weekend that was a dandy for anyone with an interest in local history. We watched the state husking competition at Indian Creek Museum on Saturday, made a stop on the art tour, then went to the old tractor show in Red Oak Sunday afternoon.