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The Easter Bunny got an early start to the season, paying a visit to the Red Oak Elks Lodge March 23. Kids posed for photos and took part in various activities including egg decorating. Pictured with the Easter Bunny are Samantha and Jason Plumlee. The Easter Bunny will be at the FiveOne8 from 8 a....
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit is continuing its hard-working commitment to keeping drugs out of the county.The county’s K-9 unit is comprised of K-9 officer Rick Mitchell and his dog, Riddick, a Belgian Malinois, and K-9 officer Drew Askey and his K-9, Bane, a Dutch Shepherd....
  The Auditor’s office will be closed on Wednesday April 3, 2024, for out-of-town training and conferences.    Please email auditor@montgomerycountyia.gov or call the office at 712-623-5127 and leave a voicemail.  We will respond and get back to you in a timely manner.   Thank you in advance for...
The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency, Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD), National Weather Service (NWS), and the Iowa Emergency Management Association (IEMA) have joined together once again to promote Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa.   Severe...
Construction has continued in earnest at the 1917 Lofts in Red Oak.The project, taking place at the former Red Oak Middle School, will create 25 apartments in an income-based apartment complex when finished. The project was kicked off in 2019, but was met with numerous delays, including the COVID-...
Two area residents celebrated special birthdays at the end of last month.Allan Johnson, a lifelong Stanton resident, and Mike Freeman, a long-time resident of Villisca both had leap-year birthdays.Johnson, celebrated his 80th birthday this year, while his age in leap year birthdays puts his age at...
unities of Red Oak, Clarinda, Bedford, and Corning will be getting FMTC of Stanton’s Fiber Internet according to Kevin Cabbage, FMTC’s CEO.Phase one construction will start in May, 2024 in two zones: one in Red Oak and one in Clarinda, each covering approximately half of each community’s population...
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a fuel spill at the East Nishnabotna River in Cass County.  On March 20, the DNR Atlantic Field Office was notified of a fuel spill that occurred at the Casey's General Store located at 911 SW 7th St. in Atlantic on March 19.  A transport...
Montgomery County Memorial Hospital is hoping area residents looking for light exercise will rediscover one of its features.Jamie Werges is the community relations director for MCMH. Werges said the walkway was implemented at the hospital in 2015, and the walkway saw a lot of use, until the COVID-...
Community members from around the area paid a visit to the Montgomery County YMCA March 2 to hear the second and final legislative briefing from Iowa Sen. Tom Shipley and Iowa Rep. Tom Moore.Before opening up for audience comments, Moore shared his activity on two bills, the first being House File...

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