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After months of white primer, Red Oak’s water tower is finally back to its familiar orange and black.The project started July 20 with power washing and stripping of the existing paint. While the project was expected to be completed far sooner, city administrator Kyra Smith said there were issues...
Patrons of the Red Oak Grand Theatre will be able to enjoy a revamped theatre one.The theatre was closed for around two weeks while crews from Building Crafts replaced all of the existing seating, as well as putting in new flooring and other amenities. Red Oak Grand Theatre Board Member Jeanice...
The Wilson Performing Arts Center is wrapping up a busy month of October with a performance featuring the music of two Southwest Iowa songmakers who spent some of their formative years just south of Red Oak, in Shenandoah.The Everly Brothers Experience will take the stage at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 29. The...
With Halloween just around the corner, the Red Oak Police Department is offering tips to make sure trick or treaters, partygoers, and drivers have a safe Halloween.As kids fill their bags with candy on Oct. 31, Red Oak Police Chief Justin Rhamy said there are certain things to watch out for before...
Area residents can enjoy an early brush with Halloween at Trick or Treat on the Trail.This year’s event is slated from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Evergreen Cemetery. The event is being overseen by Melinda Smits, who stepped back into the role after a hiatus.“I did the event for around four...
Montgomery County Memorial Hospital + Clinics will soon be offering in-house MRI scans to area patients.MCMH + Clinics invited community members for a special peek of the new MRI scanner being lowered through the hospital’s roof at an event on Oct. 17. They served doughnuts, coffee, and the crowd...
The Tiger Marching Band had a great performance at the Loess Hills Invitational. They placed third in their class behind Treynor and Clarinda. Overall it was a great performance by the band that showed all the hard work and effort they have put into this season. The band also took part in IHSMA...
A unique piece of family history was passed on to a new generation with long ties to Red Oak.The family of Janet (Peterson) Spicer recently met for a reunion at Stadium 34 in Red Oak. Spicer grew up in Red Oak and spent much of her life in Emerson, before moving to Arlington Place in Red Oak, where...
Horror movie enthusiasts can add a collective piece from their favorite films just in time for Halloween.Local artist Amethyst Loreen is using her artistry skills to recreate some of horror’s most iconic villains into pieces that can be displayed in anyone’s home. Loreen, who spent 14 years in...
The Wilson Performing Arts Center is continuing its busy month of October with a performance from The Bel Airs at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21.The Columbia, Mo., based group is fronted by brothers Dave and Dick Pruitt on electric and bass guitars, with Michael Cherry on drums. Dave Pruitt said he and his...

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