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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...
On Feb. 24, Red Oak speech students performed in Afton at East Union High School. A total of 11 students performed in 17 events. Several students are brand new to speech this year and several have tried brand new categories that are incredibly difficult. In addition, several students wrote their...
A Red Oak man is using his hobby to create unique birdhouses for the area’s bird population.Tom Bronk, who lives on East Washington Avenue, said he’s been implementing his carpentry skills into the houses for nearly two decades.“I’ve been building since 2004 when my sister passed away. It’ll be 20...
Area fire departments, including Red Oak, have had active weeks when it comes to fire calls.In the past few weeks, the Red Oak Fire Department has been called out to brush fires at 3153 110th St., 160th Street and K Avenue, 1867 State Highway 48, 1849 140th St., 1767 165th St., and 1912 D. Ave.An...
DNR staff continue to investigate the New Cooperative fertilizer spill near Red Oak in Montgomery County. The release has been stopped and clean-up efforts are still underway.  The product flowed several miles downstream of Red Oak in the East Nishnabotna River, reaching Missouri. The Missouri...
Red Oak Fire Dept, New Cooperative, Iowa DNR, and the Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency are handling a liquid nitrogen spill at the New Cooperative in Red Oak.   DNR is currently on-site and examining to see if the product reached the Nishnabotna River.    The only potential hazard to...
Pursuant to Chapter 100.40, State Code of Iowa, and at the request of Montgomery County Emergency Management, representing each fire department having all or part of their fire districts within Montgomery County, the open burn ban for Montgomery County has been lifted effective March 8 at 8:30 a.m.

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