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This year will be Donna Robinson’s last as a Montgomery County Supervisor.At the regular meeting Jan. 23, Robinson made the announcement that she would not be seeking another term.“I was asked about the District Five Supervisor position, which I hold. It’s up for election this year, and I will not...
Margie Crawford has set up shop right on Broadway to help Red Oak residents and those from the surrounding area with their wedding needs.Heart and Soul Bridal, at 1010 N. Broadway, had its soft opening in December of last year, and is now fully operational and ready for appointments. Crawford said...
Area residents who are struggling to meet the costs of heating bills can take advantage of a number of programs for assistance.On October 30, 2023, the federal government released nearly $3.7 billion in Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding to help households with their home...
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office closed out an active 2023.Montgomery County Sheriff Jon Spunaugle said one type of calls that the sheriff’s office dealt with the most last year was disputes.“Disputes could be a simple argument or disagreement with people to a full-blown domestic situation. I...
Reza, the illusionist, will be bringing his live show, “Reza: Edge of Illusion” to the Wilson Performing Arts Center at 300 Commerce Dr. at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28.Reza’s recent tour and television appearances have astounded over 30 million viewers from across the world on multiple networks as well as...
Efforts continue across the Red Oak community and the county to dig out from one of the largest snowfall events the area has faced for several years.Red Oak street superintendent Chris Baird said the snow events, which took place Tuesday into Wednesday and then again Thursday through Sunday, is one...
The Fika Coffee Hus at 313 Broad Ave. in Stanton is under new ownership and ready to thrive in 2024.Bradley and Malinda Koehn of Stanton were announced as the new owners at the end of September, and the shop reopened as the Fika Coffee + Bake Shoppe. Bradley said he and wife Malinda have been...
The Red Oak Police Department wrapped up an active 2023 and is now gearing up to help the community and surrounding area this year.Red Oak Police Chief Justin Rhamy said this past year was much like 2022, with mental health calls being the most prevalent.“It continues to be the number one issue for...
Local school officials have expressed their sadness in the wake of a school shooting at Perry High School on Jan. 4.The Perry shooting was the first high school shooting incident of 2024, which resulted in the deaths of an 11-year-old student, a Perry administrator, and the gunman, and six students...
Emergency responders from multiple agencies tackled a call at NEW Cooperative on Jan. 24. Red Oak Fire Chief John Bruce said that at around 3 p.m, the Red Oak Fire Dept was dispatched to 203 W. Oak St.for a reported explosion with possible building collapse. Emergency responders arrived on scene at...

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