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The Red Oak Downtown Urban Renewal Board held its regular meeting Dec. 6.DUR Chairman Roger Vial opened the meeting with a financial report for the organization.“As of now, we have around $28,000 of unallocated funds for the remaining six months of the year for future downtown projects,” Vial said....
Red Oak and the surrounding county is gearing up for the Christmas season. Pictured above is the community Christmas tree at Fountain Square Park. (Peggy Boeye/The Red Oak Express)
Decades after its former use, and after spending some years in Arizona, the former Excelsior School bell has finally come back home to Montgomery County.Currently, the bell is at the Montgomery County History Center in Red Oak, under the curation of Dave and Roxanne McFarland.Efforts to return the...
The Restored Burlington Northern Depot and World War II Museum celebrated a major milestone Dec. 10.An anniversary celebration was held for the building’s 120th anniversary of construction, as well as the 20th anniversary of the building’s rededication during a special ceremony held at the depot....
The Treasure Trove at 1404 N 3rd St has unique items for everyone.The store is owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Bob and Rhoda Andersen who currently live in Stanton. Bob was born in Omaha, Neb., and moved to a farm near Red Oak with his parents. He graduated from Red Oak High in...
Red Oak Pharmacy and Medicap Pharmacy closed their doors last week after decades operating in Red Oak. The pharmacies are joining into one entity under the umbrella of Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, “MCMH Pharmacy.”Dave Post can be seen as he locks up Red Oak Pharmacy for the final time after...
A new infection affecting dogs has been creeping its way into Iowa, though it hasn’t been seen in the Red Oak area as of yet.Dr. Kate Fridolph veterinarian at Oak Valley Animal Health said the new infection is different from a breakout of canine flu that took place a few years ago.“There has been a...
Chart-topping artist Taydem Shoesmith s released her latest single “This, That” on Nov. 5.The jazz single, written by Shoesmith herself, is a reflection on first impressions and not judging people based on superficial characteristics.Shoesmith, who lives in Carroll, has Southwest Iowa ties, with...
The Wilson Performing Arts Center is getting into the Christmas spirit with a local production of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” Dec. 8-10 and Dec. 15-17.The show is being directed by Belinda DeBolt, a first-time director with the Wilson Performing Arts Center, but who has been involved in...

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