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  • Winds Blamed For Motorcycle Accident

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - High wind gusts are being blamed for a motorcycle accident Friday afternoon on U.S. Highway 34 near Pacific Junction that left a 45-year-old Omaha man with critical injuries.

    An investigation by the Mills County Sheriff’s Office determined Christopher Cercena was driving a 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle westbound on Highway 34, less than one-half mile east of the Interstate 29 interchange, shortly after 3 p.m., when severe winds caused him to lose control of the bike.

  • Train Crash Victims Identified

         The names of the two crew members who were killed in an April 17 train crash east of Emerson have been released by the Federal Railroad Administration.
        The two crew members have been identified as Patricia Hyatt, 48, and Tom Anderson, 48, both of Creston. Hyatt and Anderson were both on the eastbound coal train that rear-ended a Burlington Northern Sante Fe maintenance train at approximately 7 a.m. Sunday, April 17.
        Hyatt served as a conductor while Anderson was the train’s engineer.

  • Golf Course Goes Dark For 1 Month

    The first day of spring may have been more than a month ago, but it’s hard to tell at the Glenwood Golf Course.

  • Glenwood Golf Course closes down to get greens up to par

        The first day of spring may have been more than a month ago, but it’s hard to tell at the Glenwood Golf Course.
        Usually scattered with duffers this time of year, the typically thriving course is empty. The course temporarily closed its doors April 19 to deal with several green and maintenance issues and doesn’t plan to re-open until May 26.

  • Engineer killed in train crash was Glenwood graduate

        The names of the two crew members who were killed in an April 17 train crash east of Emerson have been released by the Federal Railroad Administration.
        The two crew members have been identified as Patricia Hyatt, 48, and Tom Anderson, 48, both of Creston. Hyatt and Anderson were both on the eastbound coal train that rear-ended a Burlington Northern Sante Fe maintenance train at approximately 7 a.m. Sunday, April 17.
        Hyatt served as a conductor while Anderson was the train’s engineer.

  • Highway 34 bridge project aiming for Fall 2013 finish

        The Iowa Department of Transportation has released an updated timeline for the U.S. Highway 34 – Missouri River Bridge project that will link western Mills County with Sarpy County in eastern Nebraska.
        The timeline calls for the $138 million project to be completed as early as the fall of 2013.

  • Train Crash Claims 2 Lives

        A fiery train collision Sunday morning in Montgomery County, between Emerson and Red Oak, claimed the lives of two Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad employees. As of press time Tuesday, the victims’ names had not been released.

  • Truck Driver Recovering From Injuries

    A 35-year-old Glenwood man is continuing his recovery from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover accident Wednesday, April 13, near the southbound rest area on Interstate 29 in western Mills County.

  • A Sweet Touch For Easter

    Barb Tucker knows her way around the kitchen – she cooks, she bakes and decorates cakes, and in the springtime, her friends and family can count on her to make old-fashioned sugar Easter Eggs.
        “I guess it’s kind of a lost art. You don’t hear of a lot of people doing it,” Tucker said last week from her home in Glenwood. “I took a class years ago from Paula Disterhaupt here in Glenwood and I’ve enjoyed doing them ever since.”

  • On The Track Of History

        TABOR – When it comes to history, the Todd House in Tabor might be one of the best kept secrets in southwest Iowa.

         Built 158 years ago by Congregational minister John Todd, the two-story structure once served as a major hub on the Underground Railroad. Today, it stands as a lasting tribute to the abolitionists and John Brown loyalists who opposed slavery and supported the Kansas Free State movement of the 1850s.