Local News

  • Fleeing The Flood Waters

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - With fears that rising water from the Missouri River could flood the city of Pacific Junction, many residents of this western Mills County community have started making evacuation plans for themselves and their families.

    Some residents have already packed up their belongings and put them in storage and some have secured temporary living arrangements with relatives and friends in other communities.

  • New LDS church opens north of Glenwood

        The Glenwood ward of the the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) has opened a new  house of worship in Mills County.

  • The water is coming

        With the Missouri River expected to reach historic levels this week, Mills County officials are urging residents in the western part of the county to prepare for anticipated major flooding.    

        The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday it predicts the Missouri River will reach levels 5 - 7 feet above flood stages at most locations in Iowa and Nebraska by mid-June. The agency said some areas could remain inundated with water throughout July and August.

  • Golf Course Overhaul

    MALVERN – Major changes are coming to the golf course in Malvern.
        A redesign and reconstruction of the 2,600-yard, Par-35 course will include an irrigation system, sand bunkers, a lake and grass greens.

        Yes, grass greens, will be replacing the synthetic “Field Turf” greens that were installed at the Fairview Country Club a decade ago as a replacement to the course’s legendary sand greens that had been in place for decades.

  • New Plan For Glenwood Green Spaces

        There’s a new plan in place for Glenwood’s much-maligned corner nodes on Town Square.
        For 10 years, the nodes have been a source of frustration - mainly because of unsightly weed growth and a lack of maintenance. Now, a team of volunteers from the Glenwood Community Betterment - Beautification Committee believes they have developed a plan that will finally have Glenwood residents and visitors viewing the nodes in a positive light.

  • Embrace Addresses Special Needs

    Julie Kalambokidis and Suzan Reeve have been foster-adoptive parents as well as advocates for special needs children and families for most of their lives. So when these two Glenwood mothers ran into roadblocks, red tape and misinformation on care options for their special needs children and heard nightmare stories from other mothers navigating the same issues, they knew there was a problem.

    So what did they do?

  • 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.