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  • Hail To The Chief

    As a kid growing up in an Irish-Catholic

    neighborhood of South Omaha, John O’Connor never gave serious thought to having a career in law

    enforcement. In fact, if he had wanted a public service job as a young man, he probably could’ve called in a family favor and became a firefighter.

  • Charge Filed In Shooting

    A 31-year-old woman is accused of shooting her brother in the head Sunday at a residence in northwest Mills County.

    Elizabeth Brannen is charged with reckless use of a firearm causing serious injury, a Class C felony, Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos said.

    According to a sheriff’s office report, the incident occurred between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. at a rural Council Bluffs residence located at 17022 Allis Rd., on the Mills County side of the border with Pottawattamie County.

  • Charge Filed In Shooting

    A 31-year-old woman is accused of shooting her brother in the head Sunday at a residence in northwest Mills County.

    Elizabeth Brannen is charged with reckless use of a firearm causing serious injury, a Class C felony, Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos said.

    According to a sheriff’s office report, the incident occurred between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. at a rural Council Bluffs residence located at 17022 Allis Rd., on the Mills County side of the border with Pottawattamie County.

  • Traffic Island Causes Concern

    It was constructed with public safety in mind, but a concrete island placed in the middle of the road near Glenwood’s new high school has proven to be a potential hazard for several motorists.

    A divided highway sign at the north end of the island has been knocked down and replaced at least four times already this summer, according to Glenwood Public Works Director Perry Cook.

  • Traffic Island Causes Concern

    It was constructed with public safety in mind, but a concrete island placed in the middle of the road near Glenwood’s new high school has proven to be a potential hazard for several motorists.

    A divided highway sign at the north end of the island has been knocked down and replaced at least four times already this summer, according to Glenwood Public Works Director Perry Cook.

  • Loess Hills Humane Society Opens

    A decade ago the Animal Relief Fund for a Shelter, dubbed ARFS, started by a group of Mills county residents concerned about the welfare of stray dogs and cats in the shelterless county, hatched a plan to cure the problem.

    On Monday, that plan came to fruition as the shelter, now called the Loess Hills Humane Society (LHHS) opened its doors to Mills County strays at a state-of-the art, 6,000 square foot facility on 2.5 acres of land south of Pacific Junction on 221st Street.

  • Loess Hills Humane Society Opens

    A decade ago the Animal Relief Fund for a Shelter, dubbed ARFS, started by a group of Mills county residents concerned about the welfare of stray dogs and cats in the shelterless county, hatched a plan to cure the problem.

    On Monday, that plan came to fruition as the shelter, now called the Loess Hills Humane Society (LHHS) opened its doors to Mills County strays at a state-of-the art, 6,000 square foot facility on 2.5 acres of land south of Pacific Junction on 221st Street.

  • School Board Field Full

    There’s only room for three of them, but seven Glenwood-area residents want to serve on the Glenwood Board of Education.

    The Mills County Auditor’s Office confirmed Friday that the seven candidates have filed the necessary paperwork to have their names on the ballot for the Sept. 8 election. School board seats currently occupied by Bill Agan, David Warren and Frank Overhue are up for election this year. All seats on the board are now elected at-large.

  • School Board Field Full

    There’s only room for three of them, but seven Glenwood-area residents want to serve on the Glenwood Board of Education.

    The Mills County Auditor’s Office confirmed Friday that the seven candidates have filed the necessary paperwork to have their names on the ballot for the Sept. 8 election. School board seats currently occupied by Bill Agan, David Warren and Frank Overhue are up for election this year. All seats on the board are now elected at-large.

  • Down To The Wire

    A Monday afternoon walk-through tour of the new high school building left Glenwood Community School District officials still feeling confident that the facility will be up and running on Aug. 26, the first day of the 2009-2010 school year.

    Four members of the Glenwood Board of Education were joined by about two dozen citizens from the community as they toured the school with GCSD Superintendent Dr. Stan Sibley, contractors and architects.