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Today's News

  • Railroad committed to keeping tracks open

        PACIFIC JUNCTION - A large crew of workers from Burlington Northern Sante Fe and an army of private contractors have descended on Pacific Junction in an attempt to ensure the railroad’s east and west mainline near the town stays open during expected flooding from the Missouri River.

  • Homeowners Prepare For Flooding

    The berm-building and sandbagging efforts taking place in recent weeks along railroad tracks and around businesses in western Mills County are well-documented, but dozens of homeowners are also taking precautionary measures to protect their property from the rising water in the Missouri River.

    “We’re down to the basic essentials where we can move out pretty quick,” Dan Robbins said. “We need to keep the rain away and hope the
    levees hold.”

  • More Water On The Way

    OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday night that water releases from Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota will increase to 160,000 cubic feet per second by Thursday as a result of continued wet weather throughout the Missouri River Basin.

    The corps said large, heavy rain system has impacted South Dakota and northern Nebraska in the past 48 hours, with as much as 6-inches falling across part of South Dakota. The heavy rains resulted in high inflows to Oahe, Big Bend and Fort Randall reservoirs. High inflows are also anticipated for Gavins Point.

  • Glenwood boys, girls land 11 on Hawk-10 soccer first teams

        The Glenwood girls and boys soccer programs have landed 11 athletes combined on the 2011 Hawkeye 10 All-Conference soccer team released last week.
        The Glenwood girls, coming off its Hawkeye 10 Conference title and second straight state tournament appearance, placed a conference-best six girls on the first team.

  • Asche is Rams new wrestling head coach

        Brad Asche is the new head coach for the Glenwood Community High School wrestling team.
        Asche was officially hired as the Rams’ new head coach at last Monday’s Glenwood Board of Directors meeting. He is a second grade teacher at Northeast Elementary.
        “I’m excited. It’s great to be a part of a school and a town with such a great tradition of wrestling,” said Asche.

  • Ram baseball improves to 14-3

        The Glenwood baseball team capped a long week of play with a pair of wins at the Remsen-St. Mary's Tournament Saturday in Elk Point, S.D.
        The Rams (14-3) defeated Spirit Lake 5-0 before downing Sioux City East 6-3.
        Alex Forbes (3-1) got the game one win, scattering five hits and striking out six in the shutout win.

        Zach Peterson, in his first start of the season, struck out six and allowed six hits and three earned runs in the win.

  • Ram softball drops two at Treynor Classic

        The Glenwood softball team limped out of the Treynor Classic Tournament with a pair of losses on Saturday.
        The Rams (17-5) fell to the host Cardinals 2-1 in game one and lost 4-3 in extra-innings to Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln in the tournament capper.

  • County Prepares For The Unknown

    Driving around Pacific Junction Friday, watching the sandbaggers and railroad contractors preparing for the predicted flood waters, I was reminded of the eerie feeling I had back in the summer of 1979 while completing some National Guard training at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss.

       I didn’t have a television in my dorm room on the base, probably not even a radio, and certainly not a computer or cell phone. I was two weeks away from completing a hot summer of training and anxious to return home to Nebraska.

  • Teen Missionaries Converge On Glenwood

    There's a good reason why it seems like there's more teenagers than usual out and about this week in Glenwood.

        Sunday afternoon, 265 teenagers, representing six states (Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana), arrived in Glenwood to begin a week of home repair and restoration work for dozens of elderly, disabled and financially-restricted residents of the Glenwood community. The teens are performing the work as participants in the faith-based TeenServe mission program.

  • Opinion-Tribune Staffers Recognized

    Two staff members from The Opinion-Tribune newspaper have been recognized with journalism awards from the Omaha Press Club and Landmark Community Newspapers for work published during the 2010 calendar year.

        Editor Joe Foreman and associate editor Joel Stevens were named winners of four awards earlier this month in the Omaha Press Club’s annual “Excellence In Journalism Competition.” They received three first-place awards and one second place award from the OPC.