Local News

  • Glenwood Man Arrested On Murder Warrant

    A 25-year-old Glenwood man has been arrested on a first-degree murder warrant in connection with a January homicide in Council Bluffs. 

    Ryan McDonald was arrested Friday morning on the 300 block of North Hazel Street by officers from the Glenwood Police Department. He's being held without bond at the Mills County Jail.

  • The Return Of The Rex

    You could say the Rex Theatre has lived many lives.

    The classic theater on Glenwood’s Town Square has seen musical productions and Shakespeare, big bands and Vaudeville on its stage, silent films and then talkies flicker across its screen and thousands traipse through its doors seeking entertainment for over 100 years.

  • Arrest Made In Glenwood Shooting


  • Athletic complex construction ‘back on track’

    A schedule that has crews working extended days and hours and three weeks of relatively dry weather has the Glenwood Athletic Complex project nearly back on schedule, according to Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray.

  • Former East Mills Teacher, Coach Found Guilty Of Sexual Abuse Sentenced

    A former East Mills Community School District teacher and coach convicted in May of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation by a school employee was sentenced in Mills County District Court Monday.

  • Pacific Junction Woman Attends Democratic Debate

    It was an opportunity Fran Parr couldn’t pass up.

    At the invitation of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, the rural Pacific Junction resident flew to Miami last week to be a member of the audience at the first debate of Democratic presidential candidates.

    I got the invitation about a week before the debate,” Parr said. “I talked to my husband about it and he said I should go.”

  • Remembering Our Fallen

    Since its unveiling in September 2017 in front of 1,000 Gold Star Family members at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the Remembering Our Fallen traveling memorial has been displayed at dozens of prominent events and locations across the country.

  • Flood Advisory Work Group Tours Pacific Junction Area

    Members of the Workforce and Housing Work Group, a subcommittee of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Flood Recovery Advisory Board, made a visit to Mills County last week to gather information and get a first-hand look at the impact this spring’s Missouri River flooding has had on the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Pacific Junction.

  • Flood-displaced Residents Ponder Buy-out Options

    Stay or go?

    As a second round of severe flooding hits western Mills County, many displaced residents are considering that very option: stick out what is expected to be a years-long recovery process or simply cutting bait and moving on.

    The former option, and the potential of government-funded buy-out of these flood-prone properties, appears to be gaining traction.

  • Here We Go Again - The Flood Of 2019

    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds was in southwest Iowa Monday afternoon to get a first-hand look at the latest round of flooding to ravage lowlands along the Missouri River in Mills and Fremont counties.

    “There’s more (water and flooding) than I anticipated,” Reynolds said during a visit with local elected officials at the Pacific Junction Fire Station.