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Today's News

  • Silver City Park to Be Named After Former Mayor, County Supervisor, State Representative Gerald Jones

    SILVER CITY - A longtime public servant is being honored by his hometown of Silver City.
    Later this month, the name of Gerald Jones will be added to the official name of the city’s Centennial Park on Main Street.

    Jones, who resides in Silver City with his wife Janet, served on the Silver City Board of Education for four years before being elected mayor, a position he held for 26 years. He also spent three years on the Mills County Board of Supervivors before being elected to the Iowa House of Representatives, where he spent five years.

  • Arrests Tied To String Of Pacific Junction Burglaries

    Ten Mills County residents and two individuals from Council Bluffs suspected of being involved in a string of burglaries in the flood-ravaged Pacific Junction area have been arrested over the past two weeks. The suspects face multiple felony charges, including on-going criminal conduct, first-degree theft, second-degree theft and third-degree burglary.

  • 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.

  • Athletic Complex Construction Hindered By Rains

    You want the good news or the bad news first?

    The bad news: the Glenwood Athletic Complex is four to six weeks behind schedule.

    The good news: the Glenwood Community School District’s targeted mid-September “substantial completion” date is still within reach, according to Superintendent Devin Embray.

    “That’s the goal,” Embray said. “I’m an optimist. But a lot depends on the rain.”

  • 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-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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Purple Heart Flight

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Wounded veterans and Gold Star families spent a memorable day together in our nation’s capital Friday, visiting military memorials and sharing memories of loved ones who paid the ultimate sacrifice during service to their country.

    More than 100 veterans were joined by dozens of Gold Star Family members on the Purple Heart Flight, the 13th veterans honor flight arranged by Red Oak native Bill Williams and his wife Evonne.