Today's News

  • Repairs, Improvements To Levee System Vital To Future Of AgriVision's Pacific Junction Store

    Like many owners of businesses damaged and displaced by Missouri River flooding in March,  the management team at AgriVision Equipment Group is taking a wait and see approach before making  a decision on reopening its Pacific Junction store along the 190th Street business corridor in western Mills County.

  • Purple Heart Flight Honoring Veterans, Gold Star Families

    If you’re looking for a special way to say “thank you” to the men and woman of our armed forces this Memorial Day weekend, I suggest you come out to Omaha’s Old Market area Friday evening around 8:30 - 8:45.

    That’s where a very special “Welcome Home Parade” is going to be taking place for participants in Friday’s Nebraska-Iowa Purple Heart Flight.

  • Flood Debris Removal Begins In Pacific Junction

    The removal of debris piled up outside flooded homes in Pacific Junction and rural areas of western Mills County has begun.

    Crews from the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) began assisting with debris removal last week from yards and rights of way.

  • Signs Removed, Love's Has 'No Immediate Plans To Reopen"

    The Love’s Travel Center in western Mills County won’t be reopening anytime soon and the long-term future of the business appears to be uncertain.

    “There are no immediate plans to reopen the Pacific Junction, Iowa, location that has been closed due to the widespread flooding that affected the area this spring,” Chad Previch, external communications manager for Oklahoma-based Love’s stated in an e-mail to The Opinion-Tribune on Monday.

  • 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.

  • Encouraging News For I-29, Highway 34 Repairs

    Two major highways in western Mills County damaged by Missouri River flooding could be reopened to traffic by the end of May.

    Interstate 29 (between U.S. Highway 34 and the Missouri border) and Highway 34 (between the I-29 interchange and Missouri River bridge) are targeted to open to “limited mobility” by the end of the month. Both highways received extensive damage during spring flooding and have been closed to traffic for nearly two months.

  • Progress Being Made On Athletic Complex Construction

    A long winter and spring rains have slowed work on the Glenwood Athletic Complex, but the $6 million project remains on schedule, according to Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray.

  • P.J. Recovery At Forefront Of Flood Meeting

    Temporary FEMA housing trailers, levee repairs, the possibility of “buy-outs” for homeowners and the future of Pacific Junction were among the topics discussed at a long-term recovery town hall meeting April 24 for flood-impacted citizens. The meeting at the Glenwood Resource Center attracted an audience of about 200 people.

  • Nickerson To Replace 'Hutch' As GCHS Principal

    Less than a month after Glenwood Community High School Principal Richard Hutchinson announced he was stepping down from his administrative position, his replacement has been named.

    And the school district didn’t have to go very far to get him.

    In a special meeting on Friday, the Glenwood Community School District Board of Education officially approved the hiring of Rick Nickerson as the new principal.

    Nickerson has served as assistant principal at the school since 2012.

  • Vice President Pledges Support During Flood Tour

    The vice president of the United States was in Mills County Friday, viewing levee breaches and flooded farm fields and offering encouragement to victims of the historic Missouri River flooding that’s caused nearly $2 billion damage in western Iowa.

    During a brief appearance at the Lincoln family’s Ridgeview Farms southwest of Pacific Junction, Mike Pence promised support and relief to victims of a flood that’s now regarded as the worst in Mills County history.