Today's News

  • 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.

  • Mills County Jury Finds Ex-East Mills Coach, Teacher Guilty Of Two Sex-related Charges

    A former East Mills teacher and coach could spend up to 12 years in prison after being convicted of third-degree sexual abuse and sexual exploitation by a school employee stemming from two incidents involving a 17-year-old female student in 2018.

  • Retiring Teachers Riding Away In Style


    42 + 40 + 37 = 119.

    Three early childhood educators with a combined 119 years of teaching experience are retiring from the Glenwood Community School District Friday.

    Margo Young (42 years), Diane VonTersch (40) and Rhonda Lothrop (37) have educated and impacted multiple generations of children as teachers at Northeast Elementary School. On Friday, they’ll say goodbye to their students and a passion that’s defined their professional lives.

  • 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.