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Essex man arrested for OWI

(Essex) – An Essex man faces charges following his arrest early Saturday morning. The Shenandoah Police Department says officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Highway 48 and North Avenue in Essex around 1:30 a.m. Following an investigation, officers arrested 44-year-old Robert Edward Anderson on a charge of OWI – second offense.
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Tabor man arrested on Page County charges

(Shenandoah) – A Tabor man faces charges from two separate incidents. The Shenandoah Police Department says officers served a Page County warrant around 12:30 p.m. Saturday to 29-year-old James Michael Cruz for failure to appear on a scheduled court date. Officers also charged Cruz with 4th degree criminal mischief, stemming from a different incident and investigation.
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Boil advisory for portion of Clarinda

(Clarinda) – A portion of Clarinda has been placed under a boil advisory. City Manager Gary McClarnon says due to a water main break, residents that live on both sides of 13th Street from Division Street to Garfield Street are being asked to boil their water. McClarnon says the water main break has been repaired, but the advisory remains in effect.
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Abortion Clinic in Bellevue sees increase of out of state patients

BELLEVUE, Neb. (WOWT) - The phones have been ringing off the hook at Care Clinics for abortion and reproductive excellence in Bellevue since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade Friday. “In the first 15 minutes we had over 30 something calls,” said Dr. Leroy Carhart. Dr. Carhart says...

Grants will provide funding for downtown housing in Logan, Glenwood and Clarinda

(Area) Grants administered by Southwest Iowa Planning Council will provide funding for housing in the downtowns of Logan, Glenwood, and Clarinda. The City of Clarinda will receive $200,000 to renovate and update two upper-story housing units. The project will include a complete interior overhaul of the second story space at 115 E Main Street, and will provide two of the only quality, updated rental units near the city center. Transforming this underutilized space into residential units will help to highlight the potential for improved quality of affordable living in downtown Clarinda.

$2.38-per-gallon gasoline draws a crowd in Bellevue

BELLEVUE, Neb. (Nebraska Examiner) – A driver in her 20s looked up from her phone and stared slack-jawed at the price of gasoline advertised Wednesday morning at the Speedy Gas N Shop in Bellevue. A woman hollered from a second car turning onto the street. She asked a man...

Lewis Central beats Bellevue West to win the NebPreps 7v7 Championship

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Playing on their home field against some of the best teams from across the river, Lewis Central stood their ground and held off Bellevue West, 14-13, to win the NebPreps 7v7 Championship Saturday afternoon. Curtis Witte's interception in the final minute of the game sealed...

Red Oak Man arrested for Assault

(Red Oak) Red Oak Police on Wednesday arrested 32-year-old Logan Matthew Hughes of Red Oak in the 1400 block of N. 5th Street for Domestic Abuse Assault, 1st Offense. Officers transported Hughes to the Montgomery County Jail and held him on no bond.

Five Cass County, Iowa, residents arrested for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl

CASS COUNTY, Neb. — Five Cass County, Iowa, residents were arrested Friday for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, according to the Department of Justice. The five arrested on federal indictments were 19-year-old Mason Blaine Loudermilk of Atlantic, Iowa; 28-year-old Chase Daniel Jahnke of Lewis, Iowa; 26-year-old Kelsi Marie Thurman of Lewis, Iowa; 25-year-old Colby Ray Clarken of Atlantic, Iowa; and 19-year-old Collin Jacob Clarken of Atlantic, Iowa, according to court documents.

Griswold Schools apply for Teacher Apprenticeship Program: Discuss School Safety Funding

(Griswold) Griswold Schools Superintendent Dave Henrichs says the Governor recently signed legislation providing school safety funds for eligible schools. Shared Schools Superintendent Dave Henrichs admits the details remain sketchy; he does know that every eligible school could receive a $50,000 grant. Henrichs says the district will complete the survey and...

I-480 westbound to Dodge Street will close in beginning of July

Omaha, Neb. (KPTM) — If you're driving from Council Bluffs and get off on Dodge Street from Interstate 480, then you might need to take another route starting next month. According to the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOT), I-480 westbound from Dodge to 17th Street will be closed beginning July 5; and will last through August 5.

Mills County board of adjustments backs communication tower permit

(Glenwood) -- Mills County zoning officials have backed plans for a new communication tower near the Loess Hills. During its monthly meeting Tuesday, by a 3-1 vote, the Mills County Zoning Board of Adjustments approved a conditional use permit for AT&T to install a communication tower along Pease Road in the county's Loess Hills Conservation Development Zoning District. Mills County Building and Zoning Technician Holly Jackson tells KMA News the tower is part of the nationwide FirstNet Responder Network, which was established to provide a strong communication network for emergency personnel.

Barbara Olenius, 93, of Clarinda, Iowa

Funeral Home:Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa. Barb passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the Clarinda Regional Health Center. Condolences and memories may be shared at