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Fire safety stressed in Christmas decorations

(Shenandoah) -- It's that time of the year when Christmas trees and lights pop up around KMAland. But, one KMAland official warns some decorations can be real Grinches in terms of fire dangers. Red Oak Fire Chief John Bruce outlined some yuletide decoration safety tips in an interview on KMA's "Morning Line" program earlier this week. Bruce says both artificial and real Christmas trees carry fire hazards if not handled carefully.
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Parents arrested after six-month-old tests positive for Methamphetamine

(Mills Co.) Two people were arrested after a six-month-old tested positive for methamphetamine. The Mills County Sheriff’s Office says on November 12th at 3:42 a.m., Mills County Deputies were contacted by the Omaha Police Department in regards to a six-month-old child who tested positive for methamphetamine and resides in Malvern. The child was receiving care at an Omaha hospital. The child was released from the hospital and taken into the custody of the Department of Human Services.
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Shenandoah Sanitation extends weekend hours again

(Shenandoah) -- Shenandoah Sanitation is coming to the aid of residents doing some Thanksgiving weekend cleanup around their properties. By popular demand, the company is extending its weekend hours for leaf or yard waste dropoff. Hours are Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Councilman Kim Swank praised Shenandoah Sanitation and city personnel during this week's Shenandoah City Council meeting, saying the first extended hour period earlier this month was a smash hit.

Constant improvement the key for Mustang basketball

The Shenandoah boys basketball team opens the season Monday at home against Underwood. Monday’s game is the first of three for the week for the Mustangs with trips to Southwest Valley and Harlan taking place Tuesday and Thursday. Jay Soderberg is starting his second season as head coach and he...

Shop with a Cop 2021 Deadline for Signup is December 1st

(Shenandoah) -- The Shenandoah Police Department is partnering with local businesses for the 2021 Shop with a Cop event. Jack Langley, chaplain for the Shenandoah Police Department, and Officer Franks joined the KMA Morning Show recently to share information about the event. “Well, it was originally started with mayor Dick...

Large numbers, high expectations for Warrior wrestling

The sharing agreement between Sidney and Fremont-Mills has gone on for several years, but never has head coach Aaron Lang had a wrestling team this big. There are about 35 athletes in the program, including eight girls who will have several of their own tournaments to compete in as well.

Family surprises Marine at Eppley Airfield amid busy Thanksgiving travel

Two Nebraska families have filed complaints after a roofing company in Papillion has stalled their sunroom installation projects after payment was made. Council Bluffs business, volunteers give back this holiday season. Updated: 5 hours ago. New Visions Homeless Services in Council Bluffs partnered with local volunteers to prepare for their...

Hamburg Man Arrested For May Theft Of Motor Vehicle

Monday the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office arrested 51 year old William Charles Maddox of Hamburg on an active Fremont County Warrant for 2nd Degree Theft in connection to a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was reported stolen May 22nd from a previously flooded residence in Hamburg. Maddox is being held on $5,000 bond.
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After several months under construction, Scooter's Coffee has opened its Farmington location at 401 W. Karsch Blvd. The first Scooter’s Coffee was opened in 1998 by co-founders Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Nebraska. That location was known as “Scooter’s Java Express,” fitting well with the drive-through's mission to keep customers happy by helping them “scoot in and scoot out” quickly.

2 arrested in Mills County after 6 month old child tests positive for meth

(Malvern, Iowa) – Two people were arrested on felony charges of Neglect of a Dependent Person and Child Endangerment. According to the Mills County Sheriff’s Office, on Nov. 12th at around 3:42-a.m., Deputies were contacted by the Omaha Police Department in regard to a six-month old child who tested positive for methamphetamine. The child – who resided in Malvern – was receiving care at an Omaha area hospital. The infant was released from the hospital and taken into the protective custody of the Iowa Department of Human Services.

Plattsmouth's Meneses uses patience, 2000-yard season to repeat as KMAland Nebraska POTY

(Plattsmouth) -- A 2,000-yard season landed Plattsmouth superstar Christian Meneses the KMAland Nebraska Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. One year removed from a breakout season that put the Blue Devils on the map, Meneses churned for 2.054 yards and 30 touchdowns while averaging 8.7 yards per carry, leading the Blue Devils to an undefeated regular season and a state quarterfinal appearance.

Shen schools seek applications following three resignations

(Shenandoah) -- The Shenandoah School District is looking for applicants to fill newly vacated positions. Meeting in special session Tuesday afternoon, the Shenandoah School Board met briefly to formally accept the resignations of three staff members effective throughout December. Superintendent Dr. Kerri Nelson tells KMA News a special meeting was called to allow the school district adequate time to seek new applications. Nelson says the most notable loss is school business official Sherri Ruzek.

Hendrickson named new Grape Hospital CEO

(Hamburg) -- Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg has a new administrator at the helm. Earlier this week, the hospital's board of directors announced that Cristin Hendrickson has been appointed its new chief executive officer. An experienced business leader, Hendrickson will work closely with Interim CEO Julie Harris through the remainder of this year, and assumed all responsibilities as of Monday. Hendrickson succeeds Mike O'Neal, who is now chief operations officer at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak.

Two Malvern residents booked on child endangerment

(Council Bluffs) -- Two Malvern residents face multiple charges following their arrests Monday. The Mills County Sheriff's Office reports 34-year-old Benjamin Jay Chenier and 24-year-old Lydia Ann Hadland both of Malvern, were arrested late Monday night on Bunge Avenue near Council Bluffs. Authorities say both Chenier and Hedland were booked on a warrant for Neglect or Abandonment of a Dependent Person and Child Endangerment. Meanwhile, Chenier was also booked for a Controlled Substance Violation.

NCPS collaboration seeks funds for Pioneer Field

A collaborative fundraising effort will soon be underway at Nebraska City Public Schools with the goal of addressing safety and liability issues associated with the playing surface at Pioneer Field. The field turf surface at the school, installed in 2008, is five years past its life expectancy and could be...