Emergency Information Detailed At Sidney Meeting

SIDNEY – Fremont County Emergency Management hosted a community meeting in Sidney Sunday regarding Missouri River flooding. Information items include: Sign up at Alert Iowa for evacuation no... Read More

Peru State glad to be down for just two days

PERU - Officials at Peru State College were pleased to be back on campus on Wednesday after the school was forced to close for two days due to flooding at the city's water treatment plant last weekend. Record levels on the Missouri River broke... Read More

Hamburg School Fills Many Roles In Flood Emergency

_informq.push(); HAMBURG – The Marnie Simons Elementary School in Hamburg is playing a number of roles during this spring’s flood, including a shelter for evacuees, a headquarters for city hall, a job fair and Salvation Army collection c... Read More

Otoe County's Longest Serving Sheriff To Host Reception

NEBRASKA CITY - A reception is scheduled Saturday, March 30, at the  Museum of Firefighting in Nebraska City for retired Sheriff Jim Gress. Gress, who began serving as sheriff in 1983, is the longest serving sheriff in Otoe County history. He ... Read More

Peru State men's basketball falls short against William Carey in first round of NAIA tournament

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A late rally by Peru State wasn't enough as the Bobcats saw their season end with a 95-89 loss to William Carey (Miss.) in the opening round of the NAIA Division I men's basketball tournament. Peru State was within 48-45 e... Read More

Chinook helicopters assist sandbagging operation at Cooper Nuclear Plant

NEMAHA - Nemaha became the base of operations this week for the Nebraska Army National Guard to help stabilize the levee around Cooper Nuclear Station. 18 guard members were using two CH47 Chinook Helicopters to fly four to six bag fulls of sa... Read More

Crecelius Warns

_informq.push(); SIDNEY – Fremont County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Crecelius welcomed news of receding water on Day 7 of record flooding along the Missouri River, but his mood remains somber. Crecelius: “We’re going to... Read More

President Trump approves disaster declaration for Nebraska after severe winter weather, flooding

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared a major disaster Thursday for the state of Nebraska resulting from severe winter weather and massive flooding. The declaration opens the door to federal aid to help state, tribal and local r... Read More

Woman rushes to the rescue of trapped animals in Hamburg, Iowa

This week, the town of Hamburg, Iowa, underwater, a woman no one had met before walked into the makeshift city hall — the schoolhouse — and asked where to find the pets who'd been left behind. She wanted to save as many as she could. ... Read More

Sheldon Surveys Damage:

PERCIVAL – The levees protecting towns, 2,300 people and over $300 million in property on the Iowa side of the Missouri River at Mills and Fremont counties performed as designed, but ultimately failed because there was too much water in the March f... Read More

Fairbury boys' track team spearheads bottled water drive for Peru, other communities in need

FAIRBURY - Zane Grizzle had some down time this past weekend. He was playing Xbox at home on Sunday, but none of his friends were online. He was bored. So, he thought about the rest of his day. He thought about his drive to Beatrice for a b... Read More