A lake whose reputation goes from “mosquito-infested swamp” to “Coney Island of the Midwest” in its first five years is certainly on the fast track to success.
When actress Carrie Fisher died last month at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack while on board a flight from London to Los Angeles, thousands of Star Wars fans mourned the death of the beloved princess.
Welcome to the present. Accepting the fact that our baby girl, Sierra, (actually 24 years old) was getting married made me realize that I was chronologically challenged.
It’s safe to say Santa Claus is a busy man this time of year. However, with a little help from Mrs. Claus, The Valley News was able to interview Santa while he was at the Everly Brothers Childhood Home on Saturday, Dec. 17.
Cancer: A word with life-altering implications; a diagnosis that no one wants to hear, one that is fraught with fear of what’s coming.
OMAHA – Watching some adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” has been a Wilwerding family tradition for as long as I can remember.
OMAHA – With fewer homes for sale and good returns on the remodeling investment, more homeowners are reclaiming their lower levels and remodeling their basements.
It may not be glamorous, but meatloaf – that is, meatloaf the way her father, Steve Moore, made it – was one of the family favorites when Rachel Long was growing up in Treynor.
An image burned into Reid Hemmingsen’s memory five years ago as Council Bluffs prepared for 2011’s summer of flooding has now benefitted one of the city’s low-income families.
America’s rising obesity rate may finally be leveling off – but not before Iowa’s rate approached three times its level in 1990, a new report shows.
“We’ve logged all the evidence against the girl. We have a rock-solid case. Her DNA is all over the place. Shoe prints, finger prints, the weapon...She did it.”
OMAHA – The Rose Theater launched its 2016-17 season on Friday with the opening of “Goodnight Moon,” a musical featuring the classic children’s book by the same name. The upcoming season will continue to provide entertaining and educational offerings for children and families. The nine mains…
It’s still hot and it’s still humid, but fall seasonal craft beers are just starting to hit the shelves to remind us that cooler days are right around the corner.
Justin Bernard’s beekeeping prowess doesn’t just get him all the honey he needs – he was recently recognized for his advocacy for pollinators by a statewide program.
For almost 70 years there have been three certainties in life: death, taxes and Della McKinney playing the organ at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Though not a person who would be considered a “stranger” to guns and shooting, Patricia Harrold of Papillion, Nebraska, didn’t think much about them before her husband’s death in 2012.
Like a lot of young people, Julie Thomas was not certain what she wanted to do with her life when she graduated from Lewis Central High School in 2010.
“I wonder what day it is,” Uncle Ivan said as I walked into his John Deere franchise. He continued speaking as he exaggerated his speech. “Let’s see, hmmm, it seems to me that there was something important happening today, but it must have just slipped my mind.” He pretended to reflect as he…
Locals looking for primetime entertainment can take their favorite shows to the streets with this year’s Annual Blast from the Past for the Future event on Saturday, April 16 from 5 until 9 p.m. on the 100 Block in Council Bluffs.
Yesterday, Valentine’s Day, a day that focuses on love, was a special day for the volunteers at the Pottawattamie County Animal Shelter and a Carroll man who, as a resident of Des Moines in July of 1999, was told that he had less than a 20 percent chance of surviving a vicious beating.
For Dick Miller, “Chief of the Canyons,” a Louis Grell painting he’d not seen before a trip to St. Louis in the fall, was a reflection of his life as a young man growing up in Sioux City, an area once inhabited by the Sioux Indian tribe, and today in an area named after the Potawatomi Indian…
It was December in southeast Kansas and a thin layer of snow was on the ground. My stepmother was busy baking cookies and sprinkling Christmas colored sprinkles on top of them when my seven-year-old sister, Sylvia, and I came bounding through the front door and as usual, we were hungry. Ther…
There is a story in the “History of the Community of Treynor,” compiled by the Treynor Town and Country Club and published in 1961, that tells how Treynor got its name.
As the holidays draw closer and you’re pulling out your old family recipes, putting down the tablecloth and sorting through your seasonal decor, one last-minute worry might not be such a hassle anymore.
The Council Bluffs Kennel Club will hold its annual dog show Nov. 21-22 at the Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way, and it’s sure to get your tail wagging.
October was a busy month for the Treynor High School Marching Band, with three competitions – all ending in fruitful award ceremonies – in the rearview mirror.