Pointing To Need . . . for a new community center, Emerson mayor Jack Evans hopes to convince voters to back a $2 million bond issue in election Tuesday. All other buildings damaged in 1982 flood have been restored or are undergoing replacement, but…
Approximately, this Mills County town was named after an official of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. The town was established as a station on the C.B. & Q. in 1869. Its first and foremost citizen, history tells us, was L.W. Tubbs.
Cleaning Up Flood Waters . . . from the streets of Emerson required help from many area residents. Six feet of water inundated the town on June 15, 1982, when Indian Creek spilled over its banks, causing nearly $3 million damage.
This Photo Shows The Downtown Business District . . . as it presently appears. The facelift will consist of painting, added trimming, sandblasting in some cases, and a general spruce-up of the area in hopes of attracting new residents.