Local News

  • Two Fatal Accidents In Mills County On Highway 34

    Two motorists were killed in seperate accidents over the weekend on Highway 34 in Mills County.
    A head-on collision around 10:30 p.m. Friday claimed the life of 46-year-old Brent Jack of Emerson.

    According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, Jack was driving eastbound on Highway 34, one mile west of Hastings, when his 2008 Dodge Caliber crossed the center line and collided with a westbound 2014 Ford Taurus driven by David Blum, 46, of Glenwood.

    Jack, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • School Board Elections Tuesday

    Iowans will elect representatives to their local school boards in statewide elections Tuesday, Sept. 8. Voting will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at all polling sites.

    Seats are being contested in both the Glenwood and East Mills Community School Districts.

    In Glenwood, incumbent board president Theresa Romens is running for one of two at-large seats up for election, along with former board member Henry Clark and Curt Becker.

  • Mills County Historical Museum Gets A Makeover

    The renovation of the Mills County Historical Museum is a work in progress, but a major portion of the remodel has been completed just in time for a grand reopening this weekend during the annual Keg Creek Day celebration.

    Major renovation work has been taking place at the museum and the surrounding campus at Glenwood Lake Park over the past six months.

  • Police Seek Witnesses To Plaza Lot Incident

    The Glenwood Police Department is investigating an incident in the Glenwood Plaza parking lot that resulted in a passenger who fell from the bed of a pickup truck being taken by medical helicopter to an Omaha hospital.

  • Anchor Family Services Director Says Founder Made 'An Honest Mistake'

    The director of Anchor Family Services in Glenwood said the business’ founder and former executive director Suzan Griswold made “an honest mistake” that was self-reported to state officials and he expects her to be fully exonerated of criminal charges.

    Griswold, 51, of Elkhorn, Neb., is charged with ongoing criminal conduct, a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison; and fraudulent practice in the first degree, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $1,000 - $10,000.

  • Walker Says Iowa Key To GOP Claiming White House

    A standing-room only crowd was on hand Friday morning at Tom and Tiff’s restaurant in Glenwood to greet Wisconsin Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker.

    Walker, currently running in second place behind Donald Trump in Republican tracking polls, spent more than an hour shaking hands, posing for photos and engaging in conversation as he made his way through the restaurant. Walker’s appearance was strictly a “meet and greet” with no formal speech.

  • Mental Health Service Provider Facing Fraud, Criminal Conduct Charges

    The owner of a Glenwood business that provides community-based, Medicaid-funded mental health and support services to children and adults, is facing felony charges following an investigation by the Mills County Attorney’s Office and Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals.

  • Omahans Face Sexual Abuse Charges In Mills County

    Two Omaha men - D’Angelo Marquis Goods, 27, and David Hernandez, 20 - are facing sexual assault charges for an alleged incident that took place in Mills County in late June.

    On June 29, the Mills County Communications Center received a call from the emergency room at CHI Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs about a sexual assault that had taken place in Mills County. Arrest warrants from Goods and Hernandez were issued following an investigation by the Mills County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Former County Engineer, School Board President Arrested During Sioux City Prostitution Sting

    A 63-year-old Glenwood man was among 12 people arrested on prostitution charges during an undercover sting operation last week in Sioux City.

    James M. Ebmeier was arrested by Sioux City police officers Wednesday, July 15, and charged with soliciting prostitution, an aggravated misdemeanor that carries a punishment of up to two years in jail and a fine of $625 - $6,250.

  • Glenwood Searching For New Library Director Following Resignation

    The Glenwood Public Library is in need of a new director following the resignation of Jenny Ellis.
    Glenwood Library Board member Terry Craig said Ellis resigned earlier this month during a closed-session meeting of the board. The board accepted Ellis’ resignation, but Craig said because the issue is a personnel matter addressed in closed session, circumstances surrounding the resignation would not be discussed publicly.