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Local News

  • County’s budget, taxes up slightly

    Sometimes numbers don’t tell the whole story.

  • Citizen Of The Year

    The voice behind Glenwood’s annual Homecoming celebration is the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Citizen of the Year.

    Gordon Woodrow will be recognized along with other award recipients at the chamber’s annual community betterment and beautification dinner Thursday evening, March 14, at Bella Terre Reception and Vineyard. For years, Woodrow has been the voice of Glenwood at the community’s annual Homecoming Parade, Ram football, high school marching band and several other sports and activities throughout the Glenwood community.

  • Winter Not Going Away

    Winter isn’t going away anytime soon.

    That’s the message Mother Nature has been sending over the past week as a pair of winter storms barreled through the nation’s midsection. The first storm came through Thursday and early Friday morning, dropping 8 inches of snow in the Glenwood area and over 9 inches in other areas of southwest Iowa.

  • Fundraising Begins For Fairgrounds Building

    MALVERN - The Mills County Fair Board has started its fundraising effort for   the Mills County Community Center and Extension/Outreach building that  will  be constructed on the southwest corner of the Mills County Fairgrounds in Malvern.

  • Arrest Made In Baby's Death

    A 22-year-old Pacific Junction man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 13-month-old baby girl.

    Mills County Attorney Eric Hansen said Colby Ray Puckett, 22, was arrested Friday and charged in the death of 13-month-old Aliyanna L. May, who died at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha on Saturday, Feb. 2.

  • Father Found Guilty Of Murder

    A jury in Pottawattamie County has found Jason Curtis, 36, of Glenwood guilty of first-degree murder in the July 2011 death of his 5-month-old son. The verdict was announced Tuesday in Council Bluffs. Curtis will be sentenced in April.

  • Arrest Made In Baby's Death

    A 22-year-old Pacific Junction man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 13-month-old baby girl.

    Mills County Attorney Eric Hansen said Colby Ray Puckett, 22, was arrested Friday and charged in the death of 13-month-old Aliyanna L. May, who died at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha on Saturday, Feb. 2.

  • Reduced Post Office Hours

    The Mineola and Emerson post offices will remain open but at reduced hours as part of a U.S. Postal Service cost-cutting move to improve the organization’s financial stability.

    The plan keeps the existing post offices in place but with modified retail window hours designed to match customer use. Access to the retail lobbies and post office boxes would remain unchanged.

  • 'Active Shooter' Preparedness

    No students, staff or faculty members were present and there really wasn’t a gunman, but that didn’t prevent officers from the Glenwood Police Department from taking their “active shooter” exercise seriously last Thursday at Northeast Elementary School.


    The exercise was an opportunity for the officers to prepare for a situation involving an active shooter in a school or another public setting.

  • O Holy Night

    The congregation at First Christian Church of Glenwood staged a live outdoor nativity scene Monday and Tuesday night to begin its Christmas week celebration.

    The production followed Joseph and Mary’s journey to Bethlehem for the birth of their son, Jesus Christ.