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Local News

  • Mills County Sheriff

    Incidents
        March 12 – Vanderhaggs of Council Bluffs reported a theft.
        March 13 – Paul Thieschafer of Council Bluffs reported a theft.
        March 13  - Janet Vanatta of Malvern reported a theft.
        March 13 – Sandra Kemp of Council Bluffs reported criminal mischief.

    Accidents

  • District Court

    Judge
    Timothy O'Grady
        Justin Lee Chamley, Omaha – third-degree burglary, pleaded guilty, sentenced to three days in county jail with credit given for time already served, ordered to pay $625 fine, restitution, court costs and fees.
        Patrick Neil Jack, Emerson – possession of contraband in a correctional facility, pleaded guilty, sentence suspended to two years probation, ordered to undergo substance abuse evaluation, submit DNA, pay $750 fine, court costs and fees.

  • 'River Riot' Coming To Mills County

    A crowd comparable in size to what the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) brought to the Glenwood community last summer is expected when the Mid-America Motorplex hosts the ninth annual River Riot concert on Friday, May 11.

    The concert, staged annually by The River 89.7 radio station at Iowa Western Community College, will feature the music of five nationally-known alternative rock bands – Incubus, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Emphatic and After The Fall.

  • Return Of The Eagles

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - The birds are back.
        Bald eagles, between 30 and 50 of them, have made their way to a rural area of Mills County west of Interstate 29.

  • Return Of The Eagles

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - The birds are back.

        Bald eagles, between 30 and 50 of them, have made their way to a rural area of Mills County west of Interstate 29.
        Early last week, the eagles could be seen perched on tree branches near a borrow-pit lake by the  Mid America Motorplex. Monday morning, residents of the area reported seeing nearly 40 eagles in grassy areas near the motorplex.

  • Citizens of the Year

    Dr. Robert Fryzek and his wife Barbara have been named the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s Citizens of the Year.

        The Fryzeks will be among the  honorees at the chamber’s annual Betterment and Beautification Dinner March 8 at The Fountains Ballroom. Recognition will also be given to Stephanie Patzer, Community Connection Award; Rachel Salerno, Junior Citizen of the Year; and Lori Gregory, Educator of the Year.

  • Not Guilty Plea

    A former Glenwood Community School District employee has pleaded not guilty to a charge of sexual abuse.

  • I-29/Highway 34 Master Plan

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - Around 100 landowners and curious Mills County residents came to A&M Greenpower Thursday night, Feb. 16, to learn more about a proposed master plan for development along the Interstate 29 - Highway 34 interchange west of Glenwood.

        The interchange will undergo major reconstruction over the coming months as part of the $140 million Highway 34  - Missouri River bridge project, expected to be completed in 2014.

  • State Archaeologist Supports Interpretive Center

    Iowa State Archaeologist Dr. John Doershuk believes the positive impact that could be created by the completion of the Loess Hills Archaeological Interpretive Center would be felt well beyond the immediate Glenwood area.

  • Winter - It's Baaaack!

    The spring-like temperatures were nice while they lasted.

         Winter returned to southwest Iowa in a big way Friday night and Saturday morning as more than a half-foot of snow blanketed the region. Snowfall amounts in Mills County had ranged from 6 - 8 inches by mid-afternoon Saturday.
         Light snowfall is expected to continue into the evening hours with clearing skies and colder temperatures moving in overnight.