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  • Tornado Throttles Thurman

    THURMAN – An EF2 tornado, with winds reaching 135 mph, delivered a devastating blow Saturday evening to the town of Thurman, located about 20 miles south of Glenwood in northwest Fremont County.

        Nearly every home in the community of  230 residents sustained damage when the tornado roared through around 5:30 p.m. Although damage was extensive and wide-spread, there were no serious injuries or deaths.

  • 'High Risk' For Severe Weather Saturday

    The National Weather Service says a significant severe thunderstorm outbreak is expected Saturday afternoon and evening across much of the central plains, including western Iowa and eastern Nebraska.
     

  • Arkansas Man Dies In Rollover Crash

        A 32-year-old Arkansas man died Monday evening  from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover accident south of Malvern on 310 St., approximately one-half mile north of Noyes Ave.

  • Federal Meth Conviction

        A 58-year-old Glenwood man has been sentenced in United States District Court to serve three years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
        David Andrew Stump was sentenced March 27 in Council Bluffs by U.S. District Court Judge John A. Jarvey. After serving his prison time, Stump will be on two years of supervised release and has been ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim Fund.

  • Terror In The Darkness

    It’s been 10 years since a distraught man, dressed in full camouflage military fatigues and body armor and equipped with a semi-automatic assault rifle, opened fire on a Mills County Sheriff’s deputy and Glenwood police officer in the darkness of a Glenwood subdivision.

  • 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.