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  • 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.
     

  • Settlement Reached In Cyclists' Deaths

        Terms of a settlement in a combined civil lawsuit have reportedly been reached between Andrew Schlictemeier and the families of four motorcyclists he killed in August 2009 on Interstate 29 near Little Sioux.
        Schlictemeier was found to have a blood-alcohol level of .373 on the evening of Aug. 9, 2009, after he struck and killed four motorcyclists in a I-29 construction zone. Investigators found marijuana and alcohol in Schlictemeier’s vehicle after the collision.

  • Meth Case Sentencing

         A rural Glenwood man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison as one of the ringleaders of a methamphetamine manufacturing operation.
        Andru Alan Fisher, 42, became the sixth person to be sentenced in what was dubbed the “Fisher Farm Case” in Mills County. His sentence was handed down last week in U.S. District Court by Judge Ronald Longstaff. Fisher will be placed on five years of supervised release after his imprisonment and is required to a pay a $100 fine to the state Crime Victim Fund.

  • Icy Road Factor In Fatal Accident

        Randall Jones, 62, of Henderson died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle collision last Wednesday, Jan. 11, on U.S. Highway 34 in Mills County.
        The accident occurred at 5 p.m. two miles east of Malvern, according to a report from the Iowa State Patrol. Jones died at the scene.