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  • First-degree Murder Charge Filed

    A first-degree murder charge was filed Monday against a 35-year-old Glenwood man in connection with the death of his infant son.

        In October, Jason Mathew Curtis was initially charged with child endangerment, neglect of a dependent person and willful injury after investigators from the Glenwood Police Department and Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation determined he was responsible for the July 14 death of his 5-month-old son, Jackson.

  • First-degree Murder Charge Filed

    A first-degree murder charge was filed Monday against a 35-year-old Glenwood man in connection with the death of his infant son.

        In October, Jason Mathew Curtis was initially charged with child endangerment, neglect of a dependent person and willful injury after investigators from the Glenwood Police Department and Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation determined he was responsible for the July 14 death of his 5-month-old son, Jackson.

  • VOR Co-president

    Longtime Glenwood resident Sybil Finken has been elected to lead VOR, a national advocacy organization for people with intellectual disabilities. She will serve as the organization’s co-President, through June, with Ann Knighton from Augusta, Ga.

  • Flood Assistance

        The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging victims of spring and summer flooding in southwest Iowa to apply for individual assistance from the federal government.

  • Father charged in 5-month-old son’s death

        A 35-year old Glenwood man was in a Mills County courtroom Thursday facing three felony counts stemming from the death of his infant son in July.
        Jason Curtis, 35, is charged with allegedly causing the death of his 5-month old son, Jackson Curtis in a July 14, incident. After a three-month investigation by the Glenwood Police Department with assistance from the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation, Curtis was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 19 on felony warrants for child endangerment, neglect of a dependent person and willful injury.

  • New Scenic Byway Signs

    Colorful new signs, designating the Loess Hills Scenic Byway in western Iowa, were unveiled last week at ceremonies near Glenwood and Council Bluffs.

        The signs depict the Loess Hills’ unique landforms, green trees and native prairie grasses.
        The Loess Hills region of the state was named one of Iowa’s scenic byways in 1998. Two years later, the Loess Hills received National Scenic Byway recognition by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

  • Donkey Rescue

    MALVERN – An animal adoption center devoted to the rescue of abandoned and neglected donkeys is up and running in Mills County.

        Rural Malvern residents Scott and Lura Shehan took in their first donkey two years ago and have been charmed by the animals ever since.

  • Long-term Flood Recovery

        Mills County has formed COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disasters) to assist residents with long-term flood recovery and plan for future disaster response.  
        As floodwaters along the Missouri River have receded, Mills County’s Emergency Operations Team has moved from an active flood-fighting mode into a new phase of recovery.

  • Agony Continues For Flood Victims

    Information technology (IT) employees living a dream life in the country, a construction worker and his wife soon to watch their daughter be married, a 71-year-old grocery store employee who will not be able to retire soon. These people all have one thing in common – they have all been devastated by the flood of 2011.

  • West Nile Virus

        The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has confirmed a case of West Nile virus in an adult woman in Mills County. The confirmation comes on the heels of the announcement of confirmed cases in Pottawattamie County and Harrison County this month, and as public health officials continue to investigate several potential West Nile virus cases in western Iowa.