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  • Federal, Local Officers Serve Warrant At Glenwood Residence

    Officers from the Glenwood Police Department and Mills County Sheriff's Office were asked to assist federal officers Tuesday morning in serving a search warrant at a private residence at 57257 225 St.

    A federal officer at the scene declined to discuss details of the search, but said additional information would be available from the U.S. Attorney's Office at a later time.

  • Animals Rescued From 'Hellhole'

    The Mills County Attorney and Mills County Sheriff’s Office are continuing an investigation to determine if charges will be filed after animal rescue workers seized 13 dogs and a pair of cats from a urine, feces and maggot-invested mobile home in Pony Creek July 15.

  • New Look Library

    Glenwood-area residents are invited to a grand reopening of the Glenwood Public Library on July 31. Festivities run from 5 - 7 p.m. with an open house, including refreshments and a ribbon cutting.

        The library renovated its children’s area this past spring. According to Glenwood Library Foundation Board member Vonnie Esterling, the library’s board of trustees had talked about renovating the library for many years.  

  • Fallen Soldier Comes Home

    RED OAK — With a flag in one hand and another over their hearts, southwest Iowa residents said their farewells to Sgt. James Skalberg, not as individual mourners but as a collective group gathered to celebrate life and pay respect to a fallen hero.

        Skalberg, 25, was killed in Afghanistan June 27 when the military vehicle he was driving detonated an improvised explosive device.

  • 'New Memories' For Mineola

    MINEOLA - “Out of the past, into the future” was the theme of Saturday’s ground-breaking ceremony for the new Mineola Community Center and Historical Society.

        The new structure will replace the nearly century-old community center on Main Street that was demolished after being heavily damaged by wind and hail last August.

  • Touring the Mills County Jail

    A group of Mills County voters spent an afternoon in jail Tuesday. The tour of the Mills County Jail was part of day-long schedule of events by the Law Enforcement Center Planning Committee to make voters aware of just how antiquated the current jail is as voters head into the Aug. 7 special election to decide the $6.4 million bond issue to build a new facility.

  • A.C. At The County Fair?

    The Mills County Fair Board has announced its desire to construct a large climate-controlled building on the south side of the Mills County Fairgrounds in Malvern.

         The structure would house the Mills County Extension and Outreach office and would also serve as a community center with seating capacity for up to 400 people. The building, which would be utilized for a variety of activities during the county fair, would feature a full kitchen, bathrooms, storage areas, utility room, storm shelter and attached bathroom and shower facilities.

  • Skalberg Services Set

    Funeral services have been set for U.S. Army Sgt. James Skalberg of Emerson, who was killed June 27 in Afghanistan.

        The service will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Red Oak with burial to follow in the Emerson Cemetery.
        Visitation will be at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Friday from 4 - 8 p.m.
        Skalberg died when the military vehicle he was driving detonated an improvised explosive device. First Lt. Stephen Prasnicki, 24, of Virginia, was also killed in the explosion.

  • Fallen Soldier Remembered Fondly

    During the spring of 2005, Nishna Valley principal Deb Taylor returned to work after battling breast cancer. While it was a difficult time, she now cherishes a moment shared with then senior James Skalberg.

    “I remember when I came back, he put his arm around me and said, ‘It’s so good to have you back,’” Taylor told the Des Moines Register last week. “He was very caring.”

  • Trailer theft suspect in Montgomery County Jail

        The Mills County Attorney’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for Miles Ryan Pein in the theft and arson of a trailer stolen from Glenwood Community Church.
        Mills County Sheriff’s Deputy Bruce Paulsen said Pein, 25, is in custody in Montgomery County on unrelated charges.