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  • Police Investigating Vehicle, Lawn Equipment Thefts

    The Glenwood Police Department is investigating the theft two vehicles from Best Finish Auto and lawn and garden equipment from Jim Hughes Real Estate in the past week.

    Saturday, Oct. 18, or Sunday, Oct. 19, a red Dodge Dakota and maroon Chevrolet Silverado were stolen from Best Finish Auto at 209 Sharp St.

    Between 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, and 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, two John Deere lawn mowers (2010 model z-925 and 2013 model z930m), two echo trimmers and a black axle trailer were taken from Jim Hughes Real Estate at 410 S. Locust St.

  • Accidents Mar Opening Of Interchange, Westbound 34

    Four collisions at the intersection of 195th St. and Highway 34 within 40 hours of Thursday’s opening of the Highway 34 westbound overpass and redesigned Interstate 29 interchange in western Mills County left two people hospitalized with serious injuries and Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials taking extra measures to prevent future accidents.

  • Bridge Opening Marks End Of A Long Road For Glenwood's Larry Winum

    Larry Winum admits there was a time or two when he thought the U.S. Highway 34-Missouri River Bridge might not happen, but an occasional bump in the road never stopped the Glenwood banker and president of the Mills County Economic Development Foundation from pressing ahead and pursuing a project he believes will stimulate long-term growth for Glenwood, Mills County and southwest Iowa.

  • Donations, Pledges Sought For Lakin Community Center

    The Mills County Fair Association Building Committee is asking for supporters of a $2.8 million community center being proposed for the fairgrounds in Malvern to step forward.

    Soon.

    “We need to get the word out that if you’re wanting to donate, we need to have the money or pledge come forward,” Woody Wright said. “We are in the process of applying for a Vision Iowa CAT (Community, Attraction and Tourism) grant and we need to show them that we have the local support for the project.”

  • Highway 34 Communities Optimistic About Potential Impact Of Missouri River Bridge

    Anticipation continues to build on the Iowa side of the Missouri River as the final stages of work get completed on the U.S. Highway 34 bridge that will link western Mills County with U.S. Highway 75 in Sarpy County, Neb.

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and other dignitaries are planning to take part in an Oct. 22 dedication ceremony for the four-lane bridge, which is projected to be opened to traffic by the end of October.

  • Highway 34 Corridor Communities Expecting To Feel Bridge's Impact

    Anticipation continues to build on the Iowa side of the Missouri River as the final stages of work get completed on the U.S. Highway 34 bridge that will link western Mills County with U.S. Highway 75 in Sarpy County, Neb.

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and other dignitaries are planning to take part in an Oct. 22 dedication ceremony for the four-lane bridge, which is projected to be opened to traffic by the end of October.

  • 99-year-old Time Capsule Opened As Public Sees New Jail, Law Enforcement Center For First Time

    More than 100 Mills County residents got their first look at the new Mills County Law Enforcement Center and Jail Tuesday evening in Glenwood.

    The open house and ribbon cutting ceremony was co-hosted by the Mills County Sheriff's Office, Mills County Board of Supervisors and Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • City Selects Engineer For Aquatic Center

    The city of Glenwood has selected JEO Consultants of Omaha as its engineering firm for a $4.75 million outdoor aquatic center to be built adjacent to a new gymnasium being constructed at Glenwood Community High School.

    The city council selected JEO at its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the recommendation of the Glenwood Aquatic Center Committee, which reviewed requests for proposals (RFPs) from eight firms interested in serving as the engineer on the project.

  • Crash Victim Was Riding Stolen Motorcycle

    A motorcyclist being pursued by the Iowa State Patrol was arrested and transported to an Omaha hospital after crashing the stolen bike in Mills County shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23.

    Chad Larsen, 36, of Council Bluffs crashed in the ditch of the eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 34, approximately one-half mile east of Highway 275 (Tabor turnoff). He attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended and arrested after climbing over a barbed-wire fence and falling down repeatedly while trying to get away through a nearby farm field.

  • Law Enforcement Center Dedication Set For Sept. 30

    A public dedication ceremony for the new Mills County Jail / Law Enforcement Center, located at 600 Industrial Ave. in Glenwood, has been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 30.

    An open house is planned from 5:30-7 p.m. with a formal dedication and opening of a time capsule from the county’s existing jail (built in 1915) scheduled for 6 p.m.

    The Mills County Sheriff’s Office is expected to make the move to its new facility in mid-October.