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  • 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.

  • Beer & Wine - Made In Glenwood

    What’s your pleasure?
        A glass of dry red wine? A sweeter white? How about a brown ale or an American wheat beer?

  • Animal Shelters Seeking Donations

    Two Mills County animal advocacy agencies are kicking off separate fundraising efforts to improve their animal rescue and protection services.

  • Levee Breach Widens

    The size of a levee breach discovered in northwest Mills County last Tuesday, Aug. 23, has more than doubled over the past week.

    Mills County Emergency Management officials said the breach occurred on the south berm of the St. Mary’s Drainage District, south of Allis Road and west of 182nd St. The 30-foot section of berm gave way due to ongoing flooding conditions along the banks of the Missouri River and recent heavy rainfalls. As of Monday afternoon, the length of the hole in the berm had swelled to 75 feet. The breach is not part of the main Missouri River levee system.

  • Expanding Role For Mills County Conservation

    The roles and responsibilities of the Mills County Conservation Board and its staff continue to grow.

        In fact, since Jerad Getter became the Mills County Conservation Director and many of the current board members were appointed five years ago, the area of land being maintained by the conservation board has more than tripled.
        “When we all kind of started here, we were taking care of 511 acres and now we’re taking care of about 1,737,” Getter said.

  • Camp No-Lacka-WaWa

    Look up Camp No-Lacka-Wawa on your Iowa map and you're not likely to find it.

        But show up at Glenwood Lake Park every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 - 4 p.m. and you’ll see a bustling little tribe of youngsters squeezing every drop of fun out of late summer at a new day camp aimed at children of families displaced by this summer’s flooding.

  • Blazing Heat

    Glenwood firefighters spent about an hour early Friday evening, July 22, putting out  an electrical fire in the attic of a house at 505 Grove Street.

         Conditions on the hot roof were compounded by temperatures in the 90s and high humidty.  Bottled water was distributed to help the firefighters stay hydrated.
         The fire was contained with minimal water damage to the structure.
     

  • Welcome Home Company B

    SHENANDOAH— Shortly after being dismissed to go see family, Scott Kester first went to see Brenda Maher, the wife of Sgt. Brent Maher.
        Kester wanted to offer his condolences, more formally, to Maher’s wife.