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Local News

  • County In Poor Health

        How healthy is Mills County?
        Not very, according to the County Health Rankings compiled by the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute.

  • New Animal Control Officer Hired

    Tina Updegrove’s first day as the Loess Hills Humane Society’s animal control officer was March 13.

        But that was not the Red Oak native’s first day as an animal control officer. Updegrove brings with her a wealth of experience after 16 years in the field. For 13 years, Updegrove served as an animal control officer and animal cruelty investigator at the Nebraska Humane Society. For the two years prior to joining Loess Hills, she was working with the Animal Rescue League in Des Moines.

  • Plea Deal In Malvern Sex Case

        Stephen Beattie  pleaded guilty Monday in Mills County District Court to reduced charges for his involvement in a sex case involving a teenage boy.
        The 56-year-old Malvern man pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors - serious assault, lascivious acts with a minor and indecent exposure. Under the plea agreement reached with the Mills County Attorney’s Office, Beattie will be required to complete a sex-offender treatment program in Council Bluffs, register as a sex offender for the next 10 years and serve three years of probation.

  • Malvern Man Guilty Of Sexual Assault

        A Mills County jury rendered a guilty verdict Friday against a Malvern man accused of sexually assaulting two young girls.
        Kenneth Edward Carver, 36, was arrested in March 2010 and charged with second-degree sexual abuse (a Class B felony) and two counts of lascivious acts with a child (Class C felony).

  • Drunk Driver Sentenced To 50 years

        The drunk driver responsible for killing four motorcyclists last August in an Interstate 29 construction zone has been sentenced to serve 50 years in prison.

  • Spring Has Sprung, Right?

    Spring officially arrived last week, but you’d never know it by the weather. In
    southwest Iowa, the first week of spring meant snowfall on Thursday, snowfall on Friday and
    snowfall on Saturday.

        Friday morning’s snowfall created some picturesque scenes throughout

  • Plea Sought In Funeral Home Sex Case

        The attorney for a Mills County man facing charges related to a sex scandal at a Malvern funeral home is seeking a plea bargain for his client.

  • RAGBRAI ROUNDUP

     

    GLENWOOD RAGBRAI T-SHIRTS

        Both mens- and womens-style T-shirts that feature Glenwood’s official RAGBRAI logo are available for purchase for $15 at the Joe Designer shirt shop at 427 Sharp St. on the south side of Town Square.
        Sale of the T-shirts will help the Glenwood RAGBRAI Committee retire some of the costs associated with hosting the touring bicycle ride July 23-24.
     

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  • Town Square Renaissance

    It took nearly a year to piece things together, but a Glenwood couple has transformed an upstairs storage area in one of the city’s oldest buildings into their new home.

        “We worked on this for 11 months, every spare minute,” Joe Edwards said from his family's loft that sits above the businesses he and his wife, Luann, operate at 427 Sharp St. “We’re glad to be in it now.”

  • Silver City Joins The RAGBRAI Party

    SILVER CITY – For only the second time in the 39-year history of the ride, RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) is coming to Silver City.

        The north-central Mills County community was formally announced as a “pass through” town Sunday with the release of the complete RAGBRAI route. Riders will pass through Silver City the first morning of the ride, Sunday, July 24, as they make their way from Glenwood to Atlantic.