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Local News

  • East Mills considering 'reorganization'

        The Green Hills Area Education Agency will join the school boards from Nishna Valley and Malvern for a public hearing on Sept. 1 that could decide the future of the two districts that entered into a whole-grade sharing agreement nearly four years ago.

  • A Final Salute For Fallen Legion Riders

        PACIFIC JUNCTION - More than 2,500 people gathered at the Mid America Motorplex Saturday evening to pay their respects to four motorcyclists who lost their lives in a collision Aug. 9 on the southbound lane of Interstate 29 near Little Sioux.

  • Lighting, electrical upgrades for district fields

        The Glenwood Board of Education approved a measure last Monday at its regular board meeting to upgrade the lights and electrical systems at the Glenwood Athletic Complex.

  • Tragedy On Interstate 29

        Three Mills County men were among four motorcyclists who lost their lives in a head-on collision in a construction zone along Interstate 29 near Little Sioux on Monday.
        Iowa Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Courtney Greene said the accident happened around 6 p.m. Monday when a pickup truck, which was traveling north, crossed the center line in a two-lane construction zone and collided head-on with four southbound motorcycles, which were riding in a close pack.

  • New GRC Superintendent Settling In

        Zvia McCormick has officially assumed her duties as the new superintendent of the Glenwood Resource Center.
        McCormick was hired June 24 to replace R. Scot Booth who resigned abruptly from the position earlier this year after less than six months on the job. Her first official day on the job was July 12.

  • Ready To 'Rock The Roof'

    If you like that old time rock ‘n roll music, the Davies Amphitheater is the place you need to be Saturday night.

    Three hall of fame bands will share the stage as the Iowa Rock ‘N Roll Music Association (IRRMA) brings its “Rock The Roof Road Show” to Glenwood for the first time ever. The concert, featuring the music of Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Con Brio, The Fortes and The Thunderbirds, is being staged as a joint fundraiser for the Davies Amphitheater roof replacement project, IRRMA and the Iowa Rock ‘N Roll Museum.

  • Water Alert In Glenwood

    Glenwood Municipal Utilities (GMU) customers were notified in writing last week that the city’s water system has been found to be in violation of established drinking water standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

  • Permits, Fees Raise Concern

    Which construction and remodeling projects need a permit and which ones do not?

    That question became the pivotal point of sometimes heated discussion at a recent meeting of the Mills County Board of Supervisors.

    Approximately 20 citizens were in attendance at the supervisors’ June 29 meeting to discuss the county’s building permit requirements and fee structure.

  • Growing Pains

    The Loess Hills Humane Society opened its doors last July.

        For a year now. the shelter has served Mills County – offering up cats and dogs for adoption, licensing dogs and serving as animal control for the 400 square mile county.

        Through all their work however, no way has the shelter garnered more attention than they did on April 29 when the Loess Hills Humane Society and deputies from the Mills County Sheriff’s Office seized more than two dozen starving, neglected and sick pit bulls from a Pacific Junction property.

  • Back To The Drawing Board?

    There doesn’t appear to be a lot of traction for getting a new jail and public safety center built in Mills County.

    A citizen’s committee, put together in 2008 to study the issue and develop a proposal to replace or renovate the nearly century-old Mills County Jail and Sheriff’s Office building in Glenwood, has disbanded and the county board of supervisors must now decide what direction to go on the matter.