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  • Positive Choices

    Over the past month, Trooper Scott Miller of the Iowa State Patrol has been pounding home a message to southwest Iowa high school students about the dangers of drinking and driving.

    “The message I’m trying to get out this month with proms and graduations coming up is to make positive choices,” Miller said. “I want them to think about the choices they make. I want them to make positive choices that are healthy and going to keep them safe.”

  • Accidents Claim 3 Lives In County

    A pair of single-vehicle accidents early Sunday morning has left two dead on Mills County roads. The mishaps occurred just four days after an accident on Interstate 29 in western Mills County claimed the life of a Sidney woman.

    Sunday’s first accident occurred just after 1 a.m. when Darin Fuhrman 44, of Mound City, Mo., lost control of his vehicle near the intersection of 196th and Brohard Avenue in northern Mills County and rolled in the north ditch, according to a report from the Mills County Sheriff’s Office.

  • A Buyer's Market

    It’s been a rough, cold winter in more ways than one for the real estate market in southwest Iowa, but it appears things are starting to warm up just in time for spring.

    Glenwood-area real estate professionals say there’s been an upswing in activity over the past month, a trend they hope will carry over well into the summer.

  • Checking Out The Library

    In the midst of our current economic recession no business seems immune.

    Factories are cutting production, companies are laying off workers and executives who once clung to golden parachutes like security blankets are finding themselves with their hands out.

    But there’s one business that’s thriving in this economy and its one, you might say, that’s doing it by the book.

    It’s the public library.

  • ISL Vote Still Tied After Recount

    The ballots were counted again Tuesday morning and the vote count remained unchanged.

    The Glenwood Community School District Instructional Support Levy (ISL) election has ended in a dead heat - 434 “Yes” votes and 434 “No” votes.

    By failing to get a simple majority, the school district’s 10-year, approximately $750,000 levy has failed by a single vote.

  • Tabor Goes High Tech

    TABOR - The city of Council Bluffs likes to refer to itself as Iowa’s Leading Edge, but when it comes to state-of-the-art technology, the big city has nothing on Tabor.

    Earlier this month, Tabor became the first city in southwest Iowa to offer its residents wireless Internet technology.

    The city-wide WiFi network was put into place by Nebraska-based Efanz, Inc. The network utilizes small radio transmitters to broadcast high-speed Internet signals through the air. The transmitters are strategically placed to provide service throughout the community.

  • Friday Fire Leaves Emerson Family Without A Home

    EMERSON - An investigator from the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office was scheduled to be in Emerson Monday morning to examine the scene of a fire that gutted a private residence on Friday and caused significant property damage.

    Firefighters from Emerson, Hastings and Red Oak responded to a report of fire at 512 Bartlett St. shortly before 11:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived, they encountered a multi-story home engulfed in smoke and flames.

  • Goos Pitches Policing Plan To City

    Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos presented his case for taking over city law enforcement duties before a meeting of the Glenwood City Council Public Safety Committee Tuesday, March 24, at City Hall.

  • ARRA Funds To Pay For Trail Paving

    Dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will fund the paving of two portions of the Wabash Trace Nature Trail in Mills County.

  • Relay For Life Fundraisers planned

    The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life is not just a single yearly event that occurs in communities around the world. Relay is an ongoing 365-day process binding us together towards our ultimate goal of finding a cure. Two Relay events are planned for this Saturday, March 21, each sponsored by a team whose priorities have been changed due to family or friends battling cancer.