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  • Strong Communities Campaign

     The Mills County YMCA has kicked off its 2014 Strong Communities Campaign with a goal of raising $55,000.

    “Last year, we raised about that much,” Mills County YMCA Executive Director Diana Burchett said. “The money provides scholarships for memberships and program fees. Most of it last year was going to families for memberships.”

    Specifically, Burchett said, the 2013 campaign provided about 1,200 membership and program scholarships for families and individuals in need of financial assistance.

  • Hastings Man Sentenced For Firearms Charge

    A 41-year-old Hastings man was sentenced Friday to serve two years in prison on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa said Jason Shawn Allan was also ordered to forfeit the firearm he possessed and to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim Fund.

  • Accidental Shooting On West Elementary School Playground Results In Felony Charge

    A Glenwood man who accidentally shot himself in the leg on the playground parking lot at West Elementary School Friday afternoon has been charged with carrying a weapon on school grounds, a Class D felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a fine of between $750-$7,500.

  • Former Officer, Mayoral Candidate Injured In Accidental Shooting At West Elementary Playground Friday

    Former Glenwood police officer and 2013 Glenwood mayoral candidate Douglas Trent Good has been identified as the man who sustained an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg while waiting in a vehicle for a child in the lower playground parking lot of West Elementary School Friday afternoon. Good was transported from the scene to a metro area hospital by Glenwood Rescue. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Good is a certified firearms instructor, providing gun handling instruction to individuals seeking a permit to carry.

  • Bones Found At Fire Scene

    The Council Bluffs Police Department confirmed Wednesday bones were found at the scene of a New Year's Eve fire in Mills County and investigators are trying to detemine if the bones belong to a missing Council Bluffs man, 26-year-old Travis Bach.

  • Trail Blazers

    Dozens of Mills County residents took part in a series of public forums earlier this month to share their thoughts on the potential for the future of a county-wide trail system in Mills County.

  • Puckett Gets 50-Year Sentence

    Colby Puckett was sentenced to 50 years in prison on Monday by Mills County District Court Judge Greg W. Steensland for the murder of 13-month-old Aliyanna L. May last February.

  • Randolph Water Woes

    If the frigid temperatures aren’t bad enough, Randolph residents learned Monday they’d be without water service for at least a day or two.

    An initial report Monday morning indicated a stuck valve had drained the Randolph water tower. Later in the day, however, repair crews determined the town’s main water line had a rupture.

    Equipment and crews were being rounded up to dig around the line and repair the break.

  • Fire Investigation Includes Search For Human Remains

    Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos confirmed Monday that an investigation into a New Year’s Eve fire that destroyed a home at 16683 Alcorn Ave., near the Bellevue Toll Bridge, has included a search for human remains.

  • Fire Investigation Includes Search For Human Remains

    Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos confirmed Monday that an investigation into a New Year’s Eve fire that destroyed a home at 16683 Alcorn Ave., near the Bellevue Toll Bridge, has included a search for human remains.