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Today's News

  • Silver City, Hastings Post Offices Closing?

    The mayors of Hastings and Silver City said they were surprised to learn last week the post offices in their respective communities are among the more than 3,700 nationwide being considered for permanent closure by the U.S. Postal Service.

        “Actually, we are kind of surprised because in the past, we’ve been told because of the number of rural customers we have, the fact that we have a postmaster and the fact that the school (Nishna Valley) is considered to be in Hastings, we’d be OK,” Hastings Mayor Troy Hatcher said.

  • Reprieve For Commuters

        The Iowa Department of Transportation is counting on a “crossover” on Interstate 29 south of Exit 32 in western Mills County to provide relief to flood-detoured motorists utilizing the Plattsmouth Bridge to travel between Iowa and Nebraska. The IDOT implemented the temporary crossover last Wednesday.

  • No repeat for Rams

        Nearly a year ago to the day, it was the Glenwood baseball team tossing its gloves in the air and dog piling on the pitcher's mound at Harlan's Jim Goeser field as the Rams advanced in the Class 3A post-season with a win over the Cyclones.

  • Lorimor, Kaufman lead 2011 All-Mills County Softball and Baseball teams

    Baseball
    - Taylor Kaufman, Sr., Glenwood*
    n Went 6-3 on the mound with 113 strikeouts in 55 1/3 innings; also hit .568 with 10 HRs and 59 RBIs.

    C Seth Phillips, So., Fremont-Mills
    - Hit .345 with 17 RBIs.

    IF Joey Carlson, Sr., Fremont-Mills
    - Hit .444 with nine doubles and 21 RBIs. Also stole 13 bases.

    IF Nathaniel Bledsoe, Sr., Glenwood
    - Third basemen hit .309 while smacking 10 doubles and driving in 35 runs.

    IF Josh Keim, Sr., Glenwood

  • 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.

  • Structural Problems

    Upon the recommendation of a structural engineer, the city of Glenwood has determined a pair of Town Square buildings are unsafe after structural problems were discovered in them forcing the relocations of the two buildings’ tenants.

  • Sizzling Send-off

    RAGBRAI riders received a warm reception - in more ways than one - when they arrived in Glenwood Saturday for the start of their 454-mile trek across the state of Iowa.

  • Floodwater Forces Homeowners To Campgrounds

    As waters rise and warnings persist that flooding is still imminent in and around Mills County, displaced residents are seeking out alternative living spaces.

        About a dozen of those displaced homeowners have taken up residence in Mills County’s campgrounds.

  • Four Crashes, One Fatality On I-29

    A Nebraska man died from injuries he suffered in a collision early Saturday afternoon on Interstate 29 west of Pacific Junction.

        Michael J. Eppenbach, 60, of Ord, Neb., was pronounced dead at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha.