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Today's News

  • Governor Gets 'First-hand Look' At Flood-fighting Efforts

    PACIFIC JUNCTION – Gov. Terry Branstad visited Mills County Wednesday afternoon to assess Missouri River flood damage and get a personal look at the flood prevention efforts being carried out by local governmental agencies, homeowners and private businesses.

  • Glenwood School Board, Attorney Discuss District's Construction Bid Process

    Glenwood Community School District Superintendent Devin Embray hopes a procedural change to the district’s construction bid process and how those contracts are awarded can prevent the kind of issues that have shrouded a concession stand project in controversy and resulted in a board member’s resignation.

  • Humane Society Ceases Operations

    The future of the Loess Hills Humane Society’s animal shelter  in Mills County (21600 221st St.) is in question following a formal announcement last week that the facility has been closed indefinitely, and LHHS has not renewed its animal control contracts with Mills County or the cities of Glenwood and Pacific Junction.

  • More Road Closures

    A levee breach along the Missouri River near Percival Thursday morning coincided with the closing of another portion of Interstate 29 in western Iowa.

        The interstate was closed Thursday at the Bartlett exit (Exit 24) in Fremont County and detour signs encouraged southbound motorists on I-29 to exit at the Glenwood interchange (Exit 35) so they could head east on Highway 34 to connect with Highway 275,  Highway 59 or Highway 71 to continue southbound travel.

  • Ram softball splits with Monarchs

        After coming out “flat” in a 7-0 game-one loss to Denison, the Glenwood softball team re-grouped and bounced back for a 4-3 win in the second game to split a Hawkeye 10 Conference double-header on Thursday.

  • Knights drop Wolverines on diamond, 9-2

        The Fremont-Mills baseball team got 11 hits at the plate and 6 1/3 innings of strong pitching from Clayton Wilson on the mound in a 9-2 Corner Conference victory over East Mills on Friday.
        With the win, the Knights (12-4, 11-3 in the conference) complete the season sweep of East Mills.
        Wilson was dominant at times on the hill, scattering three hits and alowing no earned runs, while fanning seven over 6 1/3 innings of work to run his record to 3-2 on the season. Wilson also helped his own cause with two hits.

  • Rams sweep Denison in Hawk-10 two-fer

        The Glenwood baseball team relied on its clutch hitting and some opportunistic offense in a Hawkeye 10 Conference sweep of Denison on Thursday.

        The Rams (23-4, 14-0 in the conference) took a 4-0 lead after an inning but found themselves down 5-4 in the fifth inning of game one before rallying for a 14-7 win.
        The Rams’ bats came alive in the fifth when clean-up man, Taylor Kaufman smacked a two-out single. After Nathaniel Bledsoe drew a walk, Matt Schulz doubled both home to put the Rams up 6-5.

  • Fremont-Mills softball shuts out Wolverines

        Kendall Fichter and Madison Powers each drove in two runs and Mindy Lorimor allowed just one hit in the circle for Fremont-Mills in a 10-0, five inning victory of East Mills on Friday.
        Fichter and Lorimor led the Knights (21-7 overall, 12-0 in the Corner Conference) with two hits each and Melissa Kesterson tripled and drove in a run.
        Lorimor faced just one of the minimum and struck out 12.

  • A.L edges Fremont-Mills, 3-0

        The Fremont-Mills softball team couldn’t solve Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln starter Lauren Hahnsen in a 3-0 loss on Friday.
        Hahnsen allowed just four hits and struck out seven.
        Lynde Madison, Melissa Kesterson, Kendall Fichter and Sydney Esary each recorded hits for the Knights.
        Mindy Lorimor (16-4) took the loss in the circle after giving up seven hits, one earned run and fanning seven.

    Sioux City East 2,
    Fremont-Mills 0

  • Wolverines down Villisca on diamond

        Charlie Ruff came on in relief of starter Jagger Bohrer to 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief for the     East Mills baseball team in a 6-4 win over  Villisca on Friday.
        Ruff (3-1) fanned five, walked one and allowed just one hit in the win.
        The Wolverines (6-4 overall) were led at the plate by Morgan Dalton and Austin Sommer with two hits each. Dalton also drove in two runs.

    East Mills 10
    Stanton 9