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Today's News

  • Schulz, Kaufman help deliver Hawk-10 sweep

        HARLAN - A pair of complete-game pitching gems by Matt Schulz and Taylor Kaufman carried the Glenwood baseball team to a pair of victories over Harlan last Thursday.
        Schulz (4-1) struck out 12 and allowed just four hits and no earned runs in an 8-3 Ram win in game one. All three Harlan runs came via Glenwood errors. In all, Glenwood committed five errors in the game.
        In game two, Taylor Kaufman tossed a perfect-game, retiring 21 straight and striking out 16.

  • School Board Member Resigns

    Dave Warren has stepped down from the Glenwood Community School District Board of Education, citing personal concerns about a recent school board vote to award a construction contract to a company partially owned by a fellow member of the board.

  • Evacuations In Mills, Fremont Counties

    Mandatory evacuation orders issued last week forced over  700  residents of western Mills and Fremont Counties to leave their homes.

        More than 600 Fremont County residents living west of Interstate 29 were told to leave their homes Wednesday morning because of concerns about rising floodwater in the Missouri River. On Thursday, Mills County households west of Interstate 29 and south of Gaston Ave. received mandatory evacuation notices. Over 100 Mills County residents were given until Friday at 4 p.m. to leave.

  • Steps Taken To Protect Water Plant

    The Glenwood Municipal Utilities Board believes it’s done everything in its power to protect the Glenwood Water Treatment plant from potential Missouri River floodwater.

        “I think we’ve done everything that was humanly possible to protect that plant,” John Dean, chairman of the GMU board of directors said last week. “We did the best thing we could possibly do. Are we still going to lose it? I don’t know. That water could get 8 feet there, but in my lifetime it never has.”

  • Mandatory Evacuation West Of I-29

    A mandatory evacuation order was issued today by the Mills County Board of Supervisors and Mills County Emergency Management.  The evacuation area includes the following: west of Interstate 29 (I-29) and South of Gaston Avenue to the Fremont County Line.  Due to the rise of interior ground water east of the Mills County Levee system, various roads in this area are becoming impassable. 

  • Secretary Of Agriculture In Glenwood

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spent nearly three hours at Glenwood Community High School Thursday afternoon discussing flooding along the Missouri River and its impact on agriculture.

    Vilsack shared information with an audience of approximately 100 Iowa and Nebraska farmers, elected officials and representatives from various governmental agencies.

  • Railroad committed to keeping tracks open

        PACIFIC JUNCTION - A large crew of workers from Burlington Northern Sante Fe and an army of private contractors have descended on Pacific Junction in an attempt to ensure the railroad’s east and west mainline near the town stays open during expected flooding from the Missouri River.

  • Homeowners Prepare For Flooding

    The berm-building and sandbagging efforts taking place in recent weeks along railroad tracks and around businesses in western Mills County are well-documented, but dozens of homeowners are also taking precautionary measures to protect their property from the rising water in the Missouri River.

    “We’re down to the basic essentials where we can move out pretty quick,” Dan Robbins said. “We need to keep the rain away and hope the
    levees hold.”

  • More Water On The Way

    OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday night that water releases from Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota will increase to 160,000 cubic feet per second by Thursday as a result of continued wet weather throughout the Missouri River Basin.

    The corps said large, heavy rain system has impacted South Dakota and northern Nebraska in the past 48 hours, with as much as 6-inches falling across part of South Dakota. The heavy rains resulted in high inflows to Oahe, Big Bend and Fort Randall reservoirs. High inflows are also anticipated for Gavins Point.

  • Glenwood boys, girls land 11 on Hawk-10 soccer first teams

        The Glenwood girls and boys soccer programs have landed 11 athletes combined on the 2011 Hawkeye 10 All-Conference soccer team released last week.
        The Glenwood girls, coming off its Hawkeye 10 Conference title and second straight state tournament appearance, placed a conference-best six girls on the first team.