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Today's News

  • Mercer Named Interim Chief

    The Glenwood City Council has approved Mayor Dyle Downing's recommendation to name Lt. Mike Mercer as Glenwood’s interim chief of police.

     

    City council members gave their approval to Downing’s recommendation at City Hall Tuesday night during their regular meeting. Mercer will serve as the interim chief for the next six months at an annual salary of $50,500.

     

  • Hail To The Chief

    As a kid growing up in an Irish-Catholic

    neighborhood of South Omaha, John O’Connor never gave serious thought to having a career in law

    enforcement. In fact, if he had wanted a public service job as a young man, he probably could’ve called in a family favor and became a firefighter.

  • Hail To The Chief

    As a kid growing up in an Irish-Catholic

    neighborhood of South Omaha, John O’Connor never gave serious thought to having a career in law

    enforcement. In fact, if he had wanted a public service job as a young man, he probably could’ve called in a family favor and became a firefighter.

  • Charge Filed In Shooting

    A 31-year-old woman is accused of shooting her brother in the head Sunday at a residence in northwest Mills County.

    Elizabeth Brannen is charged with reckless use of a firearm causing serious injury, a Class C felony, Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos said.

    According to a sheriff’s office report, the incident occurred between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. at a rural Council Bluffs residence located at 17022 Allis Rd., on the Mills County side of the border with Pottawattamie County.

  • Charge Filed In Shooting

    A 31-year-old woman is accused of shooting her brother in the head Sunday at a residence in northwest Mills County.

    Elizabeth Brannen is charged with reckless use of a firearm causing serious injury, a Class C felony, Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos said.

    According to a sheriff’s office report, the incident occurred between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. at a rural Council Bluffs residence located at 17022 Allis Rd., on the Mills County side of the border with Pottawattamie County.

  • Traffic Island Causes Concern

    It was constructed with public safety in mind, but a concrete island placed in the middle of the road near Glenwood’s new high school has proven to be a potential hazard for several motorists.

    A divided highway sign at the north end of the island has been knocked down and replaced at least four times already this summer, according to Glenwood Public Works Director Perry Cook.

  • Traffic Island Causes Concern

    It was constructed with public safety in mind, but a concrete island placed in the middle of the road near Glenwood’s new high school has proven to be a potential hazard for several motorists.

    A divided highway sign at the north end of the island has been knocked down and replaced at least four times already this summer, according to Glenwood Public Works Director Perry Cook.

  • ENGAGEMENT - Tori Bowden/Kyle Bruno

    Tori Bowden of Glenwood and Kyle Bruno have announced their engagement and approaching wedding.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Mike and Stephanie Bowden of Glenwood. She’s attended Iowa Western Community College and is employed as an assistant teacher with the Glenwood Community School District and as a server with Outback Steakhouse.

    Her fiance is the son of Salavatore and Edith Bruno of Council Bluffs. He’s also attended Iowa Western Community College and is employed by CLC Electrical.

  • ENGAGEMENT - Tori Bowden/Kyle Bruno

    Tori Bowden of Glenwood and Kyle Bruno have announced their engagement and approaching wedding.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Mike and Stephanie Bowden of Glenwood. She’s attended Iowa Western Community College and is employed as an assistant teacher with the Glenwood Community School District and as a server with Outback Steakhouse.

    Her fiance is the son of Salavatore and Edith Bruno of Council Bluffs. He’s also attended Iowa Western Community College and is employed by CLC Electrical.

  • Loess Hills Humane Society Opens

    A decade ago the Animal Relief Fund for a Shelter, dubbed ARFS, started by a group of Mills county residents concerned about the welfare of stray dogs and cats in the shelterless county, hatched a plan to cure the problem.

    On Monday, that plan came to fruition as the shelter, now called the Loess Hills Humane Society (LHHS) opened its doors to Mills County strays at a state-of-the art, 6,000 square foot facility on 2.5 acres of land south of Pacific Junction on 221st Street.