Today's News

  • Plea Deal In Malvern Sex Case

        Stephen Beattie  pleaded guilty Monday in Mills County District Court to reduced charges for his involvement in a sex case involving a teenage boy.
        The 56-year-old Malvern man pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors - serious assault, lascivious acts with a minor and indecent exposure. Under the plea agreement reached with the Mills County Attorney’s Office, Beattie will be required to complete a sex-offender treatment program in Council Bluffs, register as a sex offender for the next 10 years and serve three years of probation.

  • Deteriorating Infrastructure

    Pot holes and patches of crumbling pavement - a sure sign of spring in Mills County - has put crews from the Mills County Secondary Roads Department on the offensive.

  • Glenwood sweeps southern division

        The Glenwood girls won 11 gold medals and the boys 16 at the Hawkeye 10 Conference Southern Division Track Meet on Thursday in Glenwood.

        The cold and rainy weather did nothing to dampen the Rams’ dominating performance over southern division foes Shenandoah, Clarinda and Red Oak.
        The girls won 12 of 19 events and placed in six others to more than double-up the points on second place Shenandoah with 118 points to the Fillies 55.

  • Trojans, rain can’t slow Rams in 4-1 victory

        Three different players scored and four different players recorded assists for the Glenwood boys soccer team in a season-opening 4-1 victory over Tri-Center on Thursday.

  • City Council Approves Police Car Purchase

        The Glenwood City Council has approved the Police Department’s proposal for the purchase of four new vehicles.
        By a margin of 4-1, the council  voted  last Tuesday to move forward with the acquisition of one 2011 Chevy Tahoe and three 2011 Chevrolet Caprices. The council authorized up to $175,000 for the purchase of the vehicles, although the proposal submitted by police chief Eric Johansen estimated the actual price tag at $166,000.

  • Malvern Man Guilty Of Sexual Assault

        A Mills County jury rendered a guilty verdict Friday against a Malvern man accused of sexually assaulting two young girls.
        Kenneth Edward Carver, 36, was arrested in March 2010 and charged with second-degree sexual abuse (a Class B felony) and two counts of lascivious acts with a child (Class C felony).

  • Drunk Driver Sentenced To 50 years

        The drunk driver responsible for killing four motorcyclists last August in an Interstate 29 construction zone has been sentenced to serve 50 years in prison.

  • Spring Has Sprung, Right?

    Spring officially arrived last week, but you’d never know it by the weather. In
    southwest Iowa, the first week of spring meant snowfall on Thursday, snowfall on Friday and
    snowfall on Saturday.

        Friday morning’s snowfall created some picturesque scenes throughout

  • Rams land three on all-Hawkeye 10 first team

        Cole Darrow on the boys side and Morgan Lucy and Lexi Fisher were first team selections on the 2010-2011 All-Hawkeye 10 Conference basketball teams released last week.
        Darrow was tabbed for the first team after leading the Rams to their most wins (13) in over 40 years this season scoring a conference best 22.1 points per game. Darrow, a senior who will play basketball at Buena Vista University next fall, is the Rams' all-time leading scorer with 1,007 career points.

  • Glenwood girls show well at Dakota Dome

        The Glenwood girls track and field team competed at the Dakota Dome on Saturday at the Norm Herren Midwest High School Track and Field Indoor Meet at the University of South Dakota.
        “The team competed well and there were some fine performances turned in by the Rams,” said Glenwood coach Brad Rasmussen.  
        Cassie Kruse had a standout day for the Rams, setting a personal best by more than three feet with a toss 36 feet, six inches in the shot to place fourth.