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Today's News

  • A Grand Opening

    More than 300 people, including dignitaries from Iowa and Nebraska, attended the dedication ceremony for the opening of the U.S. Highway 34 - Missouri River Bridge Oct. 22 at the AgriVision complex near Pacific Junction.

    The four-lane bridge links Interstate 29 in western Mills County with U.S. Highway 75 south of Offutt Air Force Base in Sarpy County, Neb.

  • Election Day Is Nov. 4

    Election Day in Mills County is less than a week away.

    Polls will be open Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

    Four Republican candidates are on the ballot for positions at the county courthouse and all four are unopposed – Richard Crouch (county supervisor), Becky Dix Killpack (county treasurer), Lisa Tallman (county recorder) and Tricia McSorley (county attorney).

  • Health Officials Monitoring Ebola Situation

    The Mills County Public Health Office is continuing to work closely with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), health care professionals, and local officials in response to the West African Ebola situation.

  • Accidents Mar Opening Of Interchange, Westbound 34

    Four collisions at the intersection of 195th St. and Highway 34 within 40 hours of Thursday’s opening of the Highway 34 westbound overpass and redesigned Interstate 29 interchange in western Mills County left two people hospitalized with serious injuries and Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials taking extra measures to prevent future accidents.

  • Bridge Opening Marks End Of A Long Road For Glenwood's Larry Winum

    Larry Winum admits there was a time or two when he thought the U.S. Highway 34-Missouri River Bridge might not happen, but an occasional bump in the road never stopped the Glenwood banker and president of the Mills County Economic Development Foundation from pressing ahead and pursuing a project he believes will stimulate long-term growth for Glenwood, Mills County and southwest Iowa.

  • Mayor Says She’ll Fill Library Board Posts On Her Own Terms

    Glenwood Mayor Kim Clark had some choice words for a member of the Glenwood Library Board of Trustees at last Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Glenwood City Council.

    Speaking to trustee Michelle Wright, Clark said she will not be rushed into filling two vacant seats on the five-member library board, and she will select the two people she feels are the most qualified to serve. Clark made it known she was not pleased with an e-mail Wright had sent to fellow trustees Terri Craig and Margo Young concerning the manner in which the selection process was being carried out.

  • Police Investigating Vehicle, Lawn Equipment Thefts

    The Glenwood Police Department is investigating the theft two vehicles from Best Finish Auto and lawn and garden equipment from Jim Hughes Real Estate in the past week.

    Saturday, Oct. 18, or Sunday, Oct. 19, a red Dodge Dakota and maroon Chevrolet Silverado were stolen from Best Finish Auto at 209 Sharp St.

    Between 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, and 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, two John Deere lawn mowers (2010 model z-925 and 2013 model z930m), two echo trimmers and a black axle trailer were taken from Jim Hughes Real Estate at 410 S. Locust St.

  • Donations, Pledges Sought For Lakin Community Center

    The Mills County Fair Association Building Committee is asking for supporters of a $2.8 million community center being proposed for the fairgrounds in Malvern to step forward.

    Soon.

    “We need to get the word out that if you’re wanting to donate, we need to have the money or pledge come forward,” Woody Wright said. “We are in the process of applying for a Vision Iowa CAT (Community, Attraction and Tourism) grant and we need to show them that we have the local support for the project.”

  • They Call Him 'Hutch'

    Hutch.
    Mr. Hutch.
    Mr. Hutchinson.
    Principal Hutch.

    Whatever students and staff prefer to call new Glenwood Community High School Principal Richard “Hutch” Hutchinson, they can all agree he has been a visible presence since taking over the high school’s top spot over the summer.

  • Highway 34 Communities Optimistic About Potential Impact Of Missouri River Bridge

    Anticipation continues to build on the Iowa side of the Missouri River as the final stages of work get completed on the U.S. Highway 34 bridge that will link western Mills County with U.S. Highway 75 in Sarpy County, Neb.

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and other dignitaries are planning to take part in an Oct. 22 dedication ceremony for the four-lane bridge, which is projected to be opened to traffic by the end of October.