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Today's News

  • Ground Broken On New BP Station / Store

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - The transformation of the U.S. Highway 34 / Interstate 29 business corridor in western Mills County continues.

    Chamber of commerce, economic development and elected leaders joined Lincoln Farm & Home owners Mark and Nancy Lincoln and their son Nate last Wednesday for a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of the company’s new BP fuel station and convenience store now under construction near the intersection of 188th and Hyland.

  • St. Albert blanks Knights in districts semifinals

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - Brandon Williams was perfect.

    Literally.

    The Council Bluffs St. Albert right-hander tossed a perfect five inning game in the Falcons’ 10-0 victory over Fremont-Mills in the Class 1A, District 14 semifinals Thursday.

    In addition to not allowing a hit, Williams fanned nine and did not walk a batter in the shutout victory.

  • Rams fall in district heartbreaker

    The Glenwood baseball team learned a hard lesson in life Friday.

    When given opportunities – in life or on the baseball diamond – it’s crucial to take advantage of them.

    The Rams stranded six runners on base, twice failing to score with a runner on third base and one out and never found their rhythm offensively in a 2-1 loss to Denison  the Class 3A, District 16 post-season opener.

    The loss for the Rams was the first to the Monarchs after sweeping a double-header earlier this season.

  • Iowa’s new human services director offers optimism for GRC’s future

    The new director of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) said Thursday the Glenwood Resource Center (GRC) is providing “essential” services to individuals with severe intellectual disabilities that aren’t available from private providers and he’s optimistic about the future for the state-managed facility.

  • Sen. Ernst Rides In Charity Event The Day After Omaha Man Arrested For Making Threats Against Her Life

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - One day after the FBI arrested an Omaha man for suspicion of making threats against her life, U.S.  Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) was in Mills County Saturday, taking part in a charity motorcycle ride for Our Military Kids, a non-profit organization that provides support to families of deployed National Guard and Reserve members and children of wounded service personnel.

  • Blooming Business

    What started with 12 plants from a family friend has turned into a 6,000-plant operation for Todd and Lu Peverill.

    The Peverills were given 12 daylily plants a few years ago from a family friend from upstate New York. The friend owned his own daylily business and suggested to the Peverills that they start their own retail garden here in southwest Iowa.

    “We thought: ‘Let’s give it a try,’” said Todd Peverill. “And now here we are.”

  • Legalized fireworks a learning experience for buyers, sellers

    Iowa’s first year of fireworks sales in nearly 80 years is in the books - almost.

    Legally, fireworks can be sold in the state through Saturday, July 8, but the majority of temporary retail stands are expected to be taken down today.

    Fireworks were sold from three locations in Glenwood - locally-owned Night Vision Fireworks’ stand in the Perk Plaza, a Ka-Boomers stand on the Evans Equipment Co. lot and a Wild Willy’s stand operated by the Campus Life Christian youth group on the lot south of Flat Iron Laundry.

  • Gas Line Break In Glenwood Forces Evacuation

    A Glenwood neighborhood was evacuated Monday morning after a construction worker digging dirt ruptured a 4-inch natural gas line at the site of the old Glenwood swimming pool near the intersection of Third and Elm Streets.

    The gas line was ruptured shortly before 9 a.m. Law enforcement officers and fire / rescue personnel from Glenwood evacuated the neighborhood in a four-block radius with the help of mutual aid responders from Pacific Junction, Silver City, Oak Township and Mills County Emergency Management.

  • Central Decatur downs Knights

    Central Decatur jumped out to a 9-0 lead and cruised to a 16-3 victory over Fremont-Mills in boys baseball in Malvern Saturday.

    The Knights (7-6) struggled defensively against the Cardinals, amassing five errors that led to seven unearned runs. In all, five Knights pitchers combined to allow 11 hits and walk six.

    Beau Malcom had two doubles to lead the Knights. Jacob Jenkerson added two hits and drove in a run and Nate Laughlin singled and drove in a run.

  • Rams 0-2 at Ames Tournament

    Glenwood could never get on track in a pair of losses at the Ames Softball Tournament on Saturday.

    The Rams (18-9) fell 10-9 to Gilbert in the opener then were shut out by the host Little Cyclones, 7-0 in the capper.