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Today's News

  • County-wide Burning Ban

     A countywide burning ban has been put in place for Mills County, effective Wednesday afternoon.

    The ban prohibits open burning in Mills County, including all the cities within the county.

  • Fallen Soldier Comes Home

    RED OAK — With a flag in one hand and another over their hearts, southwest Iowa residents said their farewells to Sgt. James Skalberg, not as individual mourners but as a collective group gathered to celebrate life and pay respect to a fallen hero.

        Skalberg, 25, was killed in Afghanistan June 27 when the military vehicle he was driving detonated an improvised explosive device.

  • 'New Memories' For Mineola

    MINEOLA - “Out of the past, into the future” was the theme of Saturday’s ground-breaking ceremony for the new Mineola Community Center and Historical Society.

        The new structure will replace the nearly century-old community center on Main Street that was demolished after being heavily damaged by wind and hail last August.

  • Touring the Mills County Jail

    A group of Mills County voters spent an afternoon in jail Tuesday. The tour of the Mills County Jail was part of day-long schedule of events by the Law Enforcement Center Planning Committee to make voters aware of just how antiquated the current jail is as voters head into the Aug. 7 special election to decide the $6.4 million bond issue to build a new facility.

  • A.C. At The County Fair?

    The Mills County Fair Board has announced its desire to construct a large climate-controlled building on the south side of the Mills County Fairgrounds in Malvern.

         The structure would house the Mills County Extension and Outreach office and would also serve as a community center with seating capacity for up to 400 people. The building, which would be utilized for a variety of activities during the county fair, would feature a full kitchen, bathrooms, storage areas, utility room, storm shelter and attached bathroom and shower facilities.

  • Glenwood Summer Food Service Menu 7/19-7/24

       The Summer Food Service Program is sponsored by the Glenwood Community School District and is free to all children ages 18 and under.

         Glenwood Middle School, is located at 400 Sivers Road. Breakfast is served 8 - 9 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

         Kid’s Place Daycare is located at 103 Central, at the Glenwood Resource Center campus.

    Breakfast is served 8 - 9 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. – noon. Limited seating is available.

  • Glenwood Senior Center Menu July 19-24

    Open Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat. 8 - 11 a.m.
    Exercise Classes (6 weeks): Tuesday & Thursday, 10 - 11 a.m.
    Coffee Time: Mon. - Fri. 8 - 11:30 a.m. • Sat.; 8 - 11 a.m.; Ladies’ Coffee: Mon. 10 - 11 a.m.
    Cards, Table Games & Dominoes: Mon. - Fri.
    1-4 p.m.

    Meals
    (served at 11:45 M-F)
    ($3 for Seniors 60 & up, Reserve day before by noon at 527-4213. Includes drinks & dessert.)

  • Mills County Sheriff 7/18/12

    Incidents
        July 6 - Raytheon of Chesapeake, Va., reported criminal mischief.
        Trista Boles of Hastings reported a theft.
        July 11 - Isaac Harless of Pacific Junction reported a burglary and theft.
        July 12 - Michael Nunez of Glenwood reported an identity theft.
        Doug Polaschek of Hastings reported a theft and burglary.
        Zoey Frink of Henderson reported a theft.

  • Mills County District Court July 18, 2012

    Magistrate
    Lyle Mayberry
        Nathan D. Godwin, Lincoln, Neb. - third-degree harassment, pleaded guilty, jail sentence suspended, ordered to pay $65 fine, court costs and fees.

        John Michael Hudson, Hastings - interference with official acts, pleaded guilty, pleaded guilty, ordered to pay $100 fine, court costs and fees.

        Michelle Lee Grimstad, Glenwood - violation of school attendance regulation, pleaded guilty, ordered to pay $100 fine, court costs and fees.

  • East Mills can’t get past Treynor

        TREYNOR — A flurry of runs late by Treynor ended East Mills’ baseball season with a 14-2 loss in five innings Thursday night in the Class 1A, District 16 semifinals at Treynor High School.
        Treynor scored 10 runs in the last two innings, including six in the fifth, to win the game via the 10-run rule.
        “They’re a good team,” East Mills Coach Cole Buchholz said after the game. “They hit the ball one through nine and everybody can hit.”