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Today's News

  • Expanding Role For Mills County Conservation

    The roles and responsibilities of the Mills County Conservation Board and its staff continue to grow.

        In fact, since Jerad Getter became the Mills County Conservation Director and many of the current board members were appointed five years ago, the area of land being maintained by the conservation board has more than tripled.
        “When we all kind of started here, we were taking care of 511 acres and now we’re taking care of about 1,737,” Getter said.

  • Road Woes

    Floodwaters may be receding in areas of Mills County but dangers remain for motorists on the county’s many closed roads, said Mills County Engineer Kevin Mayberry.

        Mayberry, speaking at a Flood Policy Group meeting at Glenwood Community High School earlier this month, said many of the county’s roads closed entirely or partially by floodwaters in evacuated portions of western Mills County could be months away from being passable due to damage caused by the water.

  • Bee-ing At The State Fair

    Ask 7-year-old Landen Achenbach what he is excited to do while in Des Moines to attend the Iowa State Fair, and he will happily tell you.

    “Go swimming! And we (Achenbach and his parents) get to stay in a hotel!”

    Swimming, however, is only one part of the weekend. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Achenbach will be one of 70 first-and second-grade students from across the state who will participate in the Iowa State Fair Spelling Bee.

  • School Board Elections Sept. 13

    All three candidates for seats up for election on the Glenwood Community School District Board of Director’s will be unopposed in the Sept. 13 board election. Candidates had until Aug. 5 to file the required paperwork to be on the ballot.

    Board president Theresa Romens and Ann Staiert, who was just appointed to her seat in July, are joined by first time candidate Craig Patzer.

    Patzer is running for the seat being vacated by Linda Young who has decided not to pursue a fourth term on the five-member board.

  • FEMA Assistance Denied To Iowa

    Iowa was notified late last week by Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Craig Fugate that the state’s request for activation of the Federal Individual Assistance Program for Fremont, Harrison, Monona, Pottawattamie and Woodbury counties has been denied.

    Mills County was not included in the original request due to a low number of significantly affected homes in our area during the original assessment process.

  • Mills County Male Athlete of the Year

        Johnny Fuller has a secret.
        One of Glenwood’s all-time most decorated long-distance runners hates to run the mile.
        Hates.

  • Mills County Female Athlete of the Year

        Three years ago, you might say, Mindy Lorimor won one for the gender wars.

  • Camp No-Lacka-WaWa

    Look up Camp No-Lacka-Wawa on your Iowa map and you're not likely to find it.

        But show up at Glenwood Lake Park every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 - 4 p.m. and you’ll see a bustling little tribe of youngsters squeezing every drop of fun out of late summer at a new day camp aimed at children of families displaced by this summer’s flooding.

  • Silver City, Hastings Post Offices Closing?

    The mayors of Hastings and Silver City said they were surprised to learn last week the post offices in their respective communities are among the more than 3,700 nationwide being considered for permanent closure by the U.S. Postal Service.

        “Actually, we are kind of surprised because in the past, we’ve been told because of the number of rural customers we have, the fact that we have a postmaster and the fact that the school (Nishna Valley) is considered to be in Hastings, we’d be OK,” Hastings Mayor Troy Hatcher said.

  • Reprieve For Commuters

        The Iowa Department of Transportation is counting on a “crossover” on Interstate 29 south of Exit 32 in western Mills County to provide relief to flood-detoured motorists utilizing the Plattsmouth Bridge to travel between Iowa and Nebraska. The IDOT implemented the temporary crossover last Wednesday.