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Today's News

  • Wolverines down Villisca on diamond

        Charlie Ruff came on in relief of starter Jagger Bohrer to 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief for the     East Mills baseball team in a 6-4 win over  Villisca on Friday.
        Ruff (3-1) fanned five, walked one and allowed just one hit in the win.
        The Wolverines (6-4 overall) were led at the plate by Morgan Dalton and Austin Sommer with two hits each. Dalton also drove in two runs.

    East Mills 10
    Stanton 9

  • Glenwood softball splits with Harlan

        HARLAN - The Glenwood softball team won a wild 13-7, 12 inning contest with Harlan before falling 5-2 in the nightcap of a Hawkeye 10 Conference double-header on Thursday.
        Glenwood coach Tim Stanton called his team’s game-one win a “wild” win that took up two whole pages in his score book.

  • Schulz, Kaufman help deliver Hawk-10 sweep

        HARLAN - A pair of complete-game pitching gems by Matt Schulz and Taylor Kaufman carried the Glenwood baseball team to a pair of victories over Harlan last Thursday.
        Schulz (4-1) struck out 12 and allowed just four hits and no earned runs in an 8-3 Ram win in game one. All three Harlan runs came via Glenwood errors. In all, Glenwood committed five errors in the game.
        In game two, Taylor Kaufman tossed a perfect-game, retiring 21 straight and striking out 16.

  • School Board Member Resigns

    Dave Warren has stepped down from the Glenwood Community School District Board of Education, citing personal concerns about a recent school board vote to award a construction contract to a company partially owned by a fellow member of the board.

  • Evacuations In Mills, Fremont Counties

    Mandatory evacuation orders issued last week forced over  700  residents of western Mills and Fremont Counties to leave their homes.

        More than 600 Fremont County residents living west of Interstate 29 were told to leave their homes Wednesday morning because of concerns about rising floodwater in the Missouri River. On Thursday, Mills County households west of Interstate 29 and south of Gaston Ave. received mandatory evacuation notices. Over 100 Mills County residents were given until Friday at 4 p.m. to leave.

  • Steps Taken To Protect Water Plant

    The Glenwood Municipal Utilities Board believes it’s done everything in its power to protect the Glenwood Water Treatment plant from potential Missouri River floodwater.

        “I think we’ve done everything that was humanly possible to protect that plant,” John Dean, chairman of the GMU board of directors said last week. “We did the best thing we could possibly do. Are we still going to lose it? I don’t know. That water could get 8 feet there, but in my lifetime it never has.”

  • Mandatory Evacuation West Of I-29

    A mandatory evacuation order was issued today by the Mills County Board of Supervisors and Mills County Emergency Management.  The evacuation area includes the following: west of Interstate 29 (I-29) and South of Gaston Avenue to the Fremont County Line.  Due to the rise of interior ground water east of the Mills County Levee system, various roads in this area are becoming impassable. 

  • Secretary Of Agriculture In Glenwood

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spent nearly three hours at Glenwood Community High School Thursday afternoon discussing flooding along the Missouri River and its impact on agriculture.

    Vilsack shared information with an audience of approximately 100 Iowa and Nebraska farmers, elected officials and representatives from various governmental agencies.

  • Railroad committed to keeping tracks open

        PACIFIC JUNCTION - A large crew of workers from Burlington Northern Sante Fe and an army of private contractors have descended on Pacific Junction in an attempt to ensure the railroad’s east and west mainline near the town stays open during expected flooding from the Missouri River.

  • Homeowners Prepare For Flooding

    The berm-building and sandbagging efforts taking place in recent weeks along railroad tracks and around businesses in western Mills County are well-documented, but dozens of homeowners are also taking precautionary measures to protect their property from the rising water in the Missouri River.

    “We’re down to the basic essentials where we can move out pretty quick,” Dan Robbins said. “We need to keep the rain away and hope the
    levees hold.”