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Today's News

  • PJ Preparing For The Future

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - The City of Pacific Junction hosted a meeting last week to discuss the future of the city’s volunteer fire and rescue department with representatives from its four-township coverage area.

        Representatives from the St. Mary’s, Lyons, Plattville, Oak and Glenwood townships got a tour of the fire department station and a crash course in fire department budgeting from Chief Donnie Kates about the department.

  • Mills County District Court 11/28/12

    Judge James Richardson
        Christopher Lynn Young, Glenwood – admits violation of terms of probation on original charges of third-degree burglary and third-degree attempted burglary, sentenced to serve 120 days in county jail with credit given for time already served, probation is revoked.
        Jason Anthony Vasquez, Hastings – found to be in violation of terms of probation, sentence on original charges of second-degree arson and second-degree burglary imposed (10 years in state correctional facility on each count).

  • Mills County Sheriff 11/28/12

    Incidents
        Nov. 14 – Murphy Heavy Contracting of Anita reported a burglary, criminal mischief and theft.
        Nov. 16 – Jennifer M. Paulzine of Glenwood reported a theft.
        Nov. 19 – Kerry Zielinski of Glenwood reported a burglary and theft.
        Nov. 23 – Clarence Howard of Tabor reported a theft.
        Nov. 24 – Jeff Esterbrook of Tabor reported a burglary and theft.
    Accidents

  • Wilson, Phillips all-state

        Fremont-Mills’ senior football players Seth Phillips and Clayton Wilson have both been named first team all-state by the Iowa Newspaper Association.
        The team, released last week, tabbed Phillips as an offensive lineman and Wilson as a linebacker on the 21-member first team in the Eight-Man class.
        Phillips, a 6-foot, 230-pounder, was a four-year starter on the offensive line. He also led the 8-2 Knights with 102 tackles from his linebacker position.

  • East Mills falls in opener

        The Shenandoah girls out-scored East Mills 42-15 over the second and third quarters to pull away for a 69-43 victory last Monday.
        The Fillies led just 16-14 after the first quarter but a 22-10 second quarter run and a 20-5 third quarter run proved the difference.

  • Knights fall to Tigers, 49-34

        RED OAK — The Fremont-Mills girls basketball team lost its season-opener on the road last Tuesday with a 49-34 loss to Red Oak.
        Red Oak outscored the Knights in the second half 26-16, including 14-4 in the third quarter, as they pulled away for their first win over the Class 1A Knights since 2010.
        “What a relief. Getting the goose egg off the win column is always good,” Red Oak Head Girls Basketball Coach Dan Martinez said.

  • Rams’ dominate Yellowjackets in season-opening, 57-9 rout

        The Glenwood girls basketball team rang in the new season with a resouding 57-9 victory over Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson last Tuesday.
        The Rams scored the first 15 points of the game and never looked back in the dominating season-opening win before a reporter-estimated crowd of 500 in Glenwood.
        The win wasn’t the test Glenwood coach Barry Loeffelbein was hoping for but he’ll take it.

  • Legion Brass In Silver City

    Members of Silver City’s Gordon May American Legion Post 439 rolled out the red carpet for American Legion national vice commander Glenn Hickman last Tuesday evening, Nov. 13.

        Hickman, a U.S. Air Force veteran from Grove City, Ohio, made an appearance in Silver City as part of his 28-stop tour of Legion posts in central and western Iowa.
        Hickman was accompanied on his tour by state commander Lyle Schaffer of Galva and state membership chairman James Demarest.

  • GMU Changing Water Treatment Process

    Glenwood Municipal Utilities has announced a change in its treatment of the city’s drinking water supply.

  • 25-year Sentence For Ex-county Employee

    A former employee of the Mills County Treasurer’s Office has been sentenced to serve 25 years in prison for the theft of funds from the auto licensing department.

    Tammy Jo Gammon, 43, pleaded guilty to the Class B felony in November. She was sentenced Monday in Mills County District Court by Judge Timothy O’Grady.