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Today's News

  • Mills County 4-H News Country Cousins


        The Country Cousins 4-H Club met June 4, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the Glenwood Park.   The meeting was called to order by historian, Sarah Jacobsen.  The pledge to the American flag was led by Andy Staiert and Michaela Staiert. The roll call was, “What is your favorite project area?” and was answered by 21 members. There were three leaders, one guest, and 10 parents present at the meeting. The secretary’s report was approved as given by Jessica Arnold. There was no treasurer’s report available.

  • Rams Advance To State Semifinals

    MUSCATINE - McKenzie Evans' goal in the fifth and final shot of a shootout lifted the Glenwood girls soccer team a to 1-1 (5-4) victory in the Class 2A quarterfinals at the Iowa State Girls Soccer Tournament on Thursday.

        The Rams will face North Scott in today's semifinals at 4:45 p.m. North Scott (11-9) handed Glenwood its lone loss, by a shootout, in May.

  • Lucy did her duty for both ‘teams’

                Amber Lucy’s eyes swelled as she fought back tears.

                Call them tears of joy and heartache.

                Lucy and her Glenwood girls soccer teammates had just won its third straight regional title game on Monday and qualified for the state soccer tournament. Teammates hugged, some cried, and the crowd of more than 300 on hand cheered the hometown Rams.

  • Mayberry Top Finisher in Supervisor Race

    Lonnie Mayberry and Ron Kohn were the top two finishers in the race for two seats on the board of supervisors in last Tuesday's Mills County Republican primary election.

        Mayberry received 985 votes, outdistancing incumbents Kohn (950 votes) and Joe Blankenship (569 votes). Mayberry and Kohn both advance to November's general election where they're likely to be unopposed to fill the two seats. No Democratic candidates were on the primary ballot and no other known candidates are seeking election at this time.

  • Father, Son Injured In Crash

        Two Mills County men were injured in a fatal crash Sunday morning on Interstate 29 near Crescent.
        Richard Miller, 49, of Pacific Junction was driving a 2001 Volkswagon Passat in the right lane of northbound I-29 around 9 a.m. when his vehicle was struck by another northbound vehicle, a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Joel Garcia-Lucero (age unknown) of Omaha. Garcia-Lucero was attempting to pass Miller when he lost control and crossed into the right lane, striking the Passat, according to a report from the Iowa State Patrol.

  • Pennies For The Playground

    Their piggy banks may be a little lighter, but students at Northeast Elementary School in Glenwood went home for the summer on May 23 knowing the pennies they had gathered and contributed will help bring new life to a playground for the children of Thurman.

        An April 14 tornado left a trail of destruction in Thurman,  severely damaging homes, vehicles and trees throughout the community, along with playground equipment in the city park.

  • Tucker, Newman fall in state tennis first round

        Rachel Tucker and Grace Newman dropped their opening round doubles match in the Iowa State Tennis Tournament at Byrnes Park in Waterloo on Thursday.
        Tucker and Newman lost to eventual state champions Anne Nora and Abby Greenwood of Waterloo Columbus in the first round match.
        The final score was 6-0, 6-0.

  • Wolverines suffer 19-7 home loss

        The East Mills baseball team dropped a 19-7 decision to Nishnabotna on Friday in Corner Conference baseball.
        After a long delay to start the game, East Mills coach Cole Buchholz said his team came out flat and committed six errors leading to 10 unearned runs in the first inning. The Wolverines could never climb out of that hole.

  • Glenwood baseball wins Clarinda Tourney

        The Glenwood baseball team pounded out a combined 22 hits in a pair of wins at the Clarinda Tournament on Saturday.
        The Rams (6-1 overall, 2-0 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) defeated the host Cardinals 10-3 in the opener before dispatching Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 6-3 in the capper.
        Against Clarinda, senior Sam Jameson went 3-for-4, including a triple and a double, drove in four runs and stole four bases to key a 10-hit Glenwood attack.

  • Williams’ homers pace Fremont-Mills

        Taryn Williams belted a pair of home runs and drove in four runs for the Fremont-Mills softball team in a 13-4 win over Essex on Friday.
        Emily Smith  led the Knights with three hits. Williams was one of four Knights to record at least two hits. Olivia Scarborough, Madison Powers and Syndey Esary also belted two hits each.
        Esary earned the win tossing a complete-game and allowing three earned runs and striking out four.

    C.B. Abraham Lincoln 14,
    Fremont-Mills 2