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Today's News

  • Levee Breach Widens

    The size of a levee breach discovered in northwest Mills County last Tuesday, Aug. 23, has more than doubled over the past week.

    Mills County Emergency Management officials said the breach occurred on the south berm of the St. Mary’s Drainage District, south of Allis Road and west of 182nd St. The 30-foot section of berm gave way due to ongoing flooding conditions along the banks of the Missouri River and recent heavy rainfalls. As of Monday afternoon, the length of the hole in the berm had swelled to 75 feet. The breach is not part of the main Missouri River levee system.

  • Rams drop volleyball season opener

        Clarinda defeated Glenwood 22-25, 25-14, 27-25 and 25-15 in the season-opener for both teams.
       “I was extremely proud of my team tonight,” said Glenwood coach Kara Huisman. “We did not let ourselves becomes victims when Morgan Lucy went down with an ankle injury.  We passed the ball extremely well and had great opportunities to score.”
     Glenwood was led by Grace Newman with 14 kills and eight digs. 

  • East Mills rolls in opener, 63-26

        MALVERN - The East Mills football team broke open a 6-6 first quarter game by scoring 44 of the next 52 points in a 63-26 non-conference victory over Adair-Casey on Friday.

  • Knights trample Eagles in 56-8 season-opening victory

        TABOR - You can tell a coach has high expectations for his football team when a 56-8 win gets you an A-minus grade.
        But that’s exactly the marks Fremont-Mills football coach Jeremy Christiansen gave his team after Friday’s non-conference victory over East Union.
        “I think just for the fact we didn’t get our No. 1’s in for long and we still have a few things to work on,” the coach said of his team’s grade.

  • Rams can’t hold off Warriors

        The Glenwood Rams began their 2011 football season in disappointing fashion Friday night, dropping a 16-12 non-district decision to visiting Sergeant Bluff-Luton at Ram Memorial Field.

  • 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.