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Today's News

  • Train Crash Claims 2 Lives

        A fiery train collision Sunday morning in Montgomery County, between Emerson and Red Oak, claimed the lives of two Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad employees. As of press time Tuesday, the victims’ names had not been released.

  • Truck Driver Recovering From Injuries

    A 35-year-old Glenwood man is continuing his recovery from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover accident Wednesday, April 13, near the southbound rest area on Interstate 29 in western Mills County.

  • A Sweet Touch For Easter

    Barb Tucker knows her way around the kitchen – she cooks, she bakes and decorates cakes, and in the springtime, her friends and family can count on her to make old-fashioned sugar Easter Eggs.
        “I guess it’s kind of a lost art. You don’t hear of a lot of people doing it,” Tucker said last week from her home in Glenwood. “I took a class years ago from Paula Disterhaupt here in Glenwood and I’ve enjoyed doing them ever since.”

  • 'Quilt' Brings Attention To Mineola Barn

        MINEOLA - An 8-foot by 8-foot quilt painted on two sheets of professional sign board is bringing new life and attention to a century-old barn on a rural Mineola farmstead owned by Randy and Lisa Tallman.
        The quilt was painted by Lisa Tallman’s mother, Gloria Plumer Ross.

  • Experience Mills County This Summer

         Last week, I had the opportunity to get a personal tour of the famous Todd House down in Tabor. I had heard a lot about the place over the years - knew it had a lot of history behind it and a connection to the Underground Railroad - but had never actually seen the place in person.

  • On The Track Of History

        TABOR – When it comes to history, the Todd House in Tabor might be one of the best kept secrets in southwest Iowa.

         Built 158 years ago by Congregational minister John Todd, the two-story structure once served as a major hub on the Underground Railroad. Today, it stands as a lasting tribute to the abolitionists and John Brown loyalists who opposed slavery and supported the Kansas Free State movement of the 1850s.

  • Recorder Getting Out Of Passport Business

        The Mills County Recorder’s Office is getting out of the passport business.
        Effective May 1, a change in requirements for offices accepting passport applications will force several recorders’ offices across Iowa to stop offering the passport service, Mills County Recorder Vicki McClintic announced earlier this month.

  • Investigation At Treasurer's Office

        Investigators from the Iowa State Auditor’s Office and Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) are assisting Mills County authorities with an investigation involving the Mills County Treasurer’s Office.
        “We have placed a person on (paid) administrative leave,” Mills County Attorney Eric Hansen said. “Some discrepancies came to our attention. This is a joint investigation between DCI and the state auditor’s office.”

  • County In Poor Health

        How healthy is Mills County?
        Not very, according to the County Health Rankings compiled by the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute.

  • Glenwood splits pair at Johnston tourney

        The Glenwood boys soccer team split a pair of games at the Johnston Invitational on Saturday in Johnston.

        The Rams edged Dallas Center-Grimes 2-1 in a game that ended 1-1 in regulation and was decided by shootout. In game two, Class 3A ranked No. 5 Johnston outlasted Glenwood 3-1.
        “It was a good day, a little chilly, but we played alright in the two games,” said Glenwood coach Mike Artist.