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Today's News

  • Collision Course

        The schedule reads Week 9: Fremont-Mills at East Mills.
        It doesn’t say both teams are undefeated and ranked in the top five in the state among Eight-Man teams.
        There’s no mention of each team averaging better than 60 points per game and more than 350 yards in quick strike offenses that rarely allowed either team’s starters to play into the second half of numerous blow outs.

  • Long-term Flood Recovery

        Mills County has formed COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disasters) to assist residents with long-term flood recovery and plan for future disaster response.  
        As floodwaters along the Missouri River have receded, Mills County’s Emergency Operations Team has moved from an active flood-fighting mode into a new phase of recovery.

  • Traffic Flowing Again On I-29

    The travel time for a road trip to Kansas City became a little shorter Saturday when the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) re-opened a stretch of Interstate 29 from the Missouri state line to Exit 32 near Pacific Junction.

        Portions of the the 32-mile section of interstate had been closed since June 15 because of flooding from the Missouri River.
        Several vehicles were lined up on the interstate at 10 a.m. when IDOT personnel removed barricades and snow fence to formally reopen the roadway.

  • Golf Carts On City Streets?

        The Glenwood City Council has approved the first of three required readings that would legalize the operation of golf carts on city streets.
        An amendment to city Ordinance 847 would make it legal for any person age 18 or older with a valid Iowa driver’s license to operate a golf cart on city streets during daylight hours from April 1 through Oct. 31.
        Golf cart operators would be required to apply for an operator’s permit from the Glenwood Police Department.

  • Pot-ted Plants

    A search by Mills County Sheriff’s deputies has turned up a “sophisticated” marijuana plant growing operation in a rural Mills County home.

        Reports indicate deputies served a search warrant on a residence at 25365 Norrell Ave., southeast of Glenwood, shortly after 9 p.m. on Sept. 23. While conducting their search, deputies discovered a marijuana grow room in the home’s basement.

  • A Special Touch

    Glenwood Community High School could already boast of being one of only a handful of high schools in Iowa with a video replay screen in its gymnasium.

        Now, the two-year-old school has another unique addition in its gym to show off  - a 6-foot by 10-foot oil painting of a ram, the school’s mascot. The painting was unveiled at the homecoming pep rally in September.

  • Agony Continues For Flood Victims

    Information technology (IT) employees living a dream life in the country, a construction worker and his wife soon to watch their daughter be married, a 71-year-old grocery store employee who will not be able to retire soon. These people all have one thing in common – they have all been devastated by the flood of 2011.

  • East Mills forces eight turnovers in 68-12 homecoming win

        Luke Schafer tossed seven touchdown passes, five to Daniel Duysen, and the East Mills football team improved to 6-0 on the season with a 68-12 victory over Villisca on Homecoming in Malvern.
        The Wolverines (6-0 overall, 4-0 in the district) racked up 377 yards in the win. Schafer finished 12-of-12 passing for 204 yards and matched a career high with his seven touchdown passes. He also added 58 yards rushing, including a 5-yard touchdown scamper.

  • Fremont-Mills 6-0 after 65-12 victory Stanton

        TABOR – Fremont-Mills delivered a first-quarter knockout Friday night against visiting Stanton.
        The Knights scored four first-quarter touchdowns en route to a 65-12 District 8 victory.
        “We expected a physical game with Stanton and we got a physical game,” Fremont-Mills head coach Jeremy Christiansen said. “We had some things go right for us, but we also saw some things we need to work on, so it was a good game for us.”

  • Rams going ‘red’ for Oct. 7 football game

        The statistics are alarming. Major cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, caused 33.3 percent of total deaths in 2007 in Mills County. 
        Cardiovascular disease (CVD) claims more lives than the next four most common causes of death combined, including cancer.