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Today's News

  • WEDDING - Amanda Mulholland-Andrew DeGroote

    Amanda Mulholland and Andrew DeGroote were united in marriage on Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Norwalk United Methodist Church in Norwalk.
    The nuptials were officiated by the Rev. Kiboko Kiboko. A reception followed at the Blank Golf Course in Des Moines.

    The bride is the daughter of Tom and Deanne Mulholland of Malvern and granddaughter of Don and Suzanne Simmons of Thurman, and Nancy Mulholland of Glenwood.
    The groom is the son of Don and Val DeGroote of New Hartford and the grandson of Clara DeGroote of Parkersburg and Marian Bundy of Cedar Falls.

  • Plea Bargain Reached In Pit Bull Case

    An Omaha man arrested last spring for the abuse and neglect of more than 20 pit bulls on a property near Pacific Junction has agreed to a plea bargain with the Mills County Attorney’s Office.

    Michael J. Simet, 56, pleaded guilty on Sept. 21 to animal torture and animal neglect, both aggravated misdemeanors.

    If the sentencing judge agrees to the deal, Simet will receive a suspended jail sentence of four years, placed on supervised probation for a year and serve a week in the Mills County Jail. Simet will also not be allowed to own any animals during his supervised probation.

  • More Heated Words In P.J.

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - By a slim 3-2 margin, the Pacific Junction City Council passed a controversial resolution at last Monday’s regular meeting aimed at condemning derogatory remarks by elected city officials.

    Resolution 2010-17, dubbed “Resolution on Equality and Conduct,” was drafted following comments made by council member Rodney Bents at an Aug. 16 meeting that Mayor Jim Lovely and city attorney T.J. Patterman felt disparaged Mexicans.

    In a tape recorded discussion at the Aug. 16 meeting, Bents can be heard saying, “Well, then don’t be getting hit by a Mexican up in Omaha.”

  • Charges Filed in Cyclists Deaths

    The driver involved in an August crash on Interstate 29 that killed four motorcyclists returning from a rally in Sturgis, S.D., had a blood-alcohol level of 0.373, more than four times the legal limit in the state of Iowa.

  • Homecoming Week

    The annual Glenwood Homecoming Parade will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. Registration for the parade will be at the American Legion on Thursday night from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday morning from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. All participants must register. Kindergarten through 12th grade and class reunion floats can pre-register by calling Lori McGoldrick at 527-9973.

  • ENGAGEMENT - Lorilee Fleming / Tyson Conn

        Lorilee Fleming  of Glenwood and Tyson Conn of Sioux Falls, S.D., have announced their engagement and approaching wedding.


        The bride-to-be is the daughter of Eileen Fleming and the late Bill Fleming. Her fiance is the son of Dan and Pam Conn of Sioux Falls.
        The couple met at and graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls.
        An Oct. 23, 2010, wedding is planned at Heartland Community Church in Sioux Falls.

  • County-wide Reappraisal

        The Mills County Assessor's Office is currently in the process of a county-wide reappraisal.
        When all is said and done, the assessor’s office, with the assistance of an outside contractor, will have reappraised more than 17,000 parcels in the county sometime next year.

  • Pool Sale On Hold

        Two matters confronting the Glenwood City Council were put on hold last week - the completion of sidewalk repair work on Town Square and the potential sale of property that once housed the city’s outdoor swimming pool.

  • School Board Road Show

        The Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors is about to take its show on the road.
        The board voted unanimously last Monday at its regular monthly board meeting to rotate the board’s meetings during the 2010-2011 school year between Glenwood, Mineola, Silver City and Pacific Junction.

  • Omaha man dies in I-29 crash

        An Omaha man was killed on Interstate 29 Monday when he attempted to make a U-turn in a construction zone south of Glenwood.

        John L. Agnew, 74, of Omaha died when his pick-up truck was struck by a southbound semi-truck shortly after 8:45 a.m. Monday.