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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Mills County Male Athlete of the Year

        Johnny Fuller has a secret.
        One of Glenwood’s all-time most decorated long-distance runners hates to run the mile.
        Hates.

  • Mills County Female Athlete of the Year

        Three years ago, you might say, Mindy Lorimor won one for the gender wars.

  • Camp No-Lacka-WaWa

    Look up Camp No-Lacka-Wawa on your Iowa map and you're not likely to find it.

        But show up at Glenwood Lake Park every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 - 4 p.m. and you’ll see a bustling little tribe of youngsters squeezing every drop of fun out of late summer at a new day camp aimed at children of families displaced by this summer’s flooding.

  • Silver City, Hastings Post Offices Closing?

    The mayors of Hastings and Silver City said they were surprised to learn last week the post offices in their respective communities are among the more than 3,700 nationwide being considered for permanent closure by the U.S. Postal Service.

        “Actually, we are kind of surprised because in the past, we’ve been told because of the number of rural customers we have, the fact that we have a postmaster and the fact that the school (Nishna Valley) is considered to be in Hastings, we’d be OK,” Hastings Mayor Troy Hatcher said.

  • Reprieve For Commuters

        The Iowa Department of Transportation is counting on a “crossover” on Interstate 29 south of Exit 32 in western Mills County to provide relief to flood-detoured motorists utilizing the Plattsmouth Bridge to travel between Iowa and Nebraska. The IDOT implemented the temporary crossover last Wednesday.

  • No repeat for Rams

        Nearly a year ago to the day, it was the Glenwood baseball team tossing its gloves in the air and dog piling on the pitcher's mound at Harlan's Jim Goeser field as the Rams advanced in the Class 3A post-season with a win over the Cyclones.

  • Lorimor, Kaufman lead 2011 All-Mills County Softball and Baseball teams

    Baseball
    - Taylor Kaufman, Sr., Glenwood*
    n Went 6-3 on the mound with 113 strikeouts in 55 1/3 innings; also hit .568 with 10 HRs and 59 RBIs.

    C Seth Phillips, So., Fremont-Mills
    - Hit .345 with 17 RBIs.

    IF Joey Carlson, Sr., Fremont-Mills
    - Hit .444 with nine doubles and 21 RBIs. Also stole 13 bases.

    IF Nathaniel Bledsoe, Sr., Glenwood
    - Third basemen hit .309 while smacking 10 doubles and driving in 35 runs.

    IF Josh Keim, Sr., Glenwood