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Today's News

  • Silver City bank closing its doors

    SILVER CITY - The writing has been on the wall for several months, but that doesn’t make a pending bank closing any easier to swallow for the Mills County community of Silver City.

    On Friday, Omaha-based First National Bank will close what’s believed to be its smallest branch location - in Silver City.

    “It’s kind of like losing a limb,” Silver City City Clerk Cheryl Evans said Monday. “Everybody hates to see it happen. It is a sign of a city dying when you lose a business like this.”

  • School lunch fees going up

    The Glenwood Board of Education voted to increase the cost of school lunches and preschool tuition but declined to increase student text book fees for the 2009-2010 school year at its monthly meeting last Monday, June 8.

    The board voted unanimously for a five-cent increase for student lunches to $2 per meal and a 30-cent increase for teacher and adult lunches to $2.80. Breakfast costs will remain the same.

  • School lunch fees going up

    The Glenwood Board of Education voted to increase the cost of school lunches and preschool tuition but declined to increase student text book fees for the 2009-2010 school year at its monthly meeting last Monday, June 8.

    The board voted unanimously for a five-cent increase for student lunches to $2 per meal and a 30-cent increase for teacher and adult lunches to $2.80. Breakfast costs will remain the same.

  • Meth manufacturer gets 20 years

    A southwest Iowa man has been sentenced to serve 20 years in prison for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine in Mills County and other areas of southwest Iowa.

    In addition to the 20-year prison sentence, William Lonnie Hanshaw, 52, of Red Oak was also sentenced in U.S. District Court to 10 years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the state Crime Victim Fund.

    Hanshaw’s sentence was announced last week in a news release from the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa.

  • Meth manufacturer gets 20 years

    A southwest Iowa man has been sentenced to serve 20 years in prison for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine in Mills County and other areas of southwest Iowa.

    In addition to the 20-year prison sentence, William Lonnie Hanshaw, 52, of Red Oak was also sentenced in U.S. District Court to 10 years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the state Crime Victim Fund.

    Hanshaw’s sentence was announced last week in a news release from the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa.

  • Rising From The Ashes

    The Fountains Ballroom hosted a coffee Thursday for members of the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

    Just 168 days ago, the Fountains Ballroom was hosting fire departments from Glenwood, Oak Township, Pacific Junction and Silver City.

    A fire raged through the popular wedding facility northwest of Mineola on Dec. 17, destroying the building and threatening the more than 80 weddings already scheduled at the facility and the family-run business owned by Erin and Marty Williams.

  • Rising From The Ashes

    The Fountains Ballroom hosted a coffee Thursday for members of the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

    Just 168 days ago, the Fountains Ballroom was hosting fire departments from Glenwood, Oak Township, Pacific Junction and Silver City.

    A fire raged through the popular wedding facility northwest of Mineola on Dec. 17, destroying the building and threatening the more than 80 weddings already scheduled at the facility and the family-run business owned by Erin and Marty Williams.

  • Lorimor fans 21 in ‘perfect’ victory

    Fremont-Mills pitcher Mindy Lorimor struck out all 21 batters she faced in an 8-0 perfect game victory for the Knight softball team over Farragut on Friday.

    Lorimor, who had been averaging 12 strikeouts per game in seven starts this season, did not allow a walk in improving her record to 5-2.

    The Knight offense pounded out eight hits, led by first baseman Hannah Fichter’s 3-for-4 night. Lorimor, Emily Aistrope, Lauren Furnas, Chelsea Younts and Lynde Madison each added a hit.

    Fremont-Mills 8,

    Essex 0

  • Lorimor fans 21 in ‘perfect’ victory

    Fremont-Mills pitcher Mindy Lorimor struck out all 21 batters she faced in an 8-0 perfect game victory for the Knight softball team over Farragut on Friday.

    Lorimor, who had been averaging 12 strikeouts per game in seven starts this season, did not allow a walk in improving her record to 5-2.

    The Knight offense pounded out eight hits, led by first baseman Hannah Fichter’s 3-for-4 night. Lorimor, Emily Aistrope, Lauren Furnas, Chelsea Younts and Lynde Madison each added a hit.

    Fremont-Mills 8,

    Essex 0

  • Rams score three in seventh to win tourney

    A Bryan Harless' single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh gave the Glenwood baseball team a come-from-behind 11-10 victory over A-D-M at the Clarinda Baseball Invitational Tournament on Saturday.

    “We really played well,” said Glenwood coach Brett Elam. “We had all the momentum, lost it and never gave up. The kids kept fighting and scrapping.”