Today's News

  • Meier’s record-setting night carries F-M to district title

        MALVERN - Fremont-Mills football coach Jeremy Christiansen knew he would need a big game from Nate Meier in his team’s match up with fellow undefeated and state ranked East Mills on Friday.

  • New Scenic Byway Signs

    Colorful new signs, designating the Loess Hills Scenic Byway in western Iowa, were unveiled last week at ceremonies near Glenwood and Council Bluffs.

        The signs depict the Loess Hills’ unique landforms, green trees and native prairie grasses.
        The Loess Hills region of the state was named one of Iowa’s scenic byways in 1998. Two years later, the Loess Hills received National Scenic Byway recognition by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

  • Economic Development Grant

        The Iowa Department of Transportation Commission has awarded an $876,510 economic development grant to Mills County for improvements to the 190th Street business corridor west of Interstate 29.
        The grant was announced at a transportation commission meeting last Tuesday in Council Bluffs.
        The funds will be utilized for the concrete paving of 190th Street between the Interstate 29 - Highway 34 interchange and Kane Ave.

  • Donkey Rescue

    MALVERN – An animal adoption center devoted to the rescue of abandoned and neglected donkeys is up and running in Mills County.

        Rural Malvern residents Scott and Lura Shehan took in their first donkey two years ago and have been charmed by the animals ever since.

  • Wolverines not caught looking ahead in 68-14 victory

        ESSEX - There was no looking ahead for these Wolverines.
        A week ahead of a showdown with unbeaten No. 2 ranked Fremont-Mills looming on Friday, the No. 4 ranked East Mills football team took no chances to overlook Essex on Friday night with a 68-14 victory.
        The Wolverines (8-0 overall, 6-0 in District 8) racked up a season-high 568 yards in the win over the Trojans.

  • Saintes rally over Rams in four sets

        Council Bluffs St. Albert defeated Glenwood 21-25, 25-23, 27-25, 25-21 in a non-conference volleyball match on Thursday.
        The Rams (11-16 overall, 2-7 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) were led in kills once again by Morgan Lucy with 14. She also added two blocks.
        Grace Newman had 12 kills and 28 digs along with two aces.
        Kenna Henze had 27 assists on the night.

    Glenwood 24-25-22-25-15
    Creston 26-17-25-16-12

  • Quick Creston start dooms Rams in loss loss

        Creston blocked a punt and scored a 47 yard touchdown pass to go up 13-0 before Glenwood had even run a handful of plays in a 47-6 Panther win in Class 3A, District 1 football on Friday.
        “They are the top team in the district but I didn’t think we played as good as we could,” said Glenwood coach Brian Albert. “We didn’t get it turned on quick enough and things snowballed on us.”

  • Ram harriers win fourth straight Hawk-10 title

        CARROLL – Mark Abrams won the individual title and Glenwood wrapped up its fourth straight team title at the Hawkeye 10 Cross Country Meet in Carroll on Thursday.
        The Rams cruised to their fourth straight team title at the meet, placing in four of the top six spots. Glenwood becomes the first conference school to win four straight cross country titles.
        Glenwood held a 32 to 62 point edge over second place Shenandoah in the team scoring.

  • 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.