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Today's News

  • Hastings Man Sentenced For Firearms Charge

    A 41-year-old Hastings man was sentenced Friday to serve two years in prison on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa said Jason Shawn Allan was also ordered to forfeit the firearm he possessed and to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim Fund.

  • Bones Found At Fire Scene

    The Council Bluffs Police Department confirmed Wednesday bones were found at the scene of a New Year's Eve fire in Mills County and investigators are trying to detemine if the bones belong to a missing Council Bluffs man, 26-year-old Travis Bach.

  • Trail Blazers

    Dozens of Mills County residents took part in a series of public forums earlier this month to share their thoughts on the potential for the future of a county-wide trail system in Mills County.

  • Merci Beaucoup

    By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

    Last fall, Myron Roker received a special package at his home in Glenwood. Inside the white envelope was a letter from Consulat General de France A Chicago and a medal making him a Knight of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest military distinction given to living U.S. veterans who risked their lives during World War II while fighting on French territory.

  • Architect Selected For Auxiliary Gym

    The Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors has tabbed HSR Associated, Inc. to design and spec the district’s proposed $3.5 million gymnasium and locker room addition to the high school.

    At last Monday’s regularly-scheduled school board meeting, the board voted 3-2 to retain the La Crosse, Wisc. architectural, engineering and interior design firm from a group of applicants that made their pitch to be the district’s architect at a Jan. 10 special board meeting.

  • Blanket Man Inspires Church Congregation

    While many Mills County residents were ringing in the new year in the comfort and warmth of their own homes, a Glenwood man was roughing it in a tent outside Grace United Methodist Church (GUMC).   

    Jeff Mitts spent New Year’s Eve camping in the tent to fulfill a promise he made to members of the church congregation for surpassing its “Blankets +” missions project fundraising goal.   

  • Puckett Gets 50-Year Sentence

    Colby Puckett was sentenced to 50 years in prison on Monday by Mills County District Court Judge Greg W. Steensland for the murder of 13-month-old Aliyanna L. May last February.

  • Fire Investigation Includes Search For Human Remains

    Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos confirmed Monday that an investigation into a New Year’s Eve fire that destroyed a home at 16683 Alcorn Ave., near the Bellevue Toll Bridge, has included a search for human remains.

  • County-Wide Trails System

    The Mills County Trail Planning Committee, Mills County Conservation Board and the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program are hosting a series of listening sessions this month to solicit public input on the future of a multi-use trails system in the county.

  • Randolph Water Woes

    If the frigid temperatures aren’t bad enough, Randolph residents learned Monday they’d be without water service for at least a day or two.

    An initial report Monday morning indicated a stuck valve had drained the Randolph water tower. Later in the day, however, repair crews determined the town’s main water line had a rupture.

    Equipment and crews were being rounded up to dig around the line and repair the break.