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Today's News

  • Four face charges after Friday drug bust in Glenwood

    Four people were arrested Friday after the Glenwood Police Department executed a search warrant following an on-going narcotic investigation at 207 N. Grove St.

    Pamela Jay, 62, of Glenwood, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (serious misdemeanor), possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor) and gatherings which is a Class D felony. She was being held at the Mills County Jail in Glenwood on a $6,300 bond.  

  • County’s local option sales tax dollars to fund surfacing of Lake Park road

    Visitors to Glenwood Lake Park will soon have a hard-surface road to drive on thanks to local option sales tax (LOST) dollars from the Mills County Board Supervisors.

  • Glenwood Family Is City's First Official Urban Chicken Owners

    Jason Dammen admits he never envisioned the day he’d be raising chickens in his back yard.

    “You can add this to the things I never thought I’d do,” Dammen said Saturday morning as he tended to his family’s five chickens, housed in a coop behind their Glenwood home on the 300 block of South Grove Street. “Here I am – an urban chicken farmer.”

  • Sen. Joni Ernst Talks Agriculture, Health Care During Round Table Discussion In Malvern

    U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst was in Malvern last week holding a round table meeting with area farmers while on her two-week Easter recess from Washington.

    Ernst, a Montgomery County native, held an informal discussion at the Malvern City Hall Wednesday afternoon where the 20 in attendance peppered the Republican senator on agriculture and livestock issues facing Iowa’s farmers. She later toured Gregory Feedlots south of Tabor.

  • GCHS Jazz Band 3rd At State

    Earning the highest ranking in school history, the Glenwood Community High School Jazz Band was awarded third place in Class 3A at the April 4 Iowa Jazz Championships.

    Glenwood competed with 15 Class 3A bands at the state competition, marking the third consecutive year Glenwood has earned a top five ranking and 14th year the band has placed in the top 10. Harlan and Cedar Rapids Xavier earned first place and runner-up honors in Class 3A.

  • Mild winter a boost for construction of Lakin Community Center in Malvern

    MALVERN - A mild winter with minimal snowfall has been beneficial to the construction work taking place on the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center on the Mills County Fairgrounds.
    The shell of the 16,000 square-foot facility has been standing for weeks and construction workers have continued to make progress, even during a rainy first two weeks of spring.

  • Love's Breaks Ground On Mills County Travel Stop

    A little rain and frigid wind didn’t stand in the way of this historic moment.

    The Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a groundbreaking ceremony last Wednesday at the future home of Love’s Travel Stop along Highway 34 and 188th Street in Mills County.

  • FM additions taking shape, on schedule

    The Fremont-Mills Community School District’s early childhood development and auditorium addition is on schedule for a January 2018 completion, according to Superintendent Dr. Chris Herrick.

    Work on the project broke ground last November with a $5.6 million budget. Since that original bid letting, the cost of the project has actually risen to $6 million with the addition of a safe room and a classroom and a 200-stall paved parking lot on the former softball field parcel.

  • East Mills runner-up at Mount Ayr

    The East Mills volleyball team went undefeated in pool play and finished second at the Mount Ayr Volleyball tournament on Saturday.

    The Wolverines (11-5 overall, 3-0 in the Corner Conference) downed Martinsdale-St. Mary’s 21-9, 21-9, Winterset 16-21, 21-16, 15-9 and Interstate 35  21-10, 21-11.

    In the tournament semifinals, East Mills edged the host Raiders 25-22, 26-24.  

    “We stayed focused and on the attack throughout the match, and pulled it together to move on to the championship,” said East Mills coach Connie Blank.

  • Wolverines topple C-A-M in shootout

    A midweek overhaul to the offense and a recent roster addition came up big for East Mills in a wild 57-56 Eight-man, District 7 victory over C-A-M Friday in Malvern.

    The Wolverines, who scored just 32 points combined in their 0-3 start, eclipsed that total midway through the first quarter against the Cougars (3-2). The offensive explosion was a result of a change in the offense East Mills coach Kevin Schafer instituted at Monday’s practice.