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Today's News

  • County land values on the decline for second straight year

    Land prices dropped for a second consecutive year in Mills County, but remain more than four times higher than they were at the start of the 21st century.

    According to the recently released Iowa State University Iowa Land Value Survey, farmland prices in Mills County dropped from $7,742 per acre in 2014 to $7,645 last year.

    The decrease mirrors a statewide trend in which land values dropped 3.9 percent to $7,633 per acre in 2015.

    Both state and Mills County land values hit a historic high in 2013 at $8,955 and $7,260 per acre, respectively.

  • Chamber, economic development foundation will no longer share director

    The Mills County Economic Development Foundation and the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce have announced their plans to formally separate on July 1.
        

    Technically, the economic development foundation and chamber have always been separate organizations with each agency having its own governing board.  However, beginning July 1, they will no longer share an executive director.
        

  • Glenwood clinches share of Hawkeye 10 title

    63 years was long enough, according to Glenwood coach Curt Schulte.

    His Rams had just knocked off Red Oak 64-42 and wrapped up a share of the Hawkeye 10 Conference title – the school’s first since 1952.

    “This feels great,” Schulte said after the game, still holding the game ball with a Hawkeye 10 Conference Champions t-shirt slung over his shoulder. “The kids are excited. They wanted this. This was one of our goals since the summer. This is something we were shooting for and it was great to get it tonight.”

  • Principal Joan Crowl Nears Finish Line of Education Career

    Joan Crowl’s first teaching job was in a first grade classroom at Council Bluffs St. Albert Catholic School.
    Three decades later, Crowl hasn’t strayed far from the classroom or a passion for helping mold young learners in primary education.

    As the principal at Northeast Elementary, Crown has spearheaded the school’s transition in its Early Learning Center and turned the preschool through second grade building into one of the finest in southwest Iowa.
    Crowl announced Jan. 11 she would be retiring at the end of the year school year.

  • Dirt Dig Case Going To Trial Feb. 9

    A group of Mineola residents fighting a dirt dig site in their neighborhood will finally have their day in court Feb. 9.
    Omaha attorney Terry White, on behalf of nine plaintiffs, filed suit last April against the Mills County Board of Adjustment for its controversial decision to grant a special use permit to Cory Leick to extract dirt from a 40-acre parcel west of Mineola along Barrus Road and 237th Street.

  • State Receptive To 'Glen Haven Village' Proposal At GRC

    The aging Glen Haven Home could be replaced by a new skilled care complex on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center as early as next year if adequate funding can be secured.

    The Iowa Department of Human Services is receptive to negotiating a proposal that would allow Glen Haven to lease seven cottages on the GRC campus and allow the living units to be renovated into a state-of-the-art skilled care and rehabilitative services facility.

  • Trump, Clinton Win Mills County Caucus Vote

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz claimed victory in Monday’s Iowa Republican Caucuses, but  billionaire Donald Trump finished on top in Mills County.

    Trump tallied 27 percent of the  Republican vote in Mills County.  Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was the runner-up with 24 percent, followed by Cruz with 22. Dr. Ben Carson garnered 16 percent of the Mills County vote to finish a distant fourth.
    In the statewide results, Cruz finished first with 28 percent, followed by Trump with 24 and Rubio with 23. No other Republican candidates reached the double digit mark.

  • Card Shower for Peggy Carlson

    Peggy Calrson of Glenwood is celebrating her 91st birthday Jan. 29. Her daughter is hosting a card shower. Cars can be mailed to Tabor Manor Care Center Box 180 Tabor, IA 51653. 

  • Glenwood goes on road for 81-52 victory

    SHENANDOAH – A close look at the numbers for the Glenwood boys basketball team a trend appears: 74 points.
    In eight of its 11 wins this season, the Rams, who are fifth in Class 3A averaging 70 points per game, have matched or exceeded 74 points.

    Glenwood scored 81 Friday.

  • Knights fall in Corner Conference finals

    MALVERN - A costly turnover late in the game prevented Fremont-Mills from ending Stanton’s perfect season as the Vikings won the Corner Conference Tournament Championship 48-44 Saturday night in Malvern.

    Stanton improved to 15-0 on the season with the win, which gave them their first CC Tournament championship since 1997.
    Both teams struggled to find an offensive rhythm early in the game, as Stanton led 9-7 after the first eight minutes.