Today's News

  • Former GCHS Teacher Takes Plea Deal

    A former Glenwood Community High School teacher accused of having sex with a student and supplying alcohol to another student has reached an agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to a lesser charge.

    Russell Crouch, 39, of Glenwood, was arrested and charged last May with sexual exploitation by a school employee, an aggravated misdemeanor, and supplying alcohol to a minor, a serious misdemeanor.

  • Park Place, Pacific Place Closing

    Five Star Quality Care is closing two skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Mills County – Glenwood-based Park Place and Pacific Place located east of Pacific Junction.

    The Massachusetts-based owner and operator of the two facilities announced the closures last week. Combined, Park Place and Pacific Place treat nearly 100 adult residents with physical or intellectual disabilities and employ over 250 workers.

  • A Grand Opening

    More than 300 people, including dignitaries from Iowa and Nebraska, attended the dedication ceremony for the opening of the U.S. Highway 34 - Missouri River Bridge Oct. 22 at the AgriVision complex near Pacific Junction.

    The four-lane bridge links Interstate 29 in western Mills County with U.S. Highway 75 south of Offutt Air Force Base in Sarpy County, Neb.

  • Accidents Mar Opening Of Interchange, Westbound 34

    Four collisions at the intersection of 195th St. and Highway 34 within 40 hours of Thursday’s opening of the Highway 34 westbound overpass and redesigned Interstate 29 interchange in western Mills County left two people hospitalized with serious injuries and Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials taking extra measures to prevent future accidents.

  • Crash Victim Was Riding Stolen Motorcycle

    A motorcyclist being pursued by the Iowa State Patrol was arrested and transported to an Omaha hospital after crashing the stolen bike in Mills County shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23.

    Chad Larsen, 36, of Council Bluffs crashed in the ditch of the eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 34, approximately one-half mile east of Highway 275 (Tabor turnoff). He attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended and arrested after climbing over a barbed-wire fence and falling down repeatedly while trying to get away through a nearby farm field.

  • Kickin' It With The KISS

    Kenny Spencer admits he never envisioned his career in professional football leading to a prominent role on a reality TV show or personal friendships with rock-and-roll music legends Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS fame.

    Spencer, a 2005 Glenwood Community High School graduate, is the place kicker for the LA KISS, an Arena Football League (AFL) team partially owned by the two band members from KISS and the focus of the 10-week 4th and Loud docu-series that began airing in August on Tuesday nights on AMC (9 p.m. CDT).

  • Glenwood Places Six on All-District Football Team

    The Glenwood football team filled six spots on the Class 3A All-District Football first team released over the weekend.

  • Wolverines’ Season Ends in State Quarterfinals

    GLIDDEN - East Mills had no answer.

    Glidden-Ralston seemingly had them all.

    The Wildcats scored touchdowns on four of the first five possessions and held the Wolverines scoreless the first half en route to a dominating 42-6 victory in the Eight-Man quarterfinals Friday night in Glidden.

  • Wildcat Offense Overwhelms Fremont-Mills’ Defense

    Undefeated Glidden-Ralston unleashed its potent offensive attack Monday night en route to a 61-28 victory over visiting Fremont-Mills in the second round of the 8-man playoffs.

    The Wildcats stormed to a 34-6 halftime lead with the aid of three long touchdown runs and were never threatened in the second half as they improved their record to 10-0 on the season. Fremont-Mills finishes the year with a 9-2 mark.

  • Knights’ Season Ends in Regionals

    SIDNEY - Sidney completed a season sweep of Fremont-Mills and ended the Knights’ season with a 25-19, 20-25, 25-18, 25-22 victory in the Class 1A regional semifinals Friday in Sidney.

    Fremont-Mills coach Tracy Malcom said she thought her team played a “fantastic game” overall as they battled through an injury to top setter Marianna Gutta, who sprained her ankle in the opening set.