Today's News

  • A Father's Day Tradition

    The aroma of grilled burgers, brats and hot dogs hovered over the patio outside the Glen Haven nursing home Monday evening as residents, families and staff enjoyed the annual Father’s Day barbecue.

        Just as they have since the event was conceived nearly 40 years ago, members of the Glenwood Optimist Club were manning the grills. Ed Thompson and Bob Blasi, long-standing members of the club, helped at the first Father’s Day barbecue in the mid 1970s and were doing their part again Monday.

  • Mills County LEC Bond Issue Vote Aug. 7

    Mills County residents will be going to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 7, to decide the fate of a $6.4 million bond issue that would fund construction of the Mills County Law Enforcement Center. The proposed facility would house a 24-bed county jail and the Mills County Sheriff’s administrative offices. The structure would replace the county’s existing 97-year-old jail and sheriff’s office on the east side of Glenwood’s Town Square.

  • Glenwood Summer Food Service Menu 6/13/12

    Glenwood Schools Summer Food Service Program
        The Summer Food Service Program is sponsored by the Glenwood Community School District and is free to all children ages 18 and under.
        Glenwood Middle School is located at 400 Sivers Road. Breakfast is served 8 - 9 a.m.; lunch from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
        Kid’s Place Daycare is located at 103 Central, at the Glenwood Resource Center campus. Breakfast is served 8 - 9 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. – noon. Limited seating is available.

  • Mills County Sheriff 6/13/12

        June 4 - Kiddie Arden Day Care of Hastings reported criminal mischief.
        June 4 - Rodney Hunt of Malvern reported a theft.
        June 4 - Jeffrey Wahle of Pacific Junction reported a theft.
        June 6 - Richard Godfrey of Hastings reported a theft.
        June 7 - Thomas Eden of Glenwood reported criminal mischief.
        June 7 - Donald McClenahan of Omaha reported criminal mischief.

  • Mills County District Court June 13, 2012

    Judge Greg Steensland
        Shanna Marie Black, Glenwood – child endangerment, pleaded guilty, deferred judgment, five years probation, ordered to undergo substance abuse evaluation, perform 250 hours of community service, pay $625 civil penalty, court costs and fees.
        Jerad K. Perkins, Pacific Junction – forgery, pleaded guilty, sentence suspended, one year probation, ordered to pay victim restitution, court costs and fees.

  • Mills County 4-H News Country Cousins

        The Country Cousins 4-H Club met June 4, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the Glenwood Park.   The meeting was called to order by historian, Sarah Jacobsen.  The pledge to the American flag was led by Andy Staiert and Michaela Staiert. The roll call was, “What is your favorite project area?” and was answered by 21 members. There were three leaders, one guest, and 10 parents present at the meeting. The secretary’s report was approved as given by Jessica Arnold. There was no treasurer’s report available.

  • Rams Advance To State Semifinals

    MUSCATINE - McKenzie Evans' goal in the fifth and final shot of a shootout lifted the Glenwood girls soccer team a to 1-1 (5-4) victory in the Class 2A quarterfinals at the Iowa State Girls Soccer Tournament on Thursday.

        The Rams will face North Scott in today's semifinals at 4:45 p.m. North Scott (11-9) handed Glenwood its lone loss, by a shootout, in May.

  • Lucy did her duty for both ‘teams’

                Amber Lucy’s eyes swelled as she fought back tears.

                Call them tears of joy and heartache.

                Lucy and her Glenwood girls soccer teammates had just won its third straight regional title game on Monday and qualified for the state soccer tournament. Teammates hugged, some cried, and the crowd of more than 300 on hand cheered the hometown Rams.

  • Mayberry Top Finisher in Supervisor Race

    Lonnie Mayberry and Ron Kohn were the top two finishers in the race for two seats on the board of supervisors in last Tuesday's Mills County Republican primary election.

        Mayberry received 985 votes, outdistancing incumbents Kohn (950 votes) and Joe Blankenship (569 votes). Mayberry and Kohn both advance to November's general election where they're likely to be unopposed to fill the two seats. No Democratic candidates were on the primary ballot and no other known candidates are seeking election at this time.

  • Father, Son Injured In Crash

        Two Mills County men were injured in a fatal crash Sunday morning on Interstate 29 near Crescent.
        Richard Miller, 49, of Pacific Junction was driving a 2001 Volkswagon Passat in the right lane of northbound I-29 around 9 a.m. when his vehicle was struck by another northbound vehicle, a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Joel Garcia-Lucero (age unknown) of Omaha. Garcia-Lucero was attempting to pass Miller when he lost control and crossed into the right lane, striking the Passat, according to a report from the Iowa State Patrol.