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Today's News

  • Judge Orders Closure Of Faith Ridge Life Center

    MALVERN - Faith Ridge Life Center, a 51-bed skilled nursing facility in Malvern, and 21-bed Kevington Lane in Sidney will close later this year as a result of the owner’s ongoing financial woes and legal struggles with the state of Iowa.

    Mary Morse-Bolton and her two facilities owe the state over $400,000 in Medicaid overpayments and health care taxes, according to lawyers and representatives of the Iowa Department of Human Services. On Friday, a district court judge in Des Moines honored the state’s request to begin the process of closing the facilities.

  • Class 1A State Preview: East Mills vs. Dunkerton

    In its first state trip ever, the East Mills Wolverines (23-3) have a “tall” challenge in first round opponent, Dunkerton (25-1)

  • Glenwood Police Reports 3/05/14

    Incidents
        Feb. 25 - McDonald’s of Glenwood reported a theft.

    Accidents
        Feb. 22 - A vehicle driven by Linda Dean of Glenwood was backing out of a driveway on Hickory Ridge drive when Dean’s vehicle struck a legally parked vehicle.

  • Mills County Sheriff Reports 3/05/14

    Incidents
        Feb. 27 - James Holmes of Pacific Junction reported an identity theft.
        Feb. 27- Chase Prime of Columbus, Ohio reported a theft.
        Feb. 28 - Justin Spahn of Glenwood reported an identity theft.

    Accidents

  • Rams can’t get past Cyclones in substate final

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - This time, it was the second run that got Glenwood.

    In it’s two previous meeting with Harlan, the Rams were out-scored 36-11 in the first quarter of a pair of regular season losses.

    In Monday’ substate match up, with a state tournament bid on the line, the Cyclones opened the game on a 13-2 run. Glenwood weathered that storm, out-scored Harlan 17-11 in the second quarter and trailed just 24-19 at the half.
    Then the third quarter happened.

  • Mills County District Cour 3/05/14

    Judge James Heckerman
        Justin R. Wright, Glenwood – probation revoked on original charge of domestic abuse assault, second offense; ordered to receive care at inpatient treatment program before placement in correctional facility, ordered to pay court costs and fees.
        Hope Rae Blevins, Ashland, Neb. – held in contempt of court for violation of probation, sentenced to 180 days in county jail with credit for time already served, released from probation, ordered to pay court costs and fees.

  • Wolverines headed to state basketball

    ATLANTIC - “I was like, please go in.”

    That was the thought running through Noah Meyer’s mind as he put up a potentially game-tying shot with under a second to go in regulation of East Mills’ Class 1A substate final versus Nodaway Valley.

  • Nebraska Man Found Guilty Of Sex Abuse Charges Against Children

    A Mills County jury needed  less than an hour of deliberations last week to find a Nebraska man guilty of sexual abuse charges against  two children.

    John R. Schondelmeyer, 64, of Bellevue, Neb., was found guilty of two counts of second-degree sexual abuse, a Class B felony, and two counts of lascivious acts with a child, a Class C felony. His trial lasted just one day and included emotional and descriptive testimony from two female victims, who were 7 and 8 years old at the time the crimes were committed in their home last September.

  • Annie Jr. On Masquers' Stage

     Since the first of January, the Mills Masquers have been preparing their 34th annual Winter Musical – “Annie Jr.”

    Craig Florian returns to the director’s chair for the first time since 2012’s “Bye, Bye Birdie” and once again Florian has assembled a talented and diverse cast that combines both seasoned theater veterans and fresh newcomers. 

    Starring in her first production, Sydney Major steps into the well-worn shoes of the iconic rags-to-riches girl, Little Orphan Annie. 

  • Plea Agreement For Man Hunting Squirrels Near School

     A 66-year-old Glenwood man will not go to prison for carrying a gun on school grounds.

    Lyle Hillhouse was carrying a 12-gauge shotgun when he was arrested  near the Glenwood Middle School Dec. 2. Hillhouse was initially charged with carrying a weapon on school grounds, a Class D felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.

    Hillhouse, who was arrested on school district property near the Keg Creek pedestrian bridge, told arresting officers he was intending to use the gun to hunt squirrels.