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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Earlier Start To School Year Approved

     The Glenwood Community Schools will start classes two weeks earlier in August than it did for the 2013-14 school year.

    The Glenwood School Board voted unanimously Friday to move up the start of school for grades 3-12 to Aug. 13 and Aug. 14 for grades K-2 for the 2014-2015 school year. The current school year began Aug. 26 for grades 3-12 and Aug. 27 for K-2.

  • Mills County Man Charged With Attempted Murder

     A 35-year-old Pacific Junction man is facing multiple charges, including attempted murder, after fleeing from law enforcement officers and ramming a Mills County Sheriff’s SUV while the deputy was standing near the vehicle.

    Myron Lee Brandon is facing charges of attempted murder, eluding, criminal mischief, second-degree theft and third-degree burglary.

  • Howell earns win at state

    The East Mills wresting team placed 69th at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament last weekend.

    The Wolverines got a consolation round victory by heavyweight David Howell for their three team points. East Mills tied with Alta-Aurelia, Northrund Kensett, Sigourney-Keota, Southwest Iowa, Wayne-Corydon and West Sioux for 69th place.

    “I felt like we wrestled pretty well,” said East Mills coach Claude Lang. “Every match we wrestled was really close. We were one move away from winning just about every match.”

  • Titans ends Rams’ season in regionals

    Council Bluffs Lewis Central girls basketball used a 13-5 third quarter run to pull away in a tightly contested Class 4A Region 8 38-32 semifinal victory over Glenwood in Council Bluffs Saturday.

    “It was a tight game all the way and very low scoring,” Glenwood coach Barry Loeffelbein said. “There was some good defense; neither of us could make shots and they got hot in the second quarter. We came back a bit but we couldn’t get shots to fall.”

  • Viqueens too much for Knights in regional semifinals

    RED OAK – Carmen Subbert scored 27 points to lead Stanton past Fremont-Mills 52-29 in the Class 1A girls regional girls basketball final Friday in Red Oak.

    Subbert’s 27 points came on 11-of-19 shooting. The senior added seven rebounds and three blocks to put the Viqueens in the regional finals and one game from a state tournament bid.

    “It feels good,” Subbert said after the game. “It’s been a long time since we’ve been to the finals. Just to get this far is a great accomplishment.”

  • Rams roll in districts with 79-36 victory

    ATLANTIC - Jacob Lewis and Corey Bertini combined for 38 points and Glenwood opened the game on a 21-5 run in a very business-like 79-36 dismantling of Winterset Monday night in the Class 3A, District 16 opening round in Atlantic.

    “I felt good with our approach and focus tonight,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte after the game. “We set the tone early that first quarter and maintained that for 32 minutes.”

  • Clark, Malcom earn first state victories

    DES MOINES – Josh Clark and Matt Malcom both earned their first wins at state but the Glenwood wrestling team missed out on a medal for the third straight season at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines last weekend.
    Bettendorf edged 2013 champion Southeast Polk for the traditional state team title by just four points in the team standings.