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Today's Features

  • Glenwood’s $5 million outdoor aquatic center, located adjacent to the auxiliary gymnasium at Glenwood Community High School, will open to the public following a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon, July 8.

    Mary Gunderson, a longtime advocate for the outdoor swimming pool project, said the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m.

    The pool will open around 1 p.m.

  • The third annual Blues & Brews festival will take center stage Sunday in Glenwood.

    The celebration of Blues music and Iowa craft beers has become an Independence Day tradition and is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to Glenwood Lake Park.

    “It’s a fundraiser for the Mills County Trails System,” organizer Randy Romens said. “It’s been a success, but we couldn’t do it without the volunteers and the corporate sponsors we get. The sponsors make it possible.”

  • More than 500 participants in the ninth annual “Bikers For Boobies” poker run converged on Glenwood Saturday afternoon to help raise money for the fight against breast cancer and to bring awareness to the disease.

    Glenwood’s Keg Creek Brewing Co. was one of five stops on the event that began in Omaha and passed through southwest Iowa before concluding Saturday night in Ralston, Neb.

  • MALVERN - Carrie “Avis” Jones isn’t surprised that she’s lived to be 100 years old.
    It’s in her genes.

  • The late Elvis Presley, who would have turned 80 Thursday, has been an integral part of Craig Florian’s life for as long as the 46-year-old Glenwood city councilman can remember.

    Florian’s first exposure to the king of rock and roll came as a child in the 1970s  when he often listened to his mother’s Elvis Presley record albums. In high school, Florian had an Elvis-related role in “Bye, Bye Birdie.”

  • Something magical happened Saturday evening outside a castle tucked away in the Loess Hills.

    Gary Giaffoglione walked side-by-side with his little girl down the aisle on her wedding day – a father’s dream that was seemingly shattered in March 2008 when an automobile accident left Gina, his only daughter, fighting for her life and paralyzed from the waist down.

    On this cool, late summer’s evening 6 1/2 years later, in the presence of family and friends, Gary and Gina made their dream a reality.

  • By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

    Adahmariyah Kelley sits in a rocking chair away from other people in the room and braids her hair into two plaits, quietly surrounded by books. She has patiently answered questions for nearly an hour, when suddenly one question about pets captures her attention.

    “I know it’s weird, but I had a pet grasshopper,” Kelley said. “He lived in a huge fish tank in my room.
    Her mother, Melissa, smiled to herself.

    “Well, it was a terrarium, not a fish tank,” Adahmariyah said.

  • 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).

  • By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

  •  Mills County Courthouse employees said goodbye and offered their well wishes to a familiar face last week.

    Janice Johansen, a secretary in the county attorney’s office for more than 25 years, officially entered retirement Friday afternoon after being honored at a reception in the board of supervisors meeting room.