• School Budget Set Despite Uncertainty Over State Aid

    The Glenwood Board of Education approved its 2015-16 school district budget Monday, April 13, despite not having a firm commitment from the Iowa Legislature on how much supplemental aid the state will be allotting.

  • Investigation Continues Into Sunday Evening Shooting Incident Involving Glenwood Principal

    Law enforcement officials are continuing their investigation into a Sunday evening altercation in Glenwood that resulted in gunfire and left three people hospitalized, including Glenwood Community High School principal Richard Hutchinson. The incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. near Hutchinson's residence at 209 N. Myrtle St., but few details about the incident have been released to the public.

  • School District Rolling Out New Youtube Policy

    In a compromise reached by the Glenwood School Board, the Glenwood Community School district is revising its social media access policy for teachers and students for a three-month trial period.

    In the board’s regular meeting last Monday in the high school media center, the board voted 4-0 to adopt a three-pronged plan to grant access to Youtube.com, the popular video sharing website, for all district teachers and ninth through 12th graders while allowing limited access to middle schoolers.

  • Humidity Slows Completion Of Auxiliary Gym

    The new Glenwood Community High School auxiliary gym is still a month from being completed.

    After a 30-day setback in the early stages of construction last fall and another delay this summer in the installation of the gymnasium floor, the auxiliary gym now likely won’t be completed until mid-October, Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray said last week.

  • 14 Votes Decide Glenwood School Board Race

    Newcomer Curt Becker and incumbent Theresa Romens were elected to fill a pair of at-large seats on the Glenwood Board of Education Tuesday, Sept. 8.

    Becker was the clear-cut winner, receiving 437 votes. Romens, the longtime president of the board, defeated former school board member Henry Clark by 14 votes, 342-328, to claim the second seat.

    In the East Mills School Board race, Tim Jackson was elected to the DD2 seat with 361 votes. Matthew Urban received 267 votes and Michael Irvin tallied 38. Janet Zanders was unopposed for the DD1 seat and received 541 votes.

  • GCHS Student A Merit Scholar Semifinalist

    Glenwood Community High School senior Jessica Arnold has been named a semifinalist in the distinguished National Merit Scholarship program.

    Arnold, the daughter of Gary and Kim Arnold, is among 16,000 national semifinalists who will have the opportunity to compete for 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million. The scholarships will be awarded next spring.

  • Fremont-Mills will ask voters for $3.6 bond issue on Sept. 8

    On Sept. 8, Fremont-Mills Community School District voters will head to the voting booths to decide the fate of a $3.6 million bond the district plans to use for a new early childhood center, an auditorium and an additional parking.

    The project came out of discussions between the board and the School Improvement Advisory Committee.

  • Glenwood's Field Of Dreams?

    A state-of-the-art, privately-funded football stadium and sports complex featuring an artificial field surface and multi-tiered grandstand with a mezzanine view.

    An expanded press box, locker, meeting and training rooms, new bleachers for home and visitors sides with seating up to 2,700, including 84 premium seats.

    A scenic path linked by a pedestrian bridge to a natural prairie, more parking and a dedicated bus and vehicle unloading zone.

  • Three Candidates Seek Two Seats On School Board

    Incumbent Theresa Romens and two other candidates will compete for a pair of seats on the Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors in the Sept. 8 school board elections.

    Romens, who has served on the Glenwood school board since 2004 and as president since 2008, along with Henry Clark and Curt Becker have filed the necessary paperwork to seek the two at-large seats open this year in Glenwood.

    Clark previously served on the school board from 2009-2012.

  • New East Mills Principal Eager For Start Of School Year

    MALVERN - Linda Rempe has spent most of her career in education 1,800 miles from her hometown in southeastern Iowa.

    But the Bonaparte native still calls Iowa home.

    Rempe was formally hired as the new East Mills Middle-High School principal on June 22. She succeeds out-going principal Andy Irwin, who accepted the activities director position at Shenandoah High School this spring.

    Rempe’s first official day on the job was July 1.