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Education

  • Mats For The Homeless

    A collaborative effort between Glenwood Community High School students and a crocheting group that meets regularly at Trinity Lutheran Church, will keep nearly 23,000 plastic grocery bags out of the landfill and roadside ditches while providing some winter warmth and comfort to more than a dozen homeless people in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area.

  • Speech Hall of Famer

    By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

    “Success breeds success” is the motto of Marrianne Driml.

    Driml certainly breeds success herself. She taught English, world literature and communications at Glenwood Community High School for 38 years, retiring in 2008. She coached the high school speech team for 31 years and still volunteers to help speech students.

    “I know I’ve coached 100 to 150 people,” Driml said.

  • School District In Process Of Replacing Administrator

    The Glenwood Community School District will proceed with hiring an interim director of student services following the recent resignation of Joseph Giangreco.

    Giangreco’s resignation was accepted by the board of education Sept. 9, just six days after he received his second ticket in 11 days for driving with a suspended license.

    Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray said the district posted for the director of student services position Sept. 12 and will begin looking immediately for an interim replacement for Giangreco.

  • 2013 Glenwood Homecoming Events

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 19
        - Alegent/Creighton Clinic homecoming celebration at 1203 S. Locust St. Games, hot dogs and other treats.

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 20
        - Glenwood Senior Center Homecoming Lunch (open to the public) served from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Roast beef and turkey, baked beans, cole slaw and pies. $8.
        - Glenwood Homecoming Parade, 1:30 p.m., on Town Square.

  • Glenwood Homecoming Activities

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 19
    - Alegent/Creighton Clinic homecoming celebration at 1203 S. Locust St. Games, hot dogs and other treats.

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 20
    - Glenwood Senior Center Homecoming Lunch (open to the public) served from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Roast beef and turkey, baked beans, cole slaw and pies. $8.
    - Glenwood Homecoming Parade, 1:30 p.m., on Town Square.
    - Glenwood Outcasts Tailgate Party, following the parade until 6 p.m., at Keg Creek Brewing Co. Meet the new outcast king and queen. Donations will be accepted to support the annual Outcast Scholarship Fund.

  • Blum, Bahr, Staiert Elected To School Board

    Incumbents Dave Blum and Ann Staiert along with newcomer Michelle Bahr have been elected to serve on the Glenwood School Board.

    Blum, Bahr and Staiert were the top three finishers for three at-large seats in Tuesday's school board election, tallying 283, 281 and 268 votes respectively. Incumbent Henry Clark finished in fourth place with 163 votes.
     

  • Administrator Resigns After Getting 2nd Ticket For DUS

    A Glenwood Community School District administrator has resigned after being ticketed a second time in 11 days for driving under a suspended license (DUS).

    The resignation of Joseph Giangreco, the district’s director of student services since 2009, was accepted Monday night following a 51-minute, closed-door discussion by the Glenwood Board of Education.

  • Legal Issues For School Administrator

    A Glenwood Community School District administrator was arrested last month on a nearly two-year-old Page County warrant for fifth-degree theft.

  • Early School Board Voting Underway

    Ballots for Glenwood and East Mills school district residents who would like to vote early or absentee in the Sept. 10 board of education elections are available at the Mills County Auditor’s Office in Glenwood. Early voters can cast their ballots Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. until Election Day.

    Mills County Auditor Carol Robertson said the last day absentee ballots will be mailed out is Friday, Sept. 6. Absentee ballot requests can be made by calling the auditor’s office at 527-3146.

  • Feeling At Home

    Genie Wickham and Shane Stephens have something more in common than being first-year principals in the Glenwood Community School District.

    For both Wickham and Stephens, Glenwood is a sort of homecoming.

    Wickham is a 1985 Glenwood Community High School graduate and Stephens, also a 1985 graduate, is a Stanton native who still calls southwest Iowa home after serving as an administrator in Davenport and Perry.