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  • Council approves swimming rates for Glenwood Aquatic Center

    The Glenwood City Council has approved rates for the 2018 swimming season at the Glenwood Aquatic Center.

    The following rates were approved in a resolution passed by the city council at its regular meeting Tuesday, March 27:

  • Drug conviction earns Glenwood man 20 years in prison

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - A 36-year-old Glenwood man was sentenced in United States District Court last week to serve 20 years in prison after being convicted of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine.

    David Joseph Jay III appeared before U.S. District Court Judge John A. Jarvey on Thursday. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Iowa. In addition to the 20-year sentence, Jay was ordered to serve 10 years of supervised probation following his release.

  • Child sexual abuse gets Persia man 3 life sentences for Persia, Iowa man

    A 43-year-old Persia , Iowa, man was sentenced to serve three life sentences without the possibility of parole on Monday, less than a month after being found guilty by a Mills County jury  of sexual abuse of a child.

  • Band making 15th consecutive appearance at Iowa Jazz Championships

    The Glenwood Community High School Jazz Band has earned a spot in the Iowa Jazz Championships (IJC) for a 15th straight year. The 43rd annual Iowa Jazz Championships will take place April 5, in Ames.

    The Glenwood band, under the direction of Dan Schoening, has placed in the Top 10 in each of  its 14 previous appearances and in the Top 5 three of the past four years.

  • Glenwood native to read her children’s book at elementary school, library

    A Glenwood Community High School graduate will be returning to her hometown next week to read a children’s book she’s authored to students at Northeast Elementary School and youngsters at the Glenwood Public Library.

    Kerri (Hamsher) Urban, 1993 GCHS graduate, is an elementary school teacher and mother of two children. She resides in Byers, Colo., a small community about 30 miles east of Denver.

  • Chamber executive director Linda Washburn stepping down after 18 years on job

    Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director  Linda Washburn will be leaving the position at the end of May.

    Washburn, who has served as the chamber’s executive director for 18 years, said Monday she’s accepted a new position at Loess Hills Funeral Home.

  • Date for Blues & Brews pushed back to August

    Glenwood will be singing the blues later than normal this summer.
    The annual Blues & Brews celebration, normally held at Glenwood Lake Park on or around the 4th of July, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 25, this year, event organizer Randy Romens told the Glenwood City last week.
    Romens said he and other Blues & Brews organizers believe moving the event away from the 4th of July holiday will boost attendance for the celebration that features the music of popular blues bands and craft beers from throughout the region.

  • The beat goes on for GCHS senior Gavin Rodgers

    Officially, Gavin Rodgers started drumming in the sixth grade.

    Unofficially, he’s been banging and clanging since he was a young child.

    “We had this old family video of me with a little drum set I got when I was 5 years old,” the Glenwood Community High School senior recalled. “You can hear some people in the background saying, ‘When are you going to stop hitting that thing?’”

  • Firearms for teachers, tax reform among issues discussed at forum

    Republican lawmakers representing southwest Iowa were greeted by a sparse but engaging audience Saturday morning at Glenwood City Hall to discuss legislation being considered in the Iowa Legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives.

    U.S. Rep. David Young joined State Rep. David Sieck and State Sen. Mark Costello for a legislative coffee hosted by the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce. The elected officials discussed a variety of issues being addressed in Congress and at the statehouse in Des Moines.

  • County open to sharing its attorney with Fremont Co.

    Officials from Mills and Fremont counties are continuing discussions regarding a 28-E agreement that would allow for the sharing of county attorney services.

    Mills County Supervisor Richard Crouch said the agreement is a work in progress.

    “We’ve been working on this for some time with them (Fremont County),” Crouch said.