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  • Campus Life catching on with kids

    Campus Life is a relatively new organization in the Glenwood community, but the program it’s derived from is far from new.

    Youth For Christ (YFC), founded during World War II by ministers and evangelists as an international ministry, has branched off into several different programs over the past 70-plus years, with the Campus Life program serving as YFC’s bread and butter.

  • Faith at foundation of Danielle Pint’s 5-year cancer fight

      Danielle Pint has been battling cancer off and on since 2012. She’s had good days and bad days, but she’s never given up hope or lost faith in God.
        “It (faith) has been such a source of strength,” Danielle said last week as she openly discussed the details of her stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. “No matter what happens, it doesn’t change who God is in our life and the work that he’s doing.”

  • Abuse, neglect allegations lead to GRC staff firings

       Richard Crouch, president of the Glenwood Resource Center Parents and Family Group, said the findings of an investigation by the Iowa Department of Human Services (IDHS) have not changed his opinion about the care his son is receiving at the state-operated facility for individuals with profound physical and intellectual disabilities. Crouch’s son has resided at GRC for 30-plus years.

  • Tapping Into Success

    The first barrel of beer has been brewed at Keg Creek Brewing’s new production facility south of Glenwood.
        Panhead is a dark, 19th Century English-style porter that’s expected to be available to patrons of Glenwood’s hometown brewery in early 2017.
        “This is what we’ve been working toward,” said Randy Romens, one of four partners with ownership in the brewery that marked its fifth anniversary in 2016 by expanding its brewing operations to the former Kirsch Trucking building at 22381 221st St.

  • Leaving The Courthouse

        The history books will show Ron Kohn’s tenure on the board of supervisors has been a time of change and growth for Mills County.
        Kohn, 73, is wrapping up his 12th and final year on the board this week and the retired school teacher will walk away from the courthouse knowing that in many ways the county is in better shape than the day he took office in January 2005.  

  • RAM BREWS

    A new coffee shop is open in Glenwood.

    And they deliver.

    The Ram Brew Coffee Shop in Glenwood Community High School offers coffee delivery to teachers right to their classroom at the school. The shop is staffed by special education students who learn valuable work and social skills while working in the coffee shop housed in the school’s main floor concession stand.

  • First-degree Murder Conviction

    An Ohio man could spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty of first-degree murder in the September shooting death of a Glenwood teen.

    A Mills County jury deliberated for about two and one-half hours Friday before announcing its “guilty” verdict in the state’s case against Mark Alan Troutman, 27, of Sylvania, Ohio.

  • Murder Trial Begins In Glenwood

    Opening arguments were heard in a trial Tuesday afternoon at the Mills County Courthouse for a 27-year-old Ohio man charged with first-degree murder.

    Mark Alan Troutman is accused of fatally shooting 18-year-old Kathryn “Katie” Weber-Kuhl outside the Linnwood Estates Assisted Living facility last September.

  • Construction progress being made on Lakin Community Center site

    MALVERN -  The footings are in and the underground infrastructure is coming together at the construction site for the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center on the Mills County Fairgrounds.

  • Congressman hears plan for Glen Haven Village

    U.S. Rep. David Young said he’s impressed with the plan to bring the proposed Glen Haven Village skilled nursing care facility to the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center (GRC).

    Last week, Iowa’s 3rd District congressman listened to a presentation about the $3.2 million project, given by Larry Raabe, a member of the Glen Haven Home Board of Directors.