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  • Glenwood councilman Craig Florian seeks seat in legislature

    Craig Florian, a life-long resident of southwest Iowa and 13-year member of the Glenwood City Council, has announced his candidacy for the 23rd District seat in the Iowa House of Representatives. Florian, a Democrat, is seeking the seat currently occupied by Republican David Sieck, also of Glen-wood. Sieck is running for re-election.

  • Yes, that was an earthquake you felt

    If you thought your bed was swaying, the mirror was moving or the ceiling fan was shaking Saturday morning, it wasn’t a dream. It was an earthquake.

    The effects of a 5.6 magnitude earthquake near Pawnee, Okla., shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday were felt as far away as Iowa and Nebraska to the north and Arizona to the west.

  • Glenwood 2-0 after 40-6 win

    Glenwood turned in another dominating defensive effort and its second straight 40-point performance on offense en route to a 40-6 triumph over visiting Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson Friday night at Ram Memorial Field.

    The Rams improved to 2-0 by winning a contest they controlled from the start.

  • Fremont-Mills dominates in 43-8 victory over Stanton

    TABOR - Turnovers, any coach will tell you, often tell the tale of wins and losses in football.

    The rule is simple: commit fewer turnovers than your opponent, your chances for winning considerable improve.

    Fremont-Mills proved that rule true by forcing four first half turnovers – including three interceptions by Carter Jennings – and converting three into touchdowns and rolling to a 43-0 halftime lead in a 43-8 victory over Stanton in Eight-man football Friday.

  • Kissel gets $11,934 in comp pay

    More than six months after his termination, the city of Glenwood has reached a financial settlement agreement with former city administrator Brian Kissel.

  • Holiday marks end of first aquatic center season

    Glenwood’s first outdoor swimming season in more than a decade officially came to a close on Labor Day.
        After several days of fall-like weather, summer temperatures returned Monday just in time to give swimmers a hot day to put an exclamation mark on the inaugural eight-week season at the Glenwood Aquatic Center.
        The $5 million facility, located adjacent to Glenwood Community High School, has been a popular destination for youngsters and families since opening July 8.

  • ‘Scaled back’ activities complex subject of Sept. 7 forum

    The Glenwood Booster Club is holding an informational meeting Sept. 7 about the proposed new Glenwood Activities Complex and a recently-completed feasibility study.

    Last fall, the booster club presented an ambitious, privately funded $5.2 million plan for a top-to-bottom overhaul of the current athletic complex that houses Ram Memorial Field, A.C Nuckolls Baseball Field and  the softball field that could serve the district for the next 30 to 40 years.

  • Retired priest who served in Glenwood faces charges of invasion of privacy

    A retired priest, who served for 10 years as pastor at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Glenwood, has been charged with five counts of invasion of privacy, a serious misdemeanor, and suspended indefinitely from performing public ministry.

    Rev. Paul Monahan, 83, who currently serves as a volunteer chaplain at St. Albert Catholic School in Council Bluffs, was arrested last week. The charges, filed by the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, stem from an alleged incident at a high school track meet last April in Treynor.

  • Not quite RAGBRAI, but . . .

    Billed as the “ultimate summer sendoff bicycle party,” more than 500 bicyclists from Iowa and surrounding states converged on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail last weekend for two days of cycling and music.

    The second annual “Pedaler’s Jamboree Iowa” began Saturday morning for a two-day round-trip journey between Mineola and Shenandoah. The event included an overnight stay in Shenandoah along with live music and refreshments at communities along the trail.

  • Outdoor classroom taking shape at GCHS

    After years of discussions, plans and grant proposals, Glenwood Community High School’s long gestating outdoor classroom took a giant leap forward last week.

    The project saw dirt work completed, planting beds installed and concrete poured in two slabs in the high school’s courtyard that will serve as outdoor learning areas for classes as varied as art, science and English.