Local News

  • Chicken ordinance moving forward despite petition

    A petition signed by more than 200 residents wasn’t enough to stop the Glenwood City Council from passing the second reading of an ordinance that will allow citizens to harbor chickens and have chicken coops within the city limits.

  • Rockin’ To The Hall of Fame

    Mills County native John Scherle was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association’s Hall of Fame induction last month in Arnolds Park. The Labor Day Weekend event, which included music performed by IRRMA Hall of Fame inductees, took place at the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Museum.

    “It was quite an honor,” Scherle said. “Bill Hillman of Shenandoah is on the board of the IRRMA and he nominated me. I am grateful to him for doing that.”

  • Early voting under way at county auditor’s office

    Early voting is under way in Iowa for the Nov. 8 general election.
    The first Mills County ballot of the 2016 general election was cast Thursday morning at the Mills County Auditor’s Office by Glenwood resident Jackie Blasdel.

    Early voting will be taking place during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) at the county auditor’s office until Monday, Nov. 7. The office will also be open for voting on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Renovated, expanded senior center opens in Glenwood

    Senior citizens in Glenwood have a new gathering place to call their own.

    The Bloom Senior Center officially opened Monday morning at 20 N. Vine St., on the northeast corner of Town Square.

    “You’re at home as soon as you walk in,” former Senior Center manager and longtime volunteer Ted Smith said.

  • Glen Haven Village Proponents Encouraged By Support

    With nearly 80 percent of the capital campaign goal reached, proponents of the proposed Glen Haven Village skilled nursing center are increasingly optimistic the $3.2 million project will become a reality.

  • Shooting Suspect Was Released From Probation In August

    Just four weeks before Mark Troutman allegedly shot and killed Kathryn Weber-Kuhl, the Lucas County, Ohio Probation Office released the 27-year-old from probation following his successful completion of a diversion program that included treatment for an addiction to prescription pain killers.

  • City Council Moving Forward With Chicken Ordinance Despite Opposition

    After weeks of on-again, off again debate, the Glenwood City Council has passed the first of three readings of an ordinance that would allow residents to raise and coop chickens within the city limits.

    The reading passed by a 3-2 vote following some heated discussion at the council’s regular meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 13. Council members Jessie Lundvall, who initiated the legislation last spring, Craig Florian and Wade Rodman voted in favor of the measure. Dan McComb and Susan Hirschman voted “no.”

  • Shooting Claims Life of Glenwood Teen

    A 27-year-old Ohio man is accused of fatally shooting 18-year-old Kathryn Lauren Weber-Kuhl of Glenwood Saturday evening outside the Linnwood Estates assisted living facility where she was employed.

    Mark Alan Troutman, of Sylvania, Ohio, was arrested less than 90 minutes after the incident.

  • Victim, Suspect Identified In Fatal Shooting

    Sunday afternoon, the Glenwood Police Department identified the victim and a suspect charged in a fatal shooting Saturday evening on the 700 block of N. Linn Street in Glenwood.

  • State patrol still investigating fatal bike crash

    A spokesperson for the Iowa State Patrol (ISP) said Monday the agency is continuing its investigation into a July 24 collision on U.S. Highway 34 in western Mills County that claimed the life of a 72-year-old bicyclist.

    Wayne L. Ezell of Jacksonville, Fla., was traveling west with another bicyclist near the 2 mile marker on Highway 34, between Interstate 29 and the Missouri River bridge, around 6:40 a.m. when he was struck from behind by a 2012 GMC pickup truck driven by Robb W. Philippus, 34, of Glenwood. Ezell was pronounced dead at the scene.