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  • Supreme Courts

    Basketball and tennis players in Glenwood have some refurbished courts to perfect their talents on thanks to the commitment of the Glenwood Park Board and a substantial donation from the Glenwood Optimist Club.

    The outdoor basketball court and two tennis courts at the city’s recreation complex on the east edge of town were recently resurfaced with an acrylic overlay, repainted and restriped by a team of workers from Nebraska City-based Tennis Courts Unlimited.

  • Dr. Rishel Retires

    Practicing veterinary medicine in Glenwood has been a passion and a privilege for Dr. William Rishel.

    “It’s not just a job, it’s a way of life,” Rishel said last week as he reflected on his 41-year-career at the Glenwood Veterinary Clinic that came to a close Monday with his retirement. “It’s a bittersweet-type thing. This has been my love for 41 years. It will be different, but I think it will be a good different. I won’t know what else is out there because I just don’t have time to do anything else right now.”

  • Child Care Provider Facing Felony Charge

    A 25-year-old Glenwood woman has been charged with child endangerment after allegedly causing extensive injuries to a 9-month-old in her care.

    Alyce Finn, 25, was charged with child endangerment resulting in serious injury, a Class C felony, June 9. After turning herself in to authorities last Tuesday, Finn was released with a promise to appear in court June 24. Her trial is set for Aug. 26. A Class C felony is punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.

  • Crouch, McSorley Claim Primary Victories

    Incumbent Richard Crouch defeated challenger Thomas Pina, 820-414, in Tuesday's Republican Party primary for a seat on the Mills County Board of Supervisors.

    In the Republican race for county attorney, Tricia McSorley was the winner over Ashley Kissel, 877-354.

    County recorder candidate Lisa Tallman (1,049 votes) and incumbent county treasurer candidate Becky Dix Killpack (1,111 votes) were both unopposed in the Republican primary.

  • Former GCHS Teacher Arrested

    Criminal charges have been filed against a former Glenwood Community High School social studies teacher.

    Russell Crouch, 38, is facing charges of sexual exploitation by a school employee, an aggravated misdemeanor, and supplying alcohol to a minor, a serious misdemeanor. He was arrested Friday afternoon after turning himself in to authorities. If convicted of the charges, Crouch could face up to three years in prison and possible fines up to $6,250. He would also have to register as a sex offender.

  • Glenwood teacher resigns after being placed on administrative leave

    A popular teacher and speech coach at Glenwood Community High School has resigned after being place on administrative leave pending the results of an internal investigation.

    Russell Crouch, who has taught history at the high school since 2006, tendered his resignation two days after being placed on paid administrative leave. The Glenwood School Board accepted Crouch’s resignation at a May 22 special board meeting. Crouch was not present at the meeting.

  • Kidnapping, Sex Assault, Indecent Contact Charges Filed Against 66-year-old Glenwood Man

     A 66-year-old Glenwood man was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree kidnapping, two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and indecent contact with a child.

    Daniel L. Walden, who resides at 1414 Gateway Dr., is accused of sexually abusing a child under the age of 12 after luring the child into his home. The age and gender of the victim is not being released to protect the child’s privacy, Mills County Attorney Eric Hansen said.

  • Aquatic Center Proponents Not Throwing In The Towel

    Despite failing to pass a $4.7 million bond issue for construction of an outdoor aquatic center in Glenwood, proponents of the project say they’re encouraged by results of the May 6 special election and intend to bring  it to another public vote in the future.

    The bond issue received the support of 52 percent of city of Glenwood voters. The “Yes” votes outnumbered the “No” votes 503-465, but Iowa law requires approval of at least 60 percent of voters to pass a bond issue.

  • Governor Branstad Lauds Highway Beautification Efforts

    Sunny skies and mild temperatures greeted Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds Friday afternoon as they joined the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the state’s Adopt-A-Highway program. The 30-minute commemoration took place at the Mile Hill Lake overlook southwest of Glenwood.

    The statewide roadside beautification program was launched May 23, 1989, in Mills County when the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce adopted a two-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 34 east of Interstate 29.

  • Lakin Foundation Commits $1 Million To Mills County Community Center Building

    The $2.5 million Mills County Community Center building proposed for the Mills County Fairgrounds in Malvern got a major shot in the arm last week when the Charles E. Lakin Foundation announced it was committing $1 million to the project.