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Local News

  • Governor surveys Hwy 34 Bridge progress

    Gov. Terry Brandstad got an up-close and personal look at on-going construction of the Highway 34 Bridge in western Mills County on Friday.

    Iowa Department of Transportation officials gave Branstad a guided tour of the concrete pylons being poured along the Missouri River. It was the governor’s first look at the $150 million bridge project since last summer.

  • Barrus Road Truck Traffic Fuels Concerns

    MINEOLA - Mills County Engineer Kevin Mayberry said his office has fielded numerous complaints about the heavy truck traffic on Barrus Road, but believes the concerns expressed by area residents are being addressed.

    “We do deal with complaints, pretty much every week,” Mayberry said. “There are things we try to address and make adjustments on.”

  • Courthouse Completion In August

    The renovation and construction work taking place at the Mills County Courthouse is on schedule to be completed this summer.

    Mills County Supervisor Richard Crouch and Mills County Auditor Carol Robertson said the addition to the east side of the building and renovation work taking place within the existing structure is expected to be completed in August.

  • Moms at Home, Moms at Work

      Mother.  
      The woman who traditionally bakes cookies, bandages boo-boos, tells her kids to pick up their bedrooms and so much more.  Many people mature, leave home and then see their parents occasionally.
      The three mothers in this story all have their daughters beside them in the workplace. The three daughters are all very grateful to have their mothers there, learning life’s lessons – even as adults.

  • Former Glenwood Heights undergoing facelift

      Jerry Moore has a vision for Glenwood Heights.
      Not the least of which was the name of the apartment complex at 301 Ebaugh St. that had fallen into disrepair and was plagued by what Moore called “a bad element” under previous owners.

  • Minding her own bee's wax

    Meghan Gray is a quiet, polite, 18-year-old.  The high school senior studies AP English and advanced chemistry at Glenwood Community High, and also studies psychology and sociology in the afternoons at Iowa Western Community College.  She eventually plans to study veterinary medicine at Iowa State University.

  • City may ban all tobacco at parks

    It’s already illegal to smoke at city parks and ball fields and in city buildings and vehicles.

    A pending amendment to the city code of ordinances will soon outlaw all tobacco products at city parks. At the recommendation of the Mills County Public Health Office (MCPH), the city has agreed to amend its smoking / tobacco ordinance and replace signage at Glenwood Lake Park and Hiley-Kiwanis Park. Current signs indicate the parks “smoke free” as mandated by the Smoke Free Air Act of 2008.

  • GCHS selects new principal

    Glenwood Community High School has found it’s new principal.

    Gregory “Shane” Stephens was offered and accepted the principal position on Sunday. The hiring of Stephens will become official when formally approved by the Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors at its May 13 board meeting.

    Stephens, a Stanton native, currently serves as Dean of Students and Assistant Principal at Perry High School.

  • 'Chaos and Panic'

    Dave Swanson’s first experience at running the Boston Marathon was memorable – just not for the right reasons.

     “It was great for a couple hours, but then everything changed,” the 1982 Glenwood Community High School graduate said Sunday as he reflected on the terrifying aftermath of the April 15 bomb blasts that marred the world’s most-celebrated marathon.

  • Life Sentence

    A 36-year-old Glenwood man found guilty of first-degree murder in the July 2011 death of his 5-month-old son has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

        Jason Curtis’ sentence was handed down Friday in Council Bluffs by District Court Judge Mark Eveloff after a motion for a new trial made by Curtis’ attorney Mike Williams was denied.