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  • 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.

  • County-wide Trail System Discussed

    Later this year, Mills County residents will likely be asked to give their opinion on the possible establishment of a county-wide trail system, one that would link the entire county to the 63-mile Wabash Trace Nature Trail.

    “It’s an idea that’s just being discussed and explored at this point,” Anne Smith of the Mills County Public Health Office said Friday. “We’re still in the early stages of exploring to see if people would want a county-wide trail system in Mills County.”

  • On With Life aiding families dealing with brain injuries

    Bright-eyed, 22-year-old On With Life resident Zach Jackson is sitting in a recliner laughing at an episode of the Simpsons. He recently went to World of Wheels and had a grand time looking at the cars.

    In 2009, Jackson was an average 18-year old. He was studying finance at Bossier Parish Community College in his home state of Louisiana and had been working at Home Depot, where he was named “Friendliest Cashier.”

  • County’s budget, taxes up slightly

    Sometimes numbers don’t tell the whole story.

  • Citizen Of The Year

    The voice behind Glenwood’s annual Homecoming celebration is the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Citizen of the Year.

    Gordon Woodrow will be recognized along with other award recipients at the chamber’s annual community betterment and beautification dinner Thursday evening, March 14, at Bella Terre Reception and Vineyard. For years, Woodrow has been the voice of Glenwood at the community’s annual Homecoming Parade, Ram football, high school marching band and several other sports and activities throughout the Glenwood community.

  • Winter Not Going Away

    Winter isn’t going away anytime soon.

    That’s the message Mother Nature has been sending over the past week as a pair of winter storms barreled through the nation’s midsection. The first storm came through Thursday and early Friday morning, dropping 8 inches of snow in the Glenwood area and over 9 inches in other areas of southwest Iowa.