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Local News

  • March Ground-breaking Planned For Love's Travel Stop

    A ground-breaking ceremony for the Love’s travel stop being planned for the Interstate 29/Highway 34 interchange in western Mills County has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, at 10 a.m., according to Linda Washburn, executive director of the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

    The Love’s complex will be built west of the interchange along the north side of Highway 34 near the 188th Street intersection.

  • Former GHS Principal Bob Blasi Served His Community In Many Capacities

    Bob Blasi retired from a 33-year career in education in 1992, but he never stopped working or giving back to his community.

    If he wasn’t working his part-time job as a greeter at the Bass Pro store in Council Bluffs, he was probably preparing the meal for a special function at the Glenwood American Legion Hall,  running the kitchen for one of the Glenwood Optimist Club’s youth sporting events, helping coordinate the club’s annual sweet corn sales or volunteering for a project at his church.

  • Congressman Visits Malvern's Main Street

    MALVERN - Iowa Third District U.S. Congressman David Young was in Malvern last Wednesday visiting a handful of area businesses and sharing his thoughts on rural economic development, agricultural regulation and the 115th Congress.

  • Pickleball could breathe new life into tennis courts

    The Glenwood City Council has been asked to give its blessing to a proposal that would breathe new life into the city’s deteriorated tennis courts on South Vine Street.

    Dr. Jacque Young told council members last week that the Southwest Iowa Pickleball Club is pursuing grants and other private funding that would finance the renovation of the tennis courts into six pickleball courts.

  • School district adopting 'Epinephrine policy'

    The Glenwood Community School district is implementing a policy throughout the district that would allow authorized school personnel to respond to life-threatening allergic reactions.

  • Mills County survives winter ice storm

    It turns out the Great Winter Ice Storm of 2017 didn’t pack the punch some forecasters had predicted.

    The slow-moving storm made its way through the Central Plains Sunday and Monday, but didn’t create the problems many had feared. 

    Rain, drizzle and cold temperatures blanketed the region for more than 24 hours from Sunday afternoon into Monday evening, but  only a handful of ice-related incidents  were reported in Mills County.

  • GRC issued conditional license, fined $40,000

      The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals has fined the Glenwood Resource Center $40,000 and issued a conditional license to the state-operated facility that serves 230 clients with profound physical and mental disabilities.

  • Campus Life catching on with kids

    Campus Life is a relatively new organization in the Glenwood community, but the program it’s derived from is far from new.

    Youth For Christ (YFC), founded during World War II by ministers and evangelists as an international ministry, has branched off into several different programs over the past 70-plus years, with the Campus Life program serving as YFC’s bread and butter.

  • Faith at foundation of Danielle Pint’s 5-year cancer fight

      Danielle Pint has been battling cancer off and on since 2012. She’s had good days and bad days, but she’s never given up hope or lost faith in God.
        “It (faith) has been such a source of strength,” Danielle said last week as she openly discussed the details of her stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. “No matter what happens, it doesn’t change who God is in our life and the work that he’s doing.”

  • Abuse, neglect allegations lead to GRC staff firings

       Richard Crouch, president of the Glenwood Resource Center Parents and Family Group, said the findings of an investigation by the Iowa Department of Human Services (IDHS) have not changed his opinion about the care his son is receiving at the state-operated facility for individuals with profound physical and intellectual disabilities. Crouch’s son has resided at GRC for 30-plus years.