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  • On The Job Training

        Some companies provide health insurance for their employees.
        Some companies provide a gymnasium or exercise equipment for their employees to utilize for physical fitness workouts.

  • Bridge Project Moving Forward

    Funds continue to be allocated and work is resuming on the U.S. Highway 34 - Missouri River bridge project in western Iowa.  The bridge will link Mills County with Sarpy County, Neb., south of Offutt Air Force Base.

  • Helping With Animal Control

         Hooves and Paws Rescue has not signed on to serve as Mills County’s animal control agency, but the six-year old, non-profit animal shelter is helping out where it can at the request of area law enforcement.
        “We’re there when they call,” said Genea Stoops, co-founder of Hooves and Paws Rescue. “We assist when they need it but we are not getting paid. We haven’t contracted with anyone.”

  • Medal Of Courage

    Glenwood's Ryan Sell was among four Omaha firefighters recognized last week with a Medal of Courage for their efforts in saving the life of a man trapped in a collapsed trench earlier this fall.

        Sell and fellow members of the Omaha Fire Depart-ment's Special Operations Team rescued 41-year-old Jeff Schnider during a delicate 3 1/2-hour operation on Sept. 16. Schnider, a plumber, was laying pipe in a new subdivision in west Omaha when the trench gave way.

  • Home For The Holidays

    A variety of activities are on tap this weekend for the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Home For The Holidays celebration.

        The festivities begin with a tree-lighting ceremony and holiday sing-along at Glenwood Lake Park Thursday evening and concludes with the Glenwood Ministerial Associa-tion’s “Soup and Song” Sunday evening at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
        The following activities are planned for the four-day celebration:
    Thursday, Dec. 1

  • Man's Best Friend

    This Thanksgiving, Paul Brant says he’s thankful to be alive and grateful to his dog, 14-year-old Peaches, a purebred Maltese, for saving his life on Veterans Day.

    Brant suffers from heart disease, diabetes and bladder cancer. On Nov. 11, the 66-year-old Glenwood resident said he was sitting in a chair in his living unit at the Northglen Apartments when he blacked out and fell to the floor. He remembers little about the incident, only that Peaches came to his rescue.

  • Helping Those In Need

    Happy holidays may not be a phrase that every family understands.  The flood of 2011 has left people out of their homes, out of jobs.  The economy continues to be down, and for many people, it is a struggle to obtain food, clothing and personal supplies.

         There is a place in Glenwood that can make many people’s lives a bit easier and their holidays a bit brighter.

  • First-degree Murder Charge Filed

    A first-degree murder charge was filed Monday against a 35-year-old Glenwood man in connection with the death of his infant son.

        In October, Jason Mathew Curtis was initially charged with child endangerment, neglect of a dependent person and willful injury after investigators from the Glenwood Police Department and Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation determined he was responsible for the July 14 death of his 5-month-old son, Jackson.

  • First-degree Murder Charge Filed

    A first-degree murder charge was filed Monday against a 35-year-old Glenwood man in connection with the death of his infant son.

        In October, Jason Mathew Curtis was initially charged with child endangerment, neglect of a dependent person and willful injury after investigators from the Glenwood Police Department and Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation determined he was responsible for the July 14 death of his 5-month-old son, Jackson.

  • VOR Co-president

    Longtime Glenwood resident Sybil Finken has been elected to lead VOR, a national advocacy organization for people with intellectual disabilities. She will serve as the organization’s co-President, through June, with Ann Knighton from Augusta, Ga.