Local News

  • Affidavits Provide Insight Into Glenwood Shooting

    Charges have been filed against three people involved in a Sept. 27 altercation in Glenwood that escalated into a shooting outside the home of Glenwood Community High School principal Richard Hutchinson. The incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. near 209 N. Myrtle St., Hutchinson’s residence.

    Denver Cook, 18 of Glenwood, is charged with willful injury, a class “C” felony, and assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor.

    Colton McDaniel, 21 of Glenwood, is charged with assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor.

  • Sunday Shooting In Glenwood

    At least three people were injured in a physical altercation that led to gunfire early Sunday evening in a residential area of Glenwood. The incident occurred on Third Street, between Hazel and Myrtle.

  • Pope Francis Has The Attention Of American Catholics

    The pastor at Glenwood’s Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church said he expects members of his parish to join fellow Catholics across the country in celebrating Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States this week.

    “We’re always excited when the pope comes to the United States. It’s not something that happens a lot,” Father Dan Siepker said.

  • New Security Policies Implemented At Courthouse

    Mills County Sheriff Gene Goos calls new security measures being taken at the county courthouse in Glenwood “a sign of the times.”

    As of Monday, all people entering the courtroom on the second floor of the courthouse are being screened with a hand-held metal detection wand. Law enforcement officers from both the Mills County Sheriff’s Office and Glenwood Police Department will be providing security at the entrance to the courtroom.

  • Aquatic Center Construction Under Way

    Dirt is being moved at the construction site for the Glenwood Aquatic Center.

    Electrical lines are also being relocated as the preliminary work begins on building the 8,700-square foot, $5 million outdoor swimming center projected to open July 1, 2016.

    Last week, as construction workers were moving dirt and doing some concrete work at the site adjacent to the new Glenwood Community High School gymnasium, a crew from Mid American Energy was relocating electrical lines.

  • Two Fatal Accidents In Mills County On Highway 34

    Two motorists were killed in seperate accidents over the weekend on Highway 34 in Mills County.
    A head-on collision around 10:30 p.m. Friday claimed the life of 46-year-old Brent Jack of Emerson.

    According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, Jack was driving eastbound on Highway 34, one mile west of Hastings, when his 2008 Dodge Caliber crossed the center line and collided with a westbound 2014 Ford Taurus driven by David Blum, 46, of Glenwood.

    Jack, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • School Board Elections Tuesday

    Iowans will elect representatives to their local school boards in statewide elections Tuesday, Sept. 8. Voting will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at all polling sites.

    Seats are being contested in both the Glenwood and East Mills Community School Districts.

    In Glenwood, incumbent board president Theresa Romens is running for one of two at-large seats up for election, along with former board member Henry Clark and Curt Becker.

  • Mills County Historical Museum Gets A Makeover

    The renovation of the Mills County Historical Museum is a work in progress, but a major portion of the remodel has been completed just in time for a grand reopening this weekend during the annual Keg Creek Day celebration.

    Major renovation work has been taking place at the museum and the surrounding campus at Glenwood Lake Park over the past six months.

  • Police Seek Witnesses To Plaza Lot Incident

    The Glenwood Police Department is investigating an incident in the Glenwood Plaza parking lot that resulted in a passenger who fell from the bed of a pickup truck being taken by medical helicopter to an Omaha hospital.

  • Anchor Family Services Director Says Founder Made 'An Honest Mistake'

    The director of Anchor Family Services in Glenwood said the business’ founder and former executive director Suzan Griswold made “an honest mistake” that was self-reported to state officials and he expects her to be fully exonerated of criminal charges.

    Griswold, 51, of Elkhorn, Neb., is charged with ongoing criminal conduct, a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison; and fraudulent practice in the first degree, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $1,000 - $10,000.