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  • Space Heater Suspected Cause Of Silver City Fire

    A space heater is being blamed for a fire that destroyed a mobile home in Silver City Thursday.

    Firefighters from volunteer departments from Silver City, Glenwood and Oak Township responded to the residence at 300 Pearl St. around 9:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived on the scene the residence was “fully engulfed in flames,” Silver City Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lynn Schrum said.

    Firefighters battled the blaze for nearly an hour.

  • New Conservation Center Planned At Pony Creek

    Mills County Conservation is preparing to build a 6,491 square-foot Environmental Education Center at Pony Creek Park.

    The $1 million facility would be owned by Mills County, but managed and occupied by the Mills County Conservation Board.

    Mills County Conservation director Jerad Getter said the environmental education center will provide education and serve as a valuable resource for both adults and children.

  • Painful Extraction

    One controversial special use permit re-approved, one controversial special use permit tabled.

    That was the decision of the Mills County Zoning Board of Adjustment at a public meeting last Tuesday concerning a pair of variances requested by Cory Leick for soil extractions in Oak Township.

  • Cyndy Sell Named Citizen Of The Year

    Lifelong Glenwood resident Cyndy Sell has been namd the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Citizen of the Year.

    Sell will be recognized along with several other community betterment award winners at the chamber’s annual Betterment and Beautification Dinner and Awards program March 5 at Bodega Victoriana.

  • Glenwood Native Wins Oscar For Best Animated Feature

    Don Hall has worked as an animator for nearly two decades, most of that at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He’s worked on a half dozen features and directed two acclaimed films for the studio, the latter of which, the international box office hit “Big Hero 6,”  earned him an Academy Award nomination this year for Best Animated Film.

  • Greenhouse On The Hill

    Imagine living in Iowa and going to work in the middle of winter to a tropical climate where you’re surrounded by an array of bright green foliage, trees, plants, ground covers, ornamental grasses and flower seedlings destined to produce colorful blooms in a few months.

    Kevin Lingren has that job as the manager and caretaker of the Glenwood Resource Center Greenhouse. It’s a job he’s held for 37 years.

    “I can’t even guess how many plants we have here in the greenhouse,” Lingren said. “It has to be thousands.”

  • A Firehouse Divided

    An internal rift between members of the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department (GVFD) reached the boiling point last week, resulting in the resignation of eight firefighters and an onslaught of questions and allegations on both sides of the dispute.

  • PPEL measure passes in East Mills

    The second time turned out to be the charm for the East Mills School District’s Physical Plant and Equipment Levy.

    On Tuesday voters in the district approved a PPEL levy increase of $1.34 per $1,000 of taxable valuation for a 10-year period after rejecting a similar referendum in September 2014. The measure passed with 54 percent of the votes saying yes to the increase.

  • State Computer Error Will Cost GCSD $98,000

    A miscalculation by the Iowa Department of Revenue will cost the Glenwood Community School District $98,420 in revenue over the next 12 months.

    The state is blaming a computer error in a program tasked with collecting sales taxes as part of its Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) program – the state’s one-cent sales tax fund used for school infrastructure projects – during its final tabulations of payments last year.

  • Coalition Turns Attention To Four-lane Highway 34

    By Lexi Deagen

    RED OAK - After a successful 21-year-long project to get the Highway 34 bridge built over the Missouri River, the Southwest Iowa Coalition (SWICO) has decided to take on a new project.

    SWICO members met Jan. 15 in Red Oak to discuss steps necessary to expand about 100 miles of Highway 34 to four lanes from Glenwood to Osceola.

    Iowa Department of Transportation District Engineer Troy Jerman joined the meeting to advise the coalition on the most efficient ways of getting the highway expansion into IDOT’s five-year plan.