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  • Amphitheater In Need Of Restoration

    The Davies Amphitheater will open its 30th Summer Season on Sunday, June 6, with a combined concert of the Glenwood Community Band and the Southwest Iowa Men’s Chorus.

    Under the management of Gordon and Lori Woodrow, another full summer of family entertainment is scheduled.

    Single admission prices remain the same as previous years - $5 for adults and $4 for students.

    Gold Card Memberships are again available, with the price of a family membership remaining at $40, which admits an immediate family household to all performances.

  • A Unique Boutique

    The owner of a unique boutique on the east side of Town Square in Glenwood says her business is continuing to grow since opening last August.

    “Glenwood has been very receptive to the business,” said Stephanie Patzer, owner of Second Helpings Boutique.

  • Glenwood's Final Four

    The Glenwood Community School District intends to have its next superintendent selected by the end of next week.

    The four finalists for the position are all currently serving as public school superintendents in the state of Iowa. The finalists are Devin Embray of Independence, Dr. John Weidner of Wapello, Dr. Daniel Frazier of Sioux Central and Jeff Herzberg of Sibley-Ocheyedan.

    The four finalists will each spend a full day in Glenwood over the next week being interviewed by school board members, district staff and members of the community.

  • Jazz Band To State

    The Glenwood Community High School Jazz Band has qualified for the Iowa Jazz Championships (IJC) for the seventh year.

    The Iowa Jazz Championships are a unique event that brings together 60 of Iowa’s finest high school jazz ensembles to Des Moines for a day of jazz each April. The event was founded by Iowa High School Jazz educators 35 years ago and it continues to be an important event on the high school band landscape each year.

  • 'Making Music To The Lord'

    Ardie Dusenberry and Joyce Raabe share a friendship and a passion.

    A passion for music.

    “Music is the love of my life,” Dusenberry said earlier this week as she contemplated playing the organ and electric piano at no fewer than five Holy Week services. “The church has always been very important to me and I think music is the backbone of the worship service. You have music when you come into a church and it always kind of just sets the mood.”

  • Police Seek New K-9

    The Glenwood Police Department hopes to add a new K-9 drug detection dog to the force by the end of the year.

    Grace, the department’s existing drug dog, is certified through early 2011, but Glenwood Police Chief Eric Johansen said he would like to get a new dog in place later this year.

    Johansen said Grace is still “functional,” but the Black lab mix is approximately 10 years old.

    “I don’t want Grace to get to the point where she’s no longer able to perform and we have a lapse in service,” Johansen said.

  • Country Boys

    Nick and Noah Murray were big country twins way before they were big in country twins.

    Nick and Noah have the distinction of being the largest set of twins born in Nebraska and the third largest nationally weighing in at a combined 18 pounds, nine ounces at birth.

  • A Pottery Paradise

    Hundreds of bidders – live and online – are expected to participate in a one-of-a-kind auction that’s taking place this weekend in Glenwood.

    In addition to an assortment of antique furniture, sports memorabilia, Barbie dolls and other collectibles, the Naomi and Ken Goldapp estate auction will feature one of the most extensive pottery collections in the Midwest.

  • CodeRED In Mills County

    A new technology will allow Mills County residents to receive immediate severe weather warnings and other important messages from emergency management officials via their telephone.

  • County Budget Approved

    The Mills County Board of Supervisors formally approved an increase of more than $1 million for the county’s 2011 fiscal year budget at a public hearing last Monday.

    The county’s $16,340,700 budget represents a seven-percent increase, or about $1.06 million, from the current fiscal year.

    The 2010-2011 budget, created by Mills County Auditor Carol Robertson and the board of supervisors, is for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2010 and running through June 30, 2011.