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  • Ongoing Investigation In Malvern

    In a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos acknowledged that his office is continuing an on-going investigation in Malvern that includes the death of Karl Hertz, 62.

    Hertz, the owner and president of Mansfield-Hertz Funeral Home, Inc., and former mayor of Malvern, died early Friday morning at his residence as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

  • GRC Superintendent Resigns

    After less than six months on the job, Glenwood Resource Center Superintendent R. Scot Booth abruptly resigned on Thursday.

    Booth was brought in last October to oversee the state-operated residential care and treatment facility for people with mental and developmental disabilities. His resignation was effective the end of the day Thursday.

    A statement released by the Iowa Department of Human Services on Friday did not give a reason for Booth's resignation.

    Assistant superintendent Kelly Brodie has been named interim superintendent.

  • Glenwood Superintendent Named

    The Glenwood Community School District has named Devin Embray as its next superintendent.

    At a special meeting Thursday night, the Glenwood Board of Education voted unanimously (5-0) to offer the contract to Embray, 43, who is currently serving as superintendent of the Independence Community School District in northeast Iowa, a position he’s held since 2003. Prior to that, Embray was an assistant superintendent and middle school principal at the West Delaware County Community School District and a middle school assistant principal at Fort Dodge.

  • Superintendent Search

    The formal interview process is over for the Glenwood Community School District’s four superintendent finalists.

    Over the past week, the four candidates have each taken a turn spending an entire day in Glenwood answering questions and touring facilities. The Glenwood Board of Education hopes to name the district’s next superintendent within the next week, said Dr. Thomas Jacobson of McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., a consulting firm assisting the district in its superintendent search.

  • Operation Southern Exposure

    On April 16 and 17, the Glenwood Police Department will be teaming up with other law enforcement agencies to participate in "Operation Southern Exposure," sponsored by the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau and NHTSA.

  • 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.”