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  • Ready To 'Rock The Roof'

    If you like that old time rock ‘n roll music, the Davies Amphitheater is the place you need to be Saturday night.

    Three hall of fame bands will share the stage as the Iowa Rock ‘N Roll Music Association (IRRMA) brings its “Rock The Roof Road Show” to Glenwood for the first time ever. The concert, featuring the music of Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Con Brio, The Fortes and The Thunderbirds, is being staged as a joint fundraiser for the Davies Amphitheater roof replacement project, IRRMA and the Iowa Rock ‘N Roll Museum.

  • Water Alert In Glenwood

    Glenwood Municipal Utilities (GMU) customers were notified in writing last week that the city’s water system has been found to be in violation of established drinking water standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

  • Permits, Fees Raise Concern

    Which construction and remodeling projects need a permit and which ones do not?

    That question became the pivotal point of sometimes heated discussion at a recent meeting of the Mills County Board of Supervisors.

    Approximately 20 citizens were in attendance at the supervisors’ June 29 meeting to discuss the county’s building permit requirements and fee structure.

  • Growing Pains

    The Loess Hills Humane Society opened its doors last July.

        For a year now. the shelter has served Mills County – offering up cats and dogs for adoption, licensing dogs and serving as animal control for the 400 square mile county.

        Through all their work however, no way has the shelter garnered more attention than they did on April 29 when the Loess Hills Humane Society and deputies from the Mills County Sheriff’s Office seized more than two dozen starving, neglected and sick pit bulls from a Pacific Junction property.

  • Back To The Drawing Board?

    There doesn’t appear to be a lot of traction for getting a new jail and public safety center built in Mills County.

    A citizen’s committee, put together in 2008 to study the issue and develop a proposal to replace or renovate the nearly century-old Mills County Jail and Sheriff’s Office building in Glenwood, has disbanded and the county board of supervisors must now decide what direction to go on the matter.

  • New School Sibley's Crown Jewel

    After a nine-year tenure as superintendent of the Glenwood Community School District, Dr. Stan Sibley has retired and turned over the reigns to his successor, Devin Embray.

    The changing of the guard took place Thursday, July 1, the first day of the district’s 2010-2011 fiscal year.

  • Charges Filed In Sexual Abuse Investigation

    Stephen H. Beattie, 55, of Malvern, is facing multiple charges following a high-profile investigation of alleged sexual misconduct at a Malvern funeral home.

    Beattie is charged with third-degree sexual abuse (a Class C felony), lascivious acts with a minor (serious misdemeanor) and indecent exposure (serious misdemeanor). The charges were announced Thursday afternoon by Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos.

  • New GRC Superintendent Named

    The Iowa Department of Human Services announced Thursday that Zvia McCormick has been named superintendent of the Glenwood Resource Center.

    McCormick had been the division director for residential services at the Tacachale Developmental Disability Center in Gainesville, Fla. McCormick has worked at the facility since 1983 when she was hired as a social worker. She holds a bachelor’s of social work from Hebrew University and a master’s in social work from Florida State University.

  • Supporting The Troops

    The Glenwood Resource Center was on the receiving end of an award last week from the Department of Defense.

    GRC Interim Superintendent Kelly Brodie accepted the Patriot Award from representatives of the Iowa Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

  • Soggy Situation

    With many areas of western Mills County already suffering from flooding, the worst may be yet to come as the Missouri River is not expected to crest until later this week, said Larry Hurst, Emergency Management Director for Mills County.

    Hurst said the area of greatest concern for Mills County residents is a four-mile stretch of Missouri River bottom near the Plattsmouth Toll Bridge.