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  • Madam Mayor

    Most first days on the job involve getting acquainted with your co-workers, adjusting to your new desk and figuring out how to use the copy machine.

    You know, first day stuff.

    Not new Glenwood Mayor Kim Clark.

    No, Clark spent her first day on the job knee deep in financial paper work going over the city’s mounting snow removal debt.

  • Early-morning Meth Bust

    Two Malvern residents are facing drug-related charges following their arrests during the early-morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 6.

    As the result of information obtained during an on-going investigation, Mills County Sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant at 609 Third Ave. in Malvern shortly after 3 a.m. During the search of the residence, deputies seized a substance believed to be methamphetamine with a total weight of over 5 grams, marijuana and two precursors believed to be pseudoephedrine and lithium. Both are commonly used in the production of methamphetamine.

  • Spirits Brighten After Holiday Scam

    As the investigation continues into a forgery scheme that bilked Operation Santa out of more than $11,000 the Glenwood non-profit that has spent more than a decade helping needy families buy Christmas gifts got a gift of its own last week.

    The Mutual of Omaha Foundation has donated $10,000 to Operation Santa to cover the losses the group has suffered as a result of more than 220 forged $50 gift vouchers.

  • Arson Charges in Apartment Fire

    A resident of a Glenwood apartment complex that suffered $30,000 in damages in a Dec. 21 fire has been charged with first degree arson after allegedly setting the blaze.

    Jarrett D. Dunn, 36, the resident of Unit 10 where the blaze ignited in a kitchen area of the former Chief Motel at 6 North Locust St., was arrested on Dec. 23 after a confrontation with police. Damages to the complex were mostly confined to Dunn’s unit.

  • Glenwood Post Office asking for customer assistance in making winter deliveries

    Glenwood letter carriers are asking customers for some help in clearing a path to their mailboxes. Unsafe conditions such as unshoveled snow, icy sidewalks and porches, or large amounts of snow blocking mailboxes can delay or even prevent mail delivery.

  • Holiday Scam

    As of Tuesday morning, one arrest had been made and more are expected to follow as the Glenwood Police Department continues its investigation into the use of forged vouchers that claim to be from the Operation Santa program in Mills County.

    Over 220 of the fake $50 vouchers were cashed in earlier this month for purchases totaling more than $11,000, interim police chief Mike Mercer said. The vouchers were presented and accepted at four Glenwood businesses – Family Dollar, Newman’s Thriftway, Captain Video/Radio Shack and Pamida.

  • Apartment Fire Called 'Suspicious'

    The Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting in the investigation of a suspicious fire Monday morning at a Glenwood apartment complex.

    The blaze caused extensive damage to one unit of the former Chief Motel and forced the evacuation of the other 10 units in the one-level, L-shaped structure.

    “It started in the kitchen area of Unit 10,” Glenwood Fire Chief Butch Fidler said. “All I can say at this time is that it’s suspicious in nature.”

  • Prelude To Winter

    A foot of snow, a sheet of ice and sub-zero temperatures.

    It’s definitely beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas.

    Autumn doesn’t officially end until next Monday, but southwest Iowa got its first taste of winter weather last week when a brutal storm dropped 12 inches of snow on the area and created blizzard conditions. The snowfall moved in Monday evening and continued falling well into Wednesday.

  • Glenwood ISL Vote Set For Feb. 2

    A day short of one year after voters said no to the Glenwood School’s request for an Instructional Support Levy, the district is planning to try again.

    The Glenwood School Board voted 3-1 at a public hearing Monday night in the Glenwood Community High School Media Center to pursue an Instructional Support Levy (ISL), an alternative funding stream to address curriculum and technology needs in the cash strapped district, in a Feb. 2 special election.

  • Dr. Sibley To Retire July 1

    Glenwood Community School District Superintendent Dr. Stan Sibley has announced he will be retiring from the position he has held since 2001.

    Sibley has informed the Glenwood School Board of his intention to retire at the end of the school year and tendered his resignation at Monday's monthly board meeting. Sibley will remain as superintendent through the district's current fiscal year ending on June 30, 2010.

    Sibley, 65, said he had been contemplating stepping down for some time and now just seemed like the right time.