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  • Home For The Holidays

    A variety of activities are on tap this weekend for the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Home For The Holidays celebration.

        The festivities begin with a tree-lighting ceremony and holiday sing-along at Glenwood Lake Park Thursday evening and concludes with the Glenwood Ministerial Associa-tion’s “Soup and Song” Sunday evening at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
        The following activities are planned for the four-day celebration:
    Thursday, Dec. 1

  • Man's Best Friend

    This Thanksgiving, Paul Brant says he’s thankful to be alive and grateful to his dog, 14-year-old Peaches, a purebred Maltese, for saving his life on Veterans Day.

    Brant suffers from heart disease, diabetes and bladder cancer. On Nov. 11, the 66-year-old Glenwood resident said he was sitting in a chair in his living unit at the Northglen Apartments when he blacked out and fell to the floor. He remembers little about the incident, only that Peaches came to his rescue.

  • Helping Those In Need

    Happy holidays may not be a phrase that every family understands.  The flood of 2011 has left people out of their homes, out of jobs.  The economy continues to be down, and for many people, it is a struggle to obtain food, clothing and personal supplies.

         There is a place in Glenwood that can make many people’s lives a bit easier and their holidays a bit brighter.

  • First-degree Murder Charge Filed

    A first-degree murder charge was filed Monday against a 35-year-old Glenwood man in connection with the death of his infant son.

        In October, Jason Mathew Curtis was initially charged with child endangerment, neglect of a dependent person and willful injury after investigators from the Glenwood Police Department and Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation determined he was responsible for the July 14 death of his 5-month-old son, Jackson.

  • First-degree Murder Charge Filed

    A first-degree murder charge was filed Monday against a 35-year-old Glenwood man in connection with the death of his infant son.

        In October, Jason Mathew Curtis was initially charged with child endangerment, neglect of a dependent person and willful injury after investigators from the Glenwood Police Department and Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation determined he was responsible for the July 14 death of his 5-month-old son, Jackson.

  • VOR Co-president

    Longtime Glenwood resident Sybil Finken has been elected to lead VOR, a national advocacy organization for people with intellectual disabilities. She will serve as the organization’s co-President, through June, with Ann Knighton from Augusta, Ga.

  • Flood Assistance

        The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging victims of spring and summer flooding in southwest Iowa to apply for individual assistance from the federal government.

  • Father charged in 5-month-old son’s death

        A 35-year old Glenwood man was in a Mills County courtroom Thursday facing three felony counts stemming from the death of his infant son in July.
        Jason Curtis, 35, is charged with allegedly causing the death of his 5-month old son, Jackson Curtis in a July 14, incident. After a three-month investigation by the Glenwood Police Department with assistance from the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation, Curtis was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 19 on felony warrants for child endangerment, neglect of a dependent person and willful injury.

  • New Scenic Byway Signs

    Colorful new signs, designating the Loess Hills Scenic Byway in western Iowa, were unveiled last week at ceremonies near Glenwood and Council Bluffs.

        The signs depict the Loess Hills’ unique landforms, green trees and native prairie grasses.
        The Loess Hills region of the state was named one of Iowa’s scenic byways in 1998. Two years later, the Loess Hills received National Scenic Byway recognition by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

  • Donkey Rescue

    MALVERN – An animal adoption center devoted to the rescue of abandoned and neglected donkeys is up and running in Mills County.

        Rural Malvern residents Scott and Lura Shehan took in their first donkey two years ago and have been charmed by the animals ever since.