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  • Glenwood resident recognized for work as zoo educator

    OMAHA - Elizabeth Mulkerrin isn’t kidding if she tells you her workplace is a zoo.

    The Glenwood resident is the director of education for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium - a multi-faceted position the former high school science teacher has embraced since joining the zoo staff in 2000 at the invitation of former zoo director Dr. Lee Simmons.

    “Education is an important part of our mission here at the zoo,” Mulkerrin said. “My job really is a little bit of everything.”

  • A Passion For Art

    Driving through the country north of Malvern, a barbed wire bull can be seen sitting off one of the roads. Up the hill from the bull stands a barbed wire horse. These unique sculptures belong to 63-year-old Phyllis Bruce.

    The art that sits in Bruce’s yard often captures the attention of those who pass by, but that is just a peek at everything she has done and continues to do.

    Bruce grew up off the shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. She was surrounded by beautiful things. Her passion for art began as a child.

  • Annual Mills County Relay For Life Saturday in Glenwood

    The 21st annual Mills County Relay For Life will take place Saturday at Glenwood Lake Park and the Davies Amphitheater.

    The event, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, is a tribute to cancer survivors and those who have lost their lives to the disease.

    Entertainment will be taking place on the Davies Amphitheater stage throughout the celebration, which begins at 4 p.m. with opening ceremonies and concludes with a fireworks show at 10 p.m. A silent auction is planned and local food vendors will be on hand throughout the event.

  • Glenwood Aquatic Center opens for first full season of swimming

    The summer-like temperatures moved in last week just in time for the start of the first full season of swimming at the Glenwood Aquatic Center.

    The facility will be open daily from 1-8 p.m. until the start of the 2017-18 school year in late August.
    Daily admission rates are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for students age 22 or younger. There is no charge for children age 4 and younger.

  • Bicyclists raise funds for trail maintenance at Wabash Warm-up

    MALVERN - Several hundred bicyclists from western Iowa, eastern Nebraska and northwest Missouri made their way to Malvern Saturday morning for the start of annual Wabash Warm-up, a fundraiser for maintenance on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail.

    Built a quarter-century ago on an abandoned portion of the Wabash Railroad route, the popular 63-mile recreational trail runs from its northern trailhead in Council Bluffs to the Iowa-Missouri border town of Blanchard.

  • Salem Lutheran Church Marks 150th Anniversary

    An overflow crowd gathered at Salem Lutheran Church Monday to celebrate the 150th anniversary of a treasured landmark that also serves as a testament to the community’s ethnic heritage and pioneer past.

    Built in 1867 at Plumer Settlement (west of Mineola), the “Little Brick Church” stands as a lasting tribute to the pioneer Lutherans of predominately German descent who settled the area in the middle part of 19th Century.

  • Two More Workers Fired At Glenwood Resource Center

    Two more employees at the Glenwood Resource Center have been terminated over alleged mistreatment of residents they were caring for at the state-operated facility for individuals with profound physical and intellectual disabilities.

  • City, County Officials Briefed On New Iowa Fireworks Law

    For the first time in nearly 80 years, consumer-grade fireworks will be sold in Iowa this summer, thanks to a bill passed by both houses of the Iowa Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Terry Branstad.

    The new law allows both the sale and use of fireworks, but local governmental jurisdictions do have the option of forbidding or restricting usage.

    District 23 State Rep. David Sieck of Glenwood said he voted in favor of the legislation, noting he’s heard from many constituents in southwest Iowa who are in favor of the legalization of fireworks in Iowa.

  • Glenwood man dies when glider crashes at Blair Airport

    A 59-year-old Glenwood man died when the glider he was piloting crashed shortly after takeoff at the Blair (Neb.) Airport Saturday afternoon.

    Dr. Michael Boska was pronounced dead at the scene. Boska was alone in the glider as it was being towed in takeoff when according to witnesses, the canopy on the glider unexpectedly opened. As Boska reached for the canopy, he lost control of the plane, resulting in the crash.

  • Glenwood Alumni award winner to address GCHS Class of 2017

    The second recipient of the Glenwood Alumni Association’s Charlene Nelson Nutting and Tom Nutting Alumni Achievement Award will be recognized during Sunday’s commencement ceremony for the Glenwood Community High School Class of 2017.

    Barbara Evans Markuson, a graduate with the Glenwood Class of 1947 who went on to earn international distinction while completing a “trail blazing” career in librarianship, will also give a brief address to this year’s graduating class.