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  • Lt. Governor Takes in Town Square

    Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds spent time in Glenwood Friday morning, visiting businesses around Town Square.

    Her visit, hosted by the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce, included stops at Vine Street Cellars winery, Joe Designer, Kenkel Family Chiropractic, the Gathering Place and a pair of boutiques - Mitzi Mo’s and jWren.

    Reynolds said she was impressed by the appearance of Glenwood’s business district and encouraged city leaders to promote a healthy business environment.

  • Mills County Man Accused Of Killing Neighbor's Dog In Front Of Teens

    A Mills County man is facing an animal abuse charge and four counts of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon after shooting and killing a dog in front of teenagers who were walking with the animal along a gravel road.

    The incident occurred last month on Rains Ave. in southern Mills County, near U.S. Highway 275.

  • DNR Stocks Catfish In Area Lakes

    There are plenty of fish in the sea, or in Glenwood’s case, plenty of fish in the lake.

    Fishing was already on the upswing at Glenwood Lake Park over the past few years, but now there’s an additional 270 catfish in the two lakes at the park thanks to an Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) program.
    The catfish, 8-10 inches in length, were placed in the lake recently by Brian Hayes, a DNR fisheries biologist.

  • Former P.J. City Clerk Facing Charges

    A former Pacific Junction city clerk is facing criminal charges following an investigation by the Iowa State Auditor’s Office and Mills County Sheriff’s Office.

    Kari Williams, 43, turned herself into authorities last month and has been charged with first-degree theft and felonious misconduct, Class “D” felonies, and tampering with records, an aggravated misdemeanor. She’s also accused of failing to properly publish city council meeting Her preliminary in Mills County District Court is scheduled for today (Oct. 7).

  • Affidavits Provide Insight Into Glenwood Shooting

    Charges have been filed against three people involved in a Sept. 27 altercation in Glenwood that escalated into a shooting outside the home of Glenwood Community High School principal Richard Hutchinson. The incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. near 209 N. Myrtle St., Hutchinson’s residence.

    Denver Cook, 18 of Glenwood, is charged with willful injury, a class “C” felony, and assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor.

    Colton McDaniel, 21 of Glenwood, is charged with assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor.

  • Sunday Shooting In Glenwood

    At least three people were injured in a physical altercation that led to gunfire early Sunday evening in a residential area of Glenwood. The incident occurred on Third Street, between Hazel and Myrtle.

  • Pope Francis Has The Attention Of American Catholics

    The pastor at Glenwood’s Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church said he expects members of his parish to join fellow Catholics across the country in celebrating Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States this week.

    “We’re always excited when the pope comes to the United States. It’s not something that happens a lot,” Father Dan Siepker said.

  • New Security Policies Implemented At Courthouse

    Mills County Sheriff Gene Goos calls new security measures being taken at the county courthouse in Glenwood “a sign of the times.”

    As of Monday, all people entering the courtroom on the second floor of the courthouse are being screened with a hand-held metal detection wand. Law enforcement officers from both the Mills County Sheriff’s Office and Glenwood Police Department will be providing security at the entrance to the courtroom.

  • Aquatic Center Construction Under Way

    Dirt is being moved at the construction site for the Glenwood Aquatic Center.

    Electrical lines are also being relocated as the preliminary work begins on building the 8,700-square foot, $5 million outdoor swimming center projected to open July 1, 2016.

    Last week, as construction workers were moving dirt and doing some concrete work at the site adjacent to the new Glenwood Community High School gymnasium, a crew from Mid American Energy was relocating electrical lines.

  • Two Fatal Accidents In Mills County On Highway 34

    Two motorists were killed in seperate accidents over the weekend on Highway 34 in Mills County.
    A head-on collision around 10:30 p.m. Friday claimed the life of 46-year-old Brent Jack of Emerson.

    According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, Jack was driving eastbound on Highway 34, one mile west of Hastings, when his 2008 Dodge Caliber crossed the center line and collided with a westbound 2014 Ford Taurus driven by David Blum, 46, of Glenwood.

    Jack, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.