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  • Dr. Ben Carson stumps in Glenwood; says he can heal what ails America

    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson brought his conservative message to Glenwood Thursday afternoon, hoping to drum up support for the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses.

    Carson’s town hall meeting at Glenwood Community High School attracted over 400 people, including about 200 high school students. Carson spoke for 45 minutes, stressing the importance the 2016 presidential election will have on future generations of Americans.

  • Worth The Wait

    OMAHA - Opportunities to see the President of the United States in person don’t come around very often, so when Glenwood residents Russ and Sybil Finken heard President Barack Obama was going to be making an appearance at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, they were among the first in line to secure tickets.

    Last Wednesday, the Finkens were among an audience of more than 11,000 people who came to Baxter Arena to hear the president’s remarks on the day after he gave his final State of the Union Address to the American people.

  • Former restaurant owner says history is lost with Laraway Block demolition

    It was difficult to watch, but Don Yates came by periodically last week to witness a demolition crew methodically take down a building that was a part of his life for nearly 50 years.
       
    From 1961-2009, Yates owned the historic Laraway Block building, just off the southwest corner of Glenwood’s Town Square. He operated The Oasis restaurant at the building from 1961-1998 and from 2002-2004.

  • County attorney says lack of evidence leads to dismissal of charges against three in Sept. 27 altercation

    Charges against three men involved in an altercation outside Glenwood Community High School Principal Richard Hutchinson’s residence have been dropped.

    Colton McDaniel, 21, and Denver Cook, 19, faced charges following an altercation with Hutchinson and his stepson, Hurl Beechum III, on Sept. 27, that left McDaniel with two gun shot wounds to the leg. McDaniel was charged with assault causing bodily injury, a misdemeanor. Cook faced a charge of willful injury, a felony, and a misdemeanor charge of assault causing bodily injury.

  • Doodle's Building Demolition Beginning This Week

    Demolition of the former Doodle’s restaurant building, southwest of Glenwood’s Town Square, has begun.

    Workers from Council Bluffs-based Cox Construction were at the site Monday doing some preliminary work and removing a variety of items from the building.

  • Doodles Building Owner Issued Nuisance Abatement Notice

    The city of Glenwood has served a nuisance abatement notice to the owners of the Doodle’s restaurant building that’s been sitting idle since an exterior wall on the structure began collapsing 31 days ago.

  • City Approves Additional Funds For Aquatic Center Engineers

    JEO Consulting will receive at least an additional $17,827 from the city of Glenwood for “additional time and expense” the Omaha-based engineering and consulting firm says it spent from May-July helping the city alter and scale back the design of its outdoor aquatic center.

  • Comic book coming to life at Glenwood library

    A comic book is coming to life at the Glenwood Public Library.

    More than a dozen members of the Teen Advisory group are creating the book, which is expected to be completed in December.

    Each Teen Advisory member is drawing his or her own page with a specific theme.
    Sarah Clayton’s page in the book is about a potato that kidnapped a carrot princess and the other carrots in her kingdom are rallying to rescue her.

  • Home for the Holidays festivities kick-off Dec. 3

    Caroling and the traditional tree-lighting ceremony Thursday evening on Town Square will help kick off the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Home for the Holidays celebration. The following festivities are planned as part of the four-day event:

    Thursday, Dec. 3
    4:30 p.m. - Coffee and cocoa served at City Hall (5 Vine St.) by Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Black Hills Energy.
    5:15 p.m. - Caroling and tree-lighting ceremony on southeast corner of Town Square.

  • The Road to Recovery

    Dave Blum doesn’t remember the accident.

    A swath of his memory from that August night, erased in a blur of light and smashing metal.

    The scars, however, remain.