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  • Chamber, economic development foundation will no longer share director

    The Mills County Economic Development Foundation and the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce have announced their plans to formally separate on July 1.
        

    Technically, the economic development foundation and chamber have always been separate organizations with each agency having its own governing board.  However, beginning July 1, they will no longer share an executive director.
        

  • State Receptive To 'Glen Haven Village' Proposal At GRC

    The aging Glen Haven Home could be replaced by a new skilled care complex on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center as early as next year if adequate funding can be secured.

    The Iowa Department of Human Services is receptive to negotiating a proposal that would allow Glen Haven to lease seven cottages on the GRC campus and allow the living units to be renovated into a state-of-the-art skilled care and rehabilitative services facility.

  • Trump, Clinton Win Mills County Caucus Vote

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz claimed victory in Monday’s Iowa Republican Caucuses, but  billionaire Donald Trump finished on top in Mills County.

    Trump tallied 27 percent of the  Republican vote in Mills County.  Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was the runner-up with 24 percent, followed by Cruz with 22. Dr. Ben Carson garnered 16 percent of the Mills County vote to finish a distant fourth.
    In the statewide results, Cruz finished first with 28 percent, followed by Trump with 24 and Rubio with 23. No other Republican candidates reached the double digit mark.

  • GCHS principal, stepson give their accounts of altercation

    Hurl Beechum III described the scene unfolding before his eyes as “unthinkable.”

    His stepfather, Glenwood Community High School Principal Richard Hutchinson, sprawled unconscious on the ground being beaten, he said, by a pair of men who had verbally sparred with the principal over the use of a racial slur just minutes before.

    Beechum, 42, attempted to intercede in the melee before retreating into Hutchinson’s home and returning with his handgun.

  • Let The Preparations Begin

        For a record-tying seventh time in the 44-year history of the event, Glenwood has been selected to serve as the starting point for RAGBRAI (The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa).

  • 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.