Local News

  • Walker Says Iowa Key To GOP Claiming White House

    A standing-room only crowd was on hand Friday morning at Tom and Tiff’s restaurant in Glenwood to greet Wisconsin Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker.

    Walker, currently running in second place behind Donald Trump in Republican tracking polls, spent more than an hour shaking hands, posing for photos and engaging in conversation as he made his way through the restaurant. Walker’s appearance was strictly a “meet and greet” with no formal speech.

  • Mental Health Service Provider Facing Fraud, Criminal Conduct Charges

    The owner of a Glenwood business that provides community-based, Medicaid-funded mental health and support services to children and adults, is facing felony charges following an investigation by the Mills County Attorney’s Office and Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals.

  • Omahans Face Sexual Abuse Charges In Mills County

    Two Omaha men - D’Angelo Marquis Goods, 27, and David Hernandez, 20 - are facing sexual assault charges for an alleged incident that took place in Mills County in late June.

    On June 29, the Mills County Communications Center received a call from the emergency room at CHI Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs about a sexual assault that had taken place in Mills County. Arrest warrants from Goods and Hernandez were issued following an investigation by the Mills County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Former County Engineer, School Board President Arrested During Sioux City Prostitution Sting

    A 63-year-old Glenwood man was among 12 people arrested on prostitution charges during an undercover sting operation last week in Sioux City.

    James M. Ebmeier was arrested by Sioux City police officers Wednesday, July 15, and charged with soliciting prostitution, an aggravated misdemeanor that carries a punishment of up to two years in jail and a fine of $625 - $6,250.

  • Glenwood Searching For New Library Director Following Resignation

    The Glenwood Public Library is in need of a new director following the resignation of Jenny Ellis.
    Glenwood Library Board member Terry Craig said Ellis resigned earlier this month during a closed-session meeting of the board. The board accepted Ellis’ resignation, but Craig said because the issue is a personnel matter addressed in closed session, circumstances surrounding the resignation would not be discussed publicly.

  • Niles Eric Stanley, 56

    Niles Eric Stanley, 56, formerly of Thurman, died on June 29, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at 11 a.m., at Peterson Mortuary in Glenwood with interment at a later dae.

    Niles was born Jan. 7, 1959, to Donald Ross and Mary Lola (Hill) Stanley, in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

    Niles is survived by his step-mother, Carol Stanley-Hohnholt of Omaha, Neb.

  • Creighton Program Brings Seminarians To On With Life

    Every summer, Creighton University gathers more than 100 seminarians as part of its Institute of Priestly Formation program.

  • Trucks Hauling Avian Flu Remains, Materials Still Rolling Into Mills County

    The Loess Hills Sanitary Landfill near Malvern is continuing to play a key role in the state of Iowa’s disposal of over 30 million chickens, turkeys and other birds that have died or been killed as a result of avian bird flu.

    Mills County Public Health Administrator Sheri Bowen said as of last week, the landfill had accepted around 450 bio-secure trailers containing bird carcasses and other materials associated with the avian flu epidemic.

  • Blues, Brews & BBQ On Tap For 4th Of July

    Plans have been finalized for the second annual Blues, Brews and BBQ celebration at Glenwood Lake Park.
    The celebration takes place Saturday, July 4, beginning at noon.

    Live music from six bands, barbecue ribs and pulled pork prepared by local vendors, free canoe rides, an antique tractor show, nearly a dozen beers served from the Iowa Craft Beer trailer and a grand fireworks show at dusk highlight the daylong fundraiser for the Mills County Trail system.

  • Tree House's Future Up In The Air

    As of Monday, the future of a controversial tree house behind a rental property at 207 N. Grove St. in Glenwood was still up in the air.