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  • City Council Moving Forward With Chicken Ordinance Despite Opposition

    After weeks of on-again, off again debate, the Glenwood City Council has passed the first of three readings of an ordinance that would allow residents to raise and coop chickens within the city limits.

    The reading passed by a 3-2 vote following some heated discussion at the council’s regular meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 13. Council members Jessie Lundvall, who initiated the legislation last spring, Craig Florian and Wade Rodman voted in favor of the measure. Dan McComb and Susan Hirschman voted “no.”

  • Shooting Claims Life of Glenwood Teen

    A 27-year-old Ohio man is accused of fatally shooting 18-year-old Kathryn Lauren Weber-Kuhl of Glenwood Saturday evening outside the Linnwood Estates assisted living facility where she was employed.

    Mark Alan Troutman, of Sylvania, Ohio, was arrested less than 90 minutes after the incident.

  • Victim, Suspect Identified In Fatal Shooting

    Sunday afternoon, the Glenwood Police Department identified the victim and a suspect charged in a fatal shooting Saturday evening on the 700 block of N. Linn Street in Glenwood.

  • State patrol still investigating fatal bike crash

    A spokesperson for the Iowa State Patrol (ISP) said Monday the agency is continuing its investigation into a July 24 collision on U.S. Highway 34 in western Mills County that claimed the life of a 72-year-old bicyclist.

    Wayne L. Ezell of Jacksonville, Fla., was traveling west with another bicyclist near the 2 mile marker on Highway 34, between Interstate 29 and the Missouri River bridge, around 6:40 a.m. when he was struck from behind by a 2012 GMC pickup truck driven by Robb W. Philippus, 34, of Glenwood. Ezell was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Glenwood councilman Craig Florian seeks seat in legislature

    Craig Florian, a life-long resident of southwest Iowa and 13-year member of the Glenwood City Council, has announced his candidacy for the 23rd District seat in the Iowa House of Representatives. Florian, a Democrat, is seeking the seat currently occupied by Republican David Sieck, also of Glen-wood. Sieck is running for re-election.

  • Yes, that was an earthquake you felt

    If you thought your bed was swaying, the mirror was moving or the ceiling fan was shaking Saturday morning, it wasn’t a dream. It was an earthquake.

    The effects of a 5.6 magnitude earthquake near Pawnee, Okla., shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday were felt as far away as Iowa and Nebraska to the north and Arizona to the west.

  • Glenwood 2-0 after 40-6 win

    Glenwood turned in another dominating defensive effort and its second straight 40-point performance on offense en route to a 40-6 triumph over visiting Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson Friday night at Ram Memorial Field.

    The Rams improved to 2-0 by winning a contest they controlled from the start.

  • Fremont-Mills dominates in 43-8 victory over Stanton

    TABOR - Turnovers, any coach will tell you, often tell the tale of wins and losses in football.

    The rule is simple: commit fewer turnovers than your opponent, your chances for winning considerable improve.

    Fremont-Mills proved that rule true by forcing four first half turnovers – including three interceptions by Carter Jennings – and converting three into touchdowns and rolling to a 43-0 halftime lead in a 43-8 victory over Stanton in Eight-man football Friday.

  • Kissel gets $11,934 in comp pay

    More than six months after his termination, the city of Glenwood has reached a financial settlement agreement with former city administrator Brian Kissel.

  • Holiday marks end of first aquatic center season

    Glenwood’s first outdoor swimming season in more than a decade officially came to a close on Labor Day.
        After several days of fall-like weather, summer temperatures returned Monday just in time to give swimmers a hot day to put an exclamation mark on the inaugural eight-week season at the Glenwood Aquatic Center.
        The $5 million facility, located adjacent to Glenwood Community High School, has been a popular destination for youngsters and families since opening July 8.