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  • Time For Another Vote

    The last time the Glenwood Community School District attempted to pass an Instructional Support Levy (ISL) the measure failed.

    Public response to the tax that would allow the district to collect more than $800,000 in additional revenue to support their learning needs could not have been more divided in Glenwood. The vote ended in a deadlocked 434-434 tie, a single vote short of the simple majority it needed to pass.

  • Budget Shortfall

    A projected $1 billion “hole” in the state budget for the next year was the major topic of conversation at the first Mills County legislative briefing of the year.

    Western Iowa state representatives Greg Forristall and Richard Anderson joined veteran state senator Hubert Houser in addressing state finances and other legislative issues with approximately 25 people in attendance at the Jan. 16 forum in Glenwood.

  • Sharing A Superintendent?

    The Glenwood Board of Education is looking into the idea of sharing a district superintendent, perhaps with the Malvern School District, as a cost-cutting solution to replace out-going Glenwood superintendent Dr. Stan Sibley, scheduled to retire on July 1.

  • Discussing The ISL

    More that 30 people showed up to hear the Glenwood Community School District lay out its plan for an Instructional Support Levy (ISL) at a public forum on Monday.

    Whether that translates into the necessary votes for the ISL to pass, voters and the Glenwood School District will have to wait until the Feb. 2 special election.

  • Madam Mayor

    Most first days on the job involve getting acquainted with your co-workers, adjusting to your new desk and figuring out how to use the copy machine.

    You know, first day stuff.

    Not new Glenwood Mayor Kim Clark.

    No, Clark spent her first day on the job knee deep in financial paper work going over the city’s mounting snow removal debt.

  • Early-morning Meth Bust

    Two Malvern residents are facing drug-related charges following their arrests during the early-morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 6.

    As the result of information obtained during an on-going investigation, Mills County Sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant at 609 Third Ave. in Malvern shortly after 3 a.m. During the search of the residence, deputies seized a substance believed to be methamphetamine with a total weight of over 5 grams, marijuana and two precursors believed to be pseudoephedrine and lithium. Both are commonly used in the production of methamphetamine.

  • Spirits Brighten After Holiday Scam

    As the investigation continues into a forgery scheme that bilked Operation Santa out of more than $11,000 the Glenwood non-profit that has spent more than a decade helping needy families buy Christmas gifts got a gift of its own last week.

    The Mutual of Omaha Foundation has donated $10,000 to Operation Santa to cover the losses the group has suffered as a result of more than 220 forged $50 gift vouchers.

  • Arson Charges in Apartment Fire

    A resident of a Glenwood apartment complex that suffered $30,000 in damages in a Dec. 21 fire has been charged with first degree arson after allegedly setting the blaze.

    Jarrett D. Dunn, 36, the resident of Unit 10 where the blaze ignited in a kitchen area of the former Chief Motel at 6 North Locust St., was arrested on Dec. 23 after a confrontation with police. Damages to the complex were mostly confined to Dunn’s unit.

  • Glenwood Post Office asking for customer assistance in making winter deliveries

    Glenwood letter carriers are asking customers for some help in clearing a path to their mailboxes. Unsafe conditions such as unshoveled snow, icy sidewalks and porches, or large amounts of snow blocking mailboxes can delay or even prevent mail delivery.

  • Holiday Scam

    As of Tuesday morning, one arrest had been made and more are expected to follow as the Glenwood Police Department continues its investigation into the use of forged vouchers that claim to be from the Operation Santa program in Mills County.

    Over 220 of the fake $50 vouchers were cashed in earlier this month for purchases totaling more than $11,000, interim police chief Mike Mercer said. The vouchers were presented and accepted at four Glenwood businesses – Family Dollar, Newman’s Thriftway, Captain Video/Radio Shack and Pamida.