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  • 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.

  • Apartment Fire Called 'Suspicious'

    The Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting in the investigation of a suspicious fire Monday morning at a Glenwood apartment complex.

    The blaze caused extensive damage to one unit of the former Chief Motel and forced the evacuation of the other 10 units in the one-level, L-shaped structure.

    “It started in the kitchen area of Unit 10,” Glenwood Fire Chief Butch Fidler said. “All I can say at this time is that it’s suspicious in nature.”

  • Prelude To Winter

    A foot of snow, a sheet of ice and sub-zero temperatures.

    It’s definitely beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas.

    Autumn doesn’t officially end until next Monday, but southwest Iowa got its first taste of winter weather last week when a brutal storm dropped 12 inches of snow on the area and created blizzard conditions. The snowfall moved in Monday evening and continued falling well into Wednesday.

  • Glenwood ISL Vote Set For Feb. 2

    A day short of one year after voters said no to the Glenwood School’s request for an Instructional Support Levy, the district is planning to try again.

    The Glenwood School Board voted 3-1 at a public hearing Monday night in the Glenwood Community High School Media Center to pursue an Instructional Support Levy (ISL), an alternative funding stream to address curriculum and technology needs in the cash strapped district, in a Feb. 2 special election.

  • Dr. Sibley To Retire July 1

    Glenwood Community School District Superintendent Dr. Stan Sibley has announced he will be retiring from the position he has held since 2001.

    Sibley has informed the Glenwood School Board of his intention to retire at the end of the school year and tendered his resignation at Monday's monthly board meeting. Sibley will remain as superintendent through the district's current fiscal year ending on June 30, 2010.

    Sibley, 65, said he had been contemplating stepping down for some time and now just seemed like the right time.

  • Mayor Exercises Veto Power

    A city council-approved ordinance that outlines the duties and responsibilities of the mayor and city administrator / financial manager does not have the blessing of Glenwood Mayor Dyle Downing.

    On Monday, Downing issued his formal veto of Ordinance 820 “because it gives almost all the authority of the operation of the City of Glenwood to a non-elected position, which I strongly oppose.”

    The ordinance, which has been in the works since last spring, was approved by the council last month.

  • Center Stage

    If there’s one thing the faculty, administration and students of Glenwood Community High School seem to all agree on it’s how they feel about the school's new auditorium.

        “It’s gorgeous,” said instrumental music director Pete Jacobus.

        “It's beyond my wildest dreams,” said Kay Fast, vocal music director.

        “It’s beautiful,” said Glenwood High School Principal Kerry Newman.

  • City Council Reverses Position

    The Glenwood City Council has reversed its position on raising its cable television franchise fee.

    After more than 30 minutes of comment and discussion last Tuesday, Nov. 24, the council voted in favor of the first reading of an ordinance that will raise the franchise fee the city charges Mediacom, Glenwood’s cable television provider, from the current rate of 3 percent to 5 percent. The fee hike was voted down by a 3-2 margin in October but council members Kay LeFever and Susan Hirschman had a change of heart when the issue was brought forward again last week.

  • H1N1 Clinic Draws Nearly 300

    Just under 300 people came to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church last Thursday to receive their vaccination for the H1N1 flu.

    The clinic was conducted by staff from the Mills County Public Health Office.