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  • School Board Vote Is In

    Incumbent Dave Warren and newcomers Henry Clark and Dave Blum have been elected to seats on the Glenwood Board of Education.

    Warren, Clark and Blum were the top three vote-getters in Tuesday’s school board election, garnering 809, 697 and 526 votes respectively. Write-in candidate Cheryll Ross finished in fourth place, presumably receiving nearly all of the 382 write-in votes that were cast. Tim Harms received 313 votes, followed by Rex A. Ruth with 302, incumbent Bill Agan with 252 and Edward Lund with 212.

  • Brick Street Debate In Glenwood

    Brick streets have resurfaced as an issue of discussion and debate for the Glenwood City Council.

    Two Glenwood citizens – Jean Jaskierny and Linda Forman – attended council meetings in August to voice their displeasure with the city’s public works department for using concrete to repair a brick intersection at Coolidge and Hazel Street earlier this summer.

  • Brick Street Debate In Glenwood

    Brick streets have resurfaced as an issue of discussion and debate for the Glenwood City Council.

    Two Glenwood citizens – Jean Jaskierny and Linda Forman – attended council meetings in August to voice their displeasure with the city’s public works department for using concrete to repair a brick intersection at Coolidge and Hazel Street earlier this summer.

  • High School Creating Buzz

    It isn’t taking long for Glenwood Community High School students and staff to warm up to their new school.

    Doors to the $21.5 million facility were formally opened Thursday morning as freshmen and sophomores reported for orientation and an abbreviated schedule of classes. Students were visibly excited about stepping into their new school for the first time.

    "It’s just really big. It’s probably the nicest school I’ve ever been in," said sophomore Ben Umberger.

    Morgan Lucy said she was in awe over the size of the gymnasium.

  • High School Creating Buzz

    It isn’t taking long for Glenwood Community High School students and staff to warm up to their new school.

    Doors to the $21.5 million facility were formally opened Thursday morning as freshmen and sophomores reported for orientation and an abbreviated schedule of classes. Students were visibly excited about stepping into their new school for the first time.

    "It’s just really big. It’s probably the nicest school I’ve ever been in," said sophomore Ben Umberger.

    Morgan Lucy said she was in awe over the size of the gymnasium.

  • It's A Go!

    It’s official.

    The long-awaited opening of the new Glenwood Community High School will take place Thursday.

    GCHS Principal Kerry Newman confirmed Wednesday that a follow-up inspection from the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office has taken place and the district has been given the green light to occupy the school on Thursday.

  • It's A Go!

    It’s official.

    The long-awaited opening of the new Glenwood Community High School will take place Thursday.

    GCHS Principal Kerry Newman confirmed Wednesday that a follow-up inspection from the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office has taken place and the district has been given the green light to occupy the school on Thursday.

  • '80-20' Odds On New School

    There is a “high probability” the new Glenwood Community High School will open as scheduled Wednesday provided a re-doubled effort by contractor Construction Services, Inc. (CSI) completes fire safety work prior to a final inspection Monday by the state fire marshal.

  • '80-20' Odds On New School

    There is a “high probability” the new Glenwood Community High School will open as scheduled Wednesday provided a re-doubled effort by contractor Construction Services, Inc. (CSI) completes fire safety work prior to a final inspection Monday by the state fire marshal.

  • Keg Creek Days

    The annual Keg Creek Days celebration takes place this weekend at Glenwood Lake Park.

    A variety of activities are planned beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m. on Sunday.

    Saturday’s activities include children’s games and activities, a lawn mower poker run and a benefit concert for the Davies Amphitheater roof repair project. Sunday’s highlights are an antique machinery show and shine, heritage demonstrations and entertainment.

    Some of the special Keg Creek Days activities include:

    Pie Baking Contest