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  • Memorial Dedicated To Fallen Four

    Loved ones and friends of Dennis Chaney, Steven Benscoter, Dale Aspedon and Jay Bock were among about 100 people in attendance at the Glenwood Cemetery Saturday morning for the dedication of a Veterans’ Memorial Plaza built in honor of the four motorcyclists who died in August 2010 after being struck by a drunk driver while riding together in an Interstate 29 construction zone near Little Sioux.

  • Auditors Say Former Malvern Library Director Used Funds For Personal Use, Altered Receipts

    Mills County Attorney Eric Hansen said Monday he expects charges to be filed against a former director of the Malvern Public Library accused of altering receipts and using library funds for numerous personal expenses over several years.

    Results of an investigation released Friday by State Auditor Mary Mosiman found that former Malvern library director Stacey Buick misspent thousands of dollars. Auditors identified nearly $33,000 of improper expenditures and unsupported documents.

  • Mills County Public Health Makes Plea For Immunizations

    With the 2014-15 school year just around the corner, the Mills County Public Health Office is advising parents to make sure their children are up to date with immunizations.

    All children entering preschool, kindergarten, seventh grade, and students newly enrolling into the school district must show proof of being vaccinated.  As important as following the law may be, Mills County Public Health Officials say it’s just as important to keep your children safe from disease.

  • Glenwood Pursuing RAGBRAI For 2015
  • Trajet Building, Nebraska GOP Chair Tied To Controversy

    At first glance, the two buildings couldn’t be more dissimilar.
    One was a church built in the 19th century and sits on a small lot near downtown Red Oak, the other a former meat packing house and factory, built nearly 100 years later on 5.6 acres in an industrial section of Glenwood.

    But what may differentiate them the most is their assessed value: the former Red Oak church, about $6,500, the industrial building in Glenwood, a little more than $455,000.

  • City Moving Forward With Pool Plan

    The city of Glenwood is moving forward with its “Option 2” plan for construction of an outdoor swimming pool and aquatic center on property adjacent to Glenwood Community High School.

    Glenwood residents will be able to hear specifics on the plan at an Aug. 11 town hall meeting at City Hall, one night before a public hearing takes place on the matter during a regular meeting of the city council.

  • City Suspends Library Director For 3 Days

    Glenwood Public Library Director Jenny Ellis was placed on a three-day suspension without pay following a closed-session meeting with members of the Glenwood City Council, library board and City Hall staff Tuesday, July 22.

  • Body Found In Missouri River Identified

    The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, with the help of several other agencies, has positively identified the body that was pulled from the Missouri River in southwestern Mills County on July 1.

    The male body was located in the area of Lincoln’s Landing campground near the Plattsmouth Bridge.

  • Body Found In Mo. River Still Unidentified

    As of Tuesday, authorities had yet to identify the decomposed body of a man found in the Missouri River south of the Plattsmouth Bridge in western Mills County.

    A camper found the body Wednesday, July 2, around 4:45 p.m. The body had some clothing and identifying markings, including tattoos. An autopsy was performed by the Douglas County (Neb.) Medical Examiner’s Office.

    Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos said the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting in the investigation.

  • Former Glenwood Priest Placed On Leave

    A priest who spent two years at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Glenwood, has been placed on indefinite administrative leave after an Allegation Review Committee for the Diocese of Des Moines determined he sexually abused a minor.

    The alleged abuse by Rev. Howard Fitzgerald took place decades ago, according to a statement released last week by the diocese. Bishop Richard Pates apologized to the victim, who asked for anonymity.