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  • Pickleball could breathe new life into tennis courts

    The Glenwood City Council has been asked to give its blessing to a proposal that would breathe new life into the city’s deteriorated tennis courts on South Vine Street.

    Dr. Jacque Young told council members last week that the Southwest Iowa Pickleball Club is pursuing grants and other private funding that would finance the renovation of the tennis courts into six pickleball courts.

  • School district adopting 'Epinephrine policy'

    The Glenwood Community School district is implementing a policy throughout the district that would allow authorized school personnel to respond to life-threatening allergic reactions.

  • Mills County survives winter ice storm

    It turns out the Great Winter Ice Storm of 2017 didn’t pack the punch some forecasters had predicted.

    The slow-moving storm made its way through the Central Plains Sunday and Monday, but didn’t create the problems many had feared. 

    Rain, drizzle and cold temperatures blanketed the region for more than 24 hours from Sunday afternoon into Monday evening, but  only a handful of ice-related incidents  were reported in Mills County.

  • GRC issued conditional license, fined $40,000

      The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals has fined the Glenwood Resource Center $40,000 and issued a conditional license to the state-operated facility that serves 230 clients with profound physical and mental disabilities.

  • Campus Life catching on with kids

    Campus Life is a relatively new organization in the Glenwood community, but the program it’s derived from is far from new.

    Youth For Christ (YFC), founded during World War II by ministers and evangelists as an international ministry, has branched off into several different programs over the past 70-plus years, with the Campus Life program serving as YFC’s bread and butter.

  • Faith at foundation of Danielle Pint’s 5-year cancer fight

      Danielle Pint has been battling cancer off and on since 2012. She’s had good days and bad days, but she’s never given up hope or lost faith in God.
        “It (faith) has been such a source of strength,” Danielle said last week as she openly discussed the details of her stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. “No matter what happens, it doesn’t change who God is in our life and the work that he’s doing.”

  • Abuse, neglect allegations lead to GRC staff firings

       Richard Crouch, president of the Glenwood Resource Center Parents and Family Group, said the findings of an investigation by the Iowa Department of Human Services (IDHS) have not changed his opinion about the care his son is receiving at the state-operated facility for individuals with profound physical and intellectual disabilities. Crouch’s son has resided at GRC for 30-plus years.

  • Tapping Into Success

    The first barrel of beer has been brewed at Keg Creek Brewing’s new production facility south of Glenwood.
        Panhead is a dark, 19th Century English-style porter that’s expected to be available to patrons of Glenwood’s hometown brewery in early 2017.
        “This is what we’ve been working toward,” said Randy Romens, one of four partners with ownership in the brewery that marked its fifth anniversary in 2016 by expanding its brewing operations to the former Kirsch Trucking building at 22381 221st St.

  • Leaving The Courthouse

        The history books will show Ron Kohn’s tenure on the board of supervisors has been a time of change and growth for Mills County.
        Kohn, 73, is wrapping up his 12th and final year on the board this week and the retired school teacher will walk away from the courthouse knowing that in many ways the county is in better shape than the day he took office in January 2005.  

  • RAM BREWS

    A new coffee shop is open in Glenwood.

    And they deliver.

    The Ram Brew Coffee Shop in Glenwood Community High School offers coffee delivery to teachers right to their classroom at the school. The shop is staffed by special education students who learn valuable work and social skills while working in the coffee shop housed in the school’s main floor concession stand.