Local News

  • Volunteers Sought For Glenwood Giving Garden

    Glenwood’s Giving Garden has given away more than 24,000 pounds of fresh produce to over 500 families in Mills County in the past four years, with the numbers growing each year.  

    With the growth of the garden comes a need for more volunteers to perform a variety of tasks.

  • Affordable Prom Dresses Sold To Aid Mills County Storehouse

    Mills County high school girls who don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on their prom night attire have an opportunity to buy a gown for $25 through a special project that will benefit the Mills County Storehouse.

    Kenkel Family Chiropractic is in the process of gathering “gently-used” prom dresses that can be tried on and purchased for $25. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the storehouse, which oversees operation of the county food pantry.

  • Financial Concerns Fuel Heated Words At City Hall

    A capacity crowd filled the Glenwood City Council Chambers Tuesday, March 10, as citizens sounded off about the findings of an audit report that revealed a deficit of nearly $300,000 in the city’s general fund balance for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and shortcomings in the city’s day-to-day financial practices.

  • Space Heater Suspected Cause Of Silver City Fire

    A space heater is being blamed for a fire that destroyed a mobile home in Silver City Thursday.

    Firefighters from volunteer departments from Silver City, Glenwood and Oak Township responded to the residence at 300 Pearl St. around 9:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived on the scene the residence was “fully engulfed in flames,” Silver City Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lynn Schrum said.

    Firefighters battled the blaze for nearly an hour.

  • New Conservation Center Planned At Pony Creek

    Mills County Conservation is preparing to build a 6,491 square-foot Environmental Education Center at Pony Creek Park.

    The $1 million facility would be owned by Mills County, but managed and occupied by the Mills County Conservation Board.

    Mills County Conservation director Jerad Getter said the environmental education center will provide education and serve as a valuable resource for both adults and children.

  • Painful Extraction

    One controversial special use permit re-approved, one controversial special use permit tabled.

    That was the decision of the Mills County Zoning Board of Adjustment at a public meeting last Tuesday concerning a pair of variances requested by Cory Leick for soil extractions in Oak Township.

  • Cyndy Sell Named Citizen Of The Year

    Lifelong Glenwood resident Cyndy Sell has been namd the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Citizen of the Year.

    Sell will be recognized along with several other community betterment award winners at the chamber’s annual Betterment and Beautification Dinner and Awards program March 5 at Bodega Victoriana.

  • Glenwood Native Wins Oscar For Best Animated Feature

    Don Hall has worked as an animator for nearly two decades, most of that at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He’s worked on a half dozen features and directed two acclaimed films for the studio, the latter of which, the international box office hit “Big Hero 6,”  earned him an Academy Award nomination this year for Best Animated Film.

  • Greenhouse On The Hill

    Imagine living in Iowa and going to work in the middle of winter to a tropical climate where you’re surrounded by an array of bright green foliage, trees, plants, ground covers, ornamental grasses and flower seedlings destined to produce colorful blooms in a few months.

    Kevin Lingren has that job as the manager and caretaker of the Glenwood Resource Center Greenhouse. It’s a job he’s held for 37 years.

    “I can’t even guess how many plants we have here in the greenhouse,” Lingren said. “It has to be thousands.”

  • A Firehouse Divided

    An internal rift between members of the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department (GVFD) reached the boiling point last week, resulting in the resignation of eight firefighters and an onslaught of questions and allegations on both sides of the dispute.