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  • Preparing for the Swine Flu

    Mills County has no confirmed cases of the H1N1 “swine flu” virus but that isn’t stopping Mills County Public Health from being prepared.

    In a briefing last Tuesday by Mills County Public Health with several city, county and state agencies, Sheri Bowen, administrator of MCPH, stressed preparedness and prevention in her run down of the influenza virus that has killed three and sickened more than 2,600 in the United States.

  • Tie vote gives Glenwood football coach a win

    Glenwood football coach Brian Albert is keeping his job.

    In a special meeting Monday evening, the Glenwood School Board returned from two hours of deliberation with a deadlocked 2-2 vote on the recommendation by Glenwood Superintendent Dr. Stan Sibley that Albert be terminated as the high school's football coach.

  • Duane Kahl Named Citizen of the Year

    Duane Kahl, known to many as Mr. Mineola, has been named the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year.

  • Homeowners File Lawsuit

    A Glenwood family whose house was deemed unsafe to live in has filed a lawsuit alleging the home was not properly designed or constructed.

    According to court documents, Nelson and Christi Leidel, purchased the home at 55540 Forrester Valley Lane in Park Place Acres north of Glenwood for $329,000 in 2004. Last November, federal officials determined the home was unfit to live in.

  • County Vets Chosen For Honor Flight

    Four veterans from Mills County have been chosen to take part in the second Western Iowa Honor Flight next Tuesday to Washington, D.C.

    Duane Jackson and Hugh Trask of Glenwood and Arno Miller and William Pavkov of Hastings will be among more than 100 World War II-era vets traveling to Washington for a whirlwind day of sightseeing at the city’s military memorials.

  • Feeling The Pain

    Mills County deputies began carrying Tasers last month, but not before they experienced first-hand what it feels like to be on the receiving end of a jolt from one of the electronic control devices.

    The deputies took turns at being Tasered during a training session inside the Glenwood Wrestling Building. Mills County Sheriff Gene Goos said the exercise is a requirement for all law enforcement officers who carry a Taser.

  • DHS Responds To Push For GRC Closure

    A Department of Human Services spokesman said there are no plans to shutter the Glenwood Resource Center, despite a written report by a watch dog group asking the state to close the state’s largest facility for the mentally handicapped.

  • Kim Clark Resigns From City Council

    Glenwood has a vacant seat on its city council.

    Kim Clark has resigned from her Ward 3 seat, effective Monday, April 27.

    Clark’s letter of resignation was formally presented at the April 28 regular meeting of the city council. Clark was not in attendance at the meeting.

    Her letter of resignation was brief and offered no explanation for her decision to resign.

    “I have decided to resign my position on the Glenwood City Council effective Monday, April 27, 2009. I have enjoyed serving my fellow neighbors and citizens of Glenwood.”

  • Bridge To Be Built By 2013

    After nearly 20 years of political maneuvering, discussion and debate, the U.S. Highway 34 – Missouri River Bridge is finally going to happen.

    That’s the word from the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT).

    “We’re looking at starting to acquire property in earnest starting late this summer,” said IDOT district engineer John Selmer. “You’ll probably see hard construction occurring in 2011 and it will take us until the end of 2013 to complete the whole project.”

  • Hawkeye 10 Honors

    Four of the 20 members of the Hawkeye 10 Conference All-Academic Team are students at Glenwood Community High School.

    Alexa Bledsoe, Annaleah Herrman, Jonathan Schoening and Nicole Sowers were recognized as members of the team at a banquet in Atlantic on April 8.

    Ms. Bledsoe is the vice president of the National Honor Society, captain of the tennis team, an individual speech participant and a member of the Reach/SADD Advisory Council. She plans to study architectural engineering at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.