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  • Hirschman appointed to city council

    A former City Hall employee has been appointed to fill a position on the Glenwood City Council.

    Susan Hirschman was appointed to the position Tuesday, May 26, during the city council’s regular meeting. She was one of three citizens considered for the Ward III seat that became vacant when Kim Clark resigned from the council in April.

    In a verbal poll of council members, Hirschman received the recommendation of Allan Christiansen and Clare Bangs. Craig Florian voiced his support for Jeremy Rodman, while Kay LeFever recommended Lyn Mintle.

  • Decision on football coach gets mixed reviews

    Glenwood football coach Brian Albert is keeping his job, but questions remain how the decision of the Glenwood School Board to retain the coach will affect the future of the football program and the coach’s working relationship with the administration that attempted to fire him.

  • 70 Years of Bliss

    Seventy years together and they’re still as much in love today as they were the day they said I do.

    Bill and Stella Hendrix were teenagers when they met and not much older in January 1939, living in the small town of Leon in south central Iowa, when they climbed into Bill’s Model A Ford and drove to Princeton, Mo., with just $6 in their pockets.

    “We just went and got married down in Missouri. There wasn’t any waiting period then,” Stella recalls. “We just went and got our license. The minister’s wife was one of our guests.”

  • Extension a victim of ISU budget cuts

    Mills County Extension Director Sherry Ford said she and many of her colleagues across the state were surprised to learn that their jobs will be eliminated later this year as part of an Iowa State University’s “restructuring” plan.

    “We knew there were going to be budget cuts, but eliminating all county directors was a shock,” Ford said.

  • 70 Years of Bliss

    Seventy years together and they’re still as much in love today as they were the day they said I do.

    Bill and Stella Hendrix were teenagers when they met and not much older in January 1939, living in the small town of Leon in south central Iowa, when they climbed into Bill’s Model A Ford and drove to Princeton, Mo., with just $6 in their pockets.

    “We just went and got married down in Missouri. There wasn’t any waiting period then,” Stella recalls. “We just went and got our license. The minister’s wife was one of our guests.”

  • Extension a victim of ISU budget cuts

    Mills County Extension Director Sherry Ford said she and many of her colleagues across the state were surprised to learn that their jobs will be eliminated later this year as part of an Iowa State University’s “restructuring” plan.

    “We knew there were going to be budget cuts, but eliminating all county directors was a shock,” Ford said.

  • Veterans Share Memories, Emotions

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - For those living during World War II, but especially for those who wore the uniform, there had to be days to remember and days to try to forget. Sixteen million men and women served their country during World War II as members of the U.S. armed forces. Last Tuesday, a group of these veterans from southwest Iowa experienced some emotional memories from the war when they traveled to Washington, D.C. as members of the second Western Iowa Honor Flight.

  • 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.