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  • 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.

  • Historic Day For Same-sex Couples

    On July 16, 1988, June Focken and Carol McCormick professed their love and commitment to one another in a ceremony performed by a minister from the Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha. After the ceremony, Focken and McCormick were presented with a certificate of holy union, a document that signified their bond, but carried absolutely no weight in the eyes of the law.

  • Opening New Doors on the Hill

    More than 60 years later, Carol Henderson can still recall vivid details of her first visit to the Glenwood Resource Center.

    The callous way the doctor paraded out patients on stage for her freshman class from Treynor High School to see. The dull gray walls of the corridors. The cold, cavernous brick dormitories.

  • City Cools To County Policing Plan

    Upon further review, the Glenwood City Council Public Safety Committee has concluded that dissolving its police department and having Mills County deputies police the streets of Glenwood wouldn’t be in the best interest of city residents. The committee has elected not to endorse a proposal from Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos that would have his deputies take over policing duties within the city limits.

    The matter was discussed at a special meeting of the public safety committee Tuesday, April 7, at City Hall.

  • When Will It Be Done?

    They say Rome wasn't built in a day.

    Neither, apparently, was the modern American high school.

    After more than two years of construction, countless delays due to heavy rains, subcontractor firings, poor planning and an increasingly tense relationship between the builder and the Glenwood Community School District, Glenwood’s new $21 million high school is still not finished.

    And no one seems to know when it will be.

  • Positive Choices

    Over the past month, Trooper Scott Miller of the Iowa State Patrol has been pounding home a message to southwest Iowa high school students about the dangers of drinking and driving.

    “The message I’m trying to get out this month with proms and graduations coming up is to make positive choices,” Miller said. “I want them to think about the choices they make. I want them to make positive choices that are healthy and going to keep them safe.”

  • Accidents Claim 3 Lives In County

    A pair of single-vehicle accidents early Sunday morning has left two dead on Mills County roads. The mishaps occurred just four days after an accident on Interstate 29 in western Mills County claimed the life of a Sidney woman.

    Sunday’s first accident occurred just after 1 a.m. when Darin Fuhrman 44, of Mound City, Mo., lost control of his vehicle near the intersection of 196th and Brohard Avenue in northern Mills County and rolled in the north ditch, according to a report from the Mills County Sheriff’s Office.