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  • Omahan Suspected Of Starting Fire

    The Iowa Department of Public Safety has issued an arrest warrant for an Omaha man accused of setting fire to a home he owns in Henderson.

    The warrant was issued Dec. 17 for Larry Douglas Fast, 57, of 3405 Forrest Lawn Avenue in Omaha. The warrant alleges Fast broke into the home at 405 Myrtle Street in Henderson on Nov. 19, just after 8 a.m. and set two fires. One fire was started in in the main floor bathroom and a second on the back porch, said Special Agent John Ticer of the State Fire Marshall's Office.

  • Bridge Project Completion Pushed Back To Spring

    Mills County drivers will have to continue to detour around construction when traveling along Mills County Highway L-35 for a little while longer, as the $4.5 million replacement of two bridges along that highway will not be completed until the spring.

    The replacement of the two overhead bridges on Mills County Highway L-35 (Old Iowa Highway 978) began last April and was originally slated to be completed in November. According to a representative of the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT), the project will likely not be entirely completed until spring.

  • County Board Resumes Jail Talks

    They’re not ready to put a bond issue before the voters, but the Mills County supervisors have agreed to take a strong look at the recommendation of a citizens jail committee.

  • Ice Skating Authorized For Glenwood Lake Park

    The frigid winter weather has already arrived, so go ahead and sharpen those ice skates, Glenwood.

    The Glenwood City Council has authorized a proposal that will allow public ice skating at Glenwood Lake Park this winter.

    The council gave its unanimous approval to the skating proposal at its regular meeting last Tuesday, Dec. 9, after taking part in discussions with Glenwood Park Board member Bill Pugsley and mayor Dyle Downing.

  • School Bus Driver Survives Collision

    Glenwood school bus driver was still being treated for injuries Monday, five days after the bus he was driving collided with a semi-tractor trailer truck on U.S. Highway 34 southeast of Glenwood at the intersection with Kidd Road.

    Clarence R. Seale III, 51,was listed in critical but stable condition according to a public report from the Iowa State Patrol.

    The accident occurred shortly before 5 p.m. after Seale had dropped off his last student passenger.

  • Fire Burns Out Fountains Ballroom

    A secluded, wedding ballroom near Mineola was gutted by a fire last Wednesday morning when a quick moving blaze tore through the building causing nearly $1 million in damages.

    The Fountains Ballroom, located two miles northwest of Mineola at 51496 230 Street, caught fire some time after 4 a.m. Wednesday morning. Fire departments from Glenwood, Oak Township, Pacific Junction, and Silver City worked more than eight hours to get the blaze under control on the rural six-acre property, shuttling in water from a hydrant more than a mile away.

    The cause of the fire is unknown.

  • Sheriff Taylor Retiring After 16-year Run

    Mack Taylor has spent two-thirds of his lifetime working in the field of law enforcement, but the four-term sheriff says he’s having no second thoughts about walking away from his career later this month.

    Taylor, 54, will formally retire as Mills County Sheriff on Dec. 31.

  • Glenwood High Honor Roll

    The following students have been named to the Glenwood Community High School First Quarter Honor Roll.

  • Under New Management

    The Davies Amphitheater is now officially under new management, but don’t expect to see any drastic changes when the outdoor concert season rolls around next summer.

    Glenwood resident Gordon Woodrow and his wife, Lori, assumed their new management duties at the amphitheater from Russ and Sybil Finken earlier this fall.

  • Glenwood School District to decide on ISL

    The Glenwood Community School District will hold a special election on Feb. 3 to determine if the district will be allowed to pursue a 10-year Instructional Support Levy (ISL), effective July 1, 2009.

    The district has been holding public meetings since September to discuss the ISL. If passed, the ISL would allow the district to pursue general fund revenue for curriculum improvements, new teachers and technology purchases.

    Glenwood is just one of two school districts in the Hawkeye 10 Conference and 23 statewide that does not currently have an ISL in place.