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  • 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.

  • A Buyer's Market

    It’s been a rough, cold winter in more ways than one for the real estate market in southwest Iowa, but it appears things are starting to warm up just in time for spring.

    Glenwood-area real estate professionals say there’s been an upswing in activity over the past month, a trend they hope will carry over well into the summer.

  • Checking Out The Library

    In the midst of our current economic recession no business seems immune.

    Factories are cutting production, companies are laying off workers and executives who once clung to golden parachutes like security blankets are finding themselves with their hands out.

    But there’s one business that’s thriving in this economy and its one, you might say, that’s doing it by the book.

    It’s the public library.