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  • ISL Vote Still Tied After Recount

    The ballots were counted again Tuesday morning and the vote count remained unchanged.

    The Glenwood Community School District Instructional Support Levy (ISL) election has ended in a dead heat - 434 “Yes” votes and 434 “No” votes.

    By failing to get a simple majority, the school district’s 10-year, approximately $750,000 levy has failed by a single vote.

  • Tabor Goes High Tech

    TABOR - The city of Council Bluffs likes to refer to itself as Iowa’s Leading Edge, but when it comes to state-of-the-art technology, the big city has nothing on Tabor.

    Earlier this month, Tabor became the first city in southwest Iowa to offer its residents wireless Internet technology.

    The city-wide WiFi network was put into place by Nebraska-based Efanz, Inc. The network utilizes small radio transmitters to broadcast high-speed Internet signals through the air. The transmitters are strategically placed to provide service throughout the community.

  • Friday Fire Leaves Emerson Family Without A Home

    EMERSON - An investigator from the Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office was scheduled to be in Emerson Monday morning to examine the scene of a fire that gutted a private residence on Friday and caused significant property damage.

    Firefighters from Emerson, Hastings and Red Oak responded to a report of fire at 512 Bartlett St. shortly before 11:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived, they encountered a multi-story home engulfed in smoke and flames.

  • Goos Pitches Policing Plan To City

    Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos presented his case for taking over city law enforcement duties before a meeting of the Glenwood City Council Public Safety Committee Tuesday, March 24, at City Hall.

  • ARRA Funds To Pay For Trail Paving

    Dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will fund the paving of two portions of the Wabash Trace Nature Trail in Mills County.

  • Relay For Life Fundraisers planned

    The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life is not just a single yearly event that occurs in communities around the world. Relay is an ongoing 365-day process binding us together towards our ultimate goal of finding a cure. Two Relay events are planned for this Saturday, March 21, each sponsored by a team whose priorities have been changed due to family or friends battling cancer.

  • School District Holding Rummage Sale

    Feeling a little homeroom nostalgia?

    Like to have a used school desk? How about an overhead projector or small storage cabinet?

    If you’re in need of any of these items, the Glenwood Community School District might have just what you’re looking for.

    The district is offering old, used student and teacher desks and chairs, office equipment and antiquated computers and monitors for sale on March 7 at 102 Central on the Glenwood Resource Center campus. The first day of the sale was held Feb. 28.

  • Cafe Employees Work Day For No Pay

    It was the ultimate show of support and appreciation for their boss.

    On Friday, the three employees on duty at the Bear Creek Cafe in Glenwood worked the entire day for no wages. It was a gesture to demonstrate their appreciation for having a job and to show cafe owner Sherry Brosdahl that they understand the financial struggles she and other owners of small businesses are facing during our nation’s tough economic times.

    “We all need to do our part to help struggling businesses stay open,” Bear Creek employee Breanna Wright said.

  • Mills County on RAGBRAI Route

    Has it been six years already?

    RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) last came to Mills County in 2003, but the nation’s largest crossstate bicycle extravaganza appears to headed back this summer.

  • ISL Aimed At Students, Curriculum

    To ISL or not to ISL...

    ...That is the question the Glenwood Community School District is asking of district voters in a Feb. 3 special election considering the district’s adoption of an Instructional Support Levy. If passed, the measure would allow the school district to collect more than $700,000 in new funds.