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  • Crash Closes Emerson Library

    EMERSON - The Emerson Public Library has remained closed since a car crashed into the side of the historic building July 21.

    “It was on a Sunday around noon. Thank God we were closed,” Emerson Public Library Director Karen Gage said.

    The vehicle reportedly struck the building when the driver accidently missed her brake pedal while attempting to stop. The driver was not injured and her vehicle was not damaged.

  • 'Bookworm' Retires From Library Board

    Lifelong reader Barbara Taenzler has been a fixture at the Glenwood Public Library for many years. In fact, she has read so many books that she keeps a green, wire basket at her house full of index cards that denote what books she has read.

    “I don’t have favorite books, I have favorite authors,” she said. “I find a favorite author and then I read everything by that author.”

    Some of those favorites include Maeve Binchy, Debbie Macomber, Michael Connelly and Robin Carr.

  • Glenwood Man Faces Arson Charge

    A 22-year-old Glenwood man is facing felony charges for allegedly setting three fires outside the Mills County Sheriff’s Office and Jail during the early morning hours of July 23.

    Adam Houchin is charged with first-degree arson, a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison, and possession of an incendiary device, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

  • Doodles Grill

    Home style food in a family-friendly environment.
    That’s the simple philosophy behind Glenwood’s newest restaurant.

    “We believe in the importance of a family sitting around the dinner table at night and having a hot meal together,” Joe Kuhnert said. “We want that home-cooked, family meal to be the experience they have here.”

  • Codie Lingle Remembered For His 'Huge Heart'

    Codie Lingle wasn’t the type of person who went out of his way to bring attention to himself. In fact, some people might even say he was on the quiet or shy side, but those closest to Codie saw the 16-year-old Glenwood Community High School junior in a different light.

  • Counterfeit Money Surfaces In Glenwood

    Federal authorities have joined the Glenwood Police Department in the investigation of counterfeit money being circulated in the Glenwood area.

    Glenwood Police Chief Eric Johansen said several counterfeit $20 bills surfaced a couple months ago within the city limits, and a pair of counterfeit $50 bills have been turned over to the police department in recent weeks.
     
    One of the fraudulent $50 bills was  discovered at the Shopko Hometown store in Glenwood. The second bill was reported by an individual, Johansen said.

  • Two Cases Of Cyclospora Confirmed in Mills County

    The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Centers for Disease Control and local public health agencies are continuing investigations into an outbreak of an intestinal illness caused by Cyclospora (a rare parasite).

    As of Monday, 71 cases of Cyclospora infections have been reported statewide, including two in Mills County. Almost all cases have been identified through testing at the State Hygienic Lab.

  • Gridiron Garage

    The much-anticipated opening of the Gridiron Garage restaurant and sports bar at 419 Sharp St. is generating new energy on the south side of Glenwood’s Town Square.

    Two lines of customers were waiting to get in when Ryan Sell and his wife, DeShawne Bird Sell, opened their establishment on June 30, and the place has been hopping ever since.

  • Grassley Town Hall Meeting

    Immigration reform, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and gun control were three of the major topics addressed by Republican U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley during a town hall meeting in Glenwood last Monday, July 1.

    Grassley fielded questions for an hour from an audience of about 75 people at the Senior Center.
    The senator answered several questions about the effects the Affordable Care Act will have on Iowans.

  • It's Festival Time

    Two community celebrations will highlight an extended Independence Day weekend in Mills County.

    The annual Pacific Junction Whistlestop Days begins Thursday night and wind downs Saturday night. In Malvern, a full slate of activities are planned Saturday for the community’s Independence Day celebration.

    Whistle Stop Days will begin Thursday with a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament at the Junction Bar at 7 p.m. Friday evening, there will be a fish fry at the community center from 6 - 8 p.m.