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  • Seniors Feeling The Benefits Of Yoga Workouts

    By Garret Reich

    It is a stereotypical idea that growing older entails pain, immobility and declines in health and life capacities. However, this stereotype is being turned on its head by the students at the Bloom Senior Center, here in Glenwood.

    Since May of 2016, teacher and personal trainer Anita Reich has taught yoga classes for seniors. It started at classes just once a week. Now, the students get together twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays to practice.
    Students have seen drastic changes in their lives as a whole.

  • Priest ordered to register as sex offender at sentencing

    A former Glenwood priest found guilty in December of five misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy received a suspended prison sentence Friday and was ordered to register as a sex offender.

    Rev. Paul Monahan, 83, received a suspended sentence of 30 days in jail for each count to be served concurrently, one year of probation and to register as a sex offender for 10 years. His sentence was handed down by Associate Judge Gary Anderson.

  • Former GRC employees facing neglect charges

    Six former Glenwood Resource Center (GRC) employees were arrested last week as result of a nearly three-month investigation by the Glenwood Police Department into the abuse and neglect of clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the state-operated facility.

  • City looking at raising tax levy, implementing franchise fees to meet budget

    As they finalize the City of Glenwood’s budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, city council members are taking a serious look at raising the city’s property tax levy and implementing franchise fees on MidAmerican Energy and Black Hills Energy customers as a means of generating revenue needed to meet an annual operating shortfall of around $300,000.

  • Legislative briefing attracts overflow crowd

    Concerns about a controversial bill passed last week in the Iowa Legislature that reduces the bargaining power of many public employee unions attracted an overflow crowd to the city council chambers at Glenwood City Hall Saturday morning for a legislative briefing with State Rep. David Sieck (R-Glenwood) and State. Sen. Mark Costello (R-Imogene).
        The content and potential consequences of the legislation dominated discussion at the two-hour public forum.

  • School district asking taxpayers to fund athletic complex upgrade

    The Glenwood Community School District is putting the prospect of a potential $5 to $6 million overhaul of the Glenwood Athletic Complex to a vote of the people.

    In a resolution unanimously approved by the Glenwood Board of Directors at last Monday’s monthly meeting, the district will ask voters to approve additional funds from a Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) consisting of a tax on all taxable property in the school district to pay for the improvements.

  • Chamber to recognize Zack Jones as Citizen of the Year

    Malvern artist and community leader Zack Jones has been named the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year. East Mills High School student Emmy Duysen is the chamber’s Junior Citizen of the Year.

  • U of Iowa students to partner in trails project

    The Mills County Trails Board has entered into a unique partnership with a team of civil engineering students from the University of Iowa to develop plans for a proposed trailhead and trail network that would link Glenwood Lake Park with the city’s recreation complex and athletic fields on the east side of Keg Creek.

  • Ohio Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Fatal Shooting

    A 27-year-old Ohio man found guilty of first-degree murder in December for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Kathryn “Katie” Weber-Kuhl outside a Glenwood assisted living facility last September, will spend the rest of his life in prison.

    Mark A. Troutman showed no remorse for his actions in a statement given prior to his sentence being announced Monday by District Court Judge James Heckerman.

  • With capital campaign goal met, Glen Haven Village proponents seek to finalize lease agreement

    More than $1 million has now been raised or pledged for the Glen Haven Village capital campaign.
        Proponents of the $3.2 million skilled nursing facility being proposed for a cluster of residential cottages on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center (GRC) are optimistic construction will begin later this year once a long-term lease agreement is finalized with the state of Iowa.