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  • 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.

  • Motorist involved in fatal bicycle collision facing misdemeanor

    A Glenwood man involved in a collision on U.S. Highway 34 in western Mills County last summer that claimed the life of a Florida bicyclist will not face criminal charges following a lengthy investigation by the Iowa State Patrol.

    Mills County Attorney Naeda Elliott announced last week that Robb William Philippus, 34, of Glenwood has been charged with “Actions Against Bicyclists,” a simple misdemeanor.

  • 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.

  • City Hoping To Implement Franchise Fees To Help Offset General Fund Deficit

    Customers of MidAmerican Energy and Black Hills Energy residing within the city limits of Glenwood could soon be paying a 3-5 percent fee on their monthly utility bills to help generate dollars for the city’s general fund account.

    The Glenwood City Council has taken the first step toward the implementation of “franchise fees” for the city’s energy providers by approving a revenue purpose statement and scheduling a public hearing for Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

  • The Eagles Have Landed

    The bald eagles have returned to the Missouri River valley, catching the attention of motorists on both the Iowa and Nebraska sides of the U.S. Highway 34 bridge west of Glenwood.

    Late last week, a handful of eagles could be seen hovering and resting on sign posts on the Iowa side of the bridge. By Saturday, nearly three dozen eagles were spotted plucking fish from a frozen pond on the Nebraska side of the bridge by Glenwood photographer Jim Deitchler. The eagles congregated at the same pond on the south side of the highway Sunday afternoon.