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  • Restoring The Stars and Stripes

    It’s called the National 9/11 Flag, but as Denny and Carolyn Deters will attest, the tattered flag that survived the World Trade Center explosions is recognized today as a symbol of our nation’s resilience and compassionate response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    “What we say at the foundation is that we’re not about 9/11, we’re about 9/12,” Carolyn said. “We’re really about the compassion the rest of the country showed to New York after 9/11.”

  • Fatal Accident North Of Glenwood

    A 24-year-old man was killed in a one-vehicle accident early Sunday morning in northern Mills County.

    Investigators for the Iowa State Patrol determined Jake William Champ of Clarinda was driving a 2007 Ford Fusion northbound on 221st Street (old U.S. Highway 275) north of Glenwood, between Ashton Road and Bunge Ave., when the driver lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons. The vehicle left the roadway, going off a steep embankment on the east side of the highway before striking several trees, rolling and landing on its top.

  • Let the Construction Begin!

    Construction of the Mills County Law Enforcement Center and Jail has begun.

    County officials took part in a formal ground-breaking ceremony last Wednesday, Aug. 7 –  exactly one year from the day Mills County residents approved construction of the $6.4 million facility by a 69 - 31-percent margin. The building, which will house the county jail and sheriff’s offices, will be built in an industrial area of Glenwood at 500 Railroad Ave., on a tract of land directly south of the Mills County Engineer’s building.

  • 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.