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Today's News

  • City of Glenwood chicken ordinance passes on 3-2 vote

        Bring on the chickens.
        After months of sometimes heated debate, the Glenwood City Council has passed the final reading of an ordinance that will allow city residents to raise chickens in their back yards. The final vote on the ordinance passed by a 3-2 margin at the council’s regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 11. Council members Craig Florian, Jessie Lundvall and Jeremy Rodman voted “yes” on the measure, with Susan Hirschman and  Dan McComb opposed.

  • How The Squirrels Might Steal Christmas

    You’re a mean one, Mr. Squirrel.

    There’s a strong possibility there will be no Christmas lights dangling from the trees and shrubs on Glenwood’s Town Square this holiday season unless private donations can be secured to replace several strings of lights eaten and damaged  by hungry squirrels.

  • Contentious presidential election strikes cord with first-time voters

    In six days, millions of Americans will head to voting booths.
    While many national pundits have predicted voter turnout could be lower than 2012, some organizations are predicting a near record number of first time voters will cast ballots for President of the United States Nov. 8.

    The Pew Research Center says more than 10 million people will vote for president for the first time this year. While not all of those rookies are recently-turned 18 year olds, many are.

  • Early voting continues at county auditor’s office

    Early voting for Tuesday’s general election is continuing to take place in the Mills  County Courthouse. Voters can cast their early ballots at the Mills County Auditor’s Office  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Monday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The office will also be open for voting on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

  • Owner of former Park Place building asks city for tax break

    The owner of the building that once housed the Park Place skilled nursing care and rehabilitation center has requested an 18-month tax deferment from the city of Glenwood so he can secure a loan to fund a $1.25 million renovation of the property at 114 Green Street.

    Aaron Rodenburg told members of the Glenwood City Council last week he would like to turn the building into a privately-operated assisted living facility that could house between 60-90 residents.

  • Fundraisers planned for teen in need of double-lung transplant

        Two special fundraisers are planned in the coming weeks to assist the family of an 18-year-old Glenwood Community High School student on the waiting list for a double-lung transplant.
        Hannah DeLashmutt, the daughter of Kenneth and Destiny DeLashmutt, has lived her entire life with Cystic Fibrosis and is now in need of the life-saving transplant.

  • If PPEL vote fails, GCSD ‘piecemeal’ effort likely to update athletic complex

    The Glenwood Athletic Complex originally opened in the late 1940s. Even with some additions and improvements, the football field, bleachers and field house appear much the same way they did 50 years ago.

    With or without voter approval April 4 on a $6 million Physical Plant and Equipment (PPEL) levy to pay for an overhaul of the complex, the Glenwood Community School District still faces the prospect of having to repair and update the aging facility along Sivers Road.

  • Heartbreaker In Harlan

    HARLAN - For the Glenwood boys basketball team, it was déjà vu all over again.

    Almost a year to the day since dropping a 73-71 overtime game to Perry one game short of the state tournament, the Rams’ staged a valiant second half comeback only to come up short in a 69-68 loss to Atlantic in the Class 3A, Substate 8 final before an overflow crowd of around 2,000 in Harlan Monday night.

    Glenwood coach Curt Schulte said he counts the last two season-ending losses among the toughest as a head coach.

  • 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.

  • Trio of Rams a win away from wrestling for state titles

     DES MOINES - After two days at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament, the Glenwood wrestling team has three wrestlers in Friday semifinals.

    The Rams’ Trevor Anderson (145 pounds), Anthony Sherry (182) and Zach Haggstrom (220) all won their two opening round matches and are one win from wrestling for a state title.

    The grand march and championship matches commence Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Arena.