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Today's News

  • Quilts Of Valor

    By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

    Temperatures outside have fallen into the single digits on several occasions this month, but six residents at Linnwood Estates assisted living in Glenwood are sleeping warmly under new quilts. Everett Shaw, Carl “Lee” Anderson, Roger Orrin Lonnevik, John Matula, Marvin E. Meggison and Eugene A. Murdock were presented “Quilts of Valor” in a special ceremony Dec. 7.

    Quilts of Valor is an organization that presents veterans and service members with handmade quilts as a way of thanking them for their military service.

  • School District Moving Forward With Gym

    A proposed auxiliary gymnasium at Glenwood Community High School took two steps closer to coming to fruition at last Monday’s Glenwood Community District Board of Education meeting.

    The board voted 4-1 to proceed with the design and financing phase for the new gym, which would be on the north side of the building and would house a new locker room and allow for an expanded weight room and wrestling room.

  • Murder Charges Filed In Glenwood Woman's Death

    A 24-year-old Council Bluffs man has been charged with murder in the death of a Glenwood woman, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety. Chad Fortner was charged Tuesday with 2nd-degree murder in the death of 47-year-old Carol Meston. 

  • Remembering Those Who Fought The Forgotten War

    Ten Korean War veterans from Mills County will travel to Washington, D.C., next Wednesday to visit the national memorial built in their honor.

  • Speech Hall of Famer

    By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

    “Success breeds success” is the motto of Marrianne Driml.

    Driml certainly breeds success herself. She taught English, world literature and communications at Glenwood Community High School for 38 years, retiring in 2008. She coached the high school speech team for 31 years and still volunteers to help speech students.

    “I know I’ve coached 100 to 150 people,” Driml said.

  • Engine 15

    Even a normally subdued fire chief had excitement in his voice talking about the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department’s new truck.

    “We’re tickled to death, we’ve never had anything like this since I’ve been around,” GVFD chief Butch Fidler said. “It’s too bad it wasn’t ready in time for the homecoming parade.”

  • Sudden Death

    Dale Lingle thought his 16-year-old son was simply sleeping off a late night of computer and video games when he found him still lying in bed in the middle of the afternoon  July 18.

    “He was a typical teenager. In the summer, he would stay up late on the computer and playing video games,” Dale said. “I went in to get him out of bed and he didn’t wake up.”

    More than two months after his death, Codie Lingle’s family finally knows with some certainty what caused the death of their son and brother.

  • CODE RED - Possible Abduction In Malvern

    The Mills County 911 Communications Center has issued a CODE RED emergency alert for the possible abduction of a 5-year-old girl from Malvern around 6:45 p.m. The girl was wearing a teal-blue T-shirt and black stretch pants. She is missing some of her teeth. Any person with information about the whereabouts of the girl should call 911 or 712-527-4871.

  • Knights survive first district test

    TABOR - Sam Phillips ran for a career-high 134 yards and two touchdowns as Fremont-Mills recorded a season-high 432 total yards of offense in a 51-12 rout of Sidney in the Eight-Man, District 8 opener for both teams Friday.

    “From most aspects, I think we played fairly well,” said Fremont-Mills coach Jeremy Christiansen. “Defensively, we had some breakdowns, a couple of coverage breakdowns, but obviously, the score was where we wanted it to be.”

  • Rams sixth at LC cross country invite

    Ross Van Slyke and Cuentin Gray both placed in the top 20 as the Glenwood boys cross country team finished sixth as a team at the Council Bluffs Lewis Central Cross Country Invite Saturday at Iowa Western Community College.

    The Rams’ finished with 144 team points. Harlan was the team champion with four runners among the top 14 place winners and 53 team points.

    Van Slyke placed 16th for Glenwood with a time of 18:04. Gray was right behind with a time of 18:18 to place 18th.