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Today's News

  • Glenwood Native Wins Oscar For Best Animated Feature

    Don Hall has worked as an animator for nearly two decades, most of that at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He’s worked on a half dozen features and directed two acclaimed films for the studio, the latter of which, the international box office hit “Big Hero 6,”  earned him an Academy Award nomination this year for Best Animated Film.

  • Audit Report Raises Questions About City Finances

    Findings in an audit report released in January are raising questions about the city of Glenwood’s financial practices.

  • Cyndy Sell Named Citizen Of The Year

    Lifelong Glenwood resident Cyndy Sell has been namd the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Citizen of the Year.

    Sell will be recognized along with several other community betterment award winners at the chamber’s annual Betterment and Beautification Dinner and Awards program March 5 at Bodega Victoriana.

  • Greenhouse On The Hill

    Imagine living in Iowa and going to work in the middle of winter to a tropical climate where you’re surrounded by an array of bright green foliage, trees, plants, ground covers, ornamental grasses and flower seedlings destined to produce colorful blooms in a few months.

    Kevin Lingren has that job as the manager and caretaker of the Glenwood Resource Center Greenhouse. It’s a job he’s held for 37 years.

    “I can’t even guess how many plants we have here in the greenhouse,” Lingren said. “It has to be thousands.”

  • Sieck Begins Duties As State Legislator

    David Sieck of Glenwood, the newest member of the Iowa House of Representatives, was administered his oath of office Tuesday morning at the state capitol in Des Moines.

    The longtime Mills County resident and former president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association easily defeated Democrat Steve Adams of Red Oak, 1082-404, in a special election Tuesday, Feb. 10. for the District 23 House seat that opened when Mark Costello was elected to fill the state Senate seat vacated by Joni Ernst, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in November.

  • Glenwood Community School Foundation Seen As Opportunity To 'Enrich Education'

    To enrich educational opportunities and foster educational excellence.

    Those two objectives are among the core principles behind the recently-created Glenwood Community School Foundation, according to Craig Patzer, a member of both the foundation’s board of directors and the Glenwood Board of Education.

    “It’s a great endeavor and a neat opportunity for people that want to give back to the community and help enrich education and opportunities for kids to become more successful,” Patzer said.

  • A Firehouse Divided

    An internal rift between members of the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department (GVFD) reached the boiling point last week, resulting in the resignation of eight firefighters and an onslaught of questions and allegations on both sides of the dispute.

  • East Mills Passes PPEL

    MALVERN - The second time turned out to be the charm for the East Mills Community School District’s Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL).

    Four months after rejecting a similar referendum, East Mills School District voters have approved a PPEL levy increase of $1.34 per $1,000 of taxable valuation for a 10-year period in the district.  The measure passed with 54 percent of the votes saying “yes” to the increase in the Feb. 3 special election.

  • School District Braces For Teacher Retirements In Last Year Of Incentive

    Stan Winquist came to Glenwood to teach in 1979.

    For more than three decades, he’s taught ag education and then industrial arts. His work with in the classroom brought him a nomination from the Iowa Department of Education for Teacher of the Year in 2014.

  • The Weatherman

    People driving north on Grove Street in Glenwood may or may not notice the important equipment planted in the ground at the corner of Fifth Street.

    It is quiet and unassuming, much like homeowner Larry Pratt. These two pieces of equipment, a thermometer and a rain gauge, however, are vital to the lives of southwest Iowa residents.