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Today's News

  • Glenwood resident recognized for work as zoo educator

    OMAHA - Elizabeth Mulkerrin isn’t kidding if she tells you her workplace is a zoo.

    The Glenwood resident is the director of education for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium - a multi-faceted position the former high school science teacher has embraced since joining the zoo staff in 2000 at the invitation of former zoo director Dr. Lee Simmons.

    “Education is an important part of our mission here at the zoo,” Mulkerrin said. “My job really is a little bit of everything.”

  • A Passion For Art

    Driving through the country north of Malvern, a barbed wire bull can be seen sitting off one of the roads. Up the hill from the bull stands a barbed wire horse. These unique sculptures belong to 63-year-old Phyllis Bruce.

    The art that sits in Bruce’s yard often captures the attention of those who pass by, but that is just a peek at everything she has done and continues to do.

    Bruce grew up off the shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. She was surrounded by beautiful things. Her passion for art began as a child.

  • Annual Mills County Relay For Life Saturday in Glenwood

    The 21st annual Mills County Relay For Life will take place Saturday at Glenwood Lake Park and the Davies Amphitheater.

    The event, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, is a tribute to cancer survivors and those who have lost their lives to the disease.

    Entertainment will be taking place on the Davies Amphitheater stage throughout the celebration, which begins at 4 p.m. with opening ceremonies and concludes with a fireworks show at 10 p.m. A silent auction is planned and local food vendors will be on hand throughout the event.

  • Bicyclists raise funds for trail maintenance at Wabash Warm-up

    MALVERN - Several hundred bicyclists from western Iowa, eastern Nebraska and northwest Missouri made their way to Malvern Saturday morning for the start of annual Wabash Warm-up, a fundraiser for maintenance on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail.

    Built a quarter-century ago on an abandoned portion of the Wabash Railroad route, the popular 63-mile recreational trail runs from its northern trailhead in Council Bluffs to the Iowa-Missouri border town of Blanchard.

  • Glenwood Aquatic Center opens for first full season of swimming

    The summer-like temperatures moved in last week just in time for the start of the first full season of swimming at the Glenwood Aquatic Center.

    The facility will be open daily from 1-8 p.m. until the start of the 2017-18 school year in late August.
    Daily admission rates are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for students age 22 or younger. There is no charge for children age 4 and younger.

  • City Considers Tax Incentive For Assisted Living Facility

    The Glenwood City Council could decide as early as its next meeting on June 13 if it’s going to give the owner of the former Park Place building nearly $400,000 in tax breaks with the hope he can turn the building at 114 Green St. into a privately-owned and operated assisted living facility.

  • District Weighing Athletic Complex Funding Options

    Nearly two months after district voters said no to a 10-year Physical Plant and Equipment Levy to fund a $6 million overhaul to the aging Glenwood Athletic Complex, the Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors met last Monday to discuss the future of the site and its much needed upgrades.

  • City, County Officials Briefed On New Iowa Fireworks Law

    For the first time in nearly 80 years, consumer-grade fireworks will be sold in Iowa this summer, thanks to a bill passed by both houses of the Iowa Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Terry Branstad.

    The new law allows both the sale and use of fireworks, but local governmental jurisdictions do have the option of forbidding or restricting usage.

    District 23 State Rep. David Sieck of Glenwood said he voted in favor of the legislation, noting he’s heard from many constituents in southwest Iowa who are in favor of the legalization of fireworks in Iowa.

  • Two More Workers Fired At Glenwood Resource Center

    Two more employees at the Glenwood Resource Center have been terminated over alleged mistreatment of residents they were caring for at the state-operated facility for individuals with profound physical and intellectual disabilities.

  • Glenwood honors its law enforcement officers

    Around 100 Glenwood-area residents, including many wearing blue clothing, came to the south lawn of the Mills County Courthouse Monday afternoon to show their support for the Mills County law enforcement community.

    The “Paint The Town Blue” display of appreciation for peace officers was held in conjunction with National Police / Law Enforcement Week, which began Sunday and runs through Saturday.