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Today's News

  • Chamber Award Winners

    Jim and Monica Hughes have been named the Citizens of the Year by the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

    The couple will be honored at the chamber’s annual Betterment and Beautification Dinner and Awards program on March 11 at The Fountains Ballroom.

  • City Sets Budget

    For the second straight year, property taxes are going up in Glenwood despite a reduction in the city tax levy.

    The city of Glenwood is lowering its tax levy from 14.53768 to 14.48186 for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, but an increase in the state rollback formula will result in an overall tax increase. For the owner of a home with an assessed value of $150,000, the increase in the state rollback, from 45.5893 percent to 46.9094, will result in an additional $24.84 in city taxes.

  • 50 Years On Town Square

    True Value hardware store is marking its 50th anniversary on the west side of the Glenwood Town Square in 2010.

    The Trask family opened their Coast To Coast hardware store at 20 N. Walnut St. in March 1960. A half-century later, customers can still count on the store as a place to buy tools, appliances, paint, yardcare products, snow shovels and a wide assortment of other household items.

  • Rams Drop Fourth Straight

    Glenwood boys basketball coach Curt Schulte admits his team’s game against Creston on Friday was an “entertaining” playoff-like game between two pretty evenly-matched Hawkeye 10 Conference teams.

    The fact his team lost the game 67-57 not withstanding.

  • Branstad Calls For Restructuring Of State Employee Wages, Benefits

    Former Gov. Terry Branstad believes Iowa needs to restructure its salary and benefit packages for state employees as one solution to addressing the state’s current financial dilemma.

    “We’re way out of whack,” Branstad said during a campaign appearance in Glenwood last Wednesday.

    The Republican gubernatorial candidate said salaries and benefit packages for state employees are considerably higher than those provided to workers in the private sector.

  • Grassley Town Hall Meeting

    Healthcare reform isn’t a dead issue in Congress, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley said in an interview with The Opinion-Tribune, but fresh legislation will have to be drafted if any measure is to get serious consideration and make its way to President Obama’s desk in 2010.

  • Hiley Park Improvements

    The Glenwood Kiwanis Club is moving forward with Phase IV of the Hiley Park improvement and renovation plan.

    Kiwanis spokesperson Dr. Jacque Young told members of the Glenwood City Council last month that the club intends to install approximately $12,000 in additional playground equipment at the park later this year if funding can be secured.

    Young said the new equipment will be added to the play structure installed at the neighborhood park in 2007. The new addition would double the size of the equipment, Young said.

  • Critical Hire For School Board

    Approximately 50 people came to the Glenwood Community High School auditorium Thursday night to offer input on the school district’s search for a new superintendent.

    The forum was moderated by Dr. Thomas Jacobson, a member of the consulting team hired by the district to help in the recruitment of the potential superintendent candidates.

    Audience members were asked to share their thoughts and input on three specific questions. I’m paraphrasing here, but the three questions went something like this:

  • East Mills’ streak, season comes to an end in districts

    MALVERN - After storming through the Corner Conference with a near perfect record and winning its first ever conference tournament title the East Mills boys basketball team did something it hadn't done in 39 days last Tuesday.

    They lost.

    Council Bluffs St. Albert used a stifling, aggressive full-court defense to hold the Wolverines without a basket the final six minutes of the game and end their 12-game winning streak in a 60-43 victory to advance to the Class 1A, District 16 championship.

  • A-D-M pulls away late against Rams

    ADEL – A-D-M hit 7-of-9 free throws down the stretch to pull away from Glenwood for a 69-60 Class 3A, District 15 victory over the Rams last Monday.

    The loss ends the Rams' season with a record of 11-11, including a 10-8 record in the Hawkeye 10 Conference.

    “It was a great ball game, a great district game between two pretty evenly matched teams,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte of his team's season ending loss. “I was proud of the kids. They came to play after a two hour bus ride. And it was really a back and forth game.”