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Today's News

  • City Hoping To Implement Franchise Fees To Help Offset General Fund Deficit

    Customers of MidAmerican Energy and Black Hills Energy residing within the city limits of Glenwood could soon be paying a 3-5 percent fee on their monthly utility bills to help generate dollars for the city’s general fund account.

    The Glenwood City Council has taken the first step toward the implementation of “franchise fees” for the city’s energy providers by approving a revenue purpose statement and scheduling a public hearing for Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

  • The Eagles Have Landed

    The bald eagles have returned to the Missouri River valley, catching the attention of motorists on both the Iowa and Nebraska sides of the U.S. Highway 34 bridge west of Glenwood.

    Late last week, a handful of eagles could be seen hovering and resting on sign posts on the Iowa side of the bridge. By Saturday, nearly three dozen eagles were spotted plucking fish from a frozen pond on the Nebraska side of the bridge by Glenwood photographer Jim Deitchler. The eagles congregated at the same pond on the south side of the highway Sunday afternoon.

  • March Ground-breaking Planned For Love's Travel Stop

    A ground-breaking ceremony for the Love’s travel stop being planned for the Interstate 29/Highway 34 interchange in western Mills County has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, at 10 a.m., according to Linda Washburn, executive director of the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

    The Love’s complex will be built west of the interchange along the north side of Highway 34 near the 188th Street intersection.

  • Cowgirls hold off Knights in Corner Conference semifinals

    Sidney opened the game on a 23-7 first quarter run and withstood a Fremont-Mills rally to pull out a 64-54 victory in the Corner Conference girls basketball semifinals in Sidney last Wednesday.

    “We got off to a very slow start, which definitely put us in a tough position,” said Fremont-Mills coach Bret Weldon. “I was very proud of the way our team continued to compete.”

    The Knights, trailing 23-7 after the opening quarter on the road against the top seeded Cowgirls, would not fold and kept fighting.

  • Glenwood's Mentoring With Heart Program Helping To Build Strong Relationships

    When Andrea Zielstra took over Glenwood’s Mentoring With Heart in 2011, she inherited a program that not everyone was sure would stick around. Nearly six years later, she and a team of mentors are meeting with 55 students each week in a one-on-one setting.

  • Glenwood sixth at Ed Winger Classic

    Facing off against 21 of the top wrestling teams in the state, the Glenwood wrestling team had two individual champions and placed sixth as a team at the Ed Winger Classic in Urbandale Saturday.

    Class 3A top ranked Southeast Polk ran away with the team title, racking up 246.5 points to runner up West Des Moines Valley’s 191.5. But just 17 points separated sixth place Glenwood (110.5) and third place Indianola (127.5).

  • Bicyclist Joe Edwards Goes Down Under For 750-mile Challenge

    Joe Edwards is no stranger to long bike rides.

    In the last few years the devoted long-distance rider has taken part in grueling road rides in Alaska, Colorado and the Cascade mountains.

    But nothing could quite prepare Edwards for the Great Southern Randonee in Australia.

    “As I was riding, I was thinking to myself: this is hardest ride I’d ever done,” said Edwards, who own graphic design shop Joe Designer in Glenwood. “But when I finished I said, ‘Nah, that’s not the hardest I’ve ever done.’”

  • Rams with fifth straight

    Glenwood limited Shenandoah to a season-low 34 points and won its fifth straight Hawkeye 10 Conference game in a row with a 68-34 victory on the road at Shenandoah Friday.

    The Rams (10-4) held the Mustangs to 24.4 percent shooting (11-of-45) and held a dominating 36 to 22 rebounding edge.

    Defensively,  Schulte said his team defended well after the first quarter after giving up 16 in the opening frame and just 18 points the rest of the game.

  • Former GHS Principal Bob Blasi Served His Community In Many Capacities

    Bob Blasi retired from a 33-year career in education in 1992, but he never stopped working or giving back to his community.

    If he wasn’t working his part-time job as a greeter at the Bass Pro store in Council Bluffs, he was probably preparing the meal for a special function at the Glenwood American Legion Hall,  running the kitchen for one of the Glenwood Optimist Club’s youth sporting events, helping coordinate the club’s annual sweet corn sales or volunteering for a project at his church.

  • Congressman Visits Malvern's Main Street

    MALVERN - Iowa Third District U.S. Congressman David Young was in Malvern last Wednesday visiting a handful of area businesses and sharing his thoughts on rural economic development, agricultural regulation and the 115th Congress.