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Today's News

  • Sparks Blamed For Shed Fire

    Sparks from a steel grinder are being blamed for a fire that destroyed a machine shed and kept area firefighters busy for more than two hours Monday afternoon.

    Firefighters were summoned to 55007 237th Street north of Glenwood at about 1 p.m. to find the steel building already engulfed in flames.

    William Rowe, owner of the property, was working with a steel grinder in the shed when he left for a few minutes only to return to find the building on fire, according to Glenwood Fire Chief Butch Fidler.

  • Vine St. Railroad Ave. Assessments - On or Off?

    The city of Glenwood is moving forward with the much-debated $1.4 million Vine Street – Railroad Ave. reconstruction projects, but as of Monday, city administrator Brian Kissel and Glenwood’s five city council members had differing views as to whether the project should and would be funded in part by special assessments to property owners along the two roads.

  • YMCA Reviewing Contract to Manage Aquatic Center

    Officials at the YMCA of Greater Omaha are reviewing language of a proposed management agreement for Glenwood’s outdoor aquatic center, projected to open in 2016.

    “He (Glenwood city attorney Matt Woods) is working with our attorney on the draft. We should have something completed pretty soon for the city council to look at,” YMCA of Greater Omaha President and CEO Len Romano said.

  • Financial Concerns Fuel Heated Words At City Hall

    A capacity crowd filled the Glenwood City Council Chambers Tuesday, March 10, as citizens sounded off about the findings of an audit report that revealed a deficit of nearly $300,000 in the city’s general fund balance for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and shortcomings in the city’s day-to-day financial practices.

  • The Boys of '52

    Harry Truman was in the White House, TV was still in its infancy and the Glenwood boys basketball team was in the Iowa State Basketball Tournament for the first time.

    The year was 1952.

    Tuesday, the Rams make a historic return trip to state - taking on Williamsburg in the Class 3A quarterfinals at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

    It's been so long since the Glenwood boys last played at state (63 years), the school can’t locate a trophy or a plaque from that season.

  • Space Heater Suspected Cause Of Silver City Fire

    A space heater is being blamed for a fire that destroyed a mobile home in Silver City Thursday.

    Firefighters from volunteer departments from Silver City, Glenwood and Oak Township responded to the residence at 300 Pearl St. around 9:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived on the scene the residence was “fully engulfed in flames,” Silver City Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lynn Schrum said.

    Firefighters battled the blaze for nearly an hour.

  • Painful Extraction

    One controversial special use permit re-approved, one controversial special use permit tabled.

    That was the decision of the Mills County Zoning Board of Adjustment at a public meeting last Tuesday concerning a pair of variances requested by Cory Leick for soil extractions in Oak Township.

  • 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.

  • The King Of Glenwood

    The late Elvis Presley, who would have turned 80 Thursday, has been an integral part of Craig Florian’s life for as long as the 46-year-old Glenwood city councilman can remember.

    Florian’s first exposure to the king of rock and roll came as a child in the 1970s  when he often listened to his mother’s Elvis Presley record albums. In high school, Florian had an Elvis-related role in “Bye, Bye Birdie.”