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Today's News

  • Plans Being Finalized For Athletic Complex Upgrade

    As the Glenwood Community School District locks up its financing, the district’s architects are finalizing design plans for the new $3.7 million athletic complex.

    The district’s Board of Directors approved the issuance of general obligation school capital loan agreement at the April school board meeting. With the purchase of the bond by American National Bank, the district’s financing for the overhaul to the 70-year old athletic complex is in place.

  • City Council OKs Construction Of Water Line At Cemetery

    At the request of Glenwood Municipal Utilities (GMU), the Glenwood City Council has authorized the construction of a new utility line that will run through the city’s cemetery.

    The line, more than 800 feet in length, will carry water from a main on North Locust Street (221st Street) to homes in the “Mintle’s 2nd Addition” neighborhood. The majority of the line will run adjacent to the cemetery’s southern and eastern borders and will not impact existing grave sites.

  • Born In The Fast Lane

    Finley Wood has been living life in the fast lane from the moment he was born.

    The 5-week-old baby, who was a special guest at the Glenwood Fire Station last week, was delivered March 22 in the back of an ambulance by two members of the Glenwood Rescue unit.

    Glenwood Rescue got the call at 5:40 a.m. – “a woman in labor” at the northbound rest area on I-29. Finley was born at 6 a.m., a few minutes after Glenwood Rescue picked up MacKenzie Wood and her husband Trevor at the rest area.

  • The Buzzards Are Back

    San Juan Capistrano on the Pacific Coast of California is famous for its cliff swallows, central Nebraska experiences an annual migration of Sandhill cranes every spring and in Mills County we have the turkey vultures.

    The big bad birds are back, taking up temporary residency in large trees in and around Glenwood and other communities throughout Mills County and southwest Iowa.

  • A Postcard Of Happiness

    An 89-year-old California man, who took the time to send an early 20th Century postcard of Glenwood’s “Lake and City Park” to the staff at Glenwood City Hall, is getting a surprise package in the mail in appreciation of his thoughtfulness.

    In late March, the postcard arrived with a letter sent to Glenwood City Hall from Lowell Joerg, who resides in an assisted living facility in Stockton, Calif. His letter read:

    “Good morning,

  • City Council Approves Pickleball Agreement

    The Glenwood City Council has authorized a maintenance agreement with the Southwest Iowa Pickleball Committee.

    The council voted in favor of establishing the agreement at the request of Dr. Jacque Young, a spokesperson for the Southwest Iowa Pickleball Committee. Young said the council’s action, which designates public works director Perry Cook as the city’s liaison for the project, was a necessary step as the committee completes its application for a grant from the Iowa West Foundation.

  • GSCD Budget Inches Down; Levy Going Up For 2018-19

    The Glenwood Community School District’s budget is going down next year even as it’s tax levy is going up.

    The district’s budget, which will be discussed during a public hearing Monday at the high school media center, is $42.8 million for the 2018-2019 fiscal year that begins July 1. That figure is down just over $600,000 from the re-estimated total of $43.4 million for this fiscal year. The district’s proposed property tax levy is going up to 15.05 (per $1,000 of taxable valuation) from the current rate of 14.01.

  • Construction cost hike has Glen Haven seeking additional funds for new facility

    Proponents of the Glen Haven Village skilled nursing care complex have another hurdle to clear before beginning construction on the proposed facility.

    Bids opened in March revealed a substantial increase in construction costs since the project was initiated more than two years ago at a then estimated price tag of $3.1 million.

    Representatives of community-based, non-profit Glen Haven are now working to secure an additional $650,000.

  • Pony Express Riders carry on tradition for disabled children, adults

    A 51-year tradition continued over Easter weekend as the Pony Express Riders of Iowa jumped on their horses in all corners of the state to make their annual trek to Des Moines in an effort to raise money and awareness for Iowa Easter Seals and children and adults with disabilities.

  • District gauging interest in early retirement offer

    Facing the prospect of a budget shortfall down the road, the Glenwood Community School District is offering early retirement incentives now to district employees as a pre-emptive cost-saving measure.