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Today's News

  • City Opts For 'FM' Hearing Assist System

    An upgrade in technology is coming to Glenwood City Hall.
    The city council has given its approval to the installation of an “FM” assisted listening system and an audio visual system that can be utilized for guest presentations at council meetings and employee training sessions.

    The FM system transmits audio signals to a receiver worn by the listener - typically a headset or neck loop. The system complies with Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines, city administrator Brian Kissel said.

  • Read Between The Wines

    By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

    Several Glenwood women sat at Vine Street Cellars on a warm Thursday evening talking about books they recently read at “Read Between the Wines,” a book discussion group from the library.

    The group is the brainchild of adult services librarian Teresa Buckingham, who started the group in 2012.

    “It’s always been a dream of mine,” Buckingham said. “I can’t think of anything neater than getting together over wine and talking about books.”

  • Body Found In Missouri River Identified

    The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, with the help of several other agencies, has positively identified the body that was pulled from the Missouri River in southwestern Mills County on July 1.

    The male body was located in the area of Lincoln’s Landing campground near the Plattsmouth Bridge.

  • Outstanding Teacher Award

    She greets her students with hugs and a warm smile. Her enthusiasm for learning is contagious and she motivates children to want to come to school every day.

    Those are just some of the complimentary words a parent chose when writing about  Margo Young in a nomination letter for the prestigious Lakin Foundation outstanding teaching award, an honor the Northeast Elementary first-grade teacher received at the conclusion of the 2013-14 school year.

  • Former Glenwood Priest Placed On Leave

    A priest who spent two years at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Glenwood, has been placed on indefinite administrative leave after an Allegation Review Committee for the Diocese of Des Moines determined he sexually abused a minor.

    The alleged abuse by Rev. Howard Fitzgerald took place decades ago, according to a statement released last week by the diocese. Bishop Richard Pates apologized to the victim, who asked for anonymity.

  • Blues, Brews & BBQ

    The organizer of the inaugural Blues, Brews & BBQ Independence Day celebration said Friday’s event at Glenwood Lake Park promises to offer something for all ages.

    Just as its name implies, the Independence Day celebration will feature Blues music, craft beers from Iowa and Nebraska and plenty of barbecue.

  • Supreme Courts

    Basketball and tennis players in Glenwood have some refurbished courts to perfect their talents on thanks to the commitment of the Glenwood Park Board and a substantial donation from the Glenwood Optimist Club.

    The outdoor basketball court and two tennis courts at the city’s recreation complex on the east edge of town were recently resurfaced with an acrylic overlay, repainted and restriped by a team of workers from Nebraska City-based Tennis Courts Unlimited.

  • Dr. Rishel Retires

    Practicing veterinary medicine in Glenwood has been a passion and a privilege for Dr. William Rishel.

    “It’s not just a job, it’s a way of life,” Rishel said last week as he reflected on his 41-year-career at the Glenwood Veterinary Clinic that came to a close Monday with his retirement. “It’s a bittersweet-type thing. This has been my love for 41 years. It will be different, but I think it will be a good different. I won’t know what else is out there because I just don’t have time to do anything else right now.”

  • East Mills Proposal Calls For K-12 School In Malvern

    MALVERN - The East Mills School Board plans to keep its footprint firmly in Malvern.
    The board voted unanimously to renovate the current middle-high school building in Malvern into a consolidated kindergarten through 12th grade school among its short- and long-term plans approved at a special board meeting Tuesday, June 17.

  • Home Delivery

    OMAHA — Bill Wyszenski’s been making home deliveries as a UPS driver for more than 25 years, but on Father’s Day he made his first delivery to home plate.

    The longtime Glenwood resident was given the honor and responsibility of delivering the game ball to the home plate umpire at TD Ameritrade Park for Game 4 of the NCAA College World Series between Ole Miss and Virginia.