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Today's News

  • Affordable Prom Dresses Sold To Aid Mills County Storehouse

    Mills County high school girls who don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on their prom night attire have an opportunity to buy a gown for $25 through a special project that will benefit the Mills County Storehouse.

    Kenkel Family Chiropractic is in the process of gathering “gently-used” prom dresses that can be tried on and purchased for $25. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the storehouse, which oversees operation of the county food pantry.

  • Volunteers Sought For Glenwood Giving Garden

    Glenwood’s Giving Garden has given away more than 24,000 pounds of fresh produce to over 500 families in Mills County in the past four years, with the numbers growing each year.  

    With the growth of the garden comes a need for more volunteers to perform a variety of tasks.

  • GCHS Has Plans For Courtyard

    Betsy Maryott looks out her classroom window overlooking the courtyard at Glenwood Community High School and she doesn’t see a green space.

    At least, not a true green space.

    So Maryott, a science teacher at the high school, decided to do something about it. For years she’s bandied about the idea of better utilizing the courtyard at the high school.

    Her idea?

  • Tabor House Fire Leads To Arson Charges Against Teens

    Two teens suspected of starting a March 15 fire that destroyed a house in Tabor are facing first-degree arson charges.

    The two boys, both age 14, were being held in a Council Bluffs juvenile detention facility.

    Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope said the boys were utilizing an  aerosol spray can to get a “blow torch” effect while igniting fires inside and outside the house at 804 Main St.

  • 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.

  • City Hopeful YMCA Agreement Will Secure Grant

        Some T’s still need to be crossed and some I’s dotted, but Glenwood City Administrator Brian Kissel said the YMCA of Greater Omaha intends to sign a contractual agreement with the city to manage the Charles E. Lakin Aquatic Center.
        

    The proposed $4.7 million aquatic center would be built on property adjacent to Glenwood Community High School.

  • Rams fall 65-40 in state opener

    DES MOINES - In its historic post-season run, the Glenwood boys basketball team rallied three times over favored opponents to reach the state tournament.

    Tuesday, in its first state tournament appearance in 63 years, the Rams dug themselves a hole they couldn’t dig out of.

    Top-seeded Williamsburg sprinted out to a 13-2 lead and never let Glenwood back in the game in a 65-40 victory in the quarterfinals at the Iowa State Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena.

  • 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.

  • New Conservation Center Planned At Pony Creek

    Mills County Conservation is preparing to build a 6,491 square-foot Environmental Education Center at Pony Creek Park.

    The $1 million facility would be owned by Mills County, but managed and occupied by the Mills County Conservation Board.

    Mills County Conservation director Jerad Getter said the environmental education center will provide education and serve as a valuable resource for both adults and children.

  • 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.