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Today's News

  • City Moving Forward With Aquatic Center

    It appears Glenwood is finally going to get its aquatic center.

    Following a public hearing Monday night at City Hall, the Glenwood City Council cleared the final financial hurdle by approving up to $600,000 in additional general obligation bond funding for construction of an 8,700 square-foot swimming center that will be built on land adjacent to a new gymnasium under construction at Glenwood Community High School.

  • Omahans Face Sexual Abuse Charges In Mills County

    Two Omaha men - D’Angelo Marquis Goods, 27, and David Hernandez, 20 - are facing sexual assault charges for an alleged incident that took place in Mills County in late June.

    On June 29, the Mills County Communications Center received a call from the emergency room at CHI Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs about a sexual assault that had taken place in Mills County. Arrest warrants from Goods and Hernandez were issued following an investigation by the Mills County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Glenwood Searching For New Library Director Following Resignation

    The Glenwood Public Library is in need of a new director following the resignation of Jenny Ellis.
    Glenwood Library Board member Terry Craig said Ellis resigned earlier this month during a closed-session meeting of the board. The board accepted Ellis’ resignation, but Craig said because the issue is a personnel matter addressed in closed session, circumstances surrounding the resignation would not be discussed publicly.

  • Former County Engineer, School Board President Arrested During Sioux City Prostitution Sting

    A 63-year-old Glenwood man was among 12 people arrested on prostitution charges during an undercover sting operation last week in Sioux City.

    James M. Ebmeier was arrested by Sioux City police officers Wednesday, July 15, and charged with soliciting prostitution, an aggravated misdemeanor that carries a punishment of up to two years in jail and a fine of $625 - $6,250.

  • Creighton Program Brings Seminarians To On With Life

    Every summer, Creighton University gathers more than 100 seminarians as part of its Institute of Priestly Formation program.

  • New East Mills Principal Eager For Start Of School Year

    MALVERN - Linda Rempe has spent most of her career in education 1,800 miles from her hometown in southeastern Iowa.

    But the Bonaparte native still calls Iowa home.

    Rempe was formally hired as the new East Mills Middle-High School principal on June 22. She succeeds out-going principal Andy Irwin, who accepted the activities director position at Shenandoah High School this spring.

    Rempe’s first official day on the job was July 1.

  • City Considers Taking On Additional Bond Debt To Fund Aquatic Center

    The city of Glenwood’s proposed $5.1 million aquatic center suffered a major setback last week when the Charles E. Lakin Foundation announced it no longer intends to provide funding for the project.

  • Trucks Hauling Avian Flu Remains, Materials Still Rolling Into Mills County

    The Loess Hills Sanitary Landfill near Malvern is continuing to play a key role in the state of Iowa’s disposal of over 30 million chickens, turkeys and other birds that have died or been killed as a result of avian bird flu.

    Mills County Public Health Administrator Sheri Bowen said as of last week, the landfill had accepted around 450 bio-secure trailers containing bird carcasses and other materials associated with the avian flu epidemic.

  • Blues, Brews & BBQ On Tap For 4th Of July

    Plans have been finalized for the second annual Blues, Brews and BBQ celebration at Glenwood Lake Park.
    The celebration takes place Saturday, July 4, beginning at noon.

    Live music from six bands, barbecue ribs and pulled pork prepared by local vendors, free canoe rides, an antique tractor show, nearly a dozen beers served from the Iowa Craft Beer trailer and a grand fireworks show at dusk highlight the daylong fundraiser for the Mills County Trail system.

  • East Mills Hires New Principal

    MALVERN - East Mills has found its new principal.

    Linda Rempe was offered and accepted the junior-senior high school’s new principal job last week and was formally approved by the East Mills School Board in a special meeting last Monday at the school.

    East Mills Superintendent Paul Croghan said Rempe’s experience stood out among the five interviews Croghan and the district conducted in June.