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Today's News

  • School district facing bus driver shortage

    In the state of Iowa, school districts can share superintendents, but apparently not bus drivers.

    That’s just one of the many regulatory issues facing school districts all over the state as they face a growing lack of bus drivers, according to Glenwood Community School District Superintendent Devin Embray.

  • Glenwood’s ‘Outcasts’ reach 50-year milestone

    Hear ye! Hear Ye!

    Let it be known the Glenwood Outcasts are celebrating their golden anniversary at this year’s homecoming celebration.

    Fifty years ago, Dr. R.S. Troutman, a Glenwood veterinarian, and John C. Watson spearheaded the formation of the Outcasts as an outlet for local residents who didn’t graduate from Glenwood High School but wanted to be part of the community’s annual homecoming celebration.

  • The Tragic Death of Kadie Tafta

    Kadie Tafta was 8 years old.

    With her big brown eyes, a sly smile and short chestnut hair, she looked like a “tomboy,” her grandmother said.

    She loved “Peppa Pig,” “Hello Kitty” and her Super Mario backpack. When her classmates teased her that Super Mario was for boys, Kadie was sad, but never stopped wearing the backpack.

  • Golfer seriously injured after falling from bridge

    A 70-year-old Glenwood man who was seriously injured when he fell more than 20 feet off a bridge at the Glenwood Golf Course Thursday afternoon is making a slow but encouraging recovery.

  • Angie Winquist promoted to city administrator

    The Glenwood City Council has promoted city clerk Angie Winquist to the position of city administrator/ financial director. The council made Winquist’s promotion official in a 4-0 vote at its Sept. 12 meeting following a motion by council member Susan Hirschman.

    “I know she’s had extensive training at clerk schools and financial meetings,” Hirschman said of Winquist, who has served as city clerk since September 2012.

  • Road modifications, traffic signals coming to Highway 34 intersection

    By the end of this year or in early 2018, two new fuel centers / convenience stores will open along U.S. Highway 34, just west of the Interstate 29 interchange. Before that happens, however, some significant changes will take place at the intersection of Highway 34 and 188th Street, including the installation of traffic signal lights.

    Construction is well under way on both the Love’s Travel Center and Lincoln Farm and Home’s new BP station and convenience store. The two projects are on pace to be completed at about the same time in late fall or early winter.

  • Economic Development Foundation puts name on business park

    A joint venture between the Mills County Economic Development Foundation, Mills County Board of Supervisors and real estate owners and developers is taking shape as the Mills County Economic Development Foundation recently approved naming the master planned area at the interchange of US Highway 34 and Interstate 29.

  • Knights get defensive in 41-6 win

    TABOR - Woodbine won the opening coin toss in Tabor Friday.

    And that was the end of the first half bright spots for the visitors as Fremont-Mills recorded five quarterback sacks and held the Tigers to six yards rushing while getting out to a 38-0 halftime lead en route to a 41-6 victory.

  • Voice of the Rams

    Gordon Woodrow never planned on announcing football games in Glenwood.

    Sure, the Oakland native loved football but he was content announcing the school’s track meets every spring. That all changed in the fall of 1991 when Jim Stanley, the longtime public address voice of the Rams, gave up the job due to health reasons in the middle of the football season.

    And Woodrow was tapped to take over.

    Nearly three decades later, Woodrow is still at it.

    Although he admits, he still prefers calling track.

  • Title Town

    CLARINDA - One team was the repeat champion and the other won their first title in three decades.
    And they were both Glenwood.

    The Glenwood girls and boys cross country teams swept the Hawkeye 10 Conference Cross Country meet titles Thursday at Clarinda High School.