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Today's News

  • Council approves swimming rates for Glenwood Aquatic Center

    The Glenwood City Council has approved rates for the 2018 swimming season at the Glenwood Aquatic Center.

    The following rates were approved in a resolution passed by the city council at its regular meeting Tuesday, March 27:

  • GCSD reviewing gun policy for peace officers

    After adopting a policy to allow off-duty law enforcement officers to carry concealed firearms on school property in 2014, the Glenwood Community School District is once again looking at its safety protocols in light of recent school shootings and passage of a new state law.

  • County’s 2018-2019 budget includes hike in property tax levy

    The Mills County Board of Supervisors have approved the county’s $25 million budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
    At a March 13 public hearing, the board voted unanimously to accept the county’s $25,095,850 budget for the next fiscal year. This year’s budget figure is up slightly from last year’s re-estimated budget by just under $1 million, meaning the county-wide tax levy will see an increase from the current 10.666225  (per taxable $1,000 valuation) to 11.54498.

  • Band making 15th consecutive appearance at Iowa Jazz Championships

    The Glenwood Community High School Jazz Band has earned a spot in the Iowa Jazz Championships (IJC) for a 15th straight year. The 43rd annual Iowa Jazz Championships will take place April 5, in Ames.

    The Glenwood band, under the direction of Dan Schoening, has placed in the Top 10 in each of  its 14 previous appearances and in the Top 5 three of the past four years.

  • Child sexual abuse gets Persia man 3 life sentences for Persia, Iowa man

    A 43-year-old Persia , Iowa, man was sentenced to serve three life sentences without the possibility of parole on Monday, less than a month after being found guilty by a Mills County jury  of sexual abuse of a child.

  • Drug conviction earns Glenwood man 20 years in prison

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - A 36-year-old Glenwood man was sentenced in United States District Court last week to serve 20 years in prison after being convicted of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine.

    David Joseph Jay III appeared before U.S. District Court Judge John A. Jarvey on Thursday. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Iowa. In addition to the 20-year sentence, Jay was ordered to serve 10 years of supervised probation following his release.

  • Date for Blues & Brews pushed back to August

    Glenwood will be singing the blues later than normal this summer.
    The annual Blues & Brews celebration, normally held at Glenwood Lake Park on or around the 4th of July, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 25, this year, event organizer Randy Romens told the Glenwood City last week.
    Romens said he and other Blues & Brews organizers believe moving the event away from the 4th of July holiday will boost attendance for the celebration that features the music of popular blues bands and craft beers from throughout the region.

  • Chamber executive director Linda Washburn stepping down after 18 years on job

    Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director  Linda Washburn will be leaving the position at the end of May.

    Washburn, who has served as the chamber’s executive director for 18 years, said Monday she’s accepted a new position at Loess Hills Funeral Home.

  • Glenwood native to read her children’s book at elementary school, library

    A Glenwood Community High School graduate will be returning to her hometown next week to read a children’s book she’s authored to students at Northeast Elementary School and youngsters at the Glenwood Public Library.

    Kerri (Hamsher) Urban, 1993 GCHS graduate, is an elementary school teacher and mother of two children. She resides in Byers, Colo., a small community about 30 miles east of Denver.

  • Rams Reign

    The season before Curt Schulte took over as head coach, the Glenwood basketball team won just one game.

    Friday night - 12 years and a whole lot of blood, sweat and tears later - the Rams became state champions.

    A brilliant game plan that had Glenwood spacing out a taller, longer Oskaloosa team and challenging every shot defensively proved the difference as the Rams pulled away late for a 66-62 win before a reporter-estimated crowd of 8,000 at the Wells Fargo Arena in the Class 3A state finals.