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Today's News

  • March Ground-breaking Planned For Love's Travel Stop

    A ground-breaking ceremony for the Love’s travel stop being planned for the Interstate 29/Highway 34 interchange in western Mills County has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, at 10 a.m., according to Linda Washburn, executive director of the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

    The Love’s complex will be built west of the interchange along the north side of Highway 34 near the 188th Street intersection.

  • The Eagles Have Landed

    The bald eagles have returned to the Missouri River valley, catching the attention of motorists on both the Iowa and Nebraska sides of the U.S. Highway 34 bridge west of Glenwood.

    Late last week, a handful of eagles could be seen hovering and resting on sign posts on the Iowa side of the bridge. By Saturday, nearly three dozen eagles were spotted plucking fish from a frozen pond on the Nebraska side of the bridge by Glenwood photographer Jim Deitchler. The eagles congregated at the same pond on the south side of the highway Sunday afternoon.

  • City Hoping To Implement Franchise Fees To Help Offset General Fund Deficit

    Customers of MidAmerican Energy and Black Hills Energy residing within the city limits of Glenwood could soon be paying a 3-5 percent fee on their monthly utility bills to help generate dollars for the city’s general fund account.

    The Glenwood City Council has taken the first step toward the implementation of “franchise fees” for the city’s energy providers by approving a revenue purpose statement and scheduling a public hearing for Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

  • Bicyclist Joe Edwards Goes Down Under For 750-mile Challenge

    Joe Edwards is no stranger to long bike rides.

    In the last few years the devoted long-distance rider has taken part in grueling road rides in Alaska, Colorado and the Cascade mountains.

    But nothing could quite prepare Edwards for the Great Southern Randonee in Australia.

    “As I was riding, I was thinking to myself: this is hardest ride I’d ever done,” said Edwards, who own graphic design shop Joe Designer in Glenwood. “But when I finished I said, ‘Nah, that’s not the hardest I’ve ever done.’”

  • Abuse, neglect allegations lead to GRC staff firings

       Richard Crouch, president of the Glenwood Resource Center Parents and Family Group, said the findings of an investigation by the Iowa Department of Human Services (IDHS) have not changed his opinion about the care his son is receiving at the state-operated facility for individuals with profound physical and intellectual disabilities. Crouch’s son has resided at GRC for 30-plus years.

  • Faith at foundation of Danielle Pint’s 5-year cancer fight

      Danielle Pint has been battling cancer off and on since 2012. She’s had good days and bad days, but she’s never given up hope or lost faith in God.
        “It (faith) has been such a source of strength,” Danielle said last week as she openly discussed the details of her stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. “No matter what happens, it doesn’t change who God is in our life and the work that he’s doing.”

  • Campus Life catching on with kids

    Campus Life is a relatively new organization in the Glenwood community, but the program it’s derived from is far from new.

    Youth For Christ (YFC), founded during World War II by ministers and evangelists as an international ministry, has branched off into several different programs over the past 70-plus years, with the Campus Life program serving as YFC’s bread and butter.

  • Leaving The Courthouse

        The history books will show Ron Kohn’s tenure on the board of supervisors has been a time of change and growth for Mills County.
        Kohn, 73, is wrapping up his 12th and final year on the board this week and the retired school teacher will walk away from the courthouse knowing that in many ways the county is in better shape than the day he took office in January 2005.  

  • Tapping Into Success

    The first barrel of beer has been brewed at Keg Creek Brewing’s new production facility south of Glenwood.
        Panhead is a dark, 19th Century English-style porter that’s expected to be available to patrons of Glenwood’s hometown brewery in early 2017.
        “This is what we’ve been working toward,” said Randy Romens, one of four partners with ownership in the brewery that marked its fifth anniversary in 2016 by expanding its brewing operations to the former Kirsch Trucking building at 22381 221st St.

  • First-degree Murder Conviction

    An Ohio man could spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty of first-degree murder in the September shooting death of a Glenwood teen.

    A Mills County jury deliberated for about two and one-half hours Friday before announcing its “guilty” verdict in the state’s case against Mark Alan Troutman, 27, of Sylvania, Ohio.