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Today's News

  • Glenwood Pursuing RAGBRAI For 2015
  • Tallman Named Interim County Recorder

    The Mills County Board of Supervisors has appointed Lisa Tallman as  interim county recorder, replacing Vicki McClintic who stepped down from the position in late June.

    McClintic, a Republican, didn’t seek re-election in the June primary and retired before the completion of her four-year term, which expires in December.

  • Mills County Public Health Makes Plea For Immunizations

    With the 2014-15 school year just around the corner, the Mills County Public Health Office is advising parents to make sure their children are up to date with immunizations.

    All children entering preschool, kindergarten, seventh grade, and students newly enrolling into the school district must show proof of being vaccinated.  As important as following the law may be, Mills County Public Health Officials say it’s just as important to keep your children safe from disease.

  • City Moving Forward With Pool Plan

    The city of Glenwood is moving forward with its “Option 2” plan for construction of an outdoor swimming pool and aquatic center on property adjacent to Glenwood Community High School.

    Glenwood residents will be able to hear specifics on the plan at an Aug. 11 town hall meeting at City Hall, one night before a public hearing takes place on the matter during a regular meeting of the city council.

  • City Suspends Library Director For 3 Days

    Glenwood Public Library Director Jenny Ellis was placed on a three-day suspension without pay following a closed-session meeting with members of the Glenwood City Council, library board and City Hall staff Tuesday, July 22.

  • Trajet Building, Nebraska GOP Chair Tied To Controversy

    At first glance, the two buildings couldn’t be more dissimilar.
    One was a church built in the 19th century and sits on a small lot near downtown Red Oak, the other a former meat packing house and factory, built nearly 100 years later on 5.6 acres in an industrial section of Glenwood.

    But what may differentiate them the most is their assessed value: the former Red Oak church, about $6,500, the industrial building in Glenwood, a little more than $455,000.

  • City Opts For 'FM' Hearing Assist System

    An upgrade in technology is coming to Glenwood City Hall.
    The city council has given its approval to the installation of an “FM” assisted listening system and an audio visual system that can be utilized for guest presentations at council meetings and employee training sessions.

    The FM system transmits audio signals to a receiver worn by the listener - typically a headset or neck loop. The system complies with Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines, city administrator Brian Kissel said.

  • Read Between The Wines

    By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

    Several Glenwood women sat at Vine Street Cellars on a warm Thursday evening talking about books they recently read at “Read Between the Wines,” a book discussion group from the library.

    The group is the brainchild of adult services librarian Teresa Buckingham, who started the group in 2012.

    “It’s always been a dream of mine,” Buckingham said. “I can’t think of anything neater than getting together over wine and talking about books.”

  • Body Found In Missouri River Identified

    The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, with the help of several other agencies, has positively identified the body that was pulled from the Missouri River in southwestern Mills County on July 1.

    The male body was located in the area of Lincoln’s Landing campground near the Plattsmouth Bridge.

  • Outstanding Teacher Award

    She greets her students with hugs and a warm smile. Her enthusiasm for learning is contagious and she motivates children to want to come to school every day.

    Those are just some of the complimentary words a parent chose when writing about  Margo Young in a nomination letter for the prestigious Lakin Foundation outstanding teaching award, an honor the Northeast Elementary first-grade teacher received at the conclusion of the 2013-14 school year.