Today's News

  • Aquatic Center Construction Under Way

    Dirt is being moved at the construction site for the Glenwood Aquatic Center.

    Electrical lines are also being relocated as the preliminary work begins on building the 8,700-square foot, $5 million outdoor swimming center projected to open July 1, 2016.

    Last week, as construction workers were moving dirt and doing some concrete work at the site adjacent to the new Glenwood Community High School gymnasium, a crew from Mid American Energy was relocating electrical lines.

  • Branstad Talks Economic Development During Visit To Loess Hills Harley Davidson

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad last visited Mills County just over 11 months ago. The event that day was the ribbon cutting for the Highway 34 Bridge connecting U.S. Interstate 29 in Mills County and to Sarpy County and Highway 75 in Nebraska.

    Last Tuesday, Sept. 8, Branstad was back in Pacific Junction for a stop at the Loess Hills Harley Davidson with some words on economic development and the power of infrastructure improvements on rural businesses.

  • GCHS Student A Merit Scholar Semifinalist

    Glenwood Community High School senior Jessica Arnold has been named a semifinalist in the distinguished National Merit Scholarship program.

    Arnold, the daughter of Gary and Kim Arnold, is among 16,000 national semifinalists who will have the opportunity to compete for 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million. The scholarships will be awarded next spring.

  • School Board Elections Tuesday

    Iowans will elect representatives to their local school boards in statewide elections Tuesday, Sept. 8. Voting will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at all polling sites.

    Seats are being contested in both the Glenwood and East Mills Community School Districts.

    In Glenwood, incumbent board president Theresa Romens is running for one of two at-large seats up for election, along with former board member Henry Clark and Curt Becker.

  • City Says ‘Unaudited’ General Fund Deficit Sits at $19,558

    The City of Glenwood has closed its books for the 2014-2015 fiscal year with a financial picture that is slightly better than expected.

    According to city administrator Brian Kissel, Glenwood’s “unaudited” general fund deficit is currently at $19,558.67. After months of speculation of just how far the city was in the red, the current figure, which Kissel determined in a meeting with Susanne Gerlach of Public Financial Management, Inc., paints a slightly better picture for Glenwood’s finances than anticipated.

  • Two Fatal Accidents In Mills County On Highway 34

    Two motorists were killed in seperate accidents over the weekend on Highway 34 in Mills County.
    A head-on collision around 10:30 p.m. Friday claimed the life of 46-year-old Brent Jack of Emerson.

    According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, Jack was driving eastbound on Highway 34, one mile west of Hastings, when his 2008 Dodge Caliber crossed the center line and collided with a westbound 2014 Ford Taurus driven by David Blum, 46, of Glenwood.

    Jack, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Fremont-Mills will ask voters for $3.6 bond issue on Sept. 8

    On Sept. 8, Fremont-Mills Community School District voters will head to the voting booths to decide the fate of a $3.6 million bond the district plans to use for a new early childhood center, an auditorium and an additional parking.

    The project came out of discussions between the board and the School Improvement Advisory Committee.

  • Grassley touches on energy, GOP race in Tabor visit

    A crowd of more than 40 gathered at the Tabor Community Center last Wednesday for a townhall meeting with Iowa Senator Charles Grassley.

    For more than an hour, Grassley took questions on everything from renewable energy policy and income discrepancy to international trade, tax reform and the upcoming Iowa Caucuses.

  • Glenwood's Field Of Dreams?

    A state-of-the-art, privately-funded football stadium and sports complex featuring an artificial field surface and multi-tiered grandstand with a mezzanine view.

    An expanded press box, locker, meeting and training rooms, new bleachers for home and visitors sides with seating up to 2,700, including 84 premium seats.

    A scenic path linked by a pedestrian bridge to a natural prairie, more parking and a dedicated bus and vehicle unloading zone.

  • Mills County Historical Museum Gets A Makeover

    The renovation of the Mills County Historical Museum is a work in progress, but a major portion of the remodel has been completed just in time for a grand reopening this weekend during the annual Keg Creek Day celebration.

    Major renovation work has been taking place at the museum and the surrounding campus at Glenwood Lake Park over the past six months.