Today's News

  • City hires interim finance director to help set 2016-2017 budget

    Avoca city manager Clint Fichter has been hired as an interim financial manager for the city of Glenwood.

    Fichter, who also owns a financial consulting service and law firm, will oversee the city’s finances and budget process while a search is conducted to replace Brian Kissel, who was terminated last month as city administrator and financial director.

    Kissel’s termination came just as the city was preparing its budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

  • Impact of last year’s bird flu outbreak still being felt

    Scientists from the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Dairy Association call it H5N2.

    Others call it Avian Influenza or the bird flu.
    Poultry farmers in Iowa in the last year have called it an epidemic – in their flocks and their ledger columns.

    The virus swept through the Midwest last spring, killing more than 40 million chickens mostly in Iowa, the nation’s No. 1 egg producer, at a cost of more than $200 million in losses, according to the Iowa Poultry Association. Poultry shortages caused egg and chicken prices to skyrocket.

  • Mills, Fremont County towns on Day 1 route for RAGBRAI riders

    For the first time in the 44-year history of RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa), the city of Malvern will serve as a pass-through town.

  • Safety concern has city looking at extending Glenbrook ‘No Parking’ area

    arking” area on the north end of Glenbrook Drive was expected to be addressed Tuesday night, Feb. 23, by the Glenwood City Council.

  • Randy Romens named chamber’s Citizen of the Year

    Randy Romens, the coordinator of Glenwood’s Brews, Blues & BBQ celebration, is this year’s recipient of the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year award. He will be among several individuals, organizations and businesses honored at the chamber’s annual Betterment and Beautification Dinner and Awards program March 3 at the Bella Terre reception hall.

  • Rams rally from 20 down to win district title

    After abysmal first half shooting and its largest halftime deficit of the season, Glenwood rallied back from 20 points down over the final 16 minutes to defeat Atlantic 63-61 in the Class 3A, District final finals at Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln tonight.

    “These kids have heart and they have grit,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte after the game. “At halftime, there was no doubt in their minds that they were going to come back and win this game.”

  • Cinderella Coming To Orpheum Theater In March

    Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play Omaha’s Orpheum Theater Tuesday, March 15, through Sunday, March 20. The touring production is part of the Omaha Performing Arts Broadway series.


    Five wrestlers from Glenwood and three from East Mills remain in contention after one day at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines.

    The Rams’ Trevor Anderson (126) and Matt Malcom won their opening matches to advance to Friday’s quarterfinal round.

    Anderson scored a 7-6 decision over Nate Lasher of Charles City while Malcom pinned Williamsburg’s Colton Lewis in 1:59.

    East Mills went 3-1 in opening round matches with Josh Hopkins (152), Luke Stortenbecker (145) and Anthony Ossman (285) all winning their openers.

  • Vehicle purchases, parking lot work on district agenda

    The Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors unanimously approved more than $275,000 in spending over the next fiscal year for purchases of three new vehicles, including two new school buses, repairs to parking lots and routine maintenance to buildings in the district.

  • Former P.J. city clerk gets probation for tampering with records charge

    Former Pacific Junction city clerk Kari Leann Williams of Glenwood has pleaded guilty to tampering with records, an aggravated misdemeanor.

    The Mills County Attorney’s Office said the charges stemmed from an incident that occurred while Williams was employed as city clerk. The incident was brought to light during an audit of the city’s finances and records conducted by the Iowa State Auditor’s Office.