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Today's News

  • City's Fiscal Year Ended With $116,000 General Fund Deficit

    According to a financial report submitted to the state of Iowa, the city of Glenwood’s general fund had a deficit of $116,140 at the conclusion of the 2014-2015 fiscal year that ended June 30.

    The 2015 fiscal year deficit marks the second consecutive year the city’s general fund has ended the year in the red. The general fund deficit was $297,000 at the conclusion of the 2014 fiscal year.

    The financial report was submitted to the state in November by the city’s auditing firm – Council Bluffs-based Hamilton and Associates.

  • Doodles Building Owner Issued Nuisance Abatement Notice

    The city of Glenwood has served a nuisance abatement notice to the owners of the Doodle’s restaurant building that’s been sitting idle since an exterior wall on the structure began collapsing 31 days ago.

  • City Approves Additional Funds For Aquatic Center Engineers

    JEO Consulting will receive at least an additional $17,827 from the city of Glenwood for “additional time and expense” the Omaha-based engineering and consulting firm says it spent from May-July helping the city alter and scale back the design of its outdoor aquatic center.

  • Glenwood opens season with victory over Thomas Jefferson

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - The beginning was a lot sharper than the end, but the Glenwood girls basketball team earned a season-opening 53-45 victory over Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson last Tuesday.

    The Rams opened the game on a 10-0 run, held the Yellowjackets without a point for the game’s first six minutes and led by as many 28 in the first half before taking a 41-17 lead into halftime. The Rams’ Danika Lucy had 14 of her game-high 22 points in the first half to nearly out-score the Yellowjackets.

  • Comic book coming to life at Glenwood library

    A comic book is coming to life at the Glenwood Public Library.

    More than a dozen members of the Teen Advisory group are creating the book, which is expected to be completed in December.

    Each Teen Advisory member is drawing his or her own page with a specific theme.
    Sarah Clayton’s page in the book is about a potato that kidnapped a carrot princess and the other carrots in her kingdom are rallying to rescue her.

  • Home for the Holidays festivities kick-off Dec. 3

    Caroling and the traditional tree-lighting ceremony Thursday evening on Town Square will help kick off the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Home for the Holidays celebration. The following festivities are planned as part of the four-day event:

    Thursday, Dec. 3
    4:30 p.m. - Coffee and cocoa served at City Hall (5 Vine St.) by Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Black Hills Energy.
    5:15 p.m. - Caroling and tree-lighting ceremony on southeast corner of Town Square.

  • The Road to Recovery

    Dave Blum doesn’t remember the accident.

    A swath of his memory from that August night, erased in a blur of light and smashing metal.

    The scars, however, remain.

  • GCHS Seniors Learn Life-saving CPR Skills

    Seniors at Glenwood Community High School spent two hours on the gymnasium floor last week learning how they could help save the life of another person.

    Fulfilling a requirement for graduation, nearly 150 GCHS seniors completed a two-hour CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) class offered by instructors from Iowa Western Community College.

    The students received hands-on instruction and coaching on the proper way to administer chest compressions and rescue breathing.

  • Candidates Weigh In On Unexpected Run-off Election

    Glenwood’s mayoral and city council candidates didn’t learn until last Tuesday that because of a “majority vote” provision in the city’s code of ordinances, a Dec. 1 run-off election will be necessary to elect a new mayor and two council members.

  • Exterior Wall of Former Restaurant Building Collapses

    An insurance adjuster and structural engineer are expected to be in Glenwood Tuesday to assess the damage and condition of a building southwest of Town Square that began collapsing Sunday morning.

    The structure at 104 S. Walnut St. most recently housed Doodle’s Grill. Before that, it was the home to the Oasis restaurant.