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Today's News

  • Codie Lingle Remembered For His 'Huge Heart'

    Codie Lingle wasn’t the type of person who went out of his way to bring attention to himself. In fact, some people might even say he was on the quiet or shy side, but those closest to Codie saw the 16-year-old Glenwood Community High School junior in a different light.

  • Counterfeit Money Surfaces In Glenwood

    Federal authorities have joined the Glenwood Police Department in the investigation of counterfeit money being circulated in the Glenwood area.

    Glenwood Police Chief Eric Johansen said several counterfeit $20 bills surfaced a couple months ago within the city limits, and a pair of counterfeit $50 bills have been turned over to the police department in recent weeks.
     
    One of the fraudulent $50 bills was  discovered at the Shopko Hometown store in Glenwood. The second bill was reported by an individual, Johansen said.

  • Glenwood summer food program 7/24/13

    Glenwood Schools Summer Food Service Program

    The Summer Food Service Program is sponsored by the Glenwood Community School District and is free to all children ages 18 and under. The program will run through Aug. 7 at the following locations and times:

    Glenwood Middle School, 400 Sivers Road. Breakfast is served 8 - 9 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Kid’s Place Daycare, 103 Central, first floor at the Glenwood Resource Center campus. Breakfast is served 8 - 9 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. – noon. Limited seating is available.

  • Glenwood Senior Center Menu 7/24/13

    Open Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat. 8 - 11 a.m.

    Exercise Classes (6 weeks): Tuesday & Thursday, 10 - 11 a.m.

    Coffee Time: Mon. - Fri. 8 - 11:30 a.m. & 1 - 4 p.m.; Sat.; 8 - 11 a.m.;
    Ladies’ Coffee: Mon.
    10 - 11 a.m.
    Cards, Table Games & Dominoes: Mon. - Fri.
    1-4 p.m.
    Meals
    (served at 11:45 M-F)
        $3.25 for Seniors 60 & up. Reserve day before by noon at 527-4213. Includes drinks & dessert.

  • Free Movie Night At Amphitheater

    The Davies Amphitheater, Frontline Church and LTD-Leadership Through Drama, Inc., are teaming up to present “Family Movie Night at the Davies Amphitheater” Saturday, July 20.

    The free evening of entertainment will include a showing of the LTD film “The Elpis Orb” and movie-themed activities and games beginning at 7:45 p.m. on the lawn east of the amphitheater.
     
    Dan Hardcastle of the Frontline church said he’s hopeful the movie night will be the first of many in Glenwood.

  • Burial Costs Going Up

    The cost of burying a loved one at the Glenwood Cemetery is going up Aug. 1.

    Following the recommendation of the Glenwood Cemetery Board,  the city council passed a resolution at its regular meeting last Tuesday, July 9, which establishes new rates for a variety of services at the cemetery, ranging from the opening and closing of graves to cremation and research of lots.

    Many of the fees are being increased by around 15-20 percent.

    The fee increase is the first in five years at the cemetery.

  • Two Cases Of Cyclospora Confirmed in Mills County

    The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Centers for Disease Control and local public health agencies are continuing investigations into an outbreak of an intestinal illness caused by Cyclospora (a rare parasite).

    As of Monday, 71 cases of Cyclospora infections have been reported statewide, including two in Mills County. Almost all cases have been identified through testing at the State Hygienic Lab.

  • Gridiron Garage

    The much-anticipated opening of the Gridiron Garage restaurant and sports bar at 419 Sharp St. is generating new energy on the south side of Glenwood’s Town Square.

    Two lines of customers were waiting to get in when Ryan Sell and his wife, DeShawne Bird Sell, opened their establishment on June 30, and the place has been hopping ever since.

  • Glenwood splits twinbill with Storm Lake

    The No. 5-ranked Glenwood baseball team split a non-conference road double-header with Class 3A, No. 9 Storm Lake on Friday.

    The Rams (25-7 overall, 16-2 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference)  won game one 9-6 behind a complete-game pitching performance by Tyler Jensen. The senior lefty struck out nine, scattered nine hits and walked just one.

    In the nightcap, Justin Fisher suffered his first loss of the season on the mound going the distance in a 6-2 loss to the Tornados. Fisher allowed six hits and struck out two with four of his six runs allowed being unearned.

  • Wolverines rally but come up short in extra innings

    GRISWOLD — The East Mills softball season came to an end last Tuesday with the 11-6 loss to Griswold in the opening round of Class 2A regionals, but they didn’t go down without a fight.

    The Wolverines (7-16 overall, 5-7 in the conference) came from six runs down in the bottom of the seventh to force the game into extra innings.