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Today's News

  • Leaving The Courthouse

        The history books will show Ron Kohn’s tenure on the board of supervisors has been a time of change and growth for Mills County.
        Kohn, 73, is wrapping up his 12th and final year on the board this week and the retired school teacher will walk away from the courthouse knowing that in many ways the county is in better shape than the day he took office in January 2005.  

  • RAM BREWS

    A new coffee shop is open in Glenwood.

    And they deliver.

    The Ram Brew Coffee Shop in Glenwood Community High School offers coffee delivery to teachers right to their classroom at the school. The shop is staffed by special education students who learn valuable work and social skills while working in the coffee shop housed in the school’s main floor concession stand.

  • First-degree Murder Conviction

    An Ohio man could spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty of first-degree murder in the September shooting death of a Glenwood teen.

    A Mills County jury deliberated for about two and one-half hours Friday before announcing its “guilty” verdict in the state’s case against Mark Alan Troutman, 27, of Sylvania, Ohio.

  • Murder Trial Begins In Glenwood

    Opening arguments were heard in a trial Tuesday afternoon at the Mills County Courthouse for a 27-year-old Ohio man charged with first-degree murder.

    Mark Alan Troutman is accused of fatally shooting 18-year-old Kathryn “Katie” Weber-Kuhl outside the Linnwood Estates Assisted Living facility last September.

  • Construction progress being made on Lakin Community Center site

    MALVERN -  The footings are in and the underground infrastructure is coming together at the construction site for the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center on the Mills County Fairgrounds.

  • Congressman hears plan for Glen Haven Village

    U.S. Rep. David Young said he’s impressed with the plan to bring the proposed Glen Haven Village skilled nursing care facility to the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center (GRC).

    Last week, Iowa’s 3rd District congressman listened to a presentation about the $3.2 million project, given by Larry Raabe, a member of the Glen Haven Home Board of Directors.

  • Young Glenwood Man Gave His Life At Pearl Harbor

    EDITOR'S NOTE - With today marking the 75th anniversary of the Empire of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, we honor the service and memory of Robert Woods Jackson - Mills County’s first casualty of World War II. It’s a story we've shared before and one we should never forget.

  • Donors come forward to light Town Square tree

    There will be a lighted tree on Glenwood’s Town Square this holiday season after all, thanks to the generosity of some 11th-hour donors.

    Just weeks after the city of Glenwood announced it didn’t have the funds to replace damaged Christmas lights for the large evergreen tree on the southwest corner of Town Square, Glenwood city clerk Angie Winquist said several donors came forward to fund lights for the tree, including Dr. Paul Albertson, the Glenwood Outcasts, Frank Desparrois and Kelly Anderson.

  • Glenwood among three stem cell, bone marrow donor drive sites Dec. 3

    Glenwood will be among three southwest Iowa communities conducting stem cell / bone marrow donor drives Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    The drives, which are also taking place in Treynor and Villisca, are in honor of Annika Vohs and Rich Fast, who both may be in the need a transplant in the near future.  

  • GCSD changes truancy policies

    Glenwood Board of Education members are making changes to the school district’s truancy policy they hope will give administrators more flexibility and students an extra layer of accountability.

    The school’s new policy, which had its first reading at last Monday’s school board meeting, only slightly varies from it’s current plan for truancy, or chronic absenteeism. The current policy has the school notifying parents of the five and 10 day absence mark and then proceeding to court ordered mediation at 15 days.