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Today's News

  • New Bus Barn Coming Soon

        The Glenwood Community School District has wrapped up the purchase of a parcel of land that will serve as the future home of the district’s bus barn and maintenance facility.
        The district completed the $300,000 purchase of the former Evans Equipment property located at 601 Railroad Avenue on Dec. 1. The district plans to transition the current bus and maintenance facility, dubbed the “bus barn” and located adjacent to Northeast Elementary School, to the new site over the next three months.

  • Interim Financial Manager

       The city of Glenwood’s search for a full-time city administrator / financial manager could take several weeks.
        Until a full-time replacement is found for Mary Smith, who retired as city administrator earlier this month, former Emerson city clerk Michelle Faxon will serve as Glenwood’s interim financial manager on a part-time basis. Faxon will be paid $15 per hour and work three days a week for the city. Her hiring, retroactive to a Jan. 6 start date, was approved at last Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Glenwood City Council.

  • Third Time Is The Charm

    The third time did indeed turn out to be the charm for the Glenwood Community School District Instructional Support Levy (ISL).

    The special levy, which will help fund the district’s curriculum needs, passed by a narrow 51-49 percent margin last Tuesday. The levy received 868 “Yes” votes and 839 “No” votes.

  • Glenwood Man Sentenced In Pizza Hut Case

    A 20-year-old Glenwood man accused of robbing a Pizza Hut employee in the restaurant parking lot earlier this year has been sentenced to serve 15 years in prison.

  • Glenwood can’t overcome Titans, cold shooting

        COUNCIL BLUFFS - Cold shooting on the big stage of the Mid-America Center was the difference for the Glenwood boys basketball team in a 64-51 loss to Council Bluffs Lewis Central on Friday at the Jennie Ed Sports Med Shoot Out in Council Bluffs.

  • Titans rally for win over Rams

        COUNCIL BLUFFS - Up 17 points with a little over a quarter to play and Glenwood girls basketball coach Barry Loeffelbein liked his team’s chances of finishing off a season sweep of Council Bluffs Lewis Central in more than a decade.
        “We were feeling pretty good at that point,” said Loeffelbein.
        Just over 10 minutes and a pair of Haley Higgins’ free throws later, Loeffelbein was scratching his head again after another close Rams’ loss.

  • Glenwood grapplers swept at home

        The Glenwood wrestling team was swept at home in a pair of duals on Thursday.
        Glenwood dropped its opening dual 38-33 to Underwood before falling to Council Bluffs Lewis Central 44-27 in a Hawkeye 10 Conference match up.

  • Police Promotion

        A Glenwood police officer charged with assault over the summer has been promoted to sergeant in a unanimous vote by the Glenwood City Council.
        At the Dec. 28 council meeting, Pat Martin, a 13-year veteran of the Glenwood Police Department, was promoted to sergeant following the recommendation of the council’s Public Safety Committee and Police Chief Eric Johansen.

  • The Sports Reporter

         Matt Lothrop thinks he was probably a fourth grader at West Elementary School when he first started thinking about becoming a television sports reporter.

        “I was in the Optimist Speech Contest and found that I liked speaking and presenting myself,” Lothrop said during a recent interview. “Of course, I’ve always liked sports. Unfortunately, I realized I was probably never good enough to play sports for a living, so I figured why not cover sports for a living.”

  • Checking Out

        Denise Crawford has seen a lot of things in her more than 30 years at the Glenwood Public Library: younger and younger readers, computers and the Internet, automated card catalogs, e-readers and multimedia and enough best sellers to line up end-to-end all the way to Hastings.