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Today's News

  • Town Square Renaissance

    It took nearly a year to piece things together, but a Glenwood couple has transformed an upstairs storage area in one of the city’s oldest buildings into their new home.

        “We worked on this for 11 months, every spare minute,” Joe Edwards said from his family's loft that sits above the businesses he and his wife, Luann, operate at 427 Sharp St. “We’re glad to be in it now.”

  • Silver City Joins The RAGBRAI Party

    SILVER CITY – For only the second time in the 39-year history of the ride, RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) is coming to Silver City.

        The north-central Mills County community was formally announced as a “pass through” town Sunday with the release of the complete RAGBRAI route. Riders will pass through Silver City the first morning of the ride, Sunday, July 24, as they make their way from Glenwood to Atlantic.

  • Accidental Shooting In Fremont County

        A 21-year-old Fremont County man is expected to recover from injuries he sustained in an accidental shooting Sunday afternoon.
        Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope said Monday Marcus N. Lorimor is recovering from a gunshot wound to the thigh area and will be hospitalized for another three or four days. Lorimor is in stable condition, the sheriff said.

  • Branstad Pitches Job Plan

    Gov. Terry Branstad’s proposal for creating jobs and balancing the state budget received mixed reaction during his swing through southwest Iowa last week.

        Branstad conducted town hall meetings in Glenwood and Council Bluffs Thursday afternoon as part of his statewide “ Jobs For Iowa Tour.” Approximately 75 people attended his meeting in the basement of the Glenwood State Bank.
        Some in the audience liked what they heard from the Republican governor. Some did not.

  • The Principal Penguin

        Northeast Elementary School Principal Joan Crowl made good on a promise to her students Thursday.

        Last fall, Crowl promised if and when her students met a goal of reading 50,000 books, she would  spend a day in an animal or bird costume. Northeast students surpassed their reading goal earlier this month, so Thursday, Crowl donned a penguin suit and greeted her students in the cafeteria during the noon lunch hour.

  • Chamber Award Winners

    The Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce will recognize Bonnie Millsap next week as its 2011 Citizen of the Year.

        Millsap will be one of several citizens honored at the chamber's annual community betterment and awards banquet at The Fountains Ballroom Thursday evening, March 10.

  • Police Cruiser Debate Revs Up

         The Glenwood City Council has passed a resolution authorizing the city to utilize up to $175,000 in general obligation bonds for the purchase of up to four new police cruisers.

  • The Eagles Have Landed

        PACIFIC JUNCTION - It’s a spectacle of nature not seen before in Mills County.
        Not in recent memory, anyway.
        Bald eagles - dozens of them - have been flocking to a rural area west of Interstate 29 near Pacific Junction since late last week.

  • Riverside, Williams too much for Wolverines

        Ricky Williams scored a game-high 24 points and Riverside held East Mills to 11 second-half points in a 54-36 Class 1A, District 15 basketball victory last Tuesday.

  • Riverside tops Knights in districts

        SHENANDOAH - Riverside pulled away late in its Class 1A, District 15 championship game with Fremont-Mills to secure a 44-41 victory and the school’s first district title in nearly two decades.