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Today's News

  • Motherhood - Gina Takes The Next Step In Life

    The challenges of being a first-time parent are great.

    For Gina Springhower, the challenges are even greater.

    Confined to a wheel chair with paralysis (the result of an automobile accident more than nine years ago), Gina is tackling and enjoying the most gratifying challenge of her life – motherhood.

    Gina and her husband, John Springhower, are the parents of a happy and energetic 16-month-old son, LaKota, born Dec. 22, 2015, just in time for Christmas.

  • County’s local option sales tax dollars to fund surfacing of Lake Park road

    Visitors to Glenwood Lake Park will soon have a hard-surface road to drive on thanks to local option sales tax (LOST) dollars from the Mills County Board Supervisors.

  • Four face charges after Friday drug bust in Glenwood

    Four people were arrested Friday after the Glenwood Police Department executed a search warrant following an on-going narcotic investigation at 207 N. Grove St.

    Pamela Jay, 62, of Glenwood, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (serious misdemeanor), possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor) and gatherings which is a Class D felony. She was being held at the Mills County Jail in Glenwood on a $6,300 bond.  

  • Park Place building owner asks city for tax-incentive package

    The owner of the Park Place building at 114 Green St. in Glenwood says he wants to turn the former  skilled nursing care and rehabilitation center into a modern assisted living and memory support facility, but will need property tax incentives from the city to secure private funding for the $2-million project.

  • Head-on Collision Injures 2, Shuts Down Highway 34

    Two people were injured in a head-on collision late Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 34 in central Mills County.

    Iowa State Patrol investigators said a 2017 Ford pickup truck driven by 62-year-old Allan J. Garrow of Broughton, Ill., was driving eastbound on Highway 34 and pulling a horse trailer, about three miles east of Malvern, shortly after 11 a.m., when his vehicle crossed the centerline for unknown reasons, striking a westbound semi-trailer truck loaded with soybeans driven by 29-year-old Michael William Stamp of Neola.

  • District, Teachers Union Reach Contract Agreement

    he Glenwood Community School District and the Glenwood Education Association, the union representing the district’s teachers, have agreed to a new contract for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Sen. Joni Ernst Talks Agriculture, Health Care During Round Table Discussion In Malvern

    U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst was in Malvern last week holding a round table meeting with area farmers while on her two-week Easter recess from Washington.

    Ernst, a Montgomery County native, held an informal discussion at the Malvern City Hall Wednesday afternoon where the 20 in attendance peppered the Republican senator on agriculture and livestock issues facing Iowa’s farmers. She later toured Gregory Feedlots south of Tabor.

  • Glenwood Family Is City's First Official Urban Chicken Owners

    Jason Dammen admits he never envisioned the day he’d be raising chickens in his back yard.

    “You can add this to the things I never thought I’d do,” Dammen said Saturday morning as he tended to his family’s five chickens, housed in a coop behind their Glenwood home on the 300 block of South Grove Street. “Here I am – an urban chicken farmer.”

  • East Mills Service Learning Day A 'Win-Win'

    Students from East Mills Middle School and High School – 220 of them – got out of the classroom last Wednesday for a valuable day of service learning.

    The students, joined by 35 members of the East Mills teaching staff, maintenance employees, paraprofessionals, City of Malvern employees and park board members – spent the day cleaning and sprucing up the community.

  • District, Teachers’ Union Still Negotiating Contract

    The Glenwood Community School District and representatives from the Glenwood Education Association will continue contract negotiations Thursday on a new teachers’ contract.

    The two sides had met previously on April 5 to exchange initial bargaining proposals for next year’s contracts. The Glenwood Education Association (GEA), representing the teachers, and the Glenwood Board of Education, represented by Lynch-Dallas, a Cedar Rapids-based law firm, met for over three hours in initial negotiations in the high school media center and left without a new contract.