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Today's News

  • Spirits Brighten After Holiday Scam

    As the investigation continues into a forgery scheme that bilked Operation Santa out of more than $11,000 the Glenwood non-profit that has spent more than a decade helping needy families buy Christmas gifts got a gift of its own last week.

    The Mutual of Omaha Foundation has donated $10,000 to Operation Santa to cover the losses the group has suffered as a result of more than 220 forged $50 gift vouchers.

  • Arson Charges in Apartment Fire

    A resident of a Glenwood apartment complex that suffered $30,000 in damages in a Dec. 21 fire has been charged with first degree arson after allegedly setting the blaze.

    Jarrett D. Dunn, 36, the resident of Unit 10 where the blaze ignited in a kitchen area of the former Chief Motel at 6 North Locust St., was arrested on Dec. 23 after a confrontation with police. Damages to the complex were mostly confined to Dunn’s unit.

  • Glenwood Post Office asking for customer assistance in making winter deliveries

    Glenwood letter carriers are asking customers for some help in clearing a path to their mailboxes. Unsafe conditions such as unshoveled snow, icy sidewalks and porches, or large amounts of snow blocking mailboxes can delay or even prevent mail delivery.

  • Holiday Scam

    As of Tuesday morning, one arrest had been made and more are expected to follow as the Glenwood Police Department continues its investigation into the use of forged vouchers that claim to be from the Operation Santa program in Mills County.

    Over 220 of the fake $50 vouchers were cashed in earlier this month for purchases totaling more than $11,000, interim police chief Mike Mercer said. The vouchers were presented and accepted at four Glenwood businesses – Family Dollar, Newman’s Thriftway, Captain Video/Radio Shack and Pamida.

  • Apartment Fire Called 'Suspicious'

    The Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting in the investigation of a suspicious fire Monday morning at a Glenwood apartment complex.

    The blaze caused extensive damage to one unit of the former Chief Motel and forced the evacuation of the other 10 units in the one-level, L-shaped structure.

    “It started in the kitchen area of Unit 10,” Glenwood Fire Chief Butch Fidler said. “All I can say at this time is that it’s suspicious in nature.”

  • Prelude To Winter

    A foot of snow, a sheet of ice and sub-zero temperatures.

    It’s definitely beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas.

    Autumn doesn’t officially end until next Monday, but southwest Iowa got its first taste of winter weather last week when a brutal storm dropped 12 inches of snow on the area and created blizzard conditions. The snowfall moved in Monday evening and continued falling well into Wednesday.

  • Glenwood ISL Vote Set For Feb. 2

    A day short of one year after voters said no to the Glenwood School’s request for an Instructional Support Levy, the district is planning to try again.

    The Glenwood School Board voted 3-1 at a public hearing Monday night in the Glenwood Community High School Media Center to pursue an Instructional Support Levy (ISL), an alternative funding stream to address curriculum and technology needs in the cash strapped district, in a Feb. 2 special election.

  • Rams go on road, knock off Kuemper

    The Glenwood boys basketball team withstood a two-hour road trip, a bus breakdown and a late rally to post a 53-48 victory over Kuemper Catholic on Friday.

    The Rams (2-1 overall, 1-1 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) were delayed en route to Carroll on Friday afternoon with mechanical problems on the team bus. After a short delay waiting for a replacement bus, the Rams arrived on time.

    “This was a good win,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte. “Anytime you can win at Kuemper its a good win. So with all that happened, this was a solid win for us.”

  • White first, Glenwood fourth at Tiger Invite

    Colin White swept his matches en route to a first place title and 11 Glenwood wrestlers placed at the Tiger Invitational on Saturday at West Des Moines Valley High School.

    The host Tigers won the team title with 249.5 points, easily edging second place Indianola 217.5. Glenwood was fourth with 137.5 points.

    White went 2-0 in his heavyweight matches to garner his individual title.

    At 145 pounds, Tyler Maxwell went 1-1 in his matches to earn a second place title.

  • Cowboys corral Knights

    Heath Huntley and Brandon Anderson combined for 35 points for Sidney in a 69-44 victory over Fremont-Mills in boys Corner Conference basketball on Friday.

    The Knights (1-3 overall, 1-1 in the conference) got down early, trailing 19-7 after a quarter and never could catch up. Fremont-Mills had beaten the Cowboys 57-52 in the season opener for both teams on Dec. 1.

    Huntley led all scorers with 23 points and Anderson added 12.

    Fremont-Mills was led by Derrian Bredberg with 11 points. Corey Morrical added nine and Nate Meier and A.J. Scarborough eight each.