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Today's News

  • City Revisiting Cable Fee

    The Glenwood City Council will revisit a proposal to generate revenue by raising the franchise fee charged to Mediacom, the city’s cable television provider. The matter will be discussed at a public hearing next Tuesday evening, Nov. 24, at City Hall.

    Last month, the council voted 3-2 against raising the fee from 3 percent to 5 percent.

  • Clark is Glenwood's new mayor

    The City of Glenwood has a new mayor.

    Former city council person and Mills County Sheriff's Deputy Kim Clark has defeated two-term incumbent mayor Dyle Downing in municipal elections held throughout the county today.

    Clark received 364 votes (61 percent) to Downing's 230 (38.5 percent) in Tuesday's vote. Clark received more than 58 percent of all votes cast in Glenwood's three Wards. She earned her biggest support in Ward 1 where she garnered nearly 70 percent of cast ballots.

  • H1N1-related Death in County

    A Mills County adult is among the latest victims of the H1N1 influenza virus.

    The Mills county resident, who was listed only as a male, in the Iowa Department of Public Health release, is the first in the county to die from the virus. The state lists the Mills County death with three other death in Dubuque, Polk and Monona counties in last Wednesday's press release. All but one individual had medical conditions that increased the risk of complications, according to the press release. The latest death brings the state's death toll to 11.

  • The Man With The Plan

    R. Scot Booth is the new superintendent of the Glenwood Resource Center.

    But in a previous life, some 35 years ago, Booth was a star right-handed pitcher at Long Island University who turned down a contract offer with the Texas Rangers to pursue another dream: advocating for special education students in the New York Public Schools.

    “I have the same passion for this job and this world as I did on that mound 35 years ago trying to strike somebody out,” said the Brooklyn-born Booth. “I'm an advocate and advocates are passionate people.”

  • Adair-Casey ends East Mills’ season

    ADAIR-East Mills has made a living off of big plays this season. But it was the Bombers of Adair-Casey who lived up to their nickname, scoring three touchdowns in the final six minutes of the second quarter, then getting two long Taylor Wheatley to Gavin Walhovd third-quarter touchdown passes to score a 44-32 first-round Eight-man playoff victory Monday night.

  • Rams seventh at state meet

    FORT DODGE - Last year at the Iowa State Cross Country Meet Glenwood's Johnny Fuller placed 97th out of 121 runners.

    This year, the junior place third.

    Rams coach Todd Peverill thinks that’s an amazing turnaround this year at the Kennedy Park Golf Course in Fort Dodge, but finds it just as easy to throw out last year's performance by Fuller and his team.

  • Rams fall in substate heartbreaker

    It was a bitter pill to swallow.

    Clinging to a 9-7 lead with just 40 seconds left to play, Glenwood saw its football season come to a heartbreaking end last Wednesday night at Ram Memorial Field, when Denison tailback Jesse Preul darted 58 yards for a touchdown, lifting the Monarchs to a stunning 14-9 Class 3A substate victory.

    “It was the big play,” Glenwood coach Brian Albert said. “If that would have happened earlier, we would have had time to rebound and recover.”

  • City’s plan to hike cable television fees gets short-circuited

    The Glenwood City Council has pulled the plug on a proposal to generate additional revenue for the city’s general fund by raising cable television fees.

    Glenwood City Administrator / Finance Director Mary Smith told council members that based on figures from the 2008 calendar year, over $12,000 could be generated annually if the city were to raise the franchise fee it collects from Mediacom from the current rate of 3 percent to 5 percent.

  • GRC land officially gets preserve status

    More than 900 acres in Mills County is Iowa’s newest dedicated preserve.

    Sitting on a 906 acre parcel of land on the southeast edge of the Glenwood Resource Center property, the Glenwood State Archaeological Preserve is Iowa’s 96th and now largest dedicated preserve. The site holds more than 100 recorded archaeological sites ranging from 5,000 years in age to early Euro-American settlements some 150 years ago. Most significant of the archaeological finds are 27 earth lodge sites related to the Glenwood culture that lived in the area around 1300 A.D.

  • City Elections Next Tuesday

    Municipal elections will take place across Mills County next Tuesday, Nov. 3. Polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m.

    In Glenwood, two-term incumbent mayor Dyle Downing faces a challenge for a two-year term by former city council person Kim Clark.