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Today's News

  • Trucks Hauling Avian Flu Remains, Materials Still Rolling Into Mills County

    The Loess Hills Sanitary Landfill near Malvern is continuing to play a key role in the state of Iowa’s disposal of over 30 million chickens, turkeys and other birds that have died or been killed as a result of avian bird flu.

    Mills County Public Health Administrator Sheri Bowen said as of last week, the landfill had accepted around 450 bio-secure trailers containing bird carcasses and other materials associated with the avian flu epidemic.

  • Blues, Brews & BBQ On Tap For 4th Of July

    Plans have been finalized for the second annual Blues, Brews and BBQ celebration at Glenwood Lake Park.
    The celebration takes place Saturday, July 4, beginning at noon.

    Live music from six bands, barbecue ribs and pulled pork prepared by local vendors, free canoe rides, an antique tractor show, nearly a dozen beers served from the Iowa Craft Beer trailer and a grand fireworks show at dusk highlight the daylong fundraiser for the Mills County Trail system.

  • Glenwood Police 7.01.15

    Accidents
        June 17 – A vehicle driven by Andrew Brant of Pacific Junction was eastbound on Coolidge Road when the vehicle left the roadway and went across an empty parking lot, striking a building. No injuries were reported.

    Incidents
        June 12 - Faith Felos of Glenwood reported a burglary and theft.
        June 18 – Michael Rupe of Glenwood reported a burglary and theft.
        June 26 - Kelly Hall of Omaha  reported a domestic abuse assault.

  • Tree House's Future Up In The Air

    As of Monday, the future of a controversial tree house behind a rental property at 207 N. Grove St. in Glenwood was still up in the air.

  • City Considers Taking On Additional Bond Debt To Fund Aquatic Center

    The city of Glenwood’s proposed $5.1 million aquatic center suffered a major setback last week when the Charles E. Lakin Foundation announced it no longer intends to provide funding for the project.

  • Glenwood middle schooler competing in rodeo nationals

    You might say Houston Stephens was born to be a rodeo star.

    First, there’s the 12-year-old’s name, Houston.

    “I don’t really remember thinking anything that particular on his name, but yeah, it is a cowboy name,” said Brad Stephen’s, Houston’s dad.

    Then there’s 2 – the age this Glenwood Middle School sixth grader first got on a horse – and 5 – the first time he competed in a rodeo.

  • Football playoff qualifiers will shrink to 16 in 2016 season

    Making the state football playoffs just got a little harder.

    Beginning with the 2016 season, each of Iowa’s six football classes will advance 16 teams to the state football playoffs, according to a change announced last week by the Iowa High School Athletic Association Board of Control. The change means a reduction from 32 teams who currently qualify for the postseason in each class.

    The schedules for this fall and the 2015 regular season and playoffs remain unchanged.

  • Fremont-Mills drops two at Griswold tourney

    The Fremont-Mills offense struggled in a pair of losses at the Griswold Softball Tournament on Saturday.

    The Knights (6-8 overall, 3-0 in the Corner Conference) dropped its opener 6-3 to Southwest Valley and then were shutout 10-0 by Exira in the capper.

    In the two games combined, the Knights recorded five hits, just one going for extra bases.

    Joni Laughlin took the loss to Southwest Valley, allowing three hits and no earned runs while striking out four.

  • Rams fall to St. Albert, 14-10

    Council Bluffs St. Albert plated seven runs in the final two innings to erase a three run deficit and escape Glenwood with a 14-10 Hawkeye 10 Conference baseball victory Friday.

    The Rams (8-6 overall, 6-5 in the conference) smacked a season-high 18 hits in the win but just didn’t pitch good enough to win, said Glenwood coach Bret Elam.

  • Rams drop two at Treynor tourney

    Glenwood fielding miscues led to a combined 12 unearned runs as the Rams dropped a pair of games at the Treynor Softball Invitational Saturday.

    The Rams (11-9 overall, 6-6 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference)

    "Unfortunately, we really struggled on defense today," said Glenwood coach Tom Horton.

    Glenwood dropped a decision to Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 6-0 and then was bested by the host Cardinals 13-4.

    Jacy Embray was credited with the game one loss after scattering four hits and one earned run in four innings.