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Today's News

  • Early voting under way at county auditor’s office

    Early voting is under way in Iowa for the Nov. 8 general election.
    The first Mills County ballot of the 2016 general election was cast Thursday morning at the Mills County Auditor’s Office by Glenwood resident Jackie Blasdel.

    Early voting will be taking place during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) at the county auditor’s office until Monday, Nov. 7. The office will also be open for voting on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Rockin’ To The Hall of Fame

    Mills County native John Scherle was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association’s Hall of Fame induction last month in Arnolds Park. The Labor Day Weekend event, which included music performed by IRRMA Hall of Fame inductees, took place at the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Museum.

    “It was quite an honor,” Scherle said. “Bill Hillman of Shenandoah is on the board of the IRRMA and he nominated me. I am grateful to him for doing that.”

  • Chicken ordinance moving forward despite petition

    A petition signed by more than 200 residents wasn’t enough to stop the Glenwood City Council from passing the second reading of an ordinance that will allow citizens to harbor chickens and have chicken coops within the city limits.

  • Jillian Finnegan, Mavrick Decker Crowned Homecoming Royalty

    Queen Jillian Finnegan and King Mavrick Decker were crowned royalty Saturday night during the annual Glenwood Community High School Homecoming Coronation ceremony in the school gymnasium.

    Saturday night's coronation capped off the school’s week long homecoming celebration, which included a pep rally, parade and dance.

  • Glen Haven Village Proponents Encouraged By Support

    With nearly 80 percent of the capital campaign goal reached, proponents of the proposed Glen Haven Village skilled nursing center are increasingly optimistic the $3.2 million project will become a reality.

  • Shooting Suspect Was Released From Probation In August

    Just four weeks before Mark Troutman allegedly shot and killed Kathryn Weber-Kuhl, the Lucas County, Ohio Probation Office released the 27-year-old from probation following his successful completion of a diversion program that included treatment for an addiction to prescription pain killers.

  • Katie Weber-Kuhl Lived Her Life With A ‘Big Heart,’ ‘Affectionate Smile’

    She enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was camping, enjoying a hog roast with her family or spending time in the water on a boat or inner tube.

    Two of her favorite foods were chicken fingers and pizza.

    Her favorite childhood movie was “The Little Mermaid.”

    She played basketball and soccer as a youngster and was a Girl Scout. She tried playing the flute for a year or two in the school band.

    Those are just a few of the special memories Katie Weber-Kuhl’s family members have of their daughter, granddaughter and sister.

  • Shooting Claims Life of Glenwood Teen

    A 27-year-old Ohio man is accused of fatally shooting 18-year-old Kathryn Lauren Weber-Kuhl of Glenwood Saturday evening outside the Linnwood Estates assisted living facility where she was employed.

    Mark Alan Troutman, of Sylvania, Ohio, was arrested less than 90 minutes after the incident.

  • City Council Moving Forward With Chicken Ordinance Despite Opposition

    After weeks of on-again, off again debate, the Glenwood City Council has passed the first of three readings of an ordinance that would allow residents to raise and coop chickens within the city limits.

    The reading passed by a 3-2 vote following some heated discussion at the council’s regular meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 13. Council members Jessie Lundvall, who initiated the legislation last spring, Craig Florian and Wade Rodman voted in favor of the measure. Dan McComb and Susan Hirschman voted “no.”

  • State patrol still investigating fatal bike crash

    A spokesperson for the Iowa State Patrol (ISP) said Monday the agency is continuing its investigation into a July 24 collision on U.S. Highway 34 in western Mills County that claimed the life of a 72-year-old bicyclist.

    Wayne L. Ezell of Jacksonville, Fla., was traveling west with another bicyclist near the 2 mile marker on Highway 34, between Interstate 29 and the Missouri River bridge, around 6:40 a.m. when he was struck from behind by a 2012 GMC pickup truck driven by Robb W. Philippus, 34, of Glenwood. Ezell was pronounced dead at the scene.