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Today's News

  • Farmers' Market Season

    By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

    Summertime to many people equates with thoughts of eating grilled corn on the cob and fresh rhubarb pie made from home-grown produce. The modern lifestyle, however, may mean fewer people actually pick the produce from their own gardens and are more often turning to farmers’ markets.

  • Child Care Provider Facing Felony Charge

    A 25-year-old Glenwood woman has been charged with child endangerment after allegedly causing extensive injuries to a 9-month-old in her care.

    Alyce Finn, 25, was charged with child endangerment resulting in serious injury, a Class C felony, June 9. After turning herself in to authorities last Tuesday, Finn was released with a promise to appear in court June 24. Her trial is set for Aug. 26. A Class C felony is punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.

  • Crouch, McSorley Claim Primary Victories

    Incumbent Richard Crouch defeated challenger Thomas Pina, 820-414, in Tuesday's Republican Party primary for a seat on the Mills County Board of Supervisors.

    In the Republican race for county attorney, Tricia McSorley was the winner over Ashley Kissel, 877-354.

    County recorder candidate Lisa Tallman (1,049 votes) and incumbent county treasurer candidate Becky Dix Killpack (1,111 votes) were both unopposed in the Republican primary.

  • Former Teacher Arrested May 30 Was Initially Investigated By School District Last December

    A former Glenwood Community High School social studies and communications teacher who is suspected of having sex with a student and supplying alcohol to another student at his rural Glenwood home was the subject of an initial investigation by the Glenwood Community School District six months ago.

  • City Testing The Water On 'Option 2' Plan For Pool

    The Glenwood City Council has given city administrator Brian Kissel the green light to finalize the details of an “Option 2” funding plan for a $4.7 million aquatic center on property adjacent to Glenwood Community High School.

    In May, Glenwood residents failed to pass a bond issue for construction of the facility. The measure received the approval of 52 percent of voters, but 60 percent was needed for passage.

  • Governor Branstad Lauds Highway Beautification Efforts

    Sunny skies and mild temperatures greeted Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds Friday afternoon as they joined the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the state’s Adopt-A-Highway program. The 30-minute commemoration took place at the Mile Hill Lake overlook southwest of Glenwood.

    The statewide roadside beautification program was launched May 23, 1989, in Mills County when the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce adopted a two-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 34 east of Interstate 29.

  • Repaving Streets With Bricks Comes With A Cost

    Repaving an 1,800 square-foot portion of First Street, between Locust and Hazel, will cost the city of Glenwood around $16,000.

    That’s more than twice the amount the city would be paying if the same stretch of road were to be repaved with concrete, Glenwood Public Works Director Perry Cook said after an April 22 meeting of the Glenwood City Council.

  • Juvenile Arthritis Honoree

    By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

    Laura Millar of Glenwood kept bending her fingers backwards as she sat in front of a plate of rice. She sat with her left leg tucked under her, then with her right leg tucked under. Then she sat flat on the chair and pushed both legs straight out in front of her.

  • Kidnapping, Sex Assault, Indecent Contact Charges Filed Against 66-year-old Glenwood Man

     A 66-year-old Glenwood man was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree kidnapping, two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and indecent contact with a child.

    Daniel L. Walden, who resides at 1414 Gateway Dr., is accused of sexually abusing a child under the age of 12 after luring the child into his home. The age and gender of the victim is not being released to protect the child’s privacy, Mills County Attorney Eric Hansen said.

  • Glenwood School District's Homework, Testing Policy Gets Failing Grade From Some Staff, Parents

    Competency-based Education.
        Mastery-based Grading.
        Standards-based Grading.
        

    Call it what you want, but the Glenwood Community School District’s new protocol for homework and testing is receiving a failing grade from some teachers and parents within the district.