Today's News

  • Pope Francis Has The Attention Of American Catholics

    The pastor at Glenwood’s Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church said he expects members of his parish to join fellow Catholics across the country in celebrating Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States this week.

    “We’re always excited when the pope comes to the United States. It’s not something that happens a lot,” Father Dan Siepker said.

  • Sunday Shooting In Glenwood

    At least three people were injured in a physical altercation that led to gunfire early Sunday evening in a residential area of Glenwood. The incident occurred on Third Street, between Hazel and Myrtle.

  • Several New Names On City Election Ballot

    There will be some contested races with new candidates in the Glenwood city election on Nov. 3.

    Three candidates filed the necessary paperwork to be on the ballot for mayor - Darcey Butts, Jessie Lundvall and Brian Tackett. Noticeably absent from the ballot is current

    Glenwood mayor Kim Clark who is not seeking re-election.

  • Glenwood Public Library Director Named

    The Glenwood Public Library has a new director.

    Lamoni native Tara Painter began her new duties last week, replacing Jenny Ellis who resigned in July.

    Painter was initially hired at the library earlier this summer to fill a part-time position and was among several applicants for the director’s job. She has many years of experience working in libraries, most recently as director of acquisitions at the State Historical Society of Missouri in Columbia.

  • New Security Policies Implemented At Courthouse

    Mills County Sheriff Gene Goos calls new security measures being taken at the county courthouse in Glenwood “a sign of the times.”

    As of Monday, all people entering the courtroom on the second floor of the courthouse are being screened with a hand-held metal detection wand. Law enforcement officers from both the Mills County Sheriff’s Office and Glenwood Police Department will be providing security at the entrance to the courtroom.

  • 14 Votes Decide Glenwood School Board Race

    Newcomer Curt Becker and incumbent Theresa Romens were elected to fill a pair of at-large seats on the Glenwood Board of Education Tuesday, Sept. 8.

    Becker was the clear-cut winner, receiving 437 votes. Romens, the longtime president of the board, defeated former school board member Henry Clark by 14 votes, 342-328, to claim the second seat.

    In the East Mills School Board race, Tim Jackson was elected to the DD2 seat with 361 votes. Matthew Urban received 267 votes and Michael Irvin tallied 38. Janet Zanders was unopposed for the DD1 seat and received 541 votes.

  • Humidity Slows Completion Of Auxiliary Gym

    The new Glenwood Community High School auxiliary gym is still a month from being completed.

    After a 30-day setback in the early stages of construction last fall and another delay this summer in the installation of the gymnasium floor, the auxiliary gym now likely won’t be completed until mid-October, Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray said last week.

  • Aquatic Center Construction Under Way

    Dirt is being moved at the construction site for the Glenwood Aquatic Center.

    Electrical lines are also being relocated as the preliminary work begins on building the 8,700-square foot, $5 million outdoor swimming center projected to open July 1, 2016.

    Last week, as construction workers were moving dirt and doing some concrete work at the site adjacent to the new Glenwood Community High School gymnasium, a crew from Mid American Energy was relocating electrical lines.

  • Branstad Talks Economic Development During Visit To Loess Hills Harley Davidson

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad last visited Mills County just over 11 months ago. The event that day was the ribbon cutting for the Highway 34 Bridge connecting U.S. Interstate 29 in Mills County and to Sarpy County and Highway 75 in Nebraska.

    Last Tuesday, Sept. 8, Branstad was back in Pacific Junction for a stop at the Loess Hills Harley Davidson with some words on economic development and the power of infrastructure improvements on rural businesses.

  • GCHS Student A Merit Scholar Semifinalist

    Glenwood Community High School senior Jessica Arnold has been named a semifinalist in the distinguished National Merit Scholarship program.

    Arnold, the daughter of Gary and Kim Arnold, is among 16,000 national semifinalists who will have the opportunity to compete for 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million. The scholarships will be awarded next spring.