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Today's News

  • Iowa’s new human services director offers optimism for GRC’s future

    The new director of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) said Thursday the Glenwood Resource Center (GRC) is providing “essential” services to individuals with severe intellectual disabilities that aren’t available from private providers and he’s optimistic about the future for the state-managed facility.

  • Legalized fireworks a learning experience for buyers, sellers

    Iowa’s first year of fireworks sales in nearly 80 years is in the books - almost.

    Legally, fireworks can be sold in the state through Saturday, July 8, but the majority of temporary retail stands are expected to be taken down today.

    Fireworks were sold from three locations in Glenwood - locally-owned Night Vision Fireworks’ stand in the Perk Plaza, a Ka-Boomers stand on the Evans Equipment Co. lot and a Wild Willy’s stand operated by the Campus Life Christian youth group on the lot south of Flat Iron Laundry.

  • Gas Line Break In Glenwood Forces Evacuation

    A Glenwood neighborhood was evacuated Monday morning after a construction worker digging dirt ruptured a 4-inch natural gas line at the site of the old Glenwood swimming pool near the intersection of Third and Elm Streets.

    The gas line was ruptured shortly before 9 a.m. Law enforcement officers and fire / rescue personnel from Glenwood evacuated the neighborhood in a four-block radius with the help of mutual aid responders from Pacific Junction, Silver City, Oak Township and Mills County Emergency Management.

  • Blooming Business

    What started with 12 plants from a family friend has turned into a 6,000-plant operation for Todd and Lu Peverill.

    The Peverills were given 12 daylily plants a few years ago from a family friend from upstate New York. The friend owned his own daylily business and suggested to the Peverills that they start their own retail garden here in southwest Iowa.

    “We thought: ‘Let’s give it a try,’” said Todd Peverill. “And now here we are.”

  • On The Trail of History

    Donned in a combination of pioneer and contemporary clothing and pushing 19th Century-era hand carts, more than 100 teenagers from the O’Fallon, Ill., stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) spent four days in Mills County last week walking a portion of the route of the historic Mormon Trail.

    “We wanted to come here because of the history,” trek director Cort Hacker said. “It’s an opportunity for us to experience what it was like for the pioneer families traveling during the migration west.”

  • Happy Little Trees

    Malvern residents and visitors are noticing a change around Main Street. A change that is credited to the collective minds of the Malvern Area Betterment Association (MABA), a Department of Cultural Affairs Grant and the artistry of Orlo “Woody” Jones.

    Last summer, Malvern was awarded a grant from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs worth $292,000 along with part of its designation as one of  Iowa’s “Great Places.”

  • BLOWN AWAY

    A storm with winds exceeding 80 miles an hour caused severe damage and left thousands without power in western Mills County Friday night.

  • Glenwood school board approves $9k in incentive pay

    The Glenwood Board of Directors unanimously approved $9,000 in administrator incentive pay to nine district administrators at last Monday’s regular monthly board meeting at the central office.

    The bonuses consist of $1,000 payments to the entirety of the district’s administrator staff and also Superintendent Devin Embray. The bonus money is drawn from a state fund and represents a half payment, the first of which was paid last December, for administrators who earned the bonus.

  • Glenwood resident recognized for work as zoo educator

    OMAHA - Elizabeth Mulkerrin isn’t kidding if she tells you her workplace is a zoo.

    The Glenwood resident is the director of education for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium - a multi-faceted position the former high school science teacher has embraced since joining the zoo staff in 2000 at the invitation of former zoo director Dr. Lee Simmons.

    “Education is an important part of our mission here at the zoo,” Mulkerrin said. “My job really is a little bit of everything.”

  • A Passion For Art

    Driving through the country north of Malvern, a barbed wire bull can be seen sitting off one of the roads. Up the hill from the bull stands a barbed wire horse. These unique sculptures belong to 63-year-old Phyllis Bruce.

    The art that sits in Bruce’s yard often captures the attention of those who pass by, but that is just a peek at everything she has done and continues to do.

    Bruce grew up off the shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. She was surrounded by beautiful things. Her passion for art began as a child.