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Today's News

  • Welcome Newcomers Mills County

    The desire to spread the word about a community she considers to be “one of the best kept secrets in Iowa,” is the inspiration behind Anne Smith’s decision to bring back a newcomers welcome program to the Glenwood area.

    The community has been void of a welcome service for new residents since late 2011 when Suzanne Tuma retired from operating her Glenwood Newcomers business. Smith, who retired last year from a 22-year career with the Mills County Public Health Office, said she’s looking forward to her new venture.

  • County Tax Levy On Decline For 2nd Straight Year

    The Mills County Board of Supervisors has approved the county’s $18.5 million budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

    Next year’s county budget is up slightly from the 2015-2016 fiscal year, which ends June 30, but does reflect a second straight year of decline in the tax levy, from the current rate of 9.633319 (per taxable $1,000 valuation) to the proposed 9.40932 in rural areas of the county. Residents living in incorporated areas within the county would see their tax rate dip from 6.41855 to 6.19468.

  • Nurse From Glenwood Among Iowa's Best

    A Glenwood woman says she’s “honored” and “humbled” to be named one of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses.

    Dee McIntyre, a registered nurse in the emergency room at CHI Health Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, is southwest Iowa’s lone recipient of the award this year. The 1978 Glenwood Community High School graduate has worked at Mercy Hospital for 26 years following stints at the Shenandoah Medical Center and Glenwood State Hospital-School (Glenwood Resource Center).

  • School Board Approves Funds For Speakers, Liaison Officer

    The Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors has approved payments for a pair of speakers this spring at the high school.

    The board unanimously approved a total of $3,350 in speaking fees at last Monday’s regular monthly board meeting.
    Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray said he didn’t feel the fees were an unreasonable sum.

  • Glenwood's Star-Spangled Sendoff

    Glenwood will have the feel of the Fourth of July when bicyclists come to town this summer for the start of RAGBRAI (The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa).

  • Glenwood Man, 61, Faces Charges After Standoff With Police

    A 61-year-old Glenwood man is facing multiple charges following a standoff with law enforcement officers Tuesday night, March 8.

    Around 6:30 p.m., Glenwood Police officers responded to a call about a domestic disturbance involving an armed man at 914 Green St.

    The victim inside the residence was able to escape and then informed  police officers that the man inside, later identified as Thomas Sawyer, had firearms and one was loaded.

  • Glenwood Cemetery Lot Fees Could Be Going Up

    The fee for purchasing a lot at the Glenwood Cemetery could be going up.

    At the recommendation of the Glenwood Cemetery Board, the Glenwood City Council is considering a proposal that would raise the cost of a lot at the Glenwood Cemetery from $600 to $650.

    In a meeting with city council members last week, Glenwood Cemetery sexton Mike Collins said the $650 lot fee would keep Glenwood’s pricing lower than Council Bluffs’, but higher than some other southwest communities outside the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area.

  • Mills, Fremont County towns on Day 1 route for RAGBRAI riders

    For the first time in the 44-year history of RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa), the city of Malvern will serve as a pass-through town.

  • Impact of last year’s bird flu outbreak still being felt

    Scientists from the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Dairy Association call it H5N2.

    Others call it Avian Influenza or the bird flu.
    Poultry farmers in Iowa in the last year have called it an epidemic – in their flocks and their ledger columns.

    The virus swept through the Midwest last spring, killing more than 40 million chickens mostly in Iowa, the nation’s No. 1 egg producer, at a cost of more than $200 million in losses, according to the Iowa Poultry Association. Poultry shortages caused egg and chicken prices to skyrocket.

  • City hires interim finance director to help set 2016-2017 budget

    Avoca city manager Clint Fichter has been hired as an interim financial manager for the city of Glenwood.

    Fichter, who also owns a financial consulting service and law firm, will oversee the city’s finances and budget process while a search is conducted to replace Brian Kissel, who was terminated last month as city administrator and financial director.

    Kissel’s termination came just as the city was preparing its budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, which begins July 1.