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Today's News

  • Space Heater Suspected Cause Of Silver City Fire

    A space heater is being blamed for a fire that destroyed a mobile home in Silver City Thursday.

    Firefighters from volunteer departments from Silver City, Glenwood and Oak Township responded to the residence at 300 Pearl St. around 9:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived on the scene the residence was “fully engulfed in flames,” Silver City Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lynn Schrum said.

    Firefighters battled the blaze for nearly an hour.

  • Painful Extraction

    One controversial special use permit re-approved, one controversial special use permit tabled.

    That was the decision of the Mills County Zoning Board of Adjustment at a public meeting last Tuesday concerning a pair of variances requested by Cory Leick for soil extractions in Oak Township.

  • Glenwood Native Wins Oscar For Best Animated Feature

    Don Hall has worked as an animator for nearly two decades, most of that at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He’s worked on a half dozen features and directed two acclaimed films for the studio, the latter of which, the international box office hit “Big Hero 6,”  earned him an Academy Award nomination this year for Best Animated Film.

  • Audit Report Raises Questions About City Finances

    Findings in an audit report released in January are raising questions about the city of Glenwood’s financial practices.

  • The King Of Glenwood

    The late Elvis Presley, who would have turned 80 Thursday, has been an integral part of Craig Florian’s life for as long as the 46-year-old Glenwood city councilman can remember.

    Florian’s first exposure to the king of rock and roll came as a child in the 1970s  when he often listened to his mother’s Elvis Presley record albums. In high school, Florian had an Elvis-related role in “Bye, Bye Birdie.”

  • Input Sought On Proposed Glenwood-Mineola Trail

    Mills County residents are encouraged to attend Monday night’s annual meeting of the Mills County Trail Board to take part in discussions about a proposal to create a recreational trail that would connect the city of Glenwood with Mineola and the Wabash Trace Trail that runs from Council Bluffs to Blanchard.

    Shawn Koehler, president of the Mills County Trail Board, said a trail system connecting the Glenwood and Mineola communities would promote health, recreation, education and tourism.

  • Former GCHS Teacher Takes Plea Deal

    A former Glenwood Community High School teacher accused of having sex with a student and supplying alcohol to another student has reached an agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to a lesser charge.

    Russell Crouch, 39, of Glenwood, was arrested and charged last May with sexual exploitation by a school employee, an aggravated misdemeanor, and supplying alcohol to a minor, a serious misdemeanor.

  • Park Place, Pacific Place Closing

    Five Star Quality Care is closing two skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Mills County – Glenwood-based Park Place and Pacific Place located east of Pacific Junction.

    The Massachusetts-based owner and operator of the two facilities announced the closures last week. Combined, Park Place and Pacific Place treat nearly 100 adult residents with physical or intellectual disabilities and employ over 250 workers.

  • A Grand Opening

    More than 300 people, including dignitaries from Iowa and Nebraska, attended the dedication ceremony for the opening of the U.S. Highway 34 - Missouri River Bridge Oct. 22 at the AgriVision complex near Pacific Junction.

    The four-lane bridge links Interstate 29 in western Mills County with U.S. Highway 75 south of Offutt Air Force Base in Sarpy County, Neb.

  • Accidents Mar Opening Of Interchange, Westbound 34

    Four collisions at the intersection of 195th St. and Highway 34 within 40 hours of Thursday’s opening of the Highway 34 westbound overpass and redesigned Interstate 29 interchange in western Mills County left two people hospitalized with serious injuries and Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials taking extra measures to prevent future accidents.