Today's News

  • Scaring Up Business

    Blood-curdling screams, the terrifying grind of a chain saw and the cackle of madness is sweeping through the darkened recesses of Malvern’s Main Street like a fog of dread.

    Ghouls, goblins, ghosts, mad scientists, unhinged killers and masked murderers run amok.

    And Malvern Area Betterment Association (MABA) President Spencer Terry wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • New GRC Superintendent Named

    The Glenwood Resource Center has found its new superintendent.

    R. Scot Booth, a longtime consultant and disabled services administrator, was announced as the resource center’s new superintendent in a press release by the Iowa Department of Human Services last Wednesday.

    “Scot brings a wealth of experience and energy to this work and I’m pleased that he accepted this position,” said Charles Krogmeier, the state’s director of human services.

  • A Word or Two From Frank Overhue

    Just like everyone else in the room, I fully expected Frank Overhue to have a last word or two before formally relinquishing his seat on the Glenwood Board of Education.

    Frank didn’t disappoint.

    Overhue said his good-byes before stepping down during the school board’s transitional meeting on Monday, Sept. 14. The 38-minute presentation made for one of the most unorthodox school board meetings you’ll ever see. But, then again, it was vintage Frank Overhue.

  • House Goes Up In Flames

    A fire ravaged a vacant home northwest of Glenwood Monday morning.

    Shortly after 11 a.m., a neighbor called the Mills County Communications Center to report smoke and flames coming from a house at 20318 Falden Road.

    When fire departments from Glenwood and Pacific Junction arrived, the structure was engulfed in flames.

    According to the Mills County Assessor’s office, the house, which is located west of Pony Creek Lake, is owned by Darrel and Linda Wilson of Bellevue, Neb.

  • Glenwood Mayor Opposed In Election

    Glenwood voters will have two mayoral candidates to choose from when they go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 3.

    Two-term incumbent mayor Dyle Downing is being challenged for a two-year term by former city council person Kim Clark.

    The election for mayor will be the only contested race on the ballot in Glenwood. Three incumbent members of the Glenwood City Council - Clare Bangs (at-large), Kay LeFever (at-large) and Susan Hirschman (Ward 3) - are all running unopposed for four-year terms.

  • Motorcyclist Crash Claims Life

    MALVERN - A 57-year-old Glenwood man died Sunday afternoon following a motorcycle accident near Malvern.

    Charles Edward Wagner died from injuries sustained in a crash near 310th Street and Paddock Ave. shortly after 4 p.m., according to a report from the Iowa State Patrol.

    Investigators determined Wagner was riding a 2001 Victory motorcycle southbound on 310th Street near Paddock when he lost control of the bike. The motorcycle crashed and overturned after the wheels dropped onto to the right shoulder of the road, according to the report.

  • Auditorium Seat Campaign Almost Finished

    The campaign to raise funds for the new performing arts auditorium in Glenwood Community High School is drawing to a close. The fundraising drive to become a Glenwood Community Performing Arts Center “CHAIRperson” was spearheaded by Gordon Woodrow, former Glenwood high school band director.

  • ENGAGEMENT - Lana Baker/Ben Wayman

    Lana Baker and Ben Wayman have announced their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of James Baker of Papillion, Neb., and Deanne Wallfred of Yuba City, Calif. She’s a 2002 graduate of Bellevue East High School and a 2006 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University with a B.S. in elementary education. She’s a teacher at Highland Elementary School in Omaha.

  • East Mills runs past Sidney in second half

    SIDNEY - East Mills coach Andy Irwin said it wasn’t the rain Friday night that diverted his usually pass happy offense into running the ball 27 times in the second half and passing just four times.

    Whatever the reason - and for the record, Irwin said it was mostly a halftime adjustment to emphasize the run in the second half - it’s hard to argue with the Wolverines’ success. East Mills rushed for a 168 yards and Jake Bolton threw for two scores all after halftime to hang on late for a 26-22 victory over Sidney in Eight Man, District 8 football on Friday.

  • Getting His Kicks

    Through four games of his senior season for the North Alabama University football team, placekicker Kenny Spencer is 5-of-7 on field goal attempts.

    In his one year as the starting place kicker for the Glenwood football team in 2004, Spencer, then a lanky 170-pounder better known for his play on the soccer field than the football field, was 5-for-7 on field goals for the entire season.

    Spencer, a 2005 Glenwood Community High School graduate has come a long way.