Today's News

  • City Elections Tuesday

        Glenwood Mayor Kim Clark is unopposed in her Nov. 8 re-election bid. Clark is seeking a second two-year term as mayor.
        City council candidates Cheryl Evans (Ward 1) and Craig Florian (Ward 2) are running unopposed, but  incumbent Kay LeFever is being challenged by Heidi Kloeckner for her at-large council seat. Florian has previously served as the Ward 1 councilman, but was forced to resign earlier this fall when he moved into Ward 2.

  • Glenwood ACT Scores Rising

    Glenwood Community High School students’ average score on the ACT exam went up in 2011, while Iowa’s overall scoring average ranked second nationally, according to a report released earlier this fall.

  • Father charged in 5-month-old son’s death

        A 35-year old Glenwood man was in a Mills County courtroom Thursday facing three felony counts stemming from the death of his infant son in July.
        Jason Curtis, 35, is charged with allegedly causing the death of his 5-month old son, Jackson Curtis in a July 14, incident. After a three-month investigation by the Glenwood Police Department with assistance from the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation, Curtis was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 19 on felony warrants for child endangerment, neglect of a dependent person and willful injury.

  • Glenwood football season draws to a close with 49-6 loss to Carroll

        The Glenwood football season came to end on Friday with a 49-6 loss at Carroll.

        The 7-2 Tigers out-yarded the Rams (1-8) 376 to 147 and forced five turnovers in the lopsided win.
        Glenwood coach Brian Albert said his team’s inability to sustain drives - the Rams punted on their first four drives and trailed 21-0 early - and untimely giveaways were the difference.

  • Glenwood boys cross country second at district

        ATLANTIC - For the second straight season the Glenwood boys have qualified as a team and will send three individual runners to the state cross country meet this Saturday.

  • Meier’s record-setting night carries F-M to district title

        MALVERN - Fremont-Mills football coach Jeremy Christiansen knew he would need a big game from Nate Meier in his team’s match up with fellow undefeated and state ranked East Mills on Friday.

  • New Scenic Byway Signs

    Colorful new signs, designating the Loess Hills Scenic Byway in western Iowa, were unveiled last week at ceremonies near Glenwood and Council Bluffs.

        The signs depict the Loess Hills’ unique landforms, green trees and native prairie grasses.
        The Loess Hills region of the state was named one of Iowa’s scenic byways in 1998. Two years later, the Loess Hills received National Scenic Byway recognition by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

  • Economic Development Grant

        The Iowa Department of Transportation Commission has awarded an $876,510 economic development grant to Mills County for improvements to the 190th Street business corridor west of Interstate 29.
        The grant was announced at a transportation commission meeting last Tuesday in Council Bluffs.
        The funds will be utilized for the concrete paving of 190th Street between the Interstate 29 - Highway 34 interchange and Kane Ave.

  • Donkey Rescue

    MALVERN – An animal adoption center devoted to the rescue of abandoned and neglected donkeys is up and running in Mills County.

        Rural Malvern residents Scott and Lura Shehan took in their first donkey two years ago and have been charmed by the animals ever since.

  • Wolverines not caught looking ahead in 68-14 victory

        ESSEX - There was no looking ahead for these Wolverines.
        A week ahead of a showdown with unbeaten No. 2 ranked Fremont-Mills looming on Friday, the No. 4 ranked East Mills football team took no chances to overlook Essex on Friday night with a 68-14 victory.
        The Wolverines (8-0 overall, 6-0 in District 8) racked up a season-high 568 yards in the win over the Trojans.