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Today's News

  • City Testing The Water On 'Option 2' Plan For Pool

    The Glenwood City Council has given city administrator Brian Kissel the green light to finalize the details of an “Option 2” funding plan for a $4.7 million aquatic center on property adjacent to Glenwood Community High School.

    In May, Glenwood residents failed to pass a bond issue for construction of the facility. The measure received the approval of 52 percent of voters, but 60 percent was needed for passage.

  • Governor Branstad Lauds Highway Beautification Efforts

    Sunny skies and mild temperatures greeted Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds Friday afternoon as they joined the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the state’s Adopt-A-Highway program. The 30-minute commemoration took place at the Mile Hill Lake overlook southwest of Glenwood.

    The statewide roadside beautification program was launched May 23, 1989, in Mills County when the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce adopted a two-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 34 east of Interstate 29.

  • Repaving Streets With Bricks Comes With A Cost

    Repaving an 1,800 square-foot portion of First Street, between Locust and Hazel, will cost the city of Glenwood around $16,000.

    That’s more than twice the amount the city would be paying if the same stretch of road were to be repaved with concrete, Glenwood Public Works Director Perry Cook said after an April 22 meeting of the Glenwood City Council.

  • Juvenile Arthritis Honoree

    By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

    Laura Millar of Glenwood kept bending her fingers backwards as she sat in front of a plate of rice. She sat with her left leg tucked under her, then with her right leg tucked under. Then she sat flat on the chair and pushed both legs straight out in front of her.

  • Kidnapping, Sex Assault, Indecent Contact Charges Filed Against 66-year-old Glenwood Man

     A 66-year-old Glenwood man was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree kidnapping, two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and indecent contact with a child.

    Daniel L. Walden, who resides at 1414 Gateway Dr., is accused of sexually abusing a child under the age of 12 after luring the child into his home. The age and gender of the victim is not being released to protect the child’s privacy, Mills County Attorney Eric Hansen said.

  • Glenwood School District's Homework, Testing Policy Gets Failing Grade From Some Staff, Parents

    Competency-based Education.
        Mastery-based Grading.
        Standards-based Grading.
        

    Call it what you want, but the Glenwood Community School District’s new protocol for homework and testing is receiving a failing grade from some teachers and parents within the district.

  • Lakin Foundation Commits $1 Million To Mills County Community Center Building

    The $2.5 million Mills County Community Center building proposed for the Mills County Fairgrounds in Malvern got a major shot in the arm last week when the Charles E. Lakin Foundation announced it was committing $1 million to the project.

  • Study Could Lead To An East Mills School Closure

    A facilities study by a Jefferson-based consulting firm could provide the blueprint for the future of the East Mills School District.

    The district has contracted with Iowa Schoolhouse Construction and Planning Services to conduct a facilities study of the district’s four buildings between Malvern and Hastings. The district formally approved a contract with Iowa Schoolhouse in January at a cost of $8,500.

  • First Lady Of The Nebraska State Patrol

    By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

    Nebraska State Patrol Capt. Brenda Konfrst knew as a young adult what she wanted to do with her life.

    “I got to do a four-hour ride-along with a state trooper,” Konfrst said. “To this day, I cannot remember that trooper’s name, but I had a complete blast. It was something I was interested in to begin with, but that made me say ‘that’s what I want to be.’ ”

  • Glenwood's New Principal Coming From Urbandale

    Richard Hutchinson, Sr. has accepted the principal job at Glenwood Community High School. Hutchinson, 55, was one of seven candidates interviewed for the position that became open when current GCHS Principal Shane Stephens announced in March he was stepping down due to health issues. Hutchinson was offered and accepted the position last week.