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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Adventure race coming to Glenwood area June 11

    Orienteering, running, mountain biking, canoeing.
    No, that’s not a list of summer camp activities, it’s the list of events for an adventure race Mills County will host in and around Glenwood this June.

    Adventure Race Glewood will have contestants earning points by reaching check marks on the unmarked course. The multi-disciplinary team sport consists of teams of one or two participating in timed running, bicycling, canoeing and navigating events through 25 checkpoints throughout the county, starting and finishing at Glenwood Lake Park.

  • Congressional candidate makes stop in Glenwood

    Third district U.S. House of Representatives candidate Desmund Adams made a stop in Glenwood last Tuesday as part of his tour of the district’s 16 Iowa counties.

    Adams, 41, of Clive, threw his hat into the third district ring last July. He has never held public office before but was the first Democrat challenger to enter the race against third district Republican incumbent David Young and is the first African-American to ever seek federal office in Iowa. Adams is running, he said, to make a better third district and a better Iowa.

  • Randy Romens named chamber’s Citizen of the Year

    Randy Romens, the coordinator of Glenwood’s Brews, Blues & BBQ celebration, is this year’s recipient of the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year award. He will be among several individuals, organizations and businesses honored at the chamber’s annual Betterment and Beautification Dinner and Awards program March 3 at the Bella Terre reception hall.

  • Safety concern has city looking at extending Glenbrook ‘No Parking’ area

    arking” area on the north end of Glenbrook Drive was expected to be addressed Tuesday night, Feb. 23, by the Glenwood City Council.

  • Vehicle purchases, parking lot work on district agenda

    The Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors unanimously approved more than $275,000 in spending over the next fiscal year for purchases of three new vehicles, including two new school buses, repairs to parking lots and routine maintenance to buildings in the district.

  • Chamber, economic development foundation will no longer share director

    The Mills County Economic Development Foundation and the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce have announced their plans to formally separate on July 1.
        

    Technically, the economic development foundation and chamber have always been separate organizations with each agency having its own governing board.  However, beginning July 1, they will no longer share an executive director.
        

  • County land values on the decline for second straight year

    Land prices dropped for a second consecutive year in Mills County, but remain more than four times higher than they were at the start of the 21st century.

    According to the recently released Iowa State University Iowa Land Value Survey, farmland prices in Mills County dropped from $7,742 per acre in 2014 to $7,645 last year.

    The decrease mirrors a statewide trend in which land values dropped 3.9 percent to $7,633 per acre in 2015.

    Both state and Mills County land values hit a historic high in 2013 at $8,955 and $7,260 per acre, respectively.

  • Trump, Clinton Win Mills County Caucus Vote

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz claimed victory in Monday’s Iowa Republican Caucuses, but  billionaire Donald Trump finished on top in Mills County.

    Trump tallied 27 percent of the  Republican vote in Mills County.  Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was the runner-up with 24 percent, followed by Cruz with 22. Dr. Ben Carson garnered 16 percent of the Mills County vote to finish a distant fourth.
    In the statewide results, Cruz finished first with 28 percent, followed by Trump with 24 and Rubio with 23. No other Republican candidates reached the double digit mark.

  • Dirt Dig Case Going To Trial Feb. 9

    A group of Mineola residents fighting a dirt dig site in their neighborhood will finally have their day in court Feb. 9.
    Omaha attorney Terry White, on behalf of nine plaintiffs, filed suit last April against the Mills County Board of Adjustment for its controversial decision to grant a special use permit to Cory Leick to extract dirt from a 40-acre parcel west of Mineola along Barrus Road and 237th Street.