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Today's News

  • Governor promotes ‘healthy business climate’ for Iowa

    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds was in Mills County last Wednesday to launch a statewide tour to promote economic development.

    Reynolds spent an hour at AgriVision Equipment Group near Pacific Junction meeting with local economic development leaders and elected officials. AgriVision anchors the south side of the newly-named Eagle Crossing Business Park near the Interstate 29-U.S. Highway 34 interchange.

  • School district facing bus driver shortage

    In the state of Iowa, school districts can share superintendents, but apparently not bus drivers.

    That’s just one of the many regulatory issues facing school districts all over the state as they face a growing lack of bus drivers, according to Glenwood Community School District Superintendent Devin Embray.

  • Glenwood’s ‘Outcasts’ reach 50-year milestone

    Hear ye! Hear Ye!

    Let it be known the Glenwood Outcasts are celebrating their golden anniversary at this year’s homecoming celebration.

    Fifty years ago, Dr. R.S. Troutman, a Glenwood veterinarian, and John C. Watson spearheaded the formation of the Outcasts as an outlet for local residents who didn’t graduate from Glenwood High School but wanted to be part of the community’s annual homecoming celebration.

  • The Tragic Death of Kadie Tafta

    Kadie Tafta was 8 years old.

    With her big brown eyes, a sly smile and short chestnut hair, she looked like a “tomboy,” her grandmother said.

    She loved “Peppa Pig,” “Hello Kitty” and her Super Mario backpack. When her classmates teased her that Super Mario was for boys, Kadie was sad, but never stopped wearing the backpack.

  • Golfer seriously injured after falling from bridge

    A 70-year-old Glenwood man who was seriously injured when he fell more than 20 feet off a bridge at the Glenwood Golf Course Thursday afternoon is making a slow but encouraging recovery.

  • Angie Winquist promoted to city administrator

    The Glenwood City Council has promoted city clerk Angie Winquist to the position of city administrator/ financial director. The council made Winquist’s promotion official in a 4-0 vote at its Sept. 12 meeting following a motion by council member Susan Hirschman.

    “I know she’s had extensive training at clerk schools and financial meetings,” Hirschman said of Winquist, who has served as city clerk since September 2012.

  • Road modifications, traffic signals coming to Highway 34 intersection

    By the end of this year or in early 2018, two new fuel centers / convenience stores will open along U.S. Highway 34, just west of the Interstate 29 interchange. Before that happens, however, some significant changes will take place at the intersection of Highway 34 and 188th Street, including the installation of traffic signal lights.

    Construction is well under way on both the Love’s Travel Center and Lincoln Farm and Home’s new BP station and convenience store. The two projects are on pace to be completed at about the same time in late fall or early winter.

  • Economic Development Foundation puts name on business park

    A joint venture between the Mills County Economic Development Foundation, Mills County Board of Supervisors and real estate owners and developers is taking shape as the Mills County Economic Development Foundation recently approved naming the master planned area at the interchange of US Highway 34 and Interstate 29.

  • Rural Mills County Fire Leaves Family Homeless

    The residents of a rural Mills County rental house lost their home and most of their belongings in a fire Thursday afternoon.

    Firefighters from Glenwood and Pacific Junction responded to a blaze at the 122-year-old, two-story farmhouse, located at 64789 232nd Street (near 232nd and Pease Road).

    The fire, which is believed to have started in a wood-burning stove in the kitchen, was reported shortly after 2 p.m. Firefighters worked for over three hours putting out the fire and securing the property.

  • Sherry, Sanders take home titles at CB Classic

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - Glenwood’s Anthony Sherry and Caleb Sanders won their weight classes and Glenwood finished sixth as a team at the Council Bluffs Wrestling Classic last weekend at the Mid-America Center.

    The tournament, considered by many to be the top tournament in Iowa this season, featured over 100 ranked wrestlers from 39 schools in five states.

    A pair of Nebraska teams led the team standings. Lincoln (Neb.) East won the team title with 497.5 points while Kearney, Neb. was the runner up with 462. Fort Dodge led all Iowa teams with a third place finish.