Today's News

  • School Board Elections Tuesday

    Iowans will elect representatives to their local school boards in statewide elections Tuesday, Sept. 8. Voting will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at all polling sites.

    Seats are being contested in both the Glenwood and East Mills Community School Districts.

    In Glenwood, incumbent board president Theresa Romens is running for one of two at-large seats up for election, along with former board member Henry Clark and Curt Becker.

  • City Says ‘Unaudited’ General Fund Deficit Sits at $19,558

    The City of Glenwood has closed its books for the 2014-2015 fiscal year with a financial picture that is slightly better than expected.

    According to city administrator Brian Kissel, Glenwood’s “unaudited” general fund deficit is currently at $19,558.67. After months of speculation of just how far the city was in the red, the current figure, which Kissel determined in a meeting with Susanne Gerlach of Public Financial Management, Inc., paints a slightly better picture for Glenwood’s finances than anticipated.

  • Two Fatal Accidents In Mills County On Highway 34

    Two motorists were killed in seperate accidents over the weekend on Highway 34 in Mills County.
    A head-on collision around 10:30 p.m. Friday claimed the life of 46-year-old Brent Jack of Emerson.

    According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, Jack was driving eastbound on Highway 34, one mile west of Hastings, when his 2008 Dodge Caliber crossed the center line and collided with a westbound 2014 Ford Taurus driven by David Blum, 46, of Glenwood.

    Jack, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Fremont-Mills will ask voters for $3.6 bond issue on Sept. 8

    On Sept. 8, Fremont-Mills Community School District voters will head to the voting booths to decide the fate of a $3.6 million bond the district plans to use for a new early childhood center, an auditorium and an additional parking.

    The project came out of discussions between the board and the School Improvement Advisory Committee.

  • Grassley touches on energy, GOP race in Tabor visit

    A crowd of more than 40 gathered at the Tabor Community Center last Wednesday for a townhall meeting with Iowa Senator Charles Grassley.

    For more than an hour, Grassley took questions on everything from renewable energy policy and income discrepancy to international trade, tax reform and the upcoming Iowa Caucuses.

  • Glenwood's Field Of Dreams?

    A state-of-the-art, privately-funded football stadium and sports complex featuring an artificial field surface and multi-tiered grandstand with a mezzanine view.

    An expanded press box, locker, meeting and training rooms, new bleachers for home and visitors sides with seating up to 2,700, including 84 premium seats.

    A scenic path linked by a pedestrian bridge to a natural prairie, more parking and a dedicated bus and vehicle unloading zone.

  • Mills County Historical Museum Gets A Makeover

    The renovation of the Mills County Historical Museum is a work in progress, but a major portion of the remodel has been completed just in time for a grand reopening this weekend during the annual Keg Creek Day celebration.

    Major renovation work has been taking place at the museum and the surrounding campus at Glenwood Lake Park over the past six months.

  • One Day At A Time

    Dorothy Buch didn’t need time to think of an answer when asked recently what the secret was to reaching her 100th birthday.

    The Linnwood Estates assisted living resident answered the question with one word – vinegar.

    “My little secret is vinegar,” Dorothy said. “Every morning, since I was 25, I drink vinegar, about a teaspoon. I put it in a little glass with about two tablespoons of water. Vinegar is a cleanser and it gets rid a lot of bacteria. I tell people I get pickled every morning.”

  • Three Candidates Seek Two Seats On School Board

    Incumbent Theresa Romens and two other candidates will compete for a pair of seats on the Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors in the Sept. 8 school board elections.

    Romens, who has served on the Glenwood school board since 2004 and as president since 2008, along with Henry Clark and Curt Becker have filed the necessary paperwork to seek the two at-large seats open this year in Glenwood.

    Clark previously served on the school board from 2009-2012.

  • Police Seek Witnesses To Plaza Lot Incident

    The Glenwood Police Department is investigating an incident in the Glenwood Plaza parking lot that resulted in a passenger who fell from the bed of a pickup truck being taken by medical helicopter to an Omaha hospital.