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Today's News

  • East Mills Principal Hiring Process Criticized

    After appearing to have its middle-high school principal position filled, the East Mills Community School District is once again interviewing candidates to fill the post vacated by Andy Irwin.

    The district appeared to have hired Joanne Morenz to fill the principal position when she was offered and accepted the job May 21. But, two days later, Morenz declined the position and withdrew from consideration, according to East Mills Superintendent Paul Croghan.

  • Dead Chicken Disposal Continues At Landfill

    Dead chickens that have died or been euthanized as a result of the H5N2 Avian Bird Flu are still being disposed of at the Loess Hills Regional Landfill near Malvern, according to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

  • School District Sets 2015-16 Calendar

    The  Glenwood Community School District has locked in its 2015-2016 school calendar.
    Classes will begin in Glenwood Monday, Aug. 24. The last day of school will be May 27, 2016.

    The school start in Glenwood will be 11 days later than the recently-completed 2014-2015 year. The change, which is impacting districts all over the state, reflects a new state law barring Iowa school districts from starting school earlier than Aug. 23.

  • Bird Flu Meeting In Malvern Tuesday Night

    Mills County officials are hosting an educational opportunity for area residents to learn more about Avian Flu and the disposal plan for affected birds.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the East Mills Community School, 1505 East 15th St. in Malvern.

  • Concerns Voiced About Possible Library Annex Sale

    Discussion during the Glenwood City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee May 12 meeting concerning the possible sale of the Glenwood Public Library Annex came to an abrupt halt after two members of the audience made strong statements in opposition of the sale and city leaders were accused of “going behind the backs” of Glenwood Library Board members in considering the matter.

  • Pool Bids Accepted Until June 3

    They’ve seen some initial estimates, but until construction bids are opened next month, Glenwood city council members won’t know for sure how much it’s going to cost to build an outdoor aquatic center.

    The city is accepting bids on the project until June 3. The bids and the future of the project could be considered at the council’s regular meeting June 9.

  • Amphitheater Season Opening With New Managers

    The Davies Amphitheater will be under new management when the 2015 summer season opens on Memorial Day.
    Jeff Mitts and his wife Carol, longtime patrons of the amphitheater, have taken the baton from Gordon and Lori Woodrow, who retired from their management duties last fall.

    “I’ve always liked coming out and seeing the shows,” Mitts, a member of the Davies Amphitheater Board of Directors for the past six years said. “When they (Woodrows) decided to retire, Gordon approached me and asked if we’d be interested in taking this on.”

  • Landfill Prepared To Accept 3.5 million Dead Chickens

    The CEO of Iowa Waste Systems, owner and operator of the Loess Hills Sanitary Landfill, said Monday the facility near Malvern has a road built and equipment in place to begin burying as many as 3.5 million dead chickens that have died or been killed as a result of the H5N2 Avian Bird Flu.

    “We were ready two weeks ago,” Robert Glebs said. “We’re in negotiations - working with the USDA.”

  • Petition asks court to look at dirt dig permit

    A group of Mineola-area residents have filed a petition in Mills County District Court they hope will overturn a controversial decision to approve a second dirt extraction special use permit in their neighborhood.

  • Sun Setting On Park Place, Pacific Place

    Nearly 100 residents with physical or intellectual disabilities are living in new facilities and about 250 workers have been forced to find new employment as the result of Thursday’s planned closure of Park Place (Glenwood) and Pacific Place (Pacific Junction) skilled-care and rehabilitation centers.

    Massachusetts-based Five Star Quality Care, owner and operator of the two facilities, announced the closures last December, citing financial issues.