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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • Glenwood Aquatic Center Vote Set For May 6

    Glenwood residents will decide Tuesday, May 6, if they’re willing to approve a $4.75 million bond issue for the construction of an outdoor swimming pool and aquatic center. The facility is being proposed at a site adjacent to an auxiliary gymnasium slated for construction at Glenwood Community High School.

  • Aquatic Center Plan Calls For Local Option Sales Tax To Relieve Property Tax Burden

    After weeks of analysis and number crunching, city officials and supporters of a $4.75 million aquatic center say they now have a clearer understanding of what the proposed project’s financial impact would be for Glenwood residents.
        

  • Aquatic Center More Than Just A Pool

    It’s not your grandfather’s swimming pool. Or  even your father’s pool, for that matter.

    The $4.75 million aquatic center being proposed for Glenwood is a swimming pool and more. Much more.

    Yes, the project does include a six-lane, 25-meter competition pool, but there’s also a zero-depth entry children’s play area, a “lily pad” water walk, lazy river, low and high diving boards and sail shades for those who want to soak up the atmosphere without getting a sunburn.

  • Judge Denies Retrial, Sentences 64-year-old Nebraska Man For Child Sexual Abuse

    A 64-year-old Bellevue, Neb., man will spend at least the next 17 years of his life in prison for sexually abusing two children at their family’s Mills County residence last fall.

    John Schondelmeyer was sentenced in Mills County District Court Monday, nearly seven weeks after a Mills County jury found him guilty of two counts of second-degree sexual abuse, a Class B felony, and two counts of lascivious acts with a child, a Class C felony.

  • New Hardware Store Helps Fill Void

    Glenwood-area residents once again have a local hardware store to go to for those fix-it-up and lawn and garden projects around the house.

    Garden Treasures Home and Hardware, located just south of the city limits at 22309 221 St., opened for business Tuesday, April 1. The store is an affiliate of the nationally-known Hardware Hank line of products.

  • County Supervisor Calls Budget Process A Wrestling Match

    Mills County’s budget for next year is going down.
    The Mills County Board of Supervisors has formally approved the county’s 2014-2015 budget at $21.7 million. That figure is nearly $6 million less than the county’s 2013-2014 fiscal year budget.

  • YMCA Would Likely Manage Aquatic Center

    If Glenwood residents approve the construction of an outdoor aquatic center in next month’s $4.75 million bond issue election, the new facility would likely be managed by staff from the Mills County YMCA.

    “The city council’s perception is that’s probably the best route to go,” city administrator Brian Kissel said. “They (YMCA) already have what they call a CPO – a certified pool operator. If we could take that person and manage the outdoor pool, that person could serve dual purposes.”