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Today's News

  • Blues, Brews & BBQ

    The organizer of the inaugural Blues, Brews & BBQ Independence Day celebration said Friday’s event at Glenwood Lake Park promises to offer something for all ages.

    Just as its name implies, the Independence Day celebration will feature Blues music, craft beers from Iowa and Nebraska and plenty of barbecue.

  • Supreme Courts

    Basketball and tennis players in Glenwood have some refurbished courts to perfect their talents on thanks to the commitment of the Glenwood Park Board and a substantial donation from the Glenwood Optimist Club.

    The outdoor basketball court and two tennis courts at the city’s recreation complex on the east edge of town were recently resurfaced with an acrylic overlay, repainted and restriped by a team of workers from Nebraska City-based Tennis Courts Unlimited.

  • Dr. Rishel Retires

    Practicing veterinary medicine in Glenwood has been a passion and a privilege for Dr. William Rishel.

    “It’s not just a job, it’s a way of life,” Rishel said last week as he reflected on his 41-year-career at the Glenwood Veterinary Clinic that came to a close Monday with his retirement. “It’s a bittersweet-type thing. This has been my love for 41 years. It will be different, but I think it will be a good different. I won’t know what else is out there because I just don’t have time to do anything else right now.”

  • East Mills Proposal Calls For K-12 School In Malvern

    MALVERN - The East Mills School Board plans to keep its footprint firmly in Malvern.
    The board voted unanimously to renovate the current middle-high school building in Malvern into a consolidated kindergarten through 12th grade school among its short- and long-term plans approved at a special board meeting Tuesday, June 17.

  • Home Delivery

    OMAHA — Bill Wyszenski’s been making home deliveries as a UPS driver for more than 25 years, but on Father’s Day he made his first delivery to home plate.

    The longtime Glenwood resident was given the honor and responsibility of delivering the game ball to the home plate umpire at TD Ameritrade Park for Game 4 of the NCAA College World Series between Ole Miss and Virginia.

  • Flower Baskets Bring Color To Town Square

    A collaboration  between the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s marketing committee and the city’s public works department has brought some summer color to Town Square.
    Twenty flower baskets, containing wave petunias, have been hanging from light poles around the square for about a month.

    “It’s all part of the beautification of the square,” chamber spokesperson Mary Gunderson said.

  • Farmers' Market Season

    By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

    Summertime to many people equates with thoughts of eating grilled corn on the cob and fresh rhubarb pie made from home-grown produce. The modern lifestyle, however, may mean fewer people actually pick the produce from their own gardens and are more often turning to farmers’ markets.

  • Child Care Provider Facing Felony Charge

    A 25-year-old Glenwood woman has been charged with child endangerment after allegedly causing extensive injuries to a 9-month-old in her care.

    Alyce Finn, 25, was charged with child endangerment resulting in serious injury, a Class C felony, June 9. After turning herself in to authorities last Tuesday, Finn was released with a promise to appear in court June 24. Her trial is set for Aug. 26. A Class C felony is punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.

  • Crouch, McSorley Claim Primary Victories

    Incumbent Richard Crouch defeated challenger Thomas Pina, 820-414, in Tuesday's Republican Party primary for a seat on the Mills County Board of Supervisors.

    In the Republican race for county attorney, Tricia McSorley was the winner over Ashley Kissel, 877-354.

    County recorder candidate Lisa Tallman (1,049 votes) and incumbent county treasurer candidate Becky Dix Killpack (1,111 votes) were both unopposed in the Republican primary.

  • Former Teacher Arrested May 30 Was Initially Investigated By School District Last December

    A former Glenwood Community High School social studies and communications teacher who is suspected of having sex with a student and supplying alcohol to another student at his rural Glenwood home was the subject of an initial investigation by the Glenwood Community School District six months ago.