Today's News

  • City Projected To Have $99,910 General Fund Defecit At End Of Fiscal Year

    A consultant from Des Moines-based Public Financial Management (PFM), Inc., said Monday her analysis projects the city of Glenwood to have a general fund deficit of $99,910 on June 30 - the end of the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

  • School District Administrators, Department Directors Getting Raises

    The Glenwood Board of Directors approved 3.75 percent raises for the school district’s department directors and administrators.

    In a unanimous 5-0 vote at Monday’s meeting in the Glenwood Community High School Media Center, the board formally approved the total package increases effective for the 2015-2016 school year. The raises cover 13 district employees – seven directors and six administrators – and comes on the heels of 4 percent raises for the district’s teachers and non-union classified staff.

  • City Awards Aquatic Center Bid

    The Glenwood City Council moved one step closer to building an outdoor aquatic center during a special meeting Monday night at City Hall.

    The council formally awarded the project to Eriksen Construction of Blair, Neb., contingent on the city receiving at least $500,000 in grants and private donations from outside sources. The proposed facility, expected to open around July 1, 2016, would carry an estimated price tag of $5.1 million, but would not include a Lazy River, a feature council members have determined to be cost prohibitive.

  • 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.”