Today's News

  • Miss Missouri USA

    A 2009 Glenwood Community High School graduate is the new Miss Missouri USA.

    Tori Kruse, daughter of Gary and Lori Kruse, was crowned last month at the Miss Missouri USA competition in St. Charles, Mo.

    Kruse began pageantry competitions during her first year at the University of Iowa. She started in the Miss Iowa Teen division.

    Initially, Kruse thought the experience was simply going to be an avenue to feed her competitive need, but it turned out to be so much more.

  • Cheryll Ross remembered for graceful presence at courthouse

    Family, friends and former collegues gathered at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Monday morning to celebrate the life of former Mills County Auditor Cheryll Ross.

    Ross died Oct. 17 at the age of 71 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

  • Glenwood Farmers Market moving to Town Square

    It’s official - the Glenwood Farmers Market is moving to Town Square.

    Held during the summer months at Glenwood Lake Park for more than a decade, the Wednesday evening market is moving to the northeast side of Town Square - on the west side of Vine Street across the road from Vine Street Cellars winery and the former Mills County Sheriff’s Office building.

  • GCSD: Did you know there’s an app for that?

    The Glenwood Community School District just got a little smarter.

    Smart phone smarter, that is.

    The district, as part of a $4,100 overhaul to it’s website, has launched a mobile app available for free on the iPhone and Android smart phone markets.

    School Messenger, a division of the West Corporation, which provides services to schools nationwide for community engagement on everything from websites to custom mobile apps and social media, completed work on the re-booted www.glenwoodschools.org website this fall.

  • Glenwood, We Have A Mayoral Race

    Glenwood will have a contested election for mayor after all.

    Ron Kohn, who spent 12 years on the Mills County Board of Supervisors, has confirmed his candidacy for mayor as a write-in candidate and will oppose Craig Florian for the job in the Nov. 7 city election. Florian is a 14-year member of the city council and is also serving as mayor pro-tem following the Sept. 30 resignation of former mayor Brian Tackett.
    Florian’s name will be on the city election ballot. Kohn’s will not.

  • Mayor, council member resign

    The Glenwood City Council has accepted the resignations of mayor Brian Tackett and city council member (at large) Jessie Lundvall. Both Tackett and Lundvall are moving outside the city limits with their respective families, making them ineligible to hold elected office in Glenwood.

    Lundvall’s resignation was effective Sept. 24 and Tackett’s final day as mayor was Sept. 30. The two resignations were accepted by the council at its Sept. 26 meeting. Both positions are up for election on the Nov. 7 municipal election ballot.

  • City, county back loan for Glen Haven Village

    With the backing of the Mills County Board of Supervisors and Glenwood City Council, the Glen Haven Village project is one step closer to becoming a reality.

    The county board and city council have agreed to provide “assured income guarantees” that will allow the Glen Haven Board of Directors to receive a $4.6 million USDA Rural Development loan to carry out their plans for turning seven cottages on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center into a state-of-the-art skilled nursing care facility.

  • Mother of girl who died of antidepressant overdose now facing murder charge

    A Glenwood mother who investigators allege gave her daughter a lethal dose of an antidepressant in 2016 is now facing a charge of second degree murder.

    Misty Dawn Frazier, 34, was arrested Sept. 11 and initially charged with child endangerment resulting in death, a Class B felony, and distributing a drug to a minor without a prescription, a Class C felony. On Sept. 19 the charges were amended and prosecutors added a charge of second degree murder against Fraizer. Second degree murder is a Class B felony, punishable by up to 50 years in prison if convicted.

  • Rams topple defending champs, will play for state title

     Back and forth they went.

    In a state semifinal game that featured nearly a dozen lead changes and neither team extending a margin further than five points over three and a half quarters, this was a game that would be decided by a handful of plays.

    A steal. A late layup. Free throws.

    For Glenwood it was check, check and check as the Rams made all the little plays down the stretch to upend two-time defending state champion Cedar Rapids Xavier 69-63 Thursday to advance to its first ever state title game.

  • State Basketball Preview

    What is Glenwood’s reward for a thrilling 20-point comeback and the school’s first victory at state in 62 years?

    How about two-time defending state champion Cedar Rapids Xavier?

    The Rams, who battled back from a 40-22 halftime deficit to defeat Norwalk in the state quarterfinals Tuesday will face the top seeded Saints (19-6) in Thursday’s 2 p.m. Class 3A semifinals at the Wells Fargo Arena.