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Today's News

  • County budget going up $2.7 million in 2017-18

    Mills County’s proposed budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year will be up for discussion at a public hearing Tuesday, March 14, at 10 a.m.

    The hearing, to be held in the Mills County Board of Supervisors meeting room at the county courthouse, will be open for public comment on the county’s proposed $23.4 million budget.

  • City Raising Property Tax Levy

    As expected, the city of Glenwood is raising its property tax levy and moving forward with the implementation of utility franchise fees as a means of generating revenue to cover expected expenses in its general fund budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

  • School district asking taxpayers to fund athletic complex upgrade

    The Glenwood Community School District is putting the prospect of a potential $5 to $6 million overhaul of the Glenwood Athletic Complex to a vote of the people.

    In a resolution unanimously approved by the Glenwood Board of Directors at last Monday’s monthly meeting, the district will ask voters to approve additional funds from a Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) consisting of a tax on all taxable property in the school district to pay for the improvements.

  • City looking at raising tax levy, implementing franchise fees to meet budget

    As they finalize the City of Glenwood’s budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, city council members are taking a serious look at raising the city’s property tax levy and implementing franchise fees on MidAmerican Energy and Black Hills Energy customers as a means of generating revenue needed to meet an annual operating shortfall of around $300,000.

  • Former GRC employees facing neglect charges

    Six former Glenwood Resource Center (GRC) employees were arrested last week as result of a nearly three-month investigation by the Glenwood Police Department into the abuse and neglect of clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the state-operated facility.

  • Priest ordered to register as sex offender at sentencing

    A former Glenwood priest found guilty in December of five misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy received a suspended prison sentence Friday and was ordered to register as a sex offender.

    Rev. Paul Monahan, 83, received a suspended sentence of 30 days in jail for each count to be served concurrently, one year of probation and to register as a sex offender for 10 years. His sentence was handed down by Associate Judge Gary Anderson.

  • Ohio Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Fatal Shooting

    A 27-year-old Ohio man found guilty of first-degree murder in December for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Kathryn “Katie” Weber-Kuhl outside a Glenwood assisted living facility last September, will spend the rest of his life in prison.

    Mark A. Troutman showed no remorse for his actions in a statement given prior to his sentence being announced Monday by District Court Judge James Heckerman.

  • Central Decatur downs Knights

    Central Decatur jumped out to a 9-0 lead and cruised to a 16-3 victory over Fremont-Mills in boys baseball in Malvern Saturday.

    The Knights (7-6) struggled defensively against the Cardinals, amassing five errors that led to seven unearned runs. In all, five Knights pitchers combined to allow 11 hits and walk six.

    Beau Malcom had two doubles to lead the Knights. Jacob Jenkerson added two hits and drove in a run and Nate Laughlin singled and drove in a run.

  • Rams 0-2 at Ames Tournament

    Glenwood could never get on track in a pair of losses at the Ames Softball Tournament on Saturday.

    The Rams (18-9) fell 10-9 to Gilbert in the opener then were shut out by the host Little Cyclones, 7-0 in the capper.

  • Sioux City East edges Glenwood, 6-5

    Sioux City East plated two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and ended Glenwood’s five game winning streak with a 6-5 victory Friday in Sioux City.

    The Rams (12-8) had their chances against the Black Raiders but couldn’t get the timely hits they needed. In all, Glenwood left 10 men on base and twice with the bases loaded failed to push across a run.

    “We had people on in scoring position all game long,” said Glenwood coach Kurt Schultz. “It’s tough to win when you leave 10 men on base.”