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Today's News

  • Principal Joan Crowl Nears Finish Line of Education Career

    Joan Crowl’s first teaching job was in a first grade classroom at Council Bluffs St. Albert Catholic School.
    Three decades later, Crowl hasn’t strayed far from the classroom or a passion for helping mold young learners in primary education.

    As the principal at Northeast Elementary, Crown has spearheaded the school’s transition in its Early Learning Center and turned the preschool through second grade building into one of the finest in southwest Iowa.
    Crowl announced Jan. 11 she would be retiring at the end of the year school year.

  • Dirt Dig Case Going To Trial Feb. 9

    A group of Mineola residents fighting a dirt dig site in their neighborhood will finally have their day in court Feb. 9.
    Omaha attorney Terry White, on behalf of nine plaintiffs, filed suit last April against the Mills County Board of Adjustment for its controversial decision to grant a special use permit to Cory Leick to extract dirt from a 40-acre parcel west of Mineola along Barrus Road and 237th Street.

  • Let The Preparations Begin

        For a record-tying seventh time in the 44-year history of the event, Glenwood has been selected to serve as the starting point for RAGBRAI (The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa).

  • GCHS principal, stepson give their accounts of altercation

    Hurl Beechum III described the scene unfolding before his eyes as “unthinkable.”

    His stepfather, Glenwood Community High School Principal Richard Hutchinson, sprawled unconscious on the ground being beaten, he said, by a pair of men who had verbally sparred with the principal over the use of a racial slur just minutes before.

    Beechum, 42, attempted to intercede in the melee before retreating into Hutchinson’s home and returning with his handgun.

  • Dr. Ben Carson stumps in Glenwood; says he can heal what ails America

    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson brought his conservative message to Glenwood Thursday afternoon, hoping to drum up support for the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses.

    Carson’s town hall meeting at Glenwood Community High School attracted over 400 people, including about 200 high school students. Carson spoke for 45 minutes, stressing the importance the 2016 presidential election will have on future generations of Americans.

  • County attorney says lack of evidence leads to dismissal of charges against three in Sept. 27 altercation

    Charges against three men involved in an altercation outside Glenwood Community High School Principal Richard Hutchinson’s residence have been dropped.

    Colton McDaniel, 21, and Denver Cook, 19, faced charges following an altercation with Hutchinson and his stepson, Hurl Beechum III, on Sept. 27, that left McDaniel with two gun shot wounds to the leg. McDaniel was charged with assault causing bodily injury, a misdemeanor. Cook faced a charge of willful injury, a felony, and a misdemeanor charge of assault causing bodily injury.

  • Former restaurant owner says history is lost with Laraway Block demolition

    It was difficult to watch, but Don Yates came by periodically last week to witness a demolition crew methodically take down a building that was a part of his life for nearly 50 years.
       
    From 1961-2009, Yates owned the historic Laraway Block building, just off the southwest corner of Glenwood’s Town Square. He operated The Oasis restaurant at the building from 1961-1998 and from 2002-2004.

  • Worth The Wait

    OMAHA - Opportunities to see the President of the United States in person don’t come around very often, so when Glenwood residents Russ and Sybil Finken heard President Barack Obama was going to be making an appearance at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, they were among the first in line to secure tickets.

    Last Wednesday, the Finkens were among an audience of more than 11,000 people who came to Baxter Arena to hear the president’s remarks on the day after he gave his final State of the Union Address to the American people.

  • Leaky Roof Remains A Concern At Library

    More than two years after a nearly $200,000 restoration project was completed at the Glenwood Public Library, the facility continues to be plagued by a leaky roof.

    Library board member Terry Craig voiced concerns about the leak to members of the Glenwood City Council at a meeting in late December, noting the situation has existed for several months.

  • 'No Regrets'

    Kim Clark’s political career owes a lot to the advice she didn’t take.

    Clark, who wrapped up her third and final term in the Glenwood Mayor’s Office Jan. 1, decided to run for the Glenwood City Council nearly a decade ago on essentially a whim.

    “There was no one running in Ward 3,” said Clark, who is a 15-year deputy with the Mills County Sheriff’s Office. “And I got elected on a write in. It was just a spur of the moment thing that lasted 10 years.”