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Today's News

  • City Council Moving Forward With Chicken Ordinance Despite Opposition

    After weeks of on-again, off again debate, the Glenwood City Council has passed the first of three readings of an ordinance that would allow residents to raise and coop chickens within the city limits.

    The reading passed by a 3-2 vote following some heated discussion at the council’s regular meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 13. Council members Jessie Lundvall, who initiated the legislation last spring, Craig Florian and Wade Rodman voted in favor of the measure. Dan McComb and Susan Hirschman voted “no.”

  • State patrol still investigating fatal bike crash

    A spokesperson for the Iowa State Patrol (ISP) said Monday the agency is continuing its investigation into a July 24 collision on U.S. Highway 34 in western Mills County that claimed the life of a 72-year-old bicyclist.

    Wayne L. Ezell of Jacksonville, Fla., was traveling west with another bicyclist near the 2 mile marker on Highway 34, between Interstate 29 and the Missouri River bridge, around 6:40 a.m. when he was struck from behind by a 2012 GMC pickup truck driven by Robb W. Philippus, 34, of Glenwood. Ezell was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Glenwood councilman Craig Florian seeks seat in legislature

    Craig Florian, a life-long resident of southwest Iowa and 13-year member of the Glenwood City Council, has announced his candidacy for the 23rd District seat in the Iowa House of Representatives. Florian, a Democrat, is seeking the seat currently occupied by Republican David Sieck, also of Glen-wood. Sieck is running for re-election.

  • Holiday marks end of first aquatic center season

    Glenwood’s first outdoor swimming season in more than a decade officially came to a close on Labor Day.
        After several days of fall-like weather, summer temperatures returned Monday just in time to give swimmers a hot day to put an exclamation mark on the inaugural eight-week season at the Glenwood Aquatic Center.
        The $5 million facility, located adjacent to Glenwood Community High School, has been a popular destination for youngsters and families since opening July 8.

  • Kissel gets $11,934 in comp pay

    More than six months after his termination, the city of Glenwood has reached a financial settlement agreement with former city administrator Brian Kissel.

  • Yes, that was an earthquake you felt

    If you thought your bed was swaying, the mirror was moving or the ceiling fan was shaking Saturday morning, it wasn’t a dream. It was an earthquake.

    The effects of a 5.6 magnitude earthquake near Pawnee, Okla., shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday were felt as far away as Iowa and Nebraska to the north and Arizona to the west.

  • Retired priest who served in Glenwood faces charges of invasion of privacy

    A retired priest, who served for 10 years as pastor at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Glenwood, has been charged with five counts of invasion of privacy, a serious misdemeanor, and suspended indefinitely from performing public ministry.

    Rev. Paul Monahan, 83, who currently serves as a volunteer chaplain at St. Albert Catholic School in Council Bluffs, was arrested last week. The charges, filed by the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, stem from an alleged incident at a high school track meet last April in Treynor.

  • ‘Scaled back’ activities complex subject of Sept. 7 forum

    The Glenwood Booster Club is holding an informational meeting Sept. 7 about the proposed new Glenwood Activities Complex and a recently-completed feasibility study.

    Last fall, the booster club presented an ambitious, privately funded $5.2 million plan for a top-to-bottom overhaul of the current athletic complex that houses Ram Memorial Field, A.C Nuckolls Baseball Field and  the softball field that could serve the district for the next 30 to 40 years.

  • Changes could push F-M additions to fall 2017

    A lack of contractor bids and a crowded construction market has brought changes to the bidding process and possibly the timeline for a planned $5.5 million addition in the Fremont-Mills Community School District.

  • GCSD, city working on deal for pool use in PE classes

    The Glenwood Community School District is in negotiations with the City of Glenwood to use the aquatic center for high school physical education classes this fall and spring.