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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Doodle's Building Demolition Beginning This Week

    Demolition of the former Doodle’s restaurant building, southwest of Glenwood’s Town Square, has begun.

    Workers from Council Bluffs-based Cox Construction were at the site Monday doing some preliminary work and removing a variety of items from the building.

  • City Approves Additional Funds For Aquatic Center Engineers

    JEO Consulting will receive at least an additional $17,827 from the city of Glenwood for “additional time and expense” the Omaha-based engineering and consulting firm says it spent from May-July helping the city alter and scale back the design of its outdoor aquatic center.

  • Doodles Building Owner Issued Nuisance Abatement Notice

    The city of Glenwood has served a nuisance abatement notice to the owners of the Doodle’s restaurant building that’s been sitting idle since an exterior wall on the structure began collapsing 31 days ago.

  • City's Fiscal Year Ended With $116,000 General Fund Deficit

    According to a financial report submitted to the state of Iowa, the city of Glenwood’s general fund had a deficit of $116,140 at the conclusion of the 2014-2015 fiscal year that ended June 30.

    The 2015 fiscal year deficit marks the second consecutive year the city’s general fund has ended the year in the red. The general fund deficit was $297,000 at the conclusion of the 2014 fiscal year.

    The financial report was submitted to the state in November by the city’s auditing firm – Council Bluffs-based Hamilton and Associates.

  • The Road to Recovery

    Dave Blum doesn’t remember the accident.

    A swath of his memory from that August night, erased in a blur of light and smashing metal.

    The scars, however, remain.

  • Home for the Holidays festivities kick-off Dec. 3

    Caroling and the traditional tree-lighting ceremony Thursday evening on Town Square will help kick off the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Home for the Holidays celebration. The following festivities are planned as part of the four-day event:

    Thursday, Dec. 3
    4:30 p.m. - Coffee and cocoa served at City Hall (5 Vine St.) by Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Black Hills Energy.
    5:15 p.m. - Caroling and tree-lighting ceremony on southeast corner of Town Square.