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Today's News

  • Merci Beaucoup

    By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

    Last fall, Myron Roker received a special package at his home in Glenwood. Inside the white envelope was a letter from Consulat General de France A Chicago and a medal making him a Knight of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest military distinction given to living U.S. veterans who risked their lives during World War II while fighting on French territory.

  • Architect Selected For Auxiliary Gym

    The Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors has tabbed HSR Associated, Inc. to design and spec the district’s proposed $3.5 million gymnasium and locker room addition to the high school.

    At last Monday’s regularly-scheduled school board meeting, the board voted 3-2 to retain the La Crosse, Wisc. architectural, engineering and interior design firm from a group of applicants that made their pitch to be the district’s architect at a Jan. 10 special board meeting.

  • Blanket Man Inspires Church Congregation

    While many Mills County residents were ringing in the new year in the comfort and warmth of their own homes, a Glenwood man was roughing it in a tent outside Grace United Methodist Church (GUMC).   

    Jeff Mitts spent New Year’s Eve camping in the tent to fulfill a promise he made to members of the church congregation for surpassing its “Blankets +” missions project fundraising goal.   

  • Puckett Gets 50-Year Sentence

    Colby Puckett was sentenced to 50 years in prison on Monday by Mills County District Court Judge Greg W. Steensland for the murder of 13-month-old Aliyanna L. May last February.

  • Fire Investigation Includes Search For Human Remains

    Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos confirmed Monday that an investigation into a New Year’s Eve fire that destroyed a home at 16683 Alcorn Ave., near the Bellevue Toll Bridge, has included a search for human remains.

  • County-Wide Trails System

    The Mills County Trail Planning Committee, Mills County Conservation Board and the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program are hosting a series of listening sessions this month to solicit public input on the future of a multi-use trails system in the county.

  • Randolph Water Woes

    If the frigid temperatures aren’t bad enough, Randolph residents learned Monday they’d be without water service for at least a day or two.

    An initial report Monday morning indicated a stuck valve had drained the Randolph water tower. Later in the day, however, repair crews determined the town’s main water line had a rupture.

    Equipment and crews were being rounded up to dig around the line and repair the break.

  • Happy New Year!
  • Quilts Of Valor

    By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

    Temperatures outside have fallen into the single digits on several occasions this month, but six residents at Linnwood Estates assisted living in Glenwood are sleeping warmly under new quilts. Everett Shaw, Carl “Lee” Anderson, Roger Orrin Lonnevik, John Matula, Marvin E. Meggison and Eugene A. Murdock were presented “Quilts of Valor” in a special ceremony Dec. 7.

    Quilts of Valor is an organization that presents veterans and service members with handmade quilts as a way of thanking them for their military service.

  • School District Moving Forward With Gym

    A proposed auxiliary gymnasium at Glenwood Community High School took two steps closer to coming to fruition at last Monday’s Glenwood Community District Board of Education meeting.

    The board voted 4-1 to proceed with the design and financing phase for the new gym, which would be on the north side of the building and would house a new locker room and allow for an expanded weight room and wrestling room.