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Today's News

  • Hospice House in Glenwood closing

    The Hospice With Heart house, which over the past 12 years has served the needs of Glenwood-area residents facing terminal illness, is closing its doors.

    The closure was announced last week by HCI Care Services / Visiting Nurse Services (HCI/VNS), a West Des Moines-based health and human services firm that has managed Hospice With Heart operations since 2014.

    HCI/VNS president and CEO Tray Wade  said Hospice With Heart will continue to serve the Mills County area as an in-home hospice provider.

  • Heartbreaker In Harlan

    HARLAN - For the Glenwood boys basketball team, it was déjà vu all over again.

    Almost a year to the day since dropping a 73-71 overtime game to Perry one game short of the state tournament, the Rams’ staged a valiant second half comeback only to come up short in a 69-68 loss to Atlantic in the Class 3A, Substate 8 final before an overflow crowd of around 2,000 in Harlan Monday night.

    Glenwood coach Curt Schulte said he counts the last two season-ending losses among the toughest as a head coach.

  • Seniors Feeling The Benefits Of Yoga Workouts

    By Garret Reich

    It is a stereotypical idea that growing older entails pain, immobility and declines in health and life capacities. However, this stereotype is being turned on its head by the students at the Bloom Senior Center, here in Glenwood.

    Since May of 2016, teacher and personal trainer Anita Reich has taught yoga classes for seniors. It started at classes just once a week. Now, the students get together twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays to practice.
    Students have seen drastic changes in their lives as a whole.

  • Legislative briefing attracts overflow crowd

    Concerns about a controversial bill passed last week in the Iowa Legislature that reduces the bargaining power of many public employee unions attracted an overflow crowd to the city council chambers at Glenwood City Hall Saturday morning for a legislative briefing with State Rep. David Sieck (R-Glenwood) and State. Sen. Mark Costello (R-Imogene).
        The content and potential consequences of the legislation dominated discussion at the two-hour public forum.

  • Trio of Rams a win away from wrestling for state titles

     DES MOINES - After two days at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament, the Glenwood wrestling team has three wrestlers in Friday semifinals.

    The Rams’ Trevor Anderson (145 pounds), Anthony Sherry (182) and Zach Haggstrom (220) all won their two opening round matches and are one win from wrestling for a state title.

    The grand march and championship matches commence Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Arena.

  • Five Rams remain in medal hunt at state wrestling meet

    DES MOINES - After an up and down opening round at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament, the Glenwood wrestling team has five wrestlers still in contention for medals at the Wells Fargo Arena.

    The Rams’ Trevor Anderson (145 pounds), Anthony Sherry (182) and Zach Haggstrom (220) all won their opening round matches to advance to Friday’s quarterfinals.

    The state tournament resumes Friday at 9 a.m.

    Haggstrom needed just :55 seconds to pin Cedar Rapids Xavier’s Alex Francois in the opening round.

  • With capital campaign goal met, Glen Haven Village proponents seek to finalize lease agreement

    More than $1 million has now been raised or pledged for the Glen Haven Village capital campaign.
        Proponents of the $3.2 million skilled nursing facility being proposed for a cluster of residential cottages on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center (GRC) are optimistic construction will begin later this year once a long-term lease agreement is finalized with the state of Iowa.

  • City Hoping To Implement Franchise Fees To Help Offset General Fund Deficit

    Customers of MidAmerican Energy and Black Hills Energy residing within the city limits of Glenwood could soon be paying a 3-5 percent fee on their monthly utility bills to help generate dollars for the city’s general fund account.

    The Glenwood City Council has taken the first step toward the implementation of “franchise fees” for the city’s energy providers by approving a revenue purpose statement and scheduling a public hearing for Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

  • The Eagles Have Landed

    The bald eagles have returned to the Missouri River valley, catching the attention of motorists on both the Iowa and Nebraska sides of the U.S. Highway 34 bridge west of Glenwood.

    Late last week, a handful of eagles could be seen hovering and resting on sign posts on the Iowa side of the bridge. By Saturday, nearly three dozen eagles were spotted plucking fish from a frozen pond on the Nebraska side of the bridge by Glenwood photographer Jim Deitchler. The eagles congregated at the same pond on the south side of the highway Sunday afternoon.

  • March Ground-breaking Planned For Love's Travel Stop

    A ground-breaking ceremony for the Love’s travel stop being planned for the Interstate 29/Highway 34 interchange in western Mills County has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, at 10 a.m., according to Linda Washburn, executive director of the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

    The Love’s complex will be built west of the interchange along the north side of Highway 34 near the 188th Street intersection.