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Today's News

  • Former GHS Principal Bob Blasi Served His Community In Many Capacities

    Bob Blasi retired from a 33-year career in education in 1992, but he never stopped working or giving back to his community.

    If he wasn’t working his part-time job as a greeter at the Bass Pro store in Council Bluffs, he was probably preparing the meal for a special function at the Glenwood American Legion Hall,  running the kitchen for one of the Glenwood Optimist Club’s youth sporting events, helping coordinate the club’s annual sweet corn sales or volunteering for a project at his church.

  • Congressman Visits Malvern's Main Street

    MALVERN - Iowa Third District U.S. Congressman David Young was in Malvern last Wednesday visiting a handful of area businesses and sharing his thoughts on rural economic development, agricultural regulation and the 115th Congress.

  • Fremont-Mills wins Corner crown

    It may have taken overtime but Fremont-Mills is the Corner Conference tournament champions.

    The Knights out-scored Stanton 12-9 in the extra frame to avenge a loss in last year’s conference final and go on to win 73-69 Saturday in Stanton.

    The conference title is the Knights’ second in the last three seasons.

  • Pickleball could breathe new life into tennis courts

    The Glenwood City Council has been asked to give its blessing to a proposal that would breathe new life into the city’s deteriorated tennis courts on South Vine Street.

    Dr. Jacque Young told council members last week that the Southwest Iowa Pickleball Club is pursuing grants and other private funding that would finance the renovation of the tennis courts into six pickleball courts.

  • School district adopting 'Epinephrine policy'

    The Glenwood Community School district is implementing a policy throughout the district that would allow authorized school personnel to respond to life-threatening allergic reactions.

  • Mills County survives winter ice storm

    It turns out the Great Winter Ice Storm of 2017 didn’t pack the punch some forecasters had predicted.

    The slow-moving storm made its way through the Central Plains Sunday and Monday, but didn’t create the problems many had feared. 

    Rain, drizzle and cold temperatures blanketed the region for more than 24 hours from Sunday afternoon into Monday evening, but  only a handful of ice-related incidents  were reported in Mills County.

  • GRC issued conditional license, fined $40,000

      The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals has fined the Glenwood Resource Center $40,000 and issued a conditional license to the state-operated facility that serves 230 clients with profound physical and mental disabilities.

  • Campus Life catching on with kids

    Campus Life is a relatively new organization in the Glenwood community, but the program it’s derived from is far from new.

    Youth For Christ (YFC), founded during World War II by ministers and evangelists as an international ministry, has branched off into several different programs over the past 70-plus years, with the Campus Life program serving as YFC’s bread and butter.

  • Leaving The Courthouse

        The history books will show Ron Kohn’s tenure on the board of supervisors has been a time of change and growth for Mills County.
        Kohn, 73, is wrapping up his 12th and final year on the board this week and the retired school teacher will walk away from the courthouse knowing that in many ways the county is in better shape than the day he took office in January 2005.  

  • RAM BREWS

    A new coffee shop is open in Glenwood.

    And they deliver.

    The Ram Brew Coffee Shop in Glenwood Community High School offers coffee delivery to teachers right to their classroom at the school. The shop is staffed by special education students who learn valuable work and social skills while working in the coffee shop housed in the school’s main floor concession stand.