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Today's News

  • Cold, wind can’t slow Rams at Lady Tiger Relays

    A cold, windy night did nothing to slow the Glenwood girls track team.

    The Rams wrapped up eight gold medals as they ran away with the team title at the Lady Tiger Relays Thursday in Red Oak.
    The weather, some illness and some injuries maybe have slowed the Rams a bit, said Glenwood coach Cory Faust, but the focus was there all meet.

  • School District Approves Fiscal Year ‘17 Budget

    The Glenwood Community School District Board of Education unanimously approved its 2016-2017 school district budget  at a special meeting Monday, April 4.

    Following a public hearing, the board voted 5-0 to approve a $32 million budget. The proposed budget for next year shows a net decrease of nearly $8 million from the 2015-2016 re-estimated budget figure for the district. Despite that nearly 20-percent budget decrease, the district’s property tax rate will go up slightly from 13.73162 per $1,000 taxable valuation in the current year to 13.74644 for next year.

  • County Tax Levy On Decline For 2nd Straight Year

    The Mills County Board of Supervisors has approved the county’s $18.5 million budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

    Next year’s county budget is up slightly from the 2015-2016 fiscal year, which ends June 30, but does reflect a second straight year of decline in the tax levy, from the current rate of 9.633319 (per taxable $1,000 valuation) to the proposed 9.40932 in rural areas of the county. Residents living in incorporated areas within the county would see their tax rate dip from 6.41855 to 6.19468.

  • City Seeks 6-month Contract With Interim Financial Manaqer

    It appears the Glenwood City Council is content on putting off the hiring of a new city administrator for at least six months while the services of an interim financial manager are utilized.

  • School Board Approves Funds For Speakers, Liaison Officer

    The Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors has approved payments for a pair of speakers this spring at the high school.

    The board unanimously approved a total of $3,350 in speaking fees at last Monday’s regular monthly board meeting.
    Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray said he didn’t feel the fees were an unreasonable sum.

  • Welcome Newcomers Mills County

    The desire to spread the word about a community she considers to be “one of the best kept secrets in Iowa,” is the inspiration behind Anne Smith’s decision to bring back a newcomers welcome program to the Glenwood area.

    The community has been void of a welcome service for new residents since late 2011 when Suzanne Tuma retired from operating her Glenwood Newcomers business. Smith, who retired last year from a 22-year career with the Mills County Public Health Office, said she’s looking forward to her new venture.

  • Glenwood Man, 61, Faces Charges After Standoff With Police

    A 61-year-old Glenwood man is facing multiple charges following a standoff with law enforcement officers Tuesday night, March 8.

    Around 6:30 p.m., Glenwood Police officers responded to a call about a domestic disturbance involving an armed man at 914 Green St.

    The victim inside the residence was able to escape and then informed  police officers that the man inside, later identified as Thomas Sawyer, had firearms and one was loaded.

  • Glenwood Cemetery Lot Fees Could Be Going Up

    The fee for purchasing a lot at the Glenwood Cemetery could be going up.

    At the recommendation of the Glenwood Cemetery Board, the Glenwood City Council is considering a proposal that would raise the cost of a lot at the Glenwood Cemetery from $600 to $650.

    In a meeting with city council members last week, Glenwood Cemetery sexton Mike Collins said the $650 lot fee would keep Glenwood’s pricing lower than Council Bluffs’, but higher than some other southwest communities outside the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area.

  • Congressional candidate makes stop in Glenwood

    Third district U.S. House of Representatives candidate Desmund Adams made a stop in Glenwood last Tuesday as part of his tour of the district’s 16 Iowa counties.

    Adams, 41, of Clive, threw his hat into the third district ring last July. He has never held public office before but was the first Democrat challenger to enter the race against third district Republican incumbent David Young and is the first African-American to ever seek federal office in Iowa. Adams is running, he said, to make a better third district and a better Iowa.

  • Adventure race coming to Glenwood area June 11

    Orienteering, running, mountain biking, canoeing.
    No, that’s not a list of summer camp activities, it’s the list of events for an adventure race Mills County will host in and around Glenwood this June.

    Adventure Race Glewood will have contestants earning points by reaching check marks on the unmarked course. The multi-disciplinary team sport consists of teams of one or two participating in timed running, bicycling, canoeing and navigating events through 25 checkpoints throughout the county, starting and finishing at Glenwood Lake Park.