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Today's News

  • Council to eliminate run-off election provision

    The Glenwood City Council was expected to approve the second of three readings of an ordinance last night (Tuesday) that would eliminate a provision in the city code that requires a candidate to receive a majority (over 50 percent of the vote) to be elected to city office. The ordinance had unanimous support from council members when the first reading was presented at a June 7 meeting.

  • Blues & Brews on tap Sunday

    The third annual Blues & Brews festival will take center stage Sunday in Glenwood.

    The celebration of Blues music and Iowa craft beers has become an Independence Day tradition and is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to Glenwood Lake Park.

    “It’s a fundraiser for the Mills County Trails System,” organizer Randy Romens said. “It’s been a success, but we couldn’t do it without the volunteers and the corporate sponsors we get. The sponsors make it possible.”

  • Swimmers ready to make a splash

    Glenwood’s $5 million outdoor aquatic center, located adjacent to the auxiliary gymnasium at Glenwood Community High School, will open to the public following a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon, July 8.

    Mary Gunderson, a longtime advocate for the outdoor swimming pool project, said the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m.

    The pool will open around 1 p.m.

  • Judge Reverses Decision On Controversial Dirt Dig Site

    It may have taken 412 days, but a group of Mineola-area residents angry over a controversial dirt excavation site have won their battle in court.

    On June 8, Judge Gregory Hulse reversed a March 24, 2015 decision by the Mills County Zoning Board of Adjustment that had granted a special use permit to Cory Leick for the extraction of more than 1 million cubic feet of dirt from a 40 acre site west of Mineola near Barrus Road and 237th Street. The dirt was hauled out for use by Leick’s contracting company in various construction projects.

  • Mills County Ready To Unveil New Conservation Building

    Jerad Getter admits he and his staff at the Mills County Conservation Office are not only proud, but “pretty darn excited” about their new conservation and nature education building on the grounds of Pony Creek Park.

    “We’re thrilled to be in here and we’re excited about getting the public out here,” Getter said.

  • Controversial Horse Trainer Won't Face Neglect Charges

    Rural Glenwood horse trainer Logan Allen, who created a social media firestorm last month when he posted photos on his Facebook page of some controversial training methods, will not be charged with animal neglect.

    Allen, 29, a former first prize winner at the Iowa Horse Fair Colt Starting Challenge, posted three photos on his Facebook page showing a horse with its legs bound, laying on its side, while a hose sprays water on the horse’s face and body.

  • Love's Announces Plan For Glenwood 'Travel Stop'

    Love’s is coming to Mills County. The Oklahoma-based Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store is in final negotiations to purchase a parcel of land along Highway 34 and 188th Street to build a truck and travel stop.

  • Branstad, Reynolds Hear Glen Haven Village Plan

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds got a first-hand look at one of the cottages on the Glenwood Resource Center that will be part of the Glen Haven Village skilled nursing facility during a one-hour whirlwind tour of the GRC campus Tuesday, May 31.

    Branstad and Reynolds also toured the On With Life brain injury treatment center and made a brief stop at Hospice With Heart, also located in a cottage on the GRC campus.

  • Glenwood drops pair to Kuemper in Hawkeye 10

    Glenwood recorded 16 hits combined in the two games but could never string together a sustained rally in a pair of losses to Kuemper Catholic in a Hawkeye 10 Conference double-header Thursday.

    The Rams (2-4 overall, 0-3 in the conference) got down early and despite a seventh inning rally to trim the gap dropped game one 7-4. The Knights won the nightcap 5-3 to compete the sweep.

  • Ram softball takes two from Kuemper

    The Glenwood softball team got two complete-game pitching performances and some clutch hitting in a Hawkeye 10 Conference double-header sweep of Kuemper Catholic Thursday.

    The Rams (5-1 overall, 4-1 in the conference) won game one 4-1 and then rallied in game two for a 6-5 victory in extra-innings.

    Game one starter Lyndie Van Ness dominated the Knights’ bats, striking out five, scattering five hits and allowing just one earned run in the compete-game victory.