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Today's News

  • Iowa’s new human services director offers optimism for GRC’s future

    The new director of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) said Thursday the Glenwood Resource Center (GRC) is providing “essential” services to individuals with severe intellectual disabilities that aren’t available from private providers and he’s optimistic about the future for the state-managed facility.

  • Sen. Ernst Rides In Charity Event The Day After Omaha Man Arrested For Making Threats Against Her Life

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - One day after the FBI arrested an Omaha man for suspicion of making threats against her life, U.S.  Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) was in Mills County Saturday, taking part in a charity motorcycle ride for Our Military Kids, a non-profit organization that provides support to families of deployed National Guard and Reserve members and children of wounded service personnel.

  • Blooming Business

    What started with 12 plants from a family friend has turned into a 6,000-plant operation for Todd and Lu Peverill.

    The Peverills were given 12 daylily plants a few years ago from a family friend from upstate New York. The friend owned his own daylily business and suggested to the Peverills that they start their own retail garden here in southwest Iowa.

    “We thought: ‘Let’s give it a try,’” said Todd Peverill. “And now here we are.”

  • Legalized fireworks a learning experience for buyers, sellers

    Iowa’s first year of fireworks sales in nearly 80 years is in the books - almost.

    Legally, fireworks can be sold in the state through Saturday, July 8, but the majority of temporary retail stands are expected to be taken down today.

    Fireworks were sold from three locations in Glenwood - locally-owned Night Vision Fireworks’ stand in the Perk Plaza, a Ka-Boomers stand on the Evans Equipment Co. lot and a Wild Willy’s stand operated by the Campus Life Christian youth group on the lot south of Flat Iron Laundry.

  • Gas Line Break In Glenwood Forces Evacuation

    A Glenwood neighborhood was evacuated Monday morning after a construction worker digging dirt ruptured a 4-inch natural gas line at the site of the old Glenwood swimming pool near the intersection of Third and Elm Streets.

    The gas line was ruptured shortly before 9 a.m. Law enforcement officers and fire / rescue personnel from Glenwood evacuated the neighborhood in a four-block radius with the help of mutual aid responders from Pacific Junction, Silver City, Oak Township and Mills County Emergency Management.

  • Central Decatur downs Knights

    Central Decatur jumped out to a 9-0 lead and cruised to a 16-3 victory over Fremont-Mills in boys baseball in Malvern Saturday.

    The Knights (7-6) struggled defensively against the Cardinals, amassing five errors that led to seven unearned runs. In all, five Knights pitchers combined to allow 11 hits and walk six.

    Beau Malcom had two doubles to lead the Knights. Jacob Jenkerson added two hits and drove in a run and Nate Laughlin singled and drove in a run.

  • Rams 0-2 at Ames Tournament

    Glenwood could never get on track in a pair of losses at the Ames Softball Tournament on Saturday.

    The Rams (18-9) fell 10-9 to Gilbert in the opener then were shut out by the host Little Cyclones, 7-0 in the capper.

  • Sioux City East edges Glenwood, 6-5

    Sioux City East plated two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and ended Glenwood’s five game winning streak with a 6-5 victory Friday in Sioux City.

    The Rams (12-8) had their chances against the Black Raiders but couldn’t get the timely hits they needed. In all, Glenwood left 10 men on base and twice with the bases loaded failed to push across a run.

    “We had people on in scoring position all game long,” said Glenwood coach Kurt Schultz. “It’s tough to win when you leave 10 men on base.”

  • Happy Little Trees

    Malvern residents and visitors are noticing a change around Main Street. A change that is credited to the collective minds of the Malvern Area Betterment Association (MABA), a Department of Cultural Affairs Grant and the artistry of Orlo “Woody” Jones.

    Last summer, Malvern was awarded a grant from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs worth $292,000 along with part of its designation as one of  Iowa’s “Great Places.”

  • Happy Little Trees

    Malvern residents and visitors are noticing a change around Main Street. A change that is credited to the collective minds of the Malvern Area Betterment Association (MABA), a Department of Cultural Affairs Grant and the artistry of Orlo “Woody” Jones.

    Last summer, Malvern was awarded a grant from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs worth $292,000 along with part of its designation as one of  Iowa’s “Great Places.”