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Today's News

  • City hires interim finance director to help set 2016-2017 budget

    Avoca city manager Clint Fichter has been hired as an interim financial manager for the city of Glenwood.

    Fichter, who also owns a financial consulting service and law firm, will oversee the city’s finances and budget process while a search is conducted to replace Brian Kissel, who was terminated last month as city administrator and financial director.

    Kissel’s termination came just as the city was preparing its budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

  • Impact of last year’s bird flu outbreak still being felt

    Scientists from the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Dairy Association call it H5N2.

    Others call it Avian Influenza or the bird flu.
    Poultry farmers in Iowa in the last year have called it an epidemic – in their flocks and their ledger columns.

    The virus swept through the Midwest last spring, killing more than 40 million chickens mostly in Iowa, the nation’s No. 1 egg producer, at a cost of more than $200 million in losses, according to the Iowa Poultry Association. Poultry shortages caused egg and chicken prices to skyrocket.

  • Safety concern has city looking at extending Glenbrook ‘No Parking’ area

    arking” area on the north end of Glenbrook Drive was expected to be addressed Tuesday night, Feb. 23, by the Glenwood City Council.

  • Randy Romens named chamber’s Citizen of the Year

    Randy Romens, the coordinator of Glenwood’s Brews, Blues & BBQ celebration, is this year’s recipient of the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year award. He will be among several individuals, organizations and businesses honored at the chamber’s annual Betterment and Beautification Dinner and Awards program March 3 at the Bella Terre reception hall.

  • Rams rally from 20 down to win district title

    After abysmal first half shooting and its largest halftime deficit of the season, Glenwood rallied back from 20 points down over the final 16 minutes to defeat Atlantic 63-61 in the Class 3A, District final finals at Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln tonight.

    “These kids have heart and they have grit,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte after the game. “At halftime, there was no doubt in their minds that they were going to come back and win this game.”

  • Cinderella Coming To Orpheum Theater In March

    Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play Omaha’s Orpheum Theater Tuesday, March 15, through Sunday, March 20. The touring production is part of the Omaha Performing Arts Broadway series.

  • STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

    Five wrestlers from Glenwood and three from East Mills remain in contention after one day at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines.

    The Rams’ Trevor Anderson (126) and Matt Malcom won their opening matches to advance to Friday’s quarterfinal round.

    Anderson scored a 7-6 decision over Nate Lasher of Charles City while Malcom pinned Williamsburg’s Colton Lewis in 1:59.

    East Mills went 3-1 in opening round matches with Josh Hopkins (152), Luke Stortenbecker (145) and Anthony Ossman (285) all winning their openers.

  • Vehicle purchases, parking lot work on district agenda

    The Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors unanimously approved more than $275,000 in spending over the next fiscal year for purchases of three new vehicles, including two new school buses, repairs to parking lots and routine maintenance to buildings in the district.

  • County land values on the decline for second straight year

    Land prices dropped for a second consecutive year in Mills County, but remain more than four times higher than they were at the start of the 21st century.

    According to the recently released Iowa State University Iowa Land Value Survey, farmland prices in Mills County dropped from $7,742 per acre in 2014 to $7,645 last year.

    The decrease mirrors a statewide trend in which land values dropped 3.9 percent to $7,633 per acre in 2015.

    Both state and Mills County land values hit a historic high in 2013 at $8,955 and $7,260 per acre, respectively.

  • Chamber, economic development foundation will no longer share director

    The Mills County Economic Development Foundation and the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce have announced their plans to formally separate on July 1.
        

    Technically, the economic development foundation and chamber have always been separate organizations with each agency having its own governing board.  However, beginning July 1, they will no longer share an executive director.