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Today's News

  • School District Officials Disappointed By PPEL Vote

    Glenwood Community School District officials say they are disappointed, but not necessarily surprised voters rejected a 10-year tax levy to fund the nearly $6 million overhaul of Ram Memorial Field and the high school athletic complex in a special election last Tuesday, April 4.

  • School District PPEL Vote April 4

    Residents of the Glenwood Community School District will go to the polls Tuesday, April 4, to decide the fate of a 10-year, Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) to fund the overhaul of the district’s athletic complex, a project that’s expected to carry a price tag of up to $6 million. Voting will take place at the Glenwood American Legion Hall (104 N. Vine St.) from noon - 8 p.m. Early / absentee ballots are available now at the Mills County Auditor’s Office.

  • Fundraisers planned for teen in need of double-lung transplant

        Two special fundraisers are planned in the coming weeks to assist the family of an 18-year-old Glenwood Community High School student on the waiting list for a double-lung transplant.
        Hannah DeLashmutt, the daughter of Kenneth and Destiny DeLashmutt, has lived her entire life with Cystic Fibrosis and is now in need of the life-saving transplant.

  • If PPEL vote fails, GCSD ‘piecemeal’ effort likely to update athletic complex

    The Glenwood Athletic Complex originally opened in the late 1940s. Even with some additions and improvements, the football field, bleachers and field house appear much the same way they did 50 years ago.

    With or without voter approval April 4 on a $6 million Physical Plant and Equipment (PPEL) levy to pay for an overhaul of the complex, the Glenwood Community School District still faces the prospect of having to repair and update the aging facility along Sivers Road.

  • GMU taking on major water main projects in 2017

    Glenwood Municipal Utilities (GMU) has begun an extensive water main replacement project on Coolidge Street, between Hazel and Grove.

    The two-block long project involves the replacement of a water main that was installed nearly 80 years ago.
    Dave Malcom, assistant supervisor for the water department, said the 2-inch cast iron line is being replaced with 6-inch ductile iron pipe. The project includes the installation of 15 connector lines to the shut-off valves on individual properties. Shut-off valves will be replaced if necessary.

  • Hospice House in Glenwood closing

    The Hospice With Heart house, which over the past 12 years has served the needs of Glenwood-area residents facing terminal illness, is closing its doors.

    The closure was announced last week by HCI Care Services / Visiting Nurse Services (HCI/VNS), a West Des Moines-based health and human services firm that has managed Hospice With Heart operations since 2014.

    HCI/VNS president and CEO Tray Wade  said Hospice With Heart will continue to serve the Mills County area as an in-home hospice provider.

  • Heartbreaker In Harlan

    HARLAN - For the Glenwood boys basketball team, it was déjà vu all over again.

    Almost a year to the day since dropping a 73-71 overtime game to Perry one game short of the state tournament, the Rams’ staged a valiant second half comeback only to come up short in a 69-68 loss to Atlantic in the Class 3A, Substate 8 final before an overflow crowd of around 2,000 in Harlan Monday night.

    Glenwood coach Curt Schulte said he counts the last two season-ending losses among the toughest as a head coach.

  • Seniors Feeling The Benefits Of Yoga Workouts

    By Garret Reich

    It is a stereotypical idea that growing older entails pain, immobility and declines in health and life capacities. However, this stereotype is being turned on its head by the students at the Bloom Senior Center, here in Glenwood.

    Since May of 2016, teacher and personal trainer Anita Reich has taught yoga classes for seniors. It started at classes just once a week. Now, the students get together twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays to practice.
    Students have seen drastic changes in their lives as a whole.

  • Legislative briefing attracts overflow crowd

    Concerns about a controversial bill passed last week in the Iowa Legislature that reduces the bargaining power of many public employee unions attracted an overflow crowd to the city council chambers at Glenwood City Hall Saturday morning for a legislative briefing with State Rep. David Sieck (R-Glenwood) and State. Sen. Mark Costello (R-Imogene).
        The content and potential consequences of the legislation dominated discussion at the two-hour public forum.

  • Trio of Rams a win away from wrestling for state titles

     DES MOINES - After two days at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament, the Glenwood wrestling team has three wrestlers in Friday semifinals.

    The Rams’ Trevor Anderson (145 pounds), Anthony Sherry (182) and Zach Haggstrom (220) all won their two opening round matches and are one win from wrestling for a state title.

    The grand march and championship matches commence Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Arena.