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Education

  • Athletic Complex Construction Hindered By Rains

    You want the good news or the bad news first?

    The bad news: the Glenwood Athletic Complex is four to six weeks behind schedule.

    The good news: the Glenwood Community School District’s targeted mid-September “substantial completion” date is still within reach, according to Superintendent Devin Embray.

    “That’s the goal,” Embray said. “I’m an optimist. But a lot depends on the rain.”

  • Retiring Teachers Riding Away In Style

     

    42 + 40 + 37 = 119.

    Three early childhood educators with a combined 119 years of teaching experience are retiring from the Glenwood Community School District Friday.

    Margo Young (42 years), Diane VonTersch (40) and Rhonda Lothrop (37) have educated and impacted multiple generations of children as teachers at Northeast Elementary School. On Friday, they’ll say goodbye to their students and a passion that’s defined their professional lives.

  • Progress Being Made On Athletic Complex Construction

    A long winter and spring rains have slowed work on the Glenwood Athletic Complex, but the $6 million project remains on schedule, according to Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray.

  • Nickerson To Replace 'Hutch' As GCHS Principal

    Less than a month after Glenwood Community High School Principal Richard Hutchinson announced he was stepping down from his administrative position, his replacement has been named.

    And the school district didn’t have to go very far to get him.

    In a special meeting on Friday, the Glenwood Community School District Board of Education officially approved the hiring of Rick Nickerson as the new principal.

    Nickerson has served as assistant principal at the school since 2012.

  • Construction Of New Athletic Complex Under Way

    Footings have been poured and concrete blocks are going up for the locker room and concessions building at the new $6.5 million Glenwood Athletic Complex.

    Work on what has been dubbed the complex’s “Gateway Building” is the first construction undertaken on the project after more than a month of site prep and dirt work. Genesis Contracting, who the district secured in November as the primary contractor on the athletic complex, has taken full advantage of unusually warm and dry January weather.

  • Construction Bid Awarded For Athletic Complex

    The Glenwood Community School District has secured its construction partner for its new athletic complex. Meeting in special session late Friday afternoon, the Glenwood Board of Education awarded the Phase 2 construction bid for the new athletic complex to Lincoln, Neb. – based Genesis Contracting. Genesis, one of three companies seeking the construction contract, submitted the low bid of $6.4999 million, which includes installation of artificial turf on the football field.

  • December Start Date Possible For Athletic Complex

    Work on the stalled Glenwood Athletic Complex project could begin as early as Dec. 1 if all goes as planned with revised architectural specifications and plans, according to Glenwood Community School District Superintendent Devin Embray.

  • FOR SALE: Concession Stand, 7 years old, Fixtures Not Included

    The Glenwood Community School District is looking to rid itself of its baseball concession stand. The building sits between A.C. Nuckolls Baseball Field and Ram Memorial Football Field and in the path of the district’s planned $3.7 million sports complex renovation.

    The district is considering two options for the seven-year-old, roughly 780 square-foot building: demolish it or find a willing partner to move the building to a new, private location.

  • Schools, Law Enforcement Promote Bus Safety

    The Glenwood Community School District and local law enforcement agencies are teaming up at the start of the new school year to provide school bus safety instruction and emergency evacuation drills to students across the district.

    Last week, students at Northeast and West Elementary Schools took part in the exercise. Instruction will be provided later this month at the middle school and high school.

  • East Mills Mural Decision On Hold, Debate Continues

    The East Mills School District’s plans to paint over a mural depicting the founding of the former Nishna Valley School District at the current elementary school are on hold.