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  • Closing Arguments Heard In Misty Frazier Trial

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - The fate of a Glenwood woman charged with second-degree murder in the death of her 8-year-old daughter now rests in the hands of Mills County District Court Judge Susan Larson Christensen.

    Closing arguments in the bench trial for Misty Frazier, 34, were given Friday morning in a Pottawattamie County courtroom. Arguments were heard in Council Bluffs to accommodate a scheduling conflict for defense attorneys.

  • Trial Underway For Mother Charged In Daughter's Death

    By Joel Stevens and Joe Foreman

    Closing arguments in the trial of a Glenwood woman who is alleged to have given her daughter a fatal dose of a powerful antidepressant will take place Friday morning in a Pottawattamie County courtroom Friday.

  • Muddy Mo On The Rise

    Flooding along the Missouri River last week forced the closure of two popular camping and recreation areas in Mills County.

    Lincoln’s Riverview Acres, just south of the Plattsmouth Toll Bridge, and Mintle’s Landing on the west end of Nims Road were evacuated while camper trailers and recreational vehicles parked at the two sites were moved to drier ground.

  • Fireworks - Booming Business

    Two Glenwood organizations are hoping to create a big boom at the cash register this week with the sale of fireworks.

    Campus Life, a Christian-based youth organization, and the Glenwood Band Parents, a booster group for the Glenwood instrumental music program, are both operating fireworks stands as a means of raising funds to support future activities. Fireworks sales became legal in Iowa in 2017 for the first time in nearly 80 years and many youth and non-profit organizations around the state are cashing in.

  • Aquatic Center Reopens; Repairs Being Monitored

    The Glenwood Aquatic Center reopened Friday after a four-day shutdown for repairs to stop the loss of water.
    The two-year-old facility was closed early last week to determine the source of a water leak on the northwest corner of the pool.

    Glenwood Public Works Director Perry Cook said nearly six gallons of water was being lost every minute as a result of the leak.

  • Return To Little Sioux

    Mason Flora has a tattoo just above his heart.

    It features the date June 11, 2008, and a tornado, inked like a merit badge one might see on a Boy Scout sash.

    For Flora, the tattoo marks a day he’ll never forget.

    On June 11, 2008, Flora, then 15 years old, was one of nearly  100 scouts camping out at the Little Sioux Scout Ranch when a fast-moving, rain-wrapped tornado sprung from a thunderstorm and roared through the 1,800-acre campground south of Sioux City.

  • Billy and a Beer?

    Billy McGuigan fans might be allowed to legally drink more than soda pop and lemonade at next month’s concert at the Davies Amphitheater.

    Glenwood City Council members who spoke publicly on the matter at a meeting last week appear to be receptive to a request from Davies Amphitheater manager Jeff Mitts to allow concert goers to bring beer and wine to McGuigan’s show on July 21. Mitts said McGuigan has a large following in the Omaha area and his show typically attracts the largest concert crowd of the season to the Davies.

  • Highway 34 Crash Claims Life Of Clarinda Man

    A crash on U.S. Highway 34 south of Glenwood claimed the life of a 34-year-old Clarinda man last Tuesday, June 5. The accident occurred shortly after 12:15 p.m., one-half mile west of Kidd Road.

  • Mills County Relay For Life Set For Saturday, June 9

    The 22nd annual Mills County Relay For Life (RFL) will be held Saturday, June 9, at Glenwood Lake Park. The event will begin with opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. and conclude with fireworks after the 10 p.m. closing ceremonies.

    The relay is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This year’s relay will mark the third time the event is being held at the Davies Amphitheater and Glenwood Lake Park.

  • Linda Washburn has seen change, growth during her tenure as chamber director

    Linda Washburn admits she’s seen a change or two in her nearly 19 years as executive director of the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

    “When I first came here (in 1999), they were just finishing up the renovation of Town Square – new sidewalks, light poles and trees,” she recalled during a recent interview. “At the Glenwood exit (Highway 34), I think the only things there were the car dealership, Hardee’s and the Johnstons had just built their real estate office.