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  • Pony Express Riders carry on tradition for disabled children, adults

    A 51-year tradition continued over Easter weekend as the Pony Express Riders of Iowa jumped on their horses in all corners of the state to make their annual trek to Des Moines in an effort to raise money and awareness for Iowa Easter Seals and children and adults with disabilities.

  • Construction cost hike has Glen Haven seeking additional funds for new facility

    Proponents of the Glen Haven Village skilled nursing care complex have another hurdle to clear before beginning construction on the proposed facility.

    Bids opened in March revealed a substantial increase in construction costs since the project was initiated more than two years ago at a then estimated price tag of $3.1 million.

    Representatives of community-based, non-profit Glen Haven are now working to secure an additional $650,000.

  • Supervisors appoint Ford to county treasurer’s post

    A familiar face at the county courthouse has been appointed to the position of Mills County Treasurer.

    Jill Ford was administered her oath of office last week after her appointment was formally approved by the Mills County Board of Supervisors. She replaces Becky Killpack, who resigned earlier this year to take a position in the Pottawattamie County Treasurer’s Office.

  • County’s 2018-2019 budget includes hike in property tax levy

    The Mills County Board of Supervisors have approved the county’s $25 million budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
    At a March 13 public hearing, the board voted unanimously to accept the county’s $25,095,850 budget for the next fiscal year. This year’s budget figure is up slightly from last year’s re-estimated budget by just under $1 million, meaning the county-wide tax levy will see an increase from the current 10.666225  (per taxable $1,000 valuation) to 11.54498.

  • GCSD reviewing gun policy for peace officers

    After adopting a policy to allow off-duty law enforcement officers to carry concealed firearms on school property in 2014, the Glenwood Community School District is once again looking at its safety protocols in light of recent school shootings and passage of a new state law.

  • Council approves swimming rates for Glenwood Aquatic Center

    The Glenwood City Council has approved rates for the 2018 swimming season at the Glenwood Aquatic Center.

    The following rates were approved in a resolution passed by the city council at its regular meeting Tuesday, March 27:

  • Drug conviction earns Glenwood man 20 years in prison

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - A 36-year-old Glenwood man was sentenced in United States District Court last week to serve 20 years in prison after being convicted of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine.

    David Joseph Jay III appeared before U.S. District Court Judge John A. Jarvey on Thursday. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Iowa. In addition to the 20-year sentence, Jay was ordered to serve 10 years of supervised probation following his release.

  • Child sexual abuse gets Persia man 3 life sentences for Persia, Iowa man

    A 43-year-old Persia , Iowa, man was sentenced to serve three life sentences without the possibility of parole on Monday, less than a month after being found guilty by a Mills County jury  of sexual abuse of a child.

  • Band making 15th consecutive appearance at Iowa Jazz Championships

    The Glenwood Community High School Jazz Band has earned a spot in the Iowa Jazz Championships (IJC) for a 15th straight year. The 43rd annual Iowa Jazz Championships will take place April 5, in Ames.

    The Glenwood band, under the direction of Dan Schoening, has placed in the Top 10 in each of  its 14 previous appearances and in the Top 5 three of the past four years.

  • Glenwood native to read her children’s book at elementary school, library

    A Glenwood Community High School graduate will be returning to her hometown next week to read a children’s book she’s authored to students at Northeast Elementary School and youngsters at the Glenwood Public Library.

    Kerri (Hamsher) Urban, 1993 GCHS graduate, is an elementary school teacher and mother of two children. She resides in Byers, Colo., a small community about 30 miles east of Denver.