Local News

  • Reduced Post Office Hours

    The Mineola and Emerson post offices will remain open but at reduced hours as part of a U.S. Postal Service cost-cutting move to improve the organization’s financial stability.

    The plan keeps the existing post offices in place but with modified retail window hours designed to match customer use. Access to the retail lobbies and post office boxes would remain unchanged.

  • 'Active Shooter' Preparedness

    No students, staff or faculty members were present and there really wasn’t a gunman, but that didn’t prevent officers from the Glenwood Police Department from taking their “active shooter” exercise seriously last Thursday at Northeast Elementary School.

    The exercise was an opportunity for the officers to prepare for a situation involving an active shooter in a school or another public setting.

  • O Holy Night

    The congregation at First Christian Church of Glenwood staged a live outdoor nativity scene Monday and Tuesday night to begin its Christmas week celebration.

    The production followed Joseph and Mary’s journey to Bethlehem for the birth of their son, Jesus Christ.

  • 'Remembering The Fallen'

    A traveling tribute to Iowa military personnel who have died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is on display this week at Glenwood Community High School.

        “Remembering Our Fallen” is dedicated to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. GCHS is one of a long list of schools across the state that has hosted the exhibit.

  • Music On The Square

    There’s music in the air on Glenwood’s Town Square.
        Earlier this fall, a state-of-the-art sound system was installed around the courtyard of the Mills County Courthouse in an effort to enhance the atmosphere of the Town Square shopping district. The $8,000 system was installed by Glenwood-based Spiral Communications and paid for with funds generated by Glenwood’s 2011 RAGBRAI committee.

  • Legion Brass In Silver City

    Members of Silver City’s Gordon May American Legion Post 439 rolled out the red carpet for American Legion national vice commander Glenn Hickman last Tuesday evening, Nov. 13.

        Hickman, a U.S. Air Force veteran from Grove City, Ohio, made an appearance in Silver City as part of his 28-stop tour of Legion posts in central and western Iowa.
        Hickman was accompanied on his tour by state commander Lyle Schaffer of Galva and state membership chairman James Demarest.

  • 25-year Sentence For Ex-county Employee

    A former employee of the Mills County Treasurer’s Office has been sentenced to serve 25 years in prison for the theft of funds from the auto licensing department.

    Tammy Jo Gammon, 43, pleaded guilty to the Class B felony in November. She was sentenced Monday in Mills County District Court by Judge Timothy O’Grady.

  • Leader of the Band

     On a bright Saturday afternoon, Quentin Marquez takes the field in Kinnick Stadium, home of the Iowa Hawkeye football team. Wearing a foot-high, blazing white hat with a bright yellow plume, he leads the 250-member Hawkeye Marching Band into position. The late-September weather is brisk, but Marquez’s drum major uniform - as well as the body heat of 70,000 fans - keeps him warm.

  • County begins $1.5 million renovation to courthouse

        Construction has begun on more than $1.5 million in renovations to the Mills County Courthouse.

  • Fugitives Arrested In Colorado

        A  pair of Michigan fugitives who stole a vehicle in Glenwood as part of a two-week crime spree have been apprehended in Colorado.
        Kenneth Grauman II, 32, and Greg Bradshaw, 23, were arrested in a hotel in Canon City, Colo., on Thursday by Canon City Police and the U.S. Marshals Service.
        The pair had walked away from  a halfway house in Lake County, Mich., on Sept. 29 leading to a two-week, multi-state manhunt.