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Today's News

  • Glen Haven Village Moving Day

    Glen Haven Village residents and staff have had a week now to get settled into their new home.

    The move into the modern, state-of-the-art skilled-nursing care facility on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center from the outdated 55-year-old Glen Haven nursing home took place Wednesday, Aug. 14.

    Moving trucks and transportation buses were running throughout the day, moving residents and their belongings from Glen Haven Home to Glen Haven Village. Teams of community volunteers assisted loading and unloading trucks at both sites.

  • The Circus Is Coming To Town

    The circus is coming back to Glenwood.

    The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus will be putting on two shows at Glenwood Lake Park on Aug. 31. The performances are scheduled for 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Glenwood Rotary Club.

  • The Return Of The Rex

    You could say the Rex Theatre has lived many lives.

    The classic theater on Glenwood’s Town Square has seen musical productions and Shakespeare, big bands and Vaudeville on its stage, silent films and then talkies flicker across its screen and thousands traipse through its doors seeking entertainment for over 100 years.

  • Glenwood School District Is Target of Cyber Attack

    The Glenwood Community School District is stepping up its cyber security efforts after a Ukrainian-based hacker targeted the district’s network in a “ransomware” attack.

  • City Council Approves Purchase of $1.1 Million Fire Truck

    The City of Glenwood is preparing to take on up to $2.5 million in G.O. (General Obligation) bond debt to fund several projects and equipment purchases, including a new $1.1 million ladder truck for the fire department.

    Purchase of the 110-foot ascendant aerial platform fire truck was approved unanimously during a special meeting of the Glenwood City Council Monday, Aug. 5.  The new truck will replace an existing vehicle that’s 23 years old.

  • School District Extends ISL For 5 More Years

    The Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors has approved a five-year extension of a levy that has brought in more than $700,000 annually for curriculum improvements in the district.

    The board approved the extension at a special meeting July 29. The Instructional Support Levy (ISL) was initially approved by district voters in January of 2011 for a 10-year term. While that term isn’t up until 2021, Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray said the board decided to renew the levy now due to timing.

  • Athletic complex construction ‘back on track’

    A schedule that has crews working extended days and hours and three weeks of relatively dry weather has the Glenwood Athletic Complex project nearly back on schedule, according to Glenwood Superintendent Devin Embray.

  • Congresswoman Cindy Axne Addresses Flood Recovery Funds During Mills County Visit

    Flood recovery funding dominated the discussion Sunday afternoon during U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne’s stop in Mills County.

    Iowa’s Third District representative met with constituents after touring the production facility at Keg Creek Brewing Co.

    “We’re working to get the funding to folks who need it,” Axne told her Glenwood audience. “The (disaster recovery) bill finally got passed, thank goodness, even though a lot of people tried to stop it along the way.”

  • Retired Glenwood Teacher, Coach Brian Stanley Will Miss Daily Interaction With Students, Colleagues

    Brian Stanely had a passion for teaching and coaching.

    He had to. He did it for more than 36 years.

    “This is true in every profession, if you don’t like getting up to go to work in the morning, it isn’t your cup of tea,” Stanley said while discussing his recent retirement from the Glenwood Community School District. “It’s the kids. You’re able to interact and have a good time with the kids every day.”

  • Silver City Park to Be Named After Former Mayor, County Supervisor, State Representative Gerald Jones

    SILVER CITY - A longtime public servant is being honored by his hometown of Silver City.
    Later this month, the name of Gerald Jones will be added to the official name of the city’s Centennial Park on Main Street.

    Jones, who resides in Silver City with his wife Janet, served on the Silver City Board of Education for four years before being elected mayor, a position he held for 26 years. He also spent three years on the Mills County Board of Supervivors before being elected to the Iowa House of Representatives, where he spent five years.