Today's News

  • Fundraising Push On For Athletic Complex

    In football terms, the Glenwood Athletic Complex capital fundraising campaign is at the 50-yard line and still moving towards the goal line.

    The Youth Action Committee (YAC) that has worked closely with the Glenwood Community School District on its upcoming $4.9 million renovation to the Glenwood Athletic Complex has been raising funds since last summer. The group has targeted a goal of $500,000 to pay for field turf at the football field. So far the group, made up of district residents and staff who support the project, has raised $250,000 of its target goal.

  • USDA Approves Glen Haven Village Loan

    The Glenwood community could have a new skilled nursing care facility as early as next summer.

  • On With Life Takes Personal Approach To Skilled Care

    Since opening its doors on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center more than 20 years ago, On With Life has been providing personal, family-oriented skilled nursing care to individuals living with brain injuries, but in 2018, On With Life staff members are stepping up their one-on-one approach with the people being served at the 32-bed facility.

  • Mayor, Council Members Have Differing Views On Building Inspections

    It doesn’t appear the City of Glenwood will be hiring a private firm to conduct building inspections anytime soon.

  • Purses, Wallets Stolen During Vehicle Break-ins

    The Glenwood Police Department is advising residents to lock their vehicle doors and protect their valuables following a rash of break-ins and thefts.

    Glenwood Police Chief Eric Johansen said seven “forced and unforced” vehicle break-ins resulting in the theft of purses and/or wallets have been reported over the past three weeks. Five of the incidents took place last week, often during daylight hours.

    “We’re still looking for a black Dodge Journey,” Johansen said.

  • 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.

  • Wellmark Awards $25,000 Grant For Pickleball Courts

    The Southwest Iowa Pickleball Committee recently learned the Wellmark Foundation will award a $25,000 Small Matching Assets to Community Health Grant for the renovation of the deteriorating Vine Street tennis courts in Glenwood into six pickleball courts. Required matching monies have already been attained.

  • Judge gives Frazier mandatory sentence

    Last month, Misty Frazier was found guilty of child endangerment causing death for giving her 8-year-old daughter Kathleen a fatal dose of a powerful antidepressant in 2016.

    On Thursday, Frazier was sentenced to up to 50 years in prison but with good behavior and an early parole, could be out of prison in just one year.

  • East Mills teacher, coach facing sexual abuse charges

    An East Mills coach and teacher was arrested and charged with sexual abuse and two counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee for two incidents involving a juvenile female.