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Today's News

  • Rams’ depth comes up big at own Relays

    The Glenwood girls won just two events at it’s own Ram Relays Thursday.

    And they still won the meet in a crowded field of top teams in southwest Iowa.

    “It was just another great team effort,” said Glenwood coach Cory Faust. “The girls are doing a good job of controlling their attitude, effort, and preparation, and we have some upperclassmen who really set the tone well with their leadership.”

  • City Council Approves Pickleball Agreement

    The Glenwood City Council has authorized a maintenance agreement with the Southwest Iowa Pickleball Committee.

    The council voted in favor of establishing the agreement at the request of Dr. Jacque Young, a spokesperson for the Southwest Iowa Pickleball Committee. Young said the council’s action, which designates public works director Perry Cook as the city’s liaison for the project, was a necessary step as the committee completes its application for a grant from the Iowa West Foundation.

  • GSCD Budget Inches Down; Levy Going Up For 2018-19

    The Glenwood Community School District’s budget is going down next year even as it’s tax levy is going up.

    The district’s budget, which will be discussed during a public hearing Monday at the high school media center, is $42.8 million for the 2018-2019 fiscal year that begins July 1. That figure is down just over $600,000 from the re-estimated total of $43.4 million for this fiscal year. The district’s proposed property tax levy is going up to 15.05 (per $1,000 of taxable valuation) from the current rate of 14.01.

  • A Postcard Of Happiness

    An 89-year-old California man, who took the time to send an early 20th Century postcard of Glenwood’s “Lake and City Park” to the staff at Glenwood City Hall, is getting a surprise package in the mail in appreciation of his thoughtfulness.

    In late March, the postcard arrived with a letter sent to Glenwood City Hall from Lowell Joerg, who resides in an assisted living facility in Stockton, Calif. His letter read:

    “Good morning,

  • The Buzzards Are Back

    San Juan Capistrano on the Pacific Coast of California is famous for its cliff swallows, central Nebraska experiences an annual migration of Sandhill cranes every spring and in Mills County we have the turkey vultures.

    The big bad birds are back, taking up temporary residency in large trees in and around Glenwood and other communities throughout Mills County and southwest Iowa.

  • District gauging interest in early retirement offer

    Facing the prospect of a budget shortfall down the road, the Glenwood Community School District is offering early retirement incentives now to district employees as a pre-emptive cost-saving measure.

  • 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.

  • F-M girls fourth at AHSTW Co-ed meet

    The Fremont-Mills girls track team finished fourth at the AHSTW Co-Ed Relays Thursday in  Avoca.

    The Knights won three events and placed in the top three in four others to finish with 103 points. Underwood was the meet champion with 164 points.

    Clara Schaaf won gold in the long jump and the 100-meter hurdles and Sophie Phillips bested the field in the discus to pace Fremont-Mills.

    The East Mills girls placed sixth as a team behind top finished by Janette Schraft in the 400-meters, 1,500-meters and 3,200-meters.