Today's News

  • City Council Upholds Firing

    The Glenwood City Council voted unanimously to uphold the firing of a crewman supervisor for the Glenwood Public Works department during a marathon meeting Tuesday, Aug. 28. At the same meeting, the council voted 3-2 to allow public works director Perry Cook to keep his job, despite a recommendation from Mayor Kim Clark that he, too, be fired.

  • Glenwood Senior Center Menu 9-5-12

    Open Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sat. 8 - 11 a.m
    Exercise Classes
    (6 weeks): Tuesday & Thursday, 10 - 11 a.m.

    Coffee Time: Mon. - Fri. 8 - 11:30 a.m. • Sat.; 8 - 11 a.m.; Ladies’ Coffee: Mon. 10 - 11 a.m.

    Cards, Table Games & Dominoes: Mon. - Fri.
    1-4 p.m.

    (served at 11:45 M-F)
        $3 for Seniors 60 & up, Reserve day before by noon at 527-4213. Includes drinks & dessert.

  • Glenwood Police Reports 9/5/12


        Aug. 24  - Jeff Hartley of Glenwood reported an assault.

        Aug. 25 – Steven Gladden of Glenwood reported an assault.

  • Mills County Sheriff 9/5/12

        Aug. 20 - David Moller of Glenwood reported a reckless use of a firearm.
        Aug. 21 - Alvin Baucom of Malvern  reported a theft.
        Aug. 22 - Bruce Radford of Glenwoodreported a burglary and theft.
        Aug. 22 - Amanda Grave of Glenwood reported a harassment.
        Aug. 23 - Taylor Coffey of Glenwood  reported a burglary and theft.
        Aug. 24 - Linda Harmon of Pacific Junction reported a theft.

  • Mills County District Court 9/5/12

    Charles L. Smith, III
        Jonathan James Pleake, Council Bluffs – found to be in violation of probation on original charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief, ordered to carry out balance of 17-day sentence with credit given for time already served.
        Vernon Brent, Sr., Glenwood – defendant found in contempt of court, probation terminated, ordered to serve 60 days in county jail with credit given for time already served.

  • Wolverines shut out Clarinda Academy

        Colby Jennings ran for four touchdowns and Austin Sommerla threw a touchdown pass for the East Mills football team in a 42-0 victory over Clarinda Academy on Friday.
        “We really played much better,” said East Mills coach Andy Irwin, a week after the Wolverines’ offense struggled in a 10-7 season-opening loss to Shenandoah. “The effort was there. We did a good job in blocking assignments, and guys who we had to sort of move around the fly last week due to injuries were more in position.”

  • Ram comeback comes up short

        A two-point conversion that would have tied the game with 4:36 and a fourth-down pass with 1:55 remaining both came up short for Glenwood on Friday as Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson escaped Glenwood with a 28-26 non-district victory at Ram Memorial Field.

  • Glenwood boys win Ram Invite

        James Fuller’s top finish led five Glenwood runners in the top 11 to earn the team crown at the Rams’ home cross country meet on Tuesday.
        The meet, delayed from the previous Saturday due to rain, saw the Rams run away from the field led by Fuller’s time of 18:06. Glenwood easily out-paced second place Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson 30 to 56 in the team point standings.

  • Grassley Town Hall

    It was just a few minutes into last week’s Town Hall meeting at the Glenwood Senior Center when an Iowa woman hurled a stinging indictment at featured speaker Chuck Grassley, the five-term Republican senator who’s been trailing across western Iowa to dialogue with voters.

    The woman’s question? Simple.

    “Why the heck can’t Congress get anything done before vacation?” she asked, without identifying herself.

    Grassley’s answer? Not so simple.

    “That’s the way the Constitution was written,“ he said. “To make change very slow.”

  • City Auction A Success

    Glenwood officials are calling Saturday’s auction of city-owned property a success.

    “It was a very good turnout,” city financial director Brian Kissel said. “It was more than we expected. We’re happy with the numbers.”

    In addition to dozens of miscellaneous furniture items, four major pieces of property were sold at the auction - the former city hall building at 107 S. Locust St., the Glenwood Police Station building at 209 Sharp St., the old outdoor swimming pool on North Elm St. and a piece of land near 11th and Linn Streets.