Today's News

  • ISL Vote Still Tied After Recount

    The ballots were counted again Tuesday morning and the vote count remained unchanged.

    The Glenwood Community School District Instructional Support Levy (ISL) election has ended in a dead heat - 434 “Yes” votes and 434 “No” votes.

    By failing to get a simple majority, the school district’s 10-year, approximately $750,000 levy has failed by a single vote.

  • Anniversary (40th) - Richard and Kathy Dix

    Richard and Kathy Dix of Glenwood will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Friday, April 3.

    Mr. and Mrs. Dix were united in marriage on April 3, 1969, at the Silver City Methodist Church by Rev. LeRoy Pullman.

    They have two children - Becky Killpack and Ronda Dix - and

    two grandchildren.


    At last month’s Betterment and Beautification Awards dinner, employees at the Mills County Public Health Office were recognized with the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s award for Outstanding Customer Service. The award is presented annually to the Glenwood-area business or public agency that goes above and beyond when it comes to meeting the needs of its customers.

    The recognition is well-deserved.

  • Cookies Were A Big Hit With Joe Biden

    Let me see a show of hands. How many of you out there can say that you’ve hosted the vice president of the United States in the living room of your home?

    Kelly Johnson and her family will be able to say they did once Joe Biden takes his oath of office as our next vice president on Inauguration Day in January.

  • Steve King embarrasses Iowa again

    Oh poor Steve King.

    On a weekend when America was celebrating the historic and inspiring inauguration of its first African-American President, what was the honorable representative from Iowa’s Dist. 5 doing?

    Sticking his foot in his “provacative” mouth once again and seeking out any media outlet he could to disparage an individual who has achieved the highest office in the land, based not on idealogical or political gamesmanship, but rather, Barack Obama’s middle name, Hussein, which King apparently finds offensive.

  • Tabor Goes High Tech

    TABOR - The city of Council Bluffs likes to refer to itself as Iowa’s Leading Edge, but when it comes to state-of-the-art technology, the big city has nothing on Tabor.

    Earlier this month, Tabor became the first city in southwest Iowa to offer its residents wireless Internet technology.

    The city-wide WiFi network was put into place by Nebraska-based Efanz, Inc. The network utilizes small radio transmitters to broadcast high-speed Internet signals through the air. The transmitters are strategically placed to provide service throughout the community.

  • Anniversary - Ron and Betty Bales (50)

    Mr. and Mrs. Ron Bales of Glenwood will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 28.

    The couple was married in Braddyville on Feb. 28, 1959.

    The couple’s children, Roni McCreary and Tony Bales, along with their families, will host an open house for family and friends in the Glenwood Public Library Annex on Sunday, March 1, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • MJ Mortgage's Jodi Evans Recognized

    Jodi Evans of MJ Mortgage of Glenwood was featured in the February 2009 issue of Success From Home magazine.

  • Ram defense tames Mustangs

    The Glenwood boys basketball team held Shenandoah to just two points combined in the second and third quarters en route to a 57-29 Hawkeye 10 Conference victory on Friday.

    The Rams (8-7 overall, 8-5 in the conference) held the Mustangs to 9-of-40 shooting from the field (22.5 percent) and forced 15 turnovers. Glenwood also held a 40-24 rebounding edge.

  • Knights run away from Wildcats

    TABOR - The Fremont-Mills girls basketball team used a 17-5 run over the final 4:12 of the first half to run away from Hamburg in a 57-39 victory on Friday.

    The Knights used its pressure defense to force 18 turnovers and confuse the Wildcat offense.

    “We ran a little bit of a zone defense tonight,” said Fremont-Mills coach Rod Williams after the game. “We mixed things up a little bit and I think that gave them some problems on offense.”

    Those problems and the resulting turnovers led to a steady diet of fast break points for the Knights.