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Today's News

  • Glenwood Student To Study Abroad In South Korea

    What began as a simple liking of Korean music and culture has evolved into the opportunity of a lifetime for Remily Murphy.

    Later this week, the Glenwood Community High School sophomore leaves for South Korea to study abroad as a student in the Youth For Understanding exchange program. She’ll live with a family in the South Korean capital of Seoul and attend a highly-respected all girls school.

    “There’s excitement, but also a lot of nervousness as it does become more real,” Remily said.

  • City Council Serves Setback To Pickleball Project

    Members of the Southwest Iowa Pickleball Committee voiced disappointment and frustration last week after the Glenwood City Council failed to pass a motion calling for the city to contribute $10,000 toward a project that would turn the city’s dilapidated tennis courts on South Vine Street into a six-court pickleball complex.

  • Glenwood Store On Shopko Closure List

    The Glenwood Shopko Hometown store has been added to a growing list of retail stores Wisconsin-based Shopko is closing.

    The Glenwood store, located at 902 S. Locust St., will close on May 12, according to a statement released last week.

    The Glenwood location is among several Shopko-brand stores scheduled for closure in the coming months, including stores in the nearby communities of Missouri Valley, Clarinda, Plattsmouth, Neb., and Bellevue, Neb.

  • Silver City Mayor, Council Seats Filled In Special Election

    Silver City’s municipal government will soon be operating at full strength again following a special election on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

    The position of mayor and four seats on the five-member city council were filled in the special election.

    Write-in candidate Paula Reeves defeated Sharon McNutt in the mayor’s race by a count of 23-18.
    Brett Christensen (39 votes), Danielle Calkins (34), Jason V.Young (33) and Rose Mary Schoening (31) were elected to the city council.

  • Education Funding Addressed At Legislative Forum

    Funding for public education was a primary topic of discussion at the first Mills County legislative coffee of 2019 Saturday morning in Glenwood.

    District 12 State Sen. Mark Costello and District 23 State Rep. David Sieck, both Republicans, addressed an audience of 20 people at City Hall.

    Sieck, a Glenwood resident, said he’s encouraged by Gov. Kim Reynolds’ proposed $7.6 billion state budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

  • Delaney Makes Presidential Pitch In Glenwood

    The air outside might have been bitterly cold but the discussion topics inside were hot button at a meet-and-greet with 2020 presidential hopeful John Delaney last Wednesday.

    Inequality, rural development, congressional gridlock, infrastructure, immigration and taxes were just a few of those issues Delaney took questions on in the 46-minute discussion at Adriano’s Brick Oven in Glenwood.

  • Snowy, Cold Blast of Winter

    Freezing rain, ice, sleet, snow, high winds, frigid temperatures.
    Mills County has experienced it all over the past two weeks.

    Five days of on-and-off precipitation culminated with a major winter storm last Tuesday and Wednesday that generated more than 6 inches of snow across Mills County. Even higher snowfall amounts were reported in Montgomery and Page counties to the east.

  • Purple Heart Honor Flight Planned

    Western Iowa Veterans from Operation Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan who have been awarded a Purple Heart or Bronze Star With Valor are encouraged to submit their online application to be a member of the Purple Heart Veterans Flight to Washington, D.C., on May 24.

  • City Officials Interview Two Candidates For Vacant Council Seat

    The vacant Ward 2 seat on the Glenwood City Council is expected to be filled in February. The seat has been vacant since Craig Florian stepped down from the council on Dec. 31.

    Earlier this month, Mayor Ron Kohn, city clerk Amber Farnan and some members of the city council conducted open interview sessions with two Glenwood citizens who have expressed interest in the position - Julie Kalambokidis and Donnie Kates.

    The council could make an appointment at its next regular meeting on Feb. 12. The seat will be on the ballot in November’s municipal election.

  • New Superintendent Settling In At Fremont-Mills

    TABOR - As principal in the Riverside School District, David Gute could always rely on his boss for questions.
    Now, Gute is the boss.

    Gute was tapped as superintendent for both the Fremont-Mills and Stanton Community School Districts last spring. Six months into the job and the Modale native is busily settling into his first tenure as a superintendent  - meeting a lot of new faces, remembering a lot of new names and finding his way around two buildings.