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Today's News

  • School District Puts Athletic Field Complex On Hold

    The new Glenwood Athletic Complex is officially on hold.

    Demolition to the current Ram Memorial Field complex was scheduled to have started last Friday, but work was suspended Thursday after the Glenwood Community School District had no bids to open for the $4.9 million construction project. One construction company did initially submit a bid, but it was withdrawn prior to the bidding deadline.

  • Police Release Identity Of Body Found In Creek

    The Glenwood Police Department has released the identity of a man found deceased Wednesday morning in Tinkle Branch Creek.  According to a GPD release, officers Blake Westerhold and Trevor Mass located the body of 37-year-old Justin Wright around 8:15 a.m. He was reported missing on Oct. 16.

    His body was found in Tinkle Branch Creek, near the city maintenance yards, between S. Locust Street and Nuckolls Street. The cause of death remains under investigation.

  • County Allowing Mineola Woman To Keep Comfort Cow

    MINEOLA - A Mineola resident will be allowed to keep a cow, horse and three goats on her property that she says provide emotional support to help her deal with anxiety, depression and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder brought on by chronic pain that’s a result of a major back injury in 2004.

    Mills County Attorney Naeda Elliott said the county will comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act and allow Nicole Stoppel to keep her animals.

    “We’re making reasonable accommodations to meet her medical needs,” Elliott said.

  • Nebraska-based Grocer Acquiring Glenwood Store

    Lincoln, Neb.-based B&R Stores is acquiring the Newman’s Thriftway  grocery store in Glenwood from longtime grocer Dan Newman, who is retiring next month The transaction is expected to close in mid-November.

    The store, located at 900 S. Locust. St., will be converted to a Russ’s Market. B&R operates several banners aside from Russ’s Market, including Super Saver and Apple Market. The Glenwood store will be the 20th location for the company.

  • 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.