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Today's News

  • Construction Of New Athletic Complex Under Way

    Footings have been poured and concrete blocks are going up for the locker room and concessions building at the new $6.5 million Glenwood Athletic Complex.

    Work on what has been dubbed the complex’s “Gateway Building” is the first construction undertaken on the project after more than a month of site prep and dirt work. Genesis Contracting, who the district secured in November as the primary contractor on the athletic complex, has taken full advantage of unusually warm and dry January weather.

  • Special Election Needed To Fill Silver City Council Seats

    A special election will take place in Silver City on Tuesday, Jan. 29, to elect a new mayor and four representatives to the city council.

    Until results of that election are canvassed by the Mills County Board of Supervisors, the city won’t have enough council members to conduct business as a municipal government.

  • Mills, Fremont Counties Begin Attorney-sharing Agreement

    Naeda Elliott will serve as the county attorney for both Mills and Fremont County in 2019 and possibly through 2022 under terms of a 28-E agreement signed last February by elected officials from both counties.

    The unique arrangement was broached last winter by Fremont County as a way for the neighboring counties to provide “county attorney services to their respective counties in a more economical manner through sharing the services of a single, multicounty county attorney office,” according to language of the 28-E.

  • Glenwood's New Fire Chief Stressing 'Pride, Ownership'

    From the day he joined the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department 24 years ago, Matt Gray has had the ambition to work his way up the ladder to the position of chief. That ambition became a reality last week when he was sworn in by mayor Ron Kohn to replace outgoing chief Butch Fidler, who is retiring on Dec. 31.

  • Journey Road Ministries

    Mary Dyer and Sheryl Butler are well acquainted with being outsiders.

    As women who attended male-dominated seminary schools, as a gay couple, as congregants at churches that didn’t always share their progressive views, they’ve become accustomed to blazing their own trail.
    So when they conceived their plan for a faith-based group that would offer a new approach to discussions on spirituality and community, they had a good idea the concept wouldn’t be for everyone.

  • Shopko Management Mum On Future Of Glenwood Store

    Hy-Vee is acquiring the Shopko Pharmacy in Glenwood, but management from Wisconsin-based Shopko has declined to answer questions concerning the future of the Shopko Hometown store in Glenwood.

    On Friday, HyVee announced the acquisition of 22 Shopko pharmacies in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin, including the Shopko Pharmacy in Glenwood.

  • Nearly 74 Years Later, Family of WWII Hero Accepts His Medal

    The family of Metalsmith First Class Roy “Maro” Craig was recently presented a prestigious military medal he had earned nearly 74 years earlier while serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

    Craig was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his heroic actions on Jan. 3, 1945, while stationed aboard the USS Robert F. Keller, a destroyer escort vessel that was damaged in a collision during a two-day attack on Japanese shipping and aircraft in the Ryukyu Islands and Formosa.

  • City Considers Increasing Monthly Payback From Departing Police Officers

    When a new police officer is hired, it isn’t uncommon for the city of Glenwood to incur between $15,000 - $20,000 in costs for training at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, mileage, food and lodging, and wages while the new hire is attending the academy and studying for classes on city time and the cost of paying a replacement or temporary officer while the new hire is in training.

  • Fire Chief Butch Fidler To Retire

    Glenwood Fire Chief Robert “Butch” Fidler is retiring at the end of the month. Fidler, a 37-year veteran of the fire department, submitted his resignation in writing to city administrator Angie Winquist. The letter was presented to the Glenwood City Council at its regular meeting on Dec. 4.

  • Congresswoman-elect Makes Stop In Glenwood

    Glenwood residents had the opportunity to meet their new congresswoman Saturday afternoon.

    Around 30 people came out for a “meet and greet” with Cindy Axne, the West Des Moines Democrat who defeated Republican incumbent David Young in the November general election for Iowa’s District 3 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    “I’m humbled and honored to be your representative in D.C.,” Axne told her Glenwood audience.