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Today's News

  • Return To Little Sioux

    Mason Flora has a tattoo just above his heart.

    It features the date June 11, 2008, and a tornado, inked like a merit badge one might see on a Boy Scout sash.

    For Flora, the tattoo marks a day he’ll never forget.

    On June 11, 2008, Flora, then 15 years old, was one of nearly  100 scouts camping out at the Little Sioux Scout Ranch when a fast-moving, rain-wrapped tornado sprung from a thunderstorm and roared through the 1,800-acre campground south of Sioux City.

  • Glenwood Aquatic Center Closed For Repairs

    A water leak between the stainless steel gutter and side wall / concrete deck at the deep end of the swimming pool has forced a temporary closure of the two-year-old Glenwood Aquatic Center.

    Glenwood Public Works employees were joined at the aquatic center Monday by representatives of Eriksen Construction, the general contractor that built the pool, and JEO Consulting, the engineering firm that oversaw design and construction of the facility. Nearly six gallons of water was being lost every minute as a result of the leak, Glenwood Public Works Director Perry Cook said.

  • Billy and a Beer?

    Billy McGuigan fans might be allowed to legally drink more than soda pop and lemonade at next month’s concert at the Davies Amphitheater.

    Glenwood City Council members who spoke publicly on the matter at a meeting last week appear to be receptive to a request from Davies Amphitheater manager Jeff Mitts to allow concert goers to bring beer and wine to McGuigan’s show on July 21. Mitts said McGuigan has a large following in the Omaha area and his show typically attracts the largest concert crowd of the season to the Davies.

  • School District Giving $150,000 To Trails Group

    The Glenwood Community School District is giving $150,000 to a group planning to build a series of walking trails in Mills County.

  • Carrying On Taylor's Legacy

    “Make a difference in the world.”

    The message inscribed on a courtyard bench near the home of Iowa State University’s FarmHouse Fraternity serves as a memorial for Taylor Williams, a 2015 ISU graduate, who passed away unexpectedly from a recent cardiac procedure in December 2016 at the age of 25.

  • County Supervisor Richard Crouch Tops Challenger John Stacey In Republican Party Primary

    Incumbent Mills County Supervisor Richard Crouch advanced to the November general election by defeating challenger John Stacey, 600-268, in the June 5 Republican primary election.

  • Highway 34 Crash Claims Life Of Clarinda Man

    A crash on U.S. Highway 34 south of Glenwood claimed the life of a 34-year-old Clarinda man last Tuesday, June 5. The accident occurred shortly after 12:15 p.m., one-half mile west of Kidd Road.

  • Former Glenwood City Councilman, State School Administrator Ron Bales Dies At Age 86

    Family and friends gathered Monday morning to share humorous stories and celebrate the life of Ron Bales, a former Glenwood City Council member and administrator at the Glenwood State Hospital-School. He died May 31 at the age of 86.

    Bales was on the Glenwood City Council for 34 years, serving as council president and mayor pro-tem for 15 of those years. The council chamber at City Hall now bears his name.

  • Mills County Relay For Life Set For Saturday, June 9

    The 22nd annual Mills County Relay For Life (RFL) will be held Saturday, June 9, at Glenwood Lake Park. The event will begin with opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. and conclude with fireworks after the 10 p.m. closing ceremonies.

    The relay is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This year’s relay will mark the third time the event is being held at the Davies Amphitheater and Glenwood Lake Park.

  • Church’s tree carving promotes ‘power of prayer’

    Until last week, chain saw artist Jeff Coss had carved dozens of animals, but never a larger-than-life pair of praying hands.
    Coss, a chain saw carver from Cumberland, spent three full days in Glenwood last week, transforming the trunk of a storm-damaged ash tree into an 8-foot tall piece of public art near the entrance to St John’s Episcopal Church at 111 N. Vine St.

    “Yes, it’s my first set of praying hands,” Coss said. “The biggest challenge was taking it down from its original size (15 feet) to where it’s at now.”