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Today's News

  • Glenwood Store Not On Latest List Of Shopko Closings

    Shopko announced last week that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will be closing an additional 38 stores over the coming months in several upper midwestern and western states.

    The Shopko Hometown store in Glenwood was not on the closure list, but Shopko management and public relations officials have declined to discuss the future of the store at 902 S. Locust St.

    Last week’s announcement came five weeks after Shopko disclosed it was closing nearly 40 stores and selling several of its pharmacy operations to Hy-Vee, Kroger and CVS.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Craig Florian Stepping Down From City Council

    Longstanding Glenwood city councilman Craig Florian is stepping down from his seat as the Ward 2 representative at the end of the month.

    Reading from a prepared statement at the Dec. 4 council meeting, Florian stated, “After 15 years, six mayors, numerous council members, thousands of motions and over 300 city council meetings, I have decided it’s time to call it a day.”

    Florian’s resignation will be effective Dec. 31.

  • Construction Bid Awarded For Athletic Complex

    The Glenwood Community School District has secured its construction partner for its new athletic complex. Meeting in special session late Friday afternoon, the Glenwood Board of Education awarded the Phase 2 construction bid for the new athletic complex to Lincoln, Neb. – based Genesis Contracting. Genesis, one of three companies seeking the construction contract, submitted the low bid of $6.4999 million, which includes installation of artificial turf on the football field.