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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.