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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Christmas Spirit, Trees Abound At Sawtooth Farm

    For Norm and Gretchen Riemersma and their daughter Rachel, growing and selling fresh Christmas trees is more about tradition, spreading holiday cheer and catching up with old friends than it is about the bottom line of their family business.

  • Glenwood Girl Serving As Iowa Kid Captain

    Long road trips to the University of Iowa are nothing new for Livia Jackson.

    For the past six years, the 10-year-old daughter of Jonathan and Holly Jackson of Glenwood has been receiving treatment at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital for Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS), a rare condition characterized by recurring and prolonged episodes of intense nausea and vomiting, occasional abdominal pain and intense headaches.

  • Crouch elected to fifth term in Mills County Supervisors race

    Incumbent Mills County Supervisor Richard Crouch has defeated Libertarian challenger Jay Anderson in Tuesday’s general election.

    The supervisor seat, the only contested race in the county courthouse this year, went to Crouch by a 4,423-1,484 margin.

    For Crouch the term is his fifth on the three-member board.

  • Lack of Cable Service, Answers Has Glenwood Homeowner Frustrated With Provider, City

    When Chris Clayton of Glenwood moved with his family about 100 yards from their home on the 100 block of Glenbrook Dr. to their new residence on the 300 block of Valley Street, the thought of losing Mediacom cable television and high-speed Internet service never crossed his mind.

  • A New Oasis

    A parcel of land that once housed the popular Oasis restaurant is being transformed into an urban oasis by the new owners of the property.

    Since purchasing the vacant lot at 104 S. Walnut St. on the southwest corner of Town Square in May, Joe and LuAnn Edwards have been working countless hours turning the site into a yard where they can bring their five Pomeranians to play or enjoy a cookout or cold beverage with friends.

  • 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.

  • 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.