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Today's News

  • Lack of interest from eligible employees forces school district to nix early retirement incentive

    There will be no early retirement incentive offered this year to eligible Glenwood Community School District teachers and staff.

    The Glenwood Board of Directors voted unanimously at its meeting last Monday to void its stated plan to offer incentive bonuses to staff who are considering retirement and are over age 55 with 15 years of continued service in the district.

  • New Lincoln Farm & Home store shines bright at I-29/H-34 interchange

    The new Lincoln Farm & Home BP store is up and running.

    Local civic leaders and economic development officials joined the Lincoln family in officially opening their new store at 18880 Hyland Ave.  during an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, May 8.

    “It’s been kind of a long time in the planning process, but we’re finally open out here,” Nate Lincoln said. “We’re excited to be open.”

  • F-Mills, Stanton announce hiring of superintendent

    The Fremont-Mills and Stanton Community School Districts have announced the appointment of David Gute as their shared superintendent.

    Gute will assume his new duties July 1, replacing Dr. Christopher Herrick, who is retiring on June 30 after serving the Fremont-Mills Community School District for 18 years.

    Gute is currently serving as the 7th - 12th grade principal for the Riverside Community School District in Oakland, a position he’s held for the past nine years.

  • The Buzzards Are Back

    San Juan Capistrano on the Pacific Coast of California is famous for its cliff swallows, central Nebraska experiences an annual migration of Sandhill cranes every spring and in Mills County we have the turkey vultures.

    The big bad birds are back, taking up temporary residency in large trees in and around Glenwood and other communities throughout Mills County and southwest Iowa.

  • Construction cost hike has Glen Haven seeking additional funds for new facility

    Proponents of the Glen Haven Village skilled nursing care complex have another hurdle to clear before beginning construction on the proposed facility.

    Bids opened in March revealed a substantial increase in construction costs since the project was initiated more than two years ago at a then estimated price tag of $3.1 million.

    Representatives of community-based, non-profit Glen Haven are now working to secure an additional $650,000.

  • Pony Express Riders carry on tradition for disabled children, adults

    A 51-year tradition continued over Easter weekend as the Pony Express Riders of Iowa jumped on their horses in all corners of the state to make their annual trek to Des Moines in an effort to raise money and awareness for Iowa Easter Seals and children and adults with disabilities.

  • GCSD reviewing gun policy for peace officers

    After adopting a policy to allow off-duty law enforcement officers to carry concealed firearms on school property in 2014, the Glenwood Community School District is once again looking at its safety protocols in light of recent school shootings and passage of a new state law.

  • County’s 2018-2019 budget includes hike in property tax levy

    The Mills County Board of Supervisors have approved the county’s $25 million budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
    At a March 13 public hearing, the board voted unanimously to accept the county’s $25,095,850 budget for the next fiscal year. This year’s budget figure is up slightly from last year’s re-estimated budget by just under $1 million, meaning the county-wide tax levy will see an increase from the current 10.666225  (per taxable $1,000 valuation) to 11.54498.

  • Child sexual abuse gets Persia man 3 life sentences for Persia, Iowa man

    A 43-year-old Persia , Iowa, man was sentenced to serve three life sentences without the possibility of parole on Monday, less than a month after being found guilty by a Mills County jury  of sexual abuse of a child.

  • Drug conviction earns Glenwood man 20 years in prison

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - A 36-year-old Glenwood man was sentenced in United States District Court last week to serve 20 years in prison after being convicted of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine.

    David Joseph Jay III appeared before U.S. District Court Judge John A. Jarvey on Thursday. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Iowa. In addition to the 20-year sentence, Jay was ordered to serve 10 years of supervised probation following his release.