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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.