Today's News

  • 70 Years of Bliss

    Seventy years together and they’re still as much in love today as they were the day they said I do.

    Bill and Stella Hendrix were teenagers when they met and not much older in January 1939, living in the small town of Leon in south central Iowa, when they climbed into Bill’s Model A Ford and drove to Princeton, Mo., with just $6 in their pockets.

    “We just went and got married down in Missouri. There wasn’t any waiting period then,” Stella recalls. “We just went and got our license. The minister’s wife was one of our guests.”

  • Extension a victim of ISU budget cuts

    Mills County Extension Director Sherry Ford said she and many of her colleagues across the state were surprised to learn that their jobs will be eliminated later this year as part of an Iowa State University’s “restructuring” plan.

    “We knew there were going to be budget cuts, but eliminating all county directors was a shock,” Ford said.

  • Veterans Share Memories, Emotions

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - For those living during World War II, but especially for those who wore the uniform, there had to be days to remember and days to try to forget. Sixteen million men and women served their country during World War II as members of the U.S. armed forces. Last Tuesday, a group of these veterans from southwest Iowa experienced some emotional memories from the war when they traveled to Washington, D.C. as members of the second Western Iowa Honor Flight.

  • Preparing for the Swine Flu

    Mills County has no confirmed cases of the H1N1 “swine flu” virus but that isn’t stopping Mills County Public Health from being prepared.

    In a briefing last Tuesday by Mills County Public Health with several city, county and state agencies, Sheri Bowen, administrator of MCPH, stressed preparedness and prevention in her run down of the influenza virus that has killed three and sickened more than 2,600 in the United States.

  • Rams improve to 9-0

    Michaela Moore scored three goals as the Glenwood girls soccer team remained undefeated on the season with a 5-0 win over Creston on Friday.

    The Rams (9-0 overall, 5-0 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) led 3-0 at halftime despite being without head coach Brad Silvey. Silvey, who had a prior commitment with his other duties as an assistant soccer coach at Iowa Western Community College, arrived at halftime to his team’s comfortable lead.

  • Glenwood second in triangular

    Glenwood girls golf team placed second in a two team triangular meet at the Glenwood Golf Course last Tuesday.

    Shenandoah placed first with a score of 214, Glenwood was second with a score of 240 and Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson was third with a score of 258.

    Medal honors went to Alex Curry from Shenandoah with a 39.

    “She played well today and made several good putts and up and downs for par,” said Glenwood coach Kathy Konigsmark.

    Runner-up and placing second was Thomas Jefferson's Emily Storey with a 47.

  • Tie vote gives Glenwood football coach a win

    Glenwood football coach Brian Albert is keeping his job.

    In a special meeting Monday evening, the Glenwood School Board returned from two hours of deliberation with a deadlocked 2-2 vote on the recommendation by Glenwood Superintendent Dr. Stan Sibley that Albert be terminated as the high school's football coach.

  • Kenkel Family Chiropractic Moves Into New Office

    Dr. Mike Kenkel and his staff at Kenkel Family Chiropractic have moved into their new home at 407 Sharp St., on the south side of Glenwood Town Square.

    Kenkel, a Denison native, opened his new office on Jan. 5, three years and a one day after bringing his practice to Glenwood.

    “When I came to Glenwood, my goal was to move into a new location within three years,” Kenkel said. “I opened on Jan. 4, 2006, and we moved in here on Jan. 5. It’s been our patients that have made this possible. They’ve been very supportive.”

  • Duane Kahl Named Citizen of the Year

    Duane Kahl, known to many as Mr. Mineola, has been named the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year.

  • Collinson Is New Firestone Manager

    Tom Collinson was recently named the new store manager at Glenwood Firestone.

    Collinson comes to Firestone with 24 years of experience in the automotive industry. He is currently a resident of Council Bluffs, but has worked and lived in Alaska.

    Collinson is an active member of his church, serving as both an elder and praise team leader. He is a six-season member of the Southwest Iowa Men’s Chorus. He and his wife share five children and five grandchildren.