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The basement of the Glenwood Public Library has been closed off to patrons this summer after multiple flooding events in the spring caused damage. Books like “The Water Hole” are being temporarily stored in a dry location.
The Glenwood Aquatic Center isn’t the only facility owned by the city that’s experiencing water woes this year. The basement of the Glenwood Public Library is off limits to patrons this summer after two spring flooding events forced the children’s department to be temporarily moved upstairs to the...

Glenwood's mobile food vendor ordinance is effective this week.
After more than two years of on-and-off discussions, the City of Glenwood has a food truck ordinance on the books. The city council passed the third and final reading of a “Mobile Food Vendor” ordinance at its regular meeting, Tuesday, July 12. The four-page ordinance includes specific guidelines...
Crafts, music and refreshments will all be part of the second annual Lily Fest at Hillsdale Lily Garden Saturday, July 16. Garden co-owner Lu Peverill said over 200 varieties of lilies will be in bloom at the garden that covers over 1.25 acres southeast of Glenwood. “This is our sixth year of being...
A special election will take place in Henderson Aug. 2 to fill a vacancy on the city council. James Stone and Scott Schondelmeyer are seeking the council seat that’s open following the resignation of Charles Yochum. “The city council wanted to do a special election instead of appointing somebody to...

Jennie (Davis) Rubek is the new Executive Director of the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.
The new executive director of the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce has hit the ground running.  Jennie (Davis) Rubek spent her first week on the job discussing strategic priorities with members of the chamber board of directors, doing media interviews, meeting chamber members and settling in to...

New Glenwood Community High School Principal Cole Albright.
Cole Albright is the new principal at Glenwood Community High School. Albright was formally approved as the high school’s top administrator by the Glenwood Community School District Board of Education in late June. He replaces Rick Nickerson, who resigned as principal in May to accept the same...

The Glenwood Aquatic Center will not open for the 2022 swimming season.
There will be no swimming this summer at the Glenwood Aquatic Center. The Glenwood City Council made the decision last week to keep the facility closed for the season after water leakage was detected following repairs to a crack in the water line used to fill the pool. The crack in a “Tee” on the...
It’s the training no law enforcement officer wants to ever have to utilize. It’s also the training every law enforcement officer is glad they have. Instructors for the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) center were in Glenwood last week providing active shooter training to...

Mills County rescue personnel train with the SimMan dummy at the Glenwood Fire Station.
Mills County’s area fire and rescue squads received some state-of-the-art, hands on training last week at the Glenwood fire station. Representatives from the county’s seven fire and rescue squads participated in a daylong training in emergency care procedures on an advanced patient simulator...

New Mills County Public Health Office Administrator Lorie Ann Gentry.
Lorie Ann Gentry brings a strong background in finance and accounting to her new position as administrator at Mills County Public Health. The Marysville, Kan., native replaces Julie Lynes, who recently retired from the job and a lengthy career in public health. “I actually have more of a business...

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