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  • Ready or not, here comes RAGBRAI

    RAGBRAI riders can count on a warm reception - literally and figuratively - when they roll into Glenwood this weekend for the start of their week-long journey across the state of Iowa.

    With high temperatures predicted to be in the mid 90s and a heat index well over the century mark, it appears the 10,000-plus bicyclists taking part in the Register’s Annual Bicycle Ride Across Iowa are in for a sizzling sendoff.

  • Outdoor swimming returning to Glenwood

    Beginning Friday, Glenwood residents will have an outdoor swimming facility to call their own for the first time in a decade.

    A grand opening ceremony for the Glenwood Aquatic Center is scheduled for Friday, July 8, at 12:30 p.m. The facility is expected to be up and running at 1 p.m.

  • Judge Reverses Decision On Controversial Dirt Dig Site

    It may have taken 412 days, but a group of Mineola-area residents angry over a controversial dirt excavation site have won their battle in court.

    On June 8, Judge Gregory Hulse reversed a March 24, 2015 decision by the Mills County Zoning Board of Adjustment that had granted a special use permit to Cory Leick for the extraction of more than 1 million cubic feet of dirt from a 40 acre site west of Mineola near Barrus Road and 237th Street. The dirt was hauled out for use by Leick’s contracting company in various construction projects.

  • Controversial Horse Trainer Won't Face Neglect Charges

    Rural Glenwood horse trainer Logan Allen, who created a social media firestorm last month when he posted photos on his Facebook page of some controversial training methods, will not be charged with animal neglect.

    Allen, 29, a former first prize winner at the Iowa Horse Fair Colt Starting Challenge, posted three photos on his Facebook page showing a horse with its legs bound, laying on its side, while a hose sprays water on the horse’s face and body.

  • Love's Announces Plan For Glenwood 'Travel Stop'

    Love’s is coming to Mills County. The Oklahoma-based Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store is in final negotiations to purchase a parcel of land along Highway 34 and 188th Street to build a truck and travel stop.

  • Branstad, Reynolds Hear Glen Haven Village Plan

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds got a first-hand look at one of the cottages on the Glenwood Resource Center that will be part of the Glen Haven Village skilled nursing facility during a one-hour whirlwind tour of the GRC campus Tuesday, May 31.

    Branstad and Reynolds also toured the On With Life brain injury treatment center and made a brief stop at Hospice With Heart, also located in a cottage on the GRC campus.

  • Major Gift For Glen Haven Village Project

    The capital campaign for the proposed Glen Haven Village skilled nursing care facility is kicking off in a big way, thanks to a $500,000 matching gift pledge from 1962 Glenwood High School graduate Rod Rhoden.

    The gift was formally announced late last week by the Rod Rhoden Foundation with the stipulation that matching funds be raised for the project by Oct. 1.

  • Chamber Staff To Remain In Place After Separation From Economic Development Foundation

    The Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced that Linda Washburn and Tana Saddler have accepted the opportunity to continue to serve as the Executive Director and Executive Assistant after the chamber and Mills County Economic Development Foundation end their sharing agreement for an executive director this summer.

  • Mills Masquers To Audition For Summer Production

    The Mills Masquers will be presenting "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" as their 2016 Summer Musical.

    The diverse cast requires singers, dancers and comedians aged 13 and up. "Forum" is a bawdy musical set in ancient Rome that follows a slave named Pseudolous as he does whatever necessary to gain his freedom.

  • City Council Sets RAGBRAI Vendor Fees

    The Glenwood City Council approved an ordinance regarding permits and fees for activities associated with RAGBRAI.

    The action came during the council’s regular meeting Tuesday, April 26. Other RAGBRAI topics were addressed as well.

    Permits, Fees

    All of the fees and permit regulations are outlined in the ordinance, which is published as a legal notice in today’s edition of The Opinion-Tribune.