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  • Governor promotes ‘healthy business climate’ for Iowa

    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds was in Mills County last Wednesday to launch a statewide tour to promote economic development.

    Reynolds spent an hour at AgriVision Equipment Group near Pacific Junction meeting with local economic development leaders and elected officials. AgriVision anchors the south side of the newly-named Eagle Crossing Business Park near the Interstate 29-U.S. Highway 34 interchange.

  • Angie Winquist promoted to city administrator

    The Glenwood City Council has promoted city clerk Angie Winquist to the position of city administrator/ financial director. The council made Winquist’s promotion official in a 4-0 vote at its Sept. 12 meeting following a motion by council member Susan Hirschman.

    “I know she’s had extensive training at clerk schools and financial meetings,” Hirschman said of Winquist, who has served as city clerk since September 2012.

  • Golfer seriously injured after falling from bridge

    A 70-year-old Glenwood man who was seriously injured when he fell more than 20 feet off a bridge at the Glenwood Golf Course Thursday afternoon is making a slow but encouraging recovery.

  • The Tragic Death of Kadie Tafta

    Kadie Tafta was 8 years old.

    With her big brown eyes, a sly smile and short chestnut hair, she looked like a “tomboy,” her grandmother said.

    She loved “Peppa Pig,” “Hello Kitty” and her Super Mario backpack. When her classmates teased her that Super Mario was for boys, Kadie was sad, but never stopped wearing the backpack.

  • Economic Development Foundation puts name on business park

    A joint venture between the Mills County Economic Development Foundation, Mills County Board of Supervisors and real estate owners and developers is taking shape as the Mills County Economic Development Foundation recently approved naming the master planned area at the interchange of US Highway 34 and Interstate 29.

  • Road modifications, traffic signals coming to Highway 34 intersection

    By the end of this year or in early 2018, two new fuel centers / convenience stores will open along U.S. Highway 34, just west of the Interstate 29 interchange. Before that happens, however, some significant changes will take place at the intersection of Highway 34 and 188th Street, including the installation of traffic signal lights.

    Construction is well under way on both the Love’s Travel Center and Lincoln Farm and Home’s new BP station and convenience store. The two projects are on pace to be completed at about the same time in late fall or early winter.

  • Glenwood Woman Facing Felony Charges Related To Death of Her 8-Year-Old Daughter

    A 34-year-old Glenwood woman is facing felony charges related to the death of her 8-year-old daughter last year.

    Misty Dawn Frazier was arrested Monday and charged with child endangerment resulting in death, a Class B felony, and distributing a drug to a minor without a prescription, a Class C Felony. Frazier was being held in the Mills County Jail on a $35,000 cash only bond pending an initial appearance in magistrate court.

  • Grassley talks health care, tax reform in Glenwood

    Rural internet access.

    The national debt.

    Health care.

    Partisanship.

    North Korea.

    The Farm bill.

    These were just a few of the issues addressed by Sen. Charles Grassley in a questions and answers sessions at Glenwood City Hall Friday. The sit-down with the senator was one of several he had with constituents last week all over Iowa as part of his commitment to visit all of the state’s 99 counties.

  • Web series shot in Glenwood will debut this fall

    A web series shot partially in Glenwood will be available for download this fall.

    “Stuck,” a comedy-drama series focusing on a man coming to grips with his past and his choices, will debut its second season sometime this September. The 14-episode second season, which follows an eight episode season one that is available at wwww.stuckshow.com, focuses on the furthering story of 30-something Rob as he attempts to find himself and his past as he navigates his existential crisis.

  • Small-town grocers find their niche in southwest Iowa

    It may seem difficult or maybe even impossible for small town grocers to stay in business with chain stores constantly expanding, but in southwest Iowa, some locally-owned and managed stores are staying competitive with the large supermarkets.

    Tom Mulholland of Mulholland Grocery in Malvern, Mike Wake of Tabor Grocery in Tabor and Dan Newman of Newman’s Thriftway in Glenwood are the three small-town grocers that have managed to not only stay in business, but to stand out in a time when big grocery stores seem to be taking over much of the market.