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  • Glenwood honors its law enforcement officers

    Around 100 Glenwood-area residents, including many wearing blue clothing, came to the south lawn of the Mills County Courthouse Monday afternoon to show their support for the Mills County law enforcement community.

    The “Paint The Town Blue” display of appreciation for peace officers was held in conjunction with National Police / Law Enforcement Week, which began Sunday and runs through Saturday.

  • Master Gardener Plant Sale Saturday, May 13

    The 17th Annual Mills County Master Gardener Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 8:30 – 11 a.m., just in time for Mother's Day.  

  • Law Enforcement Week Program Planned For May 15

    An appreciation ceremony for local law enforcement officers is planned for Monday, May 15, at 4:30 p.m., outside the Mills County Courthouse in Glenwood.

  • County’s local option sales tax dollars to fund surfacing of Lake Park road

    Visitors to Glenwood Lake Park will soon have a hard-surface road to drive on thanks to local option sales tax (LOST) dollars from the Mills County Board Supervisors.

  • Four face charges after Friday drug bust in Glenwood

    Four people were arrested Friday after the Glenwood Police Department executed a search warrant following an on-going narcotic investigation at 207 N. Grove St.

    Pamela Jay, 62, of Glenwood, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (serious misdemeanor), possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor) and gatherings which is a Class D felony. She was being held at the Mills County Jail in Glenwood on a $6,300 bond.  

  • Park Place building owner asks city for tax-incentive package

    The owner of the Park Place building at 114 Green St. in Glenwood says he wants to turn the former  skilled nursing care and rehabilitation center into a modern assisted living and memory support facility, but will need property tax incentives from the city to secure private funding for the $2-million project.

  • Head-on Collision Injures 2, Shuts Down Highway 34

    Two people were injured in a head-on collision late Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 34 in central Mills County.

    Iowa State Patrol investigators said a 2017 Ford pickup truck driven by 62-year-old Allan J. Garrow of Broughton, Ill., was driving eastbound on Highway 34 and pulling a horse trailer, about three miles east of Malvern, shortly after 11 a.m., when his vehicle crossed the centerline for unknown reasons, striking a westbound semi-trailer truck loaded with soybeans driven by 29-year-old Michael William Stamp of Neola.

  • Glenwood Family Is City's First Official Urban Chicken Owners

    Jason Dammen admits he never envisioned the day he’d be raising chickens in his back yard.

    “You can add this to the things I never thought I’d do,” Dammen said Saturday morning as he tended to his family’s five chickens, housed in a coop behind their Glenwood home on the 300 block of South Grove Street. “Here I am – an urban chicken farmer.”

  • Pony Express Rides Again

    For 50 years, Pony Express Riders of Iowa volunteers have been riding horses and raising money across the state to support Iowa Easter Seals and children and adults with disabilities.

    The organization’s annual Good Friday / Easter weekend horseback ride helps raise money for Easter Seals’ Camp Sunnyside in Des Moines. Regional rides begin on Good Friday at various points throughout the state and converge in Des Moines Saturday afternoon for a parade into Camp Sunnyside and an evening victory dance.

  • School Board Approves Slight Budget, Levy Hikes

    The Glenwood Community School District budget will see a slight increase next year.

    Following a public hearing Monday evening at the high school media center, the Glenwood Board of Director’s unanimously approved its $43.9 million budget for the 2017-2018 school year. The budget shows an increase of $232,277 – or about .5 percent – above the district’s current re-estimated 2016-2017 budget. No comments from the public were voiced during Monday’s hearing.