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  • Sea of Sunflowers

    Take a drive down 182nd Street, a few miles south from Allis Road, and you can’t miss it.

    Tucked away in the Missouri River valley of western Mills County stands a spectacular field of bright yellow sunflowers. On a sunny summer morning, the 10-acre patch lights up the rolling countryside surrounded by fields of corn and soybeans.

    The sunflower field is on federal land managed on contract by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

  • Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest Of Omaha Murder Suspect

    A 37-year Omaha man arrested early Thursday morning following a traffic stop in Glenwood is now in custody in Omaha on suspicion of first-degree murder.

  • New Ownership Brings New Look, New Feel To Hotel

    The Glenwood community got its first look at the Hotel Arthur last week and the reaction was overwhelmingly positive from curious citizens impressed by the remarkable renovation of the 41-year-old building.

    Formerly known as the Western Inn Motor Lodge, the structure at 707 S. Locust St. was purchased last year by Ryan and DeShawne Sell and  transformed into a sparkling, modern-day lodging facility. The Sells offered tours of the hotel during an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday sponsored by the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Optimist Club Sweet Corn Sale A Summer Tradition

    Selling sweet corn has become a summer ritual for the Glenwood Optimist Club.

    For the past decade, the Optimists have sold Mills County-grown sweet corn as a major fund raiser for the civic club that supports a variety of youth-related programs and activities in the Glenwood area throughout the year.

    The popular Honey and Cream bi-color and Summer Gold yellow sweet corn is grown by Glenwood Optimist Club member and Mills County Master Corn Grower David Sieck and his son Evan.  

  • Cystic Fibrosis Fight Is Personal For Glenwood Family

    For Adam and Myra Giaffoglione, the fight against Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is personal. It’s a fight the Glenwood couple is living each and every day with their two children.

  • Donnie Bruce marks 70 years at Glenwood State Bank

    July 15, 1947.

    That was 18-year-old Donnie Bruce’s first day on the job at Glenwood State Bank.

    “My first job here was sweeping the sidewalk,” Bruce said Friday during an open house reception marking his 70th year of employment at the bank. “Later, I moved up from sweeping to dusting and eventually began learning the banking system as time went on. Banking was certainly much simpler back then.”

  • Ground Broken On New BP Station / Store

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - The transformation of the U.S. Highway 34 / Interstate 29 business corridor in western Mills County continues.

    Chamber of commerce, economic development and elected leaders joined Lincoln Farm & Home owners Mark and Nancy Lincoln and their son Nate last Wednesday for a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of the company’s new BP fuel station and convenience store now under construction near the intersection of 188th and Hyland.

  • Iowa’s new human services director offers optimism for GRC’s future

    The new director of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) said Thursday the Glenwood Resource Center (GRC) is providing “essential” services to individuals with severe intellectual disabilities that aren’t available from private providers and he’s optimistic about the future for the state-managed facility.

  • Blooming Business

    What started with 12 plants from a family friend has turned into a 6,000-plant operation for Todd and Lu Peverill.

    The Peverills were given 12 daylily plants a few years ago from a family friend from upstate New York. The friend owned his own daylily business and suggested to the Peverills that they start their own retail garden here in southwest Iowa.

    “We thought: ‘Let’s give it a try,’” said Todd Peverill. “And now here we are.”

  • Legalized fireworks a learning experience for buyers, sellers

    Iowa’s first year of fireworks sales in nearly 80 years is in the books - almost.

    Legally, fireworks can be sold in the state through Saturday, July 8, but the majority of temporary retail stands are expected to be taken down today.

    Fireworks were sold from three locations in Glenwood - locally-owned Night Vision Fireworks’ stand in the Perk Plaza, a Ka-Boomers stand on the Evans Equipment Co. lot and a Wild Willy’s stand operated by the Campus Life Christian youth group on the lot south of Flat Iron Laundry.