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  • Creighton Program Brings Seminarians To On With Life

    Every summer, Creighton University gathers more than 100 seminarians as part of its Institute of Priestly Formation program.

  • Trucks Hauling Avian Flu Remains, Materials Still Rolling Into Mills County

    The Loess Hills Sanitary Landfill near Malvern is continuing to play a key role in the state of Iowa’s disposal of over 30 million chickens, turkeys and other birds that have died or been killed as a result of avian bird flu.

    Mills County Public Health Administrator Sheri Bowen said as of last week, the landfill had accepted around 450 bio-secure trailers containing bird carcasses and other materials associated with the avian flu epidemic.

  • Blues, Brews & BBQ On Tap For 4th Of July

    Plans have been finalized for the second annual Blues, Brews and BBQ celebration at Glenwood Lake Park.
    The celebration takes place Saturday, July 4, beginning at noon.

    Live music from six bands, barbecue ribs and pulled pork prepared by local vendors, free canoe rides, an antique tractor show, nearly a dozen beers served from the Iowa Craft Beer trailer and a grand fireworks show at dusk highlight the daylong fundraiser for the Mills County Trail system.

  • Tree House's Future Up In The Air

    As of Monday, the future of a controversial tree house behind a rental property at 207 N. Grove St. in Glenwood was still up in the air.

  • City Awards Aquatic Center Bid

    The Glenwood City Council moved one step closer to building an outdoor aquatic center during a special meeting Monday night at City Hall.

    The council formally awarded the project to Eriksen Construction of Blair, Neb., contingent on the city receiving at least $500,000 in grants and private donations from outside sources. The proposed facility, expected to open around July 1, 2016, would carry an estimated price tag of $5.1 million, but would not include a Lazy River, a feature council members have determined to be cost prohibitive.

  • Dead Chicken Disposal Continues At Landfill

    Dead chickens that have died or been euthanized as a result of the H5N2 Avian Bird Flu are still being disposed of at the Loess Hills Regional Landfill near Malvern, according to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

  • Bird Flu Meeting In Malvern Tuesday Night

    Mills County officials are hosting an educational opportunity for area residents to learn more about Avian Flu and the disposal plan for affected birds.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the East Mills Community School, 1505 East 15th St. in Malvern.

  • Pool Bids Accepted Until June 3

    They’ve seen some initial estimates, but until construction bids are opened next month, Glenwood city council members won’t know for sure how much it’s going to cost to build an outdoor aquatic center.

    The city is accepting bids on the project until June 3. The bids and the future of the project could be considered at the council’s regular meeting June 9.

  • Amphitheater Season Opening With New Managers

    The Davies Amphitheater will be under new management when the 2015 summer season opens on Memorial Day.
    Jeff Mitts and his wife Carol, longtime patrons of the amphitheater, have taken the baton from Gordon and Lori Woodrow, who retired from their management duties last fall.

    “I’ve always liked coming out and seeing the shows,” Mitts, a member of the Davies Amphitheater Board of Directors for the past six years said. “When they (Woodrows) decided to retire, Gordon approached me and asked if we’d be interested in taking this on.”

  • Landfill Prepared To Accept 3.5 million Dead Chickens

    The CEO of Iowa Waste Systems, owner and operator of the Loess Hills Sanitary Landfill, said Monday the facility near Malvern has a road built and equipment in place to begin burying as many as 3.5 million dead chickens that have died or been killed as a result of the H5N2 Avian Bird Flu.

    “We were ready two weeks ago,” Robert Glebs said. “We’re in negotiations - working with the USDA.”