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  • 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.

  • In its seventh year, Glenwood’s Giving Garden keeps on giving

    It’s the garden that keeps on giving.

    Started in 2011, Glenwood’s Giving Garden is on pace to once again provide more than 6,000 pounds of fresh produce to Mills County food pantries, senior citizens and fixed-income residents.

    The three-quarter acre garden, located east of Glenwood behind the McCormick Station gift boutique, is managed and maintained by a team of volunteers that do everything  from planting and harvesting to weeding and sorting.

  • Pastor says sign board post ‘not a controversial stance’

    A Glenwood pastor said he’s surprised by the amount of publicity and social media conversation a message he posted on a church sign board has generated.

    First Christian Church of Glenwood Pastor Evan Welcher posted the message, “White Supremacy Is Sin. Say It,” on Aug. 12, in response to the racially-motivated protests and violent altercations that had taken place earlier that weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

  • IWCC students, Glenwood firefighters team up for training

    Emergency Medical Services (EMS) students from Iowa Western Community College joined personnel from Glenwood Fire and Rescue for a unique day of training Thursday outside the Glenwood Fire Station.

    The 10 students, who were completing their last week  of a year-long training program, got first-hand experience  on the use of the “Jaws of Life” extrication equipment and trauma assessment.

    Equipment belonging to Glenwood Fire and Rescue and vehicles donated by local salvage and towing providers were used in the training.

  • Glenwood student wins national Woodmen speech contest

    A Glenwood student has won the Modern Woodmen of America National Speech Contest.

    Madeline Becker, who completed 8th grade last May at the Glenwood Middle School, was recognized during an award presentation ceremony Aug. 9 in the media center at Glenwood Community High School. Friends, relatives and school district officials attended the ceremony.

  • Total Eclipse Of The Heartland

    It’s being billed as one of the most-significant astronomical events in our nation’s history.

    On Monday, Aug. 21, the moon will make a rare pass directly between Earth and the sun, giving the United States its first total solar eclipse since 1979 and the first coast-to-coast eclipse in 99 years.

    Moving in a diagonal and southeasterly direction at a speed of over 1,800 mph, the eclipse will begin near Lincoln Beach, Ore., at 9:05 a.m. (PDT), with totality beginning there at 10:16 a.m. (PDT).