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  • Mills, Fremont County towns on Day 1 route for RAGBRAI riders

    For the first time in the 44-year history of RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa), the city of Malvern will serve as a pass-through town.

  • Safety concern has city looking at extending Glenbrook ‘No Parking’ area

    arking” area on the north end of Glenbrook Drive was expected to be addressed Tuesday night, Feb. 23, by the Glenwood City Council.

  • Randy Romens named chamber’s Citizen of the Year

    Randy Romens, the coordinator of Glenwood’s Brews, Blues & BBQ celebration, is this year’s recipient of the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year award. He will be among several individuals, organizations and businesses honored at the chamber’s annual Betterment and Beautification Dinner and Awards program March 3 at the Bella Terre reception hall.

  • Vehicle purchases, parking lot work on district agenda

    The Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors unanimously approved more than $275,000 in spending over the next fiscal year for purchases of three new vehicles, including two new school buses, repairs to parking lots and routine maintenance to buildings in the district.

  • Former P.J. city clerk gets probation for tampering with records charge

    Former Pacific Junction city clerk Kari Leann Williams of Glenwood has pleaded guilty to tampering with records, an aggravated misdemeanor.

    The Mills County Attorney’s Office said the charges stemmed from an incident that occurred while Williams was employed as city clerk. The incident was brought to light during an audit of the city’s finances and records conducted by the Iowa State Auditor’s Office.

  • Fundraising efforts underway for K9 purchase, training

    Fundraising has begun for the purchase and training of a new dual purpose K9 for the Mills County Sheriff’s Office.

    The office’s current K9, Monte, recently underwent surgery to repair a knee injury. The 5-year-old Dutch Shepherd had been serving as a dual purpose dog – assisting with narcotic identification, criminal apprehension, tracking and handler protection. Monte will now be restricted to only doing narcotic identification in an effort to prolong his life and service to the sheriff’s office.

  • County land values on the decline for second straight year

    Land prices dropped for a second consecutive year in Mills County, but remain more than four times higher than they were at the start of the 21st century.

    According to the recently released Iowa State University Iowa Land Value Survey, farmland prices in Mills County dropped from $7,742 per acre in 2014 to $7,645 last year.

    The decrease mirrors a statewide trend in which land values dropped 3.9 percent to $7,633 per acre in 2015.

    Both state and Mills County land values hit a historic high in 2013 at $8,955 and $7,260 per acre, respectively.

  • Chamber, economic development foundation will no longer share director

    The Mills County Economic Development Foundation and the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce have announced their plans to formally separate on July 1.
        

    Technically, the economic development foundation and chamber have always been separate organizations with each agency having its own governing board.  However, beginning July 1, they will no longer share an executive director.
        

  • State Receptive To 'Glen Haven Village' Proposal At GRC

    The aging Glen Haven Home could be replaced by a new skilled care complex on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center as early as next year if adequate funding can be secured.

    The Iowa Department of Human Services is receptive to negotiating a proposal that would allow Glen Haven to lease seven cottages on the GRC campus and allow the living units to be renovated into a state-of-the-art skilled care and rehabilitative services facility.

  • Trump, Clinton Win Mills County Caucus Vote

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz claimed victory in Monday’s Iowa Republican Caucuses, but  billionaire Donald Trump finished on top in Mills County.

    Trump tallied 27 percent of the  Republican vote in Mills County.  Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was the runner-up with 24 percent, followed by Cruz with 22. Dr. Ben Carson garnered 16 percent of the Mills County vote to finish a distant fourth.
    In the statewide results, Cruz finished first with 28 percent, followed by Trump with 24 and Rubio with 23. No other Republican candidates reached the double digit mark.