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  • City considers funding for hotel market study

    The Glenwood City Council has been asked to consider funding a comprehensive hotel market study for a possible “upper midscale hotel” to be located within the city limits.

    Mills County Economic Development Director Rick Allely presented a seven-page written proposal to council members at their regular meeting Sept. 27 on behalf of Wisconsin-based Hospitality Marketer’s International, Inc. (HMI), a firm that has been contacted about conducting a market study in Glenwood for a potential hotel developer.

  • Vintage Harvest

    In 12 years of growing grapes, Doug Grave has never seen a more bountiful crop than what’s been harvested from his family’s Bodega Victoriana vineyard over the past two months.

    “This year, we’re having a bumper crop – probably the best crop we’ve ever had,” Grave said during a recent interview.  “We’re having a bumper crop with every variety, except for one of the 12 that we grow.”

  • Chicken ordinance moving forward despite petition

    A petition signed by more than 200 residents wasn’t enough to stop the Glenwood City Council from passing the second reading of an ordinance that will allow citizens to harbor chickens and have chicken coops within the city limits.

  • Rockin’ To The Hall of Fame

    Mills County native John Scherle was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association’s Hall of Fame induction last month in Arnolds Park. The Labor Day Weekend event, which included music performed by IRRMA Hall of Fame inductees, took place at the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Museum.

    “It was quite an honor,” Scherle said. “Bill Hillman of Shenandoah is on the board of the IRRMA and he nominated me. I am grateful to him for doing that.”

  • Early voting under way at county auditor’s office

    Early voting is under way in Iowa for the Nov. 8 general election.
    The first Mills County ballot of the 2016 general election was cast Thursday morning at the Mills County Auditor’s Office by Glenwood resident Jackie Blasdel.

    Early voting will be taking place during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) at the county auditor’s office until Monday, Nov. 7. The office will also be open for voting on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Renovated, expanded senior center opens in Glenwood

    Senior citizens in Glenwood have a new gathering place to call their own.

    The Bloom Senior Center officially opened Monday morning at 20 N. Vine St., on the northeast corner of Town Square.

    “You’re at home as soon as you walk in,” former Senior Center manager and longtime volunteer Ted Smith said.

  • Glen Haven Village Proponents Encouraged By Support

    With nearly 80 percent of the capital campaign goal reached, proponents of the proposed Glen Haven Village skilled nursing center are increasingly optimistic the $3.2 million project will become a reality.

  • Shooting Suspect Was Released From Probation In August

    Just four weeks before Mark Troutman allegedly shot and killed Kathryn Weber-Kuhl, the Lucas County, Ohio Probation Office released the 27-year-old from probation following his successful completion of a diversion program that included treatment for an addiction to prescription pain killers.

  • City Council Moving Forward With Chicken Ordinance Despite Opposition

    After weeks of on-again, off again debate, the Glenwood City Council has passed the first of three readings of an ordinance that would allow residents to raise and coop chickens within the city limits.

    The reading passed by a 3-2 vote following some heated discussion at the council’s regular meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 13. Council members Jessie Lundvall, who initiated the legislation last spring, Craig Florian and Wade Rodman voted in favor of the measure. Dan McComb and Susan Hirschman voted “no.”

  • Shooting Claims Life of Glenwood Teen

    A 27-year-old Ohio man is accused of fatally shooting 18-year-old Kathryn Lauren Weber-Kuhl of Glenwood Saturday evening outside the Linnwood Estates assisted living facility where she was employed.

    Mark Alan Troutman, of Sylvania, Ohio, was arrested less than 90 minutes after the incident.