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  • Pedaling Paradise

    For one weekend, Mills County was at the hub of the cycling universe as more than 10,000 bicyclists gathered for the start of RAGBRAI - the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa.

    The 420-mile journey across the state started in Glenwood Sunday morning and ends in Muscatine on Saturday.
    Riders endured sunny skies and warm temperatures on Day 1 of the ride as they made their way to Shenandoah, with stops along the way in Malvern, Tabor and Randolph.

  • RAGBRAI Bicyclist Killed In Highway 34 Collision

    The Iowa State Patrol and RAGBRAI officials have confirmed the death of a bicyclist involved in a collision with a pickup truck around 6:40 a.m. Sunday near mile marker 2 of U.S. Highway 34, west of the Interstate 29 Glenwood interchange.

    The bicyclist, 72-year-old Wayne L. Ezell of Jacksonville, Fla., was going west when he was struck from behind by a 2012 GMC pickup truck driven by Robb W. Philippus, 34, of Glenwood, according to an Iowa State Patrol report.

  • District hires two new administrators

    The Glenwood Community School District has formally hired two new administrators to fulfill the duties of Kelly Berke, the district’s former Director of School Improvement and Special Education.

  • Malvern awarded DCA grant

    MALVERN - The Malvern community has been named the recipient of of a $292,900 grant from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and in the process has been designated as one of “Iowa’s Great Places.”
    Malvern will be among seven communities in the state to receive grant funding for cultural development projects.

  • Ready or not, here comes RAGBRAI

    RAGBRAI riders can count on a warm reception - literally and figuratively - when they roll into Glenwood this weekend for the start of their week-long journey across the state of Iowa.

    With high temperatures predicted to be in the mid 90s and a heat index well over the century mark, it appears the 10,000-plus bicyclists taking part in the Register’s Annual Bicycle Ride Across Iowa are in for a sizzling sendoff.

  • Outdoor swimming returning to Glenwood

    Beginning Friday, Glenwood residents will have an outdoor swimming facility to call their own for the first time in a decade.

    A grand opening ceremony for the Glenwood Aquatic Center is scheduled for Friday, July 8, at 12:30 p.m. The facility is expected to be up and running at 1 p.m.

  • Judge Reverses Decision On Controversial Dirt Dig Site

    It may have taken 412 days, but a group of Mineola-area residents angry over a controversial dirt excavation site have won their battle in court.

    On June 8, Judge Gregory Hulse reversed a March 24, 2015 decision by the Mills County Zoning Board of Adjustment that had granted a special use permit to Cory Leick for the extraction of more than 1 million cubic feet of dirt from a 40 acre site west of Mineola near Barrus Road and 237th Street. The dirt was hauled out for use by Leick’s contracting company in various construction projects.

  • Controversial Horse Trainer Won't Face Neglect Charges

    Rural Glenwood horse trainer Logan Allen, who created a social media firestorm last month when he posted photos on his Facebook page of some controversial training methods, will not be charged with animal neglect.

    Allen, 29, a former first prize winner at the Iowa Horse Fair Colt Starting Challenge, posted three photos on his Facebook page showing a horse with its legs bound, laying on its side, while a hose sprays water on the horse’s face and body.

  • Love's Announces Plan For Glenwood 'Travel Stop'

    Love’s is coming to Mills County. The Oklahoma-based Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store is in final negotiations to purchase a parcel of land along Highway 34 and 188th Street to build a truck and travel stop.

  • Branstad, Reynolds Hear Glen Haven Village Plan

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds got a first-hand look at one of the cottages on the Glenwood Resource Center that will be part of the Glen Haven Village skilled nursing facility during a one-hour whirlwind tour of the GRC campus Tuesday, May 31.

    Branstad and Reynolds also toured the On With Life brain injury treatment center and made a brief stop at Hospice With Heart, also located in a cottage on the GRC campus.