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  • Happy Little Trees

    Malvern residents and visitors are noticing a change around Main Street. A change that is credited to the collective minds of the Malvern Area Betterment Association (MABA), a Department of Cultural Affairs Grant and the artistry of Orlo “Woody” Jones.

    Last summer, Malvern was awarded a grant from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs worth $292,000 along with part of its designation as one of  Iowa’s “Great Places.”

  • On The Trail of History

    Donned in a combination of pioneer and contemporary clothing and pushing 19th Century-era hand carts, more than 100 teenagers from the O’Fallon, Ill., stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) spent four days in Mills County last week walking a portion of the route of the historic Mormon Trail.

    “We wanted to come here because of the history,” trek director Cort Hacker said. “It’s an opportunity for us to experience what it was like for the pioneer families traveling during the migration west.”

  • Glenwood school board approves $9k in incentive pay

    The Glenwood Board of Directors unanimously approved $9,000 in administrator incentive pay to nine district administrators at last Monday’s regular monthly board meeting at the central office.

    The bonuses consist of $1,000 payments to the entirety of the district’s administrator staff and also Superintendent Devin Embray. The bonus money is drawn from a state fund and represents a half payment, the first of which was paid last December, for administrators who earned the bonus.

  • Ordinance lights fuse for firework use, sales within Glenwood city limits

    The City of Glenwood has passed an ordinance allowing for the sale and use of fireworks within the city limits.

    Following Gov. Terry Branstad’s signing into law Senate Bill 489 in May, which allowed for the sale and use of first and second-class consumer fireworks statewide for the first time since the 1930s, Glenwood and many other municipalities around the state have spent the last month educating themselves on the new law.

  • BLOWN AWAY

    A storm with winds exceeding 80 miles an hour caused severe damage and left thousands without power in western Mills County Friday night.

  • Glenwood resident recognized for work as zoo educator

    OMAHA - Elizabeth Mulkerrin isn’t kidding if she tells you her workplace is a zoo.

    The Glenwood resident is the director of education for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium - a multi-faceted position the former high school science teacher has embraced since joining the zoo staff in 2000 at the invitation of former zoo director Dr. Lee Simmons.

    “Education is an important part of our mission here at the zoo,” Mulkerrin said. “My job really is a little bit of everything.”

  • A Passion For Art

    Driving through the country north of Malvern, a barbed wire bull can be seen sitting off one of the roads. Up the hill from the bull stands a barbed wire horse. These unique sculptures belong to 63-year-old Phyllis Bruce.

    The art that sits in Bruce’s yard often captures the attention of those who pass by, but that is just a peek at everything she has done and continues to do.

    Bruce grew up off the shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. She was surrounded by beautiful things. Her passion for art began as a child.

  • Annual Mills County Relay For Life Saturday in Glenwood

    The 21st annual Mills County Relay For Life will take place Saturday at Glenwood Lake Park and the Davies Amphitheater.

    The event, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, is a tribute to cancer survivors and those who have lost their lives to the disease.

    Entertainment will be taking place on the Davies Amphitheater stage throughout the celebration, which begins at 4 p.m. with opening ceremonies and concludes with a fireworks show at 10 p.m. A silent auction is planned and local food vendors will be on hand throughout the event.

  • Glenwood Aquatic Center opens for first full season of swimming

    The summer-like temperatures moved in last week just in time for the start of the first full season of swimming at the Glenwood Aquatic Center.

    The facility will be open daily from 1-8 p.m. until the start of the 2017-18 school year in late August.
    Daily admission rates are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for students age 22 or younger. There is no charge for children age 4 and younger.

  • Bicyclists raise funds for trail maintenance at Wabash Warm-up

    MALVERN - Several hundred bicyclists from western Iowa, eastern Nebraska and northwest Missouri made their way to Malvern Saturday morning for the start of annual Wabash Warm-up, a fundraiser for maintenance on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail.

    Built a quarter-century ago on an abandoned portion of the Wabash Railroad route, the popular 63-mile recreational trail runs from its northern trailhead in Council Bluffs to the Iowa-Missouri border town of Blanchard.