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  • With capital campaign goal met, Glen Haven Village proponents seek to finalize lease agreement

    More than $1 million has now been raised or pledged for the Glen Haven Village capital campaign.
        Proponents of the $3.2 million skilled nursing facility being proposed for a cluster of residential cottages on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center (GRC) are optimistic construction will begin later this year once a long-term lease agreement is finalized with the state of Iowa.

  • City Hoping To Implement Franchise Fees To Help Offset General Fund Deficit

    Customers of MidAmerican Energy and Black Hills Energy residing within the city limits of Glenwood could soon be paying a 3-5 percent fee on their monthly utility bills to help generate dollars for the city’s general fund account.

    The Glenwood City Council has taken the first step toward the implementation of “franchise fees” for the city’s energy providers by approving a revenue purpose statement and scheduling a public hearing for Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

  • The Eagles Have Landed

    The bald eagles have returned to the Missouri River valley, catching the attention of motorists on both the Iowa and Nebraska sides of the U.S. Highway 34 bridge west of Glenwood.

    Late last week, a handful of eagles could be seen hovering and resting on sign posts on the Iowa side of the bridge. By Saturday, nearly three dozen eagles were spotted plucking fish from a frozen pond on the Nebraska side of the bridge by Glenwood photographer Jim Deitchler. The eagles congregated at the same pond on the south side of the highway Sunday afternoon.

  • March Ground-breaking Planned For Love's Travel Stop

    A ground-breaking ceremony for the Love’s travel stop being planned for the Interstate 29/Highway 34 interchange in western Mills County has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, at 10 a.m., according to Linda Washburn, executive director of the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

    The Love’s complex will be built west of the interchange along the north side of Highway 34 near the 188th Street intersection.

  • Former GHS Principal Bob Blasi Served His Community In Many Capacities

    Bob Blasi retired from a 33-year career in education in 1992, but he never stopped working or giving back to his community.

    If he wasn’t working his part-time job as a greeter at the Bass Pro store in Council Bluffs, he was probably preparing the meal for a special function at the Glenwood American Legion Hall,  running the kitchen for one of the Glenwood Optimist Club’s youth sporting events, helping coordinate the club’s annual sweet corn sales or volunteering for a project at his church.

  • Congressman Visits Malvern's Main Street

    MALVERN - Iowa Third District U.S. Congressman David Young was in Malvern last Wednesday visiting a handful of area businesses and sharing his thoughts on rural economic development, agricultural regulation and the 115th Congress.

  • Pickleball could breathe new life into tennis courts

    The Glenwood City Council has been asked to give its blessing to a proposal that would breathe new life into the city’s deteriorated tennis courts on South Vine Street.

    Dr. Jacque Young told council members last week that the Southwest Iowa Pickleball Club is pursuing grants and other private funding that would finance the renovation of the tennis courts into six pickleball courts.

  • School district adopting 'Epinephrine policy'

    The Glenwood Community School district is implementing a policy throughout the district that would allow authorized school personnel to respond to life-threatening allergic reactions.

  • Mills County survives winter ice storm

    It turns out the Great Winter Ice Storm of 2017 didn’t pack the punch some forecasters had predicted.

    The slow-moving storm made its way through the Central Plains Sunday and Monday, but didn’t create the problems many had feared. 

    Rain, drizzle and cold temperatures blanketed the region for more than 24 hours from Sunday afternoon into Monday evening, but  only a handful of ice-related incidents  were reported in Mills County.

  • GRC issued conditional license, fined $40,000

      The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals has fined the Glenwood Resource Center $40,000 and issued a conditional license to the state-operated facility that serves 230 clients with profound physical and mental disabilities.