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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Aquatic center opens to rave reviews

    It didn’t take long to figure out what features at the new Glenwood Aquatic Center are going to be among the most popular with young swimmers.

    Within minutes of Friday afternoon’s grand opening, youngsters were waiting to get splashed by the big blue dump bucket and a line had formed at the lily pad walk. For teenagers, the low and high diving boards and the volleyball and basketball areas of the pool proved popular.

  • 'Old shop meets new shop’ at Loess Hills Maker Space

    If you’re curious about what’s going on inside the Loess Hills Maker Space shop on the south side of Glenwood’s Town Square, just picture your junior high shop classroom equipped with 21st Century tools and technology.

    “Our motto is, ‘Where old shop meets new shop’” Loess Hills Maker Space founder and co-owner Rich Dickeson said.

  • 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.

  • Dirt flying again at controversial extraction site

    A controversial dirt extraction project near Mineola will go forward, following approval by the Mills County Board of Adjustment.

  • Glen Haven Village project will be focus of public meeting

    Glenwood-area residents are encouraged to attend a public meeting concerning the proposed $3.2 million Glen Haven Village project and capital campaign on Tuesday, July 12, 7 p.m., in the fellowship hall at Trinity Lutheran Church, located at Second and Locust St.

    The meeting will be an opportunity for residents to learn more about the project and get their questions answered. There will be a legacy quilt auction and refreshments and hors’ d’oeuvres will be served.

  • Swimmers ready to make a splash

    Glenwood’s $5 million outdoor aquatic center, located adjacent to the auxiliary gymnasium at Glenwood Community High School, will open to the public following a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon, July 8.

    Mary Gunderson, a longtime advocate for the outdoor swimming pool project, said the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m.

    The pool will open around 1 p.m.

  • Blues & Brews on tap Sunday

    The third annual Blues & Brews festival will take center stage Sunday in Glenwood.

    The celebration of Blues music and Iowa craft beers has become an Independence Day tradition and is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to Glenwood Lake Park.

    “It’s a fundraiser for the Mills County Trails System,” organizer Randy Romens said. “It’s been a success, but we couldn’t do it without the volunteers and the corporate sponsors we get. The sponsors make it possible.”