Today's News

  • Quicker commute on the horizon

    There’s some good news on the horizon for Mills County motorists who travel over the U.S. Highway 34 Missouri River Bridge on a regular basis - the days of waiting for a green light at the U.S. Highway 34/U.S. Highway 75 intersection will soon be over.

    Construction of an overpass interchange is moving at a swift pace and the Nebraska Department of Roads is anticipating the opening of Highway 34 entrance and exit ramps to happen by year’s end.

  • City of Glenwood chicken ordinance passes on 3-2 vote

        Bring on the chickens.
        After months of sometimes heated debate, the Glenwood City Council has passed the final reading of an ordinance that will allow city residents to raise chickens in their back yards. The final vote on the ordinance passed by a 3-2 margin at the council’s regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 11. Council members Craig Florian, Jessie Lundvall and Jeremy Rodman voted “yes” on the measure, with Susan Hirschman and  Dan McComb opposed.

  • Owner of former Park Place building asks city for tax break

    The owner of the building that once housed the Park Place skilled nursing care and rehabilitation center has requested an 18-month tax deferment from the city of Glenwood so he can secure a loan to fund a $1.25 million renovation of the property at 114 Green Street.

    Aaron Rodenburg told members of the Glenwood City Council last week he would like to turn the building into a privately-operated assisted living facility that could house between 60-90 residents.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Jillian Finnegan, Mavrick Decker Crowned Homecoming Royalty

    Queen Jillian Finnegan and King Mavrick Decker were crowned royalty Saturday night during the annual Glenwood Community High School Homecoming Coronation ceremony in the school gymnasium.

    Saturday night's coronation capped off the school’s week long homecoming celebration, which included a pep rally, parade and dance.