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Today's News

  • New Ownership Brings New Look, New Feel To Hotel

    The Glenwood community got its first look at the Hotel Arthur last week and the reaction was overwhelmingly positive from curious citizens impressed by the remarkable renovation of the 41-year-old building.

    Formerly known as the Western Inn Motor Lodge, the structure at 707 S. Locust St. was purchased last year by Ryan and DeShawne Sell and  transformed into a sparkling, modern-day lodging facility. The Sells offered tours of the hotel during an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday sponsored by the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Optimist Club Sweet Corn Sale A Summer Tradition

    Selling sweet corn has become a summer ritual for the Glenwood Optimist Club.

    For the past decade, the Optimists have sold Mills County-grown sweet corn as a major fund raiser for the civic club that supports a variety of youth-related programs and activities in the Glenwood area throughout the year.

    The popular Honey and Cream bi-color and Summer Gold yellow sweet corn is grown by Glenwood Optimist Club member and Mills County Master Corn Grower David Sieck and his son Evan.  

  • Ground Broken On New BP Station / Store

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - The transformation of the U.S. Highway 34 / Interstate 29 business corridor in western Mills County continues.

    Chamber of commerce, economic development and elected leaders joined Lincoln Farm & Home owners Mark and Nancy Lincoln and their son Nate last Wednesday for a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of the company’s new BP fuel station and convenience store now under construction near the intersection of 188th and Hyland.

  • Donnie Bruce marks 70 years at Glenwood State Bank

    July 15, 1947.

    That was 18-year-old Donnie Bruce’s first day on the job at Glenwood State Bank.

    “My first job here was sweeping the sidewalk,” Bruce said Friday during an open house reception marking his 70th year of employment at the bank. “Later, I moved up from sweeping to dusting and eventually began learning the banking system as time went on. Banking was certainly much simpler back then.”

  • Sen. Ernst Rides In Charity Event The Day After Omaha Man Arrested For Making Threats Against Her Life

    PACIFIC JUNCTION - One day after the FBI arrested an Omaha man for suspicion of making threats against her life, U.S.  Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) was in Mills County Saturday, taking part in a charity motorcycle ride for Our Military Kids, a non-profit organization that provides support to families of deployed National Guard and Reserve members and children of wounded service personnel.

  • Iowa’s new human services director offers optimism for GRC’s future

    The new director of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) said Thursday the Glenwood Resource Center (GRC) is providing “essential” services to individuals with severe intellectual disabilities that aren’t available from private providers and he’s optimistic about the future for the state-managed facility.

  • Legalized fireworks a learning experience for buyers, sellers

    Iowa’s first year of fireworks sales in nearly 80 years is in the books - almost.

    Legally, fireworks can be sold in the state through Saturday, July 8, but the majority of temporary retail stands are expected to be taken down today.

    Fireworks were sold from three locations in Glenwood - locally-owned Night Vision Fireworks’ stand in the Perk Plaza, a Ka-Boomers stand on the Evans Equipment Co. lot and a Wild Willy’s stand operated by the Campus Life Christian youth group on the lot south of Flat Iron Laundry.

  • Gas Line Break In Glenwood Forces Evacuation

    A Glenwood neighborhood was evacuated Monday morning after a construction worker digging dirt ruptured a 4-inch natural gas line at the site of the old Glenwood swimming pool near the intersection of Third and Elm Streets.

    The gas line was ruptured shortly before 9 a.m. Law enforcement officers and fire / rescue personnel from Glenwood evacuated the neighborhood in a four-block radius with the help of mutual aid responders from Pacific Junction, Silver City, Oak Township and Mills County Emergency Management.

  • Blooming Business

    What started with 12 plants from a family friend has turned into a 6,000-plant operation for Todd and Lu Peverill.

    The Peverills were given 12 daylily plants a few years ago from a family friend from upstate New York. The friend owned his own daylily business and suggested to the Peverills that they start their own retail garden here in southwest Iowa.

    “We thought: ‘Let’s give it a try,’” said Todd Peverill. “And now here we are.”

  • 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.”