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The Mills County Trails system got a big boost last week with the placement of two pedestrian bridges in Glenwood. Crews used a crane on Wednesday morning to place a steel walking bridge over Keg Creek that will link a proposed trailhead at the site of the former Glenwood Native American Earth...

The Best Finish Auto Sales & Service building on Sharp Street in Glenwood sustained major damage during an early-morning fire on Thursday.
Fire investigators determined spontaneous combustion of some oily rags is to blame for an early-morning fire Thursday that gutted a major portion of a Best Finish Auto Sales and Service building at 209 E. Sharp St. in Glenwood. “When we got there, flames were coming from the roof and from the front...
Construction of a massive indoor/outdoor water park 11 miles from the city limits of Glenwood could begin as early as this summer. The Bellevue (Neb.) City Council has approved the issuance of $60 million in bonds to bring a 100,000 square-foot water park in 2026 to an entertainment district being...

Michael Lines is administered his oath of office by Glenwood Mayor Angie Winquist.
The Glenwood City Council is back to full strength. Michael Lines was appointed in a 3-1 vote last week to fill the at-large city council seat vacated in January by Holly Jackson. Four applicants applied for the position and were interviewed by members of the city council. Christina Duran, who...

Eagles soar over an area in western Mills County on Thursday. (Courtesy - Gary Giaffglione)
It’s a spectacle of nature that never gets old. Dozens of bald eagles returned to the Missouri River valley and western Mills County last week,  attracting the attention of Interstate 29 motorists and local residents. On Friday, the eagles were flocking over and near a borrow-pit lake west of...

Lisa Stewart is the Director Of Nutrition for the Council Bluffs Community School District.
Overseeing the nutrition program for a public school district with 8,880 students is an enormous responsibility that’s been both challenging and gratifying for Lisa (Lothrop) Stewart, a graduate of Glenwood Community High School. Stewart, a Registered Dietitian and School Nutrition Specialist, is...

John A. Gregory
The Glenwood Community School Foundation is seeking nominations for the fifth annual John A. Gregory Teacher Of the Year Award. The award is co-sponsored by the foundation and Farm Bureau Financial Services agent John B. Gregory, son of the award’s namesake. Nominations will be accepted until March...

Glenwood bicyclist Joe Edwards with his Mondial Award.
To some, its 24,854.8 miles. To others, 40,000 kilometers. In geographic terms, it’s roughly the circumference around the earth. For Joe Edwards, it’s the combined distance he’s bicycled across the United States in the last decade. Edwards is a randonneur, a practitioner of long-distance cycling....

GCHS student-athletes and staff form a human ribbon during last week’s Pink Out ceremony.
Glenwood Community High School students and staff came together with members of the community last Tuesday for the annual Pink Out Night in the GCHS gymnasium. The event, established to promote cancer awareness and honor individuals who have fought the disease, has become a winter tradition in...
A report on the findings of an audit for the City of Glenwood for the 2022-2023 fiscal year has been released. The audit was conducted by Schroer and Associates, P.C. According to the report made public in January, the city’s receipts totaled $11,291,860 for the year ended June 30, 2023, a 67.3%...

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