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Players and managers from the Glenwood Community School High basketball teams form a human pink ribbon chain during a Pink Out ceremony held Thursday night between the Rams’ varsity games against Red Oak.
The annual Pink Out Night has become a winter tradition at Glenwood Community High School. Thursday night, during the boys and girls varsity doubleheader against Red Oak, Ram basketball players, student managers, dance team members, cheerleaders, pep band members and spectators donned pink attire...

State Rep. David Sieck
Gov. Kim Reynolds signed legislation into law Tuesday that will provide families nearly $7,600 per child to cover private school expenses. The controversial Students First Act was passed by lawmakers  overnight on Monday without the support of nine Republicans in the House of Representatives,...

The value of ag land in Mills, Fremont, Montgomery and Page counties increased by 21.6 percent in 2022.
Mills, Fremont, Montgomery and Page counties in southwest Iowa all reported a 21.6 % increase in the value of farmland from 2021-2022, the highest percentage in the state of Iowa, according to results of the Iowa State University Land Value Survey. The survey showed agriculture land values...

Participants in the Glenwood TeamMates mentoring program pose for a photo with Glenwood Mayor Ron Kohn at a recent basketball game.
Participants in the Glenwood Community School District’s TeamMates program were recognized publicly last week in conjunction with National Mentoring Month. Nearly 50 mentors and mentees attended the Rams’ basketball games with Red Oak Thursday night and were recognized at halftime of the boys game...

Architectural rendering of Cattlemen's Heritage Beef's proposed beef processing facility in northwest Mills County.
Nearly 18 months since announcing plans to build to a 2,000-head per day beef processing facility in Mills County, Cattlemen’s Heritage Beef Company has finalized the purchase of a 132-acre site in northwest Mills County. The purchase of land northwest of the Highway 370 – Interstate 29 interchange...

Mills County Public Health Office Administrator Kiernan Scott.
The new administrator for the Mills County Public Health Office brings a unique background to the position. Kiernan Scott comes from a family with ties to the southwest Iowa medical community and she brings years of hands-on experience working in the community with children and families. Before...

City, county and Glenwood school district officials met for a Super Board meeting at City Hall on Jan. 12.
Representatives from the City of Glenwood, Mills County Board of Supervisors and Glenwood Community School District met for the first “Super Board” meeting of the year Thursday evening at City Hall. For the past several years, representatives from the three entities have tried to meet on a...

Tim Becker
The Glenwood Community School District is seeking to fill an immediate vacancy on the Board of Education. Tim Becker announced in December he would be stepping down immediately. Becker resigned after accepting a new job out of state. Glenwood Superintendent Dr. Devin Embray said the board would...

Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst answers a question during her town hall meeting in Glenwood on Jan. 5.
U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst began her 99-county tour of Iowa for 2023 with three stops in Southwest Iowa Thursday, including the Glenwood American Legion Hall in Glenwood. The Republican senator fielded questions from audience members during an hour-long town hall meeting. The topics of discussion ranged...

This graphic showing the number of veterans homes in Iowa and surrounding states was on display at the American Legion building during Sen. Ernst’s town hall meeting.
The hot topic of discussion at U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst’s town hall meeting in Glenwood Thursday was the need for a veterans home in western Iowa. Several members of the audience encouraged Ernst, a military veteran herself, to support a proposal to open a veterans home on the campus of the Glenwood...

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