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  • Doodles Grill

    Home style food in a family-friendly environment.
    That’s the simple philosophy behind Glenwood’s newest restaurant.

    “We believe in the importance of a family sitting around the dinner table at night and having a hot meal together,” Joe Kuhnert said. “We want that home-cooked, family meal to be the experience they have here.”

  • Codie Lingle Remembered For His 'Huge Heart'

    Codie Lingle wasn’t the type of person who went out of his way to bring attention to himself. In fact, some people might even say he was on the quiet or shy side, but those closest to Codie saw the 16-year-old Glenwood Community High School junior in a different light.

  • Counterfeit Money Surfaces In Glenwood

    Federal authorities have joined the Glenwood Police Department in the investigation of counterfeit money being circulated in the Glenwood area.

    Glenwood Police Chief Eric Johansen said several counterfeit $20 bills surfaced a couple months ago within the city limits, and a pair of counterfeit $50 bills have been turned over to the police department in recent weeks.
    One of the fraudulent $50 bills was  discovered at the Shopko Hometown store in Glenwood. The second bill was reported by an individual, Johansen said.

  • Two Cases Of Cyclospora Confirmed in Mills County

    The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Centers for Disease Control and local public health agencies are continuing investigations into an outbreak of an intestinal illness caused by Cyclospora (a rare parasite).

    As of Monday, 71 cases of Cyclospora infections have been reported statewide, including two in Mills County. Almost all cases have been identified through testing at the State Hygienic Lab.

  • Gridiron Garage

    The much-anticipated opening of the Gridiron Garage restaurant and sports bar at 419 Sharp St. is generating new energy on the south side of Glenwood’s Town Square.

    Two lines of customers were waiting to get in when Ryan Sell and his wife, DeShawne Bird Sell, opened their establishment on June 30, and the place has been hopping ever since.

  • Grassley Town Hall Meeting

    Immigration reform, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and gun control were three of the major topics addressed by Republican U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley during a town hall meeting in Glenwood last Monday, July 1.

    Grassley fielded questions for an hour from an audience of about 75 people at the Senior Center.
    The senator answered several questions about the effects the Affordable Care Act will have on Iowans.

  • It's Festival Time

    Two community celebrations will highlight an extended Independence Day weekend in Mills County.

    The annual Pacific Junction Whistlestop Days begins Thursday night and wind downs Saturday night. In Malvern, a full slate of activities are planned Saturday for the community’s Independence Day celebration.

    Whistle Stop Days will begin Thursday with a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament at the Junction Bar at 7 p.m. Friday evening, there will be a fish fry at the community center from 6 - 8 p.m.

  • Mills County, resource center teaming up on recycling

    Mills County is getting back into the recycling business.

    The county, which ended its recycling affiliation with the city of Glenwood when the city shut down its site last October, has entered into a new deal, this time with the Glenwood Resource Center to provide paper recycling at Glenwood Plaza.

  • GCSD’s summer projects addressing safety, security

    When students return to school in the fall, the Glenwood Community School District hopes to have its own  “What I did on my summer vacation…” essay long complete.

    The GCSD is spending this summer, according to Superintendent Devin Embray, about $300,000 on more than a dozen construction projects around the district in June, July and August.

    “There’s a lot of things going on,” Embray said. “Every year there’s projects and hopefully we can settle into a rhythm that gets things done.”

  • Governor surveys Hwy 34 Bridge progress

    Gov. Terry Brandstad got an up-close and personal look at on-going construction of the Highway 34 Bridge in western Mills County on Friday.

    Iowa Department of Transportation officials gave Branstad a guided tour of the concrete pylons being poured along the Missouri River. It was the governor’s first look at the $150 million bridge project since last summer.