Local News

  • 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.

  • Barrus Road Truck Traffic Fuels Concerns

    MINEOLA - Mills County Engineer Kevin Mayberry said his office has fielded numerous complaints about the heavy truck traffic on Barrus Road, but believes the concerns expressed by area residents are being addressed.

    “We do deal with complaints, pretty much every week,” Mayberry said. “There are things we try to address and make adjustments on.”

  • Courthouse Completion In August

    The renovation and construction work taking place at the Mills County Courthouse is on schedule to be completed this summer.

    Mills County Supervisor Richard Crouch and Mills County Auditor Carol Robertson said the addition to the east side of the building and renovation work taking place within the existing structure is expected to be completed in August.

  • Moms at Home, Moms at Work

      The woman who traditionally bakes cookies, bandages boo-boos, tells her kids to pick up their bedrooms and so much more.  Many people mature, leave home and then see their parents occasionally.
      The three mothers in this story all have their daughters beside them in the workplace. The three daughters are all very grateful to have their mothers there, learning life’s lessons – even as adults.

  • Former Glenwood Heights undergoing facelift

      Jerry Moore has a vision for Glenwood Heights.
      Not the least of which was the name of the apartment complex at 301 Ebaugh St. that had fallen into disrepair and was plagued by what Moore called “a bad element” under previous owners.

  • Minding her own bee's wax

    Meghan Gray is a quiet, polite, 18-year-old.  The high school senior studies AP English and advanced chemistry at Glenwood Community High, and also studies psychology and sociology in the afternoons at Iowa Western Community College.  She eventually plans to study veterinary medicine at Iowa State University.