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Today's News

  • Supervisor seat is only contested race for county office

    There’s only one contested race for local office in Tuesday’s primary election in Mills County.

    Incumbent Republican Mills County Supervisor Richard Crouch of rural Malvern is being challenged by John Stacey of rural Glenwood.

    Crouch, 71, is seeking his fifth term on the board of supervisors, while Stacey, 62, is making his first run at a courthouse position.

  • Linda Washburn has seen change, growth during her tenure as chamber director

    Linda Washburn admits she’s seen a change or two in her nearly 19 years as executive director of the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

    “When I first came here (in 1999), they were just finishing up the renovation of Town Square – new sidewalks, light poles and trees,” she recalled during a recent interview. “At the Glenwood exit (Highway 34), I think the only things there were the car dealership, Hardee’s and the Johnstons had just built their real estate office.

  • Vendors praise move of Farmers Market to Town Square

    Based on first impressions, the relocation of Glenwood’s Wednesday farmers market from Glenwood Lake Park to Town Square is going to be a big hit with vendors and patrons.

  • County puts the brakes on backing for Glen Haven Village loan

    Following the advice of Assistant Mills County Attorney Tyler Loontjer, the Mills County Board of Supervisors has rescinded its commitment for an assured income loan guarantee agreement for the proposed Glen Haven Village project.

    The action of the supervisors puts the future of the proposed skilled-care facility in doubt, although all three members of the county board expressed a desire to move forward with the assured income guarantee if questions and concerns over the legality of the agreement are answered.

  • Lack of interest from eligible employees forces school district to nix early retirement incentive

    There will be no early retirement incentive offered this year to eligible Glenwood Community School District teachers and staff.

    The Glenwood Board of Directors voted unanimously at its meeting last Monday to void its stated plan to offer incentive bonuses to staff who are considering retirement and are over age 55 with 15 years of continued service in the district.

  • New Lincoln Farm & Home store shines bright at I-29/H-34 interchange

    The new Lincoln Farm & Home BP store is up and running.

    Local civic leaders and economic development officials joined the Lincoln family in officially opening their new store at 18880 Hyland Ave.  during an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, May 8.

    “It’s been kind of a long time in the planning process, but we’re finally open out here,” Nate Lincoln said. “We’re excited to be open.”

  • F-Mills, Stanton announce hiring of superintendent

    The Fremont-Mills and Stanton Community School Districts have announced the appointment of David Gute as their shared superintendent.

    Gute will assume his new duties July 1, replacing Dr. Christopher Herrick, who is retiring on June 30 after serving the Fremont-Mills Community School District for 18 years.

    Gute is currently serving as the 7th - 12th grade principal for the Riverside Community School District in Oakland, a position he’s held for the past nine years.

  • The Buzzards Are Back

    San Juan Capistrano on the Pacific Coast of California is famous for its cliff swallows, central Nebraska experiences an annual migration of Sandhill cranes every spring and in Mills County we have the turkey vultures.

    The big bad birds are back, taking up temporary residency in large trees in and around Glenwood and other communities throughout Mills County and southwest Iowa.

  • Construction cost hike has Glen Haven seeking additional funds for new facility

    Proponents of the Glen Haven Village skilled nursing care complex have another hurdle to clear before beginning construction on the proposed facility.

    Bids opened in March revealed a substantial increase in construction costs since the project was initiated more than two years ago at a then estimated price tag of $3.1 million.

    Representatives of community-based, non-profit Glen Haven are now working to secure an additional $650,000.

  • Pony Express Riders carry on tradition for disabled children, adults

    A 51-year tradition continued over Easter weekend as the Pony Express Riders of Iowa jumped on their horses in all corners of the state to make their annual trek to Des Moines in an effort to raise money and awareness for Iowa Easter Seals and children and adults with disabilities.