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The City Of Glenwood is considering taking over management of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) from the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Association.
As of last week, members of the Glenwood City Council were still weighing the pros and cons of taking over the city’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS), currently managed by the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Association. Taking over EMS would mean adding five full-time and three part-time employees to the...

Larry Hurst retired Feb. 22 after serving as Mills County Emergency Management Director for 22 years.
Larry Hurst retired Tuesday as Mills County Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The 72-year-old Glenwood native and retired U.S. Navy officer could probably be a spokesperson in one of those insurance company television commercial because when it comes to natural disasters,...
While Mills County officials are having conversations about potential wind and solar energy projects proposed by MidAmerican Energy, the city of Glenwood is moving forward with an ordinance pertaining to solar energy. The Glenwood City Council passed the first reading of a solar ordinance at its...

State Sen. Mark Costello and State Rep. David Sieck took part in the Feb. 5 legislative forum in Glenwood.
A variety of topics were discussed during Saturday’s legislative coffee at Glenwood City Hall, hosted by the Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.State Sen. Mark Costello and State Rep. David Sieck gave the approximately 20 people in attendance a summary of legislation under consideratin this session...
As many as a dozen buildings on Glenwood’s Town Square could be getting a facelift as part of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Downtown Revitalization program. Coordinated through the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), the Downtown Revitalization Fund provides up to $500,000 in...

U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley answers a question at meeting in Glenwood during the Missouri River flood of 2019.
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of  Iowa, Rep. Sam Graves of Missouri and nearly a dozen of their colleagues have sent a letter to Michael Connor, Assistant Secretary for Civil Works, urging him to prioritize funding for flood mitigation and prevention projects along the lower Missouri River. Grassley and...

Mills County is using $1 million in ARPA funds to expand broadband internet connectivity across the county.
Mills County officials have spent or allocated about half of the nearly $3 million the county is receiving in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The $1.9 trillion bill was passed by Congress in March 2021 and signed into law by President Joe Biden as an effort to speed up the country’s recovery...

Congresswoman Cindy Axne talks with Pacific Junction Mayor Andy Young prior to Friday morning’s meeting in Council Bluffs to discuss the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Mayors from eight southwest Iowa cities met with District 3 Congresswoman Cindy Axne Friday morning in Council Bluffs to learn more about the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that’s projected to bring $5 billion in federal funds to the state. The bipartisan infrastructure bill was passed by...

Glenwood has been fluoridating its water since the 1950s.
Glenwood Municipal Utilities and Malvern Water Supply are among 94 community water systems in Iowa being awarded a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to an announcement last week from the Iowa Department of Public Health, the...

New Glenwood City Clerk Lynda Radford began her duties at City Hall on Monday, Jan. 3.
Former Glenwood Public Library administrative assistant Lynda Radford has been hired as the new Glenwood City Clerk. Radford, who was appointed to a two-year term during by the Glenwood City Council during its regular meeting last Tuesday, Dec. 28, replaces Amber Farnan, who is now the Glenwood...

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