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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...

Amber Farnan (left) is replacing Glenwood City Administrator Angie Winquist, who retired on Dec. 31.
The new year will bring a changing of the guard to the city administrator’s office at Glenwood City Hall.  On Jan. 3, current city clerk Amber Farnan will begin her new duties as city administrator, replacing Angie Winquist, who retired Dec. 31.  Winquist has been employed with the city for over...

Amber Farnan will begin her new duties as Glenwood City Administrator on Jan. 3, 2022.
Glenwood City Clerk Clerk Amber Farnan will take on a new job at the start of the new year - Glenwood City Administrator. Following interviews with multiple candidates, the Glenwood City Council chose Farnan to replace retiring City Administrator Angie Winquist, whose final day on the job will be...

Mills and Fremont counties will be clustered with 34 counties from northwest and north central Iowa as part of the state’s new 4th Congressional District. The district is currently represented by Republican Randy Feenstra.
Iowa State Rep. David Sieck (R-Glenwood) is giving mixed reviews to the state’s new legislative and congressional districts created by the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency and approved overwhelmingly by both the Iowa House of Representatives and Senate. The approved map was the second...
After more than two years and miles of red tape, federally-funded buyouts for rural Pacific Junction and western Mills County properties devastated by 2019’s flooding are nearly complete. The first of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) buyout dollars began going out to property owners...

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