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Tickets for the business decorating contest can be purchased for $1 from Joe Designer and Juniper Metal Works.
A new event is taking place in Glenwood this year to kick off the holiday season. The inaugural Glenwood Holiday Festival is planned for Friday, Dec. 2, from 4-9 p.m. A Town Square tree-lighting ceremony, photos with Santa Claus and a holiday decorating contest for local businesses are among the...

Don Hall is a Glenwood native. His fifth feature film for Disney Animation, “Strange World” opens on over 3,000 movie theater screens this week.
Don Hall’s 2022 started off with an Oscar nomination and it will wrap up his year with the release of his fifth animated feature film, “Strange World” opening on 3,000 screens across the country today. Not a bad year for the 53-year-old Glenwood Community High School grad who has won an Oscar for “...

The new building under construction on the right will replace the structure on the left built nearly 50 years ago on the northbound Interstate 29 rest area in Mills County.
Motorists traveling through Mills County during next month’s holiday season will have a new rest area to stop at on Interstate 29. The Iowa Department Of Transportation (IDOT) is targeting the second week of December for a soft opening at the new northbound I-29 rest area in Mills County. IDOT Rest...

The Glenwood Community School District's Certified Enrollment is down 15 students from the 2021-2022 school year.
The Glenwood Community School District’s enrollment is down for the 2022-2023 school year. Glenwood is down 15 students in its certified enrollment submitted to the state in October. After seeing a slight uptick of seven students a year ago, the district’s current enrollment is 1,918.87. What that...

The Glenwood Fire Station.
The Glenwood City Council has been presented with estimated costs of what it would take to replace the city’s half-century old fire station. The cost estimates, prepared by HGM Associates architectural and engineering firm, are for keeping the fire station  at its current location on South Walnut...
Mills County officials are continuing the process of finalizing a solar ordinance for both personal and utility scale purposes. Last week, the Mills County Board Of Supervisors approved an engagement letter with Omaha-based Baird Holm Law Office. David Levy, a resident attorney with the legal firm...

The Glenwood Community School District is considering construction of a replacement school for West Elementary on the campus of the Glenwood Resource Center.
Six months ago, the Glenwood Resource Center campus wasn’t on the Glenwood Community School District’s long-term facilities plan radar. That all changed in April when the state announced it was shuttering the 146-year-old facility in 2024. After discussions involving the State of Iowa and school...
Law enforcement agencies have launched an investigation into the accounts of a woman who alleges her father murdered between 50 and 70 women and buried them in a rural area in Fremont County over a period of three decades. In a report first published on Newsweek.com last week, Lucy Studey detailed...

Eight properties are included in Glenwood’s Downtown Revitalization program, including these two at 11 N. Vine St. (above) and 14 N. Walnut St. (below).
Eight properties on Glenwood’s Town Square are on track to get a facelift with the help of funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Downtown Revitalization program. Coordinated through the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), the Downtown Revitalization Fund provides matching...

Citizen Of The Year Larry Winum.
Glenwood banker and community advocate Larry Winum was recognized as the Mills County Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year at the organization’s annual Betterment and Beautification Awards dinner Thursday night at the Fountains Ballroom. Winum was among several award recipients honored during...

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